Well, I haven't written a blog post in a while and it's because I'm not sure what to say. I mean, by now everyone knows that we graduated and it was really cool to have my family there to celebrate it with us. A lot of people were surprised with how many we had there, but my immediate family is eight people and then adding in a few more and you already have a lot of people. But that was fun.
A lot of people enjoyed the article with the Roanoke Times we did that came out the day before commencement and we even got recognized at our local mall because of it recently. The woman even said that we're '[insert hometown here]'s local celebrities'. Not wanting to have a big ego I tried hard not to laugh at it because if that were the case, I'm sure we've been 'local celebrities' for years even before we graduated high school.
Now all we're doing is starting summer, getting ready for Steph going off to her internship over the summer, Mere going to ODU over the summer and...trying to find a job. That's what's really frustrating to me. I see so many of my peers getting interviews and whatnot and even when I was in college I couldn't get an interview or a internship to save my life. Recently I've done a bunch of phone interviews (mostly because I wasn't home around the time to do a interview where I went in) and have been turned down from basically every job I've applied to. I'm waiting to hear back from some more before I start out again but it's very discouraging and scaring me. Especially considering I don't want to live at home for a long time trying to find something and I don't know if it's me or what that's not getting me hired.
Like I said, I can get to the initial interview portion otherwise they just look at my resume and don't talk to me to see what sort of thing I know about the company or how much interest I have in what the company is about before they tell me 'no'. Thankfully I got the phone number to the HR department of a place I'd really like to work...and have no idea what to say when I call them.
At this point I'm trying not to compare myself to my peers so much but it's really getting daunting and frustrating and I'm practically screaming at the sky 'can at least one person just give me an interview/hire me?!'.
I'm sure everyone's felt that at one point and it's like my Mom, Dad, and brother say, all I have to do is wait for one 'yes' and that's it.
But I've never been a person that was very patient. I guess that's just my energetic personality getting the best of
We had an interview with the Roanoke Times today and it should be coming out the day we graduate. We're used to them at this point but it's still so much fun to talk to
Exam week started today and I think they're really trying to roll out the comfort food in the dining hall because today for the first time all year we got chicken nuggets. And everyone was excited. You know things are stressful when people get excited over chicken nuggets. Anyway, right, first exam was tonight. Mine was easy, took only an hour to do. PROBLEM WAS that it was a loooooong essay I had to handwrite. I can handwrite stories with no problems but as soon as I have to handwrite an exam, my hand cramps up like crazy. And it cramped badly during this exam, but I think I did well. I used up my whole blue book (because I refuse to get more than one) and because I can write pretty small in them so that means I can write more in one.
Take that teachers that say that you can't only write an exam in one blue book!
Anyway, I have one more exam to do in the morning at 9 AM and that's it for me. I'm done with everything and so far one of my grades came in and its an A!!
Woot woot, great start for me.
Happy Mother's Day one and all.
Usually we're not able to spend/celebrate Mother's Day with our Mom because it's too close to exams for us to be able to take the time off and go home. This year it was different because our Dad came home from Afghanistan on Saturday and it was Mother's Day today so we figured why not come home and see both of our parents?
And we did.
It was perfect.
We made a banner for Dad to welcome him back home after six months away, and then on the flipside we made a giant banner for Mom for mother's day as well as a Hallmark card. (We didn't check to see if they made a Hoops and YoYo one...though nothing can beat that laughing cow we got her one year). Unfortunately we had to leave to come back to school so our celebration with Mom was cut short. So I guess we kinda did a double celebration last night.
Well, tomorrow and Tuesday are our last day of classes (tomorrow for Steph and Mere) and then all we have left is exams, senior week, and graduation. So...cross your fingers that we make it.
Well, this being the lats full week of classes I'm not sure what to talk about. I finished my last day of work today, I had all of my big assignments done two weeks before, and now I'm just waiting. I guess.
We have our final performance as the world music ensemble on the front quad tomorrow. I'm really looking forward to that because it's the biggest one that we have and more people come. OK, let's face it, they want the ice cream, but still, a lot of people show up for it and it's always cool to hear the music being played outside rather than inside.
We're going to have a tiny article about us in the Free-Lance Star for graduation. It would have been this really big thing, but we had done the article about our books back in December and it would have been kind of close together if that were the case. Even having a tiny article is cool because it's an opportunity for our story as well as people knowing about our books to get out even further than it had before. Who knows, maybe it'll reach Ellen. *Crosses fingers*.
Otherwise at this point I'm guessing the grades I'm going to end up with. World Music, Bass, Computer, and Adv. Creative Writing I'll get As, I know that for sure. My history class will probably be a B+ and my English class will probably be a B+, so I'm good for the grades I'll ultimately get. I just wish I knew them now. Or that I didn't have two finals, that too.
Loves anything red. Rock music, playing the guitar, drawing, writing, tattoos, and sports are some of my interests and hobbies. I like to laugh, I like to think I'm funny. I talk a lot...just a warning.