Sunday, May 29, 2011

Busy Busy

With the end of the school year quickly approaching my to-do list seems to get longer and longer.  EOG week was not what I thought it would be.  I was thinking the worst part of the week would be that I would have to be bored for a few hours all week while they took the test.  Boy was I wrong!  It was a very hectic week and next week will be even more hectic as remediation for re-test's occur.   Now on top of planning stuff for school I also am busy getting ready for this weekend.  I am going to Raleigh to take the MAT and to look at apartments.  One of my friends and I are going to look at an apartment that we like so hopefully we will like it and I can mark apartment search off of my to-do list.  Studying for the MAT though is really frying my brain.  Here is an example question for those who don't know what the MAT is:
ROMULUS : REMUS (a. Achilles, b. Seine, c. Rome, d.  Hector) :  PARIS

So your job is to pick the word that completes the analogy.  The correct answer is Hector because in Roman mythology, Romulus and Remus were brothers and in Greek mythology, Hector and Paris were brothers.  Considering I know almost nothing about mythology this is a bit tough!

Also this week I have to get my loans from undergrad deferred because their first payment starts in June.  I also have to lay out and label prices on things that I am selling at a yard sale on Saturday.  My church Tyro United Methodist will be having a yard sale on Saturday morning and I have friend who is going to run my space for me while I'm in Raleigh.

Last night at Warehouse 71 Matt talked about how we should never let our busy lives leave us without time for God.  This week I will be challenging myself to make sure that God is a priority and not just at the bottom of a check list.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sunny Days

Thank goodness it's finally sunny.  It has rained for almost 6 days straight.  My mood went right along with the rain the past week too. I was pretty bitter that a certain person could act like he cared for so long and then just stop in an instant.  It is a new sunny day now and he can continue with his selfish ways without me being there to care.  Last night I went and treated myself to Iciban's Japanese with my sister.  Today I'm going shopping to get some more Spring clothes. Most of my clothes have shrunk from last year or either I have somehow grown taller.  Then, I have got to get busy studying for the MAT.  I found out that it isn't too late to get to the Special Education program so I am going to take the MAT at NC State on June 4th. I'm pretty nervous because most people study for this test for months, I have 2 weeks.  I'm super excited for the possibility of getting into the program though, that would make getting loans a lot easier and I may even end up taking 3 classes instead of just 2.  I can't wait to go to football and basketball games.  It's going to be great actually attending the school I have always been a fan of.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Shopping for Free!

Today started Harris Teeter's triple coupons event.  That means they will triple coupons up to 99 cents.  I went late this evening so they didn't have everything in stock that I wanted.  I still managed to get several good items and walked out paying nothing!  My total at the end was actually -$1.31 so they owed me money but they can't give you back money.  I could have added in a candy bar or something but I was happy to just have everything else for free. They had several items that were on clearance which was what made my total so low. The vegetables were on clearance for .49 and I had .35 cent coupon which gave me a profit of .98 per can. Here is a picture of everything I got.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Principle of the Path sent me "The Principle of the Path" by Andy Stanley for free to review. I would have to say it is probably the most inspiring and life changing book I have ever read. Stanley talks about how we have the choice which path we want to walk down. We sometimes choose the right path and other times choose the not so right path. He is blatantly honest about how we decide to stay on the wrong paths just because we are comfortable with them. We are happy for the time being or we just make excuses for staying where we are.

This book made me take a closer look at the paths I am currently taking. It taught me that you can't really listen to your heart as people say to do. The book also includes a life-application study guide in the back. I would highly recommend this book to anyone!

Friday, May 13, 2011


Just wanted to post a couple Glee songs because I loved the last episode so much. I can relate to a song almost every week!

Lessons Learned

I recently decided that I am going to take on grad school at NC State in the Fall.  I want to get a Master's in Special Education.  The only thing that is holding me back a little is finances.  It's really tough having to deal with getting loans, trying to find a job in Raleigh and looking for an apartment. It will definitely be a big expense but I don't see a better time than now to get my Master's.  I have been wanting to go back to school for a while so I really think the time is right.  I've come to learn that you have to really take the initiative to do whatever makes yourself happy, because you are the only one who knows what that will be. I don't think anyone else would have talked to me about going to graduate school or doing anything other than just staying right where I am at. I don't know what I was waiting on before but this is something that I really want to do for myself and I'm proud of myself for doing it all on my own.
Other things have changed in my life recently too, such as no longer having a boyfriend.  The worst part of the whole thing is realizing how much time was wasted.  Every time that I think something is going well it ends up falling apart.  So I guess I need to stop getting attached too easily and stop getting my hopes up about any future possibilities with someone until I have dated them for years.  This time I'm not really upset though.  I just really wish that guys would show there true self earlier on in the relationship.  Anyway, I'm happy to have found out that it wasn't going to work before getting any farther.  Now I have grad school I can focus on and look forward to.