Can’t Rush Things!

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Hello everyone, I hope that everyone had a great weekend! It’s hard to believe that there are only a few weeks left in the semester. We’ve made it through and now it’s time for the stretch run. To put everything that we have into these final few weeks to obtain the best possible grade that we can possibly get and knock everything out of the way, so that we can rests easy and enjoy our Summer break, which is well deserved.

 

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A trend that I have been noticing is that people are jumping into relationships without really knowing the person and gets shocked when they’re breaking up after just a few weeks of dating each other. This quote is something that I live by on a daily basis as it pertains to everything in life, especially relationships. We can’t just rush into something as serious as a relationship with a significant other. In my opinion, these types of things come naturally. Meaning, it happens when we least expect it to. Most of the time, this happens when we’re not even searching for the right person. You can’t force a shoe that doesn’t fit your feet fit and you can’t make two people who aren’t a natural fit, force them to fit with each other as well.

 

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To me, this is at least, one big part of the meaning of finding love and that special person in your life. Hundreds of people love us when we are on top and when we are at our best. There are a select few people that stays with us when we are at our low points and at our weakest. This holds true to relationships as well. When we meet someone who loves us and are with us no matter what, I feel as though we cannot take that person for granted. Nowadays people are so fickle and switch up on each other at the drop of a dime, we can’t take the people who do stay for the long ride for granted.

 

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To me, we have to keep an open mind when finding the right person as well. I read on a social media site that one person said that if you can’t financially take care of me, than I can’t be bothered with you. That person is still single, so how has it worked out for you? The restrictions that we put on people and who we’re looking for is doing too much in my opinion. Says things like that is just crazy, and I know that we are all entitled to what we are looking for but we cannot be surprised that we have not found anyone when we use things like that as a criteria. When close off our minds, we tend to miss out on a lot in life and when we finally broaden our horizons, it’s too late at times. It’s sad, but true. The person that comes into your life might not be who you physically envisioned you would be with, but if they make you feel a special way, you can’t risk giving up on them.

 

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On that note, I hope that everyone has a great weekend and hang in there and just know that the semester is almost over as well. Once again, enjoy your day and weekend as well!

Great Weekend With Great Friends!!

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Hello everyone! I hope that everyone had a great past weekend like I did. This quote couldn’t be anymore truer to me , personally, let’s just cease the day that we have in front of us and make it a fun time in the process. Life is all about having fun and taking chances in life and that’s what I’m beginning to realize. One of my close friends came to visit and we had a fun and interesting time during the few days that he was at my place.

 

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It’s amazing to me how far all of my friends have grown up during the years. I remember how we used to act and behave in college and just in life. We all had a lot of fun and but at times we were a little bit immature. I can honestly say that has all changed. We’re more focused than ever before and we’re now behaving and acting like true men and gentlemen. We’ve come to realize that our friendship with one another in our circle is more important and we value it more and more each day. Sometimes you see people take their friendship with others for granted and I’m happy that none of my friends do that with each other. Granted, we don’t see each other as much, but we still communicate with each other daily and we’re still as close as before. It comes a time in our lives that we realize that it doesn’t matter how many friends we have on Facebook or Twitter, because to be honest, 85%-93% of those people that we have on there, we don’t even talk to or have no relationship with. So you come to appreciate the people who are in your lives for the long haul, instead of temporary or when they need something from you.

 

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I believe this quote speaks volumes. Sometimes destiny corrects the decision by making people in your life your true friends, both male and female. I don’t consider the people who are extremely close to me as just friends, but family. I view them as my brothers and sisters, just like my two younger brothers. We always have great times with each other and I am thankful of that and them everyday. There’s nothing better than having true friends and family.

 

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The only downfall of having such a good time with close friends is that you forget that you have some homework to take care of. Three papers and a test that is all due this week. I’ve knocked down one paper, so now I have two more to go, which I intend on finishing today.Than a test to take tomorrow. I’m happy that I have stuck it out for this long and that the semester is almost over with. I just have to keep telling myself that and I’ll be fine. So much work to do, but all for an ultimate goal, which is graduating!

 

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I hope that everyone has a great week and weekend! Just remember that the semester and school year is almost over so go in and finish out strong!

Overcoming Adversity and Odds!

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Hello everyone, I hope that you all had a great past week and weekend! It was refreshing and nice to see the weather become more like Spring weather for the past couple of days, it was much needed! Unfortunately, it’s going to be back in the mid to upper 40′s for the next few days with rain in there. I’m tired of the teases and the back and forth weather, but the temps beat what we’ve been getting for most of the year so far. I’ll gladly take it and hopefully we get better weather in the coming weeks.

 

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Gandhi is someone who I look up to with his approach on how to handle things in your life. This quote speaks volumes to me, personally. I read this quote and it reminds me of the many hardships that my family, friends and myself have went through to get to the current point that we are at in our lives. From being told that I wasn’t going to amount to anything based on where I lived at, or because someone just didn’t see an “it” factor when it came to me, teachers included. My brothers, who were told that they wouldn’t amount to anything, even though our mom raised us right and now we’re productive citizens in society. Little obstacles like those are what I live for. It brings out strength within me that I never thought I had in me, myself and my loved ones overcoming the struggles that we had when we were younger and now we sit back and laugh at the comments people had to say about us. I have no ill-will directed against anyone because that would show that I haven’t grown and matured as an adult. It would also show that any negative feedback that anyone said about me I actually took it to heart, because I don’t. I just view it as a person giving their opinion on something and me having to once again prove somebody wrong, which is what I love to do!

 

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What I’m basically saying is that, don’t let anyone define you, label you and put a road block ahead of you. We all have the ability of overcoming adversity and the odds stacked up against us. How we handle it is the key to me. We can’t afford to give up in life, no matter how difficult our circumstances may be. Just because some of us didn’t grow up in a wealthy family, or we don’t wear the most priciest clothes, or that someone said that we wouldn’t make it because of where was brought up and start throwing stats at you. That doesn’t define you and you’re not a stat you’re a human-being. That just means that you will have to work hard to get to a certain place in your life that you will love. Once you accomplish that, it would feel even better than it normally would because you did something great, despite all of the odds against you! I know it’s a cliche, but it still holds true; Never give up on your dreams and aspirations.

 

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With that being said, I hope that  everyone takes that to heart and  has a great week and weekend. Stay safe and be responsible in anything that you decide to do and keep on striving to achieve greatness and your goals in life as well!

Being Stretched Too Thin!

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I hope that everyone had a great weekend this past weekend! I spent most of my time working on this huge presentation project that is due Thursday. I can’t wait until this semester begins to come to a close, because I am honestly becoming fatigued and worn out. So many projects being due, group presentations, individual projects, work, making time for friends and family. It becomes really exhausting, but that’s what college life is all about, making time for everything and the funny part is that I haven’t fallen behind in my classes, which is great!

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I love all of my family and friends, but sometimes I feel as though I am being pulled in every direction, without any time for myself to just collect my thoughts. This is probably my fault, because I can easily say no, but it’s harder than what it seems. Telling people no, who wants to hangout with you and who’s had your back through everything that you’ve been through is pretty tough. I’m working on it more and more and I rarely complain, it’s sometimes very tough and I am completely drained. With school, work, dealing with different personalities and helping my mom move, people just don’t know how demanding that is, if you’ve never been through it before. I am a very nice person, which makes it hard for me to say no and I don’t want to come off as being mean, but sometimes I just need a break to figure things out for me.

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Sometimes one simple word is what is needed to but things in its proper perspective. This is all I need sometimes, just to breathe! It helps a lot, trust me. This is what I have to remember when I get too stressed out, breathe. It gives you time to collect your thoughts somewhat and gives you some time to yourself.

 

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Something that really helps me out is meditation. It’s one of the best things in the world, in my opinion! Just sitting back and zoning everything out, the world, class, etc. To me, meditation can be a lot of things. People driving around in their car to think, listening to their music zoning everything out, or just sitting in a quiet, peaceful area. Whatever the case may be, it’s a great way to clear your head from any distractions, negativity, etc. I love meditating and it helps me tremendously, because now it’s a little over a month left for the semester, so now it’s time to grind this on out!

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Ultimately, I feel as though everyone needs a vacation at this point! Hopefully this is where I will be in the future, just to get away from it all for a little bit. I hope that everyone has a great week and weekend as well!

 

 

Spring Break Over! Back To School!

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I hope that everyone, who went on Spring Break last week had a great week! Just rest, relaxation and chilling is what is most definitely needed through the grind of being in college! It’s hard to believe that Spring Break is already over with. It feels like it just started, but with that comes on a month and a half more of classes and than finally Summer Break. At else something to look forward too, I guess.

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In a way, I am glad to be back in school. It was great having a week long break from classes, but the bad part was that I was the only one out of all of my friends that I had Spring Break last week. Sitting around like the baby in the picture was me all week long. With all of my friends in classes all week and having to study for their midterms or finals, depending what school they go to, I was left with nothing better to do other than play video games, which is something that I rarely do these days. Even on the weekend, I was left with nothing to do. It’s kind of not the same if you go somewhere and you’re all alone! This will possibly go down as the worst Spring Break I’ve ever had. There’s always next year.

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Although my Spring Break was pretty bad, I did get a chance to film a PSA for one of my friends for his class. It was a great opportunity to gain even more experience in that field and even though I’m nowhere near close to being the next John Singleton or Steven Spielberg, the video still came out looking good! Gaining experience in anything is always a good thing and becoming more versatile is even better. Nowadays you can’t just be a one dimensional person. You have to be able to do multiple things, even if it’s not something that you signed up for. I’m that I got the opportunity to achieve that and help a friend out in the process.

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Hopefully I do something awesome this weekend! This quote I could not put any better myself. Life is far too short to sit on the sidelines and watch it go by. If you have something that you truly want to tell someone, you should. You never want that opportunity to slip through your fingertips. You never know when you’ll ever have that chance again, so take advantage of it. I’m not telling people to go out and act crazy and take dumb risks. However, if you like someone or you have a strong passion for doing something, why wait? Try to achieve those goals and accomplishments. You never know, it might be the best thing that ever happened to you! With that said, I hope that everyone has a great week and weekend!

 

 

 

Never Let A Bad Day Get To You!

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Thank goodness that Spring Break will begin after Friday! It’s something that is most definitely needed to recharge the batteries for a bit to finish this semester off strong. It’s kind of hard to believe that it’s already Spring Break. It feels as though the semester just started a week ago. I know I can’t wait to get the much needed time off to just re-energized again. I love my school and classes, but we all need a little break!

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I couldn’t had said this quote better myself! When you’re going through things in your life that get you down, it’s always easier to have people around you who has your best interest at heart. When I was going through personal issues last week, my friends were all there for me completely! Telling me to never give up and to keep my head up through these trying times, as well as to keep striving for greatness! It helps tremendously when you have that much reassurance from your friends and family. We all need a support system and people who are on the sidelines cheering us on every step of the way. To me, no matter how much we all might say that we don’t need anyone, it’s always better to have those people, who are close to you backing you up all the way and never leaving your side through the most trying times in your life. It’s one of the best feelings in the world, and I wouldn’t trade my friends and support system for anything in the world!

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To me, we should never get down or disappointed when people decide to turn on us or leave or side when the chips are down. Sometimes, people just aren’t meant to be in our lives for the log-term. They’re put in our lives for a certain point in our lives, for the short-term. Always remember that those people are out of our lives for a reason. If a person can’t accept you at your worst, than they most definitely can’t accept you at your best. I use to get down about people exiting out of my life, but than I realized why should I be down. It’s a good thing that those people left my life. Who knows, I probably wouldn’t be the guy that I am today? I take friendships so much seriously now and it’s a precious thing once you think about it. Nowadays, people become friends with you because it’s something that they can benefit from. It’s something that they can get out of. People aren’t genuine about their friendships, like it used to. With my friends, it’s not like that. They’re there for me when I go through a lot. For that I am always appreciative of that from them. They could’ve left my side, but they didn’t. Having true friends is a great feeling. Always remember, when you have true friends, to never let those people go because they’ll be with you through the good and bad. Fake friends will be will you through the good and you will not hear from them again until the bad times are over! I hope that everyone has a great week and weekend as well!

 

 

 

 

 

Great College Experience!

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Hello everyone! I hope that everyone had a great past week and weekend as always! So far, this semester for myself has been a great experience. Meeting new people is always nerve-wrecking, but over at SXU, it has been an easy and smooth transition. It’s hard to believe that we are almost near Spring Break and soon, the semester will be over! Just have to keep pushing and striving for success, plus it helps that you have good people around you to make the semester that much easier and better for you as well.

 

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This is me on a consistent basis, I can’t lie. Sometimes it just seems as though the homework and projects are just piling up more and more, however, that is when you have to sometimes find that inner strength. There is an ultimate goal in doing all of these assignments and projects. Next year will be here before I know it and graduation is in my sights. It’s crazy for me, personally. I remember first starting out in college and going through so many ups and downs in the process. I’ve matured a lot over the years and I’ve learned a lot of do’s and don’ts. I’ve made tons of friends in college and met my best friends in college. I wouldn’t trade none of that in for the world. Most of my friends have graduated and now I’m up next for next year. So, every time I get frazzled or completely tired, I just know that I am striving for success and it all starts at school!

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Speaking of school, an interesting project I am doing is persuading my class that true love does exists if we go about it the right way. While doing this project, I began to wonder if there truly is a right person out there for everyone. I honestly believe that there is, but we sometimes go about finding love in the wrong way. Sometimes place too much emphasis on finding love in every relationship, instead of allowing it to come our way naturally. I’ve had encounters with people, who have just met individuals and immediately wanted to know if that person is the right one for them. I’m still young, so I don’t too much about love, but I am sure that isn’t how you’re supposed to go about finding it. Often times we also choose to settle with someone, instead of waiting for that right person to come along. When we do those things, it is going to be kind of hard to find love, if at all. I firmly believe that true love is out there for everyone to grab ahold of, but just allow it to naturally happen. Don’t force anything to happen, because I am sure that it will not feel genuine. We also have to open up our options as well. Meaning, try something new and stop going for the status quo every time. All of it really makes you think about a lot. Hopefully, I can persuade my class to feel the same today during my speech.1

Hopefully I do well during this speech today and that everyone has a great week and weekend as well!

 

 

 

 

Having A Great Week!

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Hello everyone! I hope that everyone had a great past week as well as a great weekend! Hard to believe that we’re on the verge of entering the month of March. I wish that the weather would make it feel like we’re entering the month of March. When it finally gets above freezing temperatures, than we go into a Winter Advisory Warning. It’s seems as though we cannot catch a break, even though the temperatures are going to be in the 40′s for the next couple of days, it’s going to go right back to the low 20′s. I used to love the Winter Time, but now it’s slowly becoming the season that I hate the most.

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Over at SXU, we’re continuing the celebration of Black History Month! Movies such as the Express will be filming February 20th at 7:30pm in the Student Lounge. Also, the Black Student Union will be hosting a Black Tie Affair event celebrating Black History Month with music and highlighting influential African-Americans in music as well. This event will be held in the Butler Reception room February 28th at 7:30pm. This should be a great event that is open to SXU Students! There are also still great opportunities to get your resume checked out and to make improvements. Checkout SXU’s events page on line to find out when and where.

 

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Right now this is describing me perfectly! I always tell myself at the beginning of each semester that I am going to do my assignments as soon as I get them, but that’s not working out too well. Waiting until the last minute is the worse thing in the world, especially when you’re like me and you don’t even look at the instructions for the assignment. For example, it took me from 9 in the morning yesterday, until 6:30 in the evening yesterday to finish my assignments that were due. Not to mention that I still have to finish a couple of more assignments for my Thursday class. This is college life, and I am sure that I am not the first person to procrastinate and I will not be the last! I strongly admire anyone, who don’t waste time when they first get their assignments, I will I could be you all, but that’s just wishful thinking on part. One day I will break the habit, but I don’t believe it will be this semester.

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I tend to go out to a lot of gatherings and functions. It’s a way to make network connections and you get a chance to meet new people! However, there is a terrible trend that has been catching my eye more and more lately. People being on their phones 24/7 is, to me, one of the worst things in the world and a huge turnoff! It’s always the ones, who complain about never going and wanting to find some to do to get out the house. You bring them to an event and all they do is sit on their phone all day and night! It’s not only females who do this, but guys do it as well and it’s annoying. It’s gets extremely irritating when you’re trying to conduct a conversation with someone, and you’re sitting on your phone not even paying attention. I’ve seen the above picture so many times in person, that it’s ridiculous. It really needs to stop and if you’re going to continue to do this, than you might as well stay on home in your little cocoon. Sorry for feeling so passionate about this, but I just feel as though it needs to be said.

I hope that everyone has a great week and weekend!

 

Hello Everyone!

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Hello everyone, I hope that everyone had a great weekend! Back to the grind of work and/or school we go. Thank goodness things seems to be letting up with the weather. Finally the weather will be approaching 30 degrees and less cold come Thursday. I can’t wait for the Summer to hit, at least Spring. If you’re looking for a job, than look no further than Saint Xavier University!

On Thursday, February 13th, SXU will be hosting a Job Fair from 12pm-3pm at the Shannon Center on the Chicago Campus. This is everyone’s chance to network with potential employers and make a big-time impression face-to-face with some of these companies. This event is free and is not only opened to the students from SXU, but to people from all over as well as students from neighboring colleges and universities. As always, SXU going the extra to help anyone who needs it. Go to SXU website and type in keyword job fair to checkout all of the employees that will be in attendance at the job fair. They will also be having people showing you how to land a job and impress employees as well. This event will be taking place, Wednesday, February 12th at noon at the Career Services Modular Unit Conference Room. Be sure to checkout both of them if you can to land a job!

If you can’t make those events, but you need some improvements to your resume, than you can checkout the Introduction to Resume Writing event on Friday, February 14th at 2pm. You can learn how to make your resume standout and make it even better than what it already is. This will be in the Warde Academic Center.

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This Friday is also a special day for many couples out there. It will be Valentine’s Day! Hopefully, everyone has a great Valentine’s, even if you don’t have a date. Wherever you take your date, hopefully you can impress the person, who you are taking out. There are some events that you can take your date to and have a good time in the process. Candlelight dinners, going out or going the extra mile and make dinner yourself. For single people, hopefully going out with fellow single friends can ease the pain, if there is some, from not having a date.

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This can be a little late Valentine’s Day date, but it can still impress your date. Taking them out to a Justin Timberlake concert! Timberlake will be performing at the United Center February 17th. That should be an extremely exciting concert, with plenty of hits to get the crowd going. Timberlake seems to rarely disappoints and this concert should be no different!

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If you’re into smooth R&B, than look no further than to Musiq and Fantasia giving a concert this Saturday! This event will be held at the Arie Crown Theater. Special guests Avant and Keke Wyatt will be performing also. If you’re looking for a smooth night with great R&B music, than this is most definitely the concert to attend!

Great concerts to take your date to this weekend for sure! I hope that everyone has a great week and Valentine’s Day weekend!

 

 

 

 

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Hello everyone! I hope that everyone had a great weekend with no stress or drama. I also hope that everyone enjoyed the Super Bowl as well, at least the halftime performance with Bruno Mars. I can honestly say that, that was one of the most boring Super Bowl that I’ve ever watched. The game was over before it even got started. The commercials weren’t much better. Only two or maybe three commercials I liked. The rest of the commercial was just a waste of time! A few events at SXU and this weekend/week coming up might get rid of the bad taste in my mouth from watching the game this past Sunday.

Over at SXU, if your major or intended major is Communications like myself, than this upcoming event this Thursday will be perfect for you! Saint Xavier will be having professionals from the professional media and communications field stop by and offer tips and information on how to land your first media job. This event should very interesting and give everyone the ability to make network connections as well! It starts at 6pm in the Butler Reception Room at the Warde Academic Building. Should be a great event that everyone should come out to.

On Friday at the Career Services Modular Unit at 2pm, another event will be taking place on internship workshops. This event will prepare and show everyone how to land that dream internship! Also, Black History Month events will be taking place as well. From lectures, to movie viewings. Not to mention a trip to the DuSable Museum later this month to learn about African-American history. Great events as always at SXU!2 chainz concert

This weekend, there will also be events going on in Chicago to give you a break from classes as well! Rapper 2 Chainz will be bringing his tour to the Chicago Theatre on February 7th. He also will be performing will rapper Pusha T as well. Should be a nice concert to go out and support.

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The Chicago Auto Show will also be taking place from February 8th through the 17th. It will be at the McCormick Place and this event always has a huge turnout. People go to checkout some of the newest cars that will be coming out. Even if it might be a little bit out of your budget, it’s still nice to dream! Who knows, it might be motivation for you as well! It’s always a good showing at the event, so you wouldn’t want to miss it.

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If you’re looking for something that you and your family can enjoy, look no further than the Disney On Ice: Let’s  Celebrate event. It’ll be Thursday at the United Center. People can see some of their favorite Disney characters ice-skating and all! Should be tons of fun for the little ones.

 

I hope that everyone has a great week and weekend! I hope that everyone is safe and acts responsible if you do decide to go out this weekend as well!