Thursday, September 17, 2009

I have been debating about myself if 1. i really work better under pressure or 2. just procrastinate.

Right now I am applying this to school but I also think about when I had those sacrament meeting talks and although I thought about the topic a lot beforehand, it never made its way onto paper (or my computer) very easily. I talked about the topic, ask opinions and end up with a lot of information that I could share with others. But it was usually the day (and night) before that I ended up writing something along the lines of what I ended up saying.

I have been thinking about this because I have a paper to write, spanish verb tenses to memorize (which don't really count because I dont have to write an essay or review on them), a book report, etc. I love my classes, they are so interesting and I come out of them wanting to learn more and explore new ideas and do more with my life. I feel so much more of an appreciation for the opportunities I have been given. Then I remember that I have to still...write the paper, the news review, book report. I think its more of the grading process than the learning process is why we do them. And to help on the tests sometimes.

It does help to have an incentive though! I am going to utah (weekend roadtrip) so I need to get these things done! Math is in a totally different category but I am on top of that one so far.

But really, when I think about school, its more like....
Its a huge stepping stone leading me closer to where I want to be.
To having more choices and opportunities.
It is teaching me about sacrifice.
Also about reevaluating my priorities.
And giving me more contacts.
Opening my eyes about what is going on in the world on different levels (probably because of my major, not because im in rexburg!)

Thursday. Almost Friday! I am leaving right after my last class. I'll be back Sunday!
Mom and Dad are coming to Rexburg next week!
Its a beautiful day!
I'm still looking for a job.
I love the missionaries in my life- right now its my brother Jeff and my daughter (in the mission) Hermana Hernandez. and in about a month...Elder Moreno! <3

Back to memorizing spanish verb tenses. there are only 16...

Friday, September 11, 2009


I started school officially (again) at BYUI yesterday! It is going to be a good semester. and a busy one. so i thought i'd give an update right now and hopefully a few more throughout the semester. I have to say first of all that all my teachers seem really good.
I am taking a math class (algebra) mwf it is my first class of the day at 9am. Math is my least favorite subject but i must bite the bullet because i plan to graduate in 3 semesters and i have 3 math classes to take!
I have my race/ethnicity class mwf i am pretty much zipping out of math to get up to the ricks building right after! My teacher is gone until next wednesday so today we watched a video. All my classes have a ton of reading, this class has an extra reading assignment/book report to do and we have like 5 books to choose from.
Next i have human relationships/leadership class in the same building (thank goodness) because its just 15 after my race/ethnicity class. what i love about my sociology classes are that they are so so interesting! The teacher for this class is amazing in all he has done in his life.
I had a spanish class tth 7:45-8:15 mtwth but then the teacher told me i actually needed to be in a different spanish class so today i started in my spanish lit class (mwf 3:15-4:15- i wanted an earlier class but that is the earliest they had open). I felt right at home in that class! because of all the spanish. I was worried at first that it might be tooo advanced but it is designed for non native speaking returned missionaries! We all went around and introduced ourselves and where we served and that was really neat. And the best part is that i can test out of 3 other spanish classes = 12 credits!
On tth i have another sociology class (social problems) and that seems like it will be an interesting class, we are going to talk about a lot of issues in the world today, a lot of social problems.
so that is my schedule! I jumped right on my math homework today between classes so i have that all done for monday. And i have other homework in my other classes as well...a lot of reading mostly and and few assignments to turn in. when you are back you are back! i have to admit its a little weird still because i was here before and things are different and all that but overall its good. i have seen a few friends from the mission!! that has been so great! also, julianne, shawn and hailey are here and i stayed with them a couple nights when i first got here. then i went back to utah. and then came back here. so i have done a lot of driving, had a ton of fun, started working hard again in my education and am looking for a job!
I also got to spend a few days having a lot of fun with my bf, rolfy (as stace calls him)...we did a ton...we were going to go to idaho right away but we started out spending most of the day in utah :) and went to lagoon, then to imax to see space mysteries, and got icecream and hung out and to temple square for a little while and then left for idaho and stayed at juliannes and i moved in, we went to church, to the park, and drove back to utah and on wednesday i was with some of the hermanas in the branch for most of the day until i went to pick up rolfy from work and then i got a new laptop!!!!! love it- im on it right now! and we went back to his house to eat and then...i had to leave to come back to idaho because school was going to start the next day! so anyways, we went all over and he drove to idaho the first time and back (he is the best!) because after driving from cali to utah i really wanted a lil break from driving so much!
so even though i didnt think i'd be back here to go to school here i am, and there are pros about being here, including the temple that is super close. i live in hillcrest townhouses and i am on the east side of campus.