Thursday, May 3, 2012
School's Out FOREVER!!!!!!
I'm typing this post, and it's 11:45 pm on Tuesday night. I just finished printing out two copies of my master's project. What's a master's project you might ask? It's a six week action research study that I do in my classroom? Basically, you do a lot of boring research, implement said research, type a long/terribly written 44 page paper about said project and turn in. Honestly, it's terrible. I have an English Lit degree. I know how to write...write about stuff I actually like. You know, Shakespeare, Austen, Chaucer. I could crank it out like no tomorrow. Writing about manipulative, graphic organizers, and notebooks and why Howard Gardner's theory on multiple intelligences is so important...eh, not so much. I had a friend who literally sat me down at the beginning and was like don't over-analyze. Just write it. It's a pass or fail class; there are no A's. I had to get out of the mindset to make it an A paper. Once I rid myself of that kind of thinking the paper became much easier.
My professor is having us turn in our papers by Thursday night. If I know my class and myself, most will wait til Thursday's deadline. Which if you're reading this is tonight. I highly doubt he's going to read 15 mini-dissertations by Friday to input grades. Besides, I heard he's not even teaching this class next year. This should hopefully ensure I graduate!
It got me thinking well heck, what am I going to do now? Ever since I was in college, I have always been extremely busy. I have worked two jobs for the past 7 years now. Was in graduate school for the 3 and went back to take this last class to graduate. I mean this semester I've worked two jobs, been in a car accident, had a gallbladder attack, presented my master's project, helped my students prepare for the writing assessment and state testing, volunteered for Junior League, sponsored a club at school, and I just try to breathe and enjoy married life. So now what? I feel it's kind of like a wedding. You do so much work and are so hyped up that when the day finally comes and it's over it's like now what. Do you feel this way about things?
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