A few things have happened since my post-before-last, besides that super fun party I mentioned :) In particular, I finally have a job! For anybody that doesn't see this blog via facebook, I have an orientation tomorrow morning for a page job at our local library: yay! I'm super excited about finally working in a library, and I think having a set schedule every week will encourage me to get more done when I am home. At any rate, I'm looking forward to finding out what my hours will be like, since it's just 15 hours a week. I'm hoping for three 5-hour shifts in the afternoon :D I'm also looking forward to having a little spending money!
|...says my brain.|
Especially in the last few months, I've been becoming more and more fashion conscious (for lack of a better term). Mostly in the area of makeup, since I intend to always do whatever I want with my hair and clothes, but even in those areas I'm still trying to get a little creative and figure out what my "look" should be. The other night my friend Anna took me window shopping and we spent a long time browsing the makeup aisles. She spends a lot more time doing research on girly things than I do, so I've designated her as my personal fashion consultant :D Most of the things I need help with are figuring out colors for various products, so Anna is giving me lots of little tips (most of which I will never remember).
|Anna will make me look like this, right? :D|
In other news, I'm seriously trying to go to school next spring. I still need to send a transcript and a couple other things before I'll know if I've been accepted to LRU, but I already have my classes picked out. I decided that, if I can handle 20 credits in a quarter, I can probably handle 15 credits in a semester (somebody tell me that makes sense, please?). So in that case, these are the classes (all of them 3 credits each) that I want to start with:
- Contemporary Ethics
- Old Testament Survey
- Biblical Interpretation
- Theology Survey I
- Personal Evangelism
There's also a "Intro to Theological Research and Writing" that doesn't count for credit but appears to be required, so I will have to see if I need to take that, too. It's supposed to only take a month to complete, so if I can take all six classes I might go for it, though I'm kind of hoping that I can get it filled with transfer credits... Even at 15 credits a semester, it will take about 2 years to finish this degree. But I definitely think that the end result (B.A. in Religion) will be really sweet!
|I'll be doing more than just cracking my Bible open, finally!|
Speaking of sweetness, it does happen to be Halloween today. I'm all for the fun dressing-up and getting candy part, but I've never enjoyed the scaring part. My parents took my sister and I to "harvest parties" when we were growing up, and as homeschoolers we did research on the origins of the holidays. I have to say, Halloween freaks me out in general, but Jack-o-lanterns? Holy cow! I did some more research while writing this, and while the stuff I read about growing up was (thankfully) disproven, but most of the stuff I read talks about carved pumpkins being a symbol of a "damned soul." Creepy! Although I guess that's the point of the whole event, I don't really think it's something that should be promoted so casually. That's just me, of course :)
|This one is really cool, though :D|
Let's see... I've covered my new job, new school, the holiday, and fashion/makeup! I'd say that is fairly good work for one post :D