It’s New York in Texas…

February 11, 2010 at 11:30 pm (Uncategorized)

Joke of the day…

It’s snowing in Texas, but not in New York…

(yeah that’s not really a joke..I just made that up)

I think it’s hilarious because when it snows in Texas everyone on facebook post pictures of the snow…it looks exactly the same as the snow I’ve been living in for the past few months. Texas seems to appreciate it more.

Here’s my dog in Texas that my mom took.. so cute!!

Well I’m not going to be writing a whole lot this next couple weeks since its finals time. Crazy..I know..everyone else is on a semester system (lucky!)  I can’t wait till spring break…. I’m leaving this blizzard to go on a cruise (although I said I’d never go on another one due to my horrible experience from the first one) …but I’m going…I NEED sun!

I just made it through one year with my boyfriend this past Tuesday… seems unreal…I never let guys go past 2 months with me really. All my friends need to stop getting married and having children…weren’t we in kindergarten yesterday? Makes me feel like I gotta rush through life..

I’m busy trying to get another couple fundraisers started…hopefully they will be just as successful as the first one turned out to be. 🙂

I gotta go study….will update later

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The journey continues…

February 3, 2010 at 4:19 pm (Uncategorized)

As I have given my special gift, like I said, I felt like a part of me died… it was over, but it didn’t want it to be.

Turns out I’ve received e-mails to lead future student-mediated fundraisers just for my teacher. Everyone wants to pitch in so we are forming a group. My teacher wrote us all a touching letter to express her gratitude and yet we are all compelled to continue to help her. The willingness to help flows from person to person and even bigger ideas are being created.  I’ve never seen this kind of situation before where the students are forming bonds with each other and we all have this connection with this teacher who influences us in more ways than she can imagine.

So I’m excited to continue this journey, I’m excited to see where we end up.

Again thanks to all who have already help contributed to the $1300 I gave her yesterday. It means the world to me!

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The news finally revealed…

February 2, 2010 at 7:03 pm (Uncategorized)

Joke of the day!

Everyone has a photographic memory, just some don’t have film

( This joke goes along with me. I have terrible memory! Anyways the picture of the camera is here because I was going to use my camera today to take a picture during my announcement. I got my camera all charged up and realized later in the day it was turned on all morning that it died before class started. I mean really….for once can anything go as planned?)

By the way, I want one of these cameras…they take amazing pictures!!!

Ok so today is a very special day because I did something out of the ordinary that I never actually thought would happen. This teacher of mine, who I’ve grown to admire is adopting a little girl from Taiwan. This person has done more for me than you will ever know. I decided to start an adoption fund for her and I set a goal to raise a certain amount. The money almost tripled the goal that I had set so I was in complete shock by all of it. I woke up this morning knowing that today I was going to make someone happy. 3 hours before the announcement, my heart starts racing nonstop because I nervous about her reaction and nervous about what to say.

As I was talking to her I felt like I was in a blur because I couldn’t believe it was happening. Of course it turns out to be a perfect day to give her the money because she was suppose to pay a certain amount in for the adoption today and I was able to cover all of that.(I had no idea she owed any money today.) I’ll never forget the look on her face. I learned that it doesn’t take much effort to help someone especially when everyone else thinks that person is so deserving.

I also realized that helping people and doing things for others has really become an obsession of mine. The reason I know this is because I came out of the classroom after the announcement and I felt like a part of me died. I knew that my project was over. I had been  ecstatic for 2 weeks and I was literally on cloud nine. I have that need to do something because if I’m not helping people, I feel useless. So I just wonder what I’m going to embark on next…

Any ideas anyone?

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Laziness

January 30, 2010 at 11:29 am (Uncategorized)

This is me right now… the snow outside resembles this too

I have officially declared today to do absolutely nothing. This past week was exhausting! I actually fell asleep last night at 8:30 and slept nearly 12 hours. Guess that’s what happens when you get 4 hours of sleep every day of the week. Next week I have no exams and 1 paper to do, which is actually an interesting topic for once. I can finally go to school and just learn and relax. I miss those elementary school days where you had to sit there and color and make sure you don’t go outside the lines. Whatever happened to those kinds of assignments? Those were my easy As and I need those grades.

I registered the other day  for my classes starting in March… I had to made sure I got an easy quarter. I didn’t even get last summer off school so I haven’t had a break since Fall 2008. I’m in dire need of an easy quarter! My motivation is going down the drain. I’m happy that Monday I only have class for 2 hours and I’m off Wednesday and Friday! Oh I how I love life!

Yesterday I had to go to my health appointment at the hospital in order to volunteer. I was only expecting to get 1 shot, instead I got 3…now my left arm is going to be paralyzed for 3 days. If only I knew what I was going in for, I would have rescheduled it… I didn’t know you had to go through so much pain in order to do good for others. Oh well, I can’t wait to start volunteering anyways. There’s nothing more fun and relaxing than playing with kids in the middle of the day.

Well I only have 4 more days until I get to tell about my exciting news… 🙂

Till then…

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Another day…

January 24, 2010 at 5:41 pm (Uncategorized)

Joke for the day…

Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The ceremony wasn’t much,but the reception was great.

Every since I left the hospital, it seems like everything has been falling into place. It typically seems to be that whenever something bad or drastic happens, there is always good that comes out at the end. I’ve had an amazing couple of weeks and I’m looking forward to the next 2 as well. It’s not like anything major has been  happening, but I feel upbeat, energized, and motivated. I seriously feel like dancing, but I know I can’t because I don’t need to set off my dizziness all over again. However, a girl can only dream…

Well this weekend consist of 4 papers, 2 exams to study for, and 2 homework assignments. Sounds like a lot, but I’m not stressing over it. I know I’ll get everything done. Gotta love midterm week though…..only 4 more weeks left till finals. I feel like this quarter didn’t even exist. Oh well…soon I’ll only have 1 more year left of school and that’ll feel amazing!

I’m going to get back and enjoy my lazy Sunday before I start doing some work.

Hope everyone has a great week!

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Amazed

January 20, 2010 at 6:30 pm (Uncategorized)

Well this has turned out to be quite an exciting week for me.

One, I just got accepted into a volunteer position that I think will be soo much fun!

Two, I’ve embarked on a little project that to my surprise is becoming a big success. I can not say anything about it now just so that the word doesn’t get out…but many people already know what’s going on. I just want to say I’m amazed and shocked by it all. I’m so excited to update you about this later. If you truly want to know what’s going on…feel free to e-mail me, text me, facebook me…and I’ll inform you on it.

Here’s your joke for the day…

If money doesn’t grow on trees, then why do banks have branches?

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Gambling

January 19, 2010 at 12:54 am (Uncategorized)

Today I went in for an appointment with my ENT to see what my options are for my dizziness. I’m at that point in my life where I need to do something because it’s affecting everything I do now. I’ve had to quit many activities I wish I could do either because it’s too risky or because I simply can’t do it anymore.

I’m down to 2 options… a chemical labyrinthectomy or a surgical labyrinthectomy. Both simply mean destroying the inner ear… one chemical destroys it and the other is a removal of the inner ear parts.

However…one small problem…. the doctors are not sure exactly which ear is causing me all my vertigo and balance problems. I’m confident that it’s my right side since everything tends to go wrong on that side. I’m having to get a second opinion about what I should do. Basically it’s a gamble in deciding whether I should go have surgery or not. The worse case scenario is that I feel worse that I do now everyday for the rest of my life and best case scenario is that it reduces my dizziness so I can live a better life.

I hate the gambling part… I’ve never been a good gambler…and never one with such luck.

I’ve got a lot to think about…my pros and cons.

Should I leave it alone and deal with what I have now and regret ever trying to make it better?

Or should I take the risk and see what my outcome is?

I wish someone else could make my decision for me…

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New Outlook

January 16, 2010 at 1:09 pm (Uncategorized)

Joke of the day…

When I go to West Africa I’m Ghana make sure Togo to Mali and then I can say I’ve Benin Timbuktu.

That joke makes no sense but it sounded funny. I know I haven’t updated much the last couple of days. I have actually been doing much much better with everything. My dizziness is back to its normal state and feels as if nothing had happened. Spending 4 days at the hospital I think changes you,  even just slightly. I have never had so much time to literally sit there and think about everything and I mean everything! I was surrounded by people who were much much older than me and even near their death bed. It made me think of how much life I have yet to live.

I think that my stay in the hospital made me want to appreciate every day that I have a little more. I was so wrapped up in feeling like I gotta get somewhere with my life. I gotta finish school, get a job, get married, have kids, etc… but what I realize is that they will all happen someday. If everything happens now, then what more is there to look forward to? Everyone has their own pace and I know that I need to stop stressing about my future and just live each day as they come.

I just got accepted for another volunteer position last night and I start training next week.  I have an interview for a different one on Monday. I’m very excited to get started with everything.

I’m almost all caught up with school…just a lot of textbook reading…eh

Well I’m going to go get some Starbucks…. *my addiction*…. and get a little caffeine kick to start the day.

Here’s a picture to laugh at….

This is my Rangerette Sister…she was an ornament

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Progress

January 13, 2010 at 3:37 pm (Uncategorized)

Joke of the day…

A man from upper Egypt went to a doctor for a check up, the doctor told him you are Ok but you must walk every day at least for 10 kilometers.

After a week the doctor received a call from the man who sounded very tired, Doctor please I need your help the doctor asked where are you? I almost reached Sudan now, may I have a rest please!

*Glad my doctor didn’t tell me that!!*

Well things are looking up now. The last couple of days I have been able to walk without a problem.  My dizziness is starting to subside and go back to normal.  I am avoiding stairs and other risky things right now. The last thing I want is to have to go to the hospital for the 5th time in one month.

I’m in the process of trying to reclaim my life and catch up on the schoolwork. I also in the middle of trying to get start my volunteer activities and apply for future research positions.

I realized that the only way for me to stay motivated through school and to get through it is to find something that makes it worthwhile to me. Research is something I think would be fun to do, especially in genetics. I would be able to work on my own big project with a mentor instead of sitting in a class I really don’t want to be in. My school offers a research scholars program that would give me science credits for the number of hours I do research. This way I could avoid taking 3 classes. I have so many hours left of science electives that I have to choose from and take before I graduate. Most of them are not that exciting to me. I’m not a huge science person, I only like a particular field of science and I’m only good at that particular field. However, you are required to take alllll the different sciences if you are a science major and that’s what is killing me right now. My GPA is hanging by a thread. If only I stayed in Texas… it may not have been that bad. Oh well…the past is the past.

Looks like this week I’m doing nothing but studying. Oh the joy of my life…. at least I’m halfway done with this quarter!!

I have my appointment tomorrow to get an ENG test done on my balance system. Hoping on monday I could discuss with my doctor some options I could take to maybe try to resolve some problems.

This is what I wish I was doing… I miss it too much!

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90 hours and I’m outta there…

January 12, 2010 at 12:34 am (Uncategorized)

Ok so I’m finally out of the hospital….whoo!…however I probably should have stayed since I’m not exactly “well”. They were going to keep me longer but I wanted to get out. I seemed to be doing ok this morning and got to walking without a walker just like I had planned. However after leaving the hospital, my dizziness seemed to have gotten worse and so I’m a little worried about everything.

I’m going to try to go to school tomorrow and see how it goes. Hopefully I will get through all of it without a problem. I do have some tough decisions to make so I’ve got a lot of thinking to do these next few days.

I do have appointments coming up to try to do something about my dizziness.

Will update more tomorrow, hopefully on a more positive note.

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