So it’s Spring Break, meaning I have a good week off of school to go home, get fat, sleep forever, and get a bunch of things done! Yes, while majority of my friends are traveling in France, Austria, Peru…and in anywhere but Florida, I am stuck at home studying for the GRE Subject Test, getting graphics done for my campaigns class, and doing writing assignments. It’s always nice being home though, because my mom cooks hella good (lol!) and it feels nice to be baby-ed. My mom made me a batch of homemade cookies and muffins when I first got here. It was sweet, pun intended.
Yesterday, my parents and I went to the outlet mall in Orlando to do major shopping. Since I’ve been a fitness fanatic for a good chunk of the semester, I decided to invest in a pair of Nikes! I got the Free Flyknit shoes, except mine has different shades of purple and has a light blue border. Jogging with my new shoes felt SO GOOD this morning! I love them so much that I’m even wearing them indoors (to the discontent of my Japanese parents who believe in slippers inside the house!)
My 30-minute break is over. Back to studying neuroscience!
Knowing where to set the boundary is, I think, the most difficult part of dealing with children. When I used to babysit in my high school days, it was always hard for me to reprimand bad behavior. Today, I realize that it’s absolutely necessary for caregivers/guardians to set the standards early on so they don’t get thrown around later.
I volunteered today and it was the first time I SENSED that a boundary had been crossed. I had no problem drawing the line (sorry for all the metaphors haha) but it kind of hurt me to know that as innocent as kids may seem, they will take advantage of you if you let them. As older, and more sensible individuals, it’s important to teach these kids the difference between right and wrong – regardless of whether they think it’s mean or not.
Not the best day at volunteering, but I like to think that bad days almost always serve as life lessons!
The 30-Second Brain Test
Do you know if you’re left-brained or right-brained? Well, you can take this 30-second brain test, and see! I’m not really sure how accurate this is (I read somewhere that BOTH sides of the brain are used when solving analytical/spatial problems) but it’s a fun quiz, nonetheless. I always thought I was right-brained because I’m pretty creative. Turns out, I’m left-brained (What! I know.) My results were 63% Left-brained, and 37% Right-brained.
This flyer took me an hour to make. The white logo is an eyesore, but it was the only one my friend provided me with so there wasn’t much I could do.
Other than that, I think it looks decent! Now, onto studying for my two exams…
I love how people think they can send me the logos/images on the day of, and expect me to whip up a nice flyer for them by the end of the day. Do they not realize that good design takes time? I mean, I can do it…But it won’t be perfect.
Why I agreed to make this flyer is the bigger question. I have so much to doooo, including studying for two exams that I have on Tuesday, making a powerpoint for a presentation on Wednesday, and gathering logistics for my campaigns class (okay, this one is due on Monday.) Priorities, priorities.
Buttermilk & Honey pancakes from the Fresh Market, maple syrup from Trader Joe’s, and one of my favorite teas that I got from work (Tazo Wild Sweet Orange!)
I’ve been running a mile on the treadmill and I think I pulled a muscle in my right thigh. It’s been Day 3 since my last “intense” workout and I’m still having trouble walking. I’m not limping but I’m very conscious of making sure all the weight goes on my left leg instead of my right, because it hurts…Sounds like limping, but it’s not that serious (I think.)
On another note, my GRE Subject Test book arrived in the mail today! I decided to take the Psychology Subject Test in April, so I’m going to start studying after my Media Law exam on Tuesday. I flipped through the book and was surprised that I knew a good chunk of material related to behavioral psychology. It would be really awesome if I can be certified in BCaBA…But that’s definitely down-the-road. For now, I should really concentrate on the following things:
- Get a solid score on the psych subject test
- Find employment/research position in the field of psychology
- Ace classes
Got to stay productive to stay ahead of the game!