Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Final Blog Post

This past quarter I have been writing a blog for my English class. My blog described my life as a college student. Blogging is an experience that everyone can relate to in a certain way. Everybody feels different about this and that’s okay everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Blogging brings up a lot of political views, like is this the right information they are putting up, do they really know how to blog, ect. Blogging is great for commuting to one another. It helps people stay in touch with distant family and lets them know how their life is going.

I feel very good about blogging. I think it is a great way to keep in touch and it helps others express their feelings. This way they don’t have to express their feelings face to face if they are uncomfortable they can write a blog and get the same point across.

The purpose of blogging is to stay in touch with distance family, to express yourself in a way that you can’t in person, to relive stress about talking about it. Blogging is like keeping a diary except the whole world can see it. Many people have a hard time expressing themselves and sometimes are very shy. By blogging you can be someone else you can express yourself in ways people never thought you would.

Everyone reads blogs. I don’t think that just a certain group reads them everyone does. They are very interesting and you may find that you can relate to one another by reading there blog. The blog that I was writing for class was about being a college student and of course everyone in my class could relate to that because they were all college students also. Two other people were also writing about this and every week it was so easy for me to relate with them because I was going through the same exact thing. They might be blogging about the same thing you are or something similar that you can relate to because you find yourself going through the same thing. We also read them because we find them very interesting. We all learn something from reading blogs whether it maybe about something or someone, were still learning about them.

Blogs affect our culture in many ways. Many people are expressing their feelings through blogging instead of the old fashion way face to face. It changes the way people live. We meet many different people through blogging which we might be able to relate with in several ways. It has also changed are ideals also because we know we can just get on the computer and blog, then we are not worried about getting shut down or rejected because it’s not as bad as it would be in person. We express ourselves a lot more in ways that we wouldn’t if we were talking to a person.

Blogging has changed our lives in many ways we are now able to show our ideas and what we believe in and not be judged if you are doing this through a blog people may not know who you are so how can you judge if you don’t know the person behind the computer. It makes people feel better about themselves, they can say what they want and let us know what they are going through by not even letting us know who they are. I think that a lot of people can relate to each other through blogging and I think that it is a great thing.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Last week we had a guest blogger who wrote on are wall about are blog in their prespective. Having someone else write my blog didn’t really have an effect on me. My blog is about being a college student so of course any other college student could relate to my blog, because they are going through the same exact things that I am.

But also on the other hand writing a blog post for someone else I didn’t feel very comfortable about because some people write about more private experiences in life that I can’t necessarily relate to, im sure the reader felt the same way.

I think that everyone will have a different intake on this experience because everybody’s blogs are about something different. Some are more private then others and people feel different about their blog some people are more open and others don’t like the fact that somebody else is writing their blog.

By doing this blog we all got to know each other a little better and we got to see each other’s view on other people’s blogs. I didn’t mind doing this. I think that it was fun and different.

This is my last point for the year, so I hope that you guys enjoyed reading my post.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Guest Blogging Experiment.”

Wow, can you say what a relief, my classes are scheduled and a week closer to spring break. This pass week couldn’t have went by fast enough and now that I have my new schedule figured out, it’s a load off my shoulders. With all that in the dust, time too start making plans for spring break! Well, I still have time but no plans yet, Bob’s will probably make them for me. Until then, exams are right around the corner. Last quarter had me worried but winter quarter wasn't too bad. All my classes came easy to me, except Derek’s, but I’m not worried. That’s about it for my last week and I can’t wait till tis Saturday! I have a date with this guy I’ve been friends with for two years!!! He finally asked me out (guess the flirting finally paid off). That sums it up!


Friday, February 27, 2009

It’s almost march and I can’t believe it. This quarter has flown by and I feel like I don’t even know where it went. At least spring break is only a couple weeks away, but you know what that means. Finals are only a couple weeks away. Since finals are coming up that means I won’t be able to think about spring break for a while. So until then I guess I’ll study.

Its time to schedule classes also. I’m getting excited to schedule because that means its spring quarter and it’s almost summer, but I’m also starting to stress because I have no idea what classes I want to take. Stressing out can sometimes make the situation a lot harder but as I look at the classes that are offered and look at the ones that go good with my major it will be a lot easier to schedule and take a lot of the stress off.
Scheduling is only a week away so after that is all over with and finals are done with, then it will be time for spring break and the stress will be gone
Needless to say things are looking up and it looks like I’m going to end the year off right and bring the summer in on a good note.

Friday, February 20, 2009

This week I am going to be responding to one of my classmate’s blogs. The blog was about the top 3 things that make a relationship successful. The top three things that were mentioned were trust, forget the past, and sense of humor. I think that all of these things are very important in a relationship and that you need these to make a good relationship.

These were very good points to bring up. Trust is a very good thing to have it shows that both or you are committed to one another and care for each other. Forgetting the past is a big thing in a relationship. If you can’t forget the past then it’s going to be hard for you to have a relationship. By forgetting the past you are showing your partner that you are ready to move on and that you are ready to make a commitment with them.

Having a sense of humor shows that you are fun to be around and that you love having a good time. Its always good to have a sense of humor but then again you should know when it’s time to have fun and time to be serious. Everyone needs a partner with a sense of humor.

I think that this blog shows some very good points in a relationship and I agree with all of these points and I think that everyone should take these in consideration when they want to have a good relationship

I know that this blog is off topic but it had some very good points in it. Next week I’ll be back to talking about college life.

Friday, February 13, 2009

So it’s more than half way through the quarter, it has flown by in my opinion. I haven’t really found myself being stressed out about school lately. I’ve actually been having a lot of fun, which isn’t really hard for me to do. Don’t get me wrong school is always my first priority.
Even though school hasn’t been very stressful I feel like my life has. Since the New Year not one thing has went right. I’ve been having so many car troubles and many other things that seem to break my bank account; needless to say all I’ve been doing is working. I don’t mind working but when I know that it’s going to something that I have to pay then I don’t like it as much.
Of course everything happens for a reason so maybe this is year just isn’t my year, things will get better eventually, the past couple of days things have been starting to look up. But of course right when things get good something else will go wrong because that’s how it always works.
Being a college student I’ve realized that going to school and keeping good grades isn’t the only stressful thing. Life in general starts to become stressful. This is the real world and just like my parents have always told me since I was a little girl try and have as much fun as you can as a kid because when you grow up that’s when reality hits.

I think it’s safe to say that this is reality, this is the real world!

Friday, February 6, 2009

September 24, 2008, a day I’ll never forget.

I rolled over and hit snooze to my alarm clock blaring Britney Spears and fell back to sleep. Next thing I know my dad is standing over top of me with a confused look on his face “Brittney today is the big day, it’s your first day of college and you’re going to be late if you don’t wake up” jumping out of bed as if I just had a bad dream I ran down the hall and jumped in the shower.

This is where it all began; the morning of September 24, 2008 was a day that I will never forget. It was a beautiful day the sun was shining and it was so warm, and I was ready to go lay by the pool. All my friends were gone off to college and on this day that’s exactly where I was going.

It was my first day of college and I had been stressing out about this day for the past two weeks and was ready to quit before I even started. I had so many mixed emotions and so many unanswered questions. Snapping at my parents if they even mentioned the word college for the past two weeks, “This is real”; I thought to myself I was really going a student at OSU-Newark.

I live about an hour away from Newark, so I made sure that I left my house in plenty of time to be on time to my classes the first day, I hate being late and I wasn’t going to start off the year being late. After the long drive I finally arrived and had about a half hour to spare. It was a good thing I left early, the parking lot was crazy I didn’t think I was ever going to find somewhere to park. Finally about 10 minutes later I found the last parking spot in the whole parking lot it seemed like.

Because the campus was so beautiful I decided to take a tour, students’ everywhere finding their way to class.It was also very small which I liked a lot. This was much better than I expected. When I got to my class the first day, I sat down and waited for the teacher to get there. I was very nervous, therefore I didn’t know what to expect. This wasn’t like high school after all.

My teacher was so nice, and all the kids in my class seemed so cool. After my first class was over I realized it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going be and I actually thought I might be able to stick it out for the next 10 weeks. I met up with one of my friends from high school who was also going to Newark I wanted to see how her day was going and if she liked it so far. We had so much to talk about and not enough time. She seemed like she was having a great day and I was to, things were starting to look up. I started to get excited for my next class and wasn’t as nervous anymore. I ended up loving my last two classes, I even made new friends. I couldn’t wait to get home and tell my parents how my day went. On my long drive home I kept taking in everything that had went on that day.

I still had many mixed emotions but I wouldn’t say that I was scared anymore; they were more of happy emotions. I realized that this was reality there wasn’t any more time to play around waste time. I knew that I was going to have to study more and pay attention and actually go to class. This wasn’t high school and I wasn’t being babysat. When I got home my parents couldn’t wait to hear how my day went. I told them how my classes were, that I was meeting new friends, how much I liked it. They were so excited to see I wasn’t as stressed as I had been and that I was beginning to realize that it wasn’t what I had made it look to be.

After my first quarter I now understand that college is hard and it’s not going to get any easier. I love college and all the new friends that I’m making, but I don’t like to study and to do all the homework, that’s just not me. That doesn’t mean that I don’t do it, because I do and I know that after all the stress I go through and when I think I ready to give up, everything will get better. This is only my first year as a college student I can’t give up because its hard or I don’t like it because I don’t know that I haven’t been through the hardest parts yet. Achieve your goals and follow your dreams, make them reality. Show everyone that doesn’t think that you can do it that you can, and that you’re going to.