Sophomoronic Musings

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Foundation.

Today is Kappa Alpha Theta Founder’s Day. In theory, we all should be wearing our pins and spreading the good news of Theta’s 140th anniversary.

I’m not wearing my pin. I celebrated today by tweeting at @BettieLocke to thank her for starting our wonderful fraternity. And now I’m wearing black yoga pants and a yellow shirt – my subtle (and comfy) tribute to my fraternity.

But the reason that I’m not out on campus dressed in business casual attire and sporting my beautiful kite pin over my heart for the world to see is that I am currently working on my own foundation.

You see, every class I’m taking this semester is an introduction – a foundation, if you will – for my future endeavors and I couldn’t be more excited.

I’m taking a reading and writing intensive course-load. I figured that I should at least attempt to boost my GPA and not seem like an absolute failure compared to my Theta sisters - our house GPA is 3.526 which completes 32 semesters as having the top GPA on campus- that I should play to my strengths. I can read. I can write. And I can’t do math.

The class that I am most excited for is my J4802 class in which we learn the fundamentals of television, radio and photo journalism. I tried really hard not smile and laugh hysterically when I got to my lab section in the Reynold’s Journalism Institute’s editing lab. I was so excited by the technology that I would be utilizing during the remainder of my college experience. And its not just the technology that I’m so ecstatic about – I’m excited about how I can use the technology to serve the community and produce good journalism.

The class I am most intimidated by is my Introduction to Literary Theory course. On the first day of class, the professor spoke about all the wrong things one can do in their writing. It turns out that I not only do all of them but they are things that I had previously found pride in doing quite well. But now that my writing ego has been majorly deflated, I cannot wait to learn how to be a good writer. I vow to not settle for juvenile or mediocre. I will be good. Eventually.

It’s beginning to look like this semester will be key in my foundation as writer, as a journalist and as a better Theta.

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