I'm done

Dec. 12th, 2008 07:37 pm
zanthess: (Default)
I'm officially graduated and done with school (for now).

And what do I do? I go to bed at 7:30 because I'm exhausted and want nothing else to do than sleep.



Dec. 12th, 2008 09:01 am
zanthess: (angry)
So I get up out of bed early, getting ready for my graduation ceremony at 1, to find out that there's a HUGE EFFING WINTER STORM, with rain/ice/snow/wind/etc. that's supposed to start right around the time the ceremony starts.

I'm getting flashbacks to my wedding reception, and to the open house we had here in WA. Why do big storms always show up at big events for me???
zanthess: (Default)
*dances all giddy-like*



Test out went great, and I'm ready to crawl into bed and sleep for the next year or so.
zanthess: (thunder)
I just got my final grade for my hardest class. I not only aced my capstone project, but I got 100% on the final test, which I was sure I would get a C or something.

I'm getting highest honors for this quarter.....

zanthess: (sleep)
I got the lowest final test score (a 93%), but got the highest grade in the class 98.4% Woot!

My instructor also contacted me to let me know the paper part of my test out passed! Now I just have to pass the mock interview and I'm as good as gold. Rock.

Therapist sprung the EMDR thing on me suddenly tonight and it made me feel quite nervous and scared, but that's how he wanted me to be. He started me on thinking about where I go in my mind when I get nervous, and I told him anything with patterns, more like anything that uses true-false/on-off/right-wrong/good-bad type of logic to it helps me find this quiet spot inside. It was really weird, but a good introduction into the therapy he will be using on me.

Jake and I also had quite a deep discussion tonight, and he said some things that just really blew me out of the water.

So yeah, my emotions are all over the board here, but doing alright, and overall I'm happy and excited. now that I realize that I really am graduating, I feel empowered and more in control of my life.

Will update more later, I'm exhausted.
zanthess: (busy)
I'm so exhausted.

Final presentation is tonight.

Robot is still in non-working condition.

I have 5 hours to get it going.

No pressure!
zanthess: (busy)
My instructor was checking out my final project, and as we were talking about it he said that in the future, if I make any more projects, I am more than welcome to bring them in. He wants to showcase them for other students!

Just.... wow.

I am so geeked out right now.

BTW: both halves (box and element) are now one, and once the cup sensor is triggered the element turns on! I even have some music that plays when the cup is removed or the basket isn't in place. Things are coming together.

Just one more week!
zanthess: (pissed)
I want to chuck my fsking robot out the window!

So I'd been having random problems with him not sensing, then not moving his right track forward, then the left track, then speakers not working, all while NOT changing or soldering ANYTHING.

I realize finally it's because I had to use two chip sockets for one chip, and it's put in crooked.

I fix it, and now no playback, and no movement on the left track.


So for distraction I finally sat down and hashed out the code for my tea machine. I need to code more often when I'm angry. The entire program is DONE, like I've edited multiple times and tested done.

All that's left now is the wiring, which shall be done my my project partner. I had already done a majority of work when he needed a group to join. He doesn't seem to know programming, so I've done most of it, and he and I can work together to solder it together tomorrow. Maybe we'll even have a demo ready to show.

I have so many more plans for it after school is done as well. I'm glad I paid for all of it, I'm sure it will become a permanent part of my kitchen.

Time is going by so fast. T-minus 31 days and counting. That's 9 class periods...

Great googly moogly.
zanthess: (happy)
I just recieved an email from my school with an attachment. My application for graduation. Woo!

As long as I can test out of my final class, I should be walking down the graduation aisle on December 12th at Carco Theater.

I'm almost done! I'm almost done!

*does a little boogie*
zanthess: (cry)
I forgot to mention the best news of the evening.

Yesterday, while my mom and I were hanging out at the gift show, the topic of discussion eventually turned to school. I still hadn't told her that I was getting an Associates instead of a Bachelors, and it needed to be done.

When I told her, she got excited and told me she was just so excited I was finishing school. She said that hindsight being 20/20, college is more than just learning and getting a paper, there's a whole lot more to learn for life. I told her I was afraid because I had to let her know I was just getting an Associates. Her face then turned hard, and she told me not to call it "just an associates". It was a degree, and it was more than she could say of herself.

I'm totally touched and blown away. I was ready for a meltdown, and she ripped the drama rug from under my feet.

Jake and I then talked, and we decided it would be best if I didn't work for the next school quarter, and finish my degree in one quarter.

Yes, we have our drama, but I wouldn't trade my family for anything in the world.


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