I am aware that I am less than some people prefer me to be,
but most people are unaware that I am so much more than what they see.
— Douglas Pagels

Thursday, January 20, 2011

And the academic insanity begins...

Biology and fast track Psychology/Human Growth & Development. Ten hours. WHAT WAS I THINKING.......

Just logging in and looking at the courses, I am completely overwhelmed and hardly know where to begin. My BloggerDash will surely suffer this semester...just a heads up and my time will most likely be limited here. I am almost certain that my 4.0 is toast, or maybe I'll surprise myself and figure this stuff out a little better than I think I will.

But at this point and time, I'm praying just to pass these classes. If I end up with B's or C's, I'll take it and run.

Being sick and in bed most of the time is not helping. I'm weak and exhausted and just wish I could function as normal. I'm having many more bad days than good days, and that is not how I wanted to start 2011. This year must be better than last. It has to be somehow.

I'll write more later. Just really tired right now. Gonna take meds, a hot shower, and then dive into a Psychology marathon.

Monday, January 17, 2011

This week...

Semester #6 of college begins in less than 15 minutes. It's going to be a doozy...Biology, Psychology, and Human Growth & Development. Hoping to keep my GPA in tact but I will honestly be satisfied with a B in Biology as I got B's and C's in junior high and high school. Science, math, and foreign language are my worst subjects. I can have straight A's in everything else (and do, almost), but those subjects get me every time. Oh well...I'll do my best as always, and hopefully hang in there. Thankful that my classes are online...there's no better way for someone like me to complete academics, that's for sure. After this semester, I'll be diving into the maths...Lord help me...and hopefully painting if I have the funds.

Besides school, I have a class to teach on Saturday in Pascagoula, and I am honored to be a featured artist at the grand opening of a new gallery in Long Beach, Mississippi, also on Saturday. I will be leaving my class and going straight there, arriving fashionably late by at least an hour. I have several pieces of art that will be on display, as well as introducing my new specialty soaps!

I've been making soap like a fiend and loving it. I hope folks like them! I'll be working on more types of soap, including goat's milk, all natural lye, and sugar scrub soon! Can't wait! I have to say that my favorites so far are the peppermint and the facial bar. I'm using the facial bar on my hands right now and it has really helped heal my cracked, burning hands from this horrendously cold weather we've been getting on the coast.

I'll take photos at the gallery event if allowed.

Talk to you soon.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

We don't have control over who loves us...

...but we do have control over choosing to love ourselves.

Know that you have value, and you were put on this planet for a season and a reason.

Seek. Hope. Believe.

You never know the impact you will make by simply embracing yourself and those around you while you have the chance.

Those words are for someone tonight.

Perhaps you.

Perhaps, only me.

Good night.