Saturday, September 26, 2009

I'm a Dropout!

They announced a few months ago that we were going to start taxing us for our tuition, if we spent more than a certain amount. Well thanks to my doubling up of classes, I reached that amount last class. So I decided after much thought to stop school until January. A first I was euphoric, thinking of all the activities I could do now that I don't have homework to hold me back! But I have been out of school for all of a week, and I am bored!! I open my computer and surf the internet aimlessly, just wanting to have something to procrastinate. I also realize that I used school as a reason to not do things I didn't want to do. "I can't, I have homework" is such a great out! So while I'm sure I will enjoy my time away from school, I am also excited to be going back. But someone please stop me if I decide I want another degree after this one. Seriously.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Bless My Broken Road!

It's become pretty obvious in the last few days that I am supposed to stay in San Antonio. Not that I really wanted to leave, but I am always looking for the next thing, and I assumed that the next thing would take me out of the state, or at least the city. So now I have to decide where to go from here. This is what I am thinking:

1) I will not play the victim and let my life happen to me. I am in control of my decisions, and I create the life I want. If there is something in my life I do not like I have two choices: change the situation, or change my mind.

2) I will count my blessings every day. I am blessed beyond anything that I deserve, and I need to remember that before I start whining about things I think I am entitled to.

3) I will make more of an effort to excel in everything I do, even things that seem small or meaningless.

I still do not know where I'm headed, but when I get there, it's going to be in style!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Why Say No, When it Feels So Good To Say Yes

I know this will come as no surprise to those who know me, but I have a hard time saying "no". Not that I say yes to things that I really don't want to do, that it no problem, it's that I actually, genuinely, want to do just about everything! Going to see a movie? Count me in! Need help with moving? I'm there! Going to breakfast/lunch/dinner somewhere? Call me! The problem is that I do not think, while I am giving resounding yeses to everyone around me, of my already full calendar. I never think to pull it out before agreeing to something, and make sure I don't have something else planned the same night. This has caused more than a little grief and loss of sleep for me in the past, but I never seem to learn my lesson.

I'm trying to take this as a positive. Hopefully it is only teaching me to manage my time more effectively. Maybe at some point in my life I will need the skill of juggling an insane amount of work, and it will be no sweat.

In more exciting and less whiny news, I am significantly blonder than I was two days ago! I got my hair done again, and I am remembering why I love the lightness!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Signs You Don't Update Your Blog Enough

1. Friends and family who used to read and comment regularly look at you blankly when you talk about your blog. "You have a blog?" they ask.

2. Your "automatic sign in" doesn't remember your user name or password anymore.

3. You forget what your layout looks like.

I know I have been not as great at posting lately, but nothing has really happened to me. I go to work, I come home, do church stuff, then homework, and repeat. But on Wednesday I flew up to Salt Lake and spent some time with my sister, my Grandma, and a great friend, and now I am road tripping it back to San Antonio, which has been awesome. Wyoming is FOREVER. It seems longer than Texas! We are staying the night in Colorado, and will be going through Oklahoma and then down through North Texas. So far, there hasn't been anything super exciting, but we did get an ice cream cone for 50 cents! So life is good!