I can hardly believe I’m already three weeks into the semester. And I’m still sick! What the smack, people? The sinus pain, wracking cough, and dry, aching eyes make it very difficult to find the energy to stay up and do my homework, not to mention cook dinner, update various websites, have a life. I’m hoping that repeated doses of immune boosting beverages and vitamin C will ensure that this is the last week of suffering. And I actually went to Trader Joe’s last night and bought frozen meals for easy dinner preparation. It’s kind of sad, but the take out needs to stop.
Regarding my actual school work, well. I have a complaint, and I’m not the only one. I have a teacher who isn’t particularly good at explaining herself. Like, she really sucks at it. Everyone in the class seems unsure about what the assignments actually are, the readings seem completely irrelevant to anything important, and her “lectures” are long, rambling, disconnected things that seem to have no relationship to the purported topics of the lectures. I have her for two classes! It’s torture! And incredibly frustrating, because I have two assignments due in the coming weeks and I’m not sure I understand them at all! Sigh. I will never take another class with this woman again.
Aside from that, I still love library school so far. My reference class is great. I’m learning insane amounts of things. I see the point of doing assessments and evaluation research and am glad to have the opportunity to learn how, even though I’m sure it will never be my favorite thing in the world. And I feel engaged and challenged–when my teachers aren’t challenging me, I’m figuring how to learn the information I need myself. I’m confirmed in my thinking of six years ago: I’d like to be a student forever.