Freewheelin' Pilgrim

The Ramblings and Misadventures of a Wayward Gentleman

The Ongoing Confusion of my Mind. Part One

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In an attempt to be like a lot of other bloggers, I thought I’d write a bit about my life in general.

Ok, so last year I took a break from University because I couldn’t get motivated. So I took a year off. Then in November, I thought “I’d like to be a teacher!” so I switched my degree from a Bachelor of Arts to a Bachelor of Education. So University is back again, and I read up on the units I’m studying. Turns out an Education Degree, without first completingย  an Arts Degree, is 6 YEARS. So, your hero decided he’d switch back to an Arts Degree with a double major in English Literature and Journalism.

Now, this all seems straightforward.ย  Maybe SLIGHTLY confusing, but more or less straightforward. But here’s where it gets complicated. I saw an advertisement on TV last night advertising a ministry college. Ever since I was a child, I’ve been somewhat obsessed with religion, and being a Minister/Reverend/Pastor/Preacher is REALLY appealing. But turns out they already began their semester three weeks ago. So I send them an email asking whether I could commence studying there in second semester. They get back to me and tell me it’s fine and that if I so desired, I could start this week (but not wanting to be behind the 8-ball, I think that I’d best start at the beginning of a semester).

So, what do I do?! Do I continue half-heartedly with an Arts Degree for the next two years with the intent of becoming a teacher after a further 2 or 3? Do I continue with my Arts Degree for this semester and fork out $1600 for a semester of learning which would be more or less useless, and then commence with the Ministry College? Or do I simply get a low-wage job and quit higher education completely?!

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Written by Gypo Nolan

February 28, 2011 at 5:40 am

Posted in Rants

99 Responses

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  1. First of all, I love that you have category devoted entirely to rants ๐Ÿ˜€

    Second of all, which path would make you the happiest? Remember, what you study can impact what you do for the rest of your life. You want to be happy for the rest of your life, don’t you? Go with whatever seems the most enjoyable and fulfilling for you. If you feel half-hearted or unpassionate towards something, don’t do it. You don’t want to be stuck that way. Whatever you choose, don’t quit and get a low-wage job! That’s loser-y!(for lack of a better word)

    Hope I helped.

    Carole Irene

    March 1, 2011 at 10:47 am

  2. 1. Hehe there are sure to be many ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. Thank you li’l CI, that actually was a big help ๐Ÿ™‚

    Mark

    March 1, 2011 at 11:28 am

  3. 1. Haha you don’t really seem an angry person to me.

    2. I’m glad ๐Ÿ™‚

    Carole Irene

    March 2, 2011 at 1:03 am

  4. 1. Only when people feed my chimp bubblegum!

    2. The dizzy dame as my guide, what could go wrong? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Mark

    March 2, 2011 at 2:43 am

  5. 1. God forbid!

    2. Everything ๐Ÿ˜€

    Carole Irene

    March 2, 2011 at 9:27 am

  6. 1. I’ve been saying it all week ๐Ÿ˜ฆ it’s just so hilarious how he says it! There’s Ava, merrily offering the chimp bubblegum and suddenly Gabe waltzes in and snaps her head off!

    2. We would make such a good screwball comedy team!

    Mark

    March 2, 2011 at 10:50 am

  7. 1. I’m going to start saying it too and see if my friends think I’m weirder, if that’s possible!

    2. Oh my God can you imagine?! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Carole Irene

    March 2, 2011 at 3:34 pm

  8. 1. They should think you’re funny, not weird!

    2. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ what characters would be?!

    Mark

    March 2, 2011 at 6:26 pm

  9. 1. Pshaw, they think I’m funny…in a bad way!

    Carole Irene

    March 3, 2011 at 2:08 am

  10. 1. Phillistines!

    I meant to say would WE be >.<

    Mark

    March 3, 2011 at 2:31 am

  11. 1. Huh? Sorry.

    2. I actually think we should be our own characters, to add to the chaos ๐Ÿ˜€

    Carole Irene

    March 3, 2011 at 4:01 am

  12. 1. They don’t appreciate your Dorothy Parker wit!

    2. And what’s our hilarious predicament? ๐Ÿ˜€

    Mark

    March 3, 2011 at 11:31 am

  13. 1. No they don’t, you’re right!

    2. Anything you want it to be! Something new happens to me everyday, so I’m kinda jaded to hilarious predicaments. For example, yesterday my friends and I found a freshman’s planner and messed around in it (remind me to post about that!) Later on that day, we almost broke the mustard dispenser in the cafeteria, because my friends just HAVE to eat fries with mustard and mayo mixed together (ACK). Having no strong gents in school, one dame needs to hold the dispenser (friend) and the other needs to smack the pump with her small fist of iron (me). We successfully sprayed mustard everywhere and got yelled at by the lunch lady. That’s just a normal day in my life.

    Carole Irene

    March 3, 2011 at 12:52 pm

  14. 1. I can picture you sitting there, not saying much, but when you do, it’s a razor-sharp witticism!

    2. That first part made me howl! But the second part made me gag! Mustard and mayo?! Bleeeeech!

    Mark

    March 3, 2011 at 3:34 pm

  15. 1. I actually never shut up most of the time, and all of it is quite acidic!

    2. You should smell it. It’s SPLENDID.

    Carole Irene

    March 4, 2011 at 2:34 am

  16. 1. *filled with longing to meet you right now and not have to wait until stupid old Feburary stupid old 11th stupid old 2012*

    2. Eeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwww

    Mark

    March 4, 2011 at 10:52 am

  17. That’s when you’re coming? Don’t worry, though, I’ll be a college gal then so I’ll hopefully be cooler, and we can always fill the void with comments like these, and stories, and photos ๐Ÿ˜€

    Carole Irene

    March 4, 2011 at 11:08 am

  18. Somehow I don’t think we’ll run out of things to talk about ๐Ÿ˜€

    Mark

    March 4, 2011 at 2:03 pm

  19. Never! We can go on forever!

    Carole Irene

    March 4, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    • ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ Hooray! I just know I’ll bawl when I have to leave!

      MarkGable

      March 4, 2011 at 7:27 pm

  20. How long are you staying? I need to make up an agenda of places to take you!

    Carole Irene

    March 5, 2011 at 12:47 am

    • Well, I might stay a week ๐Ÿ™‚

      Mark

      March 5, 2011 at 9:37 am

  21. That’s swell! I already have some ideas ๐Ÿ˜€

    Carole Irene

    March 5, 2011 at 10:14 am

  22. I can’t wait ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll have to bring you a gift!

    Mark

    March 5, 2011 at 12:48 pm

  23. Oh no! Please don’t, you really don’t have to do all that for me!

    Carole Irene

    March 5, 2011 at 12:58 pm

  24. *raises hand for silence* I will bring you a little Tasmanian Devil and I’ll sew a little cowboy hat on him so it’ll remind you of me ๐Ÿ™‚

    Mark

    March 5, 2011 at 4:43 pm

  25. That’s so sweet of you. But still, you really don’t have to! Being able to see you is gift enough ๐Ÿ™‚

    Carole Irene

    March 5, 2011 at 9:23 pm

  26. You’ll probably see me and hurry away ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Mark

    March 5, 2011 at 10:53 pm

  27. Dear God! Why would I? I’ll run, but towards you, not away!

    Carole Irene

    March 6, 2011 at 10:30 am

  28. *blushes from ear to ear*

    Mark

    March 6, 2011 at 7:08 pm

  29. Awww, my tomato-faced lug!

    Carole Irene

    March 7, 2011 at 2:26 am

  30. My blush-inducing peachy-keen dame ๐Ÿ™‚

    Mark

    March 7, 2011 at 2:37 am

  31. Haha nice one! On a totally random note, is it true your toilet flushes the wrong way because you live on the other side of the world? That’s what my friend told me (the one who said platypuses are poisonous lmao)

    Carole Irene

    March 7, 2011 at 4:29 am

  32. That’s quite true! Unlike her other claim which is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.

    Mark

    March 7, 2011 at 7:25 am

  33. COOOOOLLL. If I ever go to Tasmania, I’m so flushing all the toilets I come across.
    Another random note: where is part two of the ongoing confusion of your mind? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Carole Irene

    March 7, 2011 at 8:05 am

  34. Hahaha there’s a reason to come visit me ๐Ÿ˜€
    It’ll happen when I have another debacle ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Mark

    March 7, 2011 at 4:52 pm

  35. But you would have to physically drag me away from your backwards toilets if you want me to pay any attention to you!

    Carole Irene

    March 8, 2011 at 3:28 am

  36. I’d just wait for you to get tired of it and then ignore you when you came to me to do something fun ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Mark

    March 8, 2011 at 7:52 am

  37. You’re a meanie! But you’re a wonderful meanie at that ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Carole Irene

    March 8, 2011 at 10:24 am

  38. ๐Ÿ™‚ as if I’d ignore you! When I come see you I’ll be like clamped onto your arm in wonder!

    Mark

    March 8, 2011 at 11:11 am

  39. Enough making me blush!!!

    Carole Irene

    March 8, 2011 at 12:25 pm

  40. I’ll likely be terrified of the city!

    Mark

    March 8, 2011 at 1:00 pm

  41. What? Why? Noo Yawk City? ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Carole Irene

    March 8, 2011 at 1:33 pm

  42. I’ll be intimidated and filled with wonder and awe!

    Mark

    March 8, 2011 at 4:49 pm

  43. If I hold your hand the whole time, would that make things better? ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’ve already thought of a zillion places I’d like to take you!

    Carole Irene

    March 8, 2011 at 6:05 pm

  44. *nods shyly* yes ๐Ÿ™‚
    I really can’t wait! Seriously, it’s like every Christmas and birthday rolled into one big excitement!

    Mark

    March 8, 2011 at 6:55 pm

  45. Aww you cutie of course! I’ll hold it the whole time, even if our hands get all sweaty ๐Ÿ˜‰
    In Brooklyn, I want to take you to the 1940s soda shop, walking along the shore, the Jewish neighborhood, the park, Coney Island, and I really can’t think of anything else here. In Manhattan, I want to take you to the Film Forum so we can watch classic films, Planet Hollywood restaurant so you can eat sucky food while enjoying Hollywood memorabilia, toys r us so you can knock yourself out (and ride the ferris wheel), madame tussaud’s wax museum so we can pose with the figures, THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART!! (my fav) so we can get lost among the art (they also have some great pieces from the 20s and 30s), Times Square because everyone needs to see that, Chinatown so you can see the weirdest stuff in the world, and…whatever else you would like to see!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Carole Irene

    March 8, 2011 at 11:52 pm

  46. …I seriously have tears streaming down my face I’m that excited…

    Mark

    March 9, 2011 at 2:02 am

  47. Oh you’re so cute! There’s no need to cry! I hope I’ll be good company ๐Ÿ˜€

    Carole Irene

    March 9, 2011 at 4:50 am

  48. I just can’t wait!!!

    Mark

    March 9, 2011 at 12:51 pm

  49. HOW COULD I FORGET?!?!?! The Museum of the Moving Image in Queens! It’s a museum devoted entirely to classic film, and it’s located at the Marx Brother’s former studio!!!!!!

    Carole Irene

    March 9, 2011 at 3:29 pm

  50. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ *is lost for words*

    Mark

    March 9, 2011 at 3:47 pm

  51. I’ve never been to it myself. It was closed for renovations for quite a while, and it just recently reopened. I need to visit soon!!!

    Carole Irene

    March 9, 2011 at 11:09 pm

  52. You’d go without you li’l classic movie pal? ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Mark

    March 10, 2011 at 12:00 am

  53. Of course I’m going to take you, but I want to see it for myself first. I can never take someone to a place without having been there once myself ๐Ÿ™‚

    Carole Irene

    March 10, 2011 at 1:37 am

  54. Hmmm I guess that’s logical ๐Ÿ™‚ oh I just can’t wait!

    Mark

    March 10, 2011 at 2:40 am

  55. In trying to think of what else…but it probably won’t fit in a week!!!

    Carole Irene

    March 10, 2011 at 3:03 am

  56. *thinks maybe I’ll stay for 10 days*

    Mark

    March 10, 2011 at 7:52 am

  57. I think you should!!!!

    Carole Irene

    March 10, 2011 at 10:56 am

  58. ๐Ÿ˜€ done!

    Mark

    March 10, 2011 at 3:08 pm

  59. Really?! HOORAY!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Carole Irene

    March 10, 2011 at 11:36 pm

  60. Oh, if I’m there 10 days, I might as well make it a fortnight!

    Mark

    March 11, 2011 at 12:37 am

  61. Teehee!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Carole Irene

    March 11, 2011 at 8:55 am

  62. I’m already planning it! That should explain how I feel ๐Ÿ™‚

    Carole Irene

    March 12, 2011 at 4:03 am

  63. I’m already daydreaming about it constantly!!!!

    Mark

    March 12, 2011 at 11:59 am

  64. Me too! I’m imagining all the fun we will have ๐Ÿ™‚

    Carole Irene

    March 12, 2011 at 1:02 pm

  65. It’ll be the best time ever!

    Mark

    March 12, 2011 at 2:52 pm

  66. Without a doubt!:D

    Carole Irene

    March 12, 2011 at 5:10 pm

  67. I want it to be now!

    Mark

    March 12, 2011 at 6:47 pm

  68. I wish I could go forward into the future…first and last time I’d wish that!

    Carole Irene

    March 13, 2011 at 4:32 am

  69. ๐Ÿ™‚ you’ve made me smile ๐Ÿ™‚

    Mark

    March 13, 2011 at 4:59 am

  70. Hooray for your megawatt dimpled smile! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Carole Irene

    March 13, 2011 at 5:27 am

  71. ๐Ÿ˜€ hehehe! I hope you like the real deal!

    Mark

    March 13, 2011 at 12:42 pm

  72. I know I will ๐Ÿ™‚

    Carole Irene

    March 13, 2011 at 12:59 pm

  73. ๐Ÿ™‚ maybe you won’t see my resemblance to Gabe ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Mark

    March 13, 2011 at 7:55 pm

  74. How could I not? It’s a huge resemblance!

    Carole Irene

    March 14, 2011 at 2:24 am

  75. ๐Ÿ™‚ you make living a joy!

    Mark

    March 14, 2011 at 1:23 pm

  76. Here’s some randomness for ya: I’m in piano right now, but instead of playing, I’m making fart noises with different settings on the keyboard ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Carole Irene

    March 15, 2011 at 5:19 am

  77. I used to do that as well with Boris Karloff Pal ๐Ÿ˜€

    Mark

    March 15, 2011 at 4:24 pm

  78. I got yelled at ๐Ÿ˜ฆ “STOP MAKING OBSCENE NOISES WITH THE INSTRUMENT!” ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Carole Irene

    March 16, 2011 at 12:44 am

  79. *sniggers* you’re a mischievous one!

    Mark

    March 16, 2011 at 1:12 am

  80. One of my teachers calls me feisty ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Carole Irene

    March 16, 2011 at 6:26 am

  81. Hahaha I’d agree!

    Mark

    March 16, 2011 at 6:44 am

  82. I dunno if it’s an insult or a compliment!

    Carole Irene

    March 16, 2011 at 10:05 am

  83. Compliment if said in the right way, insult if said dismissively!

    Mark

    March 16, 2011 at 11:38 am

  84. Well, this teacher really likes me for some reason, so I guess she meant it as a compliment ๐Ÿ™‚

    Carole Irene

    March 16, 2011 at 1:21 pm

  85. ๐Ÿ˜€ hurray! Victory for CI! I bet you’re the teacher’s pet!

    Mark

    March 16, 2011 at 2:52 pm

  86. Heheheh nope! Another girl is teacher’s pet.

    Carole Irene

    March 16, 2011 at 11:38 pm

  87. Is she an egghead? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Mark

    March 16, 2011 at 11:55 pm

  88. She’s worse! She’s a dumbass!

    Carole Irene

    March 17, 2011 at 12:41 am

  89. Push her over at graduation ๐Ÿ˜€

    Mark

    March 17, 2011 at 1:40 am

  90. BAHAHA! You’re a genius! But I don’t want to cause a big scene…I’ll just step on her foot with my heels ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Carole Irene

    March 17, 2011 at 5:05 am

  91. Hehehehehe ๐Ÿ˜€ how diabolical ๐Ÿ™‚

    Mark

    March 17, 2011 at 5:40 am

  92. For a dame, it is ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Carole Irene

    March 17, 2011 at 6:54 am

  93. The Diabolical Dizzy Dame ๐Ÿ™‚

    Mark

    March 17, 2011 at 10:54 am

  94. The Dangerous Diabolical Dizzy Dame ๐Ÿ™‚

    Carole Irene

    March 17, 2011 at 11:31 am

  95. The Delightful Dangerous Diabolical Dizzy Dame ๐Ÿ™‚

    Mark

    March 17, 2011 at 2:06 pm

  96. The Dirty Delightful Dangerous Diabolical Dizzy Dame

    Carole Irene

    March 17, 2011 at 10:48 pm


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