Fun Sized Blogs (take three)

Fun Sized Blogs (take three)

Look! A blog full of fun sized blogs!

It’s been a while, internet. But hey, I’m a busy lady? Deal with it? I missed you?

School

I’m done. I finished my last class in December and I’m done! It hasn’t quite sunk in yet that I don’t have to be preparing for another class or that all this free time that I have is going to quickly vanish amongst night classes or homework.

I graduated with honors, getting only one B in my time at YVCC and a member of the honor society while working full-time and volunteering  (yes, I am bragging). Even though I am excited to be done (prepare for an unpopular opinion) I don’t feel a huge sense of accomplishment. I know, I know, I’m ridiculous. I think it might have to be with the high standards that I hold myself to. Or course I only got one B (curse you Plant Biology) because I get A’s and A-‘s… That’s what I do. Of course I graduated with honors and did it all while continuing my semi-normal life. That’s just what I do – If I can’t do something well and to the best of my abilities than I don’t know why I would want to spend my time doing it.

 

Food

My favorite thing that has happened since finishing school is I have time to cook again. I can only handle eating out so much and frozen and pre-made meals make eating not fun (and lets not forget generally far unhealthier than I generally like.) Now that school is over and Christmas and New Years have passed along with all the time spent with friends that goes along with it I have time to cook again! When I have time to cook my relationship with food is better, I eat better and stick

 

One Word 2015

I did this in 2013 and though I didn’t really talk or blog about it it still impacted my year. I intended to do it last year, but a word never came to me and I let it go. Because I couldn’t decide on a word last year I didn’t really plan to doing it this year. But then a while I was reading another blog (Sarah Bessy’s for anyone who cares) and a word popped into my head. It didn’t leave. I mulled it over and thought of things that may be happening and the direction I am going and figured this word was the perfect fit.

My word for two thousand fifteen is

embrace

More Fun Sized Blogs

More Fun Sized Blogs

It’s time for everyone’s favorite fun sized blogs again! (no one told me this was their favorite, but that’s okay… I know)

Here are a few of the things that have been on my mind and have been occupying my time….

School

Two weeks away until the end of summer quarter and I am oh so excited.
One book to read, one movie to watch, five journal entries and one paper and Intro to Novel is done.
One assignment, two discussions, one quiz and one final and Nutrition 101 is done.

I am all registered for fall quarter. 17 credits in all, however I may drop my 2 credit class, even though it sounds really interesting and it is only offered in the fall. Despite my occasional complaining (usually on one aspect of school) I really enjoy school. Or at least I really enjoy learning things. I even made the Dean’s list for spring quarter

I have come to find that I really enjoy online classes, I have a much better handle on my time management and am able to do better work when I can view the PowerPoints or watch the videos on my time. There is one aspect of online classes that I am not a fan of though….

Group Projects

Seriously the worst thing ever. (actually my Nutrition project went very well, I was super impressed and surprised) My Intro to Novel group did not grasp the idea of deadlines, and now one is trying to blame me for one of her things not being done, even though I did 5 of the 9 items in our newspaper, along with editing and formatting the whole thing. Super awesome. (although, I just saw that one girl in my group is defending my work to the mean one, so that makes me feel better and less whiny about the whole thing)

Professors, teachers, all educational professionals why do you do this to us? It does not teach us responsibility or to work together, it teaches us to trust no one. Also, if I ignored deadlines like some of these people did, I would have been fired after one week at my job.

Blogging

The Tumblr version of aDifferentBrandOfCrazy turned two on Sunday! I am truly shocked there is still no one who wants to pay me for my sporadic writing. Truly shocked.

In honor of this most auspicious occasion. I am going to attempt to set my blogging schedule (I tried this before, it lasted all of 2.5 weeks, dedication) Mondays, Thursdays, the occasional Saturday (if I’m feeling crazy) My next goal is to put less things in parenthesis (just kidding) also, use more puns and continue to refuse to follow AP style (watch me spell out whatever numbers I want, two thousand thirty seven.5!)

Vacation!

Guess where I am going (in like seven weeks)…..

New England. One week on the other side of the country, spending time with one of my dearest friends who I don’t see nearly enough. Living on opposite sides of the country may have something to do with that, hmm.

New Hampshire (my boss said he never saw a person so excited about New Hampshire)…. Boston…. Cape Cod…. I can barely contain my excitement. When I booked my plane ticket I told my friend that this is one of the moments that if I were a happy crier, I would be totally crying,

I actually tried to go on this trip in the spring, on my break between spring and summer quarter, it didn’t work out, but a second chance came I took it. Besides don’t all the songs talk about Boston in the fall (or is that just VeggieTales?)

What fun and exciting things are there to do in that part out the country?

Complaining

Lately I have noticed the amount I complain has gone up and I don’t like it. I don’t really know when this started, or got to this level, but I need to work on it. The question is how? I usually just have one or two people who I will vent to, but that seems to be a growing group.

I’m thinking of doing a daily thankful list everyday or adding something to my thankfulness board everyday for a while to try to refocus my mind on the good things rather than the little annoyances. (I also want to start doing Thankful Thursday again, don’t hold me to it)

What do you think good ways to stop complaining are?

random thoughts on random subjects or Fun Sized Blogs

random thoughts on random subjects or Fun Sized Blogs

I’ve had a lot of little thoughts lately.  Some of these warrant more thought which I hope to give you in the near future (don’t hold your breathe)
But for now I thought I would give you some little snippets of what’s been on my mind.
I present to you some random thoughts on random subjects or as I probably shouldn’t call them (but most likely will) “fun sized blogs.

Lent

As you are probably aware, it is Lent. Growing up Lent wasn’t a thing (well, it was a thing, just not a thing we did.)
The last two years I have helped with the youth group at my church and we discuss Lent and all that goes a long with it during this season. Last year I very unsuccessfully tried to give up desserts and candy, but considering my birthday is during Lent, that quickly went down hill.

This year, I decided to give up reading blogs. Well, I am still reading blogs of personal friends, and never in my life have I been more annoyed they don’t post more. I have my blog subscriptions automatically filed with they come into my inbox and that file is taunting me every time I check my e-mail. TAUNTING ME.

Since this is only the second year I’ve tried giving something up for Lent, I am still figuring out what Lent is and what it means to me. It’s an exciting thing.

Celebration

I’ve been thinking a lot our parties and celebrations. I feel that as a culture we don’t celebrate enough. Sure we have a lot of party type things. But how often do those actually really celebrate the person, event, whatever.
I am trying to live a life of celebration. Celebrating the big things, birthdays, weddings, graduations, new jobs, and the like. But also the little things, friendships that stretch across a country, my youth girls, a good hair day, new bookshelves.

Maybe being aware of these things is celebration enough. I don’t know?

Birthdays!

Speaking of celebrations…. my birthday is in exactly one week.

But more importantly, one of my dearest friends birthday is today! right now! Twenty three! Yay Kimmie! We have been friends since the 5th grade and she just gets more and more awesome each year.

Go hunt her down, tell her happy birthday, bring her a cupcake!

Happy birthday to my dear friend Kimberly! (insert fireworks)

School

I am starting school in like one month. I am crazy nervous and excited. I am just one big ball of conflicting emotions about it.
Will I be able to work full-time and maintain a full-time student status?! We’ll find out.

Free

I haven’t given you an update on my one word for two-thousand thirteen. Mostly because I don’t know. I don’t know how well I am embracing my word. I like to think I am. I am trying to be intentional about trusting people and I feel like that is coming from a place of freedom. So hmm, I’m excited to see what will come with that.

Well, that’s all I have for you right now. what’s been on your mind as of late?