And the countdown begins…

https://w2.countingdownto.com/1322630

Or if you’re like me, the countdown really started the first day of this semester.

It’s kind of hard to believe that I graduate from college in less than two months. But I am really excited! I just have a few problems…

  1. I have senioritis bad!

Senioritis is an affliction that students in their last year of high school or college deal with. Common symptoms of this affliction are loss or decline in motivation and performance.

Signs you have senioritis (excuse the language): http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/signs-that-you-might-have-senioritis#.he9lXqq8N

And it seems like the closer it gets to graduation, the worse this condition becomes. The untitled1587courses I am taking require a lot of work. I always have assignments due and others that I should really start working on and on top of that I still have to study. But there never seems to be enough time in the day to get it all done.

I make to do lists. But they never get done. Whatever is left on yesterday’s to do list, is added to today’s to do list. And the cycle continues throughout the week. Sometimes to make myself feel better, I just throw away the list and start over. I still have the same amount to get done but it helps me not to freak out.

I don’t think there is anything that could help or cure my senioritis besides walking across the stage at graduation, but for those of you who are looking for tips to battle your senioritis, maybe these tips and sites will help you:

http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2011/11/18/5-tips-to-battle-college-senioritis

https://www.wetfeet.com/articles/10-ways-to-suppress-college-senioritis

2. Life after graduation

People keep asking me what my plans are post-graduation… And for the past couple of months my response has been the same… I laugh and trying not to cry I tell them, “I’m just trying to make it to graduation.”

untitled15896How do I find the time to plan for my life after graduation? I barely have time to think about that.

http://www.imfirst.org/2014/04/planning-for-post-college-life-and-fighting-senioritis/

http://www.hercampus.com/career/job-advice/5-ways-fight-senioritis-land-job-after-graduation

So, not only are we seniors fighting senioritis – or who have given up on fighting – but at the same time we have to start planning for what we’re going to do after we graduate.

My brain just exploded for the umpteenth time this semester. So much to do, so little time left to do it all.

And the countdown continues… Good luck to all my graduating senior buddies! And may the odds be ever in your favor…

986bd5241162a781e764ae7fa5fe3012P.S. it’s okay to cry and/or scream…

 

 

 

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Canada, not the only option

Since Trump announced that he was running for president, people have been talking about fleeing the country if he is elected. Those statements resurfaced last week.untitled546

As Super Tuesday results began to come in, more and more people searched phrases like: how to move to Canada or move to Canada. Why? Because Trump won most of the Republican primaries and caucuses. And the possibility of him actually becoming presidential became much more of a reality.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/03/02/the-real-winner-of-super-tuesday-is-canada/?tid=hybrid_experimentrandom_1_na

For those who plan on fleeing the Trump administration, where are you going to go? I’ve only heard talk of Canada, but are there other options? I ask because, Canada’s winter temperature falls below freezing in most of Canada. And I am not a fan of cold weather.

In article on the Washington Post, there is a guide to see where you might want to go based upon the reason you want to leave – basically what you dislike most about Trump.

imagesFHFS6FEAFor example, if you prefer your press free and “want to live in a place where no one bullies the press,” then you might want to consider Finland. Finland was at the top of the 2015 World Press Freedom Index. Norway and Denmark where also at the top, according to the website.

 

Other reasons to flee if Trump is elected:

  • You find his coarse behavior obnoxious
  • You don’t want to fight wars
  • You don’t think he’s tough on abortion
  • You trust the federal government more than private industry
  • You like the idea of people being “politically correct” or rather, not offending each other
  • You think he’s a misogynist, and you want a country that appreciates having a woman in charge

Check out the website above if you’re curious to see which places would be best for the following reasons listed.

Have you considered moving if Trump is elected? If so, why? If past elections, very few people have made good on their promise to flee. Will this year be any different?untitled1545

Museum of Broken Relationships

img_4199That’s right, you read it correctly. But before you get your hopes up or down, this is not a post about my failed or broken friendships or relationships.

It’s a real museum! The museum consists of donated mementos and keepsakes that people would normally throw away or stuff in a box after breakups. Now people can actually put those things to good use.

In 2006, the museum began as a traveling exhibition. In 2010, a permanent location was found in Zagreb. It first started in Croatia by two artists three years after their break up.

You can find things from “rings, presents, and clothing items, unusual contributions have included air sickness bags from a long distance relationship, an axe that one boyfriend used to chop up his girlfriend’s furniture after she fell in love with someone else, and a candy thong.”

fc73b7c553293394dfdb8bbd2696bbc2If this sounds intriguing to you. No worries. You don’t have to send your broken relationship mementos all the way to Croatia. (Unless you want to). In May, The Museum of Broken Relationships will open in L.A. (A replica of the Croatia exhibit). They are accepting donations.

According to an article, “It will showcase 70 relics from the Zagreb museum, along with 30 items provided by lovelorn locals.” Next to each item, the place of origin and its significance will be found.

So, if you’re tired of seeing that box under your bed, at the top of your closet, stuffed away in your garage, attic or basement – be a good Samaritan and donated it to the museum.

Why not feel good about yourself for donating and do a little therapy by getting rid of stuff that reminds you of your past friendships or relationships all at the same time?

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