it’s so weird that almost 6 years later, Cookie Monster is still on my mind….it’s also really weird that I’m almost 24 calling a grown man “Cookie Monster”. Anyways, I think it may be time to FINALLY destress and put my thoughts down on paper (or blog…same thing to me)
Sometime last month, Facebook pretty much forced me to get the Timeline feature on my account. The only good thing about it was I was given a week or so to clean up my Timeline and hide things (posts, pictures,etc) from my past. As I was cleaning up my Timeline, I felt a strong depressed mood come over me: I knew I was going to have to face the stupid comments I made and old friendships that ended due to my words and actions. For most people, this wouldn’t induce a bad mood but I’ve always been a little unorthodox. What made everything sadder was not that I said and did stupid things when I was 18 or 19 years old but that at 23 years old, I haven’t changed that much. Life is about learning from your mistakes but I honestly can’t say, social-wise, I’ve changed. I still feel as socially awkward as I did 5-6 years ago, the difference is my weight had now made me more of a recluse or hermit than I was when I was 140 pounds. There’s no way I could fix the situations with these past friends and to be honest, I’m not sure if I’m even interested in rekindling those friendships. I feel that if they were meant to be, they’ll happen but I’m not willing to actively pursue those friendships. Now, I’m trying to rectify the situation by taking Communication courses on how to interact with people (you’d think this would be human nature but unfortunately, it isn’t for me). Hopefully, this pattern of having friends and quickly and permanently losing them will end before I head off to graduate school and the workforce…..but I guess we’ll just have to see.
Whitney, you were “Waiting to Exhale” and trying to figure out “Why Does It Hurt So Bad”. In spite of it all, you really wanted that “One Moment in Time” where somebody could say “Count on Me” and really mean it. So…in your process of “Getting to Happy”, you turned to God and said “I Look to You” and He replied “I Will Always Love You”. Now, you are experiencing “The Greatest Love of All”. You can finally close your eyes and exhale.
so…I’ve already broken a few of my New Years Resolutions and the month of January hasn’t even ended. This is probably why I try avoiding making resolutions to begin with but I’ve had good reason. I started school a few weeks ago at a community college in order to finish my prerequisites for pharmacy school so right now, I’m taking 15 credits (WTF was I thinking?!?!?). Once the quarter slows down a little bit, I’ll blog more but right now, it makes ALOT more sense to do homework and study for exams than blogging….and trust me, the stuff I have to say about this school is interesting. I also want to get back to blogging about the free stuff I’ve received in the mail and giving my own version of a product review.
Degree 24 Hour Motion Sense Deodorant
According to Degree, this long-lasting deodorant works by reading the level of friction of your underarms (indicating how much you’re moving) and releases scent- and sweat-blockers. I must say that this product WORKS!! I decided to test out this product while I worked out since I tend to work up a sweat while I exercise and always need to take a shower afterwards. After doing a 60 minute cardio session, I still smelled fresh and was actually able to go about my day while smelling my deodorant all day. Although Degree implies that this deodorant is unisex, it has a very feminine/clean-but-flowery smell to it so I wouldn’t recommend this deodorant to a man that’s looking for a masculine scent. It also leaves a thick layer on your underarms (although Degree has it listed as an “invisible solid”) but I guess it’s the price you pay for 24-hour protection. It should be noted that the Drug Facts Warning label states that individuals with kidney disease should ask their physician before use. I’m not exactly sure why but it’d be better to just call your doctor or pharmacist before using this product and potentially doing more damage to your kidneys.
In total, I’d give Degree 24 Hour Motion Sense Deodorant 4 stars out of 5
I have no idea when I last posted a blog….I know I’m REALLY bad at this! (I seem to never remember to blog my thoughts and feelings) In honor of today being New Year’s Day, I’m going to do something I usually don’t do….make resolutions
My 2012 Resolutions
- Lose weight….blah blah blah, I know everybody makes this a resolution but by Dec. 31, 2012, I’d like to weigh 130 pounds
- Considering that I have accumulated 4-6 large purses full of makeup (mainly lip gloss), I will not buy anymore makeup until I have used the makeup I already have
- I will apply my obsession with freebies to good use by blogging every Friday, giving a review about the Freebie of the Week
- I will be in pharmacy school with a driving license, a car, a decent apartment, and a great paying job that doesn’t require me to take off my clothes
- I will try to blog at least twice a week
- I will clean my room and my belongings by selling my useless shit…mainly old textbooks, magazines, childhood books, and the numerous Bibles I accumulated during my years as a Catholic school girl
Hmm….that’s all I can think of right now. Hopefully I’ll accomplish these resolutions…or at least blog about my ability to fail at them. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Car rides with my parents were never this exciting…unless it was just my mom and I and I’m glad those moments didn’t involve cameras
Hhahaah long riidddeee
Sometimes, I feel like if i possessed the confidence this girl has, I’d be alot further in life…this video is my daily picker-up
I haven’t blogged in awhile since I took a long hiatus to focus on studying for the PCAT, the pharmacy college aptitude test. I don’t think I have EVER studied that hard for an exam!! I took the exam a few weeks ago on September 26 and got a rough score after the exam. I actually did pretty good so now I’m just busy applying to pharmacy schools….filling out forms, writing essays, requesting my college transcript 50 million times and asking for recommendation letters. Since all of this won’t take up as much time as the PCAT, I will try to make sure I regularly blog.