A Much Needed Change

Oh finals, please hurry up! You are taking up all my time.

Yes, finals are next week. I will have a few weeks off in between semesters. Oh how I crave that right now! Life is so hectic in between school and work.

On another note… yes! I did get my hair changed. I went with the blue green like I planned on. Here are the pictures of the progress.

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Tomorrow will mark me having this hair for one whole week. I am loving it! I have had zero regrets, and zero freakouts. This hair is pure amazing! It will be hard to go back to normal colors next year. However, I will keep it crazy colored whenever I am able to. I will also be trying out a different color scheme once this fades out.

It did take three different bleachings to get it blonde enough to have the colors be this blue and green.

Let me know what you think! Also, what colors should I do in the future?

 

A Much Needed Change

Less Registration Stress

Hi, everyone! How are you all doing today?

I have finally registered for two classes for summer semester. I have yet to pay for them or my books, but at least my spot is saved within the classes. Summer semester will give me six credits, so I will be closer to my 30 credit goal! I think I will be at 12 credits after summer semester. It all depends if one of the classes from the first semester counts.

I am so anxious to hear back from the University. I sent in my application on Friday and sent in a form online to my current school to send over my current transcript. The university said it would take three weeks after they receive my transcript before I hear a decision if I got accepted or not. I really, really want to go there! The visit day was amazing, and I never wanted to leave.

I went back to check on the transcript progress and I am not sure if I clicked to send now, or wait until the end of term. Either way, I will know by June.

 

 

Less Registration Stress

Running towards a Dream

Today has been very productive, in a sense. I was able to buy what I needed from Walmart. That was an adventure in itself. Even if you go there to buy two things, a person always ends up staying an hour. That has been my experience anyway.

I have also officially sent in my application to the four year university I wish to attend. That was very exciting! Once I finished that, I requested transcripts from my current college to be sent over. I should hear in a month if I have been accepted or not!

I was able to print out my school related, credit related papers and made a basic outline of a possible summer class schedule. When registration opens, hopefully I get the classes and professors I already mapped out. I should probably take two classes since it is a short semester, but I have three on my list. I still have time to decide.

Also, today, I got a 100 on one of my quizzes. I have three more to take today. I also have to turn in the final draft of my essay. Another essay I have to start on is a networking essay. I have all the information, I just have to type it up and send it. On top of all the previous mention items, I still have to do multiple programming exercises (I am a couple weeks behind so I have a nice sized pile). One more thing to get completed is to come up with a topic for my research paper. We have a list of things we cannot choose, so maybe I can come up with an idea that is broad enough to cover 1800 words, but is still accepted as a topic. Too bad Harry Potter is not an accepted choice! Hopefully I can get most of this done today, even though the day is mostly over. I still have tomorrow afternoon as well, if I do not get finished tonight.

As for my hair, that has been put on hold for a little while. I need more paychecks as well as time to actually get it done. I still need to make an appointment. My hair, though, is not my main priority at this point. Hopefully I will have it done before May!

Now it is time to go back to my homework. Maybe I will not get distracted anymore, though most likely I will be!

 

Running towards a Dream

Stressed Mind and Body

Hey!

The past couple of days have been so hectic for me. At work I helped my team to unload the truck at 6AM. We barely finished by noon. I was so exhausted when I got off of work. I do not mind grunt work, but it sure is a lot of work.

As for school, I am so behind – by at least four weeks. This professor is not huge on due dates, he prefers that the students actually know what they are doing. That being said, he does not want everyone to wait to turn in everything right before finals – which is in a few short weeks. I have to bust it to get everything done and turned in at a decent time. I was working on some of it right now before I decided to get on here.

Another thing that causes me stress – taxes. I put it off knowing I had a long time to get it done. Now, the deadline is in two weeks. It is not that big of a deal to get them done, but it is stressful when time is running out and I have a ton of homework to do.

I am starting to go back into that mental state of having so much to do, that I am going to shut down and not do any of it. Too bad for me that not doing anything will cause me even more stress later on down the line. I want to transfer into a four year university which requires you to have 30 transferable credit hours as well as at least a 2.0 GPA. Not too bad, right? Wrong. I am going to be changing majors, and 6 of my credits will not transfer so I have to take more classes to get those 6 credits back. The class that I am so far behind in happens to be one of those classes that I no longer need. I cannot drop it this far in the semester, and if I fail it will lower my GPA. I cannot risk having my GPA lowered in case one of my futures classes is hard and that lowers my GPA. Every class that lowers my GPA means less of a chance I have of transferring schools. I have to do my best, no matter how much my mind has checked out of this particular class.

Those are my woes of the day. How do you all handle stress? What motivates you to keep pushing forward?

My motivation of being successful in a class I no longer need (or understand) should be wanting to transfer schools. In my head I know that to be true, but my body does not feel like even trying in that class anymore.

Hopefully you will leave me some tips on how to further motivate myself. I would love to hear all ideas!  Also, what is causing you stress at the moment? Maybe we can help each other in solving our issues!

 

Stressed Mind and Body

Success!!

Yesterday was the day of the group presentation at school. My group went up first and we presented the gaga gift to the instructor. As soon as he saw all the apples he said, “A+ already. You might as well sit down now.” Awesome for us, right? Well, we still had to present. It happens. We expected as much.

We all went through our parts and got our grade before we left class for the day. Our group got a 100. Not too shabby! We were very impressed with ourselves, considering how many stressful weekends we spent on this project. It was pretty intense. Turns out, we did not have to submit our work. All of those hours to make sure all the programming worked, no big deal. He did not want to check out work, just wanted to see us learn how to speak in front of people.

I am okay with that, even though we were super stressed out. I got a 100 – the group project is a big chunk of our final grade in the class. Even if I do not do so well on the actual final, it should be okay. I should still pass the class. I think my current grade is 97. Anyone who is in the IT field or major, I applaud you. It takes a lot of stress and brains. It is also very time consuming.

Is there anyone here who is in IT? How do you manage? Is it stressful? Do you have a method to staying sane? I would love to know! (:

 

Success!!

Itchy Presentation

Good morning! So I went to the doctor yesterday, after all. Picture this: a two and a half hour wait with my cell phone battery at 24%. Yikes! All the seats by the outlets were taken, and no one was even using them! When someone got up, I sniped the seat so I could start charging – not a moment too soon!

When my name was finally called, I went in and waited another hour but at least I was in a room. The doctor came in and examined the two sting areas. He said I was not allergic, and they were not infected. However, they were localized. That means that they will not spread. I guess localized meant my leg because that spread through my whole entire thigh. I got medication and was told to start immediately and the wounds will be gone in a week.

When I checked out my leg this morning, there has been no change. That is not surprising though. It will take a few days to start going away. Too bad it still hurts and itches!

I also have a group presentation today in one of my classes. As a gag gift, the whole team is each bringing an apple to the instructor. The presentation is not going to be too bad. We are each presenting the parts we each did so we know the material mostly. Maybe I will not be scratching too much during the presentation!

College has really helped me with my nerves. In highschool and younger, I would be terrified to present. I would get shaky, my stomach would cramp, and I would fumble all of my words. My first semester in college, I was a nervous wreck as well! However, I saw a couple of people present and told myself I could do it! When I walked to the front of the room, I was shaky when I first started to talk. However, I jumped around the front of the room (not literally haha) and looked at several people in the eyes and said anything and everything about my topic. At the end I took a bow and went back to my seat. Since that day, everytime I present I act like I am the host of a show. It is college. You are allowed to be spontaneous! Everyone loves seeing that stuff – people being different, energized. I know it impresses me when I see it.

So, today I am going to be the best show host I can be and I know I have my team members standing right next to me. If one of us fumbles, another can help them and pick up where that person left off. This group is a good mix of people. A couple of my group projects, I was one of the only ones ever doing anything. This time, we all helped each other with the project and with the general class work.

I will let you royals know all about the presentation later! (: How do you handle presentations? Did you used to be nervous but grew out of it? Do you still get nervous? Were you always great at presenting? I would love to know!

 

 

 

 

Itchy Presentation

Welcome to the Internet!

Truthfully, I have been online for many years now. Today, however, is the day I change the way I present myself to you. Everyone deserves a way to express themselves and this is my way.

My mind has many thoughts and ideas running through it, and it gets hard to separate them from each other. The way I am going to style this blog is by categorizing everything in my mind. I might jump from life problems to the deliciousness of food to a video game I recently played.

Maybe you will be able to relate to my blog. If you are not able to relate, maybe this blog will amuse you or give you something to dissect. I always love hearing the opinions of others and would love to interact with you.

To start off this interaction, I will introduce myself. My name is Massey and I absolutely love to write. I am currently working on a couple of different novels, which I am hoping to finish next year. I honestly cannot work on the same novel for a long length of time and so I have to switch it up by working on one of my others. It helps me to keep ideas fresh and to keep me interested in all of my projects.

My blog posts may be sporadic since I am a college student and a working human. Once I get used to blogging, I will make a schedule for the posts. Maybe you can let me know some tips! We can help each other. Ask me questions anytime and I will try to answer them in upcoming blog posts.

As the blog progresses, you will be able to get to know me more. If I write about a book I have read and you have read it as well, comment letting me know what you thought of the book. The same goes for anything I post about. Thank you for checking in!

Welcome to the Internet!