Let’s be real: I get distracted easily.
So I’m doing a Mid-Year check up on my New Years Resolutions.
Interesting. I know many people would flip out if Texas A&M switched over to a “+” or “-” grading scale.
But honestly, 88-89 … COME ON !!!!
Are you telling me that I can come to class everyday, sometimes even sit in the front row (BY MYSELF !!!), take notes, read “ahead”, etc. etc. and still ONLY get a 88 ?! WHAT am I doing wrong ?!
Someone please tell me … AND please don’t say it’s attention deficit disorder.
I think I’m semi-over this. It seems like no matter how much I try, I’m just never going to be Ms.All-As.
Hopefully, Ms.I-have-a-super-awesome-resume-and-sometimes-I-am-funny-and-hopefully-my-personality-makes-up-for-my-lack-of-graduating-with-honors … will be just as competitive when job searching?
If I get another 3.8 semester and am 2 points off from a 4.0 … well, I just might try to flip something over.
I’ll secretly never be over this 4.0 thing. It will consume well into my old age. When I’m in my 60s, I’m going to return back to college just to prove I can get back to back semesters of 4.0s.
If not on my death bed, my last words will be “well, I just never got to have that one 4.0 semester …”
2) be healthy
I have not had massive “Sick Fests” like previous semesters. However, my sleeping patterns are still very messed up — which leads to what my roommate likes to describe as “Drowsy Fests”. Although there are less germs floating around, there is still that slight disillusionment and “mental mess” floating around me. Hmm … maybe that’s why I don’t have a 4.0. There’s not enough hours in the day.
3) be nice
I’m trying! I really am! I’m taking everything in and trying to appreciate all the things and people around me.
I have come to terms that no matter what I do though, I will always be deemed as “sassy”. That’s okay. God made me “sassy” for a reason. (more…)
In this economy, everyone is concerned about where they invest their money. Most people aren’t looking for financial instruments with an immediate and drastic return, but something that is safe and has longevity. I am taking numerous accounting and finance courses this semester, but it was outside the classroom that I received some of the best financial advice. Invest in futures. No, I am not talking about commodities, but rather the futures of Texas’s youth. (more…)
As the five of us walked upon the Tad Sae Waterfall, the vista before me looked like something out of a dream. The way that the water rushed over the round edges of the rock made it seem as though the water were halfway to a vapor, flowing mystically a centimeter above the surface. However, water has to get hot to become a vapor, and this water was anything but that! (more…)
The following are our crazy adventures in Austria…enjoy!
This summer I was blessed by being able to take the Marketing Study Abroad Program through Mays Business School. We traveled throughout Europe learning about local cultures, international business and the world we live in. This video blog documents our experience and gives you some insight into the adventures we had, the things we learned, and the relationships we formed.
Before business, clothes, puzzles, pictures or even writing, I started loving books. I remember learning to read with wet hair, sitting in a towel on my mom’s knee before Sunday School one week. I remember the joy and anticipation I felt when my kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Bivens, packed a bag of what must have been 100 paperback stories for me to take home and read in a month’s time. Within days, I’d read each one three times and was dreaming up reasons different characters did or said the things that made me fly through the 15 page masterpieces. And it just kept going from there. (more…)
Sunday afternoon at Northgate is usually quite peaceful when compared to the craziness of Thursday and Friday evenings. A patron can usually sit on a park bench and read the Sunday paper, while the birds chirp softly in the background. This particular Sunday was a little different. Instead of birds, the “Meter Fairy” could be seen flying around protecting students from expired parking meters. Instead of reading newspapers, students were reading multimedia text messages and running in every direction. The once quiet streets of Northgate were now alive and overrun by accounting students. Confused? Welcome to the Go Games. (more…)
Sometimes life is taxing–especially on April 15. It’s easy to focus on old struggles that still produce new setbacks, or even to indulge websites like FML.com with the sort of groaning acceptance that life does, indeed, stink. Sometimes it seems that way, but one of the best ways to get out of a funk is to think positively and serve others. Here are my happy thoughts for today. Tell me about yours.
1. I get my Aggie ring tomorrow.
2. The wildflowers in and around College Station (and across Texas) are out of this world.
3. I am dunking my ring in a pint of Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ice cream on Saturday.
4. I might get to work at YMCA Camp Grady Spruce again this summer.
5. The MSCC Visual Arts Committee held an art show last night that rocked my world.
6. Oranges make delicious breakfasts.
7. I’m finally making my very own t-shirt quilt and re-learning how to sew.
8. I have time to go on a walk around a gorgeous park every morning. It is sublime.
9. I’m wearing unmatching socks, and that makes me feel at least 10 years younger.
10. I have enough true blue, stick-by-me-through-anything friends of all ages to fill my right and left hand, and that is enough.
An interviewer asked me a very simple question this week, but it really made me think about some of the decisions I made coming into college. He knew that I had made good grades in high school, so he asked why I didn’t become an engineer or a doctor. When I chose business my senior year in high school, it was because my family has a lineage of entrepreneurs, so I figured it was expected of me to do the same. Now my answer to this question is completely different. (more…)
Today the M.B. Zale Visionary Merchant Lecture Series honored Bob Loeffler, the chief administrative office at H-E-B. As a M.B. Zale Scholar, I was able to meet him with other Zale scholars in a more intimate setting and learn more about leadership and retailing.
After working in the oil and gas industry, serving in the Navy and obtaining his MBA from Texas A&M University, Mr. Loeffler worked his way up through H-E-B.
Although, Mr. Loeffler worked in an industry that is very different from the industry that I strive to be in, I found a vast amounts of parallels.