BECAUSE WE SHOULD TRAVEL SOMETIME :)
Sooo I was thinking my entire life over, and I discovered just how much I really want to travel. I figured that if I moved out, I’d be spending all my money on rent; and if I wanted to travel often, I’d be paying rent for a place that I barely slept in! It will suck not having a place to myself for the next 2.5 years, but I think all the money I’d be spending on traveling (instead of rent) will be worthwhile in the end. USA, Canada, and South America sound like some good places to start my travels. I’m still debating if I should travel the US before or after I turn 21, just to fully experience each city. Canada/South America/Europe should be fully accessible for 19-20 year olds. I don’t want to miss a chance of visiting famous/historical pubs/bars around the globe! haha
Also, this company called Vector Marketing (Cutco Knives) sounds extremely promising. Yes, I’d be a knives salesman. BUT 2 close friends who joined Vector have been pretty successful, and I feel like the job reqs are right up my alley. Any job that allows me to travel more and spend less hours enslaved at work, sounds like the job for me right now. OG has really been tying me down since I rarely get weekends off. The money is good but it’s worthless to me if I can’t use it to travel.
The new skatepark was delayed until late March, however I feel like it will definitely be open by April. It’s already skate-able! A few friends and I have been talking directly to an ex-pro skateboarder, Jordan Richter, about opening a youth group for kids in fremont. Pretty much a Fremont Skate-Camp at Lake Elizabeth. Jordan is really into the idea and considers it a foundation for future cities; lucky for us, he doesn’t know too much about business so he’s literally putting me and my friends in charge. Jordan has tons of connections with pro skateboard companies, magazines, and can even get us custom boards for the skate camp! Currently I’m a volunteer instructor, but if these skate-lessons really take off, it can really be the start of something big.
Too many options on my plate at the moment; hopefully everything will work out well. I’m just trying to find time for it all!
BTW, Pinterest is AWESOME. You can’t really blog with it, but I do suggest you check it out if you’re in need of some motivation or to simply be further immersed in your interests!
Firstly, your car accident is pretty scary to read about. You came out very lucky in a situation like that. I hope your MRI goes as well as it can. I can’t say much more until I hear about your results..you’re really scaring me, Rosie!
On a lighter but dull note, I can’t believe the wilderness class was worth dropping. That leaves me with no hope for future students, who would otherwise need a class like that to interest them. Hopefully that’s just your teacher.
hurray for burning it down; it’s good therapy! I wouldn’t say it “turns my brain off” but it does help sort out problems and whatnot, not to mention feeling sort of like a mini-vacation. Also, you should write things down when you are stoned, so you can remember all your crazy ideas. It makes all the difference!
I did end up going 2.5 weeks on my tolerance break; and it was totally worth it. Currently I just vape at night to go to bed.
I have Geography 7:30-11:15am and Business Calculus 6:45-9:30pm on M/W, which really is the toughest part of my week. Olive garden and my online business law class take up all my spare time. I’m trying for the 4.0 but Calc is kickin my ass down to a B pretty hard haha.
I took the bike out of storage! Harris is letting me keep it at his house. I’ve been riding it to school and it has been dope. lol. and riding doesn’t separate you from the problems; it just helps you put it all into perspective! Freedom is addicting.
I was thinking of selling my fixie in order to buy a mountain bike or a road bike. If you can ride a 56cm frame, it should be gravyyy.
On the relationship note, I found myself an adventure buddy! She loves photography, travel, and anything outdoors. Our parents are both active around Fremont and knew of each other even before we met, so it was kind of crazy how quick this all happened.
This year has started out to be pretty crazy for me; I’m just trying to find time to live. The next 6months of my life will be extremely pivotal, and I think it has already started! Paying off the car, plus tons of traveling is the goal. Anyways, I need to get to bed, more on college, marketing, and skateboards when I have extra free time! Too much has been planned in my near future.
gosh where do I start?
Well for one, I dropped that wilderness class. It was bullshit because lectures were so boring and I never went to class. So no grand canyon or anything but it’s OK.
I have been smoking wayyyyyy too much lately. Lol. I think I was high for the whole weekend and I really don’t remember much of it. Yesterday I drank a couple shots of saki when I went out to eat with a friend. I think I’m hung over. I have no idea why people drink in the middle of the week lol. I’ll try to refrain from that from now on. But hey, it was really good with all that sushi. Plus my friend made my name in graffiti and it looks sick. I definitely need to show you it.
Hmm what else…. oh I’ve actually been having a really hard time at school lately. My depression is kicking me in the ass and it’s been sucking. I’m always so frustrated and agitated. It sucks. I wish I could just turn my brain off sometimes. But you’re right about headphones solving everything. Nujabes helps take me away from my crazy thoughts thankfully. ( you should listen to him) Sigh and it’s been taking a toll on my relationship with the guy I was seeing. Now we’re on a break and I’ve been trying to stay single but for some reason guys are popping out of no where…. I wish I had a motorcycle so that I could just get away. But isn’t that running away from my problems? lol.
Oh and I got in a car accident the other day. My life has been hell. I almost had a head on collision with the car in the opposite lane because I blacked out. Thankfully nothing happened because the other guy was smart enough to quickly turn away. He crashed into the curb and his bumper got fucked up but it was fine. Stupid migraines. My sister is making me get an MRI to get it all checked it out but to be honest I’m pretty scared what I’m going to find. I really hope life has been going a lot better for you!
Anyways, yes! We are getting 4.0’s! We have to! Plus isn’t this your last semester at Ohlone? Did you hear back from the other school yet? I’m pretty excited for you.
Well let’s see what else has been on my mind….oh! I really want a fixed gear bike but I know absolutely nothing about bicycles!!!!!! HELP MEEE! lol.
Hope to hear from you soon!
and its been kicking my ass! but I’ll get better :P
1 week in and I’ve found myself less sluggish with a lot more free time on my hands. My new headphones have been making it so easy to stay occupied lol
Don’t let those classes get behind ya! Aren’t we both supposed to be earning 4.0’s this term? lol
I aced my Intro to Computers class last semester, and indeed enjoyed it; especially since it was online. You’ll know how to build your own computer soon enough
Psychological Stats sounds like a class where you’ll learn some interesting facts, so feel free to share!
Your environmental class still sounds too good to be true. I still haven’t been to Joshua Tree or the Grand Canyon, so ya better go to both and tell me how awesome it is!
Winter break has been pretty chill, although work hours are starting to get to me since the OG knows I’m on break. Hopefully my schedule will ease up once they work around my classes. I see myself going to Tahoe another 1-2 times before spring term, I just hope I still have time to go up once the homework starts flooding in.
I’m glad your brownie worked! edibles are extremely convenient when they work as planned lol. Speaking of which, I had 3 brownies Friday night that worked way too well. I ended up going to sleep for 10 hours, then woke up to decide that I’d start my tolerance break this week. I’m currently 1 day in. I’ve drastically cut back as of late, but I had still been vaping each night before bed. This week, I break my binge!
Wow, you know, I’ve never heard of Sunshine before…but yeah, I’ll give it a whirl
Anyways, I’m back in school, exhausted as hell already. I’m already behind in readings and stuff when it’s only been three days of school. I have no idea how that happened.
My classes are pretty chill. I’m taking taking
1. Intro to Computing
I have no idea what the teacher is saying and I really wish I was more tech savy. I think you would enjoy the class. Anyways, I’ve had the professor before and she’s great. Very quirky and weird at the same time, but never a dull day.
2. Psychological Statistics
Just a stats class. I like the teacher though because she cuts to the chase and lecture always ends early lol
3. Writing/History Class
Blehhhh. Same old, same old.
4. Environmental Class
SO. MANY. OUTINGS. There’s one for every weekend! And our only homework is a nature journal….it’s insane. The professor is a super introvert who likes to avoid the world as much as possible but he’s still a friendly guy. There’s two big camping trips: Joshua Tree Park and the Grand Canyon. It sounds pretty exciting. It’s that the teacher makes me sleepy sometimes. lol
Hope you’re break is going smoothly. Oh and thanks again for the brownies. Saved my life. I almost died on that bus ride. I am wayyyyy to claustrophobic. Only ate half and I was good. I still have the other half left….tried to trick my friend into eating it but it didn’t work….lol
Oh well…I’m off to bed. I’ll post a movie list….you have no idea how much a movie nut I am lol
I have work 12-4:30ish, but I’m free after that. down to hang. can I interest you in food? sushi or panera maybe? I can call you after I get off work, if you’re free then.
Down to hang out on Friday??????????
I really want to give you the gifts from Burma before I have to head back to San Diego :)
Oh and I might buy from you as well :)
It’s going to be an interesting day lol
Yeah, thanks for giving me a heads up on the program. I’ll definitely have to go to a San Diego ROTC office to check it out and find out the details for myself. But that part about not being able to go to Mexico is so strange! And the part about your cousin having such a beck-and-call kind of job kinda sucks.
Life decisions suck. I never thought that making these choices were so hard. I mean having my parents, it’s always been on them and my family, but this….this is just crazy to me. Absurd and exciting at the same time. We’re getting so old! Soon, you’ll be moved out of your parents place and on to new and better things! You’ll even have you’re own place! I hope I won’t be forced to come over and help clean you’re place up again lol.
By the way, I don’t remember if I responded to you telling me you were going to come down to San Diego, but yeah, you’re more than welcome to :) I really want you to catch onto that college vibe and freedom.
Hope you’re Christmas went well! Get anything cool or new? And what did you end up getting your mom anyways?
Being around people you aren’t very close with is extremely tiring. I find it’s always tough finding the perfect mix between being polite and being yourself. I also feel that conversation becomes more complicated and less rewarding when in those situations. As a marketing major, I intend to overcome all obstacles of this manner asap because it will probably be a big part of my career haha.
As for this mystery man, I hope he’s keeping you happy; as cheesy it sounds I actually do believe the world runs on happiness. [and I can elaborate on that, but that’s for another time] lol. “Your” dog sounds like a huge plus! I’m jealous of how much you can take her everywhere. Getting a dog seems to be another reason for me to choose Sac state, which I’ll visit by the end of winter break.
I’ll probably text you on Wednesday to confirm Thurs/Fri.
Now I have to go to work, blahhh.
I hope your relaxation has gone as well as planned! haha. Merry Christmas!
I decided to separate this last part because I ended up typing a lot more than expected, but I guess I should’ve saw that coming.
In my opinion, there are various ways to do almost everything in life. Whatever the path may be, I believe that making thoughtful decisions along the way can really help increase the overall benefit of one’s experience. Honestly, if medical school was free, I think you’d have no mental conflict in enrolling. I feel your conflict is based more on which path you’ll choose, as opposed to which goal.
If you choose not to join the military, you’ll have the freedom to do whatever you want to do in your spare time when you’re not studying/working for school. Which I assume is how you’re currently living. We both know medical school is expensive, but it’s there for a reason; and I’m sure you’ll profit only a few years after graduation. Waiting for that to actually happen sounds like the hardest part in my opinion. Although I’m playing the waiting game myself, aiming for a marketing degree.
If you choose to join, you receive all the wonderful benefits of money/school/career/travel opportunity; but [depending on how many years you expect to be in the service] you’ll have to abide by their guidelines and be restricted of certain freedoms.
Sadly, everyone I know who joined was mislead in random ways and each person was affected differently. My cousin was promised constant work and money [away from home], although he now sits at home the majority of the year; only to be sent across the US at a phone-calls notice, not knowing when he’ll actually return. Trace joined trying to get a steady job and stay away from college [he said his brain isn’t wired for “studying”], now he’s stuck in military training school and only returned to Fremont for a total of 2 weeks within the last 9 months. Also, you are not allowed to go to Mexico once you join the service. I couldn’t believe my cousin when he told me about how many people of Mexican-descent at boot camp burst into tears when they heard this news. All of them had no idea that they wouldn’t be able to visit their families again [unless their families decide to visit the US], but regardless of the news they ALL still completed boot camp. They continue to support the military, however I truly hope it’s due to honesty and not simply exposure. I just don’t want you to get into something you’re not prepared for. I know you’re smart so I can only hope you ask every thoughtful question that comes to mind before you decide to join.
Both paths have their pros and cons, but I know you’ll take full advantage of either situation, regardless of which you choose.
I realize that it’s tiring to be around people. Having to be polite, greet them and welcome them…Tiring. I don’t know why I let my parents throw me a birthday party. But hey, at least I got some cash out of it and the house is pristine. (Hasn’t been in a couple of months)
I think you’re right about the whole planning thing. But the bad thing is that I get really confused by realizing I have more options than I first was aware of.
Example: Med School
I’ve actually been about 70% to 80% sure about going…but then I realized my downfall————finances. I could always get loans and whatnot but that’s so painful because when I’m finally done with school, I’ll be using all my earnings to pay for my loans….The loophole? ROTC or NROTC. Not sure which yet. But it’s definitely an idea because they would be paying for med school entirely. I would get a discount on housing, training, something on my resume, a monthly stipend and a guaranteed job after it all. The only problem is the commitment. Yeah…. the C word….one of my greatest fears in life. So who knows….I don’t even know if I want to spend that much time in school. I’m worried about missing out on my youth and being able to travel and all that while I’m young…blehhhh I hate making decisions for myself….
Anyways sorry about all that venting…but yeah, I can imagine you at Sac because it’s semester system and it’s a change of scenery: something I think you’ve been dying for. But that’s just my idea. Have you gone and visited yet? That would help your decision too and I heard the snow is amazing :)
I actually might go on a camping/road trip before I go back to school. Probably San Diego County. Oh I forgot to tell you that I’ve been “talking” to someone…whatever the hell that means. Then again I am the one who told him I’m not ready nor do I want a serious relationship at the moment. I really don’t want to be that girl whose life revolves around her boyfriend or some boring shit like that. But yeah, we’re really good friends and sometimes I forget that we have something more than that going on, so it’s nice. He has a puppy which is now partially mine because I registered her as my service dog :) Best thing ever. I can bring her to class, the library and on the school shuttle with me. AND no one can give me shit for it. Although, I’ve gotten into some occasional conflicts. I’ll post a pic of her, she’s really gorgeous. A little devil some days but she really does mean well. German shepherd mix, now about 5 months old. Orphan saved from Mexico by a random, cool surfer chick.
I’ll have to let you know which day later because my sister is coming back on Wednesday and I might have to go hang out with my cousins and stuff. So yeah.
Ridiculously long post, but hope you have an awesome Christmas :)
2014 is only a year away! I feel that planning long-term goals makes short-term decisions much easier. Also, the more time I spend deciding/planning, the more I know what I really want. I usually try to plan as much in advance as possible, but currently I’m at a standstill until I decide between CSUEB or CSUS. On that note, Sac goes by semesters and East Bay goes by quarters. hmm.
I’m just trying to get as much money for my gti as possible. I miss having the ability to sleep in my car like I did with the van lol. Hopefully my future Subaru will push me towards camping/backpacking more often.
I’ve never really had a problem with verizon’s minutes/data plan, and you know how much I
[hate to] use my phone. 2GB a month for data works pretty well. Up to you though, the only real reason to get Verizon is if you want/need service everywhere/anywhere. Btw, most droids have Corning Gorilla Glass. There is no substitute!
Thursday and Friday both work, it just depends if you’d like to hang out before 3pm or after 5pm? I say we eattt either way lol
Borrowing my camera is chill for a few days. I’ll talk to ya about lenses/flash when I see ya?
and I’ve only heard of Battlestar Galactica from The Office. haha but I’ll definitely give it a try if you liked it.
Time to go to eat dinner w/Trace and the guys! We haven’t seen him in monthsss
Yeah, I think I’ve been going crazy planning and “researching” since I’ve finished finals. Think I’m going overboard, planning 2014? lol
And congrats on the 3.75! Yeah, I think the quarter system is something way different from semester. I can’t even imagine have 6 months of the same material. But I think you’ll do fine when you transfer or at least I hope… For some reason I can imagine you getting distracted by the change in scenery.
A Subaru sounds awesome. So wait, what’s going to happen to your volks? Or are you just going to sell it?
And yes, first world problems suck. Lol. I’m actually now considering switching to virgin mobile or sprint because Verizon is whack with that shared data plan. I just would really like GPS and nice camera phone lol. And I think I’m scared of droids because they sound like they might come to life and start to attack us and take over Earth. Just a theory….lol
Your schedule looks really easy especially since I have no schedule lol. How does Thursday or Friday sound to you?
By the way, do you think I could borrow your camera over the weekend? I want to take some family photos and if you don’t trust me, I totally understand lol. That thing is like your baby of course.
Side note #2 Have you seen Battlestar Galactica? It’s a pretty epic show. Pretty mind fucking actually.
Your environmental wilderness class sounds like the most enjoyable class in existence. Seriously. Also, New Zealand sound like a hell of an adventure. I don’t know much about the island, but I do know there are breathtaking landscapes! and kiwis. ha. I hope you takes tons of photos and fully experience wherever you end up studying abroad; but I probably don’t have to tell you that.
Congrats on the 3.6 though! I can’t imagine the UC workload. I hope my gpa continues to stay strong when I transfer. I just found out I got a B in the class I was waiting to hear from, so 3.75 is now my current ”high-score”. lol woot.
Yes, I still work at OG and I’ve been saving everything. After I buy my Subaru I’ll be deciding whether to save up for rent, or to save up for land. Gonna be a tough choice but I’ll figure it out soon enough.
As for your iPhone, I don’t know of any loopholes to get you the phone sooner for cheap. I’d say wait it out, but then you might be tempted to get the iPhone 6 haha. First world problems, eh?
Speaking of which, I HAVE NO IDEA what to get my mom for xmas. I will spend the next 3 days trying to figure it out. Also, here’s my fairly-random work schedule:
I have been so exhausted after finals lol I was only sleeping two hours a day and barely eating anything. Now I’m just taking it easy. Probably going to start hanging out with people after Christmas so I hope you’re free!
Wow 3 A’s…congrats man! I just found out I got a 3.6 :) I’m pretty happy with myself. I’m hoping to get my B changed to an A- but who knows. It would be amazing to get a 3.9 though. I’m really just looking forward to next quarter because I’m taking this environmental wilderness class and we get to go on hiking and camping trips.
Still working at Olive Garden? I hope you’ve saved up a lot. I’m so desperate to earn some money lol. It sucks being broke. Lol especially since I want a bike and everything. But my mom is throwing me a birthday party so hopefully I’ll get some cash out of that. Then Chinese New Year too :)
Oh dream bike #2
I’ve basically been sleeping and “researching” all break so far. I think I’ve decided to go to New Zealand to study abroad. It’s gorgeous really. So many outdoor activities and the US dollar is worth more surprisingly. Plus Lord of the Rings and Narnia was filmed there so it’s a pretty epic place :)
Last update, I’m suppose to be getting an Iphone 5 for my birthday, but my contract doesn’t end til June. So if I get it now, it would be 600 at full retail value or I could wait and it would be 200. Any suggestions or loop holes? I seriously need GPS because I keep on getting lost and I think it’s time I caught up with our generation in terms of technology lol