Thursday, September 24, 2009


This week I've been pretty busy! One thing I've learned since becoming an RA is that sometimes awkward signs need to be hung up in common areas... A lot of my residents were pretty offended when I hung this one, mostly because we live in an all-girls dorm, and visitors aren't EVER allowed after 1:00. These signs are plastered in every single dorm on Snow College campus! But I didn't make the signs, I was just told to hang them. I thought it was pretty funny though, I'm not going to lie!

Imagine how embarassed you'd be if YOU were the one people were watching on the surveillance cameras!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Tribute...

This week has been a very busy one for me, but I've somehow managed to get through it...thanks to my pens. I want to tell all my readers a secret about myself, but first all of you must promise not to judge me. Because this is a blog and you can't pinky-swear or look me in the eyes and tell me that you promise, I'll just assume that if you continue to read this post then it means that you aren't going to judge me. Deal?

Okay, here it goes.... I have color-coded my life. There, I said it. I know that you are probably thinking that I am the nerdliest person ever, but I feel okay about that because at least you already promised not to judge me. I wasn't always so geeky, but when I started doing distance education I had to come up with a way to organize my life so I wasn't so overwhelmed with everything I had to do. Everyone has their own way of getting organized, and these beautiful colored pens are what help me. :)

Each pen has it's own meaning when looking in my planner or at my t0-do list, and it makes life a lot more exciting! The dark blue pen is for everything I have to do as an RA. The light purple pen tells me what days I have to work. Dark green means that someone I love is having a birthday. Pink is for all my Adult Development & Aging class. Dark purple is for my pre-practicum. Orange is for my Family and Culture Diversity class. Bright green is for Research Methods. Black is for personal and family things. And lastly, red is for my ambassador stuff.

I know I'm kind of a geek, but I love my colorful pens! :)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Is Stress Kicking In Yet?

“Stress is when you wake up screaming and you realize you haven't fallen asleep yet.”

“There cannot be a stressful crisis next week. My schedule is already full!”
-Henry Kissinger

Fun Ways to Relieve Stress:
  • Go to the park and swing.
  • Watch a movie.
  • Play a game.
  • Make a random trip to Wal-Mart
  • Read a book for fun.
  • Eat your favorite ice cream.
  • Ride a bike.
  • Go to the store and read funny cards.
  • Make a tasty snack.
  • Go to bed early one night.
  • Everyday get rid of one thing that you never use.
  • Play Frisbee.
  • Go for a walk.
  • Write in a journal.
  • Talk to an old friend on the phone.
  • Look at the stars.

If any of you have something that you enjoy doing to relieve your stress, please leave a comment! :)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Follow Up

Last weekend Jake and I set up a booth at the Sanpete County Fair. It wasn't as successful as we hoped it would be, but we're hoping that next year we can make it better. :)

I would like to take this opportunity to share a little fun-fact about myself. Several years ago I had some x-rays done on my feet, and the doctor was astonished to find that I have six extra bones in each me, you'll understand why I'm telling you this in just a minute.

Anyway, since my wreck I've been having a lot of headaches, neck pains, and a sore back, so today I went to the doctor for a follow-up appointment. I'm basically going through what they call "post-concussion syndrome" which means that I probably won't be feeling better for another 2-4 weeks. I also have a kidney that is bruised and swollen, so they gave me some medication for that. :( Lame!

Besides that, they did some x-rays of my neck, and after looking them over the doctor told me that everything looks alright, but that she did find something unusual. When I asked her what it was, she proceeded to tell me that I have an extra bone in my neck. So, not only do I have extra bones in my feet, but I have one in my neck too! I'm not going to lie, I kind of feel like a freak of nature!