Wednesday, February 21, 2018

★I Tried Joining A Sorority★

Hello Lovelies!!!!


So, I attempted to join a sorority on my campus, however, I did not realize the GPA they required.

Now, before you jump me for not knowing, hear me out. I saw the application on our daily email from the "news" we get on campus.

It said that the min. GPA was 2.0, so I went ahead and signed up and I even went to the recruitment orientation where I ended up paying $15. Now, hold on before you jump to my defense, because this is not a story that is mean to bash them either. 

After the orientation I waited until I was going to go home to check my GPA because my GPA for my major is 2.5, but not my overall, the reason being that I lost my Mother in 2014, and the past two-three years I have been recovering it. I have been doing better in my classes, but last semester I took on more than I could handle, and I made it with the scrape of my teeth.

Even if I had gotten all shiny grades, I wouldn't have made it to the GPA needed to join a sorority. (2.5-2.6).

Now, I looked at the paperwork and the 2.0 was for those who are fall transfers (I transferred fall 2014, so it doesn't count), and Freshmen.

The good news is, I was able to get my money back since they had not started the rounds. So, if you ever come up with the question on whether you should join a sorority, my answer would be to just give it a shot. I may not have been able to join, but that's okay. There are plenty of clubs for me to join.

Like, Japanese club, or German Club. Something along those lines. I know I said I was going to join rock climbing but I'm not sure as I realized that after Wednesdays, I am super tired, and just do not want to bother with anything.

I think I will find clubs that fit into my day just nicely and where I won't have both work and school.
That's it for this small blog, and I have to say that the stereotypes are not always accurate. The girls in the sororities on my campus are actually pretty nice, and they are not your Hollywood typical sorority.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

★I'm Trying New Things★Weekly Blog 1★

Hello all my lovely people!!!!!

How are you? It has been quite some time since my big announcement hasn't it!
I am doing well. I thought I insert this before I started studying.
So, I'm working to put myself out there more, and that includes joining clubs, or trying different aspects to get out and interact with my campus.

SO, the big question is why haven't I done this sooner?

Here's the bigger scope. I transferred to my current college in the Fall of 2014. I was excited, and I had already been taking Japanese there so this would be great, and I did not have to worry about the fact that the school didn't understand that I permanently reside in Wisconsin. (Yup! I'm a Wisconsinite-Hoosier Hybrid!). I felt great and on top of the world. My professors for my Math class understood that I was not a math major, and so on.

Then it just kind of came crashing down. You know how in anime or some cartoons they add the sound like a window breaking in the background for dramatic effect. Well, when I received the news my Mother passed away, I heard it...I felt it.

Now, I've mentioned my Mother's death quite a few times in previous blogs. The site has been inactive for a couple years to prove its effect on me. I literally feel a gaping hole in my heart still, but I know that I cannot stop living life. Things started on a decline. My grades dropped and I was on probation for like 3 semesters I think...maybe 2. I lost motivation to study Japanese, and anything else. I just wanted to live under a rock.

It was rough, and that was putting it lightly. It was as if I reverted back to a child who had lost its favorite toy, but this was worse. There was literally a feeling of a hole in my heart. I did not want to face the day. After a while, after being thrust into the world of living with my boyfriend (a gentle thrust, rightfully so as well), to get a job, and to continue studying even though these past couple semesters were awful. I began to recollect myself. Slowly things started getting better and I began getting back to places that I should be. I'm even able to have a photo of my Mom out on my desk...yeah she's telling me to get my homework done.

Things were so just torn apart, but I am so thankful for the family I had up here to help me glue it back together, and help push me to go on. I remember one day talking to my Mom, and it caught me off guard, but she told me that Don't be sad when I pass away, Continue with your life, and it just dawned on me now that my Mom had already accepted that she was going to die one day. I remember freaking out and asking he why she would say that, but I knew she just wanted what was best for me. To "prepare" me in a sense and understand that she wasn't afraid.

I still miss her, and I still ache for her. I'm getting better at telling people that "My Mother passed away", but it's still hard because I still miss her. It's been 3 years and about 2 months since she passed. I ask myself daily "Where did the time go?" and it still feels like yesterday.

However, I am changing, and growing. I'm slowly coming to terms with her being gone, and I understand there are some nights where I will cry for her. The night of and before my college graduation most definitely will be one of them. I am trying new things this semester. I'm going to try un-isolate myself from the world, and I'm ready for new challenges.


Saturday, February 10, 2018

★ANNOUNCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT★

Hello all you lovely people,

I have a huge announcement! I am going to be attending Indy Pop Con this year as press. I want all your best cosplays, and outfits for my site!


I have to say that I am honored to be showing off a cool event in my home city. I may also do a meet on June 7th, as it is my birthday, so vloggers, bloggers, and everyone in between, if you're in town, come say hi!!!

I am so happy to be getting into the groove of things, and I am hoping that I will be vlogging starting soon, but please be weary that I am still camera shy!

Much love, and thank you for your support ~


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

★Spring Semester & Graduation★

What is up everyone!!! I know that it has been awhile, but I have been scheduling things to do for this website of mine.

I have to say though that I am fully excited. I plan to do a few more vlogs once I get comfortable with myself. First vlog, I am hoping will be me going to school. (tomorrow!).

Classes start tomorrow. I will be basically on campus from 8am-9pm. I am taking 16 credit hours this time, and I am just ready for May because I am graduating then. I will list below the classes that I am taking along with their descriptions. The most annoying thing however, was that the intermediate class has a supplemental class that goes with it, and it is to help you speak Japanese better, which trust me, is what I need, but I passed it so I got booted from it. So, then, I am told that I am 2 credits short from the amount of credits I need to graduate. SAY WHAT?!

So, here's a bit of advice, even though they tell you "You don't have to take anything in particular", don't waste your tuition money/financial aid. Take a class you know is going to benefit you in some way. I chose to take another English course, and it got approved. Sad to say though, I am reading The Awakening again by Chopin. I love the book, but the ending just gets to me I guess. Maybe when I was in high school I just felt she wasn't strong enough, and was angry for her.....well...I won't spoil it.

Anyways, if there is not any vlogs up, then I will at least put a blog post. I know more reading, but I am a writer. It's mainly because I won't really have time to edit videos. I do plan to do live streams while playing a game, or even just chatting via camera every Thursdays 5pm CST.  That is the schedule at least. Thursdays, I wont' have anything really to do, so I have the time to do it.

Today, I didn't do much. I went grocery shopping. I bought a shirt that says "You're SOY awesome" I know lame, but it was cute to me. I also got a nice pair of jeans, and the Nathan Drake collection. You know, little things for me. I bought Brandon, my boyfriend, a PS4 subscription card, and my cat Hana, a little toy.

Anyways, here are the classes I will be taking, and best believe me, I will be vlogging/blogging these adventures of my final spring semester.

Creative Writing- W: 6pm-9pm 
4cr A workshop in writing poetry and fiction. Through reading and responding to published literary pieces as well as their own projects, students will acquire increased appreciation for the craft and aesthetic of literature and their own writing skills. Prerequisites: COR 1100 and COR 1110 Fall/Spring

Literature and Gender- MWF:9:15am-10:20am 
4cr In this course the literature chosen for study will reflect issues relevant to considerations of gender. In some instances, works will be chosen in order to explore the idea of how literature portrays what it means to be gendered. In other instances, literature will be chosen in order to explore how writers of one gender portray characters of the opposite gender. In some instances the choice of literature will be based on extending awareness of writers who, because of their gender, have not historically been included within the canon. The historical and social contexts of these works will be an integral part of the conversation within the course.
Intermediate Japanese-MWF: 1:35pm-2:40pm 


4cr In this course we further practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing to attain a more authentic and more native language acquisition. While listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills are still developed in an interpretative mode, they progress toward a presentational direction. The communicative context at the 3020 level represents a bridge for students to cross back and forth from the interpersonal to the interpretative and to the presentational. Orally, the students are expected to initiate, sustain, expand, and deepen conversations on various topics in a culturally appropriate manner. Cultural components will be emphasized and significant individuals and some historic/philosophic/literary aspects are studied together with language acquisition. Approximately 400 Kanji are expected to be recognized and put into use for thematic writing.

Physics For Future Presidents- 8am-9:05am
4cr. This course presents a topical introduction to the key principles and concepts of physics in the context of the world events and natural phenomena that confront world leaders and that require informed decisions and responses. Energy, health, counterterrorism, remote sensing, space programs, nuclear proliferation, and a host of other modern challenges have technological and scientific dimensions, the understanding of which is essential to avoiding disastrous policy decisions. This course considers the application of physics to these societal challenges. The material is covered at a level and pace that a future world leader should be able to handle; the emphasis is on the development of physical reasoning skills, and not on detailed, mathematical problem solving