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History, Coding, and Bettering Ones Self

It’s been quite a bit since posting, and I am at least content to say that despite not having much to blog about as of late, I at least returned my comments, and engaged those of you who took the time out of your day to visit my blog and reach out to me. Thank you to all of you, because I honestly wouldn’t be as interested in blogging if I didn’t have you lovely ladies to speak to here and there.

It’s been a bit of a busy month, as earlier this month my best friend’s grandmother passed away rather unexpectedly. I stayed in town a bit longer in order to help her make funeral arrangements, and speak to all her family members, as I have known her for the better part of eight years. That’s not to say it’s been an easy ride, as she is quite the narcissistic person, and very self centered. Our friendship is often very one-sided, but despite her faults, she is still someone I speak to when things get rough for me. 

In my previous post, I said that I’d decided to continue with making web development a reality for me, despite knowing basically nothing about coding at present time. I am 100% passionate about my degree in history, but I also know my career options are limited in that field. Therefore, what better way to enjoy my love of history and culture, than to be able to share creations I can be proud of with the world. In learning web development, I will have a lot of career opportunities open up for me that may be challenging, but also rewarding if I put my effort into it as I intend. Perhaps after building a portfolio I can be confident allowing others to see, and gaining entry-level employment, I can make certain goals for myself a reality.

Studies

 I have just submitted both finals for my classes, and am hoping for the best. I will admit that I did not put my best effort or skills into either of these essays, but I am confident that I will at least receive a fairly high grade on both. The good news to that is the raise in GPA it will give me.

 I have a break between these accelerated classes, and it cannot come soon enough! April 29th-May 5th will be spent not only preparting for the trimester that begins May 6th, but also taking this opportunity to dive into The Odin Project, a website I was recommended to in order to get a good “crash course” in learning web development in a difficult, but comprehensive manner.

 I am currently working on creating a DIY work space for myself, and while I still do not have a MacBook due to the cost of purchasing one, I am preparing for the space for one once I can finally purchase either a MacBook or an iMac. I didn’t have the funds to purchase a desk, so I took an outside plastic party table, created a fabric cover for it until I can get some good sticky paper, and now just need some shelving for it. I’ll post pictures as soon as I get it set up!


Personal

 I will fully admit this week I fell off the wagon in regards to my dieting and exercise. However, I managed to lose another 4 pounds, and 1 inch off my waistline finally despite that. I had to remind myself last night that everyone slips and falls, even when doing something so seemingly simple as getting healthy. 

 I made a new friend this month, in fact she is the wife of the maintenance man out here, and though about 15 years older than me, she is very down to earth. She doesn’t talk much, but honestly I enjoy that. I am anti-social in the manner that I’d like to have someone’s company, but not necessarily feel compelled to keep a conversation going. That may sound strange, but I like being alone without actually being alone so to speak.

Health and Lifestyle

 I discovered the greatness that is Lumene Hydration Gel Mask. Being out here in this awful heat and wind of west Texas, my skin hates life almost constantly. My skin is always very dry, flaky, and just look unhealthy. If I manage to use this mask every other day, I can confidently not wear foundation after about 3 uses. It’d be better if I used it daily, but honestly sometimes I’m so tired I just forget to. 

 I have always hated the way “diet food” tastes, especially frozen meals that are “diet friendly”. However, I tried one for dinner last night that was actually fairly tasty. It is by a brand called Luvo Planted. This particular meal was part of their Power Bowl line, and called So Cal Kale and Bean. I found it in the frozen section of a grocer called H-E-B here in Texas. I usually stay away from most foods like this, but the picture looked good so I took a chance, and honesty I was fairly impressed! If I could find more diet foods like this, I’d have an easier time avoiding Panda Express -.-

Reflections

Reading: Eagle Against the Sun- Ronald H. Spector

Writing: NOTHING FOR TWO ENTIRE WEEKS…unless you count coding I am learning

MAY GOALS:

  •  Finish HIS-314 with a B (Awaiting grades)
  • Finish HIS-117 with an A/A+(Awaiting grades)
  • Hopefully have to buy new pants by the end of May(I have a good start)
  • At the end of May, confidently completed one entire module on The Odin Project