Where did March go!?

I remember thinking at the end of February that April could get here as fast as it would like..and whatdya know, it’s already April 2nd!

I’m super excited and nervous and anxious for tomorrow, because I’ll be driving nine hours with my family to Edmond, Oklahoma, to visit my home for the next three years of school! I can’t wait to tour the campus, check out dorm-life, and schedule my classes. I can’t wait to meet with my advisor to see what this fall holds and I’m extremely thankful that (with help from articulation guys) every single class I’ve taken at John Wood has transferred to an equivalent class at UCO..J-Dub is awesome!

I know tomorrow will remind me that the upcoming transition is going to be a reality very very soon. Like I said earlier, time is flying and August is only like–100 something days away!

Thanks John Wood for everything you’ve done to prepare me for this next step! I wouldn’t have wanted to start my college experience anywhere else! Once a blazer, always a blazer. I’ll definitely be taking pictures to share with you guys when I come back next week, and maybe even have some tips for other soon-to-be transfer students!

Happy Wednesday! Wish me luck!

ps- Don’t forget to vote outside the bookstore for 2014-2015 SGA officers! Good luck to all the candidates!

Road Trip

Last Friday I went with TRIO (Student Support Services) on a college visit. For those of you that do not know about TRIO, let me tell you what they are about.  TRIO is a free program for students who come from low income families or whose parents have never attended college. Their vision is to help you with your academics during the school year. You get assigned to an advisor which pretty much is like your own counsler. You can talk to them about anything, they help you find services that will help you during your experience at John Wood weather it be finding a tutor, where to transfer to, or even applying for scholarships.

So anyways we went to Southern University of Illinois in Edwardsville (SIUE) and let me tell you is was something. I really enjoyed the campus, mainly because it is so spread out with lots of trees and hills and me being an outdoorsy person that I am the campus fits me perfectly. I’m sure it looks beautiful during the spring, summer, and fall. Some of the neat things on campus is that they have their own cafeteria, arcade/bowling ally, a nice fitness room, Starbucks, and a nice pretzel place. There is also lots of bike trails all other the school, which is awesome since I enjoy biking. Another cool attribute to being a student there is that since Edwardsville is only 25 minutes from St. Louis students often get half price tickets to events like concerts. Now here’s where the trip took a down fall. Our tour, the most important part of the trip was awful! It was only 20 minutes, we only saw three buildings, and our tour guide barely said a word. That really bummed me out because, I was really thinking about transferring to Edwardsville, but now I don’t know now. Luckily I still have some time to figure things out.


GRRR it’s only Wednesday!

Ok I woke up this morning and hit snooze about three times on my alarm clock. I soooo didn’t want to go to class today! This whole week I’ve been such a procrastinator, and I don’t know why! Which we all can relate to the fact that sometimes we all don’t want to do anything! Usually I don’t procrastinate with my homework, but this week I have been. Maybe it’s the fact that I had a week off of school for spring break and my brain secretly doesn’t want to come back yet, or the fact that the weather has been bla. Yeah I’m going to blame it on the weather. Believe it or not there is such a thing called seasonal depression, where a person gets depressed during winter months. Yup learned that fact from my psychology teacher last semester. All well I guess I’ll have to keep calm and carry on……until the night before all my homework is due.  :p

The Swing of Things

The first week back after a break is always the hardest. Even after a week I was getting used to sleeping in and having the entire day to do whatever I felt like doing..wellllll, breaks can’t last forever!

Think of it this way:
FRESHMEN: We’re 1/8 the way through college!
SOPHOMORES: You’re almost 1/2!
Everyone else, you’ve reached some kind of mile-marker too. :)


On top of trying to get back into routines, having such nice weather yesterday made it hard to be inside. A fellow J-Dub student and our friend who was home from ISU went for a walk in Clat Adams Park because we couldn’t stand being cooped up.
Spring break is over, but it finally feels like spring is on its way! Enjoy it!

Spring Break!


Welcome back everyone, hope you all had a great spring break. I know I’m still not ready to come back to school. For my spring break I went to Mesa Arizona to visit my grandparents who have been renting a house down there for winter. It was so nice with the average temperature being 80 degrees. I have a few pictures to show you all. The first one takes place at this national park area. My family and I drove through the dessert and on tones of curvy wrapped around roads that went through all the rock formations. They all looked like mountains to me, but the site was just breath taking. The second picture is of a lemon, yes that is a lemon that my mom picked off a tree down there. Seriously look at the size of that lemon! It looks like it had a tumor or something, but don’t worry we didn’t eat. Frankly it smelt too nasty to eat. Yeah spring break was so nice, relaxing, and warm; I just hope that it starts to warm up around here!