Friday, February 29, 2008


Boy, has it been a long time since I last posted. Terrible of me. But who knew college students actually got busy?

That's my excuse anyhow.

Loads have been going on, so I guess I'll give a few main points.

First semester flew by. I made it through with a 4.0. Glorious. This semester is a whole different story, sadly.

I have tons of work and reading for all of my classes. Especially journalism.

I guess that's life though. It's college at least.

I'm getting much better at the whole 'survival' thing without my family. Sure, I still miss them like crazy, but it's getting a lot easier. I won't lie though, it got worse before it got better. Going home for a whole month for Christmas break. Man, it nearly killed me coming back to Austin and readjusting yet again.

I suppose that's just another part of life.

I'm not really in that much of a mood to write a blog. Just thought I ought to start somewhere. So here it is.

I'll try to get into a more normal habit again.

Until then


Sunday, October 28, 2007

Let's Start an Epidemic!

  • A smile CAN change a life!
  • Somebody, anybody, make math and science FUN! It can happen!
  • Teachers--care!
  • Sing aloud to the song stuck in your head!
  • Dance in public to your iPod!
  • Dream big! Live bigger!
  • Don't just think positive; be positive
  • Don't forget to look up..
  • or to stop and smell the roses--literally.

Just some random thoughts. Be inspired! haha.

Just another glorious day..

It's about 1:20 in the morning, I have to wake up in less that 5 hours to go stand in line for a football ticket, I have class at 10. Wow. So, why am I still awake? Let me just tell you!
I had to write a paper for my theatre class. Of course I waited until the last minute (it's due tomorrow morning). I had to go to a play, which I went to on October 11th. That was a long time ago! So, other than not remembering much about it, I didn't hardly understand the play to begin with. I still managed to write a 2-page analysis/critique of the darn thing. I finished that at about midnight.
Remember how busy my past week was? I had 6 papers due, a midterm, biology homework, a quiz, readings, and biology homework. Not to mention I was getting sick, and had to go to the doctor. Geez! Well, on top of all of that, I was supposed to start making out a schedule for next semester!
Totally overwhelming. I just wanted to get through the week. I was definitely not concerned with what classes I might want to take next semester. Well, that's what I've been doing since midnight. Looking over my degree plan, etc. I have a general idea of my dream classes, but I need to talk to an advisor to make sure that is all ok before i'll actually start checking out the times and molding a schedule. frustrating.
So, next semester is only a few months year, well, almost a year away. A few friends and I are already doing the whole house-hunting thing. How am I supposed to know if I can live with these people? Will I be able to hold down a job AND 15 hours of school? Am I going to try to get into the UTeach program? So much to think about.
TOO much to think about with another paper due this week and a test. I'm also starting a team project in my creativity class on Tuesday. That's a huge deal. The team has to 'hang out' outside of class. Like, dinner, or a movie or something not related to our project. I don't even know what we're supposed to be doing yet. It'll be alot of work knowing the professor though.
On a lighter note, church was awesome today. I supposed it really is always awesome. Being surrounded by other Christians after a long week on this campus is a good thing. Especially when it's not always at the end of every week. Which is terrible. I mean, that was a HUGE part of me being here. I mean, I am supposed to be a priest, and I can't even get myself to church once a week. That, with God's help, is going to change. He broke me down last night, and wow, what a difference I already feel. It was a very humbling experience.
HE is the one and only reason I'm where I am, living my dream. He got me here, how do I have any right to turn away? Man, it really hurts when you have to face up to something like that. Ouch. But, it'll be worth it.
Ok, back to church.
Today, all of the different ethnic ministries were recognized today. The Korean minister opened in prayer in Korean(?) I guess that's what he was speaking. Then, the Chinese choir sand a song in Chinese. The second sond they sang was Above All. They sang the majority of the song in English, then sand the chorus in Chinese. It was beautiful!
Next, the Hispanic preacher stood and said "El Vive!..He lives!" He went back and forth between Spanish and English, and even had the congregation speaking in Spanish. Praising the Lord in another language! Then, the Hispanic children's choir went up and sang Jesus Loves the Little Children in Spanish. Too cute.
Next, a Romanian pastor spoke in his native tongue. The words just flowed so gracefully out of his mouth.
To top it all off, each different ethnic representative read a passage of scripture in their respective language. It was amazing to see such culturely different people in the same place, at the same time, for the same purpose: To praise Jesus Christ.
I'll be back home in about 22 days I think it is. Thanksgiving..YUM! So excited about home-cookin'!
Well, I better close this up. It's 1:45 and I'm still not even ready for bed. Ay.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Even Sorrier..more sorry? Eh.whatever!

All I'm saying is sorry it's been so long. I really haven't had anything worth posting about.
I have a midterm tomorrow that I'm studying for. Busy week with about 6 pages to write and a play to read. Oh well, I'll be good!
Today is SO cold! I woke up and my roommate had texted me to tell me to wear my winter clothes. Boy was she right. It's cold, windy, and rainy. Love this weather, but wasn't thrilled when I had to walk all the way to class. I was very tempted to just stay in bed. Turns out, I wouldn't have missed much of anything. I was slightly frustrated when I realized that.
Alright, well I know this didn't do much, but I have to get back to my work. Woot!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

My Apologies

Not writing for about 10 days is just part of the Blogging world. I apologize. So I'm really excited about getting to see everyone back home. Good times. But, I do love it in Austin, so I was glad to be back in the ATX.
I must confess, this blog won't be much to write home about. I'm just writing to make sure I keep up with this thing. I ended up making a 77 on my Biology test which, I must add, was one point above average! And, as you all know, that is passing!! Yay!! (This isn't a grade I would usually be proud of, but I really thought I bombed it..some of you know that)
I just took a journalism test. I was really worried about this one too, but thankfully, it was actually easy! *knock on wood* It was really long. 72 multiple choice/true or false and an essay with 7 different points to mention. In just over an hour. College.
Anyhow, I was pretty confident.
Now it's naptime!

Monday, September 17, 2007


I know the people that read this, and I was a little hesitant to post this blog, but I decided I might as well be honest (urgh..don't be mad!).
Yesterday was Sunday...the 4th Sunday I've been in Austin. Well, I finally went to church. It's not like I hadn't wanted to be going, I just didn't know where, or with who.
I finally did it though, and am SO glad I did. It was awesome. God is awesome. My friend, Kim, and I both went. Turns out she'd been wanting to go too, but didn't know who to ask. We went to 'Sunday school,' which we didn't like so much. It was too big (next week we're going to try the smaller group sessions). Then was 'big' church. People back home know what I mean by that. Anyhow, this church was massive! There were so many people, and the choir was huge. The number of the people isn't what made it so great though. You could FEEL everyone's love and their excitement to be there praising The Lord and learning more about Him. Wow.
I need to go to class, but maybe I'll write more about it later on today.