Shana tova. Alright I’m a bit late here, rosh hashanna was last week, and the new school year began three weeks ago. But still, it feels like a new year. So I took a lazy summer. I didn’t really accomplish much other than sleeping,cooking, paying bills and harassing Jordan. Now it’s back to school and it feels like a new year. It’s crazy that its my senior year and yet school-wise It feels like this is one of my most lax semesters. The biggest thing this semester (school-wise at least, I don’t count driving lessons or my GRE’s/ graduate school applications as “school” ) is my advanced honors project, which is in the work. My group is approved to meet, I’m approved to conduct human research and I tentatively have three credits on my transcript for the first semesters worth of the group. I’m still waiting for my proposal to be approved by the honors council, but i’m confident that it will, even if it takes some time. I’m really excited for my group to begin. I have my first weeks activities already planned out along with a few friends who have already agreed to join. I have fliers up in the health center, and my own posters in the works which I plan to put up over the weekend. My project is to see the results of incorporating expressive arts into a support group setting. It should be fun, and then after running the group and collecting data, next semester I will compose a thesis paper explaining my process and results The other big things I’m working on this semester all have to do with Senate. I am hoping to increase relations between my campus and a local arts gallery downtown as well as organizing a showcase for Music, Theater and arts students I’m going to try to blog more often, Its nice to have a space to put my thoughts down.
I want meatloaf.
Ive wanted it for days and i’ve had leftover turkeyburger patties in my freezer. So i decided to go for it. I modified this recipe (http://taste-for-adventure.tablespoon.com/2011/09/12/mini-meatloaves/) substituting everything for half size, changing the onion soup to onion powder and breadcrumbs to cornmeal. And now i get to anxiously sit. and wait. My life is awesome. As i procrastinate from doing my hw.
This summer im trying to better myself both physically and mentally. Nothing too crazy, mind you ( i refuse to go weight watchers, mostly out of protest to my mother and laziness to count numbers) but seriously…baby steps. heres the list of what im working on! Encouragement is always appreciated. (and sometimes necessary)
- trying to make my posture better ( i can hear my voice teacher saying ears on shoulders in my head lol)
- Working out (in some capacity) once a day. (mostly bike riding and home exercises… jordans convinced hes gonna get me to do a push up before the summers over lol)
- Eat healthier! less crap! (mostly attempting to only have 1-2 sodas a day, and less sugary stuff, im thinking of allowing myself 2 big treats a week)
- Meditate once a day ( mostly to counter-balance the stress of the gre’s lol) I started smiling mind (http://smilingmind.com.au/ ) (( Australian accent ftw)
- actually test my blood sugar at least 3 times a day. (its harder than you think to kick a bad habbit >.< )
- And lastly actually wear my clothing. ( i like feeling pretty! Plus i bought all this clothing, i might as well wear it lol)
Will any of this work? Will I stick with it? Stay tuned to find out!
To do list:
Write advanced honors proposal
Online Psychology class homework
Gre diagnostic test
Study for gre
rinse and repeat…
oy vey =/
An old style pearl necklace from the 40′s
more collar necklaces
an old style shorts bikini
a flapper dress
an 80s mod dress
a 70′s frindge dress
another snake ring
This is a wonderful spoken word video that laura just forwarded to me. A few months back I went to an odk event eggs over issues, where we discussed the pros and cons of our current education system. I think this video is a fantastic argument about the higher ed system.
You tube video description:
As the cyclical and seemingly never ending debate about education rages on, the topic – somewhat ironically, often poses more questions than it provides answers.
But what is the value of mainstream schooling? Why is it that some of the most high profile and successful figures within the Western world openly admit to never having completed any form of higher learning?
Paying homage to Jefferson Bethke’s “Why I Hate Religion but Love Jesus”, a piece that received 22 million views in the space of a week, I address a number of these issues in my offering “Why I Hate School, but Love Education”.
With scores of school leavers wanting to further their education with no guarantee of their dream job at the end of it, we should ask ourselves whether qualifications still hold the same value now as they did in previous years?
Does success in the school system correlate to success in life? Or is the school system simply geared towards fact retention and regurgitation?
What is true education?
“If you are a dreamer, come in
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er. a pray-er, a magic bean buyer…
If you’re a pretender, come sit by the fire
For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.
— “Invitation” by Shel Silverstein
I came across this poem again while randomly searching blogs. It made me think back to first grade when I had to memorize this for class. I really love Shel Silverstein. One day when I have kids this will be one of those bedtime story books.