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Aug. 25th, 2011

60) Earn my bachelor's degree

Original Bucket List Post

So it's official, I am now a college graduate. I know I'm late in posting, but it's been a crazy summer. As of May 7th of this year, I now have a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations. I am glad to have finally earned it, but now that it's already the end of August, and a lot of people I know are still heading back to school, I kind of miss it. This will be the first fall ever that I will not be going back to school, and instead I will be trying to find a job.

I'm also freaking out a bit because I need to find a job by November so I can start repaying my loans. I really don't care what I do at the moment, since I'm not looking for a permanent career right now, just something to earn cash - something I can leave after a few months or so for something else. I'm actually thinking of studying for the GRE so that I can try going for my master's degree. Still, I have a lot to worry about on the job front. It's harder to find work where I live since I don't know Spanish. Here's hoping...

Apr. 23rd, 2011

My Twelve Commandments

Saw this on the web, and thought I'd give it a try. Here are my Twelve Commandments, or, my rules to live by:

1) Listen.

2) Rejoice in beauty.

3) Think deeply.

4) Have an open mind and an open heart.

5) Trust yourself.

6) Don't just listen to music, experience it.

7) Be kind to others.

8) Breathe.

9) Never stop learning.

10) Everyone matters.

11) Live without goals.

12) Don't forget to be awesome.


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Apr. 3rd, 2011

3) Donate Blood

Ok, I realize these first few items have been done already, but I would like to write about them anyway, since they were important enough to me to be on my list in the first place (see original post: here)

I finally got to donate blood for the first time my senior year of high school (yes, I've had this bucket list for a while.) As of this post, that first time has also (so far) been my last time. To be fair, I HAVE tried to donate a couple times since then, but both times I was told that my iron was too low. I'll continue to try in the future, though.

The only thing I remember about donating blood was that the person wrapping the bandage around me did it in a way that left this enormous and oh-so-hideous bruise around my arm that lasted a couple of weeks. Still, it was nice to know that my blood was going to help someone in need. At least, I hope it was going to help someone, and not some scientists....

****no pics for this, sorry!****

Apr. 1st, 2011

My Bucket List

As of right now, I am ever-so-closer to approaching a major milestone in my life -- I am about to graduate from college. May 7th of this year, I will finally have earned my Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, and will then have to enter to workforce. But looking back on my 21 (soon to be 22) years of life, I realize that I really haven't accomplished all that much. Sure, I am getting a degree, and I'm really glad that I have been able to make it this far, but because of my shy, quiet and introverted nature, there is a lot that I feel I have missed out on.

I realize that as the saying goes, 'Rome was not built in a day,' and that I cannot overcome this dilemma in a matter of weeks, or even months. That is why I have started to write the things I wish to experience down, and compile a Bucket List. I know this list is pretty long, and I will still be adding to it regularly, but that is because this is a list of things that I would like to experience in my LIFETIME -- not today, not this month, not this year. Posts may be a few times a day, or they may be a month (even a few months) apart. It all depends on where I am in my life. Either way, I am really just doing this for myself, as a sort of record to perhaps motivate me a bit more.

A few things on this list have already been crossed off, since I have already started, so my first few posts will be of those and of me trying my best to explain my recollections of those events. So without further ado and in no particular order:

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Sep. 2nd, 2010

Dinosaur National Monument

I spent this summer working as a seasonal park interpretation guide at Dinosaur National Monument in Jensen, Utah. It was actually a lot of fun, and I got to lead hiking tours to show people actual dinosaur fossils from the Jurassic (about 150 million years ago). It was kind of sad that their main attraction, a rock formation wall with over 1,500 dino fossils, had been under construction since 2006 and wouldn't be opening until August 2011. I had to deal with telling people that EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Even on my days off, if I went into the nearest town (Vernal) and chatted with locals, I'd get questions about it if they found out where I worked. Still, it was a great experience, and I can now cross both Utah and Colorado off my mental list of states I haven't been to.


....Oh! And I also found 89-year-old dynamite! How cool is that?!?!


Sep. 15th, 2009

Procrastination


     I am a huge procrastinator. See? I'm doing it right now..... of course, I'm supposed to be writing a philosophy paper. It's not even a long one -- just 3 to 4 pages, which is probably why I'm holding it off 'till the last minute. I guess now that I've written about half a page, it looks a bit less formidable, and so I've chosen to instead do menial tasks such as updating my facebook (or livejournal) in order to have something to do that isn't my paper. It might be the idea that if I did it all at the last minute it would all just spew out of me at once -- I don't know. But then again, it might be because I was drinking a caramel machiatto while I was reading the textbook for info. and then after I was done reading the caffeine wore off and my thinking skills went down, since I haven't slept yet. Of course, that's what the term 'all-nighter' means, anyway. See how none of this makes much sense? At any rate, I guess it's nice that I'm updating, since it's been months.

Things that have happened since my last post:

- The Swine flu pandemic!!!!!!! AGGGHHHH!!!! (no, I havn't had it, i'm just saying it's a big thing at the moment)
- Bea Arthur *tear*
- Farrah Fawcett
- M.J. *tear* <3<3<3<3<3
- Billy Mays
- Patrick Swayze *tear* <3<3<3<3

WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON AROUND HERE?!!!?!?! This is a pretty bad year -- the planets must be misaligned or something.....

Anywhays, things that have happened to me:

- ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!!!

It's been uber boring, with me now on my 3rd year in college, my family suddenly migrating from El Paso to Austin, and me continuing to miss London every day of my existance. Trust me, you're not missing much (but I am *tear*).

HOLY CRAP!!! I need to work on my paper!! I'm getting sleepy!!!!



May. 28th, 2009

Another Year Older....

Wow, I'm finally 20 years old, though it's still a little hard to believe. I mean, I don't feel older. It still feels like I'm 19, and it's weird to think that I'm fully an adult now. I mean, of course I was an adult already, since I had turned 18, but now I can no longer be considered a teenager. At any rate, I hope that this year will be full of changes (good ones). I suppose I just need to give it more time to sink in, though.


Some things that have happened since my last post:


- I've become absolutely addicted to the show 'Supernatural' -- I mean, what's not to love about it? Especially Dean (he's the greatest!)
- I've finished my 2nd year of college with decent grades
- I've turned 20 (duh!)
- I've realized that even many (much older) adults still don't know what they want to do with their lives, so I shouldn't fret so much (even though I still do, but I'm trying!)
- I read this REALLY REALLY good book called Nation by Terry Pratchett (which I highly recommend to everyone!)


Apr. 6th, 2009

Movie Meme

I picked this up from someone else's journal, but figured I try it to see how many of these I've seen. Probably the majority....they're the top 100 grossing movies of all time (you're supposed to bold the ones that you've seen)

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What I've learned: I've seen way too many damn movies.
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Mar. 2nd, 2009

Writer's Block: Desert Island Time

You're packing your bag for that magical desert island that happens to have electricity, a TV, and a DVD player—what five DVDs do you take with you?
I'd have to take all four seasons of Doctor Who (the new series), and maybe Pride & Prejudice.

Feb. 7th, 2009

Daily Rambles...

Wow! I never even mentioned my return to the States or anything!!! Too much has been going on, I guess -- especially since Spring semester started. Boy, do I miss London. I keep reading the news regularly for over there, and it just makes me miss it even more. I can't believe that it actually snowed over there, right after we left! We were all hoping for snow the whole time, too, and all we got were a few small flakes, on 2 separate days, and none of it stuck or lasted long. *sigh* I definitely need to go back. I really do miss it, and I want to get the chance to see the rest of the UK as well. I didn't even get to go to Wales.... But I guess I can't complain -- I'm just so happy that I got to go in the first place. It was all so amazing!!!!

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