Welcome back Hawks,
I hope everyone is having a great semester so far. I’m sure not having the best time right now. This semester has been nonstop. I can hardly breathe. I don’t think that I have ever been this stressed in my entire college career. Every semester has its downfalls and my final college semester has a ton of challenges. Usually I get the hang if a semester after about a week, but I have yet to get in the swing of this one. Every day is a new hurdle that needs to be overcome, and sometimes I end up running into them.
I have not done a weekly favorite this semester and I would like to bring the snippet back. I’m really into Celebrity Big Brother right now. I have been obsessed with the show since it first aired. It is amazing to see all the drama and challenges the players have to overcome. I am currently rooting for Omarosa Manigault to win, because she is great at causing beef with the other contestants.
One of my main fears after graduation is being vulnerable to the world. All my life I’ve been sheltered, so it is going to be rather difficult to leave the nest. I plan on moving out shortly after graduation, and it’s honestly one of my biggest fears. I feel as if I’m going to miss my mom’s homemade meals, the free cable and free Wi-Fi! Like all good things in life, one must be able to adjust.
Well that’s it for this week Hawks! Mid-Terms are right around the corner! Be sure to study up. If you guys need any study tips/college tips be sure to check out some of my previous blogs. Hope you all have a great week!
Whew, what a productive week. Just two more weeks and spring break is here. You have no idea how excited I am to do absolutely nothing! It’s going to be so great. As we all know, midterms are coming up and I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I am mentally prepared to handle this again. I’m hesitant to visit the Counseling Services Center because I’m not one to talk about my feelings. But I know they will be willing to listen even if I’m just stressed out about school. I really need to make an appointment to use the biofeedback machine they have. My mind has been everywhere lately, and it’s starting to affect my school work.
Science classes have not been my strong suit since my freshman year of high school, and I get so frustrated when I don’t understand what is happening in astronomy. I received a 68 on my first exam, and it really brought down my confidence. Technically, I didn’t fail, but in my mind I did. I just have to study harder next time. I’m not sure if there is any tutoring for astronomy, but I really hope there is. It’s an interesting subject, I just need to put forth more effort and maybe form a study group.
I’ve been so stressed lately, I haven’t put much effort into applying my makeup or wearing jeans. This past week, I stayed at school for more than five hours each day, and I would constantly have negative thoughts on my mind. This isn’t like me, and I really don’t like being a “negative Nancy.” I was totally overwhelmed, and I only had myself to blame. I decided to put my life into perspective and started counting off my blessings. I walked along the Nature Trail and zoned everything out. I set my phone on silent, listened to meditation music, sat down and started taking the deepest breaths I could. It will all be worth it in the long run, Bianca. I have a great support system at UHCL, and I know it’s up to me to ask for help. I should really make an appointment with our school’s chiropractor so I can relieve my body’s stress. Woo sahh.
Events happening @ UHCL:
- Texas State Teacher’s Association Bake Sale on March 3 from 11 – 4 p.m. in the SSCB
- From Wonder Woman to Ms. Thor: Feminism in Comic Books on March 3 at 3 p.m. in the Garden Room
- My Life Sucks Workshop Series: Calming the Crisis on March 4 at 5:30 p.m. in the Counseling Services Office 3.103
- Campus Recreation: 3 vs. 3 Basketball session on March 5 at 2 p.m. at the Delta Basketball Courts. Must have UHCL ID to participate. Be sure to register online.
- Day of Service on March 7. Time depends on the project you decide to participate in. You must register online!
Stress! Stress! Stress! That is all that has been going through my mind. It’s not a good feeling. My brain has never felt this way before. I never thought that stress could get any worse than before, and man, was I wrong. Every moment I’m awake, thoughts about school are going through my head. Even when I’m sleeping, I dream about professors. Trust me, I love my professors, but I really don’t want to be dreaming about them either. Being lectured during the day is all that I need.
I guess the thought the semester is almost over and my grades aren’t where I know they could be is what stresses me out the most. I don’t want any “C’s” which is the main concern I’m facing. I don’t want to disappoint my family and friends. The main reason I believe college students stress is because of the final grade they receive in a class. But enough about stressing and grades.
This past week I didn’t really go to many school events. If I did I forgot, because I’ve been too stressed to remember anything. The highlight of the week was probably going to the Hawk Guide meetings. They are so engaging. It makes me feel like I’m an important part in having a successful orientation season. I also have to come up with social event for the orientation leaders. This is the hardest part for me. It’s tricky coming up with ideas and hoping that the OLs will enjoy them. This is also stressing me out a bit with the fact that there is a chance that they’ll be bored and hate the social event I plan.
This past week I was thinking about how great UHCL was and how many great people I’ve met through this semester. I wouldn’t have met most of them if it weren’t for Hawk Launch. I know I’ve spoken about this in another blog, but I’m going to go into detail what came out of the experience. The closest friends that I have right now were on my team during the event. Go Team Yellow! If I had never gone to the event or if it didn’t exist, I wouldn’t have been able to meet such great people. They’re part of what makes college fun and I don’t know what I would do without them. Not only has Hawk Launch given me friends, it also gave me the courage get involved at UHCL. Aside from all the stress that I have, this past week was more of a chill week for me. It gave me a chance to reflect on the past and see what I need to do better. It also made me remember that Hawk Launch was a very special school event for me, and I hope other incoming freshmen experience the same things I did. Let’s enjoy these last few weeks at UHCL before the semester ends. Let’s leave with an impact. Go Hawks!