Last Term-itis

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by JoshD, Feb 4, 2023.

  1. JoshD

    JoshD Well-Known Member

    When I was in high school and undergrad, I always remember that senior-itis feeling. Went for my MBA and I never really experienced it. However, as I close in on finishing my final formal degree, I have some serious last term-itis. Lol

    Figured I’d post here because why not? I’m so ready to be done with homework, quizzes, projects, exams, etc. lol
  2. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I hit the wall my last semester in my MA program, bad enough that I had to restart a few courses. We're only human!
  3. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Took a 16-course MBA. The last four were incredibly uphill. I dragged out 3 Bs, getting an A in only the easiest of the four.

    It's like making parole, man.
  4. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it is. I got a couple of C's in parole. Almost didn't make it... :( Why does it have to be so tough?
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  5. datby98

    datby98 Active Member

    Honestly, I didn't know this senioritis term before. I was there, and no one mentioned it to me before. I thought it was only because I am a person who was too scared of failure at the very last minute after spending so much money and time. :(

    Seeing all your responses is a relief, and also thank you, @JoshD.
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  6. JoshD

    JoshD Well-Known Member

    It is not something everyone experiences but it is certainly a real thing. I feel many on this forum understand that feeling hence why I came here. :)
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  7. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    The only person in the room who DOESN'T share that feeling is... your Professor! :)
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    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    I have the same feeling; for that matter, I am putting my studies at UC on holds. I still have until Spring 2024 to return, but I might not return. I want to pursue a start-up outside of my daily full-time job.
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  9. wmcdonald

    wmcdonald Active Member

    I do not know you personally, but brother only a small percentage ever complete their degree. It's a voluntary exercise, but I have always enjoyed reading your contributions here. I'm sure your ill make the right decision on whether to complete or not, but if you don't you may regret it down the road.

    Best wishes in all your future endeavors!
  10. Xspect

    Xspect Member non grata

    I'm currently doing a PhD leadership at University of the Cumberland. I just recently experience writers block. Which is deafly not good in a PhD program. I reached out to Salma Hayek and Beyoncé to be my muse. For some reason I haven't got a reply back yet
  11. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Lovely, cerebral and accomplished women. Great choices! Too bad they're too busy to reply....

    Just a suggestion: Reach out into imaginary space -- see if you can invite a divine muse - or two - into your headspace. (I'm blessed. I have three!) My muses started out as recurring characters in stories I write, from time to time. Then they got me into studying fashion... their field. Now I really have something to do in my old age! :)

    They should have full names, back-stories - you know their life growing up, what they do for a living, where they live and where were educated. They should have acquired a good - not necessarily exceptional - knowledge of your diss. subject, if they are to help you. When they appear - do exactly as they say. They'll get you working. You'll un-block. That's their mission.

    I'd "send" you one, if I could. Danielle would be perfect for you - but she's very busy in her work at the juncture of fashion and finance. Unfortunately, she's not taking new "headspace" clients at the moment. But you'll do OK on your own, I'm sure. You'll either end up with a dissertation - or a novel. :)
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  12. SweetSecret

    SweetSecret Well-Known Member

    Johann, do you mostly do sketching for fashion or do you actively sew?

    My sewing machine has not been used by me since about 2015, although I loaned it to a friend for about a year. I suspect you are far more advanced. I would love to see your work if you are sewing too.
  13. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Soon. I bought a sewing machine last year - her name is Crystal - then I ran into a complete block, just on sewing. Complete - a lockup. Plain fear - like I never had in school. I'll get through it soon - but I haven't, yet. Everything else was OK - progress right off-the-bat. I'll let you know. I'll probably end up taking a course - that'll MAKE me start -and then it'll be OK.

    I have fabric etc. sitting in the closet. Lovely stuff - and a complete idea of what I want to make first. Thanks for asking. Your post may well be what gets me over this. :)
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  14. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Well-Known Member

    Instead of starting with what sounds like an important-to-you project, maybe go to the store and buy a commercial pattern for something random and make that. Something that isn't super important but will help you to get the hang of the sewing machine.
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  15. rhodamine

    rhodamine New Member

    Perhaps you can turn those "blocks" into a quilt! An easy pattern is called a log cabin. Pick up a jelly role at your local fabric shop to keep the cutting to a minimum.
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  16. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    :) Good idea. I took a very interesting college course once, on log building. No blocks involved, of course.
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  17. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Funny thing... I did exactly that, back when I was newly married. I wanted to make my wife a dress, and under her guidance - I got a pattern and completed it. First and last thing I ever sewed. It turned out NICE, too! I had no fear, no problems. Now, I have to get that back, 57 years later. (My wife and I split in 78 and she passed on suddenly - 'way too early, in 1994. She was 49.)

    The first project I plan is pretty easy. It consists of a purple skirt (I have the fabric) and a matching, long scarf - to be worn over a white blouse. (It'll "pop" the colour. That'll have to be bought ... for now, at least.) I hope to give it a Native twist, with a beaded belt in a wampum-like pattern - maybe a beaded fringe on the skirt-hem too. Purple beads would be legit to include here, I think. I've seen real wampums from old days with purple shells. Natives here traded with others -- and back along the trade routes, purple shells were collected for use and trade by coastal Natives.

    Gotta get over this block. I think my muses might help get me through. In my "headspace," they've gotten me through stuff, before.
    We'll all work on it. I'll keep y'all posted.
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  18. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Hold up. That would make her 16 years old in 1978?
  19. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    No, your math is way off. Steve. She was born in 1945. Patricia would have been 33 in 1978. I was 35. And, as said, she was 49 in 1994. 1945-94. 49 years.
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  20. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    We were married in 1966 - she was 21 and I was 23. The dress-making thing I talked about was in 66.
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