Registering for Spring 2013

Hello! I have a million things that I should be doing right now besides writing this blog, but I can't help but share my sadness as the series of lasts begins. The realities of being a senior are beginning to hit more and more as this semester quickly approaches the end. I register for spring 2013 courses tomorrow afternoon, and it really started to sink in that I am quickly nearing the end of my days as a traditional undergraduate student.

Normally at this time of year, I am frantically trying to figure out my complicated schedule between education and biology. I would sit here with my desk covered in various check sheets, a calculator, many windows open on my computer, and a puzzled look on my face. I would calculate how many hours I had left for each degree and how many hours I had left to take at UD to ensure that I graduated on time. I would make various schedules and try to craft the puzzle just right, so I could fit in all of the classes. I would also try to hypothetically estimate my GPA for the end of the semester and for graduation. I would poll all my friends to ensure I was taking all the "good" classes with the favorite professors. Once I thought I had my schedule just right with the best classes, professors, and time, I would obsessively check the enrollment for each class and hope that I could get a spot in the classes I wanted. This year I have no papers out, only the usually windows up, and no calculator. All I have to do is register to student teach and figure out how I am going to get a geology to finish my integrated license. As stressful as scheduling was, I have to admit that I am a bit sad that that phase in my life has ended....

To prevent myself from getting all upset about this list of lasts, I am going to get back to my lesson plans for tomorrow. Have a great night!