There are so many subjects I'd like to be more knowledgeable about. For one thing, I'd really really like to learn how to read music and well. Learning by rote is great most of the time, but I feel at a disadvantage and that every note I play or sing might be wrong. Knowing how to read music would be like a security blanket. I do apprecaite the fact that I *can* learn by rote though. Another subject I wish I was more acclimated with would be philosophy. I am a deep person, but not enough to the point where my intelligence shows.
The first week of school has been a success.
I am enrolled in 11 credit hours. 3 academic classes, 1 private voice lesson, and 1 work out class.
I don't really like the prof for my intro to education class, but I'm excited about going to a school and doing 15 hours of observation. This will really prepare me for the future and it will be transferrable to NIU.
My second class is MAT 101. I am excited about this class because the prof has taught another blind student before and understands the accomodations and how to teach a blind student in the first place. I got my homework done on Tuesday. I haven't finished a math assignment since high school. I know, hard to believe. But I am just not the math type of person. I'm glad that this class will be different. She also collects and grades homework, which is a motivator for me.
I went to orientation for my work out class on Tuesday. I need 36 visits to pass the class. I have yet to go work out yet because it was only the first week of classes.
So that's it for Tuesday and Thursday.
On Wednesday, I had my first voice lesson. I really like the instructor. She is a lot of fun to work with. I found out that I have a midterm and a final for the course. I am fine with that considering I finally get to sing either way. It has been far too long since I've been involved with music. She did use the term "boobs" quite a bit in our lesson though. I think this will be an amusing class. I am her first lesson of the day.
In other news, I got a job! I have the front desk position in the student activities office. I guide students whereever they need to go and give information about the clubs and organizations on campus. I work 10 hours a week for 8.25. This will help me immensely. I start on Monday!
My work schedule looks like this:
Monday thru Wednesday 2-5 PM
Thursday 11 AM - 12 PM
I can't tell you how ecstatic I am to finally have my first job. My boss is also a fantastic individual. I am really excited to work for her.
Now I am waiting on word from another job on campus. If I get that job, I'll be working a total of 20 hours a week.
More good news? Social Security finally changed my living arrangements. I don't know about backpay yet, but this is a good start.
Barb finally lives in Dekalb. I helped her move in on Monday night. We've hung out a couple times.
Two more things: Jazz Fest in Chicago is over Labor day weekend. I can't wait to go.
Thing #2: Margaret Cho is coming to Chicago on October 16th! You bet your pants I'm going to see her!