Sunday, February 28th.
Watch my Q&A if you haven't already. Maybe you will learn a thing or two about me^^ I love being closer to everyone. Sorry I couldn't get to all the questions, so let's save those for the next Q&A! Thank you all for watching!
Have a wonderful day!
Monday, February 22nd
I always say this, but I really am thankful to those around me that can always make me happy. And I never said I wasn't happy, I'm less stressed when I have people I can surround myself with. I am currently happy with life and everything is well, but I also get overwhelmed with work. And I'm not the only one balancing multiple things at the same time, because it's difficult for other students also. I'm balancing college, work, YouTube, dance, and other things all at once. Some take up so much time, so much that it feels like I need to schedule a certain time or "open slot" to hangout with old friends.
I've actually always had my blog tab open, but every day I just look at it like it needs an entry and not able to put in an entry because of how much other work I have to do. There are times were I feel like I need a couple of extra hours in the day...
AGAIN I know I'm not the only one that is overwhelmed with work. Sometimes I just set things down and try to find some time for myself and time to relax, because those are the times where I won't feel the sense of stress. I've learned to take things slowly instead of trying to squeeze everything in when I know I won't be able to. With college...I just need to take it slow but keeping my eye on the end goal. I tell myself and others to always push through, but make the process a good one. It's always difficult and every step of life is, but if I can live it as happy and carefree as I can then that's making the best out of the difficulties.
I don't know what tangent I'm going on or what I'm even trying to say for myself. But the point to this is to tell myself and others to stay positive. You are not alone.
Saturday, February 13th.
As some may know already, I'm making a switch. It's definitely not an easy decision to switch majors, but very normal. It still is daunting to think about, and I'm still in the process of switching. So, the average college student switches majors at least twice in their career, and hopefully this is my one and only switch because I don't want to change my mind about my decision. I'm not trying to avoid my major right now, but it is definitely not going to be something I enjoy doing and that is the most important aspect of switching majors.
Right now I'm still declared as a Computer Science Major, as the switch is happening and will only start taking place next semester. I decided to switch from Computer Science to Engineering Management. Trust me, it wasn't a sudden decision. I know some people that want to switch but don't know exactly what to switch to, so I recommend doing research and talking to people.
I was first interested in Engineering Management when the chair of the department gave a talk on it and I was just so interested that I did some research on what Engineering Management was and what kind of careers the degree would lead to. I initially wanted to just minor in Engineering Management until I realized that I really didn't like my Computer Science class at all. Not only was it difficult, but it was something I really didn't enjoy or see myself doing in the future. Of course, classes get difficult and I like challenges, but this was a class that I found no interest in, and programming is key to Computer Science degree. I wanted to move a little bit away from it (of course, I can't avoid programming forever) and just take a look at what I really want to do with my career with the things that I love to do currently. Plus, choosing a major before college was actually a sudden thing for me in which I only had one semester to decide. I was first afraid of the Engineering Management Major because I was afraid that I couldn't be a good leader, wanted to just follow other's footprints, didn't want to manage, etc, etc. But, that's not the main focus. The main focus is the end product. Am I going to be happy? Well... I'm not there yet so I'm not sure, but I know I will enjoy it more than the major I am currently in.
I got to speak with the chair of Engineering Management last Friday, and I'm glad I did. We first talked about my goal in college, who I am as a person, and why I decide to switch. I affirmed that I wanted to, that it wasn't just a sudden decision and he supported me. I thought it would be a very long process, but he even took the time to do all the paperwork. I'm very grateful for that.
At the moment, I'm not quite sure. I will wait for when the time advising for next semester's classes comes. I'm not stressing about this stuff because I know there are great people that can help me. The chair of the department affirmed that I'm not "behind" because this isn't a race. If I follow a plan for all the courses I'm going to take then I will be on track and I WILL graduate. I know that there is probably going to be a course or two extra that I will have to sacrifice part of my summer for, but as long as I get there and the journey goes well, then i'm happy. What will come of this? I'm not sure since I can't predict the future. But, I don't live in the future. I'm living in the "now" and I will try my best to succeed now.
DISCLAIMER: POST MAY BE LONG, AND A LITTLE VAGUE. BUT, JUST WANTED TO SHARE A LITTLE PART OF MY LIFE AND HOW I FEEL. IF YOU THINK THAT THIS POST IS IRRELEVANT AND A LITTLE TOO PERSONAL, YOU DON'T HAVE TO READ IT.
Monday, February 8th. Cheers to the good fortune to come from the year of the monkey! I hope you all had a great Chinese New Year if you celebrated. I want to thank all friends and family for giving me lucky red pockets. I wish you all great fortune! 新年快乐，心想事成，生意兴隆！
I did wear my traditional Qi Pao to school and as I would expect, I got a lot of looks. But, I thought it was something fun to celebrate. I really thought I looked like I was straight from a Shanghai movie, or I was a waitress at a Chinese restaurant. xD But I didn't mind. I would say my day ended well with many New Year wishes ♡
Okay now enjoy the rest of your day, eat hot pot, and get lots of money^^
Friday, February 5th.
Studies have shown that if you smile more, then you are more likely to be happier! I know that sounds a little odd, but it is true! If you catch yourself in a state where you aren't smiling, try to smile because it does lighten up your mood at the end of the day. I'm not saying to go around and pretend that you are happy, but smile a little and you can become happy.
I just get so caught up in college work and the stress from it that sometimes I lose track of myself. When I find myself feeling down and unable to smile, I like to hang around people that can make me smile. Whether it is friends or family, a joke or two will definitely lighten your mood. Some days actually start off bad, but when I see some friends at school, talk to some people, and have some interaction, it really makes me feel better.
Smiling and being happy affects health too. Stress is something that has tons of side effects like bad health, bad skin, etc. etc. When I keep that in mind, that's when I know I need to let go of some stress. Usually I sit down and think, "Is this so important that it's worth stressing over?" or "Is thinking and stressing so much going to solve this problem?" and if the answer is no then I need a breather. Sit down, and relax. Nothing is more important then my well being or your well being. Don't forget that!
School is overwhelming, but I guess we all need to find that balance and take away that stress. Remember what the end goal is and how much what you are stressing over matters. Sometimes we just need a little breather, a little time to relax, a little time to smile. ^^
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