Even though I didn’t check everything off my to do list today, I can still say I’m proud of myself for checking most things off the damn thing. I definitely think that exercising is helping me improve my mood, although it hasn’t made me want to go outside anymore, hence my to do list being ALMOST all done. Obviously the thing I didn’t do was go for a walk, which is less about exercise and more about actually leaving the apartment and maybe GASP! getting some sunshine for once. *hisssssss*
I even managed to get the pressed flowers out of my flower pressing kit and they look so cute! I’ve never actually pressed flowers with a kit before. The only time I tried to preserve flowers was with wax paper and looking back, I don’t even remember how it was done? I feel like I was in preschool at the time and maybe it was something they did on the show Barney.
So, bad news for me that might end up being better for my school schedule in the future: my graphic novels and comic book class is canceled for Fall 2021. I have to say that I was internally devastated and outwardly panicking, emailing advisors when I noticed that the course wasn’t on the schedule explorer anymore. When I emailed one of the directors, she let me know that it just happened and that I should get my advisor to register me for another course. After a few hours of sheer FREAKING OUT waiting for a response, I finally got confirmation from both parties that I am definitely registered for a new publishing course: Reaching a digital audience. I think that could be helpful to me because, hey, it’s u, my digital audience! But ultimately I am majorly bummed out because I was really looking forward to taking a class about something I actually care about… comics! 😥
The good thing about registering for a different course, however, is that it freed up time in my schedule because this new class is all online and I am allowed to complete the assignments on my time, as long as I make the deadlines? Something like that. Everything is new and confusing at this school and frankly, now that the course I really fucking wanted to take is out, I feel like it was more headache than it could be worth. And it was literally actually worth thousands of dollars.
Quite frankly, I found their citizenship proof protocol to be a little racist, as well, since every time I opened a ticket saying that I couldn’t bring the original copy of my naturalization certificate into the campus because it was 10-12 weeks away at the US Passport office in who knows where, they closed the ticket telling me that I simply needed to bring in the original copy and essentially to go fuck myself. Clearly they have little understanding of the hardships of the US immigration system, and most of their students are probably imports who couldn’t get into NYU instead, since the tuition is roughly the same for some reason? Fuck u *my school’s* financial aid office. 🙂
As a matter of fact, I still haven’t gotten the original copy back, otherwise I would have marched down to my local social security office and FUCKING TAKEN CARE OF IT in the first place. Or at the very least, get that hold removed from my payment portal? Not very accommodating smh.
I have a meeting with the advisor from the school where I am going for my MA tomorrow, and hopefully now that I have more freedom with my schedule, she can help me figure out what courses I need to take because WHAT A SURPRISE! One of the introductory courses for my major isn’t showing up on the registration directory. Every other class from the website is in that directory, too, so it’s just another battle that, in the grand scheme of the universe, will probably be meaningless in time.