Thursday, November 19, 2009

Fall 2009... bites the dust!

I am happy to report that my first semester back in school is done!  Here is the reflection of three months of hard work:

Chemistry I:   A+, 105.5%
Sociology:   A+, 98.95%
Eng Comp I:   A+, 99%

This is a huge accomplishment, if only for my mental well-being.  I can do it.  I've proved it.  Now, it's time to step it up, start anew, and make every day count.

Winter 2009 Schedule:

Chemistry II
Human Genetics
Eng Comp II

I'll be back to post my progress.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Screen Name Change

I decided to change my screen name because it was very similar to some others on blogs that I interact with regularly.

So, DocToBe is now Mr. C!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

One down, six to go

Well, my first semester back will officially end on Nov 19th.  Unless I get seriously sick or die, I will end my first semester with and A+ in each Comp I, Chem I, and Sociology.  Since 8hrs is full-time status at my school, I will also be eligible for the Dean's list.

I am very excited.  I have worked hard this semester and it shows.  I am looking forward to Winter term: Zoology, Human Genetics, Chem II, and Comp II.  I'm stepping it up a notch here, so I will have to be extra focused and really work at managing my time.

However, I am looking forward to the challenge, and I expect to be gloating again with good news in March.  I now have one semester down, and only six remain until I graduate (hopefully May 2011).

Bring it!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

To my kids:

First, and last, I love you.

I hope that you will read this journal someday, and know that all of the sacrifices your mother and I have made, from this day until then, were for you.  I hope that you will see and understand my passion for helping others, and that I could never have lived my dream without the inspiration I derive from you.

I hope I will have raised you to see the good in and expect the best from others.  I hope you will consider the less fortunate, and strive to do extraordinary things for ordinary people.  Give.  Be thankful.  Tell the truth.

Never underestimate the value of your mother to me or to you.  She is more worthy of your respect and love than I could ever describe.  I pray that you will all be fortunate enough to find someone who will love you so completely, and with unwavering support.

Have faith.  Dream as big as you can, and let no one bring you down.  Enjoy nature.  Love and support each other no matter what.  Forgive.  Be silly; in public and private.

Call and visit often.  I love you.