Sunday, January 25, 2015

Quotes of Wisdom #1

In my last post I mentioned that I was devastated about failing some of my classes and then I strangely but coincidentally stumbled across this quote while watching a youtube video and it changed my thoughts about it.

"No matter what happens, no matter how far you seem to be away from where you want to be, never stop believing that you will somehow make it. Have an unrelenting belief that things will work out, that the long road has a purpose, that the things that you desire may not happen today, but they will happen. Continue to persist and persevere"

It got me to thinking that maybe that was god's way of saying that things will be okay. I haven't been feeling my best lately because of mishaps. But it is a part of life, things don't come easy, some things you have to work very hard for. I don't think I have been doing very good at that. So this year I plan to do things differently. I want to indulge myself into the things I love, instead of worrying of individuals who don't even stop to think about me. And enjoy my life with people who actually do. I want to take better care of myself, mentally, physically and spirtually. I have been experiencing severe depression and I need to deal with it. So if anybody has any suggestions of dealing with depression, feel free to leave them in the comment section below. I would greatly appreciate it. Have a great Sunday.

P.S. I am leaving you a quote to help start off your week in the right mood.

Every test in our life makes us bitter or better, 
every problem comes to break us or make us. 
The choice is ours whether we become victim or victor!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

College Post #1: New semester/ Organization Tips

As the new semester is about to begin for me on the 19th of January. I started to look back on the last semester and it wasn't a successful one for me because I failed 3 out of the 4 classes that I was doing. It devastated me because this meant that my graduation date would be pushed back to November 2016 instead of 2015. The reasoning behind me failing was due to me starting a new job in October (if you read my last post, I was unemployed for 8 months) and wasn't able to balance everything. It was so difficult because it was also the Christmas season which meant I had to help in cleaning and preparing the house. As well as doing shopping, so it was a lot to try to maintain all at once. Registration for the new semester began on the 12th of January and final year students had first preference to registering which I am so I registered at 12 a.m. I took a day off work that same day to see if I could have by-passed some prerequisite courses, which couldn't happened unfortunately and to also get some other information about doing the bachelors. I thought to myself that I didn't want to fail any more, that I'm tired of it. And I have begun to lose confidence in myself in whether or not I will ever finish my associates degree so I can start my bachelors. I decided to take this failure as an opportunity to do better. To prove myself in accounting because I'm "second guessing" myself on whether I still want to purse accounting. So maybe doing them over might answer that question. I am only taking three classes this semester. Intermediate Cost Accounting, Statistics and Management.

At the humble age of 21, I thought that I should have already started my bachelors and maybe some what had my life on track and closer to my goals. But one day I was browsing through my facebook and saw this. It changed my train of thought about the situation. It also made me thought of close family members and friends who are not even in university or haven't even accomplished anything in high school and they are already in their early and mid 20's with children. I am not judging them, I actually praise them for what they do because everybody is not the same. But it just goes to show that they are not even trying and I am but yet still feels like if I am so far from accomplishing my goal.

I am a huge YouTube addict so I've watched a lot of beauty gurus on YouTube about their tips and also got some ideas from pinterest about organization. So I gathered up 8 tips to help you all who are busy with your everyday life of working, going to school and trying to balance your social life.

Organization Tip #1

Planner/Agenda or Calendar:-

This is the most important item when it comes to organization. If you can't get one you can also use a notebook the same size. It can help you a lot when it comes to organization. Every thing that you need to do will be laid out neatly on a monthly and weekly basis. A calendar can help as well. You can place it on your desk or above it so you won't miss an important date.

Organization Tip #2

Home-work/ Study Area:-

It's best if you have a comfortable work station rather than lying on your bed or sofa because you tend to get too comfortable. Having a desk dedicated for school can help you be a lot more productive and also having everything in one place as well.

Organization Tip #3

Colour code notes:-

If you are a visual learner, colour coding your notes can help. It helps to see all the main headings and sub headings pretty laid out. It can also be cute too.

Organization Tip #4

Sticky Notes & checklists:-

Having a planner may be similar to using sticky notes and checklist. But this can be an extra way to be organized. It can not only be used for school but for also other tasks to help your day run smoothly. Schedule your time to a specific task and check them off one by one when they are done.

Organization Tip #5

Pack the night before:-

This tip is something everybody should know. Always pack the night before, no matter where you are going. To work, to school, to run errands, etc. Rather than getting up in the morning and scampering to find everything.

Organization Tip #6

Read material before class:-

Reading the material before class helps you understand the chapter better whether it is maths, science or french. You will have an idea of the concept so when the lecturer is teaching, it will be easier to comprehend.

Organization Tip #7

Schedule consistent study times:-

Schedule consistent study times everyday so in that way you will know how to co-ordinate your time so non of it will be wasted on figuring out what to do.

Organization Tip #8

Table of Contents in your notebooks:-

When taking notes for any class leave a few pages in front of the book for a table of contents for easy to find access when it's time to look things up and study for finals and tests. Also tabs would work well too.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Movie Review: Taken 3

Last week Saturday, my neighbour wanted to go and see a movie. He told me it was my choice of what I wanted to see. So I looked up two trailers on youtube. Disney's In to the woods and Taken 3. I love musicals but somehow In to woods didn't quite click with me, it was interesting. I love watching action but not all of them so I was quite hesistant when it came to this one because I haven't seen part 1 or 2 of taken. But when I saw the trailer I immediately feel in love with it. It was one of the best movies I've ever seen. I rate it 10 out of 10. It is definitely on my top list of movies. I highly recommend it for anybody who likes action or even for those who don't and may be a little sceptical. You should definitely give it a try. Liam Neeson is a great actor and I will definitely be looking forward to seeing him in upcoming movies. My neighbour wants to go and see another movie tomorrow called Wedding Ringer with Kevin Hart. Kevin Hart is the god father of comedies. I love him, especially in Think like a man 1 and 2 and also Real husbands of hollywood. But I'm not sure if I am quite up for it because this is my last weekend before school starts and I really want to get some rest. But it surely looks like a great movie to see.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

NOTD #1: Christmas Nails

When i left my first job working as a cashier at a grocery, I was not working for 8 months. I was going to school and doing 5-6 classes a semester so the load would have been too much to handle. So I decided to take a rest. During that time I didn't have much money to spend luxuriously on myself so when I started back working as a data entry clerk for the government I wanted to do something nice for myself and pamper myself because I have been working hard and giving up a lot of things like partying. So as the Christmas season came around, I decided that I wanted to do my nails. I looked up on Facebook nail technicians in my area and I immediately made an appointment. It was the best decision I made. My nails came out fabulous. I loved them and I definitely will be going back to that same place to get them done again.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Happy New Year 2015

Hey, everyone, I have decided to start over with this blog because I wanted to be more creative and expand it to doing other stuff. I was also busy with school and just life itself. I thought the timing was perfect because the year has just begun. I rang in the new year at home with family and friends. It was great. Every year I make resolutions but I never go through with it so I hope this year would be different. Some of my goals are living a healthy lifestyle, focusing on my self, getting more focused in school, finding who I am, what I want to be and do with my life and also to start over with this blog. So I am happy to say that I am one step closer with following through with my resolutions. This weekend I plan to go to the mall with one of my close friends because I really need to get out the house instead of just being a bed potato, no not couch, bed lol. I haven't seen a movie in so long. I'm thinking about seeing In to the woods, it's looks interested. Has anyone seen it? Tell me what you thought about it? The week is going by so fast but I'm excited for the weekend. I have just been going to work and relaxing when I get home this past week because school is opening soon (btw I'm majoring in accounting) and I really want to get some rest before it starts. It reopens on the 19th of January and I plan on taking 6 subjects which equals to 18 credits, which is a lot but I really need to catch up in the school. I hope you all are having an amazing week so far and no matter what obstacles come your way, remember to always stay positive.

P.S. Some pictures from over the holiday season

                                                                   Christmas tree in the mall

                                                                 From my secret angel

       Outfit I wore to work on Christmas eve which was paired with a black skirt, stockings and black flats

                                                                Christmas tree at home

                                            Some of my friends that came to my Christmas lime

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