Friday, January 16, 2009

Readjusting to Normality

A little over a month since my last post--the last post from London. Today it has been exactly a month since I left London. It cannot be true, but so my calendar tells me. I still feel like I'm adjusting to life in the States, particularly to life in one very special state, Utah. Colorado will always be home, so I felt comfortable as soon as I saw the sunset reflected on the snow. However, now that I'm back in school, I feel like a freshman again. I'm getting used to new roommates and classes. I'm taking French again and my Humanities 250 class feels a lot like my freshman English class (including the analysis of a Shakespeare sonnet).

In a way, I feel like I'm making a new start. I'm paying better attention in class and being more persistent in my readings, but most importantly, I'm finally looking at my classes with a goal in mind--getting into graduate school. I've found the purpose I've been lacking.True the goal for my education is to be able to go to more school, but it's still something to work towards. Still, I'm not repeating freshman year. My classes certainly demand more from me than my gen eds. For instance, I've a fourth of two text books, one of them being art philosophy. You know, Aristotle, Plato, and Kant, I've had a crash course in their philosophy every other day. I sit in class confused half the time, but then there are the moments of clarity that open up not only art, but human thought. This will be a tough semester, but I have a feeling that it will mold me into a real scholar.