ok, here's my bi...yearly.... life update dump post. i guess i could officially swap over to tumblr but idk, that's really not what i use it for yet.
this isn't the most optimistic life post i think i'll ever make?? but it's also short term hopefully.
so right now i'm in my last semester of school, hopefully, and i'm really, really done.
where i'm at:
-capstone communication theories. it's fun and i like the professor (though she occasionally falls into the trap of 'i'm young and cool so i say young and cool things with unfortunate misogynist implications' sometimes) but everything we're learning I already know from interpersonal relationships and research methods last year. the final project is even the same as in research methods, so tbh i'm kind of frustrated on that end. it's probably good to get the review but still.
-survey of broadcasting- maybe the only class where i'm learning new stuff but my professor is so dry it almost doesn't count haha.
-chemistry & lab- okay, this really annoys me. I like my teacher, he's got a really dry sense of humor and a "we're all in this together" flexible attitude I really admire (all my lab partners are idiots though sadly, I think probably freshman, v v immature.) But I think it's really dumb that, as a comm major, I have to take two science classes. I understand the point of gen ed, but i could use this time to be taking a comm class relevant to what i want to do, like marketing or advertising, but that i don't otherwise have time for. science is my weakest subject, too. if i don't pass and have to take a whole other semester because of this one class, after i tested myself out of having to take six more credits, I'm going to be really, really pissed. I studied for 2 days using all the teacher's guides and still only got a 69.
-politics in cinema- i like this class a lot, but again it's a fusion of two classes i've already taken so i don't feel like that much learning is taking place?? but what we're learning about early hollywood and the industry itself is v cool. my teacher is such a cutie patootie you don't understand
-internship- i'm interning with a really cool organization (though i haven't been able to do much lately, we just recently hired in people at work, before we had a staff of 5 and i was getting called in on most of my days off, and now it's midterms, i need to work on that and that's on me). I'm enjoying it but it's stressful because its things out of my comfort zone--which is good! and it's very chill, on-call, we'll call you when we need you type of stuff. But for some reason I think this is the biggest source of stress in my life right now.
here's the shitty part of it all. for my school, with the internship itself you need to take this internship course every other tuesday where you learn things like, how to get a job and an internship. you need to already have an internshi to take this class. let that sink in. fucking waste of time, bullshit assigments, and it's another class i'm afraid is going to put my early graduation in jeopardy. I've been employed for 3 years, I think i should be excused from a class that teaches me how to behave properly at a job.
i'm done with tests and group projects where my partners would rather talk about celebrities and all the drugs they take. I'm really done with playing along with kids, tbh. and the boss i don't like is back and i've been having a streak of shitty luck in sales lately, and i'm really done with my job, too.