Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A Bit About My Course

The course I take at college is called Principles of Management. It's part of a Human Resource Diploma I am very close to completing.

Well as with any college course there is group work. We have a group project that is due in a couple of weeks and the topic is 'Green Housing'. We are given a 'green house' building business scenario and we are to analyze it.

The portion I needed to have ready for tonight's group meeting was research on how generation X, generation Y and the baby boomers view environmentally friendly housing. So baby boomers are born from 1946 to 1961, generation X are people born from 1962 to 1979 and generation Y are born from 1980 to 1999. These dates do vary depending on which article you read.

I spend about 2.5 hours last night searching the Internet looking for information. It wasn't easy finding something but I did find something I could use. The information is not that exciting so I won't bore you with it but I just wanted to share a bit about what I study in school.

I must admit juggling school around chemo is a challenge but so far I've been lucky with exams falling on good weeks .... not bad. I haven't told one person at school that I'm under treatment for cancer and I want to keep it that way.

This afternoon is coffee with our breast cancer support group and tonight school.

Looks like another gorgeous day out there ....


S. F. Heron said...

I'm glad you have something as an outlet to keep your mind occupied. That's the roughest part of this - the thinking.

Have fun at class :)

Renee said...

You amaze me Daria and I wonder if you know how remarkable you are.

Daria about a week before you need more sleeves or when you are on your last one, put a message on my blog and I will send them right out.


Anonymous said...

It IS another gorgeous day out there - lucky us!
Your project sounds very intersting, especially to us tree huggers!
Glad to hear you are out and about. We really do need to get together soon!

Michelle said...

Yay always for gorgeous days, and brain stretching stuff....sometimes :)


Kairol Rosenthal said...

Just read your comments on Cancer Banter and wanted to check out your blog too. It is amazing to read about your whirlwind with chemo and classes. Hang in there.

I see you have a link to my site up. Thanks! I you haven't checked it out yet - my book Everything Changes: The Insider's Guide to Cancer in Your 20s and 30s is now on the shelves.

Be Well,


Barry said...

I finished my BA through night and summer school, so I know hsat an effort it takes to work and complete courses. Of course I wasn't battling cancer at the time either.

I'm really glad its going well for you! Congratulations.

LatestThinking said...

Interesting blog and post, but it’s missing an important part of the equation: Generation Jones, born 1954-1965, between the Boomers and Generation X. Google Generation Jones, and you’ll see it’s gotten a ton of media attention, and many top commentators from many top publications and networks (Washington Post, Time magazine, NBC, Newsweek, ABC, etc.) now specifically use this term. In fact, The Associated Press' annual Trend Report chose the Rise of Generation Jones as the #1 trend of 2009.

It is important to distinguish between the post-WWII demographic boom in births vs. the cultural generations born during that era. Generations are a function of the common formative experiences of its members, not the fertility rates of its parents. Many experts now believe it breaks down this way:

DEMOGRAPHIC boom in babies: 1946-1964
Baby Boom GENERATION: 1942-1953
Generation Jones: 1954-1965
Generation X: 1966-1978

Here is a recent op-ed about GenJones as the new generation of leadership in USA TODAY:

Here's a page with a good overview of recent media interest in GenJones:

nollyposh said...

YOU are amazing! But you don't have to do it all the hard way you know, i bet if you let the teacher in on things you might find that they can provide some special dispensation that will maybe give you some privileges like 'time'... A little extra time to complete things to fit in with your treatment... Let the world love you Daria you don't need to be a brick! *Kissez*

Roxanne said...

What an inspiration you are to me, Daria. I've been wondering about your school. Thanks for sharing. Guess, I'm a few generations down the alphabet:)