Hey Mom, I find it interesting that you refer to the Weekly World News as, “The paper.” The paper contains facts.
This paper contains facts. And this paper has the eighth highest circulation in the whole wide world. Right? Plenty of facts. “Pregnant man gives birth.” That’s a fact.
Name that movie.
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Well that was more painful than it needed to be. I’ve written longer blog posts in less than an hour. But the paper is done and submitted.
Am I happy with the paper? Not entirely (not sure I’ve ever been completely happy with a paper). But that’s mostly because it’s the first paper at the seminary and I have no idea what their expectations will be. After a while as student gets to know where the rules can be bent and where professors are flexible, so the requirements of assignments become less of a concern. But for the first paper there are so many unknowns that it’s nearly impossible not to feel uneasy about the outcome. I think I felt this way about many of my university assignments, but I did quite well in the end anyway.
I’m beginning to think, too, that if I’m serious about a seminary education, full time study might be on the horizon. We’ll see how the next couple of months go, but if they’re anything like the last month has been…well, the idea of being in such a state constantly for, say, the next 9 years (the time limit to complete an MDiv at Briercrest) of distance learning doesn’t really appeal to me.
And 9 years is a long time. Dixie and I went out for supper tonight and in the moments between yawning and resting our heads on the table and seat backs, I said to her: “I’m almost 31. I’ll be ordained by the time I’m 40.” So we’ll see what happens in the next little while.
At this point, I need to sit down and really plan out the next 7 months of schoolwork. I have no deadlines from now until June, when all the course requirements need to be completed. I need to get in touch with the library at Briercrest and request some books just to learn how the system works and to see how fast that process of shipping books is.
Tonight was the first night in a long time that I wasn’t stressing about assignments or reading. Dixie and I watched the first episode of Lonesome Dove, nothing else. I need to reply to some emails and post some posts and, more than anything, get some rest.