Entry 2

—8:00am—

Today I set an alarm for 5am, with the tone being “You Don’t Know Me” by Jax Jones. Leaving my iPhone and Watch across the room worked surprisingly well in forcing me to get up, with a little extra “motivation” from my roommate. Having realized I hadn’t eaten an actual meal yesterday, I sat down with a bowl of cereal. Shower, Minecraft, then made my way to one of the dining courts for a more substantial breakfast (which I had to force myself to eat).

When I got back to my dorm, it was about 7:30-ish, and I sat down to go over my presentation one more time. I was not looking forward to it, as I’ve said, public speaking and I do not get along, but, thankfully, it was part of a group, so my part isn’t to be too long. It was a good thing I went over the slides too, because I found a number of errors that conflicted with our written report. It was a little funny, because they were the slides that were done by the girl constantly trying to take full control of the project, like she knew best and was flawless. Whatever, it’s fixed so it hardly matters now.

After my presentation, I have to head back over to the Office of the Dean of Students and ask more about this withdraw option. I have a feeling, looking over the paperwork for the petition, that I won’t be able to withdraw from just one class but instead must withdraw from all classes, which is not something that I want to do. After that, I need to head over to the CS advising office to see how these incomplete will affect next semester, like if I’ll be able to take the classes I’m currently registered for or if I’ll get blocked for not having a complete grade in the courses I’m in now.

—11:45am—

My presentation was about as good as I expected it to be. I fumbled over my statements, and found there were more errors in the slides I was to use (we had to present another member’s part). I very much just rushed through it, as the girl doing the intro, who did very little actual work, took way longer than her allotted time. I’m happy to have it over with though, now I just have to study my ass off for the final.

My professor for my child psychology class got back to me, and said he is willing to give me an incomplete. That’s the last one, now I can breathe a little, but only a little.

—2:29pm—

I forced myself to go eat some lunch, they were serving one of my favorites but that didn’t do much for me today. As I got back to my apartment, Chris texted me asking if I was free to talk. He started a video call in messenger so he can use his new Portal from Facebook. We talked about what I had going on in school and other parts of my life. He also convinced me to buy a Facebook Portal, which I have to admit, they’re pretty cool!

I finally got around to applying for, and getting approved for, a personal loan to consolidate my credit card debit. Now I’m only going to have to worry about one monthly payment with a much lower fixed APR than any of my credit cards have. I know I’m still not debt free but I feel like a weight has been lifted, no more panicking about if I remembered to pay that one or this one this month or did I miss a payment on that other one. It’ll be one simple payment, and automatic at that.

Oh, you’re probably wondering how my trip to the ODOS and my academic advisor went. Well, turns out you can do a partial withdrawal from only certain classes, but it’s a different process. While I was there, I saw a poster for a mental health app to help track your mood over time. It’s called WellTrack. I haven’t used it much except for an initial assessment, but I’ll try to remember to keep you posted on how well it works. As for my advisor, all CS academic advisors were out for the day, and I was told to come back Monday.

But for now, I have to go to work. I’ll have to post this afterwards or I’m going to be late. Until next time!

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