Tuesday, February 21, 2012

With just a few days left to go in this journey (I never thought it would end honestly), I went back and reevaluated all the ones left uncompleted. Overall, I think I've done a pretty good job even though I didn't get or try to do all of them.

001. Read the Bible everyday. I’ve started doing this.

016. Replace my Disney VHS collection with DVDs. I've done a pretty good job with this.

021. Learn how to save.

022. Learn how to invest. I'm no expert, but I've got some of the basics down.

031. Have a meaningful conversation on a swingset. I miss days like this.

034. Learn to cook. Not quite a chef, but I've made some excellent new recipes.

051. Visit my family in Pennsylvania again (preferably not for a funeral). And it was beautiful...

054. Make 10 new friends (10/10). I've made quite a few new friends and acquaintances over the last thousand days. Whether or not I'm super close with them, I will consider this complete.

057. Do something creative with all my pressed flowers.

072. Only buy things when I need them. I don't know if anyone will ever be perfect at this, but I have gotten a lot better. I still splurge every now and then, but mostly it is on things that I use a lot.

075. Get off as many medications as I can. I will be making an appointment with my doctor soon to do this. I don't like to be wasteful, so I'm waiting until I dwindle down my medicinal supplies.

076. Get off caffeine. I don't know if I'll ever fully do this, but I am making an effort to stop drinking as many sodas. Overall, this will be much healthier than my current situation.

077. Eat healthier. This is something to work on day by day. I am doing better, although I still pig out occasionally and I eat portions that are much too large.

097. Take a minute, to take a breath and enjoy something small. While I still don't do this as often as I'd like, I am getting better at stopping to smell the roses.

I won't have the next 1001 days list completed for a while, but I have started thinking about it.

Ps. Tutoring session went okay. It's gonna be tough. I hope that I am able to help her. It's not really grammar that is her problem, it's translating what she hears to her native language and back again.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


007. Graduate with my Bachelor’s. On time.
044. Waste film on lomography because it’s fun.
067. Keep my room clean for a whole week.
093. Visit Jeff and Rachel (former youth minister and wife). They visited me. This counts.

I’ve begun to realize that this will never happen.
048. Don’t waste time watching reruns of shows I’ve seen.

New blog: coming to a page near you.

Time for a change

I fear that it is time to move. Time to change.

This blog has been with me through four years of college. Until I go back (if I go back), the name does not fit.

So I will move on, full steam ahead.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Stress is a bitch.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Today I ate gluten.

Today I feel fat.

Things with estradiol are bad.

And making me fat.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

What to do? What to do?

I do not know where I will be in a year. What I will be.

I am about to graduate with my BA.

Which means I need a new blog title, unless I continue on to grad school.

And that is the dilemma.

My attempts to go directly onto my master's work was foiled. Two teachers promised to write me letters of recommendation and have since stopped responding. I briefly thought about stalking them during their office hours, but really...what's the point.

It's kind of discouraging.

I want to go to grad school now.

But what if in a year my priorities have changed?

What if I get accepted to the program of my dreams and decide not to go?

What if I regret that in 20 years?

What if I don't?

So right now I'm stuck.

I'm stuck working a menial job that I hate.

A job that severely stressed me out.

I'm stuck because...I don't want to get a real job and if I decide to go to London for a year for grad school, or the school in Scotland, or even somewhere in the States, have to quit. But I honestly can't see myself staying where I am for another year.

So these are the options I have. I should create a poll and let all 3 of you readers tell me what to do.

1. Stay at home. Stay at work. Be miserable.

2. Begin looking for temporary jobs that are somewhat better than my current one. Jobs that pay more. Stay at home. Save money. Decide later.

3. Apply to grad schools out of the country. The program of my dreams. A degree that only takes a year. The perfect plan. Find someone to write a letter of recommendation.

4. Apply to programs in the States. In my state. In the south. In high quality programs in NYC and LA (I shudder at the thought of living in those places).

5. Look into obtaining certificates without a master's degree. A lot of schools offer publishing and editing certificates to go along with any degree. Search for schools that offer those certificates to non-degree seeking students. Search for school's that offer those programs online.

6. Look into becoming a paralegal and obtaining a certificate in that as well. Not my ideal job, but certainly something high paying and better than what I'm doing right now.

These are all the options that have been running around in my hamster brain this week. I'm not sure what I want to do. They're all good options (besides number 1).

So...what to do? What to do?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I better not get blamed for any of this now....but my uterus hurts.