April 22nd, 2016.
Sometimes there's this odd feeling of not updating... not that I have a strong need to share my whole life on social media, but the feeling of not updating is like the feeling of when you don't hang out with a close friend for a long time. You feel me on this?
It's been weeks of constant college work load that I haven't posted in a month. But, there's only two more weeks left! Two weeks is such little time when I feel like there's a MILLION things that need to be done. Then I think to myself about how I spend all that time and how to make better use of that time. I've addressed in a recent video about how stressed I've been the past couple of weeks, but then gave myself advice on how to handle time and stress, especially when there are a lot of things that need to be done. The best way is for myself to get some relax time, but not have a time where I just keep thinking about what I have to do and not do it. It's all about self-motivation.
This self-motivation helps me get more tasks done then if I just sit around contemplating about those tasks. So, can you spot something different with the blog? I created my own domain! I was thinking about this for over a month now, and I really don't know why I didn't create one until now. Also, summer is on it's way so then I will have more time for blog posts and updates. My Style Blog tab really needs updates.
For the time being, I'm still making YouTube videos every Saturday and Sunday so go check those out on my channel! If you have Q&A questions ask them away!
One other thing... I'm going to Vidcon this year! (If you see me there make sure you say, Hi! Only Two more months left!)
Tuesday, March 22nd.
Then, it feels like we are back to reality. I must say that my Spring break still went pretty well despite that I was thinking so much about school work and had to do so much of it. This is the time to get back in the flow of doing more work, which equates to more stress, but it should be something I can handle.
April will be the last month of this semester, so I know I need to push through!
I also got to speak to my advisor about next semester's classes, since I had a switch in major. I'm really happy that I had the talk, it eases some stress that I had previously about fall semester classes. ^^
My Birthday also went great with hanging out with friends and having a bonfire. Probably one of the best ever since I had a good time, a good laugh, and wasn't spending it alone. I will have all of it in a vlog next week! Please subscribe to my YouTube channel if you haven't already ♡
So, how was your Spring break?
Sunday, March 13th.
Thank you school for giving me this week off for Spring break! But, I am not ready to go back to doing so much work since i know that this month and next month will be really busy with school work. So, what I'm trying to do is get a lot of school work done while I'm on break and also have time to relax and have fun.
My week has already started out great with being in a performance with my dance team. It's not any ordinary performance because this one is where i get a chance to see other high schools around my area perform and see the people from my high school again. The performance was great and we all got many cheers. I definitely missed all of them and they were also extremely excited to see me. I have it in a vlog, so I hope to upload that by the end of next week. I will also vlog all week for anything fun I have planned.
Before the performance my team and I went to have I-hop for breakfast, and after the performance we went to eat pho. It just felt like a great bonding moment with lots of laughs and fun. After that, we went thrifting and shopping before going home. Really looking forward to more times like this.
That's all for now, Birthday is on the 18th but nothing planned just yet. So how are you going to spend your Spring break?
Monday, March 7th.
Time is limited, and that is to all of us. Normally, we don't want to sit around for too long and waste time, but we don't want to have the opposite where we overwhelm ourselves so much that we don't have the time to relax.
I'm not a master of time, and as a college student that is what I try to work at. I know that I don't always have the motivation to be active when I have more free time or find free time when I'm overwhelmed.
I'm constantly balancing school, work, YouTube, and all other things. And, I'm not the only one. This is the time when it feels like there isn't enough 'time'. It's not the feeling that it is going to fast, but the feeling that there isn't enough of it.
There really is only one way to manage time well, and that is to schedule. I schedule and try to give myself some time to do the tasks that need to be done. I don't try to over estimate how much I do, and I try to keep motivated to perform those tasks.
I like writing things down with my planner and a pen to help me remember what I need to do. And, I really don't always get everything done because it does get difficult at times when you feel like you are over-working yourself.
Another downside to scheduling is... prioritizing. I often feel like some tasks have the same priority and that makes it difficult to figure out what I want to do first, and of course with my own self-interest I do the easier task first. The second downside about prioritizing is that, there are times where you may make people feel as though they are not as important as your work and studies. I know that some people may understand, but even I will feel a little bad if I was turned down by someone who said that some other task is more important than being with me for at least 15mins. That doesn't mean that I will blame them, but I understand when others may feel like I'm "too busy" for them. The truth is that, I probably am at the time being. Trust me, If I can schedule a time to see a friend in my calendar then I will, and take opportunities when I see them.
Sucks having so many responsibilities, right?
Well, the choice is always mine and I know it. It may not even get easier from here. Time managing is difficult when there is so much to do in such little time. But, it is something to become good at. And I'm working on it, I'm working on that balance of time.
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. ^^
Saturday, January 30th. There are days where I feel inspiration whether it is from people, things, events, objects, or online posts. I think, as humans, we find a way to fit in based on the things that we find appealing and the things we love. Nothing is absolutely original, but having that inspiration is not a bad thing. We are not exactly copying the ways of others, but finding the good out of it to create our own. Yeah.. it still doesn't sound original.
What is my point to this post... well I feel inspired. Everyday is a new inspiration to be a certain way based on those elements that I have listed. Everyday I can be inspired by different things, and it gives me a will to create. Inspiration gives people ideas and even motivation to do certain things. It's really something psychological. Maybe, in another post I can list a few of my own inspirations at the moment. But there are many, and for different reasons!
Don't ever use inspiration as copying exactly what that person, event, and thing is like. It should be a light that turns on in your head to give you a certain kind of feeling, a certain kind of motivation. You will lose yourself once you start, let's say, copying exactly what one person is like, who they are, how they act, and what they look like. Find those inspirations, but always stay true to the self.
So, what is your inspiration?
At times, I'm inspired by those around me who can live a carefree life, and it's something that I am motivated by.
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