November 26th, 2006

color cycle (slow)

Thanksgiving Break

It's been too long since I've posted a LiveJournal entry. In short, I've been busy; I've fallen behind on my assignments more than I'd like to admit, so I've been spending huge amounts of time studying. More than I can really maintain, at that; the more studying I do, the harder it is for me to focus, concentrate, or actually get anything done. There's a break-even point somewhere, and I'm not far off from passing it.

Thanksgiving Break started on Wednesday, and I've been spending most of it studying. My parents left to visit my relatives in Indiana on Friday; they'll be back this evening, but I've basically been here by myself studying and wandering around online for the last couple of days, and the rate at which my studying is getting done is just plummeting. It's interesting stuff, but I'm getting bored anyway, and deadlines are terrifyingly close here; it's very near the end of the semester and I'm running out of time, but I can't keep up with the load. I don't think I've really got that unreasonable a load by Arts and Sciences standards, and it's probably technically "lighter" than the average Engineering school load- it's just that unlike the Engineering classes, I'm not good at this, and it's slowing me down.

I'll keep doing my best, but I'm ready for this semester to be over. Of course, what I'm not ready for is, as a whole, next semester; I never got a chance to meet with my advisor, or even pick up the course manual. I think I'm supposed to have been allowed to register for classes already... I just haven't had time to deal with it.

At least I've only got to finish this, and then one more semester to go.