I’m no stranger to registering for classes. As a matter of fact at 9 PM EST Tuesday night. I will be registering for my 6th semester. I have a couple cooking classes on tap and some hospitality classes as well. I do think I am going to delay my internship so i can keep my options open for catering and banquet type internships in Lansing. I have to wait until the evening because registration is based on credits. This also means I could hypothetically miss out on classes if someone with 60 credits registers before its my turn.
But the best part is that I can register online I don’t HAVE to go to the campus. Even brand new students don’t have to march down to campus to register. So for you moms out there who think you won’t have time to register and you have been wanting to go back to college, I assure you it is painless. After I was accepted into my college and took my assessment exam I did everything online. As a matter of fact my entire first semester was online. I’ve had an online class in nearly all of my six semesters too. They are convenient but you HAVE to be strict about taking the time to do the work on the days you aren’t at campus.
I’m about halfway through my 3rd year of college, my 2nd year in the culinary program. My first year was spent getting pre-requisites for an associates degree and a couple classes here and there that don’t quite work with my major now but I did switch majors in the middle of my 2nd year. I am trying as hard as I can to finish the program because the college closed us down. The kitchen is closing in May 2012 and the culinary arts will be gone at my college. Right now I have to start gathering my resources with big companies online and try to make a miracle happen so I can continue my education after LCC. I will always know we needed a better kitchen but I will forever hate them for closing us out and not investing in a million dollar a year program. My only wish is that the people I have spent this last year working my tail off for, volunteering, being there, being responsible for, will remember me and utilize me and the hard work I do! College politics suck but in our school, the culinary program is tight. We help each other. We have fundraisers for families who fall on hard times.
As one of my instructors told me, this college is never meant to be the end, its a stepping stone on the way to something else. And he said for me I am meant for something much bigger. The man is truly impressed with what I do with this blog knowing I have kids at home and a husband too. I am blessed and I work very very hard at everything I do so when I feel like I am overwhelmed with my classes or feeling mad about the program closing I will remember that tonight, one person told me he believes in me and I am destined for something much greater than Lansing Community College. He is right, I know it. Its time to take this bull by the horns and start becoming a leader. To make a difference instead of sitting and being mad at the college. They are stupid for dropping culinary but its going to open MY DOORS to something much better. I just hope I get to work with my favorite chefs a while longer before they move on too.