Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Email, Closer, Sleep

1. I got finally got an email from Breeze! I could really use a friend right now

2. May 5 is the day that it'll all be over with. No more books, no more teacher's dirty looks!

3. Only two more assignments left to go and then I can finally sleep

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Defense, Hot, Almost Done

1. The defense if over! Whoohoo! It was a huge success for all of us. My professors were impressed with my paper and presentation. I passed and I WILL graduate in 3 weeks!

2. Last night was the first time I dressed up to go out for a night at a club. The end of the year party was a lot more fun than I expected. I have to admit that I looked hot!

3. Only 3 more assignments left till I completely finish everything! In one week, I will no longer have any homework. The countdown is on!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Looking Forward

I'm looking forward to...

1. Getting my defense for my master's thesis over with!

2. Getting drunk after the defense with my classmates and celebrating. Go Deaf Studies!!!

3. Going to the Graduate School Association end of the year party! I could use the break!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

How are you feeling?

In my counseling sessions, I've come to realize that if you don't tell people how you're feeling, they'll never know what is going with you. I realize this is a "DUH!" for most people but for me, it's been a learning experience. Saying things like, "Oh I'm ok" or "It's not important" only devalues yourself causing low self esteem. You can't assume people will just "know" how you're feeling and expect them to respond to your emotions. People are not mind readers and even your closest friends need some kind of guide. What I've learned...

1. Telling others how you feel makes them aware so they can respond appropriately

2. Telling others what you need from them is vital so you're feelings can validated and taken care of in the way that you want them to be

3. Hiding your feelings and not being honest about them only isolates you causing one to be socially withdrawn and feeling like no one cares

Sunday, April 13, 2008

My Best Friend

My Best Friend...

1. Loves me unconditionally despite all my imperfections and the mistakes I've made in my life

2. Is there for me anytime I need a shoulder to cry on

3. Is not afraid to themselves around me

Saturday, April 12, 2008

The Positive Side of Being Sick

1. Staying in bed all day and watching TV without giving an excuse.

2. Laying around in your PJ's and sweatshirt all day

3. Eating all the comfort food you want!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Cake, Visit, Friends

1. I received a homemade piece of chocolate cake from a friend today. It really made my day.

2. One of my friends came by work to visit and catch up. It's nice to be remembered.

3. Red is a good friend. And that's all I'm gonna say on that.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Sale, Food, Friends

1. I bought a beautiful blouse on sale for $8 marked down from $50! Excellent brand new condition with nothing wrong. Can you believe it???

2. Yummy! Taco Bell! Need I say more?

3. It's nice when you can spend the day with a good friend who cares about what is going on in your life. Thanks J!

Friday, April 4, 2008

What I Want After I Graduate

1. Someone who will love me for who I am

2. A good job or accepted into a PhD program

3. I stable place to live with a kitty

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Finished and Relieved!

1. THE ROUGH DRAFT OF MY THESIS IS FINISHED!!!!!!!!!! An official copy lays in the box of my adviser. From here, it's a month of changes to perfection!

2. All my homework for the week is done and out of the way. I can finally sleep!

3. What can I say? I feel so relieved! It's gonna be a good weekend!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Massage, Tryst, Me Time

1. The Graduate Student Association was offering massages for the graduate students. They offer it once a semester. Last semester I missed it because no one was in the office during their said times for sign up. This time, I MADE sure I got a spot! My massage felt sooooo good but a little painful. I had so much tension from all the work I've been doing. Afterwards, I felt a lot better and so much lighter!

2. Red and I went out to one of our favorite coffee houses to study. I ended up finally getting some homework accomplished.

3. I skipped that stupid meeting that we have to attend every Wednesday. I'm glad I made the time for myself.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Presentation, Finish, Weather

1. Our presentation workshop went well today. The question and answer session was the best one out of our series. I'm glad my section went so well.

2. My thesis is done with the exception of a few changes and my translation that I'm still waiting for. I plan to celebrate this weekend!

3. It was nice and warm today! It was very windy but at least it wasn't cold.