Monday, August 24, 2009


So here's an update on what's been going on recently.

As you all know, my financial stability is as level as the Medusa rollercoaster at Six Flags. Its up and down and up and down. Well, with the house being foreclosed and all, my brother and I decided to move into our own apartment. I used my ~Intro to Finance~ skills to budget our lives. This is month one and all monies have gone to where they were suppose to.

We just had our TV and phone installed. Now, internet on the other hand...that doesn't kick in until September 1st. So, I'm mooching off free internet at McDonalds and Pollo Tropical in Clifton. : ) I'd rather get free internet and smell like grilled chicken than pay 5 bucks for 2 hours at Starbucks. For now, at least.

Accelerated Classes are over. They lasted six weeks. Six- very accelerated- weeks. Assignments came as quickly as they went. I would suggest them for the student who can keep up with reading assignments and homework as it comes. There's no delay when it comes to accelerated. Good for those just wanting to get the class out of the way. Bad for those who sometimes delay on starting their assignments. (Like me!) I managed to pull off a B on those classes. I really wanted an A, but then again, you really can't get A's with a week of missed assignments. That grade was a total result of senioritis and lack of funds for internet service.

But, the grass will be greener in less than 3 weeks! (21 days until I get my Bachelor's!)

Monday, August 3, 2009

Stress Management in Newark Campus

I might end up going to this on Wednesday. I'm not saying I'm a ticking timebomb. I'm more of a ....wind-up toy thats slooowwwlllyyy turning off.

I know we're all on the same boat. We're the Ipod generation. Insecure, Pressured, Overtaxed and Debt-ridden In my case, I'm working 72 hours a week, trying to keep a high GPA and now, I have to find an apartment in 3 weeks because my mom's house just got foreclosed! Ain't that something!?

So now I have this weird twitch going on in my eye. I grew my first grey hair! I'm sure I have more coffee than blood running through me. You can laugh. It's kind of funny. But it means I'm stressed out.

I'm just glad I'm taking online courses. If I had to squeeze in an on-site class, I'd probably go nuts! Thank goodness for online classes.

I did check out the Newark Campus music event in at NJPAC last week. It was pretty festive! I bolted before the rain began but I enjoyed it. Newark is full of summer activities so there's always something to do near the campus.

How's everyone else doing? We're in the humpweek of the Summer Quarter.