time flies

stardust's picture

I've noticed that time does fly, when you're having fun and when you're not, when you're busy and when you're not. And then it takes forever to pass sometimes. Seems like time is never going at the speed you want or expect it to, it's very unpredictable.

I'm annoyed because I can't take college classes for credit through joint enrollment this quarter. We couldn't afford it for this one online college, and at the school where my dad teaches, we couldn't get it free and they are being annoying because they've never had a home school student do joint enrollment there before. So now I'm having to settle for auditing. But the classes I wanted aren't offered this quarter, or don't exist, or require prerequisites, which I haven't taken. So I looked over what they do offer, and because what I found wasn't on the days I was looking for, I have to completely redo my schedule. Arrggh. So I think I'm going to audit this US History to 1877 class, which of course only has one time and meets during the Intro. to Classical Cinema class. But if I take the US History class, I can use it as credit for home school to finish out my social studies credits for high school. I don't know what to do.

But on a lighter, happier note, my parents basically agreed to my idea of taking a gap year! I'm so excited! They just said I have to make sure it's a productive year, which I was going to anyways. I don't want or plan on spending my gap year at home sleeping and lazing around. I plan on it being out of state, maybe even out of country. I plan on being so busy I get sleep deprived, because there is so much I want to do, and I actually love sleep. I want to intern, work, volunteer, travel, take art classes, dive into photography and writing, and hopefully take some college classes. Has anyone here taken a gap year between high school and college? Or in the middle of or after college? Does anyone have any ideas for me?

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terrabean's picture

A gap year where you take College Classes???

Isn't not taking college classes the point of a gap year?

Haha, no I get it mostly, you just don't want to actually go off there yet. Still, it sounds kind of funny.

Colette

TotalGeek42's picture

My sister's taking a gap

My sister's taking a gap year... she intends to volunteer in asouth american country. A gap year would be a great idea. ^^

"Assets, what are our assets?"

"Well I've got a banana, and in a pinch you could put up some shelves..."

TotalGeek42's picture

Hahaha, let's pretend that

Hahaha, let's pretend that -wasn't- really redundant, kay? xD

"Assets, what are our assets?"

"Well I've got a banana, and in a pinch you could put up some shelves..."

will's picture

I only know time seems slow

I only know time seems slow when you look ahead, and fast when you look over your shoulder. =)

Hope your schedule can get settle soon, things like that happens unfortunately... You should do a part-time intern, take classes when you can, and do photography/writing on your free time! But really, all your plans sound delicious XD

Nothing is good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

lacking_direction's picture

All I have to say about

All I have to say about taking classes during your gap, is to see what policy the colleges you are looking at have on it. You don't really want to have a few credits end up making you a transfer student. It changes the whole application ballgame and there is a lot more scholarship money for incoming freshman.