Thursday, February 28, 2008

We Delight

My morning started 18 minutes before I had anticipated, but it gave me time to be still and be with God.

Sarah Groves cycled onto my play list as I was getting ready and it brought me peace.

Climbing was extremely fun this morning- we played "add on" and it was a sufficient challenge.

The weather was divine at 65-70 degrees (F). Everyone seems so much happier when we're not freezing our rears off or running through the rain.

We covered information in Chemistry that I can actually wrap my mind around easily.

The tall-bike jousters were on the south oval today. So were the slack liners; I still can't do it, but I'll keep on trying.

I finished a good book today, and am about to start another. If it wasn't for the escape of leisure reading, I think I'd be a loony. Or more of one than is natural.

I love the way that a disagreement can make a relationship stronger, 10 fold.

Reading comments from my family makes me forget all of my worries.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Growing up is hard...

... but good.

I had a good cry with my mentor earlier today.
I will admit that I was embarassed to be crying, but there was no way of holding the tears back. They've been a long time coming, and with a simple question ("why do you think you're struggling to balance everything so far this semester?") the flood gates opened and the water works came forth at the realization of my answer:

I am lazy. I am immature. I have not been committed to my school work and I have not done my best. I am capable of a lot more than I am achieving.
I am disappointed in myself.

And the worst of it is that I've allowed it defeat me thus far. That's where Dr. H's mentoring comes in--she listened to what I had to say, then helped me find new perspective and helped me discover that which I can do to reform.

I know now that my concern and emotion invested in my frustration will move me to growing out of my immature mentality and start taking on a more adult mentality and a stronger work ethic.

I can do better. I will do better.
I already am on my way--back to reading.


That's how old I'll be before I get engaged. Just kidding- sorry Tracy :)

That's how many hours I have left after this summer, hopefully.

I might be able to tackle that in four semesters + a summer. Maybe some other intersessions...
Only problem is that I have at least 8 science classes left to take. Yeah, I'll be taking physics this summer.

So seven. Over my last two years? Poop.
I'm actually going to have to double up on my sciences.
So fall 2008- Zoo and Bot? But then I still have another semester of chemistry.
AND another physics...

Just because I like it doesn't mean I'm good at it...
I did this all wrong, didn't I?

Oh well.

Monday, February 25, 2008

New Day, New Week...

I got ten hours of sleep last night.
Do you know how rare/nice that was?

But now I look forward to three hours of class and who-knows-how-long of work... If I had recieved prep notes last week, I'd have some idea; however, my boss for this semester is a little disorganized.

It's hard to not compare him to my boss from last semester--she was/is obsessively organized all of the time.

In other news- the date was goooooood. More dets later.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Back in P-Town

It's nice to be home, annoying mom and dad, falsifying their blogger information... haha. But it really is a nice break to get out of Noma for the weekend and be with my rentals and friends.

I've got me a hot date tonight :)
I can hardly wait!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


It should be illegal to make any classes before 8:30. I know it's just an hour difference, but honestly, 7:30 is early. I think there's more mental game with waking up at 6:15 as opposed to 7:whatever...

My skanky, sweatpanted tush and I are off to chemistry.


Sunday, February 17, 2008

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Mega Harsh!

My posts are either boring or too infrequent! I'm sooo sorry!

Anyways, I got my butt out of bed to go climbing when the wall opened this morning at 11 with my friend from climbing class! Upon arrival, we found the wall closed- my second week in a row... However, this week we played the "we're friends with the climbing director" card and were allowed to get the gear we needed and climb without staffer supervision. Lauren and I took turns climbing and belaying for a solid hour and a half! It's so refreshing in contrast to the once or twice up the wall that is available in the one hour worth of class every Tuesday and Thursday! We climbed until we were too tired to climb any more!

And then I worked out for another half hour after that. I want to get back into shape! Not for anyone else, not to be "thin," but just to make me feel healthy again! I'm working on the eating habits too. It's hard while in school, but I'm learning how to make it work.

Yogurt is a good friend.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Friday, February 8, 2008

Ewwwy... so sick

I managed to scrounge up a batch of the stomach flu... I'm sooo talented like that.

I haven't been this sick in a very long time- I was up every 45 minutes to an hour last night to purge this bug, starting at about 9:30 until around 5:30 this morning... It's quite the bummer.

I hate being sick and away from family. I want my momma or Grady to rub my back and play with my hair... Take care of me. But my apartment is doing all they can to make me feel better.

Our couch sucks...