Sunday, July 29, 2012

Oh, school...

As you may know, I returned to school in a more serious basis in October 2010.  My focus was to finish school for career advancement.  For twelve years, my previous job positions were good as a "job," but not challenging enough for me to develop a career.  My last job as a Contract Assistant, though it was different than my previous job history, was intriguing since I dealt with contract reviews and project closeouts.  However, I did not enjoy the environment with a couple of people in my department -- my boss and a co-worker.  To this extent, I needed to search of a way to go beyond being stuck at any kind of job out there... thus, the return to school.

So, where am I going with this?  Well, this quarter, even though I am only part-time, is really kicking my butt.  For those that know me, I don't really mind the learning part.  It is the writing part that I really don't enjoy.  I believe that when I was taking the classes at the community college that the writing assignments is what hampered my learning.  I really struggle on a weekly basis to try and put together a five-paragraph essay, let alone, just a paragraph.  I hate planning the structure of a paper.  I don't mind the outlines and the freewriting aspect of it.  It is the ACTUAL paper that I can't stand... have I mentioned that I don't like writing papers?  My point is that I struggle every week completing my papers, and I struggle to find the motivation to do it.  It is to the point where it is ultimately the last ditch effort to have something completed by the due date.  I have a paper due on Wednesday for my Critical Thinking class (another subject that I do not enjoy) on the five aspects of problem solving -- topic: Facebook privacy.  I do not even know where to begin!!!  *sigh*

OK, thanks for listening to me vent... continue onward to watching the Olympics (I'm watching the women's gymnastics)... GO USA!!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Mya Searches For Her Tennis Ball

I found this video quite entertaining as a played catch with Mya...