That’s it. I give up. I admit that I’ve been stretched too thin this term. I tried to hack 14 credit hours and 30 hours of work per week and it just isn’t going to work. I had to leave work today just to come home and take a nap. My brain was useless and I was nearly falling asleep in my classes today.
I had already contemplated dropping my Optoelectronics course considering it was way different than how the class is described in the course catalog. I am taking the class currently to finish off my CPE elective requirements, but I have an out for that now. I hate doing this. I have never had to drop a class like this before. I even stuck through Kulick’s class last term. This term, though, I just look at myself and see how stretched thin I’ve become. I’ve already talked to Dr. Gaede about my options. I will go back to her tomorrow and put the process in motion to withdraw from the class. That will drop me back to 11 hours for the rest of the course, which means I’m part time, but that won’t punish me unless I only take 11 hours next term, too. So, that’s not a problem. I’m already starting to feel like a weight is being lifted from my shoulders while at the same time feeling so guilty for doing this. I mean, I should be able to hack this. I’m sure other people can hack a schedule like mine. At the same time, I feel both like I’m no less of a person for doing this, but also guilty like I’m chickening out. I don’t know. I’m going to do it and I guess I’m just going to have to learn how to deal. Now, to go hang a bike rack and read Fourier Analysis and then sleep.