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I’ve been promising so many people that I would visit them more often and this weekend I finally started my spring semester tour.  First Location was University of Pennsylvania In West PHILIDELPHIA   to spend time w my Cousin BFFFFFFF Derin! I absolutely loved the campus ,  I couldn’t really tell when I was on the campus at first because its like a college town feel that I can only compare to RU NB.  It was really beautiful and made it feel so GOOD.  The feeling might have come from the great spring weather that day I arrived but who’s to say.  Derin’s friends were a delight to meet as well they were mainly all smiles and very energetic which I wasnt surprised b/c She is the same way.  The main reason I made sure to be there this past weekend is because  She was the Assistant Director for  4A production of Loraine Hansberry’s Raisin in the Sun.  Being that It is a favorite of mine (one of the first times I encountered a Nigerian character & culture in western  literature)  I really enjoyed it.   I got to meet a lot of the members of the cast and they were are really great too. Overall I  really had fun and I intend on going back very soon.

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Feb

I hate my kindle… Only for tech geek reasons. It really is great I love that I have as many books as I want on hand, literally at a click of a button and  I also love that its think and easy to take around. I just hate the fact that its not fancy I understand I could have purchased an ipad or a nook if I wanted all that but those two actually suck b/c I’d rather have every part of the package than just some of the good features. I settled w the kindle bc  It  worked as a BOOK  and it had and still has no problems w that.  I didnt get the other devices b/c  they cost too much for them not to have flash or usb connection flash drives.   I would have purchased the Samsung Galaxy but Im a snob..   I’m actually waiting on the Black berry Playbook it will make me happy…  Mini laptop… flash,, blackberry app world.. COLOR!… touch screen… light and portable… I’ll be happy.

20
Feb

I’ve been out of high school for almost 3 years now  and it doesn’t feel like it has been that long.  What I remember about it is that I tried to achieve and  be perfect at every and anything I could.  My grades, clubs, social life and athleticism.    I guess I did well during my years in highschools but not well enough.   I’m really trying to give my all to make sure my siblings dont leave high school or college feeling that way. For what ever reason my first  experience with this isnt working so well.  My brother is really doing well for his first year in high school but I feel like he resents me for it. He rather not be a top athlete and scholar but instead waste his saturdays and weekend at the mall and the movies.  I dont want to deal… He’ll figure it out later that everything that I push him to do is for a greater purpose.

17
Feb

I have a lot of coping mechanisms for stress and anxiety, one of which was and at times still is painting my nails. My senior year of HS… I had an obsession with painting my nails.  I’d change it every day… twice or at times thrice a day.  It was great therapy for me… focusing on the color, application and neatness of the paint. I didnt think about anything else but my nails.  I havent been stressed lately but I do miss that feeling of calm that I get from painting my nails. I decided I’ll work on buying a whole new set of colors because the ones i had before just arent cutting it…. reason for this post.. currently painting my nails and its annoying to blog while waiting for my nails to dry.

15
Feb

Every Year my Valentine’s day gets better… am I blessed or what?   Things are pretty busy for me lately but I have enough time to get everything done. Im doing well w balancing my time this semester, its been my biggest challenge. I’ve  been trying to work on my time management and I believe it is showing… im getting much better at this stuff. I took a break from HW… back to it =)  Good night.  I have lots to update but Im just not ready to….

In the Past Week I met w two Prominent officials of the Top organizations working to advocate maternal health & prevent Maternal mortality.  I dont know how I got this far with being involved with both orgs but I’m enjoying my progress to provide minimal healthcare to women that are lacking. Last week i met witht he student advocate director for the UNFPA  (United Nations Population fund) and just yesterday I had a one on one meeting with Senior Project officer of the White Ribbon Alliance (both of which their offices are conveniently located in DC.   I didnt know college students werent very enthused to be apart of such a mission to promote maternal health so I was surpised at their surprise at how passionate I am about this cause.  I’m currently trying to get more involved with both orgs and it wont be a problem becuase they are close partners in a number of things.  I’ve been assigned to  some small projects for now but I can only imagine the day where I can administer health care myself  or even sit side by side Christy turlington whilst telling other individuals why it is so important to  provide a secure form of maternal health.

This should be an interesting  journey for me…

My DSLR and I had some great times last summer but once I started to work  I totally forgot about him. I dont even think I named it.. I name all of my tech-toys and as weird as it is… I will keep doing that lol.  I haven’t had free time but I’ve had enough time to enjoy my hobbies.   I was inspired to take some photos but I broke my SD cards while hey were write protected.  It was devastating but I found a trick to fix that for a little while and I was able to bring them to life for a little while.  Unfortunately that wasn’t too much help because  the  cards  were not able to be recognized on my Mac. I ordered some more SD cards and they came in this week, I intend to  take  warm up photos on  my trip to a new part of DC I’m visiting tomorrow morning.   I really just hope I wake up on time, Im trying this new thing called being on time.  I have a terrible problem with that.. I dont value time very much and  all of my friends  are punctual so it always puts me in a predicament.     I’m a hippie at heart when it comes to time “LET IT RIIIIIIIDE”  I really could care less I always cut things close but I’m trying to work on that just to make sure my friends dont go crazy anymore lol.  Im not doing a very good job with that being that I need to leave my apartment at 9am to make sure I dont show up late to where I am going but Im hoping my alarms save the day… until tomorrow

Tchus!