Monthly Archives: October 2010

Day 4

Day 4: The five places you want to go most

1. Italy. Yes, I have already been there, however I didn’t spend enough time there, and I didn’t see as much as I would like to, an example being I didn’t get to Venice. I would like to visit more of the smaller cities in Italy, even if it’s popular small, as Assisi was my favorite city and Florence was my second favorite.

2. Spain. I don’t know why, but I’ve always wanted to go to Spain. It just seems like a beautiful country that I would like to see before I die.

3. Germany. I would like to see where my ancestors hailed from. I also would like to try German beer and wine. I don’t know, Germany would just be cool, especially with the history.

4. Ireland. I love the accent…I feel that’s reason enough…

5. Australia. When I was younger, one of my best friends was from Australia, and I’ve wanted to go ever since.

Day 3

Day 3: A picture of somewhere you’ve been

Czech Republic

I spent three weeks in the Czech Republic for my Cross Cultural at SAU

I went to the Czech Republic in May 2008 with my school. I got to go with several friends and made several while there (and also grew closer to those I already had). It was a fun time and I enjoy looking back at pictures often. I can’t think of much else to say, lol.

Day 2

Day 2: A habit you wish you didn’t have

I am an epic procrastinator. In undergrad, I could have a five page paper due the next day and not begin it till midnight. I just can’t stand doing things before the last minute. Sadly, this is a habit that has become terrible in grad school. Between November 8 and November 19 I have five major assignments due. Because of this, there is a lot that I need to get done this week ahead of time. However, my focus is completely off, because I have very little to do this weekend, and in my mind that means I don’t have to do much of anything. It’s incredibly frustrating and something I am trying to work on…like by going and reading now…

15 Day Challenge

I’m terrible at keeping up with this blog, mainly because I’ve been insanely busy and stressed. However, I recently had a conversation with an old friend about ways to calm down and was reminded of how much writing helped me in high school. Now, this isn’t to say I’ll write in this daily, as some of my writing outlets will be fiction pieces and reviewing movies on my new blog with my sister (http://firestonesonfilm.blogspot.com/), but I am hoping to use this more often than once a month. So, to begin the habit, I decided to accept the 15 day challenge I saw on a friend’s blog recently. And so, without further ado:

Day One: A recent picture of yourself and 15 interesting facts about you

Not the best, but I'm in the School of Social Work building and would look silly trying to take a picture right now...

1. I have my BSW from Spring Arbor University and am currently pursuing my MSW at the University of Michigan.

2. I am a Christian.

3. I am an INFJ on the Myers-Briggs. If you really want to get to know me without ever having a conversation with me, you can look up the personality profile of an INFJ. It’s almost creepy how accurate it is.

4. I am an introvert that loves people, so many in the past have believed me to be an extrovert. However, at the end of a day with people, I desperately need to read a book or watch a movie or just do something by myself to recharge.

5. I’m kind of obsessed with movies. I have no real favorite genre, as I like anything that is done well.

6. I will read anything written by C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, Jeffrey Eugenides, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allen Poe. Once again, while it’s a variety of genres, they are freaking brilliant authors that I adore.

7. I wanted to be a writer from the age of 2 until I was 16. At 16, I began to look into helping professions and decided social work was where I belonged. I still write and it’s on my bucket list to get something published.

8. Typically I only speak when I believe what I say will add to the conversation. Many people see me as quiet or shy in this sense, but I see no point in speaking just for the purpose of talking.

9. If I’m walking with my ipod, I’m walking in beat to whatever I’m listening to, and not on purpose. Because I realized this in undergrad, I’ve begun to make sure that I listen to faster songs when I’m running late to class and slower songs when I need to take a stroll and think.

10. My two favorite classes in high school were English and Math. This is an odd combination, but I liked a subject where every question had only one correct answer, and I loved a subject where analysis was important. Also, my mother is very much a literary person and my father is very much a math/stats person.

11. I work best when I have a loose plan. For example, I have just mapped out my homework for the next week, but instead of stating specific dates and times, everything is in a specific order to get done. So, once I’m done with this blog, I’ll begin what is at the beginning of the list and work my way through it till class. Whatever isn’t done will continue to tomorrow.

12. I choose my friends very purposely. I need people that I can have intelligent conversations with and will make me laugh. So far, I have had outstanding results in the friends I have chosen with these things in mind.

13. I’m currently listening to Death Cab for Cutie’s Something About Airplanes. Not sure if that’s interesting, but it is a fact.

14. Since Halloween is almost coming up, I’ll say that a major pet peeve of mine is when people skip over Thanksgiving. It seems like a lot of people celebrate Halloween and then put up Christmas lights, listen to Christmas music, watch Christmas movies. I refuse to do anything Christmasy until after Thanksgiving, even though it’s my favorite holiday.

15. The specific thing I miss most about undergrad is the late night craziness. I loved doing random things at 2 am, on or off campus, and that’s just not the same when living at home and attending grad school.