I’m no good at poetry I’m no good at essays either I don’t even understand what qualifies As a poem Maybe if I write Write in short sentence fragments Or repeat words, words, words As if it means something else Wrong Wrong Wrong Maybe if I write Write without periods So people won’t know when to pause They’ll read one line and then Pancakes Yes, delicious pancakes all covered with See See with your open eyes Those deep pools of pure confusion I’m the Ocean This could be a symbol Of the war on terror Or is it Or is it not Penguins See See I told you I’m no good at poetry
Right now, I’m trying to major in Computer Engineering. I really want to work with computers but the amount of Calculus required is just too much for me. I was only good with math in high school because I had nice teachers. If I continue with this major I’m going to have to retake Calculus I and then I’d still have to take Calculus II, Discrete Mathematics, and Introduction to Linear Algebra. I’d also have to retake Principles of Physics I and then take Principles of Physics II. I really wish all this math and physics nonsense didn’t have to get in the way with working with computers.
During my senior year of high school I took an elective course called Geographic Information Science/Systems (GIS). Unlike many of the students that took the course with me, I actually found it interesting and something I could see myself doing as a career. Of course, I wasn’t taking it too seriously (Senioritis, much?) but my teacher said that he really had hope for me, seeing that I was one of the few students that did well in the course. I told him, I’d give it a shot if my first major doesn’t work out for me. Well here I am, not doing well trying to be a Computer Engineering major. Seeing that SDSU offers GIS as a major, I’m really considering it. If I do major in GIS, I’d have to take Calculus for Life Sciences I and II as well as Statistical Principles and Practices. As for the science courses, I’d have to take General Chemistry, Fundamentals of Physics, and Physical Measurements. Though that is a bit more science than a Computer Engineering major, I’d rather have less math and a little more science than a lot of math and a little less science. Well, it’s only my first year so I think I still have a long way to go before I can find what I truly want to do with my life.
Man I hate school. I’m only doing this to get a Bachelor’s Degree. I don’t want to let my parents down. They provided me with the food I eat, the house I live in, and the clothes on my back. They really want me to finish college and find a solid career and I’m doing my best to keep myself motivated because I know everything I’m doing will pay off in the end.