Hey everyone, it’s R.S. Noel here with another obligatory post! I’ve been completely swamped with college related course-work and haven’t really had the time to sit down and write out a post without any distractions going on in my mind. Here’s a quick update on my official grades for the Winter Semester 2018 session: I received an “A” in Economics 102 (Macroeconomics), and I received an “A” in Accounting 120 (Computerized Accounting). The fact that it was just a single month-long semester, would certainly understate the fact of just how difficult it was to keep up with the assignments and also finding the time to study and do any extra credit work on the side. It was definitely taxing on me (no pun intended).
Now, here’s my schedule for Spring Semester 2018:
Accounting 102: Managerial Accounting
Business Administration 106: Business Written Communications
Business Administration 120: Business Law I
Economics 101: Microeconomics
Accounting 121: Advanced Computerized Accounting
With that said, being an Accounting and Computer/Information Science Major will be one of the more challenging parts of my life; without a single doubt in my mind. Accounting by itself is hard enough (from what people say, of course. But I beg to differ. If you’re dedicated enough, anything’s possible). But to add insult to injury, I’ll also have to take classes for my CS/IS major such as: Calculus II, Calculus III, Differential Mathematics, and Computational Mathematics. Of course, I can very well just decide to Minor in CS/IS and Major in Accounting; so I can bypass most of that. Who knows, I might very well do that to save me the headache.
Otherwise, I’m doing good. For this entire week that I have off, I’ve been reviewing the material from Accounting 101 “Financial Accounting”, and also reading my Business Administration 120 – “Business Law” book. With that said, this semester will likely be one of the more challenging semesters – but after I’m done with these classes, I’ll have a “gap year” between when I transfer from my current community college and the 4-year university I’ll be attending in 2019.
I decided to take a year off so I can work 2 (maybe even 3 jobs – the 3rd being YouTube! If you haven’t checked out my channel yet, I post reviews on Netflix shows, movies, and also analyze different current events).
Anyways, I’ll be saving up as much money as I can possible. Of course, I also have about $5,000 of debt to pay off as well (spread out *unevenly* between 2 credit cards). I’ll be focused on that first (obviously haha), and then I’ll be working to purely save for when I transfer. I plan on staying either near-campus or on-campus. Oh, I forgot to mention, I’m going to a cal state university. I have a Transfer-Degree with this particular cal state university (a contract essentially). So I’ve fulfilled my part of the bargain, and now I get priority registration. My current GPA is 3.514, so with the spring semester, I’m hoping I get at least a GPA of 3.6.
Anyways, like I was saying, I’m hoping to dorm with whoever I can near-campus, since it’ll only be about $600-$900 dollars (split between 2 people, so that would come out to a total of either $1,200 or $1,800). If I dorm with 3 people, I could split those numbers yet again; so it would be about $400-$600 per person. And of course, if I dorm with 3 other guys, that would be $300-$450 per person. Ideally though, I would just like to dorm with only 1 other guy (maybe 2 total, but nothing higher than that). Basically, I want to be able to have more privacy and leeway to come in later than usual due to the nature of difficulty with Accounting and Computer/Information Science. I know I’ll be up all-day and all-night studying away.
Not to mention, I know I’ll be getting my Masters in Tax Accounting. Being that it is in high-demand for at least the next 2 decades, I know it’s an avenue I’d like to explore so that I can have some comfort in my potential job prospects in the future. It would also be cool if I could file people’s taxes. It doesn’t pay big, but it’s definitely something I would do on the side to help alleviate the stress of “tax season” starting as early as October and ending on April 15 (in the U.S. of course, admittedly; I don’t think it works exactly the same in every single country).
Well anyways, I’ll definitely try and make the best of 2018 and half of 2019. I know these months will be the last time I can really hang out with friends and enjoy the company of my family. For the last 2 years, I’ve been hanging out periodically with my best friend Zach, and it’ll be somewhat sad to have to say goodbye to him for this period of my life. Being that I’ll be driving exponentially less than I do now, I’ll have to make sure I hang out with him; and my older brother as well, as much as I can.
Anyways, that’s what I’ve been up to lately. I really hope everyone here in WordPress’ network has been having a good year so far as well. I’m sorry I can’t really have a regular posting schedule, but I’ll definitely be more free after this spring semester coming up.
As for the potential jobs I’m hoping to do for the entire year I have off from college; I’m hoping to work in a small/medium office where I can do bookkeeping using accounting software like QuickBooks, Peach Tree, and/or Great Plains. Being that I’m somewhat proficient now in QuickBooks, I can only hope I can emulate the same success in the spring semester with Peach Tree and Great Plains. Or, if that doesn’t work out, I’m hoping to work at Costco as a stocker, or something along that line. I also hope to be able to continue tutoring at my community college.
Oh yeah, and I forgot to mention I’ll be taking Business Calculus sometime during the year I have off. I’ll be taking it at another community college though, so I’ll have to transfer that future grade to my current community college before I send out my official transcripts to the cal state university I’ll be attending.
Well, that pretty much sums up what I’ve been up to lately! I’d like to hear how you guys are doing, so never feel shy or weary of leaving a comment here on the post! Thank you again to all of my followers who have stuck with me (even though I know I don’t post all that much right now). I promise to make it up one day with all of the book ideas I’ve written out over the course of my life. Thank you again, and I’ll speak with you soon!
Forever in Your Debt,