This week is going to be a hectic one. Starting now.
I have an essay for British Literature I to finish, then upload to online class and an online test in Meteorology to study for and take. After that, I have one more section of Algebra homework to complete that’s due tomorrow.
Tomorrow starts the beginning of a week of doing more things with the honor society, Phi Theta Kappa. We’re having our new student orientation tomorrow that I’m helping out with at the afternoon session. I’m also starting a study group with one or two fellow Algebra students. So tomorrow looks like an insanely busy day: work, Algebra class, study group, PTK orientation.
I’ve typed up notes to use as talking points on why these new recruits should join Phi Theta Kappa. It’s one of the Level Three tasks for the Five Star Competitive Edge program, so I thought I’d do it. And it’s something I believe in. PTK, I believe, has given me tremendous advantages I would not have had otherwise. Transfer colleges are seeking me out and contacting me, simply because I’m a member.
A core group of our PTK chapter are also preparing to visit Stetson University in Deland, Florida this coming Friday night and Saturday for a regional leadership conference. I never like to turn these chances down when they are offered because I’m one of a couple of non-officers who get invited to go. While we are there, it has been suggested we might take a side trip over to Daytona, since we’re so close. Dip our toes in the waters of the Atlantic-side of Florida. I’ve been on the east coast before, in Tequesta (No, I didn’t see Burt Reynolds, who lives there), and I’ve dipped my toes before. Honestly, the Atlantic beaches don’t look all that different than the Gulf beaches. East of Eden is still Eden. Florida has its faults, but it is still paradise to me. Damn, that sounds like a Jimmy Buffet song. Besides, I’ve lived here over twenty years and I’ve never been to Daytona. I love visiting new places.
It’s not a weekend trip, so I’ll be home late Saturday afternoon or evening.
I wanted to get a blog post up about this, because it is important to me. All aspects of my education are important to me. I never thought I’d be attending college, seeking a degree at my age, let alone be in the honor society.
Also, my online presence will be scanty this week. I will still put up an image prompt tomorrow (maybe another Hodgepodge of three or four images) and I’ll post the Five For Friday prompt before I leave. I want to get as much homework done for the week as possible, so I don’t have to take much of it with me. It’s a bitch hanging out in the hotel room doing homework when the rest of your buds are out having fun.
I’ll be doing another blog post later today or tonight about writing stuff. What’s going on in my writing and all that. There’s lots of news on that side of things, too, though it may seem I’ve been slacking there. So much news I wanted to keep the two posts separate.
This is one of my “I’m still alive…just buried under an avalanche of school stuff” posts.