“Real Life”

The end is near. For real this time. With graduation a week and some change out life is about to get real. The whole time I’ve been thinking about how ready I am, but now that the date is closer I’m not so sure.

In a sense, the great thing about college is the relative seriousness or lack thereof of it all. Of course I complain about having to come home after class and spend all my time on homework and assignments, but what’s homework and assignments to paying bills and being an adult?

I’ve been privileged enough through my college years to have all my financial obligations paid for by mommy and daddy. But I haven’t learned a thing about paying bills, getting credit cards or anything else that matters in “real life”. And seeing that I’ll be submerged into “real life” in less than two weeks – I have to say it’s a little daunting. God forbid my parents stop paying my phone bill and car note….at least for a while. Otherwise I will be a very sad, lost puppy with no phone and late car note payments.

This transition to adulthood is definitely bittersweet. You go into college with everybody telling you, “Enjoy it. These are going to be the greatest years of your life but it’s going to fly by.” In your head you’re thinking yeah, yeah ok I hear you. I’m just ready to go. But now I find myself like, “Shit. They were right.” College has flown by right before my eyes. It’s been an incredible experience without a doubt, but I’m ready for the next steps and what life has to offer. But I have to say, I will miss that my most serious problems for the past four years has been turning in a late assignment.

Life’s been good.

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Spring Fever.

It’s that time of year. Second semester of senior year. A disease that plagues seniors everywhere is in the air. And to be honest, I can feel the onset of its symptoms. In case you don’t know, let me familiarize you the most common symptom of Senioritis:

A decreased motivation to do anything school related. This could include but is not limited to going to class everyday, completing assignments the night before or a few hours before it’s due, an increased “IDGAF” attitude, and every now and then the heavy rain outside is a good enough reason to not go to class. (But that’s just what I’ve heard).

But who can blame all the seniors across the world? Between spring break and graduation in the same semester, it’s not hard to believe that young college minds everywhere are going into temporary hibernation. Of course graduation is the only cure for senioritis, but until then, the necessary obligations of figuring out what the hell I’m going to do with my life after helps to keep some symptoms at bay.

But with spring break just a week away, I can already feel the slow shift of my brain into cruise mode. Then after that graduation is only 50 something days away! But until then, I guess I’ll put on my big girl panties and muster up the strength to remember my responsibilities and duties and do what I need to do to get the hell up out of here. Hopefully.

Signed,

A sick senior.

(I found this link – glad to see I’m not the only one going through it….#13, 19, and 26 pretty much hit the nail on the head. http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/signs-that-you-might-have-senioritis)

 

 

It’s me, Life.

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This is it. College graduation is upon you! In t-minus two months and 10 days, you are expected to, for the most part, have the rest of your life figured out. It’s time to put all those skills you learned in college to the test. This is when all the really important shit you learned comes into play. You should begin to appreciate all those classes that you thought at one time were pointless. That FYE class you took? That’s the information you’re really going to need to succeed in life. Forget learning how to pay bills or insurance, or buying a house or a car. All that superfluous information only clutters the mind. So when relatives and family friends begin to ask about your post graduation plans and what you want to do with your life, and you finally realize you have no damn clue and lack the basic skills needed to survive as an adult, you may just want to shit your pants a little. And if you haven’t already, you may begin now.  

Oh – how I’ve missed thee!

It seems that I’ve fallen victim to not posting on my blog everyday. I haven’t posted since around Thanksgiving – but with good reason, no doubt. 

1. The two weeks following Thanksgiving lead up to finals week…which was surprisingly stressful this semester and consisted of last minute scrambling and negotiating with idiot professors about last minute grades. Not to mention the stress of possibly losing HOPE right before my last semester of college. It’s not the worst thing that could happen – but when you have parents who care about your grades and how much you push yourself (and who pay your tuition) keeping them happy and quiet is kind of important. But all that to say I earned A’s and B’s this semester (just what I needed to keep my HOPE) and what a relief! A girl really thought she had all C’s! So finals were over at last and I could enjoy the upcoming Christmas break.

2. Now I could have begun to blog after finals week…I definitely didn’t have anything to do besides go to work but I guess outside of the regular ordeal of God sending me other girl’s boyfriend’s to date, I didn’t have much to talk about. This happens on a regular basis and has become an expected component of my dating life unfortunately. So when I found out the guy I had been hanging out with daily for the past two months was actually in love with and had been dating the girl he claimed “was just someone he’s still cool with” since 2008, I was less than surprised. A woman’s intuition is a beautiful thing – and while I expected  the relationship between them was more than what he let on to (thanks to the fact that every time I was around him she was calling, texting or facetiming him) I was not totally distraught over the situation…just a little peeved that so much of my time had been wasted and that I actually kind of liked his lying, cheating ass….and I never like anybody! But hey – shit happens, right? So we’ll charge that one to the game and move on to the next reason why I haven’t been blogging.

3. I received my computer as a gift the summer before I started college. And she’s been good to me we’ve had a good run for the most part – outside of the keys falling out, the slow processor, crappy hard drive (the damn thing dies as soon as you unplug it) and the screen falling apart everything was all good. But all of that just to lead up to – my mom’s family bought me the computer. And it’s the type of situation where we live in two different places – familial relations aren’t as strong as they should be, and being the adults that they are they figured that they hey- it’s probably a good idea to somehow contribute and be a part of our oldest niece’s/granddaughter’s trip to college. So you know they buy the computer – it’s not the worst. but it’s certainly not the best, it’s just enough to get by. But then again I don’t really know the lifetime of laptops but I would think a little more than 4 years (but maybe my mom is really on to something by calling me an ingrate….so if I am please excuse me). Of course I’m happy they bought it, it just turned out to be a piece of shit. But anyway, my screen went out. I plugged in the charger one day and it started smoking and next thing I know – a black screen. The computer itself still works and logs in and everything I just can’t see anything..which is helpful in no way at all. And being that I was the only one in my apartment at the time I was computerless until I returned home for the holidays – which would be a week before Christmas.

4. So I’m finally home for the holidays. It’s pretty much tradition that every time I come home there’s an outage in the area or AT&T’s shitty service causes our router to not work properly AKA no internet access. So this happened (what a surprise) and I was without Internet up until like 2 days ago….so here I am.

But Happy New Year to anybody who sees this! May all your resolutions come to fruition and you see a healthy and happy year. I don’t really do resolutions but I do plan to 1). exercise more (so I can get right and find me a papi in Miami) 2). blog on a more consistent basis and add pictures! 3). get good grades and graduate! 4). and hopefully find a career (the biggie)! I hope to see all of these things accomplished in the New Year…but that’s it for now…until next time!

Dolce Despedida

Throughout most of my life, it’s safe to say I’ve been a dog lover. But not the type to have my screensaver as dogs or wear dog adorned sweatshirts or some other kind of sad, lonely dog ritual. (No offense to any of the dog lovers out there). I’ve watched my fair share of Youtube’s cute puppy videos, but that draws the line.

I’ve been wanting a dog for the longest but because of my schedule, lack of actual dog knowledge, funds and the fact that I can’t bring a dog home to my parent’s house has always deterred me from getting one. But recently, the numbers were in my favor, and a puppy was bestowed upon me – free of charge at that. As a sidenote – I think there are certain times and opportunities in life where the situation is just too good too pass up (this being one of them) and you have to say to hell with rationality and all the reasons why I shouldn’t do this. Which is exactly what I did. She was free – so that got rid of my funds problem. My roommate and neighbor are fairly knowledgeable about dogs – check. And what they didn’t know, I’m sure someone else on the Internet had encountered the same problem and some other lovely, educated individual would be able to solve all our puppy problems. And the dog would be staying with me at my apartment at school – so that got rid of my other problem. There was really no way I could say no. So from there me and my roommates took in this tiny labrador/pitbull mix puppy who would we come to call, Dolce.

My roommate, Jessica and I, came to find that having a puppy was essentially the equivalent of having a child, if not more. Dolce became our personal vacuum cleaner, cable chewer and corner pooper. Wall trims, shoes, the living room table, pillows, paper, shoes…there was nothing she didn’t get into. But eating panties probably had to be her favorite. What possessed that dog to eat over 10 pairs of panties and other why-the-hell-would-you-eat-that-you-stupid-dog items, I’ll never know.

But outside of her annoying chewing antics, Dolce was a smart, feisty, lovable and hilarious to say the least, Her stubbornness was that of a child and her paw swiping and talking back only added to her attitude. But Jess and I loved her nonetheless.

We only had Dolce for a month and a half maybe..and its crazy how quick an attachment can develop. Being that Thanksgiving break was quickly approaching and my aforementioned problems were now problems again – I had to find something to do with Dolce. Jess couldn’t take her home. A shelter was definitely out of the question. So I had to give her away..she’s in good hands of course and now she has other puppy friends that she lives with which is comforting. But I miss my baby. So so much and she’s only been gone for a day. Absence certainly makes the heart grow fonder.

But nothing tragic happened in this post – Dolce is alive and well. I just wanted to say a final despedida to my sweet Dolce.

The Beginning

So, here we are. A blog. My blog. My blog that I was supposed to start approximately three months ago on my birthday. I’m a tad late – but better late than never, right? Thanks to business plan proposals and pitches, writing investigative pieces and creating video packages (college life), the idea of starting a blog has been somewhat daunting. But here we are…a blog with a name (finally….all thanks to Morgan!) and an idea. I initially intended that this blog be started on my 21st birthday, marking a milestone both in life and the beginning of this blogging journey but it will just have to start today, November 24, 2013 at 8:51 p.m.

A blog about my life…fashion..food..friends..life. Simply, a blog that captures the essence of the journey into the “real” world and womanhood.