Tuesday, August 11, 2015

3 Ways I Got Through Summer Classes


 129 credits for a Bachelor of Arts degree is hard to pack into a four year college degree. That is how I found myself taking two classes at my community college this summer. I was excited until I realized how quickly after finishing finals I would have to start all over again. While everyone was having fun at the beach I would be working on an assignment. And weekly quizzes. And long chapters of a geography text book that has a little too much science for my taste.

 But this is my last week, so to celebrate being almost done with my summer classes, here are some of the ways I got through my summer classes.

 1. I took one fun class.

   My fun class this summer is Intro to Photography. It helps to balance out my frustrating, boring, and I'll admit what sometimes feels pointless online geography class. Because in- between learning about climate, geographical terms, and biased lessons on religion, I can take a walk and shoot pictures of flowers.

2. Though I never want to do my homework, I have to admit it is keeping me more grounded.

   Summer is when I feel lazy. Even if I have a job and go on vacation and work on un-cluttering my room, it is a time when I try to rest. And that is good. But sometimes I can rest too much. Taking summer classes helps with that.

 3. I think about my classmates whose lives make it harder to take summer classes.

  My photography class mostly consists of older adults. Adults who have full time jobs and children. When I am tempted to complain, I think of them maybe coming straight from work to class, leaving their kids with their spouse or a babysitter, trying to do decide whether they should clean up from dinner, get some quality time with their spouse, go to bed early, or do their homework.

 Unlike them I don't have to worry about those things.


  1. Allison, what a great perspective! I have never taken summer classes but I am now in the lowly position of working full time which sometimes feels like taking classes during the summer. Everyone in school gets three months off whereas I don't get summer off of work!

    By the way, you commented on one of my posts and I think I accidentally deleted the comment instead of publishing it! I just wanted to let you know that I loved your comment and I hope you didn't think I didn't like it. Apparently I need to be more careful when clicking "publish". :P

    Dani from A Vapor in the Wind

    1. Yeah, I guess working full time would be a lot like taking summer classes. Well there's something to look forward to. :)
      Don't worry about the comment. Things like that happen all of the time! But thanks for letting me know.