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Friday Night Writes: B2S Fall ‘13 

It’s been an interesting first week back to school and I’m happy to have gotten through it with a positive outlook on what’s to come for the semester. I feel confident in being able to manage the full time college schedule I set for myself along with my 30 hour or so work weeks. Exhaustion will be inevitable but the appreciation for my weekends will be beyond incredible. “Friday Night Writes” will be a reflection of my weeks (goals, experiences, ideas, etc.) to help keep me focused, motivated and sane 😁 through this college student journey.

Time management is going to be vital to my success not only with this college/work flow but in almost all other aspects of life. It’s a skill I think will always need improvement because when there’s things to be done, there never seems to be enough of it. There’s a lot of planning and organizing that I need to do in order to make time work with such a busy schedule. Meal preparation, sleep, studying and my relaxation all need to be detailed to a balance. As of right now, that list and its balance are close to pitiful haha. Identifying this problem is the first step though and hopefully by the end of next week I’ll have made some improvements.

The feeling of being in school really just makes my soul feel alive. There’s a constant engagement of critical thinking, discussion and relevance that ignites meaningful purpose for my mind. Despite how much of an outcast or loner I may be most of the time, it’s where I feel like I am supposed to be right now.

About 12.5 hours of my week are in class hours divided into 9 total for Physiology and about an hour each for English, Fundamentals of Speech and an Individual Conditioning (gym) class. The classes have a certain flow from one to the next where I can take a new idea or skill and apply it between the different subjects. It’s pretty fucking awesome and in reality that’s what learning is. The ability to make ideas relative to life and use that skill to challenge ourselves and progress.

With that being said, I hope all of this gets me writing more often. I need to write more often. On that note, until next time…

#StayFaithful

I once witnessed a friend lose a friend when her life changed dramatically a couple years ago. They had considered themselves soul mates but their lives had become so different now. What made things worse was the lack of understanding of that friend to this change and the failure of her wanting to adapt to or even respecting it.

I’ve gone through numerous friends and groups of friends throughout my life. People change, their lives change, priorities and interests change. I’ve even lost close relationships with family members because of these things. It happens.

Over the past 3 years or so I thought I had developed an understanding of who the most important people are in my life. The only people I know I don’t ever want to lose. My family being the majority of those people and then friends I can count on 1 hand… With fingers left unaccounted for.

I’m currently going through a metamorphosis in my life. Returning to school after 3 years as a full time student. Working and searching for a better paid position while getting ready to move into an apartment with a stranger (in the sense that I’ve lived with family my entire life).

My best friends are mothers with families. I’m single with, well nothing but myself to care for and I’m struggling with that alone. I fear losing those friendships trying to establish myself. I fear failing to establish myself and losing them anyways.

So here’s a note to myself…

Exchange 2 letters in the word FEAR, the E and R, for an I and T. Earn an H in your Heart and you’ll be fine.

(Source: femburton, via patchesandco)

foreverla:

Watching this game is almost as almost as painful as suffering from gastroenteritis (a stomach illness), which Kobe is subsequently suffering from today. He received 2 IV fluids during half time and yet he is still out playing every single Laker on the court. That’s a problem. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

foreverla:

Watching this game is almost as almost as painful as suffering from gastroenteritis (a stomach illness), which Kobe is subsequently suffering from today. He received 2 IV fluids during half time and yet he is still out playing every single Laker on the court. That’s a problem. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

If the history of the relationships I’ve had with people throughout my life had a soundtrack… This would be the only song on it.

My young bro Is gonna flip when he’s sees this.

(Source: insanelygaming, via patchesandco)

foreverla:

The Lakers (23-14) have won all three games since returning from the league’s All-Star weekend hiatus and find themselves sitting in third place in the Western Conference standings. Tonight they begin a three game road trip in Detroit against the Pistons (12-26) at 4:30PM PST on KCAL9.Kobe Bryant will be wearing a black mask tonight. 

BLACK mask tonight. Kato Bryant on the rise.

foreverla:

The Lakers (23-14) have won all three games since returning from the league’s All-Star weekend hiatus and find themselves sitting in third place in the Western Conference standings. Tonight they begin a three game road trip in Detroit against the Pistons (12-26) at 4:30PM PST on KCAL9.

Kobe Bryant will be wearing a black mask tonight. 

BLACK mask tonight. Kato Bryant on the rise.

View from my window. Cadillac Mac. #MarchPhotoADay (Taken with instagram)

View from my window. Cadillac Mac. #MarchPhotoADay (Taken with instagram)

Fuckin bad ass. #MIA #badgirls (Taken with instagram)

Fuckin bad ass. #MIA #badgirls (Taken with instagram)