If I had back 2 school blues earlier now I have them even more. Today was just one of those days… Long story short, I woke up late for my first class (Economics) in which I had a test in. Then in my weight training class after getting ready in the locker room locked the keys to my lock inside the locker. Then in Biology class my friend Jorge text me that he just applied for graduation and is set to graduate in December. I got out of Biology class early and thought why not go ahead and apply. I met up with Jorge and he helped me get everything in order and then that’s when the nightmare really started. Okay so it’s not really a nightmare. I know I’m making this a bigger issue than it really is. I’m just very upset.
So I go up to the lady who gives out a sheet of paper saying, “CONGRATS after successful completion of this semester you can graduate”. We reviewed my degree evaluation and at 1st nothing was matching she tells me “you’re missing 3 business classes” and I tell her, “no I’ve been following what the counselor gave me and have taken all the classes”. She looked at it and said, “oh they have you in the wrong program let me change it, you should be fine”. She then tells me, “no even after correcting it you are short 6 hours”, I of course try showing her I am not, I’ve been following this hand out my counselor gave me a year ago to the dot. Well after reviewing the information my counselor apparently forgot to mention that aside from all these classes I still needed to take 2 electives. She informs me to visit a counselor and apologizes to me. Along the way I am freaking out and am pissed because if this is in fact true it’s going to ruin all my plans.
I visit a counselor, I tell him my situation and he tells me “sorry I’m not sure why the previous counselor didn’t tell you about the 2 elective classes you have to take but you will have to take 2 more classes to graduate”. I of course am cursing up a storm in my head and this is where it gets funny. He then asks if I’m going to be transferring to a university to get my Bachelors degree because I can take courses that will transfer. I tell him no, he looks at me like why not, you are supposed to. He asks again, I say “no” he then said “so you are not going at all”. I said “that’s not part of my plan, I really don’t even want to get my associates but thought I was so close to graduate I shouldn’t give up and at least get this”. He then says so what are you going to do; I tell him I am going to get my associates and then go backpack around the world for a year or two. He looks at me like I am nuts and starts asking me the same questions everyone asks when I tell them. We ended up talking for about 30mins and 25 were about my backpacking trip. He apologized again and I of course left pissed as hell because this is going to throw my plans for a loop.
These are the different thoughts crossing my mind:
Thought #1: Part of me just wants to say fuck it drop my Biology class (it’s the only class I truly hate) and finish these other three classes (even I know it would be stupid to drop them all). I can then get a part time job now start saving more and go on about my plans. Then when I come back from my year or two backpacking trip decide what the hell I wanna do with my life. Hell I may never even come back.
Thought #2: The other part of me is thinking, okay Jaime calm down its just 2 more classes that you have to take in the spring and they are electives. I can take Music 101 for all it matters or some stupid easy classes online and still get 1 part time job. Just get 6 more hours and graduate.
Thought #3: I keep thinking maybe this is a sign. Since I need 2 electives I can take two classes in the spring that can help me with web design and get a better understanding of how to make a website. If I did this it could give me an advantage down the road with my blog/website to make it more unique.
Thought #4: I really wanna go with thought #1. I know it would make me 100% happy but I HATE this stigma that exist in our world that you are not going to do anything in your life without finishing school and getting some type of degree. I already mentioned this to some of my friends and family and they have all insinuated the same thing “um you better finish”.
These are just a few of the thoughts running through my head. Trust me I can go on and on but I am just so confused and not sure what to do. I know regardless of what I decide to do with this I am still leaving in 10 months!