Thursday, October 27, 2016

My Halloween Plans

Unlike Halloween last year, there isn't a football game on it! So instead of spending the day working RV lots and helping people park, this year I'm going to have more time to do other things!

This year, Halloween is on a Monday, which means I still have to go to my classes... I'm secretly hoping that some of my teachers will cancel class, but I doubt that will actually happen. I also have my final appointment with my Dermatologist before I start taking accutane to treat my acne on Halloween, which I'm really excited about!

As you know, I live in an apartment on campus this school year, which I really like! This Halloween will be the first one that I have the potential to possibly get a few trick or treaters... I have a front door, and a bucket of fun sized candy ready!

There are a few families that live on campus because the parent(s) are attending classes here, so I'm hoping that they take their kids through the student apartments to go trick or treating! Now that I'm all grown up and I'm not at all a Greek Row Partier I want to be able to be sort of like a funtioning adult and give out candy for the Holiday.

I got my bag of candy really early, and I have already eaten some of the candy that I intended to give away... But I know that I won't get enough trick or treaters to give away an entire bag of candy. At least that's what I've told myself so that I don't feel bad about eating it... Hahaha.

What are your Halloween Plans? Let me know!

I'll see you on Tuesday

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Life Update: Rent, Cameras, and Dating

I have some very great news to update all of you on!

Recently, when I was checking my bank account, I saw that my rent for October had been refunded into my account. At first I was really worried about it, because I didn't want to be kicked out or get some kind of nasty-gram in my email for not having paid. I called and emailed the housing department a few times, and found out that my student loans after being combined with my scholarships were moved to cover my housing costs for the rest of this semester! So when I get my paychecks I don't have to use any of it to pay my rent because my rent is already covered. This was such a huge relief to me, it was one of the big highlights of my month!

Now that I'm able to save $524 that was originally going to be my rent every month, I'm planning on saving up to buy myself a really nice camera. I've said before on this blog that I've really wanted to get a proper camera so that when I post photos they'll be the kind of quality that I want. Previously I used a really old camera that I got from my mom, and after it crashed I started using my phone but the photos haven't been what I wanted. Since I can really save what I'm earning, I'll be able to get the camera of my dreams! I guess all I have left to do is decide which camera is the one of my dreams....

I've also been looking into study abroad programs and internship opportunities through my school, which (most likely after the camera) I'll look into saving up for!

Now... Onto the slightly bigger of my big news! I've decided to try and date again, there's this great guy in my life at the moment and we're giving it a shot. That's basically all the details about it that I have... But I will update you as needed.

I'll see you on Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Roommate Update

If you want to know what's been going on with my roommate so far check HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.

My roommate and I are still having a hard time... I've still been very passive aggressive, but I don't actually think she cares/notices. At this point, I'm really sick of being the only one that cleans and the only one that seems to care about the state of our apartment.

Things started to look up a little bit when I heard her say to one of her friends (she was yelling, I was in my room with the door closed and I could hear her from across the apartment) that she's considering transferring to a school with a stronger nursing program! So there may be some light at the end of the tunnel, and I might have a different roommate for next semester. Most likely, looking at how the school had done things previously, I may be able to have the apartment to myself while continuing to only pay half of the rent (which is what I'm hoping for, I really don't want to risk getting another bad roommate...).

A few of my friends and I are hoping to be able to rent a house, which is typically what Juniors and Seniors do here. Hopefully it'll work it, and I'll have a more permanent place to stay for the rest of college with roommates that I know I get along with.

I'll see you on Thursday!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Why Dropping a Class is Okay

When it comes to college classes, you have to know what you can handle and what's right for you. I've found, as a student, that I often associate someone dropping a class with failure, which isn't accurate.

At the beginning of this semester, I was signed up for 17 credits worth of classes (to give you an idea of how much that is, the maximum that you're allowed to take is 18 credits) as well as working and being apart of a leadership program on campus.

Everything started to pile up to the point where I wasn't getting enough sleep, and the quality of my work was going down significantly. Even though I knew it wouldn't make a big difference in my graduation plans, I was slow to drop one of my classes from this semester. I thought that everyone would view me as a failure because of it.

After talking to my adviser and finding out how often students actually drop classes, as well as the benefits I would get from only having 14 credits (the classes are each typically worth 3 credits) I went ahead and dropped the class.

For a few days I walked around feeling like I had a huge neon sign following me around brightly telling everyone that I had dropped a class - I felt like everyone knew and was looking at me differently. Like when you have a pimple and you feel like everyone is only staring at your pimple and not you.

However, I was able to get more sleep and be less stressed and I was staying on top of my homework better! Everything felt more manageable for me - like I was in control of it all.

I wish that more people were aware that it's okay to drop a class a two if you've got too much on your plate. Dropping a class doesn't mean that you're a failure, it means you're taking matters into your own hands to accomplish what you've set out to accomplish. For me, at least, I wouldn't be as successful as I have been this semester if I was still taking 17 credits.

I hope this was somewhat helpful, I'll see you on Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Binge Worthy Shows

I love binge watching shows on Netflix just as much as the next guy, but I've been running out of shows that to binge watch! I've loved Death Comes to Pemberly, Touch, The Paradise, The Fosters, Chasing Life, Switched at Birth, and whole bunch of others!

There have been several tv series recommended to me by various friends and family, but I'm not sure which shows are actually worth watching... So that's where you come in! If you have an opinion about Supernatural, Gilmore Girls, Orange is the New Black, or any other tv series that are on Netflix let me know! Or if you have any other suggestion of Binge Worthy shows I would love be sure to tell me!

I'll see you on Tuesday!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

9 Month Resolution Update

Resolution 1: Save up the money that I need to be able to pay for my Housing and Textbooks for the 16-17 school year on my own

This month my parents helped me cover the part of my rent that I didn't have because I didn't have the means to. I paid as much of it as I was able, which I am still proud of.

Resolution 2: DRINK MORE WATER!!!!!!

I've been really bad about this resolution... However, after I got my gall bladder taken out it was more important for me to stay hydrated so I did get a little bit better about drinking water towards the end of the month.

Resolution 3: Read at least 20 books by the end of the year

I'm becoming less and less confident that I'll be able to complete this resolution... I've started listening to audio books more while walking to class, but I haven't completed any because they do take so much time. Hopefully I'll start finishing some of them soon, and writing posts about them.

Resolution 4: Clean my Room every Saturday

I've been doing really well with this one to the point where I'm cleaning most of the apartment every Saturday. I did miss a Saturday when I was still recovering from getting my gall bladder out, but because my mom was here she was nice enough to clean for me so that I wouldn't feel like I was behind on housework too.

Resolution 5: Stop Eating after 9pm

Surprisingly enough I've been doing really well about this since I've been back at school and making my own food! I've been a lot better about going to bed earlier as well, which is really nice.

Resolution 6: Snack less, eat actual Meals more

Going along with the last resolution, I have been doing really well at this still. I don't think I've run out of ideas for food just yet...
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