The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
and miles to go before I sleep.
When I entered Sociology 100, I didn’t realize the above quote would be my life for three weeks, but it was and that’s okay. Going back to school was hard, I knew it would be, but like I said, that’s okay.
We had five tests in the class, but at the end the professor sent an e-mail saying we did not have to take the last test if we were happy with our grade because he is dropping the lowest grade. I have an 80 in the class, a B. No matter how well I did on the last test, I could do no better than a B.
Originally I was going to take the exam because I was curious to see how I would do. Education for education’s sake. My parents taught me that no one can take away your education and education is highly important.
However, I had fallen behind in my studying for my fifth test waiting for word to see if my fourth test would be reset due to a power outage that disconnected me from my exam. When I could start studying, as I kept taking notes furiously trying to catch up, I accepted the gift of the not having to take the last test, stopped taking notes, and let it be.
The moment I made that decision, I slept and slept and slept. I have not slept so good in such a long time.
Some of my colleagues are taking the final exam today (July 29) to bolster their grade and I pray for them. I also pray that they too get some good sleep when this is all over.