Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Shot Over the Bow

I have one mark in out of the two mid-terms I've been dreading, and while it's not the best mark I've ever had on a test, it's not the worst, either. I'll take it, and be happy about it, and use it as a learning experience.

I consider these tests as my "shot over the bow"... I had better knuckle down and get serious about re-wiring my brain to do code. The problem is, everything else in my life is already seriously curtailed due to this study-and-homework routine. Quilting? Who has time for that? Knitting? When there's a spare moment between class. Exercise? Shamefully, it too has often taken a backseat to my scholarly pursuits. And you can bet I'm not clocking 70 hours a week on GuildWars like I was over reading break...

I think what this is telling me is I have to study smarter, not longer. I'm just not sure how to get there from here. I'm also waiting for the "aha!" moment, where my brain cells re-arrange themselves overnight and I begin thinking and speaking in fluent Java and SQL. I'm kind of afraid, yet strangely turned on, when I think of that moment. You'll all still be my friends, won't you?

5 comments:

Velda said...

lol you're so cute! Congrats on the take-it mark!

Aline la Bergère said...

70 hours a week...!? When I read all the things you accomplished during reading whatever week I felt like a huge slacker. Now I am just confused.
What is in your tea anyway? Get me some please!
A.xx

kate said...

Say what?? Kidding!!!! of course I'll nod and smile and pretend you make perfect sense! You're my friend after all!! :))

kate said...

Say what?? Kidding!!!! of course I'll nod and smile and pretend you make perfect sense! You're my friend after all!! :))

Linda said...

If Susan future =, >, or < Susan present, then she will still be perfect. I'll try to learn to speak a little Java.