Hello Spring Semester

Here we go again. I started first day of Spring Semester at CSUN yesterday. I’m taking 2 courses. 1. Poly Science ONLINE and Child development class called Applied Social Development.

Reviewing the syllabus is the worst because it feels overwhelming to see all the work that is required. One of the professors even said to figure out a 1ohr week studying time in order to pass the class.

But I can do this. I just need to take it day by day and focus on finishing one assignment at a time.

I’m trusting God to give me the strength I need to finish strong.

Matthew 6:34

The Message (MSG)

34 “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.

During my last semester, I wasn’t able to commit to going to the gym because that was the only time I could come home from work and focus on my homework while my husband took Emma to the gym for an hour or two.

Since I had a month off from school, I started going to the gym and I’m really liking the way I feel about myself. I notice the change in energy and it just makes me feel good about myself. Even though I haven’t lost any weight, I want to continue going an hour 3 or 4 times a week.

I also want to spend time with my daughter until her bedtime and then focus on schoolwork, probably till midnight or whatever time I may need to stay up.

All I keep day dreaming about is my graduation with hubby and Emma being there with me and celebrating together. They are my inspiration.

 

 

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The 5 Year Service

Yesterday, I received my 5 year service award from CSUN. I can’t believe I’m still here. I started off as a student worker at the Corp in CSUN when I was only 17. That is when my mom and I came to visit the campus to fill out some paperwork, she noticed a job application and talked me into filling it out which I eventually got the job.

Five years of working at the corp as a student worker and going to school with first a Business Major, then later changed to Child Development, I then decided to leave to go into my field as I continued with schooling.

I left the corp and got a job as a preschool teacher but it didn’t take me too long to find out, I hated it. A month into it, I started reapplying to jobs at CSUN and one year later, I got hired as an Assistant at the Purchasing Office on campus.

It’s been 5 years since I’ve been here and a lot has happened during those years. I got promoted a few times to now being a Buyer I, married, had a baby but still have not yet received my bachelors. It’s so ironic. That is still my goal. I was supposed to walk last year May 23, 2011 but my daughter was born May 21st. I must start the graduation application process again….

Thanks for following this crazy journey of mine.

xoxo

El