My name is Caitlin. I was born and raised in Fairbanks. I lived there till this past May 2014, and I decided to move to Silverdale, Washington due to “friend”(we started dating after I moved down here) that was in the Navy. I am in love with Washington and honestly not living in Alaska any more.
I have been going to UAF since, sadly, 2007. I started out my freshmen year wanting to be a dentist due to a love with improving smiles. I found that I was terrible at math, and had no motivation for school. After two years I switched my focus to becoming a hygienist, but had the thought processes of becoming a dental assistant before hygiene school. I completed the dental assisting program and started working full time as an assistant. Over the past five years as an assistant I have come to realize that I do not enjoy the dental field.So last year I took an accounting class and loved it, I then switched my degree focus to Accounting.
I’m honestly taking this class because I need it. I do love love love to read, I can sit and read for hours. BUT when it is required to read, I can’t seen to find it in me to want to read that book and then have to write about it! So I am hoping that I can change my ways with this class and help me become a better writer and required reader.
Caitlin, I am also an accounting major. I took two classes last year but I’m not sure I love it so I am taking a break from them this semester. Ruth Prato was my professor for both classes and I loved her! If you have a chance to take a class with her I would definitely recommend it!
Finding the right major can definitely be difficult. I thought about being an accounting major, but I realized that my own personal goals were met better by psychology. Hopefully you find accounting to be more to your liking than dentistry.
I hear you on required reading. Sometimes it’s like pulling teeth to finish on time (see what I did there?). I don’t expect any miraculous reading change over night. Just do your best and avoid horizontal surfaces, cushy beds and the like when reading for class. I barely survived Moby Dick last fall because I always read in bed and was out like a light after but one paragraph. Welcome to class!