Scholastic Fantastic

Yup, I am a geek. It’s only June and I’m already thinking about my first semester at UBC. Shake your head all you want, but since receiving that acceptance letter back in May, I haven’t been able to think about much else. And while this Spring hasn’t exactly been a picnic for me personally, every time I felt down and out, I was reminded of how hard I had worked to get into a program I had been chasing for two years. Sometimes we all just need a little perspective right?

But while I’m thrilled to add an exceptional post-secondary institution to my curriculum vitae, I’m actually quite nervous! I’ve spent the last two years at a college where classroom sizes hovered around thirty-five and here I am marching off to a university where some of my classes are guaranteed to be upwards of four hundred students! I’m not even going to try to do the math on that increase, all I know is, it’s a big change. I’m not shy or anything, but I have to admit that the prospect of getting lost in the fray isn’t exactly encouraging, especially when I have a reputation of being a regular contributive voice in the classroom. I’m not sure how well I’m going to adjust to someone talking at me for an hour. Oh well, we’ll just have to see how it goes.

I’ve been sitting here for the last two hours trying to put together a course list for the year, but how the hell do I choose ten courses when there are hundreds staring back at me? Why can’t I just major in everything? How do you narrow down the first year of the rest of your life to just ten measly courses? Technically, I should be planning out my entire degree, course by course because if I miss a prerequisite for something, I’m totally hooped! Good thing I’ve got the jump on this, because I figure it’s going to take me the next four weeks to figure it all out!


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