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)! ❤️

Happy New Year 2019!

I guess it’s a little late, but who cares? Happy New Year, y’all! I can’t believe it’s already 2019, time just flies. I think 2018 was a great year, lots happened and I really am excited for a new year.

Here are some of the big things (the great and not so great haha) that happened in 2018:

  • I turned 19, now I am “old” according to my little brother lol
  • I voted for the 2nd time
  • I started my 2nd year of college
  • Joined Honors college
  • Got a new job, which I love
  • Got a pay raise, yay!
  • Re-decorated my bedroom
  • Brought my GPA up above 3.5
  • Started/tried wearing contacts
  • Blogged regularly
  • Grew my followers to over 300 on my blog
  • Lost 10 lbs
  • Did 3 months of Aikido
  • Put our dog of 11 years down 😦
  • Made new friends!!
  • Attended a Trump rally #MAGA
  • And so much more…. 🙂

 

Some things I want to do in 2019:

  • Learn to dance/take lessons
  • Keep my GPA up
  • Finish out my second year of college (almost 1/2 way through!)
  • Turn 20 lol
  • Continue blogging regularly
  • Grow to 400 followers here
  • Write in a journal a few times a week (I am so bad at this :/ )
  • Read more books outside of school
  • Travel somewhere outside of MT
  • Be more adventurous and try new things
    • water skiing
    • new restauraunts
    • ice skating
    • outdoor movie
    • etc…any good ideas??!?!
  • Fully catch up on classes through the summer
  • Ski (I’d love to ski Big Sky or Alta, but we’ll see)
  • Work out at least 2x a week
  • Save $$ for a couple big things
  • Budget my money and stick to it
  • Do more hobbies: cello, origami, jewelry, drawing, etc…
  • I also want to try and capture in picture one memory, event, or picture of myself every week for the whole year and then compile into a video at the end for ‘2019 Memories’.

 

A new year always makes me want to do lots of things and start many new ideas….do you have the same thing? We’ll see how far we get this year haha!! 😀

I start another semester again next week, and I will try and continue to blog regularly. Love you all! ❤

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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300 Followers | 4 Year Anniversary | Why I Blog

Hello everyone! I have been thinking lately of how much fun I have been having writing blog posts and connecting with other bloggers and growing my little blog family. It’s pretty cool to think that 300 people actually care about what I write. It’s both a small and big number at the same time. Small cause growth is always on the horizon, big because it’s like a quarter of my town. 😛

Anyway, it got me started about why I blog. So, I wanted to tell my wonderful three hundred followers and anyone else who happens to read this post, that I appreciate you guys so much and why I blog.


Starting to Blog:

Back in 2014 I started this blog for school. I started an online homeschool curriculum for high school and all the students had blogs on which they would post the weekly essays for the various subjects. It was a really great way for students to help each other out, parents to read essays, and a unique way of gaining confidence in writing (see here for how it helped me).

After 3 years of high school and essay posting (visit my menu and explore my earlier days of essay writing, some of which is memorable, most of which I would like to forget) I graduated high school and started college. That summer I had vague thoughts on how I wanted to blog through college, but once college actually started the stress overwhelmed me and the blog was lost under the mounds of homework.

Then, second semester around, I kinda re-vamped it.

  1. I had learned far better how to manage school, stress, and life (probably the most valuable skill learned in college lol)
  2. I wanted to monetize the blog and make money
  3. I remembered how much I had enjoyed writing posts on baroque music

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