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Wait… I actually have free time?

Posted By on September 13th, 2011

Rain Boots, Rain Boots, Rain Boots….

I seem to remember at orientation the emphasis our orientation advisors put on how important rain boots were. I have never owned a pair of rain boots in my life, and I didn’t plan on it either. Personally, I have always thought that they look ridiculous. I just wore rubber flip flips in the rain… However, needless to say, after these past few days I have a pair of rain boots in the mail and I just can’t wait for them to arrive. I am pretty sure that at one point on Thursday morning, the rain was actually coming at me sideways. I got to class with skin tight and dripping jeans, and a rain jacket that no longer kept water off of me, but instead started absorbing it. An umbrella was no use thanks to the wind that blew it inside out every time I tried to open it. It’s all part of the college experience, right?

College Life Lesson #1- BRING RAIN BOOTS!
Lesson learned. (The hard way)

Wait… I actually have free time?

Note to self: don’t believe what everyone tells you about college. Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve found that I have no reason to pull all nighters, and I actually have a lot of free time. Then again, we’ve only had just over a week of classes so I probably shouldn’t get my hopes up quite yet. I’ve worked out this system that makes it so I can easily avoid the thoughts of “OMG! It’s 10pm and I still have hours of work ahead of me AND an 8am class?” or “Seriously? I have a paper due tomorrow AND I have to read 500 chapters?!” To be completely honest, I am enjoying the amount of freedom I have but sometimes I wonder if I should be doing more? But then my Latin class finally started and my mind quickly changed.

Placement testing in the spring qualified me to take any Latin course 300 level or above. In high school Latin was one of my favorite classes and everything about the language seemed to click instantly in my mind, so to be honest I wasn’t that worried about starting a 300 level course in the first semester of my freshman year. News flashhhhhhhhh!

First of all, my Latin course is full of mostly juniors and seniors, all of whom have previous experiences with a couple of classes of intermediate Latin and probably even some advanced courses as well. As for me, I had one year at a beginner level and one year at an intermediate level. I was way out of my element and was slightly intimidated. After three hours of class I walked back to my dorm thinking that my brain was turned into a bunch of mush. However, now I know exactly what to do with all of my free time. Conquer Latin 340.