5 of 5!

As of this morning, I’ve succeeded in my goal of 5-in-28 [See Who, me? for more information about this endeavor] and had my fifth publication! Hoorah! Woohoo! Yay! Well, that was easier than I expected. That just means it’s time to update my goal to make it more of a challenge. More to come on…

4 out of 5!

Well, looks like they published another article of mine on the school’s news blog! Woohoo! I never expected that I would be making such headway on my 5-in-28 goal [see, Who, me? for more information] this early in the year. Granted, three of the four publications I’ve had thus far have been for the school’s…

Published – 3 out of 5!

Ok, this 5-in-28 goal [see Who, me? for more info] is looking more and more achievable. I just got my 3rd publication! Woohoo! It’s actually on our school’s portal, so I cannot post a direct link. I’ve copy/pasted the article below: ****************** Finding Balance as an Online Student Sep 25, 2012 Many online students struggle…

Inspiration from the Ashes

It’s funny how an optimist, such as myself, can find a silver-lining to even some of the worst experiences of their life. We’re annoying like that. We look for [and always manage to find] the good in people, in bad situations, and at the lowest points of despair, tragedy, or anguish. For example, when I…

Work Laptop = Broken

So… I dropped my laptop off to our IT Dept yesterday afternoon for some “updates,” which I was told would take about sixty minutes. After an hour, I received a call notifying me of some “snags,” which would result in them needing another hour or two. That hour or two turned into them notifying me…

Feeling great!

You know what makes you feel pretty darn FANTASTIC? Helping someone out who had no idea that they needed help until they spoke with you. Today, I went to visit my professor to discuss a project of mine. He was doing me a favor, as I’m not currently in his class but I value his…

Manic Mondays

Most people dread Mondays. Understandably, they are pretty hectic days for most working professionals. You typically start the day feeling behind, with a weekend’s worth of emails backlogged in your inbox and a voicemail light blinking in your face. For some reason, this doesn’t stress me out – it exhilarates me. I am so pumped…

Happiness is a choice.

Happiness is a choice, not an outcome. It is a conscious decision that one makes every minute of every hour of every day. It is not selfish to be happy; rather, it is venal to be miserable. Delight is infectious. It empowers others. It brings light, optimism, strength and joy. To seek happiness and to…