It wasn’t a total waste…

For my first college semester I studied Interior Design. I found out that I really, really didn’t like it, and that instead I love business. So I transferred and fortunately those credits aren’t wasted, they actually transfer as elective credits, which is awesome.

Besides that, however, I don’t consider my design semester a waste of time. I did learn things, and while most I won’t ever use again, some I will. Especially drawing.

I am not a very good drawer, or painter, and so for design of course you have to learn these things. Which is good because I wanted to learn them, I just never did. But now, after a whole 3 months of learning to draw, I finally have the basics and can actually sketch something that looks decent! It’s pretty exciting!

So the other night I was listening to something and I sketched this. It turned out pretty good if I do say so myself. I didn’t copy anything but I kinda thought of the desert when I drew it. I then colored it. So let me know what you think! (and if I should keep drawing!).

 

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5 things I….

…LEARNED DURING MY FIRST SEMESTER IN COLLEGE-

1. You need R&R!

I never thought of rest and relaxation in the light I do today. After finishing out one semester, studying 18 credits (6 classes) and working a part time job, I finally relaxed. And then I realized that for the past 3 months I hadn’t ever fully relaxed, even over break. Letting go, relaxing, thinking of other things and just doing things completely different from school and work is essential to success in college. Continue reading “5 things I….”

What’s been going on……

Hello everybody! It’s been ages since I last posted! I’ve been so busy, but now I’m back and I wanted to tell you all what had been going on. But first, how are you all doing? Are you looking forward to summer? I am. 🙂

So as most of you probably knew, I was homeschooled my entire life, including through high school. This makes high-school graduation and getting into college a bit different. First of all, I decided upon the following as my course of study in college and university.

-Two years at community college for an A.A.S. in Interior Design. 

-Then transfer to university (to which community college is an extension) and finish two more years to get a B.S. in Business Managament. 

After talking with a couple of people at the university, this option was presented: a four year program where you can earn two degrees. One major plus in the program is that because I am earning a technical degree (I.D.) I don’t need to take any of the standard “core” university classes, such as sociology and phycology. Instead of doing the typical four year route, in which you spend two years basically studying “core” classes, I get to spend them studying something I love, and something that gives me a skill to use to fund the rest of my higher education and after. I’m really excited to start it!

Usually getting into college requires an SAT or ACT, but because I am entering into community college first I only needed to take my GED, or HiSET–the high school equivalency test. Which brings me to the point of why I wasn’t posting. I was studying!

I am really happy to say that the studying payed off and I passed all five of my HiSET tests with amazing scores! The five tests were writing, reading, math, science, and social studies. Out of all of them writing was my weakest, but still a great score.

I graduated from high school on Friday May 12th. And, on the same day, passed my driving test and got my driver’s license. So, I’m done. It all happened at once, but now it’s also all finished at the same time.

Now that I’m finished with school, I want to work over the summer and relax before college starts this fall. Hopefully I’ll be able to write on this blog a lot more. I really want to. And now that I’m done with school, this blog will be more about my hobbies, and what I’m doing. I also want to write about some things I’ve learned about applying for college, scholarships and that kind of stuff; studying tips; my opinions on things.

I’d like to post at least once a week, I think I can do it!

Thanks for reading, and if you haven’t already, please follow me!

Have a great rest of your day!

Myriam