Baroque Myriam

2nd Year | 4th Semester

Heyyy! 🙋‍♀️ You’re reading this on Thursday, which is day 2 of my 4th semester of college, which means I am almost 1/2 way through my college degree! 😁 However, I am writing this on Tuesday evening, the last day of my Christmas vacation, as I contemplate an entire new semester. I am not at all ready to go back, (who is? haha), but I am fairly excited for the classes I’ll be taking and I hope that per usual the spring semester will be less stressful than the fall (any one else feel that?).

I am a Business Management major and am considering doing a dual minor in International Business & Spanish. I am taking 19 credits this semester and am continuing my great work-study job with 12 hrs/week. Sounds like a lot, I know. Each semester I tell myself I will take it easier, and then the next semester I go ahead and load myself up again… I guess it’s meant to be. 😜

I hadn’t been able to register in time for a couple business classes, so I was taking other ones instead. But I was super lucky and by God’s grace I was able to get into 3 business classes that I really needed! I will be taking:

  • Intro to business information systems
  • Professional business communications
  • Management & organization (online!)
  • Managerial accounting
  • Honors seminar (text & critics) 2 (for my honors program reqs)
  • Early child physcology & development (more for fun cause I like education)

My schedule is really packed, at school from 9 to 5 between work and classes, and then homework at night, but I am gonna try and fit in a couple hours at the gym and some social life…maybe…what do you think? And maybe play my cello once in a while…I wonder if it’ll be possible. 🙃

So…that’s kinda the update. I am doing good. Can’t believe it’s already 2019. I am 19 years old, which feels crazy. I have a great job. Am almost 1/2 way through my bachelors. I am so grateful for my wonderful family and for my friends (old & new!!).

Also, can we just pray for snow please? Cause this is Montana and it’s the middle of January and it’s suppposed to be cold and snowy so I can ski (yet another thing in my totally-not-busy schedule…) and actually feel like it’s winter. I mean, if it’s not gonna snow we might as well have summer. I would like that better. ☺️

In conclusion, break was great but far too short; I spent it sleeping, eating, watching TV, taking long naps, playing with my sibs, cooking occasionally and sleeping some more. Now I have to go back and sacrifice sleep for textbooks, food for stress, hobbies for papers, and friends for professors. Wish me luck. “It’ll be fine…we’ll get through this…you gotta trust me…I promise….” (If you get the reference comment down below…bffs). 🤔

I’m gonna go now and pack my backpack, eat dinner and then go to sleep cause I’m already tired just thinking of the next 3 months. See you next week (hopefully)! ❤️

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Hey guys! How’s your week going so far? It’s almost half way through the semester, and I am doing pretty good! I wanted to share with you guys how martial arts have been helping me balance out my life. Don’t forget to subscribe if you want to get weekly posts! 🙂

If you didn’t already know, I am taking an Aikido class this semester, at my universities’ gym. Aikido is a Japanese martial art, based on the Samurai warriors and their sword-fighting techniques. The art was adapted into more modern techniques and practical applications, however the basic ideas, culture and etiquette remains the same. The man who took it into his life to bring back and adapt Aikido in the 20th century was Morihei Ueshiba O Sensei (great teacher). He was very passionate about this and studied for a very long time in Japanese.

The word Aikido means the following: ‘ai’-the balance, in harmony with; ‘ki’-spirit or life; ‘do’-the way or path. So Aikido roughly means the way of being in balance with life. 

What’s really interesting is that this is so true. Originally I though that a martial art was something you practice, fight or whatever. But it really does change you and how you see life but how you act. So, here’s how I changed and why I love Aikido and why I would encourage you to try one!

 

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So guess what? Basically I forgot to write a post for today. So that kinda sucks. I was really busy last week through yesterday and I think the next few days will be slightly better (hopefully). Which means I will hopefully be able to write some good posts this week for next week!

So for now is just a little school/life update I guess. Hope you’re interested! 😉

My classes are all good, I actually really like Accounting and Economics, although Econ can be fairly overwhelming sometimes. I am taking Honors Econ and it is macro, micro and business Econ in one class (4 credits), so it’s quite a bit. But I still like it. Also I don’t know if I mentioned which classes I was taking this semester, but I am taking 18 credits: accounting 201, honors economics, statistics, nutrition (uggh!), honors texts& critics and aikido.

I am really loving Aikido by the way! It’s a Japanese martial art and it’s super fun! I am not a very physical person (or aggressive) so this is really helping me balance out as well as giving me way more confidence in general. It’s really cool to learn all these moves and etiquette. So shout out to Dad for giving me the nudge into it! 🙂

I have been going to the gym a few times a week too. It feels really good to get moving, work out or swim. Even if I’m mentally tired it keeps me going to do something physical.

Work has been going really well too. I got a part-time work study job at the Army ROTC office on campus. I really like it, it’s just admin stuff but I like being around the military and the people are super friendly and happy. Plus it’s on campus so I can work it around my schedule AND I get to do homework if I’m not busy. So basically all around A-plus!

Other than that I’ve been trying to rest as much as I can. Hopefully this coming week is less busy. I had an exam yesterday and a couple papers due last week, but I think it’s two weeks before anything else other than homework comes my way! (then it’ll all hit me with a bang!) I’ve been fairly stressed out with everything, just trying to balance the homework and try to still get half a weekend in and enjoy the beautiful weather. Sometimes you feel like it’s either or and you can’t balance everything. I just try and then it kinda all works out OK.

Fall is about here, it’s cooler and the trees are turning. I am both happy and sad…I love the summer, but I love fall and the colors, smells, pumpkin, and snow…so yeah, I am happy.

I hope y’all are doing great! I wanted to share one thing I think is important during school, especially college: Aim for A’s, do your best, and what you get will be just fine. Grades are important, and I love to get A’s. But what’s important is that you learn and do your best and then the letter is less important!

Comment down below how you’re doing, and also let me know if you have any suggestions of things you’d like me to write about! Happy to oblige you! Love you guys! Don’t forget to SMILE! 😀 ❤              –Myriam

 

Hey guys! How are you? ❤ Today I wanted to share with you guys what apps* and programs I use for college, whether it be for planning, scheduling, keeping track of homework, writing assignments, music, etc…. I hope you guys like this! Comment down below if you use any of these, or which ones you do use!


Planning/Scheduling + Homework:

*quick note: I use my physical bullet journal/planner for everything. However I also like to have stuff on my laptop and phone, so this is what I use in addition to my main paper planner.

#1: myHomework– this is an app I found for my laptop. I got it because it was free and simple to use. It keeps track of your schedule as well as homework/assignment due dates. It’s just an easy way for me to input stuff and transfer to my planner or vis versa, and I like to refer to it when I am actually doing the homework on my laptop. It also syncs to the app on your phone, which is great.

#2: iCal– this is the standard Mac calendar app. I put in my daily schedule, work and exams, and other so that I have a general overview that’s far less detailed than my bullet journal or homework list.

Homework: 

#1: My university has an online program that they use to give assignments, some quizzes, syllabuses, grades, etc…and it comes with an app for your phone, which I use a lot. If your college has a program like this I would check and see if there’s an app because it’s really handy!

#2: I use Microsoft Word for most of my papers. Mac comes with their own program but I prefer Word.

#3: Evernote– this is more for notes, but since I hand write my notes I like to use this for exam studying where I can transfer some of my handwritten notes to Evernote and then make study guides or whatever. You can also sync the apps between devices.

#4: Google drive is honestly a life saver when it comes to group projects, and becoming familiar with Docs and Slides is a great idea if you are not already.

#5: I have used Prezi to do some class presentations, but I think either PowerPoint or Google Slides are much easier to use.

Music & More: 

#1: I use both Spotify and Google Play Music (and YouTube of course!). Spotify is on my laptop only cause I don’t want to pay premium for my phone, and I use Google Music on my phone. You can upload your own songs as well as stream radio with them (similar to Spotify).

#2: Quizlet is a program that I use occasionally. Depends on the subject but it can be great to create flashcards and study for exams.

#3: Khan Academy is great for quick videos on subjects you don’t understand. I have found it especially helpful with math. (of course Youtube works just as well)

#4: Occasionally I refer to CliffNotes for book synopsis’. Often they don’t cover exactly what I need for my assignment but they can help get you to the important pages, characters, plot, etc….


What do you all use? Let me know down below, I love to hear it! ❤

 

*just so you guys know I have a Mac laptop and a Samsung phone, so the apps that sync are apps that are available for both OS and Android systems. 🙂

Monday Memes

Quick note: I am starting my sophomore year of college as well as a new work-study job today! (yay!) And I just wanted to wish all other college students or anybody else going back to school GOOD LUCK! You’ll do great! Also, my new posting schedule is going to be Mon/Thurs, so look out for those! ❤


Here we are again! SMILE cause it’s Monday! 😀 Love you guys! ❤

 

When life gets tough, the tough get going!

 

My sis is 16, starting college and I couldn’t be prouder. Her blog is linked below! ❤

 

Don’t tell me this hasn’t been you once!

 

My sis’s blog: http://www.thelighthouseofessays.wordpress.com

Do you want to see more of “Monday memes”? Have a ridiculous, relatable, hilarious, utterly “must-see” meme to share? Do a “Monday meme” post yourself? Comment down below! ❤ One thing I love more than memes is comments, so don’t be shy! 🙂