Sunday, October 25, 2009

Not Much to Blog About

That's what my life has been. I haven't had a lot of incredible events that are worth blogging about... Seems like life is getting BORING! But not really! I guess just like everyone else's, it's just plain BUSY.

I've been studying like crazy to get decent grades at school. I'm on my second-to-last semester at BYU-Idaho in the Business Management Program. I was supposed to graduate this December, but I forgot that I had to take a Capstone class, therefore I didn't add it. By the time I found out about that, I was already taking 15 credits so I thought it would be better if I just took it in the Winter Semester and if I devoted myself to it completely. So, contrary to what I wanted, I still get to spend another winter in Rexburg.

I'm excited for my graduation though. It will be good to finally get done with school, at least for a while. I did waste a lot of my time, and now I'm paying for my poor choices when I was younger. I was supposed to be done long ago, but I did slack, and here I am. However, I'm grateful for the path my life took. Maybe I wouldn't have come to BYU-Idaho. My dad told me that if I had remained in Brazil, I would be getting a Master's Degree in London. He never told me that!!! Oh, well. Again, I guess that was the path I was supposed to take :) And I am HAPPY.

On the side, I have been working at the University Bookstore as a Graphic Designer (LOL). I really don't have that much talent, but it is certainly fun to use a little of my creativity to develop some fun ads for the store. I work there an average of 20 hours a week.

I'm also doing some extra stuff... I've been on Acutane for the past couple of months so I have to get my blood drawn every month. Tomorrow morning is the day I get to do it again. I'm also doing meditation with a small group at school because stress has been really hard to manage. It's life, right? And I've been trying to hit the gym every day. I've seen some good results, so I'm excited about that.

The only downside to such a busy life is the fact that I always seem to feel tired. Today I planned on a one-hour nap which turned out to be a 4 hour nap. I wasn't happy about it. But I guess my body was begging me to slow down...

Life with roommates is good, except that only 50% of us actually abide with the Chore Chart. Yes, we have weekly assignments for everyone, but the other half doesn't seem to care about what needs to be done, and that REALLY ticks me off. Even though I am still so busy I find time to do my chores. What about the ones who have a TON of time and yet don't do anything? I just think it's UNFAIR. But I have to deal with it. I've been trying to talk to them, and hopefully things will get better... Otherwise they will see the "B" that lives inside of me :)

I've been trying to go to the Temple at least once a week and have been successful so far. It's been 2 weeks. I noticed that I'm having a better attitude towards all the challenges I have to face during the week, so I recommend it!

I'm hoping to be in Utah this next weekend for Halloween :) It should be fun. But I'm not planning to dress up unless there's a party for me to go, or if my costume can be picked out at D.I. (Designer's International). So we'll see.

But now I better get going. Barbara might be waiting for me so we can gossip and relax a little bit before the weekend is over (how come it goes by so fast?) - Go figure.

If someone still comes here, hope you have a nice week :)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Playing with Digital Scrapbooking...

I'm in class, should be paying attention... :P Here's my class project :)

Some Music for the Weekend

As some of you may know, I am a big fan of Michael Buble. I mean, seriously, he's one of the CUTEST creatures in the world!!!

And his voice is so soft, and his music is so beautiful and romantic and upbeat... :) I just love him! So, here's another one of his videos, of a song that I really like :)

Hope you enjoy it, and hopefully I'll have sometime to blog about I don't know what tonight...

Save the Last Dance For Me

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Life can be very challenging

I guess Heavenly Father decided to make this last week a VERY HARD one for me. I'm not complaining or anything, but it has indeed been really hard for me to get by and to survive the challenges that came into my way...

I was in Salt Lake City for General Conference, thanks to the generosity of Fabio and Talita, good friends of mine from Fortaleza, Brazil. We had a great time Sunday morning despite the icy cold rain that was dropping on us (we didn't have umbrellas available). In the evening I had dinner with the Costa's and it was a blast! I love being with that family and learn from them. As a result, i came back to Rexburg on Monday morning.

I was so tired though. I hadn't slept very well the whole weekend and had to drive for 4 hours. When we were in Ogden, this huge hail storm decided to dump all the possible hail on us. Hail turned into snow and it stuck to the ground SO FAST! For about 2 or 3 miles the road was slick and full of snow. I was freaking out because I know my car doesn't do a good job in the snow... Oh, well. I guess that stress that I went through for a few minutes took a toll on me. By the time I got to Rexburg it was time for me to go to class and there I was. Barely awake. :P

Finally after the first class session I realized that my body was begging me for some rest. I was feeling sick to my stomach, had the worst migraine ever and was literally on auto-pilot. I got home, took a shower, and at 3 PM I was finally able to fall asleep. Slept until 6:30 PM, and that helped a little.

I was tired the rest of the week though. And it seems like I had such a load of reading assignments, and homework, and presentations, and tests... Work didn't help either. I was under a lot of pressure to finish a project and it came to a point where I was so desperate and helpless that I literally cried talking to my boss. I was sorry that I wasn't able to deliver what they wanted in the time frame that they were expecting, but my brain had shut down.

I forgot which day of the week and of the month it was, was freaking out about the test that I thought would close on Wednesday when it actually closed on Saturday, and so on. I was SO ready to call it a week.

But, no. I still had a bunch of activities on Saturday, which were my choice but I needed to get distracted at least for a little bit. Once I got home I had an essay test with 5 questions and 1 hour for me to get done with it, and after that I had an online assignment that needed to be posted on my website by midnight... I got everything done but didn't feel a sense of accomplishment. Weird.

And here I am again. So NOT READY for the upcoming week. How can that be? I'm really hoping my brain will function a little better and that I will be able to deliver better results both at work and in school. I'm also hoping to relieve some of my stress... It's a heck of a load that I have on my shoulders at the moment, I just hope I can relieve some of it during this week.

Oh, by the way, can anyone teach me how to play Farm Ville? There are so many people addicted to it that I need to play it to forget a little about this crazy world that I'm in right now :)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Hopes and Hopes...

I just came accross this song and thought I might share it... It's so CUTE and it's so ME!


Haven't Met You Yet
(Michael Buble)

I'm not surprised,
Not everything lasts,
I've broken my heart so many times I stopped keeping track.
Talk myself in,
I talk myself out,
I get all worked up,
Then I let myself down,

I tried so very hard not to loose it;
I came up with a million excuses,
I thought I thought of every possibility,

And I know some day that it’ll all turn out,
You'll make me work so we can work to work it out,
And I promise you kid that I give so much more than I get
I just haven't met you yet.

I might have to wait,
I’ll never give up,
I guess it's half timin', and the other half's luck,
Wherever you are,
Whenever it's right,
You'll come outta nowhere and into my life.

And I know that we can be so amazin',
And baby your love is gonna change me,
And now I can see every possibility,

Somehow I know that it’ll all turn out,
You'll make me work so we can work to work it out,
And promise you kid, I'll give so much more than I get,
I just haven't met you yet.

They say all’s fair
in love and war
But I won’t need to fight it,
we'll get it right an',
we'll be united

and I know that we can be so amazin',
And bein' in your life is gonna change me,
And now I can see every single possibility, mmmmmm

And someday I know it'll all turn out,
And I'll work to work it out,
Promise you kid I’ll give more than I get
Than I get, than I get, than I get.

Oh, you know it'll all turn out,
and you'll make me work so we can work to work it out,
And promise you kid to give so much more than I get, yeah
I just haven't met you yet.

I just haven't met you yet,
Oh, promise you kid,
To give so much more than I get.

I said love love love love love love love.....
I just haven't met you yet
Love love love .....
So doy day ay ay ay, ay ay yeah
I just haven't met you yet!

Here's the link for the music video:

Just Haven't Met You Yet