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!

Almost the Halfway Point of the Semester

1Hello everyone. I hope that everyone had a great week this past week and are enjoying their weekend. Only a couple of weeks left until it is Spring Break, which is hard to believe. It feels just like yesterday when the Spring Semester started and now we’re almost at the halfway point of the semester. Which means for me that I am getting closer and closer to graduating. I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but I cannot wait to graduate! However, with the excitement of graduation comes to nervousness of it all as well.

2Reflecting on my time as an undergraduate in college, the thing that comes to mind is, “Did I do enough in college to get my dream job?” It is something that creeps into my mind all of the time when graduation gets near. At times I began to panic, just thinking about it all. However, looking back on my accomplishments and what I have achieved thus far, I am confident that I will obtain the job of my dreams. It may take time like with any other process in life, but as long as I stay focused on what I am trying to achieve and don’t let anything negative get into my way, than I will most definitely achieve what I want to. It is a cliche, but to me, it’s a successful recipe to achieve success in my life.

3Ever since I was little, all I wanted to do was enter into the sports industry. Whether it was a commentator, analysis, writer, radio host, etc. it was something that I always wanted. Regardless of how anyone felt about those dreams, I have stayed true to who I am as a person and what I believe in. There has been some bumps in the road, like with anything in life, but that has not stopped me from achieving what I always wanted to do! I must say that I am proud of myself for that, because I could have gave up numerous times in the past, but I took positive criticism or negative criticism in stride and put it to good use. I will continue to always look to become better at my profession that I am passionate for and that I truly love!

4With that being said, don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do anything! Have confidence in yourself and everything will fall in place for yourself. Enjoy the rests of you guys’ weekend and the week that is ahead.

Valentines Day Weekend

2I hope that everyone is enjoying their weekend, as it is Valentines Day weekend! I hope that everyone enjoyed their day with that special someone, regardless who it is. Most importantly, I hope that everyone is bundling up during this cold stretch that we are experiencing, especially this week coming up. I can’t wait for this weather to clear up so I don’t have to endure this brutal weather. This week is supposed to be just as bad as a few weeks ago with the temperatures. Spring can’t come soon enough, and that’s what I am anticipating the most! I’m normally not a Spring/Summer type of person, but this weather makes you have no other choice but to.

1Speaking of weather, it was so brutal yesterday. On Valentines Day of all days! When my girlfriend and I woke up, the first thing we did was look at the news to see what the weather was going to be looking like for the day. However, we didn’t have to look at the weather to see what was going on, because we could hear the wind howling outside. We knew right then and there how cold it was going to be, unfortunately. Regardless of the weather, we still made the most of our day. We went to the movies to catch a good movie, we chilled in the house for a bit, then we went to Joe’s Crabshack. It was our first time going to the place and it was a nice experience overall. We ate crab legs and enjoyed ourselves to the fullest.

4It was a much needed break from work and school constantly. It was nice to chill and have no worries, at least for one day. Today, however, we’re right back to working hard to get the best possible grades in our respective classes. It always a good, goofy time when we both hangout with each other. Back to school work on Sunday and back to school and work on Monday. You can just hear the excitement in my voice now.It’s cool though, I have no complaints. Plus, Spring Break is just a few weeks away. Like I always say, you go into something with a positive mindset, nothing or no one can ruin your day.

4With that being said, I hope that everyone has a great week ahead! Always remain positive and don’t let non circumstance define or defeat you. If you stay with a positive outlook on things, good things will eventually happen and take shape in your life. Stay blessed and positive!

Upcoming Week/Weekend Ahead

2Hello everyone, I hope that you all had a great week this past week and are enjoying your weekend as well. It’s that time of year once again. For everyone to go broke for the unofficial holiday known as Valentine’s Day! Trying to impress your Valentines is never an easy process, especially when it’s you’re celebrating your first Valentine’s Day as a couple. Trust me, I know! I wish I had some advice to give on the matter, but I don’t. I know I’m kind of terrified to give my presents to my girlfriend, not knowing what she’ll think of them. However, I have such an amazing girlfriend that she’ll love the gifts no matter what, because they’re coming from me. That’s why we mesh so well together. The little things make us happy and it has nothing to do with money or other frivolous things.

 

1However, before I can enjoy Valentine’s Day with my beautiful lady, I have to get passed a couple of exams first. My exams are in math and science, my two least favorite subjects. However, as I have stated in my blog posts before, I have to go into these exams with a fresh mind and with a positive attitude as well. I cannot go into these exams feeling defeated because that will be the end result for me if I do so. Confidence is key in situations like these and I have the utmost confidence in myself that I will pass these exams. Another factor is studying, which is something that I have already started to do. Graduation is right at the finish line and I am not lettinganything or anyone stand in my way from achieving something that I have worked so hard to accomplish!

3With that being said, I hope that everyone has a great and blessed upcoming week and weekend. Also, enjoy Valentine’s Day with your significant other, which is something that I will most definitely be doing once I handle business first!

Giving Back To The Older Generation

1I hope that everyone had a great week and are enjoying their weekend as well. For myself, it was a smooth week and weekend. I didn’t do anything too exciting, except for doing volunteer work at a retirement home! It was a humbling experience that I will never forget and it just made me more appreciative of the older generation.

2The event that was being put together for the older people was a prom event. We invited all of the residents to come out and play games, vote for a king and queen and we played music with having them dance as well. It was a great time and the event was a huge success. The was great to see smiles on their faces and them having a great time as well. You feel as though you contributed to making their day!

3They loved playing bingo and that was the only game we played actually. We gave away a few prizes to the winners as well. I must say that they looked adorable playing bingo and dancing. They didn’t let them being older hold them back from enjoying the event and enjoying life in general. I love the fact that I agreed to participate in the service with my girlfriend. No question, a great experience hands down!

4There is another event being held this evening. It’s the Super Bowl! I love watching sports and my favorite NFL team is playing in the Super Bowl. I am fully pulling for the Seattle Seahawks for going back-to-back with winning the Super Bowl. I always have a great time watching the game, and this year should be no exception! Plus, I’m trying to make my girlfriend a bigger fan of sports. I’m sure I can though!

5With that being said, I hope that everyone enjoys the rests of their weekend and having a great upcoming week as well!

Positive Attitude Generates Positive Results

1I hope that everyone is enjoying their weekend and  having an easy transition back into classes for the spring semester. On my end, everything is going really well, I must say. Classes are going fine and work is going nicely as well. I have realized that if you go into something with a positive mindset and that no one or nothing can ruin your day, then everything will work out for the best. So far, my positive mindset has paid off for me!

2As I have stated in previous posts, I am horrible at math. However, I must say that I am really enjoying myself in my math class so far. Everything is clicking for me in that class and it could not have happened at a better time. I’m really enjoying myself in this class and if everything continues to go as planned, I will conquer my biggest hurdle to graduate! Usually, I go into classes like this one defeated and aiming for the lowest grade possible to at least get by. That is not the case anymore, as the goal for every semester and in life in general is to excel to the highest of my abilities and to go into any situation focused and ready to conquer any obstacle tossed my way.

3A positive attitude in life is the best formula for success, at least for me. You must go into something head-strong and ready for anything that life presents to you. Of course there will be some bumps and hurdles along the way, but if you stay focused and determined with nothing but positive energy around you, you will surely accomplish any goal that you set for yourself.

5I hope that everyone enjoys the rests of their weekend and has a great week ahead as well!

Happy New Year! Have a Great Semester!

1Hello everyone, I hope that you all had a great winter break! That month off helped me greatly recharge my batteries and have optimism that this Spring Semester will be a great and much better semester. I’m not big on New Years Resolutions at all. I just take each day as it comes and strive to become a better person each day. Find greater goals to accomplish and strive for excellence in the process. During my break though, I hung out with great friends and became much healthier as well.

 

GlennMy girlfriend and I got a chance to just spend good, quality time together, which is always a great thing. It’s crazy because we live with each other, but with us going to different schools and our schedules being sometimes hectic, it’s a little bit hard finding time. However, it’s always great to just kick back and enjoy each others company whenever presented the opportunity. I love her greatly and I wouldn’t want to be with anyone else!

 

The Team #1My best friends and I go to different schools, so it is extremely difficult to hangout with each other on a consistent basis, but when we do, we always have a great time. We talk to each other almost everyday and we share some wild and crazy stories, along with some crazy times. These guys are my friends for life and has had my back when I felt as though barely anybody did. I love these guys and I wouldn’t trade them in for anything! Good dudes through and through. New Years Eve was no different as we just chilled, reminisced and had a great time.

 

My foot as finally healed for the most part. I still have a little bit of pain here or there, but I am able to walk without crutches or a walking boot, which is great. Hopefully this kind of pain will never happen again and I am taking great steps to prevent that from happening.

3This semester I am taking two classes that I truly dislike and that is math and science. I have no other options as I need these classes to graduate from college, so I am optimistic that I will get the job done. Whatever I need to do, I will do. As long as it means that I will be able to cross the stage, I’m all for it with math and science. I have faith that I will get the job done!

2With that being said, I hope that everyone enjoyed their first week back from break and enjoy the semester ahead. Have a great holiday weekend!

End Of the Semester Is Here!

1Hello everyone! I hope that you all are enjoying your weekend! It’s hard to believe, but the semester is winding down to a close. At Saint Xavier University, this upcoming week (beginning tomorrow), will be the end of the 2014 Fall Semester. With this bit of information, two things come to mind: One, I finally get to kick up my heels and relax me feet for awhile with no worries. Two, non-stop studying for Finals. The second one is obviously not a fan favorite to anyone, but it has to be done.

3Non-stop cramming for exams, staying up past two in the morning, making sure you get every inch of knowledge crammed inside your brain that you can use once your exams come around. I know from experience that it has to be extremely stressful on your mind and takes a toll on your body as well. However, what I have come to learn in my years of taking Finals is to not panic, don’t over-think and have complete faith in your capabilities that you have this covered.

2Trust me, I know that these three phrases are better said than done. At times we tend to over-think certain aspects of our life, with school being one of them. Don’t over-think your answers to whatever question is presented to you on your exams and have faith in yourself and believing that you can conquer any challenge presented to you. Don’t panic if you don’t know the answer or wonder what if you don’t pass. We’ve all worked too hard to give up or stress over things such as what if. Look at it as just another obstacle to is ahead of you, and it will be mastered by you.

4With that being said, I hope that everyone has a wonderful Finals Week and enjoys their much needed off time as well!

Thanksgiving Day Break!

1Hello everyone! I hope that you all had a great Thanksgiving Day breaking and enjoyed it will the people that truly matter to you. I had a great holiday break from start to finish. I got the opportunity to spend my break with some very special people in my life!

 

1I got a chance to spend half of my break with my girlfriend’s family, which was pretty fun. This is our first Thanksgiving together and it was a great time for the both of us. We hung out at my mom’s house for a bit as well, and it’s always a fun time at my mom’s place. I got a chance to lay back and just chill for a bit. I most definitely wasn’t complaining about it either. The only downside about my break was the fact that my foot is still a little bit swollen and sore.

1It’s improved somewhat, but I still have to use my crutches at times, especially in the morning time, due to my foot being stiff. Over the course of the day, it gets a little bit better, but I cannot wait for this whole ordeal to be over with! I just want to be able to walk, without limping, having pain, being able to wear my shoes fully, etc. This injury most certainly makes you not want to take anything for granted! However, I put that to the side and celebrated my birthday!

1It was a great birthday yesterday. My girlfriend took me out to eat with good people, and it was just a breathe of fresh air! This was the best birthday that I’ve had in a long time. I was planning on going out to celebrate, but due to my foot, I have to wait another time. However, just the love, support and friends and family letting me know how much they love me and all, made this day enjoyable and special for years to come!

1I hope that everyone enjoyed their break and are hard at work with preparing for Finals. On the bright side, the semester will be over with next week. This allows us to finally have some free time and to finally kickback and enjoy our quality time!

Nice Break Coming Up!

1Hello everyone! I hope that everyone had a great, productive week and are enjoying their weekend as well! Only a few weeks left in the Fall Semester, so it’s time to buckle down and work hard to finish strong. Before that though, I’m sure that mostly everyone is excited for not only the short week this upcoming week, but also for Thanksgiving as well! I’m really looking forward to spending time with my loved ones and just enjoying myself and having a great time in the process. Not to mention that my birthday falls on the break, so I’m looking forward to celebrating it with close friends and family.

I feel so relieved and free and that I have finally finished typing up my last paper for the semester! I can finally breathe a little bit better knowing that. All I have left to do are two Finals and a presentation, than I am done! With this weekend coming up, I am just going to let loose and really enjoy myself.

I haven’t been able to go out at all this semester. With assignments due almost everyday and being in the hospital, it is nice to know that everything for the most part is done. Now it’s time to celebrate Thanksgiving and everything that it has to offer. I4 I am so thankful for so many things this year. From new-found relationships, my Mom, girlfriend, friends, family. I just cannot wait to see everyone and enjoy the break. After the break, get back to the grind of the semester and close it out strong like I always do!

With that being said, I hope that everyone enjoys their week and enjoys the Thanksgiving holiday as well!