Thursday, October 15, 2009

25 Things I've learned since I graduated from college

1. In most cases it really doesn't matter what your undergraduate degree is.
2. I'm way more patient than I give myself credit for.
3. I'm an introvert with extroverted tendencies.
4. In relationships, history counts for something...
5. My aunts were right when I said I wouldn't be "stick thin" forever.
6. My mother is superwoman.
7. Always keep it moving.
8. God's mercy endures forever.
9. Some days, no matter how much I try, I just don't care.
10. Managing 18-23 year olds can be the same as babysitting 10-14 year olds on some days.
11. I can hear, very, very, very well.
12. MAC Studio Fix Foundation really isn't all that.
13. I'm a total style misfit who is totally in love with style (WNTW, take me away!)
14. Real friends are hard to find.
15. There is no such thing as a perfect relationship.
16. It's okay to eat spinach and's really not that bad
17. People are funny.
18. Dogs really are man's best friend.
19. Facts don't always matter.
20. Tomorrow is another day.
21. Objective truth exists.
22. Talk radio is amazing.
23. Cable is overrated.
24. Love isn't "butterflies in your tummy."
25. Being a SAHM isn't such a bad gig.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

New experience

A friend told me about a new volunteering opportunity. I was both excited and leery when I agreed to help out. I didn't know what to expect and the idea of waking up before sunrise gave me the prickly feeling I get on my skin when I regret committing to something.

I arrived a bit early and waited for others to show up. By the time 8am rolled around, I was alone with a woman who was about twice my age. She was extremely helpful and pointed me to some workbooks. Turns out that her name is Diane and that she would be my partner for the day. As other volunteers arrived, Ms. Diane explained the class break down. There are two classes, one for the fast learners and one for the slow learners. She explained with a smile that she was one of the "slow" learners. I wish I could have thought of a way to flip that comment into a positive. I'm not sure what events took place in her life that prevented, discouraged or caused her to make the decision to leave school before graduating. Maybe I will learn that when getting to know her through this program. Something about her tone and the nervous smile on her face made me uncomfortable. I hope I'm able to help her and that I never say or do anything that makes her feel inferior. I feel blessed to be able to help...

More to come.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Anyone who knows me, knows that I'm a huge fan of natural, "highly textured" hair and hair care. Thought I'd throw a taste of this on the blog.

Back to School

Finally met with an advisor in COBA and the director of the MBA program! I have a plan and I'm ready to go. I have decided for now that I'm going to pursue an MBA with an Information Systems emphasis. I'm applying for school today. I've been advised to take Intro to JAVA in the Spring while taking a GMAT prep course. The intro class will let me know if I need to do the general MBA or the MBA with an emphasis. WOOO HOOOOO!