Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Beginning and the End

As per recommendation from my lovely friend Lorie of The Shewbridges of Celebration, FL, I'm starting off this blog post with this phrase:

I'm done with school and I have great news: Guess what!? I got all A's!


Granted, it was only two classes, but after being out of school for almost two years it was incredibly hard to get back into the groove of things-Let me tell you, I always blew off my mum when she said, 'Once you stop, you'll not want to go back."

Needless to say, she was right.

Anyway, when I first started the classes in the middle of March, I really thought I was going to fail out of them-The Biology started off with things I hadn't had since Sophomore year and with the accelerated 8-week course schedule, we had a quiz every class (2 classes a week x 8 weeks = 16 classes) and a test what seemed like every week.

The speech class I took was what they classified as a hybrid; this basically means that I went to class to give my speech every two weeks and in between classes we had to write our speeches and do chapter reviews from the book-I really enjoyed how that worked out!

I guess those 8 weeks taught me a few things about myself::

-All you can do is the best you can
-Note cards are Biology major's best friend
-Other people are just as nervous giving their speeches as you are
-Extra credit is like gold
-Sometimes, you REALLY surprise yourself with what you can accomplish

My favorite moment is when I got my second Biology test back; I thought I got a solid B and I was pretty happy until the teacher was passing back the tests and said there was an F floating around, which kind of deflated my confidence...Until I got my test.

Exhibit A. LITERALLY!


Apparently, my Biology buddy who sat next to me said my face turned tomato red and she immediately thought, "Poor girl-she got the F." LOL

It's still kind of intimidating thinking I still have 58 credits to go before I have my associates degree (while most of my friends are done or finishing theirs up), but I figure hope it goes by fast!

Hence the title of this post: The beginning (of my college life) and the end (of my two starting classes).

Right now, I'm just happy with the 6 credits I have-Take a gander at this GPA:


Now if only I can keep it like that ;)

Thanks for supporting me everyone-It means so much to me that I have you guys backing me up!!

Love and Energies.
Kayla

8 comments:

Kat said...

woohoo you go girl!

Steph said...

Woohoo Kayla you rule! All your hard work paid off! Great job!!!

Angela @ Nine More Months said...

Kayla, that is AMAZING! I am ridiculously proud of you.

Judy said...

Great job Kayla!

dor said...

Awe....congrats!
Stay humble...it is such an awesome quality.

piccoladonna2006 said...

Whoa! So proud of you girl, I knew you could do it and I'm sure you'll be able to keep it up. Congrats!!!

Badger Mom said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Yippee!!!!

lfhpueblo said...

Congrats and Continued Success in your future classes.