Cold Weather & Spring Break

The last few weeks have been insanely cold! Some mornings it was -30F! And it wouldn’t warm up to more than -15 or -10. We also got dumped with lots of snow…like 3 or 4 feet. Finally felt like winter, and it wasn’t all that bad except for the driving part. This last week though, as if to make amends, it’s become much warmer and it’s regularly in the 30’s(F) during the day. Nice and warm lol. Feels like spring is coming, the snow is melting a bit, and I really hope that it doesn’t dump any more, because I want spring badly!

It’s finally spring break too!! This week (the 18th) we have off and I am so happy! Yesterday, I had an exam and then did the homework that was due this weekend, and other than that I’m done. Next weekend I’ll take care of stuff that I have due after break. I don’t think I’ve ever appreciated a break so much as I am now. I don’t really have plans, just chilling, lots of skiing, watching TV (24 is my fav series!), playing with my siblings…as long as I don’t have to do homework I am a happy girl! 🙂

I also want to go shopping and buy some spring clothes (in the hopes of making spring come faster), I love the pale pastel spring colors everyone’s selling now! They make me happy and I love seeing them in my closet haha. I might also go rock climbing or something with friends, maybe go see a movie…I just want to do regular stuff I never have time for! When are your guy’s breaks (if any) and do you have plans?

After this break, we have about 6 more weeks of school, including finals. Then I will be half way through my degree, and that’s crazy, and very motivating! By far my hardest class is accounting, but other than that my classes aren’t that difficult, just a lot of work; very time consuming. I’ve been giving quite a few presentations in my classes, and I have to say I love it. I really like talking and presenting is a great way to do it! I’m weird like that! :p

Lately I have been looking back at pictures and stuff and I really want to make it a goal this year to take lots of pictures. Even if they are not good quality. I am terrible at remembering to take pictures, even though I love having them as memories. I am going to try really hard to take pictures though, because I don’t want to miss out on all these memories! I know in 10 years I will be glad I did (hopefully). Maybe some of them can be posted on here, and I will definitely try to keep you guys updated….

I am not going to promise to post here anymore, because I obviously have failed miserably. It has just been insanely busy and if I do have time without homework, I just want to sleep. As bad as that sounds it’s true. I do want to continue blogging a lot more during the summer though, and hopefully have enough momentum then to continue into the fall.

I have to look for a summer job soon as well, because my part time job is only during the semester. I am thinking of instead of looking for an office job of some sort, I might look into working for a wedding planner, or event planner. The summer season is super busy here in that industry, so I think it would be a good time to look. I also love that kind of job and it will be nice to get some experience before potentially deciding to do it more often after school or not.

I hope you all are doing great! Thanks for following along still! ❤ Have a wonderful day! 🙂

It’s February!!! (finally)

Hello y’all! All it seems I can do is put up memes for you guys and barely even that haha! The last couple weeks have been crazy though, and I’ve barely had enough time to go skiing (and that, only if I procrastinate homework) once a week. I’m pretty much at school/work all day and then homework after that. And weekends are homework and maybe some skiing. I managed to take this Sunday off though, which has been so nice! Actually read a book this weekend (not a school one), and chilled at home. So that was awesome!

Next week seems like it might be a little easier. I have two exams, but not so much homework/papers/projects, so I think I might be able to relax a little. We’ll see. I am so glad it’s February. Time is passing so slowly for some reason. Usually when you’re busy, time goes fast, but nope, not this time around! Finally, though, it’s another month and that feels good.

I’ve been going to the gym once a week (whoop, whoop!), which is definitely not a lot, but it’s all I have time for right now. I am now able to run 1 mile on the treadmill! For the unathletic, out-of-shape me that’s pretty good and I’m quite proud. lol Skiing has been pretty good, we’ve been getting more snow recently which has been awesome!

Other than that, I’ve been pretty overwhelmed with class work, and work, trying to relax in between, which has been fairly impossible. We’re getting there though, and still getting good grades!!! Honestly sometimes I don’t know how I get good grades in most of my stuff cause I’m so tired and stressed, but I do. Gotta be proud of yourself sometimes!!! ❤ I really want to bring my GPA back up to 3.5 this semester, so I’m trying to get all A’s (or at least the majority) and I would say so far I am succeeding…although one can never tell….

Hopefully y’all’s lives are going great. For those of you who live in the midwest I hope y’all aren’t completely frozen! It’s been pretty cold here too, but not quite as much as there. Today it was under 10 degrees though, and with wind, it’s probably -0…idk it’s winter and Montana, so what can I say???

I am going to try very hard to write more than just memes on here, but I won’t promise. Please tell me what you guys would like to read, though! Do you want to read life updates, about classes/school, pictures, I don’t know. Please tell and I can try and do that. Most of the time I don’t write cause I have zero ideas. If you haven’t noticed about all I do is write once-a-month update posts for y’all.

I feel like writing these posts is like writing a nice email to a friend, it’s really fun and I love it. You guys are like my friends, and I really appreciate that you read this! I’d love to chat with you in the comments, so don’t feel shy to just pop by and say hi! And if I haven’t seen you before, leave a link to your blog and I’ll check it out! May not be able to write posts when I’m busy but I can definitely manage to reply to comments and check out blogs when I’m bored in class. 😉

I love you guys! ❤ Talk to you soon!

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)! ❤️

How Martial Arts Are Helping Me

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