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Zoning Already

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     I can almost hear the bells jingling for us to run out of our classes, throwing books, papers, and other paraphernalia up into the air because Spring break is coming!  Oh wait, we still have one more week of that last test or paper that every professor wants to squeeze in.  While I like taking classes, I do find myself on brain overload.  The one week down time to let every thought and equation run out of your ears and onto the sand is welcomed.  The sand I’m referring to will be at the beach, where I’ll hopefully get rid of my pallid hue that makes me look like a northerner.  So let’s plug in for one more jolt through this week.  No getting lazy now.  Then we can all come back on the 15th with blank slates.  I mean, with fresh minds.

The Two Week Swing

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I think I’m finally starting to get into the swing of school. There was a kid in my class the other day who informed our teacher that he was now mentally there (after two weeks). That got me thinking. I had been doing my homework and blogging, but I wasn’t getting the ideas I was hoping for. My heart and mind took a little while to catch up to one another.

I also had another shiny revelation today: exercise really does help you focus! Usually I just feel more centered with myself after exercising. Then there I was today, sitting on my leopard printed couch, firing through my Spanish flash cards. To clear up any questions, the couch is covered with a leopard print comforter…and it is not mine. Either way, my memory was working overtime with ease, and it was swell.

That brings me to my Blerd (Blog Word…I added the e just for grammatical spite). That word is Focus. You all know what focus means, but I found it interesting that Webster’s Dictionary said it was “the point where rays of light, heat, etc. come together…” Meaning, the light in your brain coincides with the heat you’re producing from that cardio session.

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Time management…

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is, and I’ve realized I need to learn how to improve my time management skills a little bit. The semester is dwindling away, as I continue working full time while applying and preparing to transfer to USF. TIME has become a precious thing for me; not to be taken for granted or wasted. Several things are helping me stay balanced: prioritizing, making lists, using my planner, organizing, setting personal deadlines and goals, as well as staying aware of deadlines.

HELPFUL TIP!! Take advantage of “stolen” time by studying on your lunch break, or anywhere you have waiting time.

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in a little fun time with family and friends so you don’t become burnt out and out of touch. I think we all struggle with this from time to time (no pun intended) so don’t be too hard on yourself. Just take a step back to reevaluate things if needed.

Don’t ever forget why you’re doing what you’re doing, and that all of your hard work will pay off. Nothing worth having comes easy.

Final Papers

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Oh the restless feeling of finishing those final papers, projects, tests, etc. The stress in my mind has finally eased a little. I just turned in the last essay I have to write for this semester. All that’s left is a single

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final next week. And there’s also that pleasure in knowing I worked hard to earn my grades.
I have to say this was the best semester I had, yet. Of course, each semester seems to get better, the more interesting classes that I can take, dealing with my actual major. I learned this semester that I am capable of writing more than just poetry and schmoozy blogs ;) However, my mind is warped out and I plan only to write the least thoughtful of items for a little while.�
For the more interesting aspects ahead: summer! My plans include taking a summer class, finishing up at work, giving birth to my new babygirl and probably not much else besides keeping cool. So have a wonderful summer, Floridians, I always counted it a blessing that I could go to the beach if I have nothing else to do.

Where did this semester go?

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The end of the semester has come upon us again. This past couples of weeks have been crazy and the next couple of weeks will probably be even crazier. At the end of each semester I feel like I have senioritis all over again. I find myself just wanting to coast through towards the end and I just feel burnt out and worn out. I constantly have to remind myself to just hang in there and keep applying myself because it’s almost over! This time of year is when I also find it the hardest to keep my work/play balance in check because sometimes I would rather do anything and everything instead of what I need to do. The other night I conveniently got in a cleaning mood and started cleaning my bathroom from top to bottom… granted the bathroom needed to be cleaned… but I actually enjoyed doing it because it distracted me from doing homework. That’s when I really know I’m in danger because if I’d rather clean the bathroom then of course I would also rather just hang out with friends, etc. I know we all have times like this but again just remember we are almost done with the semester and it is only going to cause us more stress and problems if we slack off in these last couple of weeks.

I am sad to see this semester go. I can honestly say it has been one of the best semesters yet. I have learned and grown more as a person than I ever thought possible in such a short amount of time. I can contribute that mostly to volunteering at a couple of places this semester, deciding to change my major and for once actually being able to do really well in math. All of these things have made me feel better about myself as a person and gain confidence in different areas. I hope others have also had a great semester and I wish you all luck in the last couple of weeks, finishing up assignments and studying for exams. 

Technology

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     Is technology taking over your life?!?
     I know my sister enjoys the use of a GPS in her car, I use a calculator for advanced math (and sometimes less advanced math) and I tend to feel lost without my cell phone.  Technology and gadgets can be useful.  Taking your laptop to class for notes or using it between classes for homework is very effective.  More effective than signing in to the ARC and leaning over the keyboard and desk to view the screen (yes I find this annoying).  But do you rely on your GPS so much that reading a map seems illogical anymore?  Are you losing other skills, like driving, in order to text friends?
    I find that there is a technology balance.  A little teeter-totter that leads to cyborg on one side and hermit on the other.  I’ve teetered more than tottered, though.  Sometimes I find myself texting at the store and not getting my shopping done.  So instead of hanging out in the cyborg seat, hop into the middle for a more interesting thrill of face to face conversation and listening to the whole lecture your teacher is giving you.

Slowing Down

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The end of each semester seems to build and build with busy. Days and weeks fly by so quick that it almost feels like a troll is running around plucking hours from your day. Then today I woke up and it was raining. I mean pouring rain so that those puddles form in the yard and the sky doesn’t light up with the sun. That’s the kind of day that requires you to slow down.�
We’ve had a few rainy days recently. The cloudy, cool, relaxing rain that lulls everyone into a stupor. What do you do on a rainy day that you can’t (or won’t) on a sunny day? Spring clean? Perhaps you have more time to read a book or sleep? But sometimes you can’t enjoy the slowdown of a rainy day. I think the nicest thing about a rainy day is that even if you still have the same things to do, everyone seems to be a little more

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I feel that weather (pun intended) it’s rainy or not, every now and then we need to slow down and recalculate. Reconfigure our lives to make sure we are doing the things we mean to do.

Carpe Diem

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We all know that rare feeling of accomplishment; that feeling of completeness, triumph and anticipation for the time ahead. When you have time to sleep all day, work as much as you want and even gain a few pounds. I am talking of course about spring break, it is just too bad it only lasts a week.

While most people use spring break as a means to stay in town and work or relax, I use

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Through the school work and studying, most of us forget to live life to the fullest. Your college years only come once in your life, therefore, you must use it efficiently. Once you have a professional career it will be much harder to obtain leisure time. Things to do during spring break include [but not limited to]: skydiving, new foods, IMAX movies, road trips, college visits, new restaurants, resorts, get in contact with old friends, internships and new foods. Just remember to “seize the day” as it is translated from the Latin term “Carpe Diem”, because as Mae West once said “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

The Erik Method

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Dear [soon-to-be] College Student,

I am sitting on the couch watching Fresh Prince of Bell-Air episodes for the 137th time, when suddenly I remember that I have homework due. As I drag myself with excitement for this imminent task, I have a brilliant idea:

“Why don’t I just do my homework during the commercials? Therefore I do not have to choose between television and my homework.” I thought.The plan worked so flawlessly (I’ll tap myself on the back), that I decided to name it. So I called it “The Erik Method”.

Studies show that for every hour that a student spends in the classroom, they should be reviewing three hours at home. These are the habits of highly-successful college students. Even just a glance at the notes you took at school will help… anything to simply refresh your memory with the information that you have written down. Now every time commercials come on TV, I’m not so discouraged because I can be efficient and do homework while all the silly advertisements are muted.

There is, however, a drawback to the “Erik Method”. You should not try this form of efficient time-management for studying for exams. This is due to the fact that studying requires intense retention of the materials which will be very difficult to accomplish in 3 minute intervals of time (between commercials). Other than that, doing

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Your friend,

Erik J. Arroyo

Two Birds

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Perhaps the biggest mistake I have made during my stay at MCC is not having a plan. As most of us do, I started attending MCC with plans to earn my Associates. Once I accomplished this, I would transfer to a four year university and life would be great… I soon learned that I was wrong.

All I was concerned with was meeting the requirements for my degree at MCC; being completely oblivious to the fact that the university that I planned to transfer to also had its own set of prerequisite classes. Due to my lack of planning skills I now have to

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Each college will have a set of classes they want you to take so that you can transfer into their program. My suggestion is this: take those classes

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