Allie’s Academie Journal, Day 3: The Basics

When I was complaining about how hard my college classes were last fall, I never imagined that I’d have the opposite problem a year later. Basics. You’ve got to be kidding me. To a lazy person, this would probably sound like heaven. Friends in high school told me about jobs where you could just sit around all day and do nothing and get paid for it. But who wants to sit around and do nothing? Not me.

But it’s worse than that. I’m not just doing nothing. Today I had to diagram sentences and review basic equations. And I couldn’t even express my distress because there was Stevie all the while, working hard in a class where apparently, she belongs. I don’t really get it. I don’t know her well yet, but she seems smart enough. I wonder what her story is? How is she always so happy? How did she end up waitressing instead of going to college? And how didn’t she get this basic stuff down pat before she left high school?

And then there’s my bunkmate…