Monthly Archives: February 2013

Early Bird Special

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Hello everyone,
     I hope all of you are have a fantastic week thus far. For me this week has flown by (just like the bird above) and I still have so much to do by tomorrow! But, stay strong my friends the weekend is coming and we will enjoy it! This weekend for me will consist of work, homework, and job applications for next semester. I know what everyone is thinking, “she is livin’ the dream!” and let me tell you I am. *she said sarcastically* 

      Anyway, today’s topic is about, like my title said, the early bird special. No, I am not referring to the early bird special at restaurants. But about the productivity one can have in the morning. As a college student we are always staying up past out bedtimes but in doing so are not getting a sufficient amount of sleep. This causes many of us at times to get headaches, backaches, and anything that ends in aches, so why do we do it? Honestly, for me is because I have TOO MUCH TO DO! The day is not enough to balance everything in my life out. However, today I woke up early, not by choice, but my body just woke me up at 7:30 this morning. I was not too happy because I had gone to bad at 2:30a. But, looking at the bright side of things I got so many things done. I decided that from now I will be going to bed earlier and waking up earlier. My mind and body are more refreshed I get more done because I’m not bogged down with the worries and the past events of my day. So this is my proposition to all you excellent student out there: go to bed early (I’m obviously not saying like 7:30p but a more normal time) and wake up early and see which way you get more things done. I think that the early bird special will benefit all of us. 

With all my love and affection,
Marisol 

 

 

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Moving Forward and Second Chances

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Hello everybody,

     I hope everyone is had a fabulous weekend! This weekend for me was a very long one because of all the snow we received and we’re only expecting more fluffy, white snow. I’m just so ready for summer to get here. I want the warm sun beaming on my cheeks and tanning my legs as I sit out watching a baseball game. I’m just ready for all the good things that come with summer. Anyway, today’s post is dedicated to those who did us wrong.

     I know for a fact, well maybe I shouldn’t say that, that most of us have at some point experienced heartbreak or disappointment from someone we loved or trusted. For example, yesterday I found out that one of my “good” friends is complaining about me to other people that I am very rude and mean to her when all I do is leave her alone. Or when that boyfriend/girlfriend from years past who cheated on you comes back into your life out of no where. I’m sure we can all relate on some level. However, my question to all of you (and I hope I get responses!) is do you think these people deserve second chances? And, if we give them a second chance will things really go back to how they were? Or will that relationship with that person be forever like a crinkled piece of paper; because, no matter how much you smooth it out and try to make it flat the piece of paper will always be marked by the creases that were made. I want to be able to forgive and forget, but in all truth I might forgive but I can never forget.

With all my love and affection,
Marisol

Aim for the Best and Don’t Assume the Worst

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Hello, All!

     I hope everyone is having a spectacular day. My school called a snow day for today so I have been enjoying a warm cup of hot chocolate, movies, and my extra cuddly sweater. So, yes it is safe to say it has been incredible today. I hope everyone is too!

In today’s post I would like to address the issue of setting goals and about how bad assumptions are. About three days ago a guy in my class asked me when I was graduating so I told him next year, which is the truth. So obviously the next question was how many years have you been in school already and I told him that this was my second year and that I would be graduating with my undergrad in only three years of school. He looked shocked, I mean, open mouth, mind blown, blank expression on his face. I don’t know why because I know that I’m not the only person who has done this. Anyway, he started asking me several idiotic questions like: Don’t you have a life? Why would you want to graduate early? I’ve been here for 5 years and I don’t know when I’m graduating, how do you do it? These questions were just a bother. I honestly wanted to shut him up. There is nothing wrong with aiming for one’s goal. 
     So here is my piece of advice. Whether you are like me and graduating early with a double major or just finally stepping up to something up that you’ve always wanted to do; just do it. Never assume that something bad is always going to happen, never assume that you’ll get hurt. In life one doesn’t know when things will happen so just go for it the result could be amazing!

My heartwarming affection (and I hope you get a couple snowflakes),
Marisol 

 

Rainy Days Ahead

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Hello, everyone!
I hope everyone is having a fantastic start to their week. My weekend was super great I was able to see my family and hang out with them which was super great. What was not great was the fact that I got a tad behind on homework… Oh well it was work it. Like I promised in the last post here is a picture of when I met Austin Scarlett from Project Runway this past Friday —->Image

Well that being taken care of I would like to talk about the weather. I know this is what you usually talk about with someone you just met and you don’t want to make the situation awkward; however, I want to talk about the effect that the weather can have on our mood. This past weekend the weather was glorious! I mean it was one of the nicest days we have had here (I’m from Kansas) since the beginning of the year. However, today it is rainy, cloudy, dark, and just overall gloomy day. This apparently takes affect on everyones mood people are walking around with sad faces, tired eyes, and sagging bodies but I personally think we have to be a bit more optimistic than that. We need to look at everyday like a new miracle and make the best of it because what we portray on the outside has an affect on how people treat us. So here is my bit of advice for when you have gloomy days (whether they be weather related or not):

  • 1. Look up funny videos on youtube. It’s always a pick me upper.
  • 2. Take a hot bath/shower. For me when I take a shower its the only moment of my day when I can just relax and let my mind roam without being connected to some sort of technology or person.
  • 3. Phone a friend. “Can I phone a Friend?” is a popular phrase from a gameshow but this does help when you’re just in need of some good company

Dust off those clouds, shake your bum a bit, and bring sunshine into your day even if mother nature is not cooperating with us everyday. I hope everyone has a fantastic day!

With love and affection,
Marisol

First Post, Time Management, and Other Concerns

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Yay! I finally came to the realization that I need a good blog in my life so of course I decided to make one. 🙂 Well this first post is just all about my busy life lately and how with good time management (and good energy drinks) one can survive college!

I am currently a junior in college so things are starting to come to a crunch with life goals and real life matters. Everyday I get asked the same old question, “Oh you’re a history major what do you want to do with that?” Well here’s the honest truth… I don’t know. I want to do so much with my life. For goodness sakes i’m only 20 years old people should not expect me to have my life figured out, right? Wrong, the nagging question of what I want to do when I grow up is always a lingering cloud over my already busy life. So stay strong my young people we will get our life figured out soon… hopefully. In the meantime have a drink, go dance, be happy, and just live it up.

One more quick comment before I leave for the day. I was able to to meet, Austin Scarlett from Project Runway Season 1. I know be jealous everyone! (I’ll upload the picture in a following post)

With much love and affection,
Marisol
Marisol