Sunday, February 28, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Day 16: Today I improved my driving skills. I drove Miss Katelyn Schultze all over town trying to get to the airport. Highway after highway were closed today due to a weird winter burst and a collection of bad drivers. It was an adventure, and it was wonderful to spend time with Kate.
Sunday, February 14, a day of love. Ahh, Valentine’s Day-Gage me. No no, I’m not yet another bitter woman today—made sad because of a day in February. I am happy to be me and alone, oh so very alone. Once again, I am only kidding-Life is great.
Day 15: Saturday was a night of babysitting as usual. Making the big bucks is yet another improvement. Although after a weekend of wedding shopping, I plan on buying a few things for myself this weekend. Watch out Mass Street and Amazon.com, I’m going to town.
Day 14: Friday’s improvement: being a good cousin. My lovely cousin, Alex, is getting married in May. This weekend was all about her and getting ready for the event. I tagged along to store after store to witness the madness known as wedding preparation. Everything is lovely, and I am excited to celebrate their marriage on May 29th. With that said, I want to postpone any engagements for myself because shopping for her wedding was stressful enough!
Day 13: Thursday, I improved my confidence in my major. I made improvements of my journalistic skills. Although I simply completed a homework assignment by writing a news story. A good news story? Now, that’s to be decided. It felt good to be writing again. I realized I have not written news in ages and that I like writing, which is a good thing to learn considering I’m paying big bucks to get a journalism degree.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Day 11: Improvement my mood. Today has been stressful; I had a two-page Italian paper due at one o'clock. I procrastinated. Now, that's something I need to improve over the next 100 days. I think this weekend I have found some good improvements to work on. These finding probably lead to my bad mood today and the weather. Yes, last Friday, my day's improvement was about my attitude towards the weather, but sadly, that improvement was a one day thing.
Day 10: Improve my bank account. Mondays are full of babysitting for me now a days. That means I am getting closer to my goal of actually having some money at the end of these 100 days. Although, I now I am babysitting too much. Basically, I'm awful at saying no. It's not that I don't want to babysit because I do. I enjoy it and I love the money. I simply need to know that it's okay to say no and remember that I am a college student first and babysitter second. However, I will never say no to babysitting Livia, the cutest three-month-old baby ever. Babysitting her is the one calm part of my day, where all I think about is making sure this precious three-month-old baby is as happy as can be.
Day 9: Improve relationship with my Baby Brother. On Sunday, I was lucky enough to spend time with my beloved baby brother. He is too funny. Seriously, too funny. We simply went to the library and the supermarket, and I had a great time. I am glad my little brother is just as fun as my mom and, most importantly, me.
Day 8: Improve relationship with my Mom. On Saturday, I went home to babysit (something I do almost every weekend now). I spent the day with my lovely mother. We saw a film at the theater and laughed a lot. The time I spend with my mom is precious to me because its the one time in my week I don't find myself working super hard to impress someone. When I am with my mom, I am me. The laughter is real and the good times are very real. Thanks, Mom.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Like yesterday’s facebook improvements, I am not putting a limit on my food intake per say, but finding ways to have less of it. First of all, I have started a food journal. For the last three days I have written everything I have consumed – food or beverage. Writing everything down has kept me from having a second helping of rice or even touching sweets. The guilt I feel writing down that I had spinach dip with my healthy carrots is reason enough for me to stay clear of fatty foods for now.
Education is key, too. Educating myself about nutrition has been the second step to healthier eating habits. Finding fun facts about food and what I can or can’t eat to lose weight has been helpful. Please feel free to join me on my journey to a better me. Take a pledge to be healthy. Start a food journal, clean out your pantry, or visit a nutritionist. I am obviously no expert, but here is my declaration of a beginning. Today I begin to eat better, eat less and most importantly live a healthier lifestyle.
One less F word for me.
Now that I'm chronically hungry, it is a little harder to find happiness, but I do it everyday! To make me happy today I talked at the study abroad fair with Kate August, a fellow Theta who studied in Italy this past June with me. I love talking about Italy and today was about convincing others to embark on the same adventure I took. I couldn't rave about my experiences enough. Go study abroad, go do anything abroad! I loved it.