This past week California had a huge storm system that passed through and it was AWESOME! When the storm was at it’s peak I opened up the back door and just sat in my living room staring outside, it was beautiful. The ducks were trying to fly away but the wind and the rain was bringing them down which was kinda sad to watch. Side note: Irvine has a colony of ducks and you can see them flying around quite often.
It was nice to see some rain because California is in a major drought, although it didn’t help much. California has no sense of the four seasons so for just one weekend, I felt like it was spring (April showers bring May flowers…and yet it is winter). I hope that it rains again sometime soon so that I can really look forward to summer.
I loved spring break, although I am still confused as to why it is in February. Nevertheless, it was great to have a week off. I was working quite a bit with my four jobs…yes, I have four jobs (I am a social media intern and blogger at Concordia, social media intern at Teleproviders/Clarify 360, tutor children two hours a week, and intern at Fitness Super Pass). So yes, I was quite busy working. I was also very busy with the Miss Tustin pageant rehearsals as the new Miss Tustin was crowned Saturday night…that will be my next post.
I wish I had another week off, it was so nice to have some down time if you call my past week downtime. It’s going to be tough getting back into action for school this week but I know I can do it. Thank you and goodbye spring break, it was a pleasure to have you come and go so quickly. I can’t wait for you to come again next year…in February…
The time has come, the speech and debate season is over!!! At least for me it is. I am so happy that it is over, not because I don’t like it but because it has been another source of stress for me this year. At the beginning of the year, I was having a really difficult time making the transition from a community college to a university and had way too much on my plate. I was unable to balance everything at once, one of them being speech and debate. Now that it is the spring semester, I have drastically reduced my commitments but I am still not quite stable just yet. However, I can foresee that in the coming school year I will be fully balanced and give every activity my undivided time and attention.
I really enjoy the speech and debate team (also called forensics but it makes me sound like I am solving a crime). It has been a lot of fun meeting new people and winning stuff (because winning is awesome) but it has also been a source of my greatest sadness with stupid arguments and fights but that is what families do and we are one crazy unconventional family.
Once again, I am happy that it is over…for now. It is one less thing to worry about and I can now devote more of my energy into school and work. But come the fall semester, I have a feeling that I will become a forensic fanatic who works way too hard to win tournaments (which my team will be happy with at the sake of me losing my social life). We shall see what happens next year but for now I will focus on the rest of the semester and look forward to summer.
While I was in my Writing for Broadcast Media Class, we had a special guest who was going to talk to us about the Master’s in International Studies program offered here at Concordia. I felt like such a dork because he asked the class what MAIS stands for and I answered him perfectly. Then he asked me a follow up question about the program itself and I explained how the program starts in the summer at the Concordia campus and then you work, live, and study in China for the fall and spring semesters and then come back to Concordia for the following summer semester. Dork status indeed…
I have been really interested in this program for a while now so I already did all my research on it. I have always wanted to study abroad, in particular Japan, but Concordia doesn’t have a program for Japan…yet. Then I started thinking about getting my masters in Japan, which is still a possibility, but I really liked the program that Concordia offers. You study at Concordia over the summer where you learn basic Chinese and take some major classes in addition to receiving your TESOL certificate (teaching English as a second language) which is something that I have always wanted to get. Then for the fall and spring you go to China where you not only study but work as an English teacher in addition to making great connections. Then you come back to Concordia the following summer to write your thesis. This program sounds really exciting but I don’t know what route I am going to take for grad school but that is definitely one of my top contenders. For more information check this out: http://www.cui.edu/academicprograms/graduate/international-studies
So I am loving the new CU Active space, it’s located in Sigma Square. I have always wanted to go to a gym but they cost too much money and I was always so reluctant to visit the school’s gym because that is where all of the athletes work out and I am not an athlete by any standard. So after my Education for Healthy Living professor introduced us to the new center, I knew that this place was for me.
What I like most about it is that is small and it reminds me of those gyms that those fancy apartment complex’s have (weird analogy but please bear with me.) I like to go on the treadmill for about 30 minutes and it tells me that I’ve run 2 miles and then I feel awesome and sweaty and fabulous…never thought I’d use those three words in the same sentence. Then I leave the CU Active like I’ve conquered the world and head over to the library to get my nerd on. After all that takes place I know that I have had a good day.
Thank you Concordia for the new CU Active Center. I most certainly love it, other students love it but I hope that they don’t love it so much that they hog my treadmill which I can foresee happening.