Not Enough Time
I stole a quick glance at the clock on the back wall of VPA 115. "Ten . . . fifteen . . . seventeen minutes left of class. Bummer!" I thought as I turned back around to face the updated slide before me. Usually, I'd be dreaming of lunch around now, but not this time. I didn't want the class to end! I chose this class, and I was excited to learn all that I could about the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).
Now that I'm a senior graduating in May, my list of required classes has drastically dropped. Don't get me wrong. I loved the many speech and education classes I took for my major and minor; however, for the first time ever, I had time to choose extra classes outside of my major to enjoy. There were so many to choose from!
Because most students are qualified to take up to 18 credits per semester, I worked ahead and freed up some credits for my last semester. I love the fact that along with my remaining "needed classes," I can branch out and learn new skills in classes I have actually chosen to take. This semester, I'm taking Cultural Anthropology (an awesome missions class) and Introduction to Communication in Song (a cool music class) just for the experience of broadening my knowledge.
My desire to learn goes hand in hand with PCC's desire to meet my academic needs. The school's well-rounded, distinctly biblical education has proven itself effective throughout the years, and soon I'll be able to use what I've learned out in the real world. I want to learn all that I can, while I can. If only time would stand still just one more time, then I wouldn't have to keep looking back at the clock.0