Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Grad School is Hard

So I'll be the first to admit that last quarter I was bored. I sailed right through my classes and excelled. This quarter, I've already dropped a class (die, GIS, die!!) and have, well, not quite excelled at all my remaining three. It's not that I am failing or anything, but being the overachiever I am, when I was presented with a B- (gasp!) for a group paper assignment, I freaked out a little. So I'm trying to rationalize why winter quarter is such a kick in the butt:
  1. I've had to do a lot of group projects. They take time to coordinate. I don't have time.
  2. I had four classes instead of three. But then I dropped one, so it should be easier, right?
  3. Statistically speaking, there's only a 60% chance that I actually understand statistics class (with a five percentage point margin of error)
  4. I had my birthday in early March and party planning is exhausting, especially when coordinating for your guests to wear Zubaz.
  5. I'm homesick for the Manfriend and Chicago and thereby spend my free time pining, doodling hearts and deep dish pizzas.
  6. I joined the club water polo team. But this actually relieves stress, you know, beating up on undergrads a decade younger than me.
  7. Looking for summer internships is time-consuming and it takes a lot of effort and thought to write the perfect cover letter.
  8. Too much California sunshine makes me lazy.
I think I'll blame it all on #8. In the meantime, I'll eat a tub of Safeway/Vons/Dominick's spinach dip to make me feel better and further delay doing anything productive.

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