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.
So the weather is starting to get warmer..This is a plus! I was getting sick of the snow and driving all the way to Newark in it for school. The past couple of weeks haven’t been too bad, I haven’t been as stressed out as I was the previous quarter. My classes aren’t as hard as last quarter, I find myself slacking off more often because of that.

I find myself wanting to go out and have fun with my friends a lot lately instead of studying like I should, since I had midterm’s last week. Since most of my friends have been coming home a lot lately and since I don’t get to see them as much as I’d like it’s hard to resist the invitation. I knew there would be consequences and I knew that I still had to manage to make it to class on time the next day no matter how tired I was.

Well when I got a sucky grade was when I realized that there was no time for play and I had to get serious. I should of known that there was no way that I could of stayed out late with my friends and then wake up a go take my midterm I didn’t even really study.

It’s hard since my parents don’t really care what I do. But I know that I need to get my priorities straight, I should study always study first before going out.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

snowy week

I never thought this Friday of this week would come. With all of the snow this past week it was really hard for me to commute from Grove City to Newark for school. The weather channel was basically my best friend. I paid close attention to the weather. Although, the bad snowy weather was one of the negative things from the get go that I knew was going to be bad for commuting during winter quarter. Thankfully on Wednesday OSU canceled classes, so I was pumped about not having to drive in this disgusting and dreadful weather.

This week made me realize how lucky the students were that live on Newark campus or near the campus itself. I just had to make sure that I was prepared for the drive. I gave myself plenty of time, leaving about 45 minutes earlier than usual. I also made sure that I had a full tank of gas, since the weather was so bad. Never knowing what could happen. Though I made it to school on time and had no complications! Thanks to the car my parents gave me… commuting is a lot easier. I have a nice Tahoe with four-wheel drive. It makes me feel really safe while driving in the snow.

I realize that winter basically just started, but I am thinking spring! I want spring to come soon so I won’t have to go through all the trouble with commuting in the snowy and icy conditions. But I do believe with having all of the snow, it will make me appreciate the good and bright sunny weather in the spring! So even though it is hard right now commuting back and forth from school, I will just keep being prepared and not let the snow get me down! Thinking spring is the way to go!!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Hey guys! Well it’s the third week of winter quarter and I feel like things get easier and harder every day. I guess I kind of knew what to expect after fall quarter, sometimes I feel that’s not always the case. Going to school is my main priority but I still have to work so I have money to stay in school. Working and going to school isn’t as easy as it may seem. I don’t have a lot of homework to do, but I study a lot so I can maintain good grades. I have 2 jobs so I stay very busy. I’ve actually been enjoying myself a lot this quarter; sometimes I just need time to myself with no one there to bug me.

My classes don’t seem as hard as last quarter which is good, because after this there just going to continue to get more difficult. I still haven’t figured out how to balance going out with my friends and studying yet. I don’t think I ever will!! But hopefully soon I do. I hate studying and I’ve never liked to do it. Now that I don’t have my parents there to tell me what to do it. I seem to make the wrong choices every once in a while. But hey they say you learn from your mistakes and I think I learn a little bit every time I make the wrong decision.

These are going to be some of the best years of my life, and I’m going to figure out a way to make them the best. Not only by going out and having fun with my friends but by studying and working hard at the things that I want most in life, and making my dreams come true.

I’ve had a very busy week so this is all I’m going to write for now.. See you next week!

Friday, January 16, 2009

As of today being a college student isn’t so bad. It’s now a new quarter and its time to start fresh, and leave all the stress from last quarter behind me. Most of my classes this quarter aren’t too bad, and besides being broke life’s not to bad either. All my friends went back to school also so now I’m not as distracted to go out with them instead of doing my homework or studying, which is good. Sometimes its hard to do the right thing when you have no one there to tell you what to do, I still live at home but my parents pretty much let me do what I want. They don’t get on me about doing my homework because I’m a adult now I need to make my own choices.

It’s not so bad having to make my own choices I learn a lot about myself, and I have really grown up a lot since I’ve started college. In high school I would of chose going out with my friends without even thinking about if I had homework, or needed to study. Last quarter I struggled a little just trying to get use to everything and adjusting to the college life. I think I have a handle on things now, and I like I’m going to make it through, even though there were times when I thought I was never going to be able to do that.

I’ve met some new friends at Newark, which also makes my life a little easier. I’m from Grove City which is about an hour away so I don’t know anyone. I also commute which makes it harder to meet new people because I’m only at school for classes then I go home. Making new friends have helped me get to know Newark a lot more and have taught me some things about college that I should know, this makes my life a lot easier.

This is all I have to say about my life as a college student and my struggles that I encounter every day. So ill will let you know a little more next week!

Friday, January 9, 2009

I'm writing this blog to tell you about my experience as a college student. I started attending the Ohio State university in the fall of 2008.where I planed on majoring in nursing. I just graduated from high school and was very scared and not so sure about the whole college thing but excited at the same time.i knew that I wasn’t ready to go to a big college so I decided to go to the Newark branch which was a lot smaller and I knew I could get the help I needed easier. As I started college I couldn’t be more excited. It was something new so of course I couldn’t wait. My first week went well even though I was very stressed and was ready to quit.

I'm not a quitter and I knew I wasn’t going to give up. Throughout high school I loved hanging out with my friends and going out and having a good time. I never really took school so seriously when I was in high school but, once I came to OSU I decided that I couldn’t just do what I had to to get by I knew that I had to buckle down and get my priorities straight.

My first quarter wasn’t what I expected at all it wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be but, I knew that I still had to study and make sure I met the deadlines that were giving to me. College takes up a lot of my time. I know that I can reach my goal by being a student at OSU if I take everything one step at a time.