Thursday, March 18, 2010

We've Come to the End of the Road

I find it fitting that my 100th post is my last. I started blogging a while ago when I thought I wanted to be a writer. While I have a great love and passion for writing, it's not what I'd like to do with my life. I have other plans.

For a while now I have avoided or forgotten about my blog for many reasons: I had nothing to say, I didn't have the time and I just didn't want to.

This blog represents something more to me than just a place to lay out my thougths. It also represents a chapter in my life that is now closed. This blog began while I was in college and on May 18, 2010 I graduated. This blog acted as a writing outlet an this blog acted as a crutch, because it blinded me from what I now see.

So while I understand that no one will probably ever read this or comment, I just wanted to say "goodbye".

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Fight Gets Stronger As I Get Older

I'm president of an organization at my school and today I received a voicemail stating that I need to move my meeting room because a Greek organization wants the room. Naturally, I'm very angry, even now but I am learning that I must stand up for my rights and what I believe in.

I can't allow people to walk all over me as I have before because I'll never be respected. While I may be a performer, I'm also a "politizer" which means I put things politely always and I try to accomodate everyone around me. However, there comes a time when we all grow up and I believe that time is now. Tomorrow I will be fighting for what is right and for what I believe in.

If not for myself for my organization. A weak leader will only produce weak followers.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Flext Me Baby

As a student and a member of Gen Y I am pressed for time. Phone calls are shorter and texts are longer which puts a strain on my so called love life. Luckily for me I am a member of Gen Y and I'm able to utilize every bit of technology there is, which I do.

For the past few weeks I've been heavily engaged in a new phenomenon called "flexting" - flirt texting. It's pretty basic and self explanatory and of course it's something we've all done for a while but this is the first time I've actually acknowledge it as a thing.

These past few months, flexting has been more present in my life because I have been so busy. For a while there I thought I was sacrificing my non-existent love life for my professorial life but now I can have them both.

Image provide by Google Images

Monday, January 25, 2010

Walking Around a Foreign Land

Today was my first day back at school. I've been in class since 10 am and now I am done. As I was walking back to my room I had this feeling of unfamiliarity, as if I was in a new school for the first time.

The campus seemed empty, the faces new and for the first time in four years I felt like an outsider. I don't believe this be a negative thing rather it demonstrates the end of a journey. I see it as a sign from God that my time is up here. I've done all that needed to be done and now I must pursue other goals.

While May seems far away I can tell already that the days will go quickly. I had my day and now it belongs to someone else. Don't cry for me Argentina, it's supposed to be this way. It's the cycle of life and it actually makes me feel like I accomplished someting which I can honestly say "I did".

Sunday, January 24, 2010

I'm Not Done Yet

As a graduating senior I'm constantly asked whether or not I'm excited "to be done". My answer is "Yes, I'm almost there." However what I really want to say is "Please stop asking me that. I'm not done yet".

I understand that people are excited for me and want to share in the moment but the moment has not come yet. Today, I moved back into my dorm, tomorrow I start class and in four months I graduate. I am in no way excited about graduation just yet because when I stepped foot on campus I realized how much work still needed to be done.

When May 1st comes I will be over the moon because it will be 17 days before I get my diploma. Until then I would appreciate it if others wouldn't get excited before I have the chance to.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Working Vacation...The Dream Comes Alive

I can't tell you how wonderful it is to be on vacation. College is very serious and hard work; and even when I'm not at school there is still so much to be done. Very often I use my breaks (winter and summer) to make career and life decisions. The biggest decision I made was during the winter break of my sophmore year when I realized I wanted to go graduate school to get my Master's in Fine Arts.

Since then, I've made every possible move to ensure this and now time is catching up with me. Half of my applications have been sent out and the other half will be out by Monday morning.

I feel as though these past four years have prepared me to go into the workforce and get a great job but they haven't prepared me on to be happy. Each time I click "submit" or put postage on my grad school applications my heart pounds becacuse I know am finally going after something that I've wanted for so long.

This vacation is probably the best vacation I've ever had even though I'm working my butt off. This is because the end result is one that I've dreamed of and it's becoming a reality.

Monday, December 28, 2009

New Years Brings a New Beginning

As the new year approaches everyone begins making their New Year's Resolutions. Many of them are dietary or personality assessments. Around the holidays people like to self-evaluate themselves more than usual. It just so happens that there's a new year coming around the corner to make them feel better about their faults.

For college students, resolutions are almost impossible. We don't have time to think about changing our lives because for eight months of the year our lives don't belong to us; they instead belong to the colleges and universities we attend.

However, as a graduating senior I think I may be able to reconsider. I won't be making any resolutions as so much I'll be making plans. The next five months are the most crucial and dictate how I will spend the next one, two or five years of my life. School, work, travel or all of the above: I do not know.

I only know that now is the time to set an agenda. I have some thinking to do, like any other graduating student, and I can't sit on my decisions.