Monday, August 11, 2014

Long Time No Write

Its been forever since I've written a blog post, but I've just been so busy. Most of last semester was focused on finishing my 30 page senior seminar paper and making it at least quasi-decent. (I got a B!)  It'll suffice to say that my junior year of college was horrendous. I out way too much on my plate and it got out of hand. Along with 18 school credit hours and ten school job hours, I was also working almost 40 hours a week at the local Wal-Mart. It was rough, but I made it. 
This summer has been all about recuperating, instead of working ungodly hours, I found an internship that I love (more on that later). I have been reading for pleasure a lot, and I've definitely been sleeping more normal hours. 
This year I'm hoping things will be better, i'm making some interesting changes.
 In 3 days soccer season starts, I was goaded into playing by one of my friends when
I told her I was looking for something different to do my senior year. I haven't played in about 4 years so we'll see how it goes. I have two internships, one that i'll be finishing up this year and one that will start next semester. 
The internship that I started in June is for a candidate for Illinois State Senate called Linda Little. Basically we've been knocking on doors and talking to people about her, throwing out candy/ bracelets at parades and just promoting her in general. She's a lovely lady and I'm glad that I have had the opportunity to work for her.
 (I will also be Election judging the election that she is hoping to win which coincidentally is also my 21st birthday) 
The second internship i'll be doing is working for a circuit judge in the town I go to school in. I am really excited about this one because I'm hoping to see inside the legal world and according to my friend Kayla (who set me up with this internship) you go to court most days that you work there. I am extremely grateful for this opportunity as well because its really hard to find legal-based internships for Pre - Law students 
I am so excited for this school year to start and for me to start all of my new journeys.
Are you ready for school to start? What activities do you participate in?

Well I've rambled on enough for one blog. 
See ya,
The Legal Prep 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year Resolutions.

 Every year I make a long list of things I want to get accomplished. Usually I achieve one or two of those things and the rest are forgotten until the next year. This year however, I have a plan that won't let me forget my resolutions for the year. I made a checklist poster that will hang next to my bed as well as setting daily reminders on my phone. Hopefully these methods will help me complete more of my resolutions. 

My New Year's Resolutions 
 Be Healthier 
 Do better in school 
 Save 50 dollars from each paycheck
 Improve wardrobe 
 Be a better person 
 Read 50 books 
 Take voice lessons
 Learn to play an instrument 
 Start serious LSAT Prep
Blog twice a week
 
What are your resolutions?



Monday, December 30, 2013

Reflections

It's almost the new year!!! Now that he semester from hell is over and I came out of it with mostly decent grades, (Math killed me for a 2nd time), I've had a lot of time to think about 2013.
2013 was a lot of fun, but it had it's share of bad days too. 
But I am extremely excited for the new year. I'm starting my first real job this year as well as taking a very well deserved break from theatre. I am also excited for a new list of resolutions to (hopefully) complete this year. 

Here are some of my favorite pictures from the past year
my cheer squad after marching in the Halloween Parade

With a couple of my castmates in Willy Wonka
Backstage at the Rocky Horror picture Show!
With one of my favorite people after the talent show
St. Louis Festival Of Nations
The last night before summer break when we randomly walked a mile and a half to subway
Volunteering with my GSA at the LGBT center in St. Louis
officiating the Central Illinois Model United Nations
Participating in the Midwest Model UN in St.Louis
My first time building in 5 years.
What are your favorite memories from 2013?

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Being Thankful

Happy belated Thanksgiving lovelies!  
Being a history major I'm not a huge fan of the holiday but it is a time to be with family and be grateful for all of the blessings in your life. When my granny was alive she and I would start preparing food on Tuesday to feed the whole family but since she died we've all split up into our own little nuclear family groups. It's auch smaller affair but it's just as significant. I'm just grateful that everyone is in good enough help to celebrate. 
How does your family celebrate Thanksgiving? What are you thankful for this year? 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Time Management

" Without Time Management juggling so many hats would be just as chaotic as it sounds." 
- Aleshia Silva
Hey Y'all!
I haven't posted a blog in a log time and I'm sorry but I have been beyond busy!
I'm currently in rehearsals for three of the four shows I auditioned for at the beginning of the semester, working on  my senior seminar paper (even though I'm only a junior!) and participating in multiple extracurricular activities, all while trying to maintain a decent GPA and a social life!
With all of this on my plate, time management is my best friend. I have to make time for all of my rehearsals and club meetings. Here are some of my favorite tips for time management:

1. I keep a copy of my schedule with me at all times whether it's in my phone or in my binder for school.This helps me not double book myself and cuts down on the amount of rehearsals I miss. Google Calender is also a really good tool for keeping your schedule organized. 

2. Don't procrastinate. I know it's so tempting, I'm a chronic procrastinator myself, but when you know that you are going to be super busy you need to get stuff done when you can.


3. Keep snacks/ water with you. This will help if you have to miss a meal because of an event, so you won't starve while you wait for the next meal time. Having a reusable water bottle like a bobble is great because you'll be able to drink great tasting water wherever!

4. Plan your day out when you wake up, go through your schedules in the morning and compare and see what you have to do. This cuts down on the surprise events and you will know exactly how much free time you have. 

5. Be Flexible, things happen and plans change. Don't freak out about it. This will only stress you out 


Those are a few of my top time management tips.What are some of yours?

Friday, September 20, 2013

Bobble #waterrevolution

Hey y'all! I recently got a position as a Bobble Campus Ambassador! If you don't know, Bobble is a brand of bpa free reusable water bottles that filter the water so you get clean, fresh water without having to buy disposable bottles all the time. Bobble's mission is to defeat the enemy that is plastic waste.  It saves you a ton of money because the bottle only costs 10 dollars and 1 filter equals 300 bottles of water as well as helping the environment. Plus, they're super cute! I had one and it's  absolutely amazing. It's definitely a must have for the girl(or guy) on the go. 

Do you have a reusable water bottle?  

    Picture from the bobble website.