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It's time again for registering for classes, and I don't know what to take. I mean, it's less fun than usual because I just have 2 semesters to get everything in, and I still have 5 requirements to fulfill: internationalism, multiculturalism, a culture and context psych course, and 2 advanced (300-level+) psych courses. There's one class, Understanding/Confronting Racism, that fulfills 3 of the requirements (multiculturalism, context and culture, and being an advanced course). But there are other classes that are more interesting that I'd rather take. I don't know. I think I'll end up taking it, though. I mean, there aren't any other classes that fulfill those requirements that I'd rather take, anyways, so I might as well just take it. And I've had the professor before, and he's pretty good. I did really well in his class (RIP II) anyways.

I'm planning on definitely taking German Through the Media which fills the requirement for Internationalism, and anyways I want to continue with German of course. I was planning on taking Clinical and Counseling Pysch, but it got moved to the spring, so I'll take it then (and that would fulfill the last requirement for an advanced psych course). Then the rest of the classes I take this semester and next can just be whatever I want (provided I take Understanding/Confronting Racism).

I want to take Dinosaurs which a friend of mine is auditing and is encouraging me to take (although I also wanted to take it for fun anyways). The professor is the same I have for my evolution class this semester, and while some of the things she's done have annoyed me, she's an awesome lecturer, and I am really interested in the subject. Unfortunately, both the German labs conflict with Dinosaurs, and while labs are almost always shifted around, I don't think the site would let me register for them all if they conflict. =/ So I'd need some back-up anyways for Dinosaurs in case the class fills (which is certainly possible. I mean, there's no problem when registering since the upper classes have priority, but if I left it to switch in in the fall, I don't know if I could. It could be filled by then). Alternatively, I could take German Through the Media in the spring, but I don't know that I want to take a semester off, and anyways, all my friends from German will be taking it in the fall. ugh stupid scheduling conflicts. I have managed to avoid them pretty much every semester up to this point. I could also register for sure for Dinosaurs and then switch into German in the fall. I think I'm going to talk to the professor (she was the same professor I had for German last semester) and see how likely it is that the lab will be switched and what she suggests I take.

Of course, with all that, I STILL have another class to choose. I'm thinking maybe something in linguistics? idk, I always go to psych for filler classes just because obviously I love it, but so many classes next semester I've taken, and others I'm not interested in. =/ But linguistics is kind of cool. A friend is taking one on dying languages, which is pretty interesting, or I might just take intro.

Part of my problem is that... when I started college, I was so intimidated by like everything that I wasn't really more nervous taking any one subject than another, if that makes any sense. But now that I've been here for 3 years, I know that I can do well in certain subjects (psych, math, German, to be specific), but others I'm afraid of tackling. Especially something like history. Like, I did well in history in high school, but it was almost all tests. I've never written a real like... history research paper, and that's intimidating to me (even though in reality I'd probably do just fine). idk.

ugh whatever, I think I have a few weeks to figure this out. The very first day of registration is the 19th, and I'll probably be a day or two after that, so I have a little while to figure things out. It's way more stressful than it was 2 years ago, though, I must say.

Today Li and I are going to look at an apartment for next year. We also have a time set up to view another on Monday. Unfortunately both apartments are starting in June, and we were both not planning on moving in until September. The landlord of one of the places said that if we want to start in September, we'd have to wait until later in the year to look for apartments, but that we wouldn't be guaranteed anything. So I don't know. I mean, we could get subletters, but subletters don't usually have their own furniture or wouldn't want to move in furniture for just 3 months, and I won't be around to move my furniture in for whoever to use. But we'll see. I mean, I'd rather get a place that starts in June than no place at all, of course. I'm trying not to be too stressed out about this (which is hard, since I tend to freak out and worry over every little things, even things that aren't really that important).

I have today off because of Good Friday, which is nice. Unfortunately I can't really enjoy this 3-day weekend because of how much schoolwork I have to do. I've finished one small thing I had to do for Monday, but I still have a 5-page social psych paper, two exams, and leading my Mood and Anxiety class for 45 minutes (which involves doing a lot of research and I'm tired of it already). blah. But this is pretty much my last busy week until the last week of school (which will involve exams in Origins and Social Psych, my german final, a short social psych paper like the one I have due Monday, and my final paper for Mood and Anxiety. Although hopefully I'll have much of my Mood and Anxiety final paper done a little sooner than that. I should probably start working on that once this class presentation thing is done.

Anyways, time to try to get some work done before visiting that apartment later!


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