Into the same pot as my Family Financial Management class at Tech, which haunts me to this day, by the way, I am adding another dreadful course. Principles of Economics. Don't ask me how I evaded econ in my undergrad career. I suppose it was just lucky... or was it? Maybe having a teacher to seek face to face help would have been a blessing.
I am enrolled in online Principles of Economics at VWCC to fulfill a licensing requirement for my VA teacher's license. This piece of paper entitling me to a job I will ultimately love is ever-so-close... yet so far away, thanks to Econ. How in the hell am I getting 70 and 65 on my take home tests? Did I kill too many brain cells in these past two years? I feel like a huge idiot.
Maybe some people's brains are hard-wired to be Econ-lovers. My soror sis, Manisha, majored in Econ and is now in law school. For her, it works and look where she is now--kicking ass and taking names.
For me on the other hand, I would rather play with modeling clay and glue pompoms onto pieces of construction paper in a journey to make something beautiful. My brain does not love Econ. My brain loves children and seeks to be creative on the daily.
I feel like I am learning a foreign language.
At least we get to retake the "take-home tests", as they are called. But how do you do any better a second time on an open-book exam? I tried printing off my corrected first try tests for Chapters 2 and 3 to no avail.
My lovely computer simply printed a screenshot of questions 1 through 3, which of course, were the ones I got right.
Pray for me, friends. Pray. for. me.