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It’s Finals Time

That’s right it’s that time of the semester again. Finals, ugh!

You’ve all probably already noticed my lack of posts lately and that’s because well the semester is coming to a close and my to-do list for school work keeps growing.

As I type this out right now, I’m taking a quick study break from reading about the Philosophy of Law. Sounds interesting right? Actually it is but it’s also very complicated and hard to grasp.

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This is what my table at school looks like right now. Lots of papers to read, lots of highlighting and oh yeah a large cup of coffee.

Did I mention my to-do list keeps growing too? Here’s a glimpse of my to-do list for school over the next 2 in a half weeks.

Public Speaking Class
1. Study for final exam – study session May 2nd
2. Final exam – May 7th
3. Final Paper 5-7 pages – due May 16th
4. Final Speech

Leadership Communication
1. Quiz attempt 2 – due Tuesday night by 11:45pm
2. Written communication project piece – for group presentation
3. Group presentation meeting – May 5th
4. Group presenting – May 7th
5. Study for final – hopefully get a group together to do so
6. Final – May 16th

Philosophy of Law
1. Study for quiz
2. Quiz on Tuesday
3. Stay caught up on readings
4. Study for quiz number 6
5. Quiz number 6 – May 16th
6. Final exam – take home essay

Criminal Justice
1. Catch up on reading – ha ya right
2. Homework assignment – due Tuesday
3. Final paper – Due May14th
4. Study for final
5. Final – take home

That’s just my school todo list, I also still have my personal to-do list
Monday-Friday client work
Apply daily to 3-5 part time jobs
Attended Meet-Ups to network and make friends 1-3 times a week
A date 1-2 a week – with friends, J or an actual date date
Gym 3-4 times a week
Read books for book clubs
Dr. Appointment – Today
Pick up package at UPS – by Wednesday – bridesmaid dress
Grandparents in town next week – May 8th-9th
Engagement Party weekend in Santa Barbra for K&J – May 10-12

And I know this list will keep growing.

At this point I feel like there isn’t enough time in each day for me to accomplish what I need and want to. I create a daily to-do list every night before bed for the next day and for the past week I have not yet been able to check everything off on my list made for that day.

What’s your schedule like? Is it as hectic as mine? Do you use list, day planners or an application on your smart phone to keep you organized? I’m interested in what works best for you! How do you time manage?

Well break time is over. Today is defiantly a day I know I won’t get everything done because its not physically possible.

Over the course of the next 3 weeks I will do my best to post at least once a week but I can’t make any promises. Until next time, wish me luck through the next 3 weeks, I can use all the luck I can get.

Happy Monday beauties!

-C

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Exciting Changes

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A little over a month ago I made a huge life change. I quit my job and joined the unemployed. I made this life decision in hopes to become a happier, healthier person as well as to be able to gain experience in areas that benefited what I want to do with my life once school is over.  

Well now its been a month and I am happy to say things so far are on the up and up. 

School is still school and I am doing everything I can to get caught up but that seems to never be something that will happen. 

Work is a whole other story. I have decided to try and start my own thing as a Social Media Consultant. And so far so good, I have landed myself two clients and things are looking like they could really take off. 

I want to say I’ve also become happier and healthier.  My stress level has gone way down helping me in both of those aspects. I have started eating differently now that I have the time to not rush when it comes to school as well as I have joined the gym again! 

Anything exciting happening for any of my loves? 

-C

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Cleanse, Detox, Diet

Its seems like recently everyone is on some sort of diet, cleanse or detox.

I myself am not normally someone who does these types of things. However, with a bunch of friends raving about the Master Cleanse and my health, the good Ol’ Crohn’s, I thought I would give it a try.

I even enlisted the Mr. to be my moral support and do it with me. We both have been talking about just getting ourselves back on a healthy life style track, changing our diet and just getting back into a better mind thought process. This cleanse seemed to be a great option to kick-start that.

We both figured as soon as we finished the cleanse, eating healthy would be easy because healthy foods would taste so good and with out the cravings for fatty foods we would be able to continue a healthy diet easily without them. I knew I’d then be able to start a diet that would help alleviate some of my Crohn’s symptoms. So we picked a start date and that was that!

If you don’t know what the Master Cleanse is : It’s a 10 day liquid diet with a drink that is basically lemonade.

Ingredients:

Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
Maple Syrup
Cayenne Pepper
Water

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Sounds Yummy Right? Well actually it really in’t bad at all. Tastes like a slightly spicy lemonade.

Mr. and I knew we wouldn’t be able to jump straight into the liquid diet only so we choose to do the ease in. This is an option where you can eat fruit and veggies for the first three days of the cleanse (if needed).  So with our plan set in motion last Sunday evening I headed to Trader Joe’s and stocked us up on our needed supplies for a few days.

On Monday morning we woke up and made our first spicy lemonade blend and each had a banana. As the day went on we both continued to drink our lemonade and here an there would be found snacking on bell pepper slices, strawberries or carrots.  Towards the end of the day we were both losing our energy levels and already craving every other food option out there.  How tempting it was to just give up then and go have our favorite meal of Fish and Chips.

Don’t worry we didn’t do it. We continued our liquid diet through the evening. Tuesday morning I woke up pretty shaky, really noticing the effect the cleanse was already having on my body. A lemonade drink and banana later I was feeling a bit better. I prepped my days worth of lemonade grabbed a few fruit and veggie snacks to get me through my 10 hour day at school and headed out the door.

Around 10 am it hit me. My body was not a happy camper. I suddenly had no energy, a very unhappy stomach and a pounding headache. Things were not looking good for me. Mr. on the other hand was just waking up at this point and other than feeling like he just didn’t have any energy he was doing fine.

My cravings for some sort of actual substance was growing by the second. I spent most of my next to class period falling asleep (not good when trying to learn) and also talking myself out of rushing down to the cafe to grab a huge sandwich  Mr. tried to motivate me via text throughout the morning, which helped keep me as focused as I could be on the fact that I was doing this cleanse for a reason.

Come my 3pm afternoon class, my body was shutting down. I went home early from school and unfortunately spent the rest of the day being best friends with my toilet. I was praying to the toilet gods and man it sucked. Even though throwing up was a side effect of doing a detox, I was done.  There was no way I was going to put my body through anymore of what I was already going through.

Mr. was even beginning to not be able to focus on work at all and having stomach pains.  I knew he would have been about to pull through and handle the cleanse but he really wanted to be able to focus on work.

So that was the end of the great Master Cleanse for the both of us.  We are both still looking for something to help us basically reset.

I wish anyone trying to do a cleanse like the Master Cleanse luck. I don’t think there is any way I could have finished the cleanse but hopefully I will be able to find something that will end up working for me. Any ideas?

Have you tried the Master Cleanse? Have you done a detox, or cleanse that worked for you? What have your results of a detox or cleanses been?

– C

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