So, I feel like writing another blog post.
I'm not in St Andrews anymore, but I still feel very connected to the place and the people. I find myself wishing I was back there and I keep comparing everything in Davis to St Andrews. I like being back in Davis, but when the memories of my time in St Andrews come back to me, I am reminded of how lucky I am to have had the chance to spend a whole year there, without disrupting the progress of my degree.
Yes, it just so happens that I found out that all the classes I took in St Andrews have transferred well (to UC Davis) and will all count towards my degree! No extra work needed. I am glad about that, because I did a lot of research and spent countless hours looking at class descriptions and meeting with advisers beforehand. Planning ahead really does pay off!
The first class I had after getting back to Davis was a GE (General Education) class on Food, Folklore and Health. This class is 500 strong and even though I'd had many classes in the large SciLec123 Lecture Hall in Davis, It felt very strange to sit there amongst soooooo many people after having class sizes of 13 to 30 people in St Andrews. It was a bit of a shock. I also realised that I knew almost no-one in there :(.
One of my biology classes is taught by a British professor! This made me happy, it reminds me of St. A's.
All in all, being back is bittersweet. Davis is not as old as St A's and it doesn't have all those cool traditions (the Aggie Pack makes up for some of that), but the classes are easier, and I'm closer to home.
With that, I'm going to carry on with my Physics HW.
Another Friday the 13th went by! I love the years when you get two in a row like that.
This is probably the longest I've gone without putting up a new entry. The main reason being that I was ill for a week with the worst cold I've ever had. It was not fun. All I could do basically was eat and sleep. My friends were really nice; they came up and saw me from time to time and brought me medicines and soup and videos to watch. It's nice having friends like that.
We had snow in St Andrews today. It made me happy.
We couldn't decide if Handy was a guy or a girl.
The first week of classes has come and gone. It took me a while a find a couple of my lecture rooms, but I found them in time and wasn't late to any of my classes. There are a lot of differences in the way things are taught over here. Not that I didn't expect things to be different, I did, it's just that now, I'm a bit worried that I might not be able to cope. We have major essays to write and actual researching to do. A small voice inside me keeps saying that I should have stayed in Davis where everything is familiar and therefore easier.