Skaftafell: July 20, 2016
I was wearing someone else’s socks, and I felt the water wring between my river-dipped toes as the mountain trail rose.
Q: do I double major in geology or not?
The geology major is 65 credits large: requiring an introductory class,
The socks didn’t quite fit me. They were too tight around the
Historical Geology, Mineralogy, Petrology, Structural Geology,
ankles, and the knit was coarser than my sole was used to. What if these socks weren’t
Geomorphology, Paleontology Stratigraphy,
borrowed and really I was someone else walking in my own slog? I was tired of
3 electives, 2 semesters of senior seminar, Chemistry I, Chemistry II,
playing the geologist who separates her poetry and field notes
Biology I, Biology II, Calculus I, Calculus II. My creative
into different notebooks. I was tired of being the scientific voice in workshop to correct tries
writing major is only 44 credits: 4 workshops, 3 literature
at geologic metaphors. Wouldn’t it just be easier to stay in someone else’s socks
classes, 2 introductory classes, and 1 elective. The Geology minor
and exist as one or the other?
was 33 credits, and I just wanted some balance between the two.