Hi Uni, I either love or hate you... or both... anyway, I think I'll stick around you for a bit more than I originally planned...
It's been an interesting day. In between going to the beach and celebrating my dad's birthday it's been rather eventful. But all that aside, today was the day I got the email saying I've been accepted into the French Diploma at my university.
I'd been waiting for confirmation one way or another since just before Christmas last year when my managing faculty approved and sent my application to the next stage. And now that I know I've gotten it for sure, and even though I made up my mind about it months ago, it's still a little intimidating.
The Diploma adds another year to my degree. I'll be at uni for 6 years just doing undergraduate stuff. It's a bit weird to think that I'll still be studying when quite a few friends will have jobs in the 'real world'. It also means I'll spend the same amount of time doing my undergraduate degrees and diploma that I did in high school. High school seemed like a very long time, and I suppose it was a huge chunk of my life, and I can't help wondering if this will be the same.
I'm not sure if I can deal with five more years like last year. It was so wonderfully fascinating and yet so utterly draining at the same time. I think I'm addicted to learning; even when I am completely drained and should probably be resting I can't help looking into my textbook and learning one more thing. I'm not sure if it's a good thing or a bad thing that I love my subjects so much that I'd literally study myself to exhaustion but that's what happened some days. I'd be really tired but the alternative is doing nothing on the bus home so I start reading my textbook and get fascinated by some and have the need to know everything about it. Learning a language might even be good for me. It's mostly rote learning so more relaxing for the brain that the other stuff I do.
I'm not sure how I feel about finally knowing that I'm doing French next semester, but I've decided to try it and hopefully it all works out!