Tuesday, November 23, 2010


As expected, I've thoroughly been enjoying break. I accidentally crawled into bed around 6.30PM last night and didn't get up until 8 or so this morning. Brilliant. That was the second time I've slept 12+ hours in one night. I probably should not make this a habit...

Today I started "cleaning" my closet. Basically, I relocated half of the giant pile of junk that built up on the closet floor to the entirety of my room. Fantastic. This should be a nice beast to tackle before Friday WHEN MY BFFs COME TO TOWN. WHOOP WHOOP. (I cannot wait, in case you couldn't tell.)

I got an email today about a potential job :) I'm trying not to get too excited, because I don't think it really means anything yet. But my application did make it through the first obstacle, so hopefully I won't have to wait until March to hear about the next step in the process.
This whole job hunt is very nerve-racking. I've been so busy going through the motions this whole semester that I haven't had much time for myself. I really just need to spend good quality time with me figuring out what I want for my future. Right now I'm not quite sure what that is, so working on finding a career for the rest of my life hasn't been too successful. I need to take the initiative to change that.

I really like how I've been motivating myself to be better through my blog. If only I updated this thing regularly...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

writing a paper

So I have a rough draft of a group paper due this week, and I have been very very very unmotivated about writing it. It's literally the ONLY thing I have left to before finals (false: I need to do a movie review for my leadership class, but that seems like more fun than actual work).

Today, I am going to conquer my lack of motivation. I plan to buckle down and whip this thing out. And once I'm done I can move on to bigger and better things, like cleaning my room ;-)

Update since last post:
  • Personal Mission Statement: check
I will be a strong, decisive adult that goes after what she wants in life.
I will not be afraid to take chances and tackle new challenges.
I will work hard to achieve success and happiness.
I will appreciate all the good fortunes in my life.
I will not settle for anything less than I deserve.
  • Board of Directors: did not make yet
  • Polish up my LinkedIn page... and try to use it more: check
  • Use the career explorer feature on LinkedIn: check (not that helpful, by the way)
  • Make a Twitter: check (not very good at using it)
  • Clean up my facebook some: check

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Earlier this weekend I attended the Griffith's Leadership Society fall conference. I'm really glad I went. I've been to my fair share of conferences in college, but most of them were muddled with information to improve other things. This one was basically just about improving myself, which was very refreshing. I felt like I learned a lot and have some things to focus on to create a better me.

One session that especially lit my fire was the "Branding Yourself Through Social Media." I assumed it would be basic stuff that I already knew, but there were a lot of things that I had never even thought about. I was so surprised. So here are somethings I'm going to accomplish this week:
  • Write my own personal mission statement.
  • Think up my "personal board of directors"
  • Polish up my LinkedIn page... and try to use it more
  • Use the career explorer feature on LinkedIn
  • Make a Twitter (eeeeeeeeeek. I've basically avoided this thus far, but this weekend may have actually convinced me to create one for myself)
  • Clean up my facebook some
I feel really motivated right now, so I'm going to try and make it through my "To Do" list I created yesterday and knock some stuff out of the way. There are only two more weeks until Thanksgiving break.
I. Cannot. Wait.

"Ah, to live. To live would be an awfully great adventure." -Peter Pan

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


I opened the page for a new blog entry, because I haven't written anything for awhile.

After staring mindlessly at the blank text box, I'm not sure why I even came here. I really don't have anything to write about, other than the fact that I am overwhelmingly busy. But everyone who's actually seen me this semester already knows that (and the people that haven't seen me semester have probably figured it out...).

I did take some time out this evening to "paint" a little. It was relaxing. Now I must go study for my Matrix Theory exam. Sigh... not looking forward to this one.

"If that's all you will be, you'll be a waste of time, You've dreamed a thousand dreams, none seem to stick in your mind, Two points for honesty, It must make you sad to know that nobody cares at all" - Guster, Two Points for Honesty