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by Rina » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:34 pm

My undergrad program requires successfully completing at least 4 semesters of foreign language, so I was going to try to start that this summer in hopes of graduating in 2019 or 2020. (I'll definitely be at least 30 by the time I have my bachelor's, LOL) I was going to take the first 2 levels of ASL over the summer.

I planned to take it starting right after Spring 17, but I was really, really burnt out from the rather crummy semester I had just finished and decided to take a break. I signed up for the 2nd 6 weeks summer class instead and went to it today, but it was quite intensive. Very fast pace, nearly three hours long, three days a week, and kind of early in the morning to be taking in so much new, confusing information. I am just not a morning person... lol Plus I am doing a large, 400-level, summer-long independent study project I have already had to put on hold for a couple weeks because of some bipolar issues, and I knew that was more important to work on. It didn't help that I was on a mood "upswing" when I made the decision to take intensive summer language classes and overestimated what I could do.

So I decided to drop it. Sometimes we have to make inconvenient decisions to keep ourselves from having nervous breakdowns LOL I know it will be good in the long term because it will keep me in school and on track if I don't force myself beyond what I can realistically do. Still, I'm a little disgruntled about having to take so long to get a bachelor's degree!
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by hal » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:43 pm

Sounds like a good decision, Rina, one you've thought through.
. . . all times I have enjoyed
Greatly, have suffered greatly, both with those
That loved me, and alone.
-- Tennyson
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