Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Bring it, fool.

Ok so I am finally, finally, finally in the groove. This is starting the third week of the semester, and holy bijoly it has taken so long to get into the swing of things. I just have felt so unmotivated, and blah. Part of it can be attributed to the fact that for about 4 days Christina, Oceane, and I blew off pretty much everything to hanging out with Abe before he went to Paris. Part of it can be attributed to the fact that it is winter, and cold. Part of it can be attributed to the fact that I have had serious, as Christina calls it "wanderlust." Part of it can be attributed to the fact that I just haven't organized myself and everything yet. But this morning was so great. I just woke up... and was like ok. I'm ready. I'm totally in the groove now. I'm really happy about that. And then I was talking to Oceane after school, and she was feeling the same way as me, just not in the groove, all that, and she was like hey now I feel great and motivated and everything.

I'm so happy now. Bring it on. I'm so ready.

So I'm applying to be an RA in the FLSR this fall. I really, really hope to get it, cuz I think it would be a really good job for me. It would pay well, which I desperately need, I wouldn't have to go anywhere far away to work... it would relieve a lot of my stress I think, just to know that I have a good, well-paying job. So I'm in the middle of applying for that now.

Christina and I changed our room around last week. We made.... bunkbeds!! It's great. We have so much more room, it feels all spacious and stuff, which for a college apartment room, is saying a lot. I'm on the bottom, she's on the top. That was actually her idea, because, as she put it... "Well Steph, if you fell off your bed, you have so much more mass, so there would be a higher likelihood of breaking a bone or something..." Hmmmmm.... well at least I have the bottom bunk. :) No broken bones for me.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The crown jewel

Today was a success. Even though I was so tired during school, and I skipped 2 classes and its only the 2nd week of the semester, that doesn't even matter because today, I accomplished something of extreme significance.

First, some background. In the French house, there is a foosball table, however in french its called babyfoot. Anyways, So, in uh maybe November, me and Christina have started to play. Never played before. Abraham finally insisted we learn. He's been teaching us/playing with us even when we were absolutely horrible. The first game we played with him, it was me and Christina on a team, against Abe, who was only allowed to use one arm. He beat us. bad. 10 to 1. Yeah.

But we've been getting a lot better. It's very encouraging. But the thing is that well, we've been doing pretty well, me and Christina, but we usually can't play on the same team, and win. We play on opposite teams, usually with either David, or Abe, or some other people.

But not tonight.

Tonight, me and Christina played on the same team. I was defense, she was offense. We played against Gab and Gina, who are both very good fussball players. The first part of the game, we were trailing by just a few points. But then, we tied up at 7 points. Then we were up 9-7. Then they scored, so it was 9-8. By this point, I was so excited that I was shaking. Christina scored the winning goal. Yeaaaaaahhhhh!!!!! FREAK OUT. David and Abe were watching, so there were witnesses.

Suffice it to say, I am very proud of what I have accomplished today. We have come a long way.

Now I we need to switch positions, both me and Christina have only played our one position. I am nothing at offense, and Christina is nothing at defense.

But that's for another day. Today I am soooo excited!!! woot.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

a new year, new semester, new classes...

I'm not sure if I believe in New Years Resolutions. It's just that so many resolutions seem to be forgotten two weeks later. Changes are just that, long term differences in life. I love goals and I love a new, fresh start. I definitely like looking back at the past few months or year, and analyzing what I've done and where I'm going. I think goals can be a driving force in life.

2009 is gonna be an awesome year. I can just feel it. Looking ahead at things that are gonna be happening... I'm way stoked.

I'm back in Provo now, I got back late last night, and when I walked into my apartment, Oceane was there! I was seriously so excited. I've missed her and Christina a lot during break. We talked for a long time, like 2 hours or something, last night. I don't think our heating is working/on in our apartment. It's cooooold. I looked at the thermostat,it says its on and everything, but... I slept with 3 blankets last night and was still freezing. Oh well.

Yikes oh boy. So the new semester starts on Monday. I need another week just to play. Good grief. But here are my new classes: I'll be taking 4 dietetics classes: Clinical Nutrition 2, Nutrition throughout the life cycle, food service systems, Pendulum Court, and then French Civ 2, social dance 3, hepe, and hopefully university orchestra. It kinda seems like a lot of classes, but its only 15.5 credits. That's what I just keep telling myself. I'm looking forward to all these classes though. I think they'll all be pretty interesting.