Friday, May 23, 2014

Finally done!

Hello fellow students! It has been a long time coming, but we have reached the end of another semester sucessfully! It was not easy nor pleasant at some points,  but we made it through! Congratulations to those of you who will be graduating today! I know that is an amazing thing and well earned.

This semester has taught me allot. First to not give up and keep perservering even when it seems pointless. Because I have completed another semester it makes me more confindent to take on another semester and also do the best I can to finish successfully.

I am thankful to have shared another semester blogging with your guys. I honestly use this as a coping mechanism because it is my dairy in some respects. I am also thankful for the support of family, friends, teacher, and faculty in my academic quest. At some points I did not think I would make it through had not they been there for me. Santa Barbara City College is one of the best things that have happened to me thus far.

I hope you all enjoy your well deserved break I can't wait to blog next semester and let you in on my lifes journey!

God Bless and have a great summer.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Good morning!

Hello All! I hope you are all doing okay. It's getting close to the end of the academic semester... harsh.. Sense my classes are getting harder, it's has been way more complicated. I hope you all are coping and maintaining well. I know it's allot, but you got it! 

On a happy note I received my Phi Theta Kappa certificate in the mail yesterday!  Sorry I'm not sure how to rotate it... Urrrggg lol. 

Honestly, I am so inspired by this. Sometimes I have to remind myself of how far I've come and how much work it took. It is not easy being a single mom and striving for success, but it makes it that much better when an accomplishment is obtained especially to this degree. HONORS!! lol and though I will be continuing at SBCC for another year, I will officially be a college graduate after this semester. My kids can look at me and see that I've accomplished something important and imitate on! AMEN.

I will also be in the ceremony tomorrow for the Presidents Honor Roll! How great! I will try to take pictures to show you guys what's going on! 

It may not be easy, but with the right school and people believing in your potential, greatness will be the turnout!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Hump Day

Good morning friends! Today is Officially the middle of the week! yay! I don't know about you, but I have been extremely swamped with work. I feel like when I complete an assignment I am confronted with another one. Anyone feel like that? I have a few pointers if you have felt this way at any time.

1.) Get organized! 
          Sincerely, it is no fun having things out of order. Organized everything from your backpack to your apartment!

2.) Write everything that must be done down.
          It is important that you free your mind up. The more those task circulate in your mind, the more you are bound to be stressed out.

3.) Categorize
          What is the most important thing you need to get done? What are the dates of each? place them in order in according to there importance!

4.) Focus on one thing at a time
          You will get no where if you stress! You will wear yourself out... let your mind focus on one thing and complete is successfully with out you stressing about the next! you will work more swiftly and efficiently!

5.) Take small breaks in between.
           Breathe, stretch, shake, let it go! lol You can do it!

These are just some simple things to be more successful at whatever you do! If you feel like your going crazy just breathe and affirm to yourself "It will all be done" or whatever you'd like! let's finish strong!

I had an Exam yesterday (Soc) and before even started the exam I started to think "Oh my Gosh how am I going to do this??? There's no time!! I don't know how I am going to do this!!" mind you I had 1 hour and 20 minutes, I studied, and was well rested... -__- yeah... thinking can be extremely detrimental.. don't let it!! 

It's hot and beautiful! enjoy your day!!

A quote I thought you all could enjoy!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Good Morning!

Hello friends! I hope everyone is doing well. I am practicing having a great week mentally. I never knew how much the mental could effect life overall. Crazy.

The end of the semester is drawing near, so I hope you all are doing your absolute best to finish successfully. If you are feeling overwhelmed pick one thing you can focus on and do the very best that you can possibly do! If you registered for Summer classes be sure to pay your bill. I was enrolled in a math course and was dropped because I forgot to pay my bill now... I have to deal with the consequence.. ugh.. Sucks, but it will all work out I know. 

Classes have been okay. In my Sociology class we saw a video last week that really was disturbing. For one magazine models are sometimes 5 different woman in one (NOT REAL). Freak me out! Also there are so many alterations done to these models that it is hard to judge what is real... Whats sad about this is women and young girls try to measure up and can never possibly do so because the women in the photos can't even measure up. Super sad. 

On a sad note, we had a triple fatality yesterday... It was extremely sad to hear the news. To be honest with you all it altered my day quite a bit yesterday. I actually saw the accidents aftermath.... My encouragement for us all is to slow down. If you are rushing because you are late, make better preparations so that you will be better prepared and can take your time getting to wherever it is that you must be. Since the accident yesterday, there have been lots more. Not sure if death was involved, but still sad.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

~*HaPPy Wednesday*~

Good Morning! How are you all? I hope you are doing well today and enjoying school and life in total. 

So I wanted to start off with some okay news. I received my math exam back, and I got an B-. I wanted to share this grade with you all because the test was extremely hard for me, but I still passed. I am happy to have gotten that grade. Mainly because I thought I failed... also the mistakes I made were not serious mistakes, but rather small mistakes. So when I looked over my exam, I immediately was like ohhhhh yeah. Had I had the ability to go back and check it, I would have totally got it. For all my math and engineering majors, if you really want to be challenged and taught in detail the material, take Professor Miner! He is Awesome, extremely organized, and detailed! He is also super funny!

On another note I got an A on my Eng written exam! yay!! I am so proud of myself. I contribute my success to having a professor who makes learning a joy!

We only have a few more weeks ahead of us, so lets make the most out of it! You can do it!

Always do your best. What you plant now, you'll harvest later.

~OG Mandino

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thursday BUT really Friday yay!

Hello All! Gosh so happy to say today is Thursday, which is the end of my week. I feel like allot went on this week, so I am extremely tired. I am in need of a great rest and time to refresh. Can't believe school is almost over..but it is.

I took a quiz today for my Sociology class and I got a perfect score. I was so happy. I was studying in the cafĂ© (my favorite place) and an associated came and sat down and started talking to me as I was going through my notes. I did not want to be rude, so I talked to him for a bit. I was so worried because I did not get the study time I thought I would get. However it all worked out!

So the weather this week has been interesting. I was like burning up on Monday and Tuesday and got cold Wednesday and today... Hmmm odd. It was still pretty nice out. It was too fogging to take picture, but it was a great day. Muggy weather has a tendency to calm people, so I loved the vibe today.

I wanted to touch on one more last point before  I break into my weekend. I loooovvveee being a student. The whole idea of going on campus and learning really affects me in a positive way. No wonder I want to be a teacher. I'm so excited to have the privilege to go to school to better my life and my children's life.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hump day

Good evening fellow students. Gosh this week has just had me slammed! I meant to post a blog yesterday, but midterms and homework have had me busy.  I had a math test on Monday and let me tell you... While yes I am a Math major, that test was something else. I ran out of time and didn't get to go back to check my answers! Professor Miner covered everything. I was so happy I studied, but it was still extremely hard... Yes we may be the #1 community college, but we work hard for that! Our teachers are tough, but the lessons are helpful always. 

I didn't get my grade back today for the math test, but it will be coming on Monday along with my English exam. Uggghhhhhhh how stressful... Butterflies sincerely. 

Today was an extremely tough day for me emotionally, but with the help of great advisors on campus and friends I got through. Sometimes things don't turn out the way you'd expect them to, but thank God for other routes. I'm blessed truly. 

Otherwise I will check in with you lovely folks tomorrow have a great evening.