Monday, September 24, 2012

It’s a new day. A new quarter. A new start!

First day of my fall classes!
Yes, I realize most colleges have already started.. weeks ago.
I go to a private college where we have quarters (10 weeks) not semesters (15 weeks).
It’s 12:37am. I’m WIDE awake. I’m ready to start a movie.. maybe two. This is bad.
Baby girl is wide awake with me.. Ready to stay up all night.. but, we can’t. Not tonight.

I’m nervous about this quarter. I’m also excited. I’m pretty motivated as well.
I may have mentioned when I first started college in 2010.. I was going for nursing.
I wanted to work with kids. I wanted to work in a Children’s Hospital.
I was certified in Phlebotomy.. Switched schools Fall 2010…
After 3 quarters at this school I decided to give up on nursing. I felt guilty.
I felt like I was giving up on something I wanted. But, at the same time I felt happy.
I decided to go into Occupational Therapy.. as an assistant. Eventually I’ll go back to school.

How did I decided this? An extremely RUDE microbiology teacher… She was awful.
She had such a heavy accent I couldn’t understand her, at all. She pretty much read the book to us.
Then gave us a test was impossible to pass. Along with a project that was stupid.
She gave a review for the test that had no information needed to pass the test.
I followed the guidelines exactly for the project.. I received a D. She wouldn’t even tell me why.
More than halfway through the quarter our class realizes 10 people dropped and we all have C’s or lower..
I’m talking people with a 4.0 GPA were failing this class.. so we go to the dean one class..
When I get back she’s going over the final. when someone asked about a review packet she said no..
I commented about how the previous one really helped with the test.
The second study guide was exactly what was on the test. Opposed to the first one..
She then told me I clearly don’t care about school and that’s why I have such bad grades and don’t focus.
I was pissed. First off, I’m on the deans list. Second I have ADD & ADHD. I can’t focus on my own. Screw you.

I got up. Laughed my entire way out the door. I stood outside the door, pissed. Almost ready to cry..
Then a lady tells me to come check out the OTA open house.. I agree to because I just need to clear my mind.
I talk to this girl that works with children. She’s an Occupational Therapy assistant. I was sold. Completely.
I talked to Lucas and my family.. they supported me but wanted to make sure I was sure.. I decided to wait.
But, one day after class.. I went for it. I changed my major. I was so happy. But, still a little nervous.

This summer I had a communication class. I did a speech on St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
I’ve gone to Nashville to support St. Jude.. and I’m a St. Jude hero.. but, I never researched jobs.
I never realized how much they need Occupation Therapy Assistants.

So, today.. I will make it a good day. A good start to a new quarter.
I’m motivated to be organized and focused.

Now I just need to get my butt to sleep so I can feel rested!
I need to wake up on the right side of the bed.
I’ll leave early to beat the morning freeway traffic.
And, I’ll listen to the best play list during my morning drive.

I hope you all have a fab Monday! Make it a good day!

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  1. Mandy,

    wow that teacher sounds horrible, who are they to decide what someone is or isn't or what someone cares about or what they don't. I hate how some teachers think they are God because because your in their classroom. We're the reason they're working. An old High School teacher used to tell us "Tell me if I'm being unfair because I work for you guys". Smart man. I'm glad something good came out of your bad experience though!

    Good luck tomorrow!

    xoxo Heather

  2. Super cute blog, girl! You are too cute. xx.

  3. I had a horrible Micro teacher too. Seriously, it's the worst!
    Have a great first day!!

  4. Good luck with your path to St. Jude's. I'm a huge fan of their work.

  5. Ooh that's a hard night! ;) But good luck with this quarter! It's going to be a toughie, but you'll be so happy once it's over!


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