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추석과 수강을 취소하는 것이다. 또: 상관없는 감각.

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October 2, 2015 | 12:09pm
Mood: relieved/stressed

The most notable thing that's happened to me is that I dropped my Classical Poetry (고전시) class this morning. I don't know what happened exactly- over the last week my mindset switched from "I can do this!" to "I don't know if I can do this," to "I can't and don't want to do this." I decided that the best plan of immediate attack was to drop the class that's causing me the most problems right now. The professor doesn't seem very happy, but I feel a huge weight lifted off of my shoulders. Now I can focus on classes that are not only more interesting to me, but in which I may have a chance of succeeding.

Doing this means I've basically signed myself over to doing an extra 1-2 semesters. I'm not sure how I feel about that, but for now I'll just focus on my classes and see how it goes. I don't even know if I particularly like my major right now... we'll see if I make it to the end.

Anyways, over the weekend: Saturday the 26th I met up with Kate, who was visiting Seoul for the day. We hung out at Mangwon Park by the Han, took a bunch of pictures/lazed, then walked halfway to Guro Digital Plaza, where we ate at an excellent Sushi buffet.

Sunday the 27th (Chuseok) I went to Bangbae to meet up with my friend Minsu. We got pizza and spaghetti and rapidly devoured it all, and then watched The Maze Runner (#1). Then we went for a bit of a walk/hike.

Tuesday I met up with Hwan, and we had Mexican food near Jongno and then walked for several hours. I finally got to see the Dongdaemun Digital Plaza, which was pretty awesome.

Wednesday I had my Novel class, which was... okay... (The first thing one of my classmates said when she entered the classroom was, "아, 나 정말 이해못했어~", so it was nice to see that I wasn't the only person who didn't understand. Then I met up with Hwan again at Jongno, got dalk galbi for dinner and walked some more.

Thursday I decided to look into dropping my class, or taking next semester off to work on my Korean skills. It was a long, dramatic, stressful day, but I survived. I had dinner with Kay and Nick (sundubu jjigae).

Today I officially dropped the class. Later on students in my major are doing progress presentations for their theses, and then there's dinner and drinks. I am... cough cough... gonna skip. It's not the Korean way at all (you NEED to go to this type of thing, and I'm well aware of that) but I just... no. No. I don't care what the other students think of me, and in fact I doubt the vast majority of them will even care. The professors might care, and the nice girl who's been helping me might care, but... I can't. (Watch me convince myself make a horrible (?) mistake!)

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