Monday, January 17, 2011

Snow days and long weekends.

A snowstorm blew over Rhode Island last week and we are still enjoying the white blanket that lays over the ground, except for the snow/ice still covering parts of the sidewalk that I walk on. Last week we had a roommate meeting with the GRA (graduate resident assistant) about the issue of switching rooms for half of the year. Long story short, Rae and I originally had the master suite and the other two had the "B" room. The other two wanted to have the master for half of the year and it was a bit of a battle until we surrendered and moved. Luckily we had our snow day the next day so we were able to just make the switch Tuesday night and into the early hours of Wednesday. Note: I am not bitter about being in the smaller room. I like the smaller room, I don't see a problem with it or that it is really much smaller than the old room. I would have never asked to switch if I were originally in the smaller room. I have never dealt with someone so unwilling to compromise. That is in the past. We have a peaceful living environment now. The new room is almost like starting with a clean slate.

It must be an old habit I carry from growing up in Oklahoma, but when it snows, I still feel like life stops for a while. It has been really nice to be able to just hang out in the apartment, take leisurely trips up to Thayer St., and take a day trip to Boston. The downside of leisure is that it costs money usually. After dinner on Thayer, we were able to just spontaneously walk into the Avon Theater and watch a movie. We watched 'The Kings Speech" really great movie, I highly recommend it. I know. It sounds like a date. Moving on. Saturday we went to Boston and hung out at Harvard Square for the day. We spent the day hunting for the perfect place to eat lunch and window shopping.

Rae has taken it upon herself to help me meet my "Asian American Ivy League" husband. Now, I am perfectly content not having a significant other at the moment, but ideally I am looking for some who looks like this. He would ideally speak English very well and had parents who made him go to Chinese school so he would be able to speak, read, and write Mandarin Chinese. He must be a strong Christian that does not believe in instrumental worship. Preferably pursuing a  career path in mathematics, engineering, finance, or computer programming. He needs to be emotionally stable and very mature. He cannot appear to have any resentment towards his parents for being really tough on him and expecting nothing less than perfection. If you know anyone that fits the criteria above please tell him about me and how wonderful I am and have him contact me, thanks.

I'm sure I approached this blog with some purpose, but it has obviously lost focus.

Until next time....


Friday, January 14, 2011


I know. It's January, but I have to start deciding what I want to do this summer! It is finally time to start interning. I have waited for this time since before high school. I have been looking at internship opportunities for years now. There are so many jobs that I want, I would love to be able to intern for all of them! Now it is time to actually apply for them, but is it? Rae has been looking/applying for some really awesome internships all over the country ( which I have already seen as well). I don't like the idea of picking up for a very short amount of time and moving across the country for an internship just yet. Is that closed minded of me? I love the idea of graduating first and then upping and moving anywhere, I don't want to live somewhere temporarily and then having to come back to school. That's so much unnecessary moving for an opportunity that will still be there when the time is right.

I have great opportunities lined out for me here in Providence this summer; does that mean I'm selling myself short? I have an apartment here, I have a job that includes housing and meals, and I also have some really internship opportunities that I would really like and I think I would learn the same things as I would moving across the country.

Lots to think about. But for now, I need to focus on some things that are happening NOW. Small but important things like projects for class as well as ad team, UIB, and making steps to making a difference for commuters somehow. More to come once I actually produce some results from those projects on my plate at the moment.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Belated New Years Post

Hello everyone! Sorry I have been M.I.A for a few weeks now, and for being a flaky blogger since September. I could say that I have been crazy busy, but I have not been any busier than normal, if anything, during the break I was not busy at all.  I could take the time to catch up for lost time but I would rather just reflect on 2010 and move forward.

2010 was full of new friends, opportunities, and experiences. I am so thankful that my mom has made so many sacrifices and worked so hard for me to be able to earn my education here at Johnson and Wales and to be able to experience living somewhere completely different from the place I grew up. I am proud of myself for working through the realization of never having to start from scratch and having to make new friends and find my own way and actually creating a whole new life here in Rhode Island. I am sad when I realize that I no longer have much of a life back home in Oklahoma anymore. My purpose for being there is to spend time with family and friends, nothing else. I am excited/terrified of graduating college a full year early. I realized that all of my dreams and ambitions for a career can be achieved with hard work and determination. I also feel so blessed when I remember that my prayers were answered and I did make that lifetime friendship that you're supposed to make in college. I have complete faith that Rae and I will be friends for the rest of our lives regardless of where our individual paths may lead.

As for 2011, I do not wish to be a new person this new year. I am happy with myself. I am not perfect by any means, I have not achieved all of my goals, but I am in the process of achieving everything I have set out to achieve. Some things have progressed further than other and others may not have progressed quite as much. This year, I do want to take some time to slow down and build more relationships with people. It is very easy for me to get caught up in myself and what I need to do and forget to stop and have a conversation with someone every once in a while. My new years resolution is to put myself out there and make more of those "lifetime friendships you make in college". 2011 will also be the year I slow down and let God lead me to where I need to go. For the longest time I thought that that was such a passive way of living life; just sit and wait to be led, but that is not the case at all. God is the ultimate GPS of our life. When we don't listen to him the first time and turn right instead of turning left, he will re-calculate but that just makes the path far more complicated than it needed to be.

All and all, I am very content. I live a healthy productive lifestyle. I have a job that gives me the freedom to come up with new ideas and learn problem solving skills in the process. I have leadership positions that allow me to be a role model to someone else as well as develop organizational skills. I have great professors that care about my success and will do anything to help me have a successful future. I have also accepted that this is probably going to be the only time in my life that I am allowed to be concerned about me and  working on who I am before loving someone else. I am okay with not having a boyfriend. When the time comes, I will be ready. But as for now free and open to anything that comes my way and that is so liberating. I really enjoy blogging and WILL find time to do it more often.

Goodnight and Happy New Year.
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