Looking at my entry below it's almost funny to me how long I've been away from Xanga... and yet I'm back. Since that posting I have lost that job due to loss of funding for the project, only to be picked up by another grant. Better pay and better job. I've also switched graduate programs, setting me back about a year, but making me a lot happier.
I guess that's the difference between last year and this year, I'm a great deal happier. There's less amount of people in my life at this point, and that feels quite good. Social network pressures have decreased, and I get to sleep early each night in order to be productive each day. What a concept, huh? It was kind of like cutting out fat. Some people like the fat. Some people don't. I like just a bit of it.
I feel old. That's good. Ever since I was little there was nothing that I wanted more than to grow up. Now that it's slowly happening I'm enjoying it. I'm sure there will be a point where the growing old will come too quickly and I won't enjoy it anymore. Until then I'll enjoy getting older. Anyway, it's 8:30 pm, it's time to go to sleep.
I've started grad school this semester. What struck me was the interesting way that tests are done. In my statistics course the tests are open book or take home. A similar situation is employed in my other classes. It goes to show you that the higher you get the less you need to remember facts and dates and crap. What is most important is that you can adequately think and solve problems using resources at hand. Or maybe it's the fact that I'm the Educational Psychology program, which means they know that tests based on what you remember from a class test your memory more than what you learned in the class. I'll have to teach a class in the near future.
It's pretty cool and I love the classes, but I'm very unmotivated to do homework. Work has been tough and we're gearing up to start the new grant period. Our budget was cut by about $150,000 so we'll be able to do a lot less, which means we have more time to sit around our computers and sort out through our data.
On other news I'm applying for a new job next week as Cessation Counselor on campus. Pay is good, sounds interesting, and I'd be able to impliment a cessation campaign on campus. Awesome.
Here are some of my past reviews and theatre articles. I need to have an actual record of them so I thought what better place to have a record of them than in my online journal. That's what this is for after all, right? Okay, yeah.