Thursday, May 20, 2010

The End of the 100 Day Challenge

Day 100: May 9

Improvement: I am improved! I did it. I have completed 100 days of improvements. Do I feel improved? Well, yes and no. I am proud of myself for finishing something that I set out to do, but I do believe I could have done a better job of challenging myself. Some days were true challenges and those are the days that stick out.

Day 99: May 8

Improvement: Celebrating Happiness. I am happy. I'm happy to announce that I'm happy, too. I have done a great job of treating myself well and celebrating my little accomplishments this semester. I'm happy that I came back to KU this semester.

Friday, May 7, 2010

It's nearly the end, but improvements are as good as ever.

Day 98: Friday, May 7

Improvement: Give Thanks. I mailed out some thank you letters today. If you don't already own stationary, go out and buy the cheapest cards you can find. I prefer blank cards because then they are completely personal. I'm able to be creative, but you can buy regular thank you cards, too. Send someone a thank you once a month. I have so many people to thank in my life; I try to write one once a week. They are thoughtful and sincere–like me. I'm kidding, but seriously, it's a nice gesture that I try to do often.

Day 97: Thurs. May 6

Improvement: Laugh at myself. I did something dumb today that could have really upset me–this happens often. Instead of getting frustrated, I laughed. I laughed hard. It's a skill to be able to laugh at yourself and mean it. Laugh often.

Day 96:
Cinco di Mayo

Improvement: Be Daring. I did something out of the ordinary today. I called 411 to get an interview with a famous former football head coach. The phone call was incredible. It was an excellent phone interview that would have never happened had I not thought, "Oh, what the heck. Maybe his number is listed?" Be daring today.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Little Engine that Could "I think I can. I think I can"

Day 95: Tuesday May 4

Improvement: Be positive. I have a great pandora station and a great spot in the Kansas Union basement where I find myself working diligently on my many to do's and papers. This week can go one of two ways. I can cry and complain about my mile long to do list OR I can hold my head high, keep chugging espresso and smile because the end is near.

Day 94:
Monday May 3

Improvement: Remembering Why. Its easy to forget why we are here, what the point of homework is (that's still up for debate), and why things seem so hard sometimes. Today I remembered why I made one of the hardest decision I have ever made: to come back to school. It has taken nearly all semester for me to feel this way, but I can now say that I happy I am came back to school. It has been hard; full of tears and doubt. Now I smile realizing that one year ago I embarked on the biggest adventure of my life. I'm thankful everyday for the opportunities I have had to explore. Today I remembered why I am here.

Monday, May 3, 2010

The end in near

Day 93: Sunday May 2

Improvement: Theta Love. My sororities annual May Day Sundae philanthropy was today. It was for the kids. Theta Love.

Day 92: Sat. May 1

Improvement: Family Fun. My cousin's bachelorette party was a blast. I had so much fun. Thankfully, my Mom loves hanging out with me.

Day 91: Fri April 30

Improvement: KU collection. It may seem silly to have this as an improvement. However, as a college student, I should own tons of KU memorabilia, but surprisingly, I dont. So today I bought myself a nice KU Rock Chalk hoodie because... I love KU.

Day 90: Thurs. April 29

Improvement: Involvement. I am back at KU and getting involved. Now, I'm a Student Senator at KU as well as a Student Senator in University Senate. I'm now in the Global Awareness Program as a Student Ambassador. I am also in the Journalism Student Ambassador Society as a Student Ambassador and on the communications committee for Student Union Act ivies group. When I do something, I do it big. Wish me luck.

Day 89: Wed. April 28

Improvement: Warm Welcome. My dear friend Susheel Kumar came in town around 11pm. He has been on a cross country road trip and Lawrence, Kansas was his final stop before returning home to Chicago. I can't believe that nearly three years have passed since we first meet at Castaway summer camp in Detroit Lakes, Michigan.

Day 88:
Tuesday April 27

Improvement: Spotlight. I did my first voice over package for Jayhawk Sports Talk. I honestly didn't think I knew how to do it, but I challenged myself and now have a package on the Tuesday night show. Hopefully, I get a chance to do many packages before graduation.