Hello everyone! It is 3:42 am Monday morning as I start to write this, I can’t sleep but that is nothing new. I have been in my hermit shell studying since Thursday night and left my apartment only three times. Twice to go to the gym and once to go pick up eggs. My roommate for some reason keeps changing the settings (I keep having to change it back) in our fridge from ‘normal’ to ‘coldest’ and it was so cold that it cracked and froze my eggs.
I have four tests this coming week (PRAY FOR ME). So I guess being in my room all weekend has its advantages.
I had a little extra time to do stuff so I decided to clean up my room a bit and I found this book that I always knew I had but I haven’t read it in a while. A few years ago my mom gave it to me on Valentine’s Day along with my favorite bible. It is called “The Little Black Book” and it is for Teenagers/Young Adults. It is a Christian book about life. It is amazing and I forgot how deep and hard it hits you. For example in the relationship section it will straight up tell you how to know if your relationship is Christ centered or lust centered. It tells you the things you need to work on before you get married. It literally tells you about life.
I came across this section and it made me stop and think. I generally *try* to be a very positive person. When I walk to class I smile at everyone because you never know who is having a bad day and a smile is contagious. But I realized that complain a lot. Especially on here or to a close friend. It is usually about dumb stuff too. About drama with an ex friend, family, roommate, school, money problems… you name it. My friend says it is because I am an extrovert and I just need to talk things about. But I hate the feeling of over whelming someone with all my drama. And plus what is the use? I don’t really feel better after. I always feel better after a good cry though haha that is my comfort tool… and I will admit it. I LOVE TO CRY (I wonder if there is an intervention for people like me?) Hi my name is Alissa and I excessively cry my feelings.
Anyways the point of this post is that I really have nothing to complain about. My life is great. God has blessed me with another day. I should be happy and thanking him every moment.
On a side note I honestly don’t like being a hermit. Haha so I have been wanting to join a few things around campus (and off campus) and I am really excited to be starting these things. I sent an email off to volunteer at the SAAFE House. Which would be so amazing to help out with that! (The SAAFE House is a shelter for for women and children who have been sexually assaulted and abused) I have always wanted to help out with something like this so I am very excited. And once I get 40 Volunteer hours with them I can become a rape crisis or a legal advocate (my choice) which would be phenomenal. This is another field in Criminal Justice that I have been interested in. I am trying to expand my views because I am literally interested in EVERYTHING in Criminal Justice.
I have joined the Forensic Society. I love this club so much. We get to go on prison tours! I went on one last year and the guard was super nice! He bought us any food they offered from commissary. We all wanted to go down the cell blocks but because it was just a group of girls, we couldn’t. We were getting catcalled as it was. Have you ever been cat called by a bunch of prisoners who haven’t seen girls in years? I have. It isn’t very nice.
I also want to volunteer at the Body Farm at my school. I just finished my volunteer application but the only thing holding me back from sending it is the fact that I need to get four shots. It would cost over $100 dollars to do it here and right now, I don’t have that money. If I wait till I go back home my insurance can cover it. But here is another catch. For some reason, we can’t find my immunization records. I might have already gotten the shots. So I have been on edge on whether or not I should send my application.
Another thing I wanted to do was a non Greek life fraternity (so girls are welcomed) called Lambda Alpha Epsilon. It is a very famous Criminal Justice Organization that can open a lot of doors for me. Many scholarships are involved as well. I was going to join a Christian Sorority but I decided not to after realizing they really aren’t true to what they say they are for.
The last club that I want to join is this amazing thing called Project Sunshine! Doesn’t that just make you happy saying it? It is an organization, which provides numerous free programs and services to children with disabilities and/or special needs. This would make me so happy. You don’t even understand. My favorite part about swimming in high school was the fact that we would have to volunteer at the Special Olympics. One year I was in the pool helping them swim to the finish line and the next year I was an escort helping them to the starting line. When I found out about this club, I lit up. I can’t wait to start with them!
So I have finally got my act together and have started editing a *new* draft to a constitution to a start up a roller derby team here at my school. I have had this vision since the beginning of last year and I finally decided after many pushes (*cough David*) that “Okay I need to do this”. So here we are. Hopefully I can get some help from the DOSO (Dean of Students Office) so I can perfect it and send it off for review in less than 2 weeks. We shall see! The big question is still “Where the heck are we supposed to skate?”
Well guys that is what is new with me! haha wow it is 5:24am and I wrote a lot more than expected. Don’t forget to thank God for waking up today! Try to be a light in someone’s life. Smile! It is contagious :)
Hey ‘Black Balloon’ By The Goo Goo Dolls just came on my ipod! (Just an FYI)