Thursday, December 18, 2014
I received all of my final marks this morning and I have earned my Christmas vacation with a 3.9 GPA (for this semester) and all A's. I was flabbergasted...still am. If someone presented me with this report card in high school, I would have thought that someone higher up was bribed.
Can you believe it?!
I really want to earn Magna Cum Laude status for graduation, but my overall GPA is only a 3.5 (Cum Laude). To be a Magna I would need to have a GPA of 3.7 by graduation time. Is that even possible? Maybe I could just convince Dean O'Connell to read the Cum Laude part as he calls my name?
When I look back on my earlier school years, I realize how far I have come and how much hard work has been applied to my academics. I work harder in school than my other siblings. Homework and tests comes so easily for them. I feel much better about myself now that I am on their level a little more than I used to be.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Tomorrow is the day i have been waiting for, dreaming about, drooling over, etc. You get the picture. I finally get to go hone for Christmas vacation! I anticipate this being very short but fulfilling break from school. I have wild dreams of being able to read novels and work on parts of my own whilst sitting in my bed with a hot cup of tea. Mmm...
I have such a crazy, busy schedule from now until Christmas Day. This week i will decorate two trees and go to work for two days. Before you know it, it's Christmas Eve morning and we are heading out the door to make strouffoli. "Soon it will be Christmas day" (Bing Crosby).
Saturday, December 6, 2014
December 15 at 5 p.m. - that's the last day I will be on campus until the new year.
8 more days to go.
Last night was the Winter Formal. Everything looked so magical! It was Mardi Gras themed. They decorated the BCR with fancy Mardi Gras archways, trees completed with strands of lights, and snow to complete the image. There were also walls covered in sheets of white lights to give it a snowy look. There was a photo booth there and my friends and I took advantage of it. Sometimes it can be really fun to just accessorize and take funny photos. The best photos are the ones with errors because only you know about them. It's the blemishes that make them beautiful. My whole group looked quite glamorous.
The Wolcott boys had lovely suits on and masquerade masks that completed the outfits.
Erika's purple dress, beautifully accented with a glittery silver pin, accentuated her natural features nicely.
Emili and I matched: my dress was blue with black lace sleeves and she wore a black dress with blue tights the color of my dress.
Meaghan's purple dress was so cute and sparkled when you looked at it in the right light; her silvery headband really completed the outfit.
Caroline had on this red dress that made her look completely comfortable with herself.
I wish that we had stayed longer at the dance, but, alas alack, the group wanted to go out to Miya's for sushi at 10:30. It was a fun night because we were all together.
My plans for break include spending massive amounts of time with my family, hanging out with new friends, and working on my book. If I want to succeed as a serious writer, I have to work on pieces to submit to different magazines and contests, both online and in print. I have ten pages of my novel, but I am not sure that I am in love with the story. I have a couple of short stories in the works as well. I have one that I really want to submit somewhere. I am very proud of that piece. Maybe I will do a little career research too. I don't really know what I want to do after Graduation. Do I really want to work for a publishing house? Maybe I want to try the Script Supervisor job? Anything I do apply for will be an entry-level position, but I just need to be sure. I also need to study these companies I am thinking of applying to.
Monday, November 24, 2014
This past weekend, I finished a book! I was so jazzed because I have not had time for pleasure reading in four weeks. I completed Stewart O' Nan's Last Night at the Lobster in one afternoon. It is a pretty short book, but it took the longest time for me to just sit down and finish it. The novel itself was pretty interesting to read because the author did so much research about the terms used in a restaurant and really made me feel like I was spending a snowy day inside a Red Lobster. It was exciting for me to read this because I have lived in New Haven now for four years and he would mention road signs or different cities in Connecticut that I could not help but crack the widest smile as if to say "Oh my gosh! I know where that is!"
Well, I have a hot cup of tea and one more assignment calling my name before I crash land under my comforter. I will definitely be back very soon with more exciting updates!
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014
The year is winding down and soon 2014 will be a thing of the past.
Let's take a look at my list of to-do's:
-Register for my final semester
-Attend Fall Fest
-Complete assignments in timely manner
Oh...and my personal favorite one,
-Finally wake up on time for my Monday morning class.
I have one more class to register for because quite frankly I would not be an Albertus student if I registered without problems. Today, I have a few errands to run around campus that are residual from Fall Fest this past weekend.
Most of the clan was here this weekend: Mommy, Daddy, Aunt Mary Anne, Rachel, Warren, Gabrielle, and Jonathan. It was really nice having them here. I took them on a tour of our gorgeous campus and I attempted to show it off to them, but since it was a Saturday, most of the buildings were locked up. Oh well. Next time I guess.
During Fall Fest, Breakwater was hard-at-work selling coffee, tea and hot chocolate while holding a paint-your-own-pumpkin activity to raise money for the 2015 publication of Breakwater.
On Sunday, Residential Life spent the day at Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, CT. It was a gorgeous day and we got to go through the corn maze as a group, indulge in hot apple crisps and apple cider, and then we spent some time in the apple trees biting into some of the juiciest apples I have had all year. Kim was searching for some Golden Delicious, but instead we ate the Reds. Working through the maze was the best part for me because it required all of our brains to figure out how to read the map and to take risks and try different routes. It was just a nice, family day at the orchards.
Now, I am not normally an apple crisp kind of girl and quite frankly the apple chunks were too large for me in this particular one, but I am willing to give it a try in the future as long as it is paired with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream melting into it.
It's time to start the day I suppose. I have so much to do and a 10:45 class to attend in about 2 1/2 hours. Have a great day everyone!
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
So far, I have three B+'s for my midterm grades. I do not know if I should be happy or worried about that. I think I should feel a little proud because those grades are in my three most difficult classes.
Right now, I am balancing so much that I get headaches: sitting on duty at night, working in the Pub, organizing Breakwater, running to meetings and trying to find some down time for myself. It is all very stressful. I don't like it. Stress is not fun. That's why it is so important to manage your time well and not just in college. Now, that midterms are over, I think I feel a bit calmer, but we shall see how that long that keeps up.