Monday, August 23, 2010


This was my horoscope today according to my Google account:

You have your sights set on long-term goals now and you should be able to make a lot of progress if you don't expect too much, too fast. Your 10th House of Status is amped up by energetic Mars, yet you can still get away with being a bit too pushy. No one seems to mind your straightforward manner today as long as you also take the necessary time to listen to what others have to say, too.

Now I'm not saying that I'm one of those "Woo Woo Chicks" or anything, bu it's funny how these things are sometimes spot on isn't it? This pretty much sums up my first day of school at the U. It felt very different from the first days I've had in the past. I'm not sure if that is because that is what first days of college are supposed to feel like, or if it's because I have made tremendous strides in the maturity department over the last seven months. Either way, I am looking forward to this semester, and I feel like I can handle school/life in general on my own for the first time.

All of my classes are pretty difficult, but I have awesome teachers who are excited and willing to go the extra mile to teach their students. I haven't had my "Does ET Exist?" class yet, but I have high hopes. I really hope I'm not let down. If all else fails, at least I know someone in the class and we can wallow in our shared misery if the class totally bombs.


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Back to School.

It's that wonderful time of year again! A time to shop for new clothes, purchase the necessary books/school supplies, drag my sorry carcass out of bed earlier, and drain the majority of my savings account to pay tuition. Sadly, as I say goodbye to Summer, I'm also saying goodbye to pretty much every last scent I worked so hard to earn over the last six months. I do not let this bring me down, however, because this school year is going to be different. I'm starting this year with brand new motivation and ambition. I have to admit, I am a little nervous, but not for the classes themselves. I'm more worried about me making it to each class on time. Not knowing the campus as well as I'd like, I hope I've planned enough time between each class to avoid tardiness. Tomorrow's schedule goes as follows:

10:45-11:35 US Government
11:50-12:40 1st Aid
2:00-2:50 Intro to Quantitative Reasoning (Algebra)

It shouldn't be too bad. I've got 15 minutes between my first two classes, and hour between the second and third.  Tuesdays and Thursdays I have Institute and a class called "Does ET Exist?" and there is about a 3 1/2 hour gap between the two. I know... I have to be one of the biggest nerds on the planet to be taking a class called "Does ET Exist?", and yes... it is indeed a class about  the existence of extraterrestrial life. According to the UofU's website, the class can take up to 100 students, but only 11 have signed up. I feel less lame knowing I have a friend in the class. Well, a friend of a friend, John, who is friends with my best friend, Travis. It's a 1080 class, and I've never been particularly good at science, so I hope the class isn't to difficult for me to handle. I'm realizing now that all of my classes are either science or math related. Oh goodness... what have I gotten myself into! I'm sure I'll be fine tomorrow. My dad gave me the annual 1st day of school father's blessing, a tradition my family has had as far back as I can remember.

I'm looking at the clock and the new, self-motivated, over achieving version of myself is realizing that the later I stay up, the harder it will be to get out of bed in the morning. So, like I previously mentioned, I will be dragging my "sorry carcass" out of bed promptly at 7:00 am to enjoy a hearty breakfast and head off to my first day of Fall Semester. Wish me luck!



Hello! My name is Taylor Merrill, and I have decided to start blogging. It's pretty much all the rage now, so I've decided to hop on the bandwagon. I'm not really sure what to tell you, or what to write about in future posts, but you can expect a variety of stories and random thoughts that occur to me throughout my day. Some might be funny, some might get a little heavy, but rest assured that you will be entertained no matter what.