I totally get why we have Spring Break. If we didn't, we'd all be having Spring breakdowns. I really thought I was going to have one a couple weeks ago, but I got through it, and now I have a renewed sense of accomplishment.
In case you didn't notice, I stopped blogging pretty much the whole month of February. I felt spent and didn't have an extra word to write.
Suddenly, with one week to go before we are released for Spring Break, I have energy! I forgot what that felt like.
Since I'm taking you along for the ride, here, I guess I should tell you my mid-term grades. I am a 4.0 student -- which is amazing given that my undergraduate studies were not quite as successful. I was a bit of a party girl back in the day, and I often put socializing ahead of classes and assignments. Luckily I was just smart enough to pull that off. You can't really do that in grad school, I don't think. At least I can't.
So, my mid-term grades are 2 As and 2 Bs. The Bs were disappointing until the professors confessed that they always give Bs at mid-term, no matter what. I don't like this, but it's good for my perfectionist soul. I need to sit with a B and see how it feels. It may even push me, though I really don't think I need shoving at this point. Too close to the edge!
What I think has buoyed my spirit are my vacation plans. My husband, a wine and spirits columnist, has planned a get-a-way in the north Georgia mountains where he plans to take a group next year for a wine-tasting retreat. My plans? I will be renting a bicycle, hiking in the woods, partaking of the offerings of the Pura Vida spa, and checking out the downtown area's shops, bistros and museums. There is also a kangaroo farm in the area so we will definitely be taking a day trip to check that out!
I hope all of you students have plans to relax and do something for YOU! Also, I know that all social workers need breaks. Our field is not for the faint of heart, so we have to to refuel our souls-- regularly. Spring would be a perfect time for you to take a week off, if you can.
I'll try to check in with you while I'm in the mountains -- to let you know what it's like in kangaroo country.
--Ms. T. J.
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Sunday, March 8, 2009
One more mid-term and then...Spring Break!
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I wonder why they always give B's on mid-terms? Not to second-guess your professors but that seems odd to me.ReplyDelete
I think it's odd, too! Especially if you get an A on the actual mid-term assignment!? Oh, well, I'm not in charge, so I will practice acceptance.ReplyDelete
--Ms. T. J.