As many of you know, I'm an art major. When I first started at my school, I thought you took whatever art classes and then you get your degree (I was 18 and had no clue how college worked). As time moved on, I discovered my school taught electronic art. I thought it was a sign and decided to have that be my focus for my major, but found their classes at odd times and only offered certain semesters. But, as I talked to my friends who majored in it, they said it wasn't what I thought. It was confirmed with a teacher as well that what I wanted to learn was not offered at our school (which honestly is a shame on them because the electronic art field is growing and in high demand). It was a tough choice to make, but after careful consideration I decided to have my focus be on drawing and painting. Most of the classes are offered every semester, so it works out nicely for me.
I did this for a few reasons. One of the most important is that I will be turning 26 in three years. You are probably thinking why am I freaking out about that. See, 26 is when I get kicked off my parent's insurance. I have to take certain medications, have to have my eyes checked (crossing my fingers my eyes will finally stabilize and I can get laser eye surgery), and I need to have dentist check-ups for my TMJ and face the possibility of my top wisdom teeth needing to be removed (I only got the bottoms removed). All those things I will lose when I'm 26. I get pretty bad anxiety thinking about it and I can't imagine the stress of finding out something is wrong with me and then I suddenly don't have the insurance to help me out. The answer to fixing that is getting a full-time job with benefits. Another reasons is that I've come to realize, my school doesn't really have a good art program. While I have no regrets to going there, the art department is outdated and has gotten rid of a lot of fundamental classes that should be required (color theory, design fundamental). I can go on, but those two are the most important reason.
In other news for school, I have senior status. I can't believe it. It feels like its too good to be true. That means I get first pick of the classes and am getting close to graduating! I had an appointment with my art professor and academic advisor and altogether I have ten more classes to complete. Two are for my GE and the rest are for my art major. If I really wanted too, I could be out of school in a year, but that is basically saying I'm going to quit my job, social life, and live on campus. So, I really could be out of there in a year and a half if I put my mind to it. I get to pick classes next week and am thrilled to know I can knock four of them out. Things are really looking up for me. I can't wait to see what the future brings. Though I might have to take Saturday classes (sob).
Well, that's all for me. Back to writing my essay.