I realized that I never gave an update on my schooling this year. So here it is.
I started my first year of the Honours Bachelor of Behavioural Psychology and it was intense. I was also dealing with a new health issue and that went along with that. It definitely didn’t help the semester go easier.
I only had five courses instead of six, but they were broken up into multiple sessions a week, and I had long breaks in between classes which meant that I was spending a lot of time at the school. I started off strong, but around mid-terms I had a rough test in one course and two abysmal marks on papers in two other classes. I spoke with one of my teachers about the paper and was allowed a re-write which I did very well on, and that improved my mark. For the final paper for that class, I really took to heart the feedback I’d had on my re-write and was able to ace that paper. In the other class where I bombed my paper, I took the feedback on that paper and applied it to the next one… and I managed to get a lower mark on it.
I really tried to be successful in the first semester of this year, but I did not maintain a 4.0. I had above 90% in every course but one. In that one I ended the semester at 84%. My GPA for the first semester is 3.98.
Yesterday was the first day of semester 2. I have 6 classes this semester and they are all pretty heavy. I am hoping that I will do well and I am going to aim to regain my 4.0. But I am going to try to be kind to myself and remember that my education is about progress and not perfection. I have been working hard and trying my best and my end goal is to help people. Each class is another stepping stone towards that goal.
Wish me luck!