Thursday, January 28, 2010


Yesterday, in my Success in College class, we did an in-class exercise about a story of a baron and baroness. It was a pretty easy exercise. For homework, I have to read chapters 1 and 2 in the book. I love to read, but I am not looking forward to the reading. The chapters are kind of long, and it takes me forever to concentrate on the chapters.
Then, for my Intro to Hospitality class, we did 2 in-class exercises: one where we were given a paper cup, and had to come up with a way in which to use the cup (besides the obvious). My idea was to use it in a costume. The other exercise was where we got into groups and had to list what we think guests want, what guests want, and what employees have to do to take care of guests.
For homework in this class, we have to read chapter 2, write a paragraph on how we would take care of guests if they have a bad experience with the industry, and to take a take-home quiz. That is the easiest quiz I have ever taken. I didn't need to look at the book for the answers.
Last night, I had a dream that my cat came back, and we got her back. I held on to her, because I was really happy to be with her again, and didn't want to let her go. That was an interesting dream. I wish I could really get her back. I miss her so much. She was my best friend.
I am so glad I only have one class tomorrow, and that I am off until Monday. I really need a break from school. I need more time to do homework, even though I have a day off in between school during the week. Though, I do like my classes. They seem interesting enough to where I actually want to do the homework, do well, and work towards getting my degree.
This is the first time I've actually wanted to go to school voluntarily.

Friday, January 22, 2010

The Weekend is Finally Here

I know I've only had 2 days of school so far, but I am so glad it's the weekend. I have some homework from both classes that I need to do. I am not really looking forward to that. I have about 2 or 3 things of homework that needs to be done.
One: I need to read chapter 1 of my Intro to Hospitality book. Two: I need to write about 2 good/bad experiences I have had with the hospitality industry. And three: I have to write a paragraph on as assessment thing for my Success in College class.
It won't take long to do the assignments, but I'm not really looking forward to doing it nonetheless. At least I have time to do it.
I got home today around 11:40 am. So I have the whole afternoon off, which is nice. On Mondays and Fridays, I have the afternoons off. Wednesdays, I get off at 2:15 pm. Even though I only have 2 classes on Wednesday, that is a long day for me.
One class is 50 minutes long, the other is about 2 1/2 to 3 hours long. So on Wednesdays, I will be taking a nap after I get home from school.
I know I may be complaining now, but in the future, I probably won't be, depending on how the classes go. I really, really hope everything goes well. Other than this, not much else is going on. Just relaxing at home. More to come soon.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

My Day at School

Yesterday was my first day of school. It actually went better than I thought it would, considering how tired I was. The night before, I didn't get a lot of sleep, so I thought I would be too tired to pay attention in class. But I did pay attention, and the day went pretty fast. I had 2 classes yesterday: Success in College (10 am to 10:50), and Intro to Hospitality (11:45 am to 2:15 pm).
I am off today, which is really nice. I have a day to sleep in, and to relax a little. I did get some homework from my Hospitality class, but I have a week to do it. Though, it won't take me very long to finish it. I have to read chapter one in the book, and write about 2 good/bad experiences I've had with people in the hospitality industry. I haven't thought about what I want to write about yet. I'll do that tonight.
Tomorrow I only have one class, Success in College. After that, I have the afternoon off, and will be off until Monday. I can't believe school started already. Time went by fast. I took some time off of school, because it wasn't working for me. So we'll see how it works out for me this time, especially since I am going for something I love: baking and pastry.
I haven't done much today, except use the computer, and eat. Even though school just started, I can't wait until the weekend is here. Getting up early is kind of stressing me out. Maybe school just isn't for me. And that's what I hate. I really want to get a degree, but I don't like that it stresses me out.
But I will not give up just yet, seeing as I've only had one day of school so far. I really want to have this degree, so I'll push through the tough times, and see where I go from here.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

First Day of School Tomorrow

Tomorrow is my first day of school. It's been a couple years since I was last in school, so this will feel weird for me, going back. So I am kind of nervous about this. But I am also excited, as I am going for something I love to do, which is baking. I can't wait to start.
I have 2 classes tomorrow, Success in College from 10 to 10:50 am, and Intro to Hospitality from 11:45 am to 1:15 pm. Kind of a long day for me, so I hope I can handle it. Friday, I only have one class, Success in College, so that will be an easy day.
After this week, I have classes on Mondays (Success in College; another easy day), Wednesdays, and Fridays. A somewhat full week, but I think I can handle it, especially since I don't have to be in school a lot.
One of my brothers and I will be taunting each other now, now that I am going back to school. Whenever he has work and I am off, I will taunt him that I am off, and can relax for the day, and vice versa, for me with school and him having the day off. I know he's kidding when he does that, so it doesn't bother me.
I've had a few stressful things going on in my life, so I hope this doesn't add too much stress for me. This should hopefully be really good for me, going back to school. I know it will, since I am going for something that I love to do, which is baking. That is one of my passions.
I have a few other passions: children, so I would also like to be a special education teacher; photography; animals; and writing. I would like to incorporate all of these together, if possible. I can't decide which I would like to do more, since I love all of these equally. But I will of course take my time with it.
So, my life is starting to take a turn for the better now. I am so happy that it is. I can't wait to see what the future has in store for me. Hopefully, it will be more good than bad.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

School Starts Soon

I start school this coming Wednesday. I can't wait, but I also want a few more days before I go back. But I have to go back at some point. I'm looking forward to my classes. On Friday, I went to school to get my books, school ID, and accommodations for my classes. So I am all set to go.
I have one class on Mondays and Fridays, and 2 classes on Wednesdays. I think that's all I can handle right now. In the future, I might take more classes in a semester. Hospitality sounds like a really fun major to have.
There is a class that I am really looking forward to take in the coming semesters. It is called "Chocolate." As the name implies, it is a class dedicated to chocolate. We will be learning about how to work with it, and we will actually get to make recipes with it. I can't wait until then. It will be lots of fun, especially since I love chocolate.
Tomorrow, my mom wants me to go with her to her doctor's appointments. I love my mom, but I really do not want to go to it. I have gone to too many of them to be looking forward to it. She's able to handle it by herself. She doesn't need me there.
A couple of times, I've had to cancel a party that I wanted to have, to celebrate my birthday. Now, I have decided to wait until my 25th birthday to have a party. Unless I can have it earlier. I really hope so. I really want to see my friends again. I haven't seen them in quite a while. It would be nice to see them again.
Though, I am looking online, and checking out books, for ideas for a party. I'm looking for anything from food, games, favors, etc. I really hope to have a party this year. It would make me really happy if that would happen.
That's pretty much all that is happening right now. More will come soon.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

My Day

This morning, my mom woke me up around 8:30, and started nagging me about doing stuff around the house. That had stressed me out, and it took me a few hours to actually get around to doing it. After she left, I just wanted to rest a while, since I didn't sleep very well last night. And because of her stressing me out.
I am hoping I can have a few friends over this Saturday for a birthday party, weather permitting. We are getting quite a bit of snow today and tomorrow. I hope it doesn't snow on Saturday. My mom is freaking out about me having friends over, because the house is messy. It really isn't that bad here.
There isn't that much stuff laying around where I want to have my friends. It's been a while since I've had friends over, and I didn't get to celebrate my birthday with them. There are a few friends who I haven't seen in a while, and would like to see them again.
So let's hope I can have them over on Saturday.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Year, New Decade

So far, my new year is going fine. I am planning a birthday party for this Saturday. It will be to celebrate my 24th birthday. My actual birthday was on December 14th, but I didn't get to celebrate it with friends. I have quite a few ideas for what I want to do.
On January 20th, I start back at school. I can't wait to go back. I'm starting classes for a new major, Hospitality. I love to bake, and someday I would like to open my own bakery. I am so excited about this!
I wish it was spring already. Winter here is extremely cold. It is below freezing, and I am not happy about it. I am not a winter person at all. I've lived in Chicago my whole life, and I have never gotten used to the cold winters we've had.
I am really hoping to get a job soon, so I can get my own place, and hopefully move somewhere warmer someday.