Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Study Study Study

That's what I do with all of the fee time that I have right now. I just applied for unemployment... I think it would be great if I could have until the end of this semester to have to start looking for a job. This is my train of thought... According to the predicted amount of unemployment I could get I will have a little more than enough to pay all of my bills (my car payment, cell phone, gym pass, insurance). That means I can use my time to study... and in return for studying I will get good grades... and then with good grades I won't have to pay for school because I can get a scholarship... then if I get a scholarship, and then get married I will qualify for pell grants (and SMART grants) I won't have to work because the government is sending me money... Wouldn't it be nice if my train of thought actually happened? Here are the only problems... Scott doesn't get home for another 6.5 months (which is a lot let than the original 24 months :) ) Which means I would have to work a little between the time my unemployment (which hopefully will go through) runs out, and the time we get married (Yes, that is my plan to marry Scott, if you didn't know already). I have worked full time pretty much since I started school so I can do it again, but I am quite enjoying this break from my usual life where every minute was scheduled. So let's cross our fingers that this unemployment stuff comes through and I don't need to immediately get a new job.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Lets think of this as Vacation

So I don't know what to do with all of my spare time. I went from having no free time at all to all the free time in the world. Today I went stir crazy, and it is only my first day without a job. Seriously? I could have done something productive, but instead I took a nap (my eyes are puffy and tired from crying yesterday). Lets think of this as a vacation, then maybe I won't get so antsy to do something. I still don't know if it has sunk in that I don't have a job. I am excited to turn over a new leaf and find out where it leads me.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

10 ways to know if you have been at BYU for too long

10) You find out that one of your friend's been dating a guy for a week and you ask if things are getting between the two of them.
9) Some normal, everyday event happens, but it reminds you of a scripture.
8) You start using acronyms for everything, even if you aren't talking about the buildings.
7) When you see someone who is a little chubby you just assume their pregnant.
6) You feel comfortable wearing running shoes with your jeans. (not me but other people)
5) You run into kids you used to babysit, because they now go to the same school as you.
4) You have one of your classes in the same room your ward meets for sacrament meeting
3) You've mastered the ring check, and you no longer need to turn your body to know if guys are wearing a wedding ring on their left hand.
2) You use the term M-R-S degree.
1) You feel like you need to find an excuse for why you are 22 and still not married.

For those of you who are wondering... I was "let go" today at work... the reason is still a little unclear to me, I was falling below a certain percentile... I think he said 90th percentile, whatever that means. So now I have many more doors open. I didn't really like my job. I can file for unemployment and we'll see what happens.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

My Day Off...

I hate that having the day off really doesn't mean anything. Sure I didn't have to go to work today, but I did have to do a bunch of other things. My day was pretty packed today. It started off with a couple hours of class (this is how I start everyday except Sunday), then went straight to my friend's school. She asked me to come in so she could give me a facial (I forgot how nice facials are, I should get them more often) After that I went straight to Jason's shop to get my oil changed. I learned a couple of things. 1) Jason doesn't like working with cars, he just likes making them go fast. 2) He takes CC 3) It's like a real business, not just a hobby 4) His mechanic is really fast at changing the oil (I really didn't know any of this before, I guess I have something to work on) While I'm on the subject, the prices are very competitive with anywhere else you might go to get things fixed on your car. If you're in the Provo/Orem area I would highly recommend going to him, PMP motorsports. Then I drove down to Spanish Fork for my laser appointment (this is supposed to be my last treatment, but we'll see if all the hair is gone. Cross your fingers for me). Then I came home and I played on the computer for a while... It was a lot easier to study when I didn't have a computer to distract me. Okay, okay, my day really wasn't THAT busy, but I wish I was able to relax a little more than I did. Now I really need to go study...

Monday, September 20, 2010

I've Just Made a New Friend

First of all, the timing couldn't be better. My dumb hp computer decided to pretty much end it's life a couple of days ago. He just sits there, unresponsive no matter how many times I click, or reboot he refuses to cooperate. Now I am ready to move on to someone new. In fact, I have already met someone new. Someone who I can rely on, who will help me when I am in a time crunch. Someone that will look up words that I don't know while I am doing homework. Someone that will help me keep in contact with all my friends. I am pretty sure that my new friend will become a much bigger part of my life than I ever imagined. I haven't quite figured out all of the buttons I should and shouldn't push yet, but that's what relationships are all about... right? The only thing missing is a name. I need to find the perfect name for this new friend of mine. Mac? that was my initial thought... but it seems kind of generic doesn't it?

Whoever said that money can't buy love might be mistaken. Seriously who can resist to love someone who buys you a Macbook Pro for your birthday. Between this and last years gift of a diamond and sapphire necklace I am beginning to think that you have more than made up for all the birthdays that you have missed while I was growing up. Thank you Daddy, I love it!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

This is how it goes...

I've accepted that I am not a very consistent blogger. Often times I don't have any amusing stories to tell, and when I do I simply don't have the time. Even in this very moment I probably should be doing something other than blogging, but I'm tired and I just don't want to. I think that I might start getting better at the whole blogging thing, the purpose isn't to keep my devoted followers updated on my life. It is more for me, so I have an outlet for my thoughts, and my stresses.

I like being alone, and I am not sure if that is normal or not. I tend to keep to myself most of the time. I used to be super outgoing, but lately I just don't want to be. Maybe I'm too busy? At least that's what I keep telling myself. Maybe I am depressed? That's what my doctor tends to lean toward. Maybe I am just normal. Who knows, who is qualified to decide why I am the way I am.
I like the way my life is... on most days. I wake up early, go to class (most of which I love) then I go to work, come home, study, and then I'm off to bed. I wake up and do the same thing the next day. Mon-Sat that is my life, school and work. I really don't mind, in fact I like the regularity in my schedule. People ask me what I do for fun... I don't really know how to respond to that question anymore. I don't do anything for fun, and I feel like that should bother me but right now it doesn't. I guess you can consider studying fun. I love 3 of my 5 classes. I enjoy the time I spend with my nose in a book studying for them.

I am not sure which class is my favorite, maybe my anatomy class. I am intrigued by how complex the human body is, and how everything fits together so perfectly. I love the fact that I go to BYU and they incorporate the gospel into the subjects. Anatomy is proof that there is a god, our bodies are not a coincidence, they are designed with purpose. I don't think that I would get as much out of this class had I gone to any other university. The other class that competes to be my favorite class is my art history class. Of all the classes I signed up for I thought that this would be the hardest (dullest) class that I would be taking. It's the honors section, and to be honest the first day of class really scared me. There are only 12 of us in the class, that means if I miss a class someone will notice. I don't plan on missing any classes, but now I know that I can't. Then the second day... I fell in love with the subject. It is fun to watch how far we have come from since 3000 BC in what is important to us, beliefs about gods, and how we want to be remembered.

I am having a hard time with my religion classes (New Testament and D&C), it seems like I am missing out on information. Like I should already know that background to what they are teaching. I don't have a clue when it comes to religion. I am learning, which is good, but I hate when I feel like I am the only person who is lost in the entire class. There's nothing like the satisfaction of knowing that you understand the material, and you were prepared for class, I have never felt this way in any of my religion classes... one day maybe I will understand it all.

For now, I am content with where I am. I don't have a whole lot going on, but is plenty to keep me busy. Who knows where I will be in a couple of months, but I am satisfied with what I am doing right now.