College

End of Semester Update – Spring 2017

Hey, guys! I thought this would be a great time to sit down and do my end of semester update for the spring 2017 semester. My grades were finalized a few days ago, and  I couldn’t be happier to finally be completely done with this semester. I swear I thought it would never end. Since this is my first post of this kind, I’m not sure how organized it will be, but I am going to try and keep it from being all of the place.

So for a little background, this was my second semester in college, but I was considered a sophomore because I completed 18 college credits ( a semester’s worth) through a dual enrollment program in high school. I was on the softball team in the fall semester and made the roster for the spring semester, but after thinking long and hard about it, I decided that playing softball wasn’t what was best for me. I went into college as a biology major because I knew I wanted to be in the medical field. I quickly realized that I wasn’t going to be able to study for biology for four years successfully because it absolutely bored me and I was so fed up with learning about the cell. So towards the end of the fall semester, I decided to switch to nursing. I knew I didn’t want to be an RN (and I still don’t), but I also knew I could go to graduate school and open up a few more opportunities that would be a better career fit for me. So as of right now, I am still in the pre-nursing stage because I have a few more prerequisites that I wanted to knock out of the way before applying to clinicals. After I receive my bachelor’s degree, my plan is to go to graduate school and become either a nurse practitioner or a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA). I am so excited about my future and the goals and dreams I have planned.

I took only four classes this semester ( 13 credits) but I am pleased with how I did in all of them. One of the classes I took was a 3000 level course, which means it is a junior, or third year, level. This made me so nervous because I was the only “freshman” in the class. I honestly planned on dropping it, but after my boyfriend and mom encouraged me and told me that I could do it, I decided to stick it out. I am so glad I did because now that’s one less class I have to worry about. I completed the semester with a 4.0 and I am honestly really proud of myself even though I realize that your GPA isn’t the most important thing, getting your degree is! I leased a campus apartment for my first year with one of my best friends from high school and it was honestly a lot of fun, but because it was so expensive, I will be living at home for the upcoming year and commuting.

I am attaching a screenshot from my self-service (where our grades are put in) for two reasons. In case you were curious about which courses I took and also in case you wanted to see if I was being honest about my grades and GPA (because pics or it didn’t happen 😉).

I hope you guys enjoyed reading this end of semester update. I wasn’t positive what you would want to know or see in this post so I just guessed. Let me know if you liked it and also what you would like to see in future semester updates. Also if anyone is interested, I use Stuvia to post my notes and study guides. Some are free and some are a few dollars. Here is the link to my page: http://www.stuvia.com/invite/sdowden. I will talk to you soon! XOXO