Tuesday, April 26, 2016


I don't know how I would survive life without music. I could listen to it when I'm happy, sad, mad. You don't have to be in a specific mood to be able to enjoy music and that's what I love about it. I am able to express my thoughts using a song if I can't find the right words to say. When I feel stressed or feel like I want to get away from reality, I'll just play my favorite songs and everything suddenly feels better and my mood changes too. Sometimes when I study I listen to music and it makes studying so much more tolerable. I just love music and I don't know what this world would be without it.

Sunday, April 24, 2016


I know I talk a lot about the weather. But lately the weather has been beautiful. Sure we've had days when we couldn't stand the heat and then theres been days where we had to wear a sweater because it was too cold out. But I am so happy there is no more snow until the winter. Any weather is more beautiful than snow.


I have so much to do before I could say I finished my first year of college. I studied for almost 12 hours for my anatomy practical and quiz tomorrow and I am currently studying for my chem quiz tomorrow. I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing in chemistry and I am trying to teach myself but it is just so hard and I am feeling so overwhelmed. But if I made it this far in the semester, I could make it one more week!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016


It is crazy to even think that my first year of college is almost over. There is 8 days of class left and I am sure they are going to fly by. I have been trying to keep my grades up but it has been so hard because everything is just piling up and I don't have enough time to sit down and actually study and understand the material that will be on the exam. On Monday I took an exam in anatomy and I am pretty sure I failed it, all because I had to study for my chem quiz. I just honestly cannot wit until I am packing up my car to go back home and not have to come back until the start of the next semester!

Thursday, April 14, 2016


Lately I haven't been getting the sleep I need to function normally. I wake up for class in the mornings and feel like a zombie when I'm walking to class. I stay up late for no reason. Except for tonight, I was finishing a lab report. I think I should start going to bed earlier and treating my body the way I should've been treating it a long time ago.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Summer Time

Since summer is coming up, I decided to lean up for the summer. This journey has been very difficult for me considering I had never had to watch my calories intake. I have been putting hours of work at the gym everyday to eventually get to where I want to be by the start of the summer. I started doing cardio, something I've always hated and never enjoyed. Now I don't mind going to the gym and actually putting in the effort to actually achieve the body I want.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

What do you love?

I  love everything about dentistry. I love how there are so many different kinds of toothbrushes and so many kinds of toothpastes ans mouthwash. It's almost like there is something for everyone. I love when people have a beautiful smile, it's able to brighten up my day. Which is why I want to be a dentist when I graduate college. I have been decided on this major since I was 12 and nothing or no one could ever change my mind about it. I know that this is what I want to do for the rest of my life and I will do whatever it takes to do just that. I will put all the effort I could possibly offer into everything I do. I will make sure I pass all my classes with good grades so that I am admitted into the dental hygiene program and keep my grades up so that I could stay in the program and finally be able to work in the field I've always wanted to work in. I also have a summer job at a dental office to start learning what this field is like and start learning names of equipment and names of teeth and all that fun stuff. This won't be just any other job to me. It'll be a job that I look forward to every morning. A job that pushes me out of bed so that I could be there on time. It'll be the first of many jobs at a dental office and I couldn't be any more excited. I love everything about dentistry and I will do whatever I can to work in the field of something I love.

Monday, April 11, 2016


Going to the gym allows me to take all my anger out and relieve all my stress for a little while. For 2 hours, I worry about nothing but the gym and the workout I am doing for the day. I feel like going to the gym has allowed me to be able to manage my time more efficiently. While at the same time, I am seeing results and staying in shape and staying healthy. I always feel so weird if I don't know go the gym. It has become a way of life and I just feel like there's a part of me missing when I miss the gym. But sometimes there isn't enough time in the day to get everything done.


Naps are the best thing ever. Feeling sad? Take a nap. Feeling sleepy? Take a nap? Need a break from the world and everyone living in it? Take a nap. In college, there is so much running around and so many sleepless nights that it's hard to not take a nap everywhere you go. If I don't take a nap, I feel like I can't get anything done because I am too busy thinking about how tired I am and how I should take a nap. I honestly don't know how I would survive college without naps.

keeping up

Keeping up with a blog is so hard. I feel like I am starting to run out of things to say! Which I know sounds impossible because we are always having a conversation with ourselves and sometimes its best to write some things down to clear our head. But with so much homework and so much happening all at once, there just isn't enough time to write/say so much.


Every time I'm in the car or in the shower, I have to be singing. I'll admit I'm not the best singer but I still do it. I like being able to express myself through a sing if I don't know how to put my feelings into words. Music is just so beautiful and everyone could enjoy it. There are so many different types of music, which is what makes it beautiful. So, next time you see someone jamming out in their car, let them be. They're expressing themselves and they're at their happiest when they're singing and dancing.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Declaring Major

When I first applied to Lewis, I also applied to the Dental Hygiene program but I was not accepted due to my ACT score. I made sure to take all the classes I needed to be considered for the program when I was able to apply. I will be able to apply December of this year, after completing the classes I will be taking next semester which are necessary for the program. I am so excited for next semester because my hard work will finally pay off and I will finally be taking classes for what I actually want to do for the rest of my life!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Coming to an end

I like to plan out my week and know what I am going to do each day to stay on track and turn everything in on time. I also want to make sure I do my best on everything I do. This week when I was planning out my week, I noticed that I have so many exams this week alone. 3 days in a row! Everything is piling up and it is making it really hard to do well on everything and focus on just one thing. I guess this is what college is like and I guess that I will eventually learn how to manage my time.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

My Research Question

Should parents allow their kids under the age of 8 to play football?

1. I chose to write about this topic because many parents think that it is okay to let their young child play football. Football is a very dangerous sport and there are many risks, especially in children. Children of this age run different risks than teenager and adults who play football.
2. I want to answer the question "why is this age group affected most?" I know people will read my paper and wonder why I chose to target that specific age group. Simply because their bones aren't mature yet, and especially their brain. Which is where concussions come into play.I want to be able to provide them with information that won't leave them wondering.
3. I want to answer this specific question because ages 5-12 is when parents usually sign their kids up with a football team. I am almost sure that many of them don't know the risks their child is being exposed to and how it could affect them later in life.
4. In order to answer this question, I need to learn about the development of a child within that age and how playing football would affect their development.
5. The experts I would turn to would be those in the pediatric field. They would be able to better address the problems as opposed to an adult doctor. I would also turn to the football experts, so I could get a better idea on how hard one has to get hit, and how often to cause damage so that I could better argue the topic.

Monday, March 28, 2016


This break, I had to watch a documentary for Anatomy class. It was about the brain and how we could actually train our brain to make us smarter.  I really wish this was easy to do because I have to memorize so much for that class and I honestly don't know how I'm going to do it. The worst thing of it all, is that if I memorize it for the test, I probably will forget about it pretty quick and there's a cumulative exam at the end of the semester. I am so scared as to how I'm going to remember information for the lab practical and for the lecture exam. I will study my head off to make sure I do well on the exams and also keep up with my other classes.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Easter Break

It feels as if we just got back from spring break and we're already taking another break! Many other schools don't have this break, but since we are a Catholic school, we have 6 days off for the Easter holiday. I am so excited to spend this Easter with my family, some who I haven't seen in a while! My boyfriend will also be joining my family this year, and I could not be any more excited! Seeing everything together and happy brings me joy. And also, I have no heavy homework to do besides study and I hope it stays that way so that I get to enjoy this break and not have to worry about homework.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

WP2 Experience

My overall experience with this paper was a learning experience. At first, I set out to write a paper about cannabis and what it is and also explain its effects. I thought it was a great paper and I was pretty proud about it. Unfortunately, it turned out to be more of a research paper as opposed to an informer synthesis. I didn't use my sources properly and I pretty much plagiarized almost my entire paper. After having a meeting with my professor, I decided that the best plan for me was to start from scratch and write about another topic. I decided to write about cheerleading. I chose this topic because I am very familiar at what cheerleading is, what it teaches, and its advantages. I was also able to incorporate the negative side by talking about injuries. The reason I know so much about cheer is because I cheered for three years in high school. Many people say that cheerleading isn't a sport and there is nothing more annoying than people saying that to a cheerleader. I decided to explain how cheerleading IS a sport in my paper. I had fun writing this paper because I felt like I would finally be able to convince people that cheer is a sport. I did so by using sources, personal experience, and background knowledge on the sport. I learned how to use my sources properly (I hope) and I was able to make this paper my own as opposed to my sources being "louder" than my own words. However, I didn't think it would be so difficult to explain something about a topic that I am so familiar with. I sat on my bed and thought about what I would say for a good while. I decided to say that cheer is a sport because it teaches life values, just like any other sport. I also mentioned that cheerleaders are also getting scholarships awarded to them too and not just common sports like football and basketball. Lastly, I talked about the risks that cheerleaders go through everyday a practice. I am not saying that other sports aren't dangerous. But if cheer wasn't a sport, why is it considered the most dangerous sport for women? Although I did not end up going with my original design plan and outline, I did my absolute best to explain how cheerleading is a sport and I had a great time doing so.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Reflection on Revision Process WP2

When I started writing the Writing Project # 2, I was torn between two topics but I felt like cannabis was a topic that many people know about but don't know the effects it has on the body. I wrote out my paper and thought it was such a great paper and that I was finished with it. It turns out I didn't use my sources correctly and I pretty much plagiarized over half of my paper. I didn't use quotations where I needed to, which obviously wasn't a good decision on my part. I was planning on just going over my paper and putting quotations around every quote and using my sources properly but my professor told me that most of my paper was quotes and for this assignment only about 20% of my paper could be quotes. So I figured it would be easier to start from scratch and rewrite my paper on cheerleading. I will inform my readers of what cheerleading is and why it is a sport, even though many people believe it isn't. This revision process is by far the most revising I've ever had to do (literally the whole paper) but I am glad I learned what I did wrong so that it won't happen again for this paper. Overall, it has been a learning experience.

Thursday, March 10, 2016


I always feel that towards the end of a semester, professors always cram in work. The schedule quizzes 2 days apart, tests every 2 weeks. I feel like I'm being rushed in the learning process and barely getting any time to study and fully understand the material. I am taking 2 science class which both include lab and it's so hard to keep up with the work and memorize every bone in the body or every equation to solve for pressure. And on top of that, having to balance it with my other 2 classes. I feel like I'm drowning in school work and the fact that it's only my first year of college and everything is going to get so much more complicated scares the hell out of me. But they do say, "If your dream doesn't scare you, then it's not big enough."


I am so glad the weather is finally getting nicer! I love being able to wear just a cardigan and be completely fine. Since the weather is getting nicer, the days are going by faster! I have the motivation to get my work done because I know that in just a couple weeks I won't have to worry about school for almost 4 months! I want to be able to feel like I deserve my summer vacation by knowing that I did the best I could. Even weather in the 50's makes me happy because I know it won't snow or be freezing cold! I love feeling the breeze through my hair instead of col air slapping me in the face and leaving me with nothing but chapped lips. This weather is very enjoyable but I can't wait for summer.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Spring Break

I am saddened that spring break has come to an end. I had an amazing time in California. I stayed on the boardwalk on Venice Beach. It's crazy to see how everything is so different compared to back home Chicago. The weather was beautiful, especially after leaving 30 degree weather and snow! It was a nice little vacation that was long over due and I was able to finally breath, not worry about homework, and relax. Now, it's back to reality and time to work as hard as I can until summer comes!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Explanatory Synthesis Notes (WP2)

For the writing project number 2, I am writing about the effects that cannabis has on the brain and the physiological effects, such as motor skills. I ma writing about this topic because there are so many people of no specific age, but mostly teens, smoking cannabis. Since it is a plant, many think that it is organic and that they are doing no harm to their bodies and brain. Many people say, "Well if God didn't want me to smoke it, why is it a plant? It's there for a reason."There have been many arguments about this question. People think that by smoking it, they are relaxing their bodies and having a great time. While this may be somewhat true, cannabis is not relaxing your body. It is actually making you more paranoid! So, I am writing on this topic so that people who do smoke realize the harm they are causing to their body. Even people who have considered smoking it because they want to get that experience, I am hoping that after reading my paper, they will think twice about doing so.

My source number one is called "Long Term Effects on the Brain." This source mentions how smoking cannabis frequently will lead to brain damage. Not just temporarily but permanently. This source also provided me with pictures of brains of people who tend to smoke cannabis. This source will help to explain HOW cannabis is affecting the brain and I will also be able to explain what long term effects it has on the brain.

My source number two is about the history of cannabis. It mentions how cannabis was first discovered, it's original names, and its many uses. For people reading my paper that have no idea about what cannabis is, this source will definitely help. I will be able to give them a brief history about how cannabis came to be, how it was discovered. I will also be able to talk about its many used. Many people think that it can only be smoked, but that is because many people probably don't know about its other uses. So this will help my readers be aware of the possible ways that cannabis can be used.

My source number three is about how cannabis impairs drivers. This describes the physiological effects it has on a person. More specially speaking, people who drive after using cannabis. There are so many people that think it is okay to drive while high because it is not the same as being drunk. But this source says otherwise. Readers will be able to see that driving while high may have many of the same effects of drinking and driving.

Monday, February 22, 2016


So my cousin is turning 20 on Thursday and her mom wanted to surprise her for her birthday and send her on a trip. She messaged her best friend and I and told us she had planned a trip for Los Angeles California! I have always wanted to go there but I never thought I would have the chance to go! We are staying in between Venice Beach and Santa Monica Beach, so I couldn't be any more excited. She just found out we were going on Saturday night and immediately texted me and said, "Hey, so we're going to Cali!" I could tell how excited and happy she was. We leave Thursday in the afternoon and I cannot wait! Plus, when we get back, it'll be spring break, so that's great! :)

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Weather and Time

I feel like I'm always ranting about the weather. But lately it hasn't been as cold and that makes me happy! It's been windy but I could deal with that. I just couldn't deal with the low temperatures and the snow, it was starting to drive me crazy! It is finally starting to feel like the spring is coming and it is such a great feeling. I also feel like this week literally flew by. I didn't even have time to breathe because there was so much going on this week! I blinked and next think I know it's Thursday night! I don't know if it's because the weather is getting nicer, but time is going a lot faster than it did first semester. Although that means summer is coming, I feel like I don't have enough time to study and get everything done. I feel like I'm growing up so quick and that scares the hell out of me. I'm not ready to be an adult just yet. I just wish time would slow down a bit.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Explaining ____ (Ideas for WP2)

There have been many cases of people being awake during surgery after even after anesthesia. This could occur because maybe one's body does not respond to the anesthesia. They still fall asleep but they're awake. Meaning that their eyes are closed but they're mentally awake. They're paralyzed and cant move their eyes, any part of their body, or even yell. Just what the anesthesia is supposed to do. Except they're mind is awake and aware of everything happening. The patient is able to hear everything being said and the patient is also able to feel everything being done. For example. if the patient is having open heart surgery, they could feel the doctor cutting their chest open. The doctors don't know that the person is feeling pain because the patient cannot respond to the pain. The patient lies there feeling every pull and tug, every cut being made. I saw a movie called Awake where this happened and it interested me. How is it that this only happens to a number of people and how does one know that they wont feel pain after anesthesia? I have been intrigued by this for a while. Is it perhaps something in the anesthesia or something with the way our bodies work? Could there be tests done prior to surgery to make sure this won't happen to the patient? How common is this and how often does this happen? It's just crazy to me that someone could be fully aware of everything happening and the doctors don't know a thing. They will continue performing surgery because they think the patient cant feel a thing and that their body responded to the anesthesia.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Hate for chemistry

When I was in high school, I enjoyed chemistry. But now that I have to take it at college, I realized how much I dread going to class everyday. I took a quiz for lab in chemistry today and I failed miserably. I was so upset because it dropped my grade 3% and that's huge! The problem with this quiz was that there was content about out next lab which hadn't been done yet. I just think it is so stupid to do that and expect the students to do well! I don't understand how we are supposed to do problems using equations we haven't even learned yet. I am livid. Absolutely cannot believe that my grade dropped so much.

Saturday, February 13, 2016


When I got back from school yesterday, my pets ran over to me like they hadn't seen me in years! I have a cat named Cooper and a chihuahua named Cloe. I love them both very much and I've seen them grow from when they were babies. It's so weird how you could get so attached to a little fur animal. They become your best friends, they become family. I love cuddling with them because I know they do it willingly. I wouldn't trade them for anything in this world and I cannot picture my life without them. I absolutely hate leaving them when I go to school. I know it upsets them. I know animals can't talk but they know how to communicate their emotions by the look in their eyes. I know I only leave them for a couple days, it still kills me to see the sad look on their face. I love my pets and I always will.

Thursday, February 11, 2016


Last night I went to sleep at around 4 am because my best friend stayed the night and were were in a friends room just hanging out. We didn't realize how late it had gotten until we decided to actually check our phones! Let me just add that my mental bedtime is midnight the latest. I will not function properly if I don't get at least 8 hours of sleep so you could only imagine how tired I was this morning. I was running on 4 hours of sleep and I was literally a zombie. I dragged myself out of bed and somehow went to class. I also somehow went to the gym and killed my workout. I felt like a zombie all day and I had 2 cups of coffee when I usually have 1 and not even that helped. As I type this, I'm thinking to myself that instead of ranting about how I was sleep deprived, that I should probably go to sleep! I hope you all get some rest, goodnight!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Weather

I cannot stand this weather. It is way too cold to even walk to class! My face literally freezes within two minutes of being outside. I was walking to the gym earlier, which is like a 3 minute walk, and the tears in my eyes were frozen! It's ridiculous that it is about to be spring in a couple of weeks and my hands are freezing within 30 seconds of being outside. I was watching the news and saw that Chicago was having unseasonably cold weather. It upsets me that two weeks ago, it was sweater weather and now I need 10 layers of clothes to keep warm! I really hope that the weather gets warmer so I could be happier.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Experience Reflection (WP1)

When this paper was first introduced, I had mixed emotions about it. I was confused as to what was expected of us, even after reading the examples in the book. So I just think it needed to be explained more thoroughly. Other than that, when I decided what I wanted to write about, I thought about how cool this paper could actually be. I was making things harder on myself than they needed to be. This paper was basically telling a story of a moment that had a big impact and your life but there was a concept behind the story. The other part of the paper required the concept to be explained in your words and then use two outside sources to explain the concept. The whole paper was brought together by synthesizing your idea of the concept with the ideas used in your outside sources. I was walking back to my room after class one day and decided I wanted to write about the concept of love. My design plan/outline was originally made based on this idea. Throughout the process, I didn't change my mind on my topic. I felt that I had a very strong topic and there was a lot that could be said. I believe that both my concept and my paper were strong. When composing this paper, I believe I accomplished what I set out to do. I wanted to let my reader know what I thought the concept of love was and I believe I was able to do that in my paper by using visual detail and a personal narrative. I made sure to include as much detail as I could so that my reader wasn't confused on what happening in both the story and the rest of the paper. I also compared love to a diamond. I believe that by using a recurring symbol in the story, the idea of my paper will be better understood. I chose to compare a diamond and love because a diamond is one of the strongest rocks and love is one of the strongest forces.

Groundhog Day

A couple days ago, I was hanging out with my roommate and a couple of our friends. I remember one of them mentioning that spring was coming early because the groundhog didn't see his shadow. I stood there and one of friends said, "I feel like I would've known that if I was in high school." It's weird how once you're in college, unless you keep up with the news, you're pretty much clueless! I was just happy at the fact that there's only about 6 weeks of winter left and then comes spring!


It's crazy to think that it's already Tuesday! It feels like the weekend was just a couple hours ago! It sucks how the days will drag by but once the weekend comes, time seems to speed up and next thing you know, it's ready Monday morning and time for class. I'm just glad it's already Tuesday because that's my longest day of the week and it feels great to get it over with and get everything I need to get done.

Revision Process Reflection (WP1)

When I first started writing this paper, I was so confused on what the idea of it was. I didn't know what I was going to write about but once I got going, I knew exactly where I was heading with this paper. I finished my first draft and was so happy with it. Although I was pretty happy with it, something still seemed off so I went into the writing center. It was my first time going there so I didn't really know what to expect. Jasmine was the person I had my meeting with and she made me realize that my paper could definitely be improved. My paper confused her in a couple places and I knew that my other readers would be confused too, so I made sure I added more detail so that it was clear what I was talking about. She also gave me a couple tips on what I could possibly expand on just to make my paper stronger than it already was. When I was actually revising, I noticed that my paper could use a lot more visual detail so that the reader could picture themselves in my story, so I also made sure to add more visual details. After adding, deleting, and changing things, I was finally content with my second draft/final paper. I was glad we got two drafts to revise as opposed to one because if you didn't like how the first draft turned out, you could always make changes to make it better. Revising my paper multiple times definitely added strength to my paper.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

This Weekend

During the fall semester, I always felt like the weeks dragged by and the weekend was so far away. The hours went by so slow and the days ever slower. For some reason, once this semester started, the days have been flying by! I feel it was just Sunday night and it's already Thursday night! I wake up, go to class, go the gym, and then do homework. Before I know it, it's already time to go to bed. I don't understand how the days seem to go by so fast. I always look forward to the weekend because I get to see my family and my pets. I know 5 days isn't really long, but when you're far away from your family, it seems like forever. I am so attached to my cat and dog. Being away from them breaks my heart, which is why I get so excited to see them on the weekends! My mom is my best friend, so not being able to tell her everything about my day kills me! On the weekends, I also get to see my boyfriend. He makes me so happy and coming home to him allows me to finally catch a breath and relax after such a long week.
I love the weekends and I am so glad that they're starting to come quicker!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Best Friend

My best friend and I were always together. We were always hanging out with each other at each others house. If we weren't hanging out, we were working together. Saying goodbye to her when it was time to move in on campus, my heart broke. It would be so weird not seeing her everyday. Going from living two minutes away to two hours away definitely wasn't easy. Once school started, our schedules were so different. It was so hard to talk everyday and keep up with everything going on in each others lives. We didn't talk as often as we did before and I felt like our friendship was coming to an end. Losing a best friend is never easy so I was really hoping that wasn't the case. Over winter break, we started working together again. I still felt like things between us were a bit off but I still considered her my best friend. Recently, we've been talking almost everyday and I feel like things are slowly getting better, which makes me happy. Yesterday, she texted me saying she was coming over. It was so random but I was so glad we could finally see each other after weeks of not being able to. We were able to catch up with each other and I am just so happy that I haven't lost my best friend.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

What does ____ mean? p 188 exercise (WP1)

Brushing your teeth twice a day is necessary for overall good health. Flossing is an essential part of that routine as well. Now let me explain what it means to brush your teeth. You have a toothbrush, which is similar to a hair brush except it is small enough to fit in your mouth. The bristles are the part that the toothpaste goes on and actually cleans your teeth. Toothpaste comes in many colors and flavors. You most likely want to get one that will remove surface stains, strengthen your enamel, and protect against cavities. You want to brush for at least two minutes just to make sure you are getting a thorough clean. After those two minutes have passed, rinse your mouth with cold water. The goal in brushing your teeth is to get rid of the plaque that starts forming on them after eating. You also want to brush to have white shiny teeth. As I mentioned before, flossing is very important because it removes the plaque that is going in between your teeth that may be hard to reach with the toothbrush alone. After brushing and flossing, there is a thing called mouthwash. Like toothpaste, there are many kinds. There are some that are very strong and some that have no alcohol in it so it doesn't burn. It is up to you which you would prefer. With toothpaste and mouthwash, it's all about personal preference. All mouthwash does is get rid of bad breath and gets rid of germs on your tongue, cheeks, and gums. You want to swish mouthwash for about 45 seconds and then spit out. Do not rinse your mouth after using mouthwash because then there will be no point in using it and it will no longer be able to do its job at fighting germs. After brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash, you are now clear to smile and talk to friends without worrying if there is something on or in between your teeth!

What does it mean when I say brushing your teeth is necessary for overall good health? Brushing your teeth is important because germs are related to disease. By not brushing and flossing, you are putting yourself at risk for infection and disease. One of the couple would be gum cancer. Which is why dentists and even your mom make it such a big deal to brush AND floss at least twice a day. If you choose not to brush, these germs could make their way through your bloodstream and diseases could start there. People say that flossing alone is too much work, but I would take flossing any day over being told that I have gum cancer or some other illness. When you relate it to your health, it really does not take up that much time. If anything, you are taking about 5 minutes out of your day to make sure that your teeth, as well as your tongue and cheeks, and mouth overall, are clean. Which actually makes you feel a lot better about yourself too! Believe it or not, it gives you a little boost of confidence. Who doesn't like feeling good about themselves, right?

Analogy(Different Topic)
My idea of love is like having the whole universe in the palm of your hand. Loving someone and being loved by them is the most amazing feeling there is. Some will argue with me that love doesn't exist at such a young age and that it's lust not love. But feeling like you have everything you could ever need in life to be happy when you're with that special person is definitely more than lust. The need to have them close because they make you feel happier than you've ever been is more than just lust. It's love. And when you realize that you're in love, there's no going back. You're in too deep and you realize that you can't possibly be without that person because being with them brings you so much joy and happiness. Love isn't about the materialistic things, it's about the little things. Getting a good morning or a goodnight text shows that they were thinking of you when they first woke up and you're the last thing on their mind before bed.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Where to start?

The hardest thing about writing a paper is deciding what you want to write about. The second hardest thing is actually starting your paper. I am having the toughest time picking a topic for our first writing assignment. Literally nothing comes to mind and I'm slowly starting to lose my mind.


I love working out! I don't do it to impress anyone but myself. I want to better myself and be able to look back on how far I've come. Being at the gym is a great feeling because everyone there is giving their best effort. I just hate how when a girl walks into the weight room, the guys look at each other as if saying, "does she even know what she's doing?" I just don't like the fact that guys think girls don't know anything about working out. There will be times when guys constantly eye you and see what you're doing and I don't think there's anything more annoying. They say the gym is a judge free zone, but I personally don't think that's true. Girls get judged all the time as soon as they step foot in the gym and I just don't think that's fair. Like I said though, I don't try to impress anyone but myself. They could say all they want and just because I'm not doing workouts they would do, doesn't mean I'm doing anything wrong. We all have the same goal: results.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Homework Overload

Today, I am going to rant about how stressful college is. I don't understand how some people can't wait to go back to school after breaks. That just means more homework and more stress. Personally, I am one of those people that makes things harder on myself because I want everything to be done well. So if I don't do as well as I thought I would, I at least know I gave it everything I had. Doing this with all of my classes gets so overwhelming especially when professors throw a crazy amount of homework at you as if you didn't have any other classes besides theirs. Managing my time isn't easy but I'm getting better as the days go by. Sometimes I feel like there isn't enough hours in the day when I actually have to get something done. All of these factors make college so much more stressful than it needs to be and it's not fair.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

My Wednesday Morning

Everyday I find myself counting down the days until summer. Considering that I have lived in Chicago my whole life, I should be used to our horrendous winters by now but I don't think anyone could ever get used to the cold unless you live in Alaska. Yesterday I was walking back to my room after class and I can't even express how cold my face was when the wind hit it. Even though I was a walking icicle, I was so excited because the snow was melting and there was nothing left of it but tiny patches! I went to bed happy thinking there wasn't going to be any more snow for a while. This morning I got ready for class and as soon as I left my room, I saw the snow. I was livid. I didn't want to admit that it ruined my morning, but it did. Don't get me wrong, snow is great the first couple snowfalls of the year, but after a while it gets annoying. Having to be careful wherever you walk to make sure you don't slip gets tiring. Cleaning it off my windshield and shoveling the driveway gets old and boring. Snow looks so ugly when it turns into a grey slush! Nothing upsets me more than waking up to a blanket of snow. I was hoping to have a great Wednesday morning but the snow ruined that for me. I hope tomorrow is a better morning!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

What I learned today

Today I learned that you aren't necessarily writing a paper to your professor and that many of them get bored of reading so many papers simply because they are all so "normal" and people all have one way of writing papers. I learned that you could carry your message across by creating a voice and picking an audience who would be interested in what you're talking about.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Blogging Rules

I believe that by blogging we are able to express ourselves. Many believe that we have certain responsibilities when it comes to doing so. I personally believe that everyone is free to say whatever they are feeling towards that topic because we are indeed speaking with our minds. As long as everyone is being respectful and honest with each other, speaking our minds is more than okay. While blogging, we also do not want to seem arrogant or just not use any common sense. It is a way of expressing ourselves but it should be done so with knowledge.
Blogging and communicating with each other are not very different to me. If we could say something online, then we should be able to say that in person as well. I believe it is important to keep your comments and responses reasonable and value the opinion of whomever you may be speaking to. We are all very different and we are not expected to think alike or agree with everything that is being said to us. If the world was like that, we would pretty much be robots and earth would be a very dull place to be. Communication with one another is not always easy because we need to know how to handle certain situations and how to respond to them. Being able to express your mind is a beautiful thing and we should not be held to having responsibilities when doing so.