Wednesday, March 31, 2010


So it's now 3:25am and I have done almost nothing on my qualitative poster, that is due, at 11:30 am later today. Usually when I procrastinate up to the night before things are due, my get to work! bug gets me going...not this time... I am having such a hard time this semester... And at first I couldn't figure it out... but now I've got it. I am getting burned out at school, yes that was obvious, but why? I am getting sick of classes that won't apply to anything I want to do, like my research methods class...I hate research, I don't intend to do my own research... ever. So I don't see the point in this class, yet it is required. My child development class, is repetitive...I have learned all of the material in it before... so I'm having a hard time doing anything in that class..
I don't know what to do...I am just so tired of all the repetitiveness, and classes required that I will not use...I am a hands on learner, I take in almost nothing from reading text books, and busy work just frustrates me...I know I just need to suck it up and do my work, and finish school, I am really close to finishing...I hope, but I don't know if I can any more, bleh...


  1. Alysa, the biggest thing that needs to change is your perspective on school. What a great blessing and opportunity you have to go to school, especially BYU-I. I found a quote that might help...
    "It’s when you catch even a glimpse of the excitement, the benefits, the opportunities, the richness of life that an education can provide, that the discipline required to study becomes a small price to pay.

    With your eye toward eternity, education is the treasure you will take with you and give you so much the advantage in the world to come (see D&C 130:18–19). And for today, it opens doors to opportunities that would otherwise be closed tight. Nephi writes, “To be learned is good if they hearken unto the counsels of God” (2 Ne. 9:29). If we lack wisdom we are to ask, and when we seek diligently we will know the truth. And the truth shall make us free (see John 8:32)—free to make wise choices; free to experience life with ever-changing, wonderful, new horizons; free to speak up and speak out for what’s right; free to influence those who are seeking truth; free to prepare in the time of youth for a rich and rewarding lifetime; free to hold on to the love of learning your whole life long making every day more zestful." (Ardeth G. Kapp)

  2. Thank you so much Kirstie, that really did help, I'm not sure if this semester is very salvageable...but I've decided that next semester I'm going to do my BEST... try for A's, I need to go back to my high school mentality...I don't know where I lost that drive along the way, but I need to get it back.