Tuesday, January 18, 2011


I am 18 years old.

I should be able to make my own decisions (within reason), right?

Well, I'm in a bit of a....dilemma.

I'm in this Honors program here at Campbell.  Pretty much the only reason I agreed to do it was because my mom bugged me into it by saying it would look really good for grad school.  Which I got that.

I missed the first class last semester when I dropped it because of my foot issues, and today we had the first meeting of the second half of the semester.

This entire semester is made up of nothing but service projects.  That's it.

And, to be blunt, I don't want to waste hours upon hours that I could use to study for classes that I actually have to have to graduate on service projects that are not going to make that big of a difference when I'm applying to grad school.

I'd rather spend the little extra time I have taking extra classes to get my double major in French.  Maybe this makes me sound selfish, and I don't want it to, but it's the truth.

Here's where my dilemma comes in:  I have no idea how I'm going to convince Mom to let me quit this.  She is unbelievably talented at buttering people up and twisting their arms until they have no choice but to do exactly what she wants them to do.  And I don't like confrontation.  Actually, I despise it.  Especially with her.

I tried to talk to her tonight, but she must have forgotten to turn her ringer back on or something.  Oh well, I have till February 4th to drop this without a grade.  So we'll see what happens.

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