Gave a tour for five hours from 11-4 and went to Relay For Life and walked a total of 50 laps (~5 miles according to my app… thing). If you have never been to Relay For Life, I encourage you to go to it at least once. It’s so touching! More info about it here: http://www.relayforlife.org/
This older gentleman, we were all cheering him on because he’d been walking for at least 20 hours non-stop! You would think “how is that possible?” But he did it. Over 300 laps! While most of us took breaks, ate, napped, he kept going. I did not recall him taking a break to sit or nap! So amazing
even though hell week (for me) continues, I just wanted to drop in and say HI!! AND HANG IN THERE :) I’m so inspired by so many people around me.
But really, ever since week one I’ve had at least one quiz, test, paper, or midterm. But it’s allllllllllllllll right.
Toward the end of spring break, I started putting together my first resume. Wasn’t sure what to put down considering I’ve never had a job before, therefore, no “experience.” However, holding a position—be it a small or big one—in an organization allowed me to list some things. And also as a psychology major, I used that to my advantage ;)
I got an email notification saying they reviewed my application and invited me for an interview. Now, if you’ve followed my blog since last year, you know my first interview ever was for the officer position in the organization. It was the most nerve-wracking thing ever. I was afraid that this next interview would be the same. But y’know, thanks to the chance I was given to be an officer, I developed more confidence and social skills. I grew so much! So for the first time ever, I walked into my first job interview—quite confident. I didn’t stutter or sweat/turn red or word vomit as much as I thought I would. They said if I get the position, they would contact me sometime in May.
Today was the day.
I got an email saying after the selection committee carefully evaluated all the applicants, I was selected! I was thrilled!
Now, if and when people hear it’s a campus job, it might not be a big deal. “Oh, just a campus job. Anyone can get it,” I would imagine them saying. But for me, it’s a big deal. This would be my first job where I would be receiving my first paycheck. Also, it’s basically an office job and it’s literally ten seconds away from my apartment.
“Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.”
Other students might dislike their job and complain about it. I’m not saying I won’t, but I do appreciate having a job. Whether I like or dislike it, I will work hard and I will appreciate whatever pocket money I make. My dad actually wanted me to focus on my studies and have nothing in the way (meaning club work or jobs) so I can “make more in the future.” LOL. But hey, I decided to apply for this job because it’s not too bad a pay, it’s indoors, it’s office work, it’s literally next door to my apartment, and I’ll gain experience!
I learned the value of money when I was younger but it wasn’t until I started going off to college did I really understand. I mean, in high school I collected a shiz ton of mangas and they cost a lot. You add up all the ones I have on my shelf and I can live off that for a while. I even bought dramas on DVDs instead of watching them online because I wanted “to collect them.” But now, I’m trying to save as much money as I can. When my parents ask what I want for Christmas or my birthday, I tell them “nothing.”
I secretly (well, no so secret anymore) have a fear of becoming homeless. Yeah, I don’t know. My dad is the only person in our family working and I can go on and on about how amazing this man is. Everything we own in this house is because of him. He works so hard! Lately he’s been working 16 hours a DAY and I want to help in any way possible.
I’m so inspired by those around me who are working their asses off. Friends who are graduate students, friends who are in law school, friends who are working on their doctorate degree, my dad who’s working so many hours in a day—these people inspire me to work harder. Better late than never, I’m starting to buckle down and get my priorities straight. Midterms are coming up and finals are in the distance. No more slacking off, no more excuses. Put 100% in everything I got.
In one of my classes we talked about first impressions, what people think of you (even after you’ve become friends), etc. and i’m really curious.
We talked about how—if you really want to know what others think of you, you have to press them. Really press them. You have to be prepared for the answer you’re going to receive. And you know what? I am prepared. Go ahead and send an ask (anon or not) telling me your first impression of me and what you think about me now. I’m curious. Don’t sugar coat things. Be blunt. This isn’t something I find too sensitive so give me your best shot!
(also, it would help if I knew whether you know me in person or based off my blog, hehe)
Midterm on Friday, which means I only have two days to read 200+ pages. I just now opened my book for the first time (for this class).
I feel diabetes creeping up on me. I had a (birthday) cake on Saturday, Sunday and another slice on Monday. Today I rushed to class with poptarts in my backpack as a snack (since the class was three hours long). I finished that. And I’ve been downing lots of water lately, making frequent trips to the bathroom…. I need more fruits and veggies in my system. Roommate asked me if I wanted to go lollicup with her and as tempting as that sounded, I had to refuse. Not only do I have time to waste (gotta get down to some serious study grind), but drinking sweet tea will make me feel like my blood’s replaced by sugared water. -shiver-
but i really want cake.
Really wanted to go to Disneyland for my birthday but that most likely won’t happen because one, I have no way of getting there. Two, the people I want to go with kinda don’t want to spend $100+ on tickets.
I also want to go Vegas (to hang out with Vegas friends) but again, no way of getting there.
So I might just spend the first hour or two at R1 and maybe go home on Saturday to spend it with the family. Guess I won’t be going all out this year but that’s okay! To me, R1 is sorta an equivalent to Disneyland hahaha