Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Parking on Campus

I've been thinking about this post for a very long time, but for some reason I always forgot to do so.

Recently, parking at the BYU-Idaho Campus has become an issue. Due to the rapid increase in the number of students, Rexburg seems to be getting populated with more and more cars every day. Since last Fall, the City of Rexburg decided turn all street parking that used to be available into permit parking. In order for you to park on the street, you need to have some kind of permit. I am not familiar with the kinds of permit because I haven't bought one :)

BYU-Idaho turned some of its street parking into B permit parking. B permits are issued to students - so I guess that's a good thing. But since Winter started it has been a nightmare to try to park on campus, and many times I've had to walk to and from home. Not that I don't like walking but walking for 20 minutes in -12 degree weather (that's in Fahrenheit) or -20 Celsius weather is not the most pleasant thing. Because my school schedule has changed and now I go to school a little later, I always had to park far away, and one day - even trying to park far away - it was impossible. I spent a whole hour looking for parking... Boy was I frustrated!

So I had an idea and it works! I have to leave the house within a certain time range - and I'm not gonna publish it here for the sake of MY parking spot - in order to get to the parking lot that I want and get a spot! Since I started doing it, I've been successful. Sometimes within the first 2 minutes, other times within 5 to 10 minutes.

What is even better about this is observing how people go crazy over those "premium" parking spots. It's always fun to watch them getting all mad and speeding in the parking lot in order to get a spot. I believe in the theory slow and steady. :) So sometimes, I end up getting someone else's parking spot because the person didn't realize that THAT spot was going to get vacant in a matter of 30 seconds :D

Oh, the joys of parking at BYU-Idaho!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Starting Fresh :)

Since I have decided to open a new blog, maybe I will find more time to post some of the things that have been going on with me lately... Life hasn't been too exciting, but I guess I can do some reporting here :)

I am on my LAST SEMESTER of college... I can't believe it! Honestly I've never thought that I would get to this point, but here I am! Graduation is scheduled for April 9 and 10, and I am excited about it. The semester has been crazy, however. I have been working on my "capstone" project, which is a requirement for graduation here at BYU-Idaho.

The Capstone Project is an actual consulting project that we develop for a client. I am working on Palacio Magazine, a bi-lingual magazine that is distributed for FREE among many places in America. I have been working on that project with one other girl and so far we are doing good. Our project is organizing an internship open house at BYU-Idaho, and our guest speaker will be the Prudential CEO. So we are going about getting the event ready and advertised so we can attract a good crowd.

Aside from that, I am also taking a Web Business class, which has been a bit of a challenge for me, but I like it; a New Venture Creation Class, where I am learning some of the essential steps to start a new business; and the most fun of all: Clothing Construction (fancy name for sewing). I love that class! I always wanted to take a class that had NOTHING to do with my major and that's the one I picked. I was afraid at first, because it is a time-consuming class and also I wasn't sure whether I would be able to learn all the techniques, but I am loving it! It works like therapy for me and I can always use some therapy, right? ;)

The quest for finding a job is on. I am a little scared of the market right now, because unemployment rates have increased in the past couple years, as we are aware of, but I have faith that everything will work out for the best.

Life is good. I have been able to juggle school, work, and some social life as well. Nothing too exciting but I am trying not to be at home all the time like a vegetable. I have been sick for the past few weeks but I hope it will get better with some changes I am planning to make.

Well, I better save some stuff (not that I have that much anyways) for later :) In the meantime I better organize myself and get the last part of my midterm (yes, the midterm was divided in FOUR parts), ready for Wednesday :)

Happy Blogging!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Welcome to My New Blog

Because of all the trouble I've had with the background of my other blog, and also because I was a little sick of my old URL, I decided to move everything to this new space.

Please make sure you update your list with the new blog address so you can at least try to know what's going on in Helgaland :)

This is under construction and I am planning on improving the look of the blog gradually.