Tuesday, April 26, 2016

My Plans for the Rest of the Day

I am not positive as to whether or not I am for sure but I can be pretty positive to the fact that I am pretty sure I have OCD. Everyday I find it quite vital that I write out my day schedule. It helps me to piece together my day or otherwise my mind becomes way too cluttered. So my daily plan is something that I will write about on today's blog. So I plan on working here in the library until around 3 or 3:15. I plan on finishing these blogs and then completing my presentation for my College Writing Research project. Once I am done with this I am going to head over to the Lewis fitness center where I will take a little break and get some stress relief on a two and a half mile run. Working out is definitely my form of stress relief throughout the day. I love the feeling that I get after one of my runs I truly feel like I can just conquer the world which is the feeling that I am currently looking forward to due to my current afternoon tiredness that always seems to hit me around this time. After my run I plan on heading back to the library to complete the rest of my homework. My main goal is to study, study, study for my Culture and Civilization exam. I am not too concerned on this test because I have done pretty well on the last two but I also do not want to jinx myself in any way possible. After I have done that I usually stay till around 6:30 in the library and then I head home for dinner, which is probably my favorite part of the night. After that I plan on relaxing and just to continue studying for my exam tomorrow. Wish me luck!
So much is going on

Seriously I can't even write in words just how much seems to be going on now that we are here at the end of the semester. It seems like a lot of things are starting to pile on top of one another and I am trying my very best to take a deep breathe and let this happen one thing at a time. I am not really surprised with my feelings at this end of the semester. It seems that this feeling always comes to me. I think it is mainly my nerves and trying to just finish up the semester on a strong note. I am confident that I will but for some reason I always get a little nervous that I won't. Today I am working on breaking my schedule down and working on specific priorities at first. My first goal is to complete the class presentation for this college writing class because know that I have my paper complete this task should not be too difficult at all. Once I have finished that for the day I am then going to go on and study for my culture and civilization exam which is tomorrow. I am not too worried about this test but I also know that it is quite vital that I study in order to do well on the exam. I am really trying my best to not allow this stress to get to me too much.

Monday, April 25, 2016

A Year Ago Today

Wow, so I am currently thinking in my head and looking back on the past tonight. I am trying to remember not specifically but in more broad terms what I was up to last year at this time and what my feelings were. To be completely honest I wasn't quite sure how I felt about going to Lewis. I was excited but nervous as to whether or not I was making the right choice for my college career. Luckily I am able to confidently say yes to this today which makes me very happy. It was hard last year making my college choice when I heard so much feedback from high school friends and learned where they were going. Many of my friends were going far away and I truly did not want to do this, but it made me wonder whether I was making a mistake. I am happy to say today that I indeed was not making a mistake it just seemed at the time that many people had their own opinions on what or where I should go with my life but my parents always reminded me to make the decision for myself and to do what I wanted to do and what I knew was best for myself. Lewis is the perfect school for me because it allows me to be close to my home which I love but also allows me to keep my job and make money. I find that college has taught me major responsibility and how I am now accountable for things in my life.
Monday is Complete

Wow I seriously can't believe that this is my last monday of actual school in my first year of college! It has literally shocked me how fast this year has flown by. I remember in high school things went fast and then people would tell me to just wait for college when things fly by even faster and it seriously could not be more true. I seriously love Lewis and am so impressed with all of the knowledge I have gained in just one year. Looking back I sometimes can't believe all that has happened in only a year, but right now it seems that this year just flew by completely. If I had to choose a school all over again I would most definitely choose Lewis University every single time. I feel at home at this school and I am in love with the environment and campus that this school has to offer.
popcorn and homework

Okay so tonight I am trying to catch up on a lot of different bits and pieces of homework and assignments for the end of the semester. I love getting the chance to get caught up on this stuff. While I was working my mom actually suprised me with a bowl of her homemade popcorn which is by far my absolute favorite dessert and she surprises me every once in a while with it. She makes it on the stove and it just always has that perfect taste. For some reason I actually enjoy doing my homework in the evening. It is soothing and relaxing to me. I love my tea at night and and relaxing with it. It gives me a chance to take a deep breate, breath in and prepare for the next day ahead! I love how at Lewis my schedule varies from mondays to tuesdays because it seems to keep things more interesting and changes things up throughout my week.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Whats my plans for later

So later today I plan on just finishing a bunch of homework and projects that just need to get done because if they don't it will truly bug me! I love sundays because I find that on this day I get a chance to catch up and prepare for the week that is ahead. I worked the close shift last week and I am so very glad that its not something I need to do this weekend. I can honestly say that working the close shift at my job can be a little stressful at times. We are responsible for all of the deposits and closing on money for the end of the night which makes me nervous at times to have such a big responsibility but I am also honored that my boss trusts me with this very important job. I remember one night the cash register was under by 500 dollars and I freaked out. I remember going crazy. I went looking to make sure I had collected all of the money and recounted the money multiple times. I decided at one point that it was getting late and I needed to call my boss to make him aware of the situation. Once I called him he started laughing and said oh sorry that was me I took it out this morning! I was so thankful and relieved but was screaming inside at the fact that I had been frantic for about one hour! At least I know that for next time I will just call my boss right away if this were to happen again, but hopefully never, haha.

Currently the biggest thing on my brain seems to be grades. We are coming near the end of the semester and it seems that during this time in the semester grades seem to be very important. It is also irritating because one or two of my grades is at the border line point from an A- to an A and I really just want the A! Hardwork and effort are both very important to me in my academic career as I realize that it is the only way that I am going to make progress in my life. I must stay focused on all of the wonderful content that I am learning and keep making my brain grow and develop to new different levels. The grades that I have I believe are a true reflection of my work ethic and I want to hold the standards of an exceptional work ethic. I am excited to see where my grades turn out but am also anxious. I just know that I must stay focused these last few weeks of the semester.
This past weekend

Okay, let me begin by saying that this past weekend has honestly been just so awesome!! I am absolutely in love with this weekend. On friday my sister was going to prom so my entire family and I went to go see her prom pictures. All of the girls looked absolutely beautiful at the pictures. I couldn't believe how stunning my sister was! After the prom pictures my mom and I headed out for some errands. She is my absolute favorite person to go shopping with and honestly my very favorite person to hang out with. We always have such a nice time together. Speaking of which, I must find her something perfect for mothers day this year! Well anyways we first went to go visit my grandpa joe just to relax with him for about an hour which was wonderful. I love listening to him talk he has the best sense of humor and is seriously the cutest. After that we went shopping together which is actually crazy because I haven't been clothes shopping in so long! I got a new sweater that will be perfect for the spring or cool summer nights and I got this super cute new little sun dress which I can not wait to wear. AFter the shopping my mom and I were both starving so we headed to panera for dinner which was so good! We sat and talked at dinner till 10 when they were closing. We then ran to jewel to pick up a few things and then we went home and I fell asleep watching Fuller house. Then on Saturday my mom and I went to a Baby shower for my cousin nicole who is one of the sweetest girls I know! I am just so excited for Nicole and her husband Tom to have the sweet baby girl!
I just want to run

So today I have decided to run a half marathon in July which I can not even describe in words just how excited I am! Im really looking forward to all of the training that I will have to do this summer but I know that it will all be very worth it. I have found a few friends from my high school cross country team to train with this summer which is perfect because I would never be able to go the trails alone its way too creepy to go all by myself to the trails. You just never really know what could actually happen. I am just so ready for the summer festivities to begin and let the warm sun be on my shoulders. I am proud of myself today because I woke up early and was able to run for six miles. I ran around the neighborhoods and it is so much better than the winter when I am forced to run on the treadmill for everything.
I just want to be outside!

So currently I am sitting in the library trying my best to catch up on a bunch of school things and the only thing that I truly want to do is be outside. It is an absolutely gorgeous day today and I am jealous of the people who are outside. It is actually really funny because the library that I am at today in Orland is super quiet, it seems that everyone is outside and I am the only one sitting indside. This makes me upset but I also know that I have summer right around the corner to think about and that literally is the main thing that is getting me through these last weeks of school. I will be so darn happy when finals are over and I can take a long deep breath and major sigh of relief for the fact that it will be over. I love school but it is hard in this beautiful weather to concentrate!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Mentioning it again

Okay so I know I have talked about it before but something that I am absolutely addicted to this school year is gum! I find that it helps me focus so much more when I am chewing it. Currently I am actually going crazy because I ran out of gum. It seems that this past week my brain has been on overdrive and I think that it's the way it is going to be for these last few weeks of the semester. I seriously can't believe that I am so close to being done with my first year of college. It honestly just seems insane. I feel like I just started with my first semester but when I look back on the beginning of the semester I seriously can not believe all of the things that I have been able to accomplish and I am truly so happy for that. The class final for that I am most concerned about would definitely have to be my final for my Biology class. I am very concerned because this past semester has been a rough one but I am also suprrised with how much I have accomplished in this class. I think I have actually surprised myself that I'm not as bad in this subject area that I thought I was. Even through all of this I definitely still need some gum!!

Lately with finals coming up just around the corner I feel like I have been going crazy with my planner. My planner is my absolute favorite thing. It truly is what keeps me organized and ready to conquer a day of classes and activity. Currently I am trying to finish up any of the homework I have but I am quite distracted at the moment because I am actually very hungry at the moment. I could really go for dinner right about now. I love so many different foods and dinner would probably have to be my favorite meal of the day because it is truly just such a relaxing meal. Dinner is the point in my day where I feel like I can eat and then just relax after that and it is honestly the best feeling ever. I am excited to be done with the semester and I feel like there is a lot of stuff and things that I have to do building up at this point in the semester.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Working on the annotated bib

Wow I have to say I never realized how crazy it can be to make an annotated bib. I am upset with myself that I didn't pay attention to a lot of the technical stuff at the beginning. I am working on improving that system. I feel much better after discussing things with Dr. Wielgos. I am excited to at least know that I was able to do revisions on this! Thank goodness is all that I can say to that. It is so good though that I am learning all of this information now rather than sometime in the future. I am excited to have this paper complete. It is funny because I didn't realize just how much I had actually already created for my paper through the annotated bib. I am excited to see this paper be complete at one point! Hopefully very soon, I plan on working on it tonight!

Monday, April 18, 2016


Okay so something that has been on my mind a ton lately is shopping! Particularly summer shopping! The summer weather is coming and that means that I need the clothes to fit the weather. I am absolutely in love with pinterest and am always seeing and finding such cute new outfit ideas that inspire me to do the same exact thing. I definitely have a dream closet but I am also lucky to have a pretty nice closet. This summer I really want to get a few new pairs of shorts. I have been looking at the latest styles and trends and some of the shorts are too cute. I also love summer workout clothes that I can wear running or just hanging out on a warm summer day. As soon as the semester is over I feel like my head will be much more clear and I can start thinking about my summer wardrobe. It truly does excite me that the sun is starting to shine and it is getting much warmer out!
What I am addicted to and why?

To be completely honest there are a few things that I am absolutely addicted to it would have to be the sun, running, good food and gum! Yes, I love beautiful weather and I love a good run. I have to go running everyday. I will take a break every so often but I notice that I actually get quite crabby when I don't run. Ever since I started cross country in junior high I never realized just how addicted I would become to running. It is the best feeling ever after a good run. I am also completely addicted to gum. It is a really bad habit of mine but in order to stay focused when doing anything I find that I need to be chewing a piece of gum.
What do you love and what do you want to do?

Truthfully, I absolutely love life! I love happiness and positivity. I love living both a happy and a healthy life. After completing college, I want to become a teacher in an elementary school. Many people throughout my life have actually discouraged me a ton from going into teaching. Many people tell me that I will not get a job and will struggle for the beginning of my life. Something I have learned though is that I need to stray away from the negativity, look at my passions, and realize how passionate I am about this career choice. The thought of working with young students makes me smile and it gives me the great honor of playing an influence on these students and motivating them to love life and truly love what they do and to also always remember the importance of their life decisions. As a teacher, I would also love to coach cross-country because I absolutely love running. I was not always a good runner it is something that I have had to work hard at, it is paying off, and it is a major form of relaxation and destressing for me. I would love to help other kids in the future find their passion as well in the sport of running. I also love eating and cooking and I have a dream of somehow creating my own blog or website or even creating a cookbook of healthy recipes. I think it would be awesome to spread my passion to others. It would also be a great way to make money on the side. It is probably one of the biggest things or far-fetched things that I want to do in my life creating a cookbook or starting my own someday famous blog on running and cooking and living a healthy lifestyle but it is also what motivates me day to day in school and through everything else that I do in life.  I love being organized as well so I love planning my future in my head and being a teacher will allow me to be a very organized person. 

I am so excited because my friend Natalie in class gave me a link to a bunch of different  topics to write about and I believe that this will not only give me more things to talk about on my blog but it will actually be a ton of fun and also let me speak my mind entirely. The question I saw that i loved asks what my favorite recipe is and oh my goodness this question is very hard for me to decide on becuase I honestly have a true passion for cooking. I love knowing what goes into my food and by cooking I am able to see the entire process and truly enjoy it when I have finished cooking it. I have a number of different favorites and it always depends on my mood as to what I will cook. One of my favorite recipes that is super easy and delicous are what I like to call veggie calzones which are delicous and super healthy. I use one whole wheat pita from trader joes and I then roast an assortment of veggies and spinach in olive oil. Once I have done this I then stuff the veggies into the pita and then I place the pita in the oven for about 20 minutes. I like the pita very crispy so I generally keep the oven on at 400 degrees. I am actually craving a pita right now! Once it is done I take it out and enjoy the pita by dipping it in fage greek yogurt which is similar to a sour cream just healthier! It is so delicious!!
Blog, Blog, Blog

What to write about, what to write about is what I have been thinking today. It seems that there is so much that runs through my mind on a daily basis yet at times I struggle what to write about in my blog and I think it is because sometimes I am not sure whether or not to share certain things with the blog but I guess that it all comes to just getting used to the blog. Actually for a year or two now I have always thought of creating a blog. Both my sister and I enjoy many different activities together and we thought it would be fun to create a sisters blog about our life and everything. I am hoping that this blog will assist me in that field.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Working on my Paper

So I am glad to say that I have successfully found my topic and I am pretty sure it is a topic that I am going to be able to stick with throughout the entirety of this paper. I also have a lot going on in my mind currently. I am very nervous for signing up for the fall semester and I am extremely hopeful that all of my classes that I want will go as planned. For some reason it seems that I have a lot going on in most of my classes currently. I also just took a math test and I am not sure how I did because it was quite difficult. I am also trying to decide which course or courses I should take this summer. I would like to knock a few more of my general education requirements out of the way to not only take away from some of the load but to clear my mind a little more from all the courses that I need to take by the end of the four years. I also think that it will be good to keep my brain stimulated throughout the summer.