10 Things I Learned Getting My Associate’s Degree (Homeschool version)

Heyo everyone! It’s been a long while and I do apologize about that! Tonight I’m working on planning out an actual blogging schedule as I want to focus more on blogging this year.

Anyway, tonight I decided to share with you ten things I learned getting my associate’s degree. As someone who was home-schooled college was….different. Very, very different. So without further ado..

  1. The first thing I learned was that I didn’t like the whole “having to use a really small desk” thing. I was used to being able to spread out when doing school work, and then had to learn how to keep my books, notepad, binder, and pencils on the same desk. Preferably without them falling off…which happened a lot.
  2. That I really should’ve gone and walked around in the buildings that I would have classes in. It would’ve helped a lot instead of spending time running around like a maniac trying to find my classroom!
  3. If you sit in the front of the class you will get called on….a lot. I quickly learned to sit more in the middle of the room!
  4. Don’t carry all the books at the same time, just carry what you will need!
  5. Two words- roll. call. I thought that was just a grade school thing. Nope, colleges do roll call too.
  6. Colleges have a lot of people….a lot of people. I was the only person in my graduating class- because I was home-schooled…get it? Anyway, I knew that there were going to be a lot of people, but I didn’t think that there would be that many!
  7. College professors are actually kinda cool. For some reason I thought they would be a bit boring, but I had some really awesome professors! Two of them encouraged me to go into the history field as well. So thank-you Mrs. Shoup and Mr. Cox!
  8. Your college professors want to see you succeed. When they say you can come by their office anytime and they’ll help you, they honestly mean it. I had a really awesome college algebra teacher, and I passed that class because I went to her office for help. Not only do you get to have that one on one teaching time, but you also get to know your professors more.
  9. Study…study…study. You need all the study time you can get!
  10. The time goes by quickly! Those two years didn’t feel like two years! One semester felt like it lasted maybe two months! Since it goes by so fast make sure you don’t waste your time on the little stuff, but focus on the important things.

What are some things you learned when getting your associate’s degree?

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Civil War Weekend at OWHSP 2017

Here are some pictures from the civil war reenactment at Old Washington Historic State Park last November:

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Since I was the only lady not dressed out on Saturday night I was put on chili making duty…..that way none of the ladies got their dresses dirty. (;

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The sanctuary of the Methodist church, this church has the oldest Methodist congregation in the state of Arkansas!

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Some young soldiers drilling for Sunday’s battle.

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I was having fun taking some black and white photos and this was one of my favorites.

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Soldiers getting ready for theĀ  battle….and the ones in the back are visiting.

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The artillery!

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Lastly a photo of my dear reenacting and sewing friend.

I did a bit of an awful job of taking pictures at this event, and I do apologize for that. I shall be more diligent at future events!

1860 Wrapper Progress

I worked all this past weekend so on Saturday I took the wrapper pattern and pieces to work. I hand stitched the bodice together and the cuffs to the cuff linings. I forgot how long it takes me to hand stitch anything, but it was nice to have something to do to keep me occupied!

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Front of the bodice.

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Back of the bodice.

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And the cuffs!

I’m happy with the progress that I’ve made so far and hopefully I’ll have more to show you later this week!