Found my college degree, framed it, and hung it up

Edit: I just called the school about this and they said my education agreement (or something like that) states that I will not have my major on my degree for the Associate’s program and will only show on my transcripts. Bummer.

I’ve been meaning to find a frame for my degree, so I went to Walmart and found the perfect one. One thing I’m not too happy about is that my degree doesn’t state my major. I heard the school stopped putting majors on Associate’s degrees. I graduated in 2013, so I’m not sure if the school can do anything about it or not. I also heard that It costs $30 for another copy of a degree and I can’t afford that. I worked really hard for that degree and it would have been nice to have my major on it. Maybe it’s because most of my degree was general education classes and only two classes were of my major? I don’t know.

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It took me three years to complete the two year degree because of how rigorous the programs were. I’m proud of myself for not giving up though because I almost did a few times.

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I did it!

I passed my JavaScript class with an A. That was really a challenging class but I did pretty well! I’m currently in my last class, which is called Positive Psychology, and I’m already overwhelmed by the amount of homework. I don’t understand how writing massive papers each week is really much of an education, but maybe that’s me. There could be more variety, like tests or something. Word count is also the most important thing, when in my opinion, the content of the paper should be more important. My instructor seems like he’ll be a tough grader so we’ll see how this class goes.

I’ve been really sick lately, I’m not sure if it’s a really bad cold or the flu. Either way I hope I feel better soon. I went and saw Every Time I Die on the 18th, it was a good show. When the first band was playing someone already got arrested, not sure what for. I actually enjoy going to shows alone, the last one I went to I barely remembered because I was so focused on the person I was there with. All in all it was fun.

Maybe there’s some hope after all

The assignment in my JavaScript class I was stressing about I ended up getting an A on. I’m not sure I pulled that one off, but maybe I’m getting the hang of this JavaScript stuff. My grade went from a C to a B-. I’m really trying, and am hoping I can keep my grade up so I can pass this class because I’m close to graduating. I’m enjoying my holiday break, I don’t have to go back to school until the 6th, but a part of me kind of misses it. The break was really needed though because I was so stressed.

My last class I chose will be another psychology class. I took one in my first year and got an A, so I figured it would be a good choice. I can’t wait to be done with IT classes. I didn’t know this web design degree was so focused on coding, I wish I would have taken graphic design instead because I find that more enjoyable.

I’m also looking forward to the new year, 2012 has not been good to me (dropped/failed classes, financial troubles, mental health issues) and am hoping better things are to come. My New Year’s resolution is to quit smoking, I really need to for my health and financial situation. I know I can do it, it’s just going to be hard.

Side note: Check out my site’s Facebook page if you haven’t already. ;;)

Wow

This web systems class has to be one of the toughest classes I’ve been in, it’s so hard! I can’t write JavaScript at all, I’m worried about even passing this class. My instructor told me I had to redo my latest assignment because apparently I did it very wrong. Sorry, I don’t know what I’m doing! I’ve also been sick, so that doesn’t help. This will be the last technology course I will need in order to complete my degree. I’ve selected an elective as my final class, another one on psychology. I remember doing well in a previous psychology course, so I figured why not. My last year has been extremely tough, very challenging material. I hope I can get through this.

New “web systems” class

Recently I started a class called Web Systems, and we’re learning how to write JavaScript right now. I’ve never actually written my own script before, so it will be interesting to learn how. I took a programming class a few months ago and that was one of the most difficult classes I’ve ever taken. Hopefully this one won’t be as bad, since I do have some familiarity with JavaScript at least.

After this class, I’ll have one more (an elective I still have to choose) and then I’ll have my associate’s degree. It’s been a very challenging and lengthy program, I can’t wait to finish.

So I renewed this domain after all

I wasn’t going to, but I kept getting e-mail warnings about it expiring soon. I figured once it expires, I probably won’t be able to get it back. I’ve had this domain for four years, I just can’t let it go so I sucked it up and paid the renewal (with an excellent coupon). I put the other domain on eBay to see if I can sell it and get rid of it.

I have some ideas for a new theme (although this hasn’t been up long), but I have too much homework this week. I contacted my advisor to see if I could take a break before my new classes start, but no response yet. It sucks that a break has to be approved by the school when other schools give students time off. Once classes are over, the next ones start the next day. I’m so tired of homework! It’s constant.

Really?

I’m pretty annoyed that my web design instructor gave me a lousy grade on an assignment. He said I inserted the images incorrectly. Yes, I did, because I figured he would complain that they wouldn’t show up. I know how to insert an image. This class is so damn basic that it’s confusing me. I feel insulted that he thinks I’m too stupid to insert and image when I’ve had my own websites since I was a teenager. This degree has been nothing but a waste, I can’t wait until I’m done. All of you employers out there, you really shouldn’t have a degree as a requirement for a web design job. There are people that can design websites without degrees.

I guess I wasn’t fully aware of what I was getting myself into when I signed up for school (I mostly went because of pressures from family, and I thought I might learn something new). So far, I haven’t learned a whole lot. I think the only thing I will get out of this degree is a large amount of student loan debt. My advice to anyone considering school for any concentration, is to really think it through, especially the particular college you want to attend.