“Be careful what you wish for because you just might get all of it”
The primary objective of my current IDS 400 class revolves around creativity, vocation and success. This class appears to be the perfect course to prepare future graduates for life after college, out in the real world. I say this because, in order to be successful, it takes a certain level of creativity to not only choose the right vocation but to also be effective in whatever it is you choose to do. The same way many of us have no clue what to expect once we leave college, many of us have no clue what to expect from this course we’ve signed up for. So far I have been overwhelmed with stress in an attempt to find a balance between being a mother, wife, student and entrepreneur. My motivation for taking this particular class came out of a feeling that I was disconnected from the world around me. Due to some prior health issues, I felt that it was important for me to not only reconnect with the natural world but to also take this course as an opportunity to kick-start a healthier way of living by being more active. Although for many years now, I have not been very much of an outdoor person, I still have always had a deep and profound love of nature. So this particular class seemed to fit my needs perfectly.
Every week, this class is held outside in the woods behind the campus, regardless of the weather conditions. I willingly placed myself in a situation where I have no choice but to realign myself with the environment around me. At this current moment, one thought keeps replaying itself in my head repetitively. My professor stated that she wanted us to walk away with a valuable experience as a result of taking this class. She went on further to say that she did not want this class to feel like we were just jumping through yet another loop to accomplish our goals. From the professor’s standpoint, I can totally relate and understand her not wanting her course to be viewed as just another obstacle. However, for me personally, after trying to obtain a higher level of education for about 6 or 7 years now, with bills to pay and children to feed, that request seems rather daunting. Nevertheless, I plan to do my best to make the most out of this experience. I plan to put my best foot forward, doing whatever it takes for me to complete the course successfully. Now that I’ve had a chance to fully digest the purpose of the course, the next few weeks will require much effort on my part. I’m still not quite sure of what all will take place, I just know that I will have yet another memory to look back upon once everything is said and done.