Wow, cant believe its already the end of Wednesday! What is going on? Today… Got my laundry done and talked to my parents on the phone. I talked to my mom about my day yesterday and my facial and how it went well. She was surprised it was only 40$ when usually its like 90ish at home. Then we started talking about insurance and how expensive it has gotten with ObamaCare and how ridiculous it is! I am not the one who pays the bills but it just DOESN’T MAKE SENSE. All of it… Our costs have doubled and we have insane deductibles that will never be met. And we’re requires to have this expensive thing that does no good for us. It makes me frustrated that that’s what I’ll have to be dealing with soon. It makes me frustrated that this is what our country has become. After we were thoroughly frustrated together, I talked to my dad and we talked about my WordPress and school. He told me he bought the domain names of all our family members. So we own makenziholland.com now which is cool because I’ll get to use it one day and it’ll already be taken care of! They’re getting ready tog o to Hawaii tomorrow. Without me! I told him he should tote my face printed out around with them so I could be in all the family photos. I got my laundry and went to class. After class I went to the library to work on my brochure project. i just know it will be a pain in the but to refine and get just right this week so I’m mentally preparing for the coming frustrations. I got pretty far before I had to go to class again. After class, I scanned all my class notes to my email so I can print them off for my Portfolio. I checked my email and I got a nice email from Sister Scholes about my blog 🙂 I’m sure she sends one out to everyone since that’s how we submitted them but it was really genuine and I felt like I was doing something right, and that all my hard work into this blog was paying off! I walked home and ate the last of my tamales from last week. I was still starving so I made Chicken Carbonera. I made the noodles, baked chicken, sauce, and sprinkled bacon nits all over it. So good! The sauce was a little sweet since all I had was Vanilla Soy Milk, but its still not bad! I took the rest of the night finishing up on online assignments and working away at little assignments. Good productive day 🙂
Back to the daily grind! Monday wasn’t so bad. Usually Monday hits me like a train and I am not expecting the rush or the homework that I forgot about and everything else that goes along with Monday. But that wasn’t this week! I finished some homework up, a quick paper, I cleaned up my room (I know, real interesting and intriguing stuff right here for a college student) then off to class I went. I also looked great today! I had a blue, pink, purple fine square plaid under a grey sweater, dark skinnies and my tall brown boots. It felt good to actually put some effort into my outfit but still be comfy and presentable. Not that I look TERRIBLE everyday, but I looked a little more like I cared today! I went to class for a little bit then had to leave early to go get my grad plan started. Bad planning on my part but it was important. I actually got a somewhat helpful person at the Academic Discovery Center who helped me out and that was nice. Most of the time these people don’t care or don’t know what they’re doing or they’re restricted from doing anything useful for anyone since they are under the director. Or they’re just too incompetent to figure it out. That was mean… Either way, I meant business when I went and I was going to get my stuff done. I did it in a kind yet firm manner. I have a certain attitude I take on when I mean business and want answers. It seems to work and I stay friendly so I’m going to stick with it. After that, I went to the library to crank out my grad plan on a computer that actually worked with Silverlight since mine is always a pain. I got most of that done and then went to my next class. I like talking about PR in my Comm Writing class because it has a lot of marketing examples and fails, so that’s entertaining(like the recent McDonald’s happy meal box that was beyond creepy). After class I went home and avoided the apartment because all the other girls were watching and shrieking about the Bachelor (ugh!!). Got my laundry done. Didn’t hang out with Mitchell since he was studying but ya know..PRIORITIES! Went to Walmart a coupe times. Watched a creepy move and fell asleep. Great Monday.
Yay Friday! Not really… Creating and saving my cover pages on Photoshop for Interpersonal was a NIGHTMARE! I had fun making the collages and arranging them etc. in PS, BUT my computer was super slow! Most of my time was wasted waiting for the stupid thing to save the files to a PDF so that I could take them to the print shop. I was afraid it wasn’t going to happen before class. While I was waiting for the files to save, I went and “got ready” for the day. I am sad to admit that I am kind of a mess today. No makeup, no shower, no fashion whatsoever. It really could be worse, but I aint feelin’ fly today. I came back to the computer to check on the saved files and it was just taking forever! Finally they saved, i put them on a flash drive and went to AlphaGraphics. I made the guy print them twice on accident. It didn’t take too long for the whole process but I was slightly annoyed that I had made the process go longer. I wanted the pages to be double sided, different sides. He printed four pages at first and then I was going to make him laminate them but the pages would have shifted in the process. So he printed again and the pages were a clean double side with no lamination issues. Except that there is a really thick hair and a black speck laminated into the pages Next I trimmed them and left quickly. I drove home to pick up a few school things and ran out the door. I was only 10 minutes late and waked in on the prayer, but no biggie… Turns out the teacher didn’t even want the pages today. She said to keep them so she wouldn’t ruin them in transit for grading and such. She asked “Who brought theirs today?” and everyone raised their hand. Wow, I could have gotten away with half finishing them. I’m glad I got them done though. They are finished and have no problems and I am good! The rest of class was about listening styles and barriers. Still trying to work on being a better listener, even though I feel like I haven’t had too many opportunities. Now I have the rest of the weekend to do some more homework! It just never ends…
These are in no way professional at all! Just what I was working on. They’re cute and funny but they’re just for me haha
New week, new ambition! Not really though… I have felt somewhat productive so far, but I still feel all my assignments and tests building up. I feel as though it will all fall out for the end of the week and I will not be prepared or I won’t have enough time. I am trying to balance it all and also decide if I should withdraw or not from my Computer Science class. I do not need the class whatsoever for my major or career progression but I also do not want a bad grade to pull down my GPA or hinder me from doing my very best in the classes that do matter. I’m trying to look at it from a “good, better, best” perspective and so far its looking like I should drop the class. I hate being a failure or a quitter but I also want to do well in other aspects that are more important to me. I hate that I will drop this class then look back on it like I could have done better but at this point I feel hopeless. I hope I can make the right decision…That’s enough for my current internal struggle…
Today we talked briefly about becoming good listeners. I feel like I am a good listener, especially when a friend comes to me to talk about something important. I try to see their situation and perspective, and try to figure out what hey are feeling or thinking by what they are telling me. I am trying to apply this principle to feeling the guidance of the Spirit. I am trying to define what “in tune” means for me personally and what it “sounds” like.
No class today! Well, actually no 12:45 class, but that made all the difference. The day before, I was at the meeting for promoting competitive sports. From that meeting I was assigned to work a booth in the Manwaring Center for Friday nights basketball game. I got all dressed up, wore my new skirt form the DownEast sale, and got the word out for the basketball game. It was interesting to see people walk farther away from the booth because they didn’t want us to shove our pitch in their face. Some people were interested, but most didn’t make eye contact so they didnt have to stop. Some annoying people just grabbed candy and walked away…who does that?? I got some homework done, I went to the gym, I did my laundry, it was great. Later on I went to class at 5 with Mitchell. Afterward, we attempted to go to his stakes dance. When we got to the ballroom, there was no one there! Miscommunication… Guess it ended early… In the end we had a good time running around the MC and being childish. Good day!
Today was the first day of class in Comm 100! Honestly, I was really intimidated and nervous but it turned out to be good. Most of what we learned today was what the class is about and what is to be expected. Not too much demanded from the class and it’s only once a week. The main thing I learned from this week was how to use WordPress as it is required for many of my classes and this one as well. This is where we will be posting all our work. It was difficult trying to create and organize categories but I figured it out. Excited to see what this class will bring.