Sunday, July 18, 2010

Movin' On Up

I have good news and bad news!

Good news:

I have decided on not only a minor, but an actual career! I know what I want to be when I grow up! Yay!

I'm still majoring in fibers, but I'm going to get a minor in: JOURNALISM.

Guess what I'm going to do? WORK FOR A CRAFT MAGAZINE.

It's brilliant, right? I love magazines, I'm subscribed to like 80. They're all shiny and glossy and they smell like paper. And I like writing. And I love crafting. So now I can craft, then write about it! BAM.
For my brand-new minor, I have to take 18 hours of journalism classes after I pass a grammar, spelling, and punctuation test. And I'm excited! (Is it weird that I kinda want to take the GSP test?)
Now the bad news, I'm pretty sure that I'm going to have to add at least a semester before I can graduate. That's not really bad for me because I don't care, I love school, and I'll do practically anything to postpone becoming an adult, but my parents!
They refuse to pay for school after May 2012 because that's when I'm supposed to graduate.
Never mind that I changed my major exactly half-way through. Or that I picked a minor half-way through. Or that I've finally decided what I want to do. I need to graduate "on time."
I'm especially mad because my mom just makes it seem like I'm lazy and just sucking up time. She was all, "I had a major and a minor and a job and I graduated in 4 years." Her minor was in education. And she knew she wanted to be a teacher. And I'm an art major. Not like other majors don't take lots of time, but you have to make crap. New crap every class and we meet twice a week. I was getting up at 6:30 AM to get to the watercolor room at 8:00, and the actual class didn't even start until 11:00. Then I was in class until 1:50. Or that when I took design I stayed up until 5:00 AM finishing a project then went to class at 8. That's why most art majors only take 12 hours. I took 13, 12, 6 over the summer, 13, and 15 (marching band is why some of them are odd.)
So they want me to increase the number of hours I take a semester to 21 and have a job but apparently no life so I can graduate in exactly 4 years. (I could do summer school, but most studio classes do not meet during the summer, and I want to do an internship at a magazine during the summer.) It wouldn't really matter though, would it? Wouldn't we still have to pay the same amount for classes spaced out over 5 years?
At any rate, my parents are insane. But I've already decided. I'm going to graduate when I earn my degree, and if my parents don't want to help me then they don't have to, but I won't let them hurt me either.

1 comment:

  1. I think you'll be an awesome journalist. :) And, I don't like that everybody puts an emphasis on graduating in four years, either. I want to get two more minors than I have now, but there's no way I'd be able to and graduate in 4 years, but the scholarship that is paying for most of my school ends May 2012, so meh.


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