It’s hard to believe that 2008 is almost over already. Time moves inexorably forward - through good times and bad. 2008 will be remembered in history books. Gas prices rose and fell, the stock market crashed and our first African-American President was elected. What a rollercoaster!
Now the holidays are coming and it seems that the current economic crisis has forceably reminded us of one thing: Christmas is not about presents. It’s about enjoying the present… appreciating what you have now. Take a few minutes this holiday season to let others know how much you care about and appreciate them. Your love is the best gift you can give.
It’s been a lot of fun blogging this semester. I’m going to miss it.
Have a Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Fantastic Festivus, etc.
Wow, this semester flew by…they seem to be going by faster each year. I guess the busier you are the faster time goes and I don’t think I’ll be getting any less busy anytime soon. This semester was good… of course it had its ups and downs as always.
I was just thinking that it’s funny how each semester we develop certain routines: what time we leave for class; what entrance we use into the parking lot; where we park; who we see and hang out with, etc. It’s nice getting into a routine but new things and change is good too. I am looking forward to a nice little break and having a little more free time. I am also looking forward to next semester. I’m really looking forward to my schedule and the classes I’m taking. I am also excited to take some professors again and getting to know a couple of new ones. I hope everyone enjoys their time off and is able to get rested up for the new semester. Happy Holidays!
Tuition for the Spring Semester for 2009 is due December 10th! All class registrations for the spring term that are not secured with full payment or financial aid will result in students having their class schedules cancelled. So be sure to have everything organized so you can ensure your classes are paid in full by December 10th, whether it is being paid with financial aid, scholarships, saving your own money or reminding your parents.
I have personally received two scholarships from the MCC Foundation which I am very grateful for. I have continually been impressed with their organization, kindness and willingness to help. I am also very grateful to my benefactor because without him it would be much harder to reach my goals.
Regardless of what means you have to pay your tuition let’s not forget to be thankful and to use our money wisely. Especially in today’s economy I consider myself very privileged to be able to go to school, so let’s not take for granted our education and the means we have to pay for it because not everyone is as fortunate as we are.
It’s hard to believe the semester is almost over! I’ve really enjoyed my time here at MCC. I feel like a part of the family here. I’m sad to be leaving.
But I’m excited too. Next year I’ll be at USF Sarasota through the 2+2 MCC/USF program. I know I want to be a teacher but I’m still deciding whether I want to get my BA in English Literature or Education. Either way the journey will be worth it.
I’m also excited about a new online job that I’m training for. I’m going to be working for EQEnglish, helping Chinese students learn to speak English fluently. I’m so thrilled to have this opportunity. I’ve always enjoyed working with ESL students in the communications lab. Now I’ll have the chance to do it on a more permanent basis.
Changing to a new school and job is a little scary but both will be fun and well worth my time.