PenniesinmyEyes arranging from short term and specific to long term and general :)
I’m going to withdraw from Berkeley, and I haven’t even started yet. How, you might ask, is this courageous?
Well, let me tell you…
By going to Berkeley, and going through with my major, it is an easy path. It’s preset, all I have to do is take classes and then get my degree. Not an easy workload, but in a way, and easy decision.
Here it is: I love school, but right now, it’s partially for the wrong reasons. It’s the fact that on some transcripts somewhere, I can look and say, “I got a 4.0, I’m accomplished” not because it opens worlds for me. I forget almost everything I learn in school, and I need to take a break from the pressure of school to change this. I want to learn, and while this isn’t easy, I’m doing it because it is better. It feels better.
I need to live, on my own, experience life a little before I complete my degree.
This also goes under my “vivir” entry : )
So, once I’ve made this decision for sure, I’m going to mark this goal as completed. I should have made it more specific, because I think being more courageous is a constant goal for myself, one that can never be fully completed, but I need to focus on specific things now.