Baroque Myriam

Hi

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

 

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Monday Memes

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

 

When Sunday night comes around…

But really, we should remember this:

And of course…

 

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! 🙂

College Tips: Apps I Use

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. 🙂

Another Sunshine Blogger Tag!

Hello all! Bonus post today! Thank you to Abigail for nominating me! Go check out her blog and give her a follow! ❤

What is your biggest goal for 2018-2019? Keeping my GPA above 3.5, work out 3-4 per week, communicate my feelings better, and becoming more “adult”! 😀 
What big goal have you accomplished already?
I have finished my first year of college and become more outgoing and less quiet and non-communicative. lol
What is your current WIP about?
My current work in progress is homework so….going good so far!
How do you want to impact the world?
I really want to help kids and get involved in early education. 
What’s one odd thing you want to do?
See an outdoor movie.
What is your dream career? Entrepreneur/business owner.

If you could do anything without consequences, what would it be? Fly a small airplane, cause then I wouldn’t crash! (or if I did I wouldn’t get hurt!) xD
What’s one thing you’re really good at that most people don’t know?
I am really creative in different ways…sometimes even I don’t know how! 
What’s your favorite quote or saying?
“Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway.”-John Wayne
What is your biggest dream in life?
To fulfill my purpose here on earth, help others, and have a family.
Are you content with where you’re at in life right now?
Yeah, mostly! There’s always the urge to do better, though! But I am happy and proud of myself for what I’ve accomplished.

Following Abigail’s footsteps, the first five people to comment are nominated! Comment and give me a link if you write up the post! 😀

Questions for the nominees:

  1. What is one thing you’d do if you had all the money in the world.
  2. Favorite hobby?
  3. How many siblings do you have?
  4. What was the hardest thing you’ve had to overcome this past year?
  5. Last movie you watched?
  6. Your own favorite talent?

Have fun! ❤ –Myriam

BuJo #2: September 2018

Hello all! Here’s my September Bullet Journal. I have so much fun doing these! If you Bujo, what’s your favorite part? Mine’s the designing of the weekly spreads. ❤ Enjoy!

My September page–isn’t the easel so cute?
September monthly spread–I added goals and workout to the sidebar
September habit tracker

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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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Magnum P.I. | An 80’s Show You Should Watch

Hello! How’s your week going? I wanted to share with you guys one of my favorite TV shows and hopefully convince you to watch it. Don’t forget to subscribe to get weekly posts! ❤


What show are you talking about? 

Magnum P.I., an 80’s show starring Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, a private investigator who greatly dislikes being called a private eye, private detective or p.i., lives on a private Hawaiian estate and drives a red Ferrari in exchange for running security at the estate.

What’s it about? 

A private investigator who solves various cases, often with the help of his friends Rick (a.k.a Orville, who runs a private club), T.C. (who owns his own helicopter tour service), and Higgins (the guy who runs the estate). Rick and T.C. are both Vietnam vets who served along with Magnum in the Navy. Higgins is British, loves to tell long, unrelated, boring stories at the wrong time, has two dogs called “the Lads” (who dislike Magnum), and has a love-hate relationship with Magnum.

Is it serious or funny? 

I would say hilarious and sometimes more serious. The relationship between Magnum and his friends (and sometimes clients) provides never ending humor that won’t fail to make you laugh. Often the cases Magnum solves are serious, or even dramatic, but there’s always humor too.

Is it only about the cases? 

Like I said above, the series focuses a lot on the relationship between Magnum and his friends. He is always out of money, mostly because his clients are too poor to pay, he’s too nice to take more money, or he spends the money before he can use it. This leads to frequent bickering with his friends about un-paid tabs, helicopter gas money, and the shop bills from the Ferrari.

Is it entertaining?

I think it is. Very. Obviously it’s different than modern TV, because it’s from 30 years ago. It’s slower, there’s more dialogue, and the focus is more on relationships than action (though there’s still a fair share of that!). I often prefer older movies and series’ better than modern ones for those reasons.

How many seasons are there? 

There are eight seasons in all. I have watched four of them. I plan to watch the next four as well.

Should I watch it? 

Yes! Absolutely! Try it out. The worst that can happen is you dislike it! But I don’t think you will. It’s cool, entertaining, funny, well-acted, and if you like spy/detective stuff, you’ll really like it!


Let me know if you try it out, have any questions about it, or if you’ve already watched it! I want to meet some more Magnum fans! Do you like old series’ or movies. Comment below, don’t be shy! ❤

Check out the theme song:

 

Monday Memes

Every Monday should start off with a smile. (*Even though this post is in the evening, I know, but future ones will be in the morning.) 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! 🙂 Happy Monday!

 

My feelings as Monday the 27th begins to draw nearer 😉

How I feel even though I grew up in Montana…

Jedi 101: “Point lightsaber at face, die will you.”

Liebster Award!! + Wisdom Teeth Update

Hello! Thank you, Tiffany for nominating me for this award! Check out her blog guys and go follow her too.

The Liebster Award Rules:

  1. Acknowledge the blog that gave it to you and display the award
  2. Answer 11 questions that the blogger gives you
  3. Give 11 random facts about yourself
  4. Nominate 11 blogs and notify them of their nomination
  5. Give these blogs 11 questions to answer

 

Tiffany’s Questions:

  1. What is your favorite comfort foods? Chai tea & olives & candy (that is really weird mix lol)
  2. Where are you from? Southwest Montana
  3. What was the last adventurous thing you did? Sign up for College Aikido classes, I guess. Tbh I am not that adventurous….
  4. What’s the last movie you’ve seen? The Sixth Sense with Bruce Willis (I watched it last night).
  5. What do you enjoy most about the summer? Time off, the warm weather and being with my family. Also not having to worry about deadlines.
  6. What’s one goal(s) you reached so far for 2018? To get a 3.5+ gpa for my spring semester. I got a 3.55. 😀
  7. What’s your favorite sports? Skiing & soccer
  8. Where’s waldo? (LOL!) With you, probs. LOL
  9. What’s your favorite book to read, thus far? Tom Clancy novels about Jack Ryan
  10. How many pets do you have? 1, a dog
  11. Can’t think of anymore questions! (LOL!) lol besides 11 is an odd number!

 

11 Random Facts About Me: 

  1. I love shopping for clothes
  2. My favorite colors are teal/turquoise and purple
  3. I am obsessed with pens and planners
  4. I was homeschooled all the way through high school
  5. I hate spiders and bugs
  6. I like old movies
  7. I make jewelry
  8. I started this blog in 2014
  9. I want to go visit NYC badly (and the Bahamas)
  10. I want to be a pilot
  11. I am the oldest of four kids

 

My 11 Questions: 

  1. Would you rather watch a movie or read a book?
  2. Favorite place in the world to visit?
  3. If you could use anything, how would you decorate your house, like what style?
  4. Favorite place you went on vacation ever?
  5. Why did you start your blog?
  6. If you started your own business, what would it be?
  7. Glasses or contact lenses?
  8. When did you get your first job?
  9. Favorite kind of shoe?
  10. Coffee or tea?
  11. What’s your goal in life?

 

My Nominees: 

https://ahgexplorer.wordpress.com

https://scientificartist.wordpress.com

https://kaylaannauthor.wordpress.com

https://beyondthisfence.com

 

Want to know more about me? Check out these pages: Liebster Awards & Sunshine Awards.


Well, I survived my wisdom teeth surgery! Yay! I am doing a lot better today, less swollen and utterly bored and tired of being in bed, watching movies and eating mashed potatoes. I am so glad I got this done before college starts (in one week ahhh!), because I would’ve been completely stressed had I had to go through this thinking about assignments and missed notes….Thanks for all the tips to make me more comfortable after my surgery. 🙂 Also, yes, I was a little loopy afterwards and it was hilarious! What I remember and what my mom tells me doesn’t fail to make me laugh! I am happy to say, none of it was embarrassing, I thought everyone was very “nice”, I cried when my mom didn’t use her GPS to get home, cried several times because I thought I was ugly with ice packs and swollen/numb face, said that I felt like an old lady when they gave me oxygen before the surgery, my sister now knows how very much I hate avocados, I kept telling my mom I should drive home, and I am very glad I don’t have to be loopy again. Were you loopy when you got your wisdom teeth removed?

Thanks for reading! Keep smiling! 😀 ❤

BuJo #1: August 2018

Hey guys, so I started bullet journaling this month. I’ve always loved planners and using them and everything! Along with pens, it was kinda an obsession. But anyway, who cares? It’s sooo fun! Then I found out about bullet journaling. And I started, cause why not? I got a lot of inspiration online and then meshed it with my own imagination. These are the results. I will post a monthly bujo post. I have definitely gotten better since I started, so my August one I would consider my worst (other than the first page). And you’ll have to wait till next month to see better! (It does get a lot better!) 😛 I am trying to get all my spreads done through December so that I have my first semester planned out for college. I have figured out a few pages I like and then my monthly/weekly spreads. So stay tuned for the upcoming monthly bujo’s! I am so happy to share them with you! Let me know if you do bujo, we should be friends!

Here is August! Enjoy! ❤ Read more…