Semester Is Finally Over!

1Hello everyone! I hope that you all had a great weekend and are ready to close this semester out on a strong note. I know many of us never thought this week would come, but it finally has. On one hand, you cannot wait for the semester to be over with so that you won’t get loaded with work 24/7, but on the other hand, you’ve made bonds and friendships that will last a long time and some of you will not get to see your friends for a good three months, which makes this week bittersweet. For me, this week and upcoming weekend means so much to me that words cannot do it justice!

2I remember when I was younger and just starting out college. An older person said to me, “they actually allowed someone like you into college?” That has stuck with me ever since. It adds to my motivation to graduate from college and do incredible things in my life. I mention this to say that, people can doubt you all day long, but only you know what you can achieve. Let those words of discouragement be added motivation for you to do something positive in your life. Don’t allow ignorant people and words to hurt you and define who you are as a person. I refuse to be lumped into some category and not strive for my full potential!

3Come this Saturday, I will be crossing the stage for graduation! This means the world to me, as I have to admit that there were times that I thought this day would never happen. However, I stuck it out and I believe that God has something special planned for all of us. We have to just be patient enough and allow it to arrive when it is time. Come this Saturday, I will receive a gift that is truly a blessing to me. Hearing my name and becoming a graduate will for sure be a humbling experience for myself, family & friends.

4With that being said, I hope that everyone has a great finals week and enjoys their break as well! A new chapter will begin for all of us, whether it’s graduating, starting at a new school, starting college or entering into becoming a senior, junior sophomore or freshmen, all will be new experiences for us. I hope that we all cherish these moments and stay positive through everything that is thrown at us! There’s a special and great plan for all of us! It’s been great speaking to everyone via this site every week. I will miss it, but I cannot wait for what the new chapter holds! Have a wonderful and blessed week and summer!

Finals Week Approaching

1Hello everyone, I hope that you all enjoyed your past week and are enjoying the weekend as well! It is pretty hard to imagine that this is the last full week of classes before Finals Week. In translation, that means that it is time to start pulling all nighters and cram in as much information as we possibly can to do extremely well once finals roll around next week.

2Thank goodness that I only have two finals during finals week. I had three classes in total and I am done with one of them for the semester. It’s hard to believe that the one class that I was skeptical about taking, was the one class that has taught me so much and I am grateful that I enrolled in the course. The class, which is called, Invention of Race, showed me things and gave me a new outlook on how everything and everybody is more alike than we all realize.

3It is hard to fathom that we all are so similar to one another. I learned that just because somebody is the same race as you, doesn’t mean that you all will have similar interests. You might have similar interests with someone that is of a completely different race from you. I believe that once we all began to realize that, as a society, we all will be in a much better place mentally, physically and emotionally because of it.

4The professor for the class was Dr. Ward. He is taking a leave of absence to pursue other interests and I hope it all works out for him in the end. He is a great teacher and we all can learn from him in some form. He and his family are starting their own program/college for people trying to better themselves and you cannot fault someone for that. I hope it all works out.

5With that being said, I hope that everyone has a great last full week of classes ahead and don’t stress yourself out too much with finals. It’ll all work out for each of us in the end. Enjoy the rest of your weekend as well.

Two Weeks In Counting

1Hello everyone! I hope that you all are having a wonderful week thus far and enjoyed your past weekend as well. The semester is coming to an end and it feels as though there is so much stuff to do and so little time to do it all. That’s how it always is though! We wish for the semester to end practically everyday and once those months turn into weeks and the weeks turn into days, most of us are left scrambling around, wishing that there were more days left in the semester.

2It’s been such a busy week, especially with getting ready for graduation. Trying to find the right thing to wear for such an important occasion is never easy and tiresome. This past Saturday, I had to travel to about three to four different stores just to find something to wear and I’m still not done yet! It will all be worth it in the end though, since graduation is one of those days were you want to dress to impress. There will be a lot of pictures be taken at the ceremony, some even frame worthy!

3Speaking of pictures, Saint Xavier University wants to see your best picture if you’re a senior! There’s a contest that is being conducted via Instagram, that grad/undergrad seniors are encouraged to participate in. We want to see your photo that best describes your time at SXU. Accompanied with your picture should be a five word caption along with the hashtag #SXUstories. The grand prize will be a diploma frame (valued at $150) and a chance to be featured in the upcoming. This is an opportunity that I’m sure very few of us don’t want to miss!

4With that being said, I’m off to go do some more last minute homework to finish this semester strong. I hope that you all enjoy the rest of your week.

A Few Weeks Left

2Hello everyone, I hope that you all are enjoying your weekend! The semester is coming to a close, finally! There’s always a good and bad to everything. The good is that the semester is coming to an end and the bad is that exams are approaching, along with projects. It’s time to get into full-focus mode for just a few more weeks. It’ll be a grind for here on out, but well worth it.

1This week and picked-up my cap and gown and it was one of the greatest feelings! Just knowing that my undergrad is coming to an end is a satisfying feeling. Once you get it, it’s like all the hard work that you’ve been putting into for years is finally paying off. It’s getting to the point where I’m now counting the days, weeks, etc. until I walk across the stage. Senoritis is approaching at a high speed, but I am determined to fight through it and finish off strong.

3As I hinted to earlier, you have to get through this semester to achieve the ultimate goal. I have two projects due soon. One this week and another a few weeks from now in the same class, not to mention a quiz this week as well. I’m not too fond of it, but I know this is coming to an end. Just put my best foot forward and just do everything to the best of my abilities. It’ll pan out for me in the end. That’s all that I can hope for.

4With that being said, I hope that everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend and the week ahead!




One Month to Go

1Hello everyone, I hope that you all are having a great weekend and enjoyed your past week. It was a short week at Saint Xavier University, as we took Thursday and Friday off for Easter break. It also allowed us the opportunity to celebrate Good Friday as well. It is always a humbling experience because it allows you to focus and realize what is really important to you and to just let all of the frivolous things go. Life is too precious to hold on to grudges!

Glenn & MoniqueIt was great weekend for me, personally. My girlfriend and I celebrated our one year anniversary together. We went to the movies to see Furious Seven, which is a great movie! We also went out to each dinner at the first place we went to on our first date. I love this woman more than words can express. She is everything that I can ask for in a perfect partner and that is what I needed. I know that we are going to celebrate many more anniversaries down the road and this is just the tip of the iceberg. I love spending time with her and she makes me smile whenever I see her. When you get a hold of someone that special, never let them go. They may make you mad at times, but a relationship needs a lot of effort and compromise on both ends, not just one. That why me and her have such a great relationship. We have no secrets and we believe in/trust each other.

3With that being said, I hope that everyone enjoys the upcoming week ahead, and just keep telling yourself that there is only one month left in the semester. Just four weeks left. Go to work and make each day count so that you can finish strong with the grades that you desire! Have a great, blessed week!

Hello Everyone

1Hello all, I hope that you all are enjoying your weekend and had a great previous week as well. Only around six weeks left in the semester and a break is on the horizon. Classes will be held for only three days this week, as the school will be closed Thursday and Friday for Easter break. Easter break will give us the opportunity to spend some quality time with our loved ones and celebrate Easter. Speaking of quality time and spending it with people, that’s what I choose to do today with community service.

2It’s always great to give back to the less fortunate, to the older generation or to the community as a whole. Today at the event, we all went to go see the senior citizens again! We played bingo with them, sat and talked with them about just life. They were happy to see us and for us to spend some time with them as well. Not to mention the gifts that we presented each winner of bingo. It was a great time overall and it makes you humble and wish that you will be able to reach their age and have people that are willing to hangout with and check on us as we get older. I love community service and I cannot wait for the next event.

4The more the weeks go by, I cannot help but to get more excited! Graduation is less than two months away and I can’t wait to walk across that stage early Saturday morning. It is going to be an electrifying event and I cannot wait to be a part of the atmosphere that it presents! I am going to celebrate like no other when I walk across the stage. I am going to have my TRUE family and friends there and it is going to be a great time.

5With that being said, I hope that everyone has a great week ahead of them and enjoy the rest of their weekend as well!

Relaxing Times

1Hello everyone, as always I hope that everyone had a great past week and are enjoying their weekend as well. We’re heading into the lasting weeks of the Spring Semester, which means that it is time to focus more then ever to achieve the grade that we want. With different activities to do on campus and in our personal lives, it is hard at times to juggle both, but we have to find a way to do so. On the bright side, Summer vacation is almost here.

2The weather is beginning to improve some and I am beyond thankful for that! When the Winter time rolls around, I normally go in and hibernate like a bear. It is just too cold to go out, especially if you are going to be going from place to place. However, since the weather has now cleared up, we all have been hanging out much more. It’s nice to just hangout and just relax and forget about all the worries and stress that you may have going on in your life with work and school.

3Today we’re celebrating my girlfriend’s grandfather’s birthday, he will be 82! We can only wish to make it to that age. I want to ask him what’s his secret, to be honest. It should be a great occasion like it always is. We bought him a cake and it’s a surprise birthday party, so he has no idea that we are coming. It should be a great time, especially just before the work week and classes.

4With that being said, I hope that everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend and has a great upcoming week as well!


Enjoying Spring Break

1Hello everyone and I hope that you all enjoyed your much needed vacation from school for a week. It’s too bad that Spring Break is coming to an end, but we only have a couple of months until the semester is over. I enjoyed my break and just being able to relax, however now it’s back to working and going to classes to finish this semester over strong!

2This basically sums up what I was doing for most of my break. I got my homework out of the way and I stayed playing the XBox One for my whole break. It doesn’t sound exciting or interesting, but given the fact that I rarely ever play it through the semester, it was much needed. I guess sometimes it’s just the little things that makes us happy. I did enjoy the nice weather that we are having as well. I went out a few places with my friends to hangout and chill, as well as with my girlfriend. Overall, I really enjoyed my break along with getting some terrific news as well!

3I know that I have been sounding like a broken record when it came to me speaking on graduation, but I finally know when I am graduating now. I will be walking across the stage in May of this year, along with me taking one class in the Summer for a month to make it official. I am beyond excited! I have a lot of emotions just overflowing right now about me finally graduating from college. This is something that I have worked for, for a long time and it is finally coming to full circle. I am most definitely looking for a major job in my field of Communications and I am meeting up with the Dean of Communications to help with that process. It’s great that people have taken the time out to help me so that I can be set. I am truly thankful!

4With that being said, I hope that everyone enjoys the rest of their break and are energized for the last couple of months of the semester to finish off on the right note. Have a great week as well!


Spring Break is Finally Here

1Hello everyone, I hope that everyone had a great week as always and are enjoying their weekend as well. Spring Break is finally upon us and it couldn’t get here fast enough! It gives us students and faculty for that matter, to re-energize the batteries for the final stretch run. I still cannot believe that we only have two months left in the semester. The way time is, it will surely fly by in no time. With that being said, I am hoping that this little Spring Break that we have goes by as slow as possible, to be honest.

2As I have stated in previous writings, I plan on doing some work that is school related. A little bit of reading, a little bit of studying and a lot of just relaxing! I have nowhere special in mind that I am going, but that is alright with me. Sometimes you just need to get away from it all and the best place to gain a peace of mind is at your own place. The semester is definitely stressful at times, but you get that break, you can clear your head and get even stronger mentally.

3With that being said, I am about to continue to enjoy my break and I hope that you all do the same. Have a great week and weekend!

Spring Break Just A Week Away

1Hello everyone! I hope that you all are enjoying you guys’ weekend and enjoyed a great past week. One more week until it is Spring Break at Saint Xavier University. It cannot come at a better time for myself and I’m pretty sure for the majority of the students as well. This break will allow us to re-energize our batteries a little bit. All we have to do is finish this week off strong and everything will be good to go for break.

2In an ideal world, for my entire Spring Break, I would just lounge around for the entire week and doing absolutely nothing. However, that will not be the case. I have an exam in my Physics class that I absolutely have to study for and the exam is as soon as I get back from break. I can also study and do some extra work for my math class as well. Being extremely proactive is what I will be for this upcoming break. There would be nothing more that I would like to do than play video games all break, but it’s just something that I cannot do!

3One thing that I am extremely excited about this break is the fact that I will have the opportunity to work on one of my best friend’s upcoming album. This is something that I have never done before, but it something that I have always been fascinated with. Just how much effort it takes to put together a complete album for the masses is something that I will love to witness. Fortunately for me, I will be a part of the process of the music and I will not take this opportunity for granted. This will most definitely be a humbling experience that I will cherish for sometime!

4With that being said, I hope that everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend and the upcoming week ahead. Just remember that Spring Break is just a week away! Have a great week!