Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Juggling engineering and basketball

Posted by AveryJ2424 | Tuesday, September 1, 2009 | Category: , , |

Today is Tuesday. We started school last Wednesday and basketball last Monday. Its been a rough week juggling an 18 hr class schedule, with basketball, a non-profit organization, and a recent break up with my girlfriend. I'll start with my classes. I'm majoring in mechanical engineering, which for those of you who don't know, is very hard. Lots and lots and lots and lots of math. Calculus 1, 2, and 3, Modern Algebra, Game Theory, Real Analysis, Differential equations 1, 2, Discrete Math... That's just a few. I'm a senior so I'm pretty much done with math classes. Now I'm on to my engineering classes which so far haven't been bad, BUT I can't tell its just the beginning. The difference between engineering class and regular math classes is that engineering classes have labs and something called recitation. Recitation can be anywhere from another lecture, to a study hr, and some teachers don't even make you go. This semester I have 4 engineering lectures, 3 labs, and 3 recitations, and one analog physics class. My engineering classes are at IUPUI in downtown Indianapolis and my physics class is at Butler. The biggest problem with this crazy schedule is homework. Its very hard to keep track of what is do and when. I will keep y'all updated on how it goes.

Now lets talk basketball... This is my senior year. Its my last chance to get my name out there in order to achieve my dream of playing professional. Ive had a slow college career, but I believe I can achieve my dream depending on how this year goes. Because of this situation, needless to say, there is a lot of pressure on me to perform. Today was a big day because I made my mile time this morning. I had to get a 5:55 and I got a 5:50. This is major for me because I HATE running. Conditioning is my weakest area. Now I have to prepare for the rest of the fitness testing.
I don't talk much about my personal life so long story short, my girlfriend and I broke up about a month ago and Ive been trying to get back with her for about 3 weeks now. Stressful to say the least.
With my non-profit organization, I want to do more with it, but I never have the time. At the beginning of the year and throughout the year, I have collected children's books to send to Uganda Africa for the children there. Ive been back and forth with the UPS foundation about getting a grant to send the books over there, but have made no progress. So now I'm going to have to use the money that was suppose to go to paying for scholarships to send the books. On top of that, I have to find the time to weigh and measure 40-50 boxes of books. I also have the fundraiser that isn't until next April, but Ive been trying to get started with working on that. The first step is to find a few guest speakers. Then I will have to get some media coverage. After that I can begin planning the event.
So as you can see, life is pretty hectic right now. But its always good to stay busy.

Currently have 1 comments:

  1. Avery, great to hear from you. I hope things go well for you this coming season at Butler. Keep the blogs coming and have a big year.

    Coach Kessler