I am just realizing that when this semester is over.. I am halfway through college. HALFWAY. I have grown and I have learned alot, but where will I be in two or two-and-a-half years? I don't even know where to look.
Classes are going well -- as well as they can when I would rather be doing many other things. I'm taking badminton at 8:20 twice a week. I have been forcing myself out of bed at 7:30 to bike 4 or 5 miles before class. Badminton ends at midterms, so it will be nice to have those extra hours in the morning, but I would like to continue my routine at the gym - probably extended hours there.
I'm taking economics from Ivan Pongrasik, a late-60s man from Yugoslavia. I haven't heard him say a good word about America, but I imagine he is happier here than in communist Yugoslavia. Thus far it has been a class of lectures based upon his opinions and predictions of our soon-to-be-doomed nation via the poor economy, via our corrupt government.
I am taking Intercultural Relationships with Dr. Jolly Beyioku, a middle-aged man from Nigeria. Last semester I had him for Nonprofit Essentials Management, and I'm enjoying Intercultural Relationships much more. Like, I can read my two INT220 books for enjoyment! These are things that I WANT to apply to my life.
Of course, I'm still continuing Spanish with "Conversation and Composition". Last semester was the best Spanish semester of my life, (next to soph & jr year with Sra Swan in high school ;D) and it's been difficult to adjust to a new prof. Profe M last semester was increíble and he really cared about me.. and this semester is different. I'm working really really hard to advance my Spanish, and looking for an opportunity in the community to be involved with Spanish speakers.
Another class I am really enjoying is Inductive Bible Study with Dr. Lennox. I have learned so much, and I never thought I could make thirty observations from one verse of Scripture.
Finally... Dr. Pettis. =) I love that man. He is my Intercultural Studies advisor, and I have had him every semester. This semester I am taking Theoretical and Theological Foundations of Cross-Cultural Leadership. It is a bigger class than I am used to having with Dr. P, but it's good.