Well, it’s been one year (and one day, because classes prevent me from having too much fun!) since I started posting to this blog. This started off as a project in one of my nutrition classes (I actually submitted the first post as an assignment!). Since then, I have kind of built up my blog further. It’s been interesting for me. I never thought that I would ever get this kind of exposure! I’ve had friends and family discussing and sharing my blog with others.
To celebrate, I am going to write up a summary of what I have learned during this year. There were many changes for me, in all works of life.
Make Adversity into an Advantage: The blog was done as part of an assignment in one of my nutrition classes. However, during this time, I was facing some problems. Because of several issues with class scheduling, I wound up being a year behind schedule. Meaning I had to take another year, with most terms having too few credits for me to keep my funding. Instead of bitching about it, I opted to take on a minor. I enjoy writing (if that wasn’t evident enough), so I decided to take a few extra writing classes to boost my schedule.
Strive for Improvement: I push for personal improvement in life. I have a hard time really feeling satisfied with what I am doing. On assignments, I usually get to the point of saying “fuckit” and turning in what I have done. I know that I am going to consistently miss small details here and there, and with the stresses and time constraints. I do take criticism with stride, though. I try and take the feedback received by classmates and professors alike to improve my own work. I also look at test scores as a sort of feedback. If I am hot satisfied with a grade I got, I examine the habits I have and try to improve them to get the score I want.
Have fun: Life is one of those interesting things. Life can be incredibly fun and you can love everything that is going on. But life also can be a huge drag and bore the hell out of you. On top of this, it can change on a whim. One moment, you can be having the time of your life, and then suddenly be bored or stressed or some other negative emotion. So, what can be done about things? Well, I try to maximize the amount of times I have fun. I love learning (otherwise I would have not gone to college), and I love putting my knowledge to use. I am finally at the point where classes are less knowledge cramming for tests, and applying the knowledge I learned. Instead of viewing what I have to do for classes as chores, I view them as something fun.
This was one helluva year to say the least. I am not going to get into too many personal details that are irrelevant, but I am glad I started working on this blog. Here’s to another year of blogging! I can’t wait to have more stories to share!