Sunday, September 11, 2011

A temporary post.

So I have been absolutely dying to update my blog but it seems like I barely have any time for even myself ever since I've started at FIU. BUT, I'll update my blog as soon as I can (Maybe sunday?) with the following topics

1) My Punta Cana Experience
2) First few weeks of college (Oh this is going to be a good one...)

Keep yourselves posted!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The plan, the aspired goal, & everything in between by the girl behind it all.

I think it's important for everyone to have some kind of goal or aspiration in life. There are so many things I want to do in life but if I committed to each and everyone of them, I would be in college forever. So I have come up with my final conclusion to date about what I want to major (and minor!). I've decided that I want to major in Industrial/Organizational psychology; which is basically psychology and business put together. (I thought this through, it's also a major leap in avoiding all the UGLY calculus and very high-up-there math courses required for a business major), whilst minoring in Journalism and taking many electives in the industry I'd want to get in to with my degree(s). Theyre selective but broad majors that are almost a mix of everything I had in mind; Business, Psychology, and Journalism- All of which I can use in almost ANY industry! That's the beauty of it! I did my research one night and it was like a light bulb went off in my head. I also want to start my own sponsored blog(s), probably a fashion blog as well as a philosophy or life blog. It's a good thing that its very easy to get sponsored blogs nowadays thanks to Googles input. So, here is the verdict. After completing a bachelors degree in I/O Psychology and Journalism at FIU, I will get a Masters in I/O Psych either at FIU or at a college in New York if money/scholarships permit. I'll intern while in gradschool, and get a part-time job (hopefully at starbucks or a high-end retail store) whilst in gradschool. After having a reasonable financial foundation, I will move to New York (hopefully by the time I'm 30), and work with corporations and maybe even make my own I/O Psych business firm, make 70-100k a year, and live happily ever after. The end.

<-- Me in 10 years? BUT OH WAIT, I almost forgot, things almost never go exactly as planned. And I know this from experience! But atleast I have a general idea of the direction I want my life to take, which I think is enough to guide me through my studies, networking and decisions. I dont really plan to have kids till in my 30's, perhaps early 30's; or whenever it is I have a good financial backbone to have little mini-me's. I'm just so thrilled to start living my life already and nobody elses! Although I want to achieve a high level of success in my life, I dont want that to be purely financially.. which is part of the reason why I want to take on journalism. If life was just about money, I'd be a lawyer, because I know I'd be a damn good one. But I really want to try hard throughout my life not to lose touch with the passion in relationships with friends and family (as hard as that may be) and other loved ones. I dont care what anyone says, money does NOT bring happiness, and I know this from experience as well. Yeah, it provides the opportunity to own luxurious things that may make you happy when worn or used, but that's all just temporary and superficial happiness. My family is pretty wealthy, I'll admit I own many things and I've had the financial advantage over many of my peers. But honestly, nothing makes me happier than hanging around at a local coffeeshop with people I love, even if we're doing absolutely nothing. On a different note, I came across this online, and deemed it as pretty good points and thought I'd share it with my readers. Jackson has a point!

21 Suggestions for Success
By H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

1) Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery.
2) Work at something you enjoy and that’s worthy of your time and talent.
3) Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
4) Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
5) Be forgiving of yourself and others.
6) Be generous.
7) Have a grateful heart.
8) Persistence, persistence, persistence.
9) Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary.
10) Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.
11) Commit yourself to constant improvement.
12) Commit yourself to quality.
13)Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power or prestige, but on relationships with people you love and respect.
14) Be loyal.
15) Be honest.
16) Be a self-starter.
17) Be decisive even if it means you’ll sometimes be wrong.
18) Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life.
19) Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did.
20) Take good care of those you love.
21) Don’t do anything that wouldn’t make your Mom proud.

Monday, June 27, 2011

That beautiful thing hanging from your neck.

I don't know what it is about bold jewlery, but I have a growing liking towards it- particularly bold necklaces. Something about the intricate designs, the strong colors, the statement, or simply the innovative art and creativity put into these necklaces are so cool. So I decided in my deep appreciation for not only fashion but art in general, I'd post some of my all time favorite statement necklaces.

Deco Cubism Bugle Bead Necklace ($900)

Horn & Aventurina Necklace ($1,190)

Aiza Necklace ($20,000)

"Hannah on a Boat" Marc by Marc Jacobs necklace ($298)

"Sailing Coral" by Alienina ($141)

Black Crystal Shard Nnecklace by Zelia Horsley ($323)

Jumbo De Luxe by Alvira Sazesh ($170.80)

Reef Pendant w/ Dangles ($51.10)

Red Gypsy Necklace by Arosha ($250)

Monte Carlo Amethyste Necklace by Suzanna Dai ($396)

Yellow Chandelier Necklace ($137)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

A New Beginning

With graduation only a few days away, I've been putting a lot of thought into whats about to unfold. I've come to realize that many people do one of two things as graduation nears- Get excited, or panic. Luckily my semi-rightful mind has been thrilled with excitement. I cant wait to start college, I can't wait to choose my own schedule, I can't wait to go to the library in between classes with a blanket, my laptop and an iced-2pump cinnamon-nonfat-nowhip-whitemocha while I study, or go to yoga classes at the university gym while I wait for my next class to start. I guess what I'm generally getting to is that I'm excited for the freedom of being able to make my own decisions, and not have an Assistant Principle or supervisor or parent make them for me. I always felt high school was like a farm filled with a herd of cattle that are told what to do and how to do it; theres little or no room for innovation or out-of-the-box learning. The conformist mentality of high school was always one of my pet peeves, too. I never understood why people were always trying to be like others. It's like no one bothers to be original, why? Some people take intellectuality as a joke, but those same people will be suffering and asking the smarter individuals for help when college bites them in the ass. Karma is a bitch.
On a lighter note, high school has provided me with many wonderful memories too. I've come to meet an incredible handful of people that have been friends with me through thick and thin, and I'm very appreciative of that. Wonderful memories like the bonding I had with the guys in my old computer engineering academy (we were almost like one big family in that class), or like when I went ice skating with some friends and fell and did an (unintentional and painful) split, or that time I went to the beach at night on a full moon with my friends and my newly acquired boyfriend, the time I beat my teacher at Scrabble, among many more memories are memories I'll never forget. On a different note, it's also time for me to go job hunting. I plan to apply to Starbucks (obviously), as well as many stores at Dadeland. I've never really had a job before, but I'm sure I'll do well. I hope my optimism never fades, but I doubt it will because I've been wanting to go to college since the first day of highschool.

Monday, May 2, 2011

The little things in life...

I think we should appreciate the little things in life sometimes, and not go day by day taking it for granted. Anything as insignificant as a hug does the trick of having a positive effect. Here are some of mine :)

- Chocolate covered pecans
- Espresso
- Random sweet text messages
- Chilled wine
- Hugs
- Eye contact
- When my friends approach me with random tech facts or updates
- Etiquette
- Magazines about innovative photography, art or apparel
- Flowers
- When someone asks "How are you?" and cares
- Laughs
- Dark Chocolate
- When someone holds the door for me :)

Can you think of some minuscule things that you never even realized put a smile on your face?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Quality vs. Quantity

In life, I care about quality, not quantity. I care about the quality of my relationships, not how many people I can get with in a week. I care about how good my food is and how good the quality of my clothes are, not how much of it I can have. I care about the loyalty and nobility in my friends and the value of trust, not a wave of people I barely truly know. I care about the quality of my education and the diminishing of ignorance and oblivion, not about busy work and joke assignments just used to input grades and get me through the grading period. I care about the integrity of my character and being who I want to be, not about seeming cool in front of my friends. And most importantly, I care about the quality of life, not how long I live to be. Just a thought.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Concept of Happiness

This post is pretty simple- I think I can legitimately say I'm overall happy for the first time in about a year. I'm not happy because I won the lottery, or because Im buying 8 Cadillacs and 4 Ferraris. I'm happy because I love my friends, I love my boyfriend, I'm about to graduate highschool and move on to bigger and greater things, and life is moving in a very optimistic route at the moment. I hope my optimism and happiness is able to rub off on some of my friends going through a hard time. I know life can be overwhelming at times but thats why we all have friends and family- not to share a few good times and then forget they even exist- but to be there during the good and the bad. No suffering lasts a life time unless you allow it to. We are as happy as we allow ourselves to be, and some of us don't even realize it.

"Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product." ~Eleanor Roosevelt