Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Finally reached the end of the term...

Nothing personal towards the Professor or the class, of course. This term has been really difficult for me, not because of the course work or anything, but life beyond school made it hard for me this term. I started out the term just after getting evicted from my house, so I had to find a new place to live and figure out how I was going to pay for it. I also started a new job and changed my daughters daycare at the beginning of this term. Then of course, I had to move out of my apartment, live in a motor home for a week, move into a new place, and take on a second job a few nights a week. It has been a really long 10 weeks. I am really upset with myself over my grades this term (of course I know its my own fault). Before this term I have not earned less than an A- (in 6 other classes), so my GPA is going to plummet :( Well, Im just glad that this term is finally finished, now I plan to focus on Christmas and get ready to start my next term with a fresh mind after the start of the year. It was nice having class with all of you, and thank you Professor for everything. Good luck to everyone in the future! :) Hope to see some of you in another class!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Do I plan to continue writing in my blog after this class?

To be honest, no I don't plan to continue posting to my blog after finishing this class. If I feel like writing something, I generally write it on paper here at home for me to see and not the whole world. I dont think anyone really cares about the problems I have in life except my close loved ones, so I dont feel that there is any need to post the things that I feel are worthy of writing down on the internet. I write them just to get them off my chest, not so I can gain pity from other people who read them. Writing to me is just a stress release for me. And with working a full time job, a part time job, going to school, and being a full time mom and wife, I have enough things to worry about, I don't have time to write a blog just for fun.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Peer Reviews...

I really enjoy peer reviews, as well as feedback from professors on my writing. First of all, I am not all that confident in my writing abilities, although I have always been good at spelling and punctuation, etc. That is probably my strongest point when writing. I like getting constructive criticism though for a few reasons. One, because I like to hear what views the reader has about my writing. Also, I like to have other perspectives or ideas that maybe I hadn't thought of on my own. I think that having classmates review my paper will help me in the overall final draft process. Good luck to you all, we all have lots of work to do on our papers, keep up the good work though, from what I have seen, the majority of the class is off to an awesome start! I can't believe we are 3 weeks away from being finished with this class.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Things are getting better

Hi everyone, we finally got ourselves moved into our new apartment. Still a bit of work to do as far as putting things away (and still moving a few things), but for the most part we have it all squared away. Also have the internet connected at home again, so I don't have to use other people's wireless connections. My daughter also started a new daycare on Monday, she loves it, and mommy is much happier with it as well! Looks like my life is finally getting itself back on track....let's hope at least :) That's all for now, hope everyone has a great week!! :)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Things are going better for me!

Finally got moved into our new apartment last night so that is a blessing. Will have the internet hooked back up on Friday so I don't have to use someone else's internet connection, so that will help things move more easily. Also got my daughter signed up today for a new daycare since I don't care for the one she is going to now. Still a lot on my plate, but things are falling back into place. I have been so scatter-brained since the end of last term. Thanks again Professor for your help and understanding!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Taking Onllne Classes

I really enjoy taking online classes. I have a 3 year old daughter and a full time job, so knowing that I can complete all of my schoolwork on my own time is a huge relief. I particularly enjoy the flex seminars, because they give you the option of what day and time of day best suits you to attend.
Although doing all of my course work online is nice for adaptimg to my schedule, I learned the hard way starting off this term, that if you procrastinate and let yourself fall behind just a little, it can be damaging to your grade. I had a really rough couple of weeks, starting a new term, starting a new job, and being evicted from my house, on top of my regular duties as a mother and a member of a family. My first 2 weeks of this term I let some things slide because my concentration was lost in everything else that was going on. That said, to be an online student, you have to have a serious sense of self motivation as well as good time management skills.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Hello Professor and class. Here is my introductory blog. I am familiar to what a blog is and it's purpose, but I have never personally written one until now. I am sure some of you have done this before, so if you have any tips or pointers for me, I would be happy to hear them. I want to wish you all the best of luck in this class and all of your remaining educational goals. Let's make this a great term!