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Recovering

January 2nd, 2010 at 02:18 am

It has been so long since I have posted here! I have missed you all.

A LOT has happened in the tail end of 2009.

For one, I am no longer engaged. Or in a relationship actually.

Ex-fiance broke up with me in late October/early November. We had just decided on a date and begun planning the wedding. Randomly (to me) he told me that he wasn't happy and wanted out.

I'm doing ok though. Really confused and angry at first but I am doing better now. I actually have a date next week. Don't know if anything will come from it but it will be nice to get out.

I changed my major!

I love math but realized after taking a couple classes this semester that I cannot work in the field of math. I took a theory class, Theory of Positive Integers, that I just hated. Absolutely hated. I don't want to have to do proofs or anything to do with proofs ever again.

The second class was Probability Theory. I had taken a couple stats classes before and thought it was interesting but after this class... no. Just no. I can't stand probability I discovered. The class focused a lot on the types of problems actuaries have so that is one career that is definitely out of the question.

So I am now an accounting major. I am taking an economics class over winter break (business requirement) and I really like it so far. My accounting class were also really interesting this last semester and I found myself really enjoying those classes.

I've gotten so much better at cooking! I did a completely home made Thanksgiving this last year. I even made the bread for the stuffing and everything. It was a hectic two days of cooking as I didn't want any help but I really enjoyed it.

So I signed up for a cooking class at the community college here. It begins in a few weeks and I am really looking forward to it.

Christmas was good. A couple friends and I went to a midnight mass and I had Christmas dinner with their families. One large holiday dinner a year is enough for me.

For New Year's Eve a group of friends and I played 3 rounds of laser tag. One round was free which was pretty nice. Then we watched "Inglorious Basterds". Hilarious movie.

Financially things are ok but could be better. Tuition has spiked dramatically and if it goes up again it looks like I may have to take out a small student loan. I am, of course, looking for other scholarships and financial aid but a student loan may be on the horizon. Fortunately, even with my major change, it looks like I will graduate in 3-4 semesters so I am not worried about having a huge amount of debt.

I can't think of much else to say. I think that covers just about everything... I hope everyone has had a great new year so far!

7 Responses to “Recovering”

  1. monkeymama Says:

    Happy New Year! Thanks for checking in. So sorry to hear about your relationship.

    & hopefully you will enjoy accounting more! Since graduating, though I do like my job, I have met a lot of mathematicians and always wondered if I should have pursued that angle more. Much lower stress (even higher paying) jobs. If I knew... But then again, the advanced math classes were always a bit over my head - maybe it was for the best. Big Grin I suppose accounting can be higher stress - but much simpler on the math side.

  2. Single Guy Says:

    Hmmm, I took a Number Theory class many moons ago, basically made me realize I would be happier with probability type classes (and I ended with a Statistics major). Yeah, proofs were no fun for me either. I'm much happier with my work in Computer Science now. Perhaps you should look into that for a major instead.

  3. homebody Says:

    I am sorry Cassandra about your break-up. Listen to Monkeymama, she seems to really like her job. You are doing well not taking any student loan debt on so far. I know so many kids who just assumed they would be in debt and took out the max each year. It is ridiculous.

    My daughter took out a small loan for each senior year (she has 2 degrees in entirely different areas) during her internships. Hopefully her second degree (diagnostic medical sonography from OIT in Oregon), will stick permanently!

  4. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    Congrats on your great outlook! Good luck in 2010.

  5. CB in the City Says:

    Sorry about your break-up, but you are better off making the break now rather than later. You have probably sidestepped a bad situation.

    My son was an econ major and he loved it. He works for the Bureau of Labor Statistics now -- it's a great job.

  6. cptacek Says:

    I was going to suggest Computer Science as well. Coding requires logic, but no proofs!

  7. whitestripe Says:

    oh gosh, so much has happened! I had wondered where you got to and missed your posts. I hope you are doing alright. Looking forward to reading your entries in 2010 Smile (fingers crossed you don't get bored of us!)

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