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Congratulations, you passed Algebra.


I’m currently taking a College Math Course that is a combo Algebra / Statistics class. We spent 5 weeks cramming Algebra, finishing with a Competency Exam. If you pass the Exam, you move on in the class. If you fail, get out, be gone, you are finished.

I spent 10-15 hours a week studying and went to the second math lecture multiple times. My hard work paid off – I got a 100 on the Exam.

Today, the Professor congratulated those of us who passed and then spent a good 30 minutes telling us how hard Statistics is going to be. She then showed us the grades of her Spring Class. Kids who got high 90’s on the Algebra exams became C students with grades in the 70’s. I don’t want to be like that. I’m so jazzed that I finally get math that I want to continue with my high A’s. Looks like I’ll be spending more like 15-20 hours a week studying this next part of the class.

College, man.


For the past 2 years, I’ve featured a card a day on this blog. The cards I make are for Operation Write Home, an organization that sends handmade greeting cards to deployed troops. Because of the recent drawdown of troops in the Middle East, the number of OWH contacts has dropped. This means they don’t need as many cards.

This is good timing for me because as of a week ago, I’m a full time college student and I can’t always find the time to make a new card every day. My priority has to be school. College is a time consuming beast if you do it right.

Yesterday was my last day of “a card a day”. I can’t stress about making the time to be creative. I’ll continue posting on the blog but my posts won’t generally feature my own creativity – I might post a card, or a new video, or a funny post or picture.

It’s been fun, thanks for coming for a look.