Kevin Murray (claystorm) wrote,
Kevin Murray

The start of school again & a crazy two weeks...

Today is the first day of the Spring 2009 term at CNM. For once, I am not kicking and screaming about starting classes again. Sure, it does mean a lot more work for me, trying to do a full time job in a few hours less then full time and goto school full time. But really, other then that, its not that bad.

I must say that I am also pretty happy with how my schedule turned out. It was kinda a bumpy road, as I basically redo my schedule a few times due to different things. But in the end, it turned out pretty well. I have two classes each day and they are about even in terms of work load and length. Below you will see my school schedule for this term:

Mondays & Wednesdays
12:00pm to 1:15pm - Interpersonal Communication
  1:30pm to 3:45pm - Introduction to Computer Applications

Tuesdays & Thursdays
  1:30pm to 3:45pm - Windows Directory Environment
  6:00pm to 7:15pm - Technical Writing

As best I can figure, since everyone asks me this question all the time, I should graduate in May 2010 if everything stays on track. It will be nice to finally have my degree, cus well, by that point it will be 8 years in school, give or take. Now granted, I have changed my major 3.2 times, but I think that is average these days. For those of you at home playing catch up, I started out as an Architecture major. Then I thought about Community & Regional Planning (aka Urban Planning) before changing schools to CNM to go for Computer and Information Technology.

In addition to this being the first week of the new term, its also the start of two crazy weeks for me. I leave Friday for Colorado Springs, CO to help with the Rocky Mt. Synod Middle School Youth Gathering. Really its 3 sleep deprived days spent in a hotel with over 1,000 high energy Middle School / Jr. High youth (yep, I really must be a gluten for punishment). Anyway, I will get home from that late on Sunday evening and turn around the next day and leave for Washington DC.

I am not even home 24 hours (I think its closer to 17 hours) before I turn around and catch a flight to BWI for the ingauration of Barack Obama with my sister. I am still not sure when I am going to sleep during all of this, cus my flight is scheduled to get in at 8:10pm Eastern Time on Monday night and then we are planning on being to the metro stop around 3:30am Tuesday morning to catch the first metro train into the District that morning at 4am (see that whole thing about being a gluten for punishment).

We then plan to spend the whole day in the District doing all of the ingauration type things. Its going to be crazy. I am not sure what to expect, cus the biggest crowds that I am used to are about 750,000 during the Balloon Fiesta, and thats a mess. Granted, Albuquerque does not have all the mass transit that DC does, but still they are expecting 2 to 4 million people for this thing. Whatever happens, I will be there for history in the making and that is a story that I will at some point be able to tell my (future) children about. Just as long as I do not die from exhaustion, it should be fun.

After the ingauration, I get to spend a few more days with my sister as my flight home to ABQ does leave until until Thursday night. Overall, its going to be crazy and fun, and as much as I am not looking forward to the lack of sleep, I am overall looking forward to all of it.
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