Thursday, October 30, 2008

I don't have ADHD, I just Do you like waffles?


It's official I am now a Psychology major and the best news......apparently I can still graduate in April 2010 without having to take Spring or Summer classes. It is such a relief to finally have made the switch. School is going to be a lot easier from here on out just because I get psychology easier than I ever got all the science classes I've already taken. It'll be nice to also be able to do my master's here at BYU.
And my GPA in Psychology is above a 3.0 unlike my Exercise Science GPA which was below that. It feels so good to breath :)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

BEST DAY EVER!!!

Well, maybe not the best day ever but the best day in a long while :)

Yesterday was pretty hectic. I was all over the place. I went to work, home to get my stuff for classes, then up to campus for class, then back to work to finish some stuff up, then home to finally change out of the dreaded skirt, then back up to campus to study for a test, then back home because I forgot some study material, and back up to campus to finally take my test and watching a video for a class in the library. I was on campus the latest I have been all year. So then I went back home and since we have cleaning checks today, did some cleaning. After that I was finally able to eat dinner. Now this is not why it turned out to be the best day ever, but because of little things that happened during the day in between all the crazyness.

Numero 1: I was able to have the most amazing talk with a friend. It went on for over an hour and it was great. I should of had that talk with him a long time ago. It was pretty much an answer to my prayers of the last four months. It was awesome.

Numero 2: I finally got my letter for taking the citizenship test!

Numero 3: I did fairly well on the test I took :)

These next 2-3 weeks are going to be a little insane with school but little things like these are what make everything worth it.

By the way, I can't believe October is almost over. Seriously, where is time going? I've been 21 for a month now!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The man of my dreams

Let me just preface this by saying that yesterday I went fishing for the first time ever and I've got to say that I enjoyed it. I can definitely see why people love to go out and fish. You get to relax and get away from life. Having said that, I can now explain what I mean by the title of this post.

The man of my dreams by description of the word is a hick. I blame it on being from Texas. Ok so I don't really want a hick but I do want someone who enjoys certain things a hick would. Does that make me a hick?

The following aren't necessarily in order of importance.
1. I would like him to enjoy fishing and enjoy taking me with him every now and then :)
2. I would like him to enjoy hunting. I like to go shooting and once again would like him to take me along every now and then :)
3. He would enjoy watching sports only a healthy amount. I like to watch sometimes and as long as it's not an obsession it would be nice. I can't enjoy watching sports more than he.
4. He has direction in his life. He has goals and knows what he wants.
5. He's respectful of women. You can tell how a guy will treat you by the way he treats his mom. No joke. That being said, I want him to be independent of his mother and make his own decisions.
6. I want a worthy priesthood holder who is trying to do what's right and who I can admire.

Like I said, the above list is not in any specific order but yeah, that's pretty much what I would like.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Dreaming Big


I'm dreaming of a white Christmas......along with a Porsche Boxster RS 60 Spyder.
I've built my own Porsche priced at $69,235. It's actually not bad. I may one day own one of these (doubtful). Maybe when I'm filthy rich I'll buy one. Maybe. Maybe in my dreams ;)

Engine
3.4 liters, 6 cylinders
303 hp @ 6250 rpm
Exterior Color
GT Silver Metallic
Black Top

Interior Color
Carrera Red Natural Leather Interior

Exterior
Park Assist System
Self-Dim Mirrors & Rain Sensor
Storage box

Wheels
19" Sport Design Wheel

Interior
Adaptive Sport Seats
Oh the joys of dreaming.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I think I'm in the wrong major......

Crap!!! So I'm doing Exercise Science right....I think I messed up in choosing that major and wasted my time. crap crap! I wish I had known 2 years ago that I would do so much better in Psychology classes. crap! Oh well, it's too late to do anything about it now since I don't want to be here for another year. Or maybe it's not too late. So many decisions to make.....any help? At least psychology is my minor so I'm getting something out of it. Hmm what to do. I should maybe figure this out sometime soon since it's what I'll be doing for the rest of my life and this way I stop wasting money and time taking classes that I'm bound to fail. Ok so not fail, but do poorly in. Can someone please just tell me what to do. It would make life so much easier.

Here's my dilema.
If I stick with exercise science I'll graduate at the end of Spring 2010. If I switch to Psychology I'll graduate in December 2010 or maybe April 2011. Granted this is according to my calculations. If I go meet with an advisor they may tell me I should just resign myself to spending the rest of my life at BYU.
Another part of this dilema is funding. I'm on scholarship through the Multicultural Student office and I can only recieve so much. I could always take out another loan for my last year. But wait, I think I can receive a scholarship for 4 years and I didn't get one my freshman year from them. If that's the case then I can totally stay another year and just graduate in Spring 2011. That's 5 years at BYU though. Hmmm....if I do that though, then I pretty much just wasted this semester and the last 4 I've been here. I could also just finish out exercise science which would not give me a very good GPA and then go to graduate school for psychology. Maybe I should go talk to an advisor about this.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Lazy Saturday

I love being lazy on Saturdays. My being lazy on a Saturday means no school work.....so what do I do instead of school work.....I'm a freak........I CLEAN!!!! and BAKE!!!!

I woke up today and no one was home so I stayed in bed for a while and talked to my madre and sister on the phone. Then Sam (one of my roommates) came home and we watched an episode of America's Next Top Model. She left and I was alone so what was I to do. I cleaned the kitchen and swept and mopped. Katie came home while I was in the process and the first thing she said as she walked in the door was "Monica, are you cleaning?" There was a bag of trash outside the door :) Is it sick that I'm proud of myself?

So I was done with that......what to do next.......BAKE!!! What did I make you ask? Take a looksy.


Peanut butter cookies. My first time ever!

And cheesecake. Katie's been waiting a while for me to make this.




I feel so accomplished. Well almost. My next task is to shower :)

P.S. The kitchen is still clean :)

Friday, October 10, 2008

She's the Man

Can I just say how much I love this movie! I'm a nerd but seriously, I never get tired of this movie. I can quote the whole thing with Katie and I can still watch it daily without getting bored. Yes, I'm even watching it on a Friday night. It's that good ;)


And Channing Tatum is in it. How much better can it get?

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Running

I went running tonight for the first time in a very very long time. I've gotta say I'm quite proud of myself. It's amazing how much better you feel after a run. Too bad I tried to start again once it starts getting cold out. I've really got to plan out my activities better. Oh well, I have to start somewhere. Maybe I'll keep it up even when there's snow out and just run at the Smith Fieldhouse. I think I'll run by myself for a while. At least until I get into shape again and can keep up with people. Although having a running buddy would be nice...

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I'm crafty....somewhat :)

Wednesday nights I volunteer at the Utah State Hospital. We have different activities we do with the patients. Crafts, games, treats.....it's fun. Tonight's craft I'm especially proud of. I know I'm a dork, but you have to understand that I'm not crafty at all.



Isn't it awesome? I think so :)

It's my one and only Halloween decoration.

Lots of random thoughts

I've never been big into writing things down. I've never been good at keeping a journal (oops). So I figured I should start somewhere and a blog it is. I have lots of time at work to be able to keep one updated too. I don't know if it'll be interesting at all but we'll see how it goes, or if anyone will even read it.

Lately I've had lots of random thoughts in my head and maybe I should put them down somewhere. I'll try to make sense of them as best I can. Sorry if it turns out to be a long first blog.

Thought #1
School. Where do I even begin in talking about school. Right now I'm stuck in a bad place. The "I have no motivation for it" place. I know. It will be my downfall. If anyone has any ideas on how I can get my motivation to try back, please let me know.

Thought #2
I've got to be more social. I've kind of given up on meeting new people. I figure I already have friends, why put the effort to make more. I'm a horrible person I know. I guess it's just that I already have a pretty good bunch of friends and I don't really feel like getting to know more people just yet. Maybe I should start working on that pretty soon cause I'm going to start running out of friends to hang out with since everyone is getting married. Congrats by the way to all those of you who just got married or are engaged :)

Thought #3
This one might be a little more confusing. I've been trying to find a purpose to my life. I've been looking for answers from Heavenly Father as far as what it is he wants me to do. Some of you may know that earlier this year I had decided to serve a mission. Life changed somewhat over the summer and I abandoned that decision. Dumb? Yes. I can't even begin to tell you how angry I've been at myself for having let go of that decision when I knew it was so right. It's taken me a while but I've started to fix things in my life to hopefully get me back onto the right track. Most important lesson I learned from this is that while people will let you down, Heavenly Father never will. That is why we must do our best to not let Him down. I am so thankful for the atonement and that we are given second chances in life.