More random thoughts from a college student

I have gone MIA again, but for good reason. Finals.

study times

I am very excited about the progress I have been making in school the last few semesters.

Admittedly this semester I over did it, and I haven’t done as well as I usually do.

Next week I have finals, and I just finished my 15 page paper for my Japanese history class.

I am not looking forward to next semester. It’s all hard stuff.

After this┬ásemester I’ll only have 1o classes to my bachelors.

Also I will hopefully have my Assistant Teacher certificate in Early Childhood Development, I am still wait-listed on one of the classes I need.

I am kind of burned out and looking forward to some time off for winter break.

I am actually very burned out, but if they were offering a class I needed over winter break I would probably take it, because I am a glutton for punishment. And I really want to finish.

I may still pick up an extra class for Spring, but just because I hate myself. And I really want to finish.

Wish me luck, After Wednesday I am done with this Semester!

School is back in session!

School has begun again. My classes thankfully have staggered start dates. So I have a history class that started two weeks ago, last week my childhood education class started and Monday I have another history class starting, and again in October I have another history class starting… At least I think it’s October, could be later this month…

I am going to be a tiny bit overwhelmed this semester. But I hope that I can push through it and keep my grades up. I am mostly an A student with a few exceptions (math).


Also Evey started school last week. She is in a preschool program, going to school two days a week for half days. She loves it. And I love that she loves it. Most kids fuss, or cry at drop off. Evey goes running in, and doesn’t even need to say goodbye to me (sad face). When it’s time to leave she actually fights me a little bit. I had to carry her out kicking and screaming her first day.

Sadly she got cooties her first day and has had sniffles and a low fever, which turned into a raging fever, which ended up being a UTI. So she also missed a day of school because she was home sick.

But after a week of sickness she was excited to go back to school, and I was excited to take her.

And I am excited to go back to school, because learning is fun!

Really, it is, or I would have given up a long time ago.

Now I just need to figure out what I want to do with myself when I graduate.

If I can follow my plan I should graduate in Spring of 2017 with my Bachelors in History.

Depending on how life goes I may go straight to graduate school, if I can figure out what I want to do. Or maybe a second Bachelors.

Who knows. Maybe I’ll be a permanent student.



I’m a little broken

I’ve never broken a bone.


Not even a toe.
(that I know of)

Until now.

I’m in a fitness walking class, and the last couple weeks have gotten intense. The distance has dramatically increased. As have my personal goals. If you follow me on Instagram you know I have been working to increase my distance and speed.

I beat my fastest time! #fastest #runkeeper #crushedit

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I am very sad to say that my goals of finishing my miles for my class, and doing the Camp Pendleton Mud Run next month have been crushed.

I have had some wicked shin pain for a few weeks, Shin Splints I keep telling myself. Stretching helps, but they come back, and last longer, and hurt like a Mo-Fo.

I noticed the pain was really coming from one area, and once all my shin pain had subsided, if I touched, or bumped this one small area, about the size of a pea, it was excruciating. Like reeling back in pain.

I finally got to the doctor and my diagnosis is “probable stress fracture of my tibia” Because I can walk with little to no pain, he wasn’t going to put me through extra appointments and MRI to diagnose because treatment would be the same. But I either have a stress fracture, or I am forming one. So no activity for 2 weeks, then I can try light impact exercise, like cycling or swimming. in 4 weeks I go in to recheck.


And of course now because my hypochondriac ass has a diagnosis, I feel like it starting to hurt constantly, so I must be dying, or the bone is surely getting ready to snap in half.
Which seriously isn’t funny. I had a friend who broke his leg a few years ago, and he spent like WEEKS in the hospital.

So for now I monitor it.
and hope it doesn’t snap in half.

and there goes my hopes of dying an old lady who never broke a bone in her life.

The image attached to this post is not my X-Ray. Mine is somewhere at the Navel Hospital.