Saturday, February 18, 2012

Half Full Friday - On A Saturday!


Half Full Friday is a series of weekly posts that Eyegirl originally started in June 2009.  We believe that a lot of our happiness is determined by our attitude about the things that happen to us.  So by participating, I'm deciding to see the glass as half full instead of half empty; I'm choosing to concentrate on the positives instead of dwelling on the negatives.  The Half Full Friday posts are a way to do just that.  They're a list of the things in my life that have brought me happiness over the past week.  I'm determined to find something good in each day.  Are you?

For the next week, I'd like to challenge each of you to keep a list of at least one thing that brought you happiness each day.  Be sure to link up here once you've posted your list!  (This isn't a blog hop so please only link up if you've participated by posting your happy list.  Thanks!)
~I'm happy because...
I have a FOUR DAY WEEKEND!!!  Which means I'll be around to visit everyone this weekend!

I had a good time at the Post Secret event and even got a book signed!

I got an 84% on my first math test!  I'm psyched because I failed this class miserably last semester.

Shiver and Chico had an excellent time at the dance with Cali and Phoenix!  They wanted me to thank the ladies for being such great dates.  

I'm getting together with friends this evening!

I got a close parking spot on Thursday!  Because I come to work after 8:30 AM that day, I usually have to park like 87 and a half miles away because all the good spots are taken by the time I get there!
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This has been such a stressful week!  I had three exams and two of them were in my hardest classes.  I only know my grade in one class so far and it was a huge relief to know that I did well.  I'm not feeling so good about the econ test though.  A classmate suggested that I use the exercises we do in class as a study guide and that helped a lot.  Three tests in one week though was tough and I felt like I didn't grasp all of the concepts as well as I could have because my brain was so full of information from studying for the other classes.

I think I was putting too much pressure on myself about all the graphs my professor uses.  I understand why he draws them, I just don't find it particularly helpful and found them difficult to study.  I found a website I think will be helpful though and will likely use it regularly this semester.  It explains different concepts a little more clearly than the book does.

I also realized I'm finally settling in this semester.  I always go through a phase at the beginning of the semester where I question myself and think I'm not smart enough to be going to college.  A few weeks in, I start to relax and feel better.  I didn't make friends as quickly this semester for some reason but I have now and am over the insecurity phase so I'm feeling better about everything.
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Not my secret but it's one I can definitely identify with!

I probably should've stayed home and studied for my econ exam on Thursday night but there was no WAY I was gonna miss the Post Secret event.  I went with a coworker and we both really enjoyed it.  I was disappointed that there weren't more postcards shared (only about 10 on a slide show) but the lecture was very enjoyable.  At the end of it, we had the opportunity to share our own secrets with the crowd and my coworker shared one of hers.  Some of the secrets were silly and some were shocking.  

Frank had a book signing afterward so I made sure to bring one of mine.  I don't know how I managed it but I got near the front of the line so I didn't have to wait long at all.  The thing that struck me about Frank is how thin he is.  I'd seen pictures of him online before so I knew he wasn't fat by any means, but in person, he is really thin.

They handed out pre-addressed postcards at the event and I'm inspired to send in a secret or two of my own!  

8 showed me some love:

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Congrats on the math score! Enjoy your four day weekend too.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Now about that WONDERFUL 84%... CONGRATULATIONS.

When my mom was teachin she used to tell her kidlets to CELEBRATE everythingy you didn't do well... beclaw you don't learn ANYTHINGY from the stuffs you do RIGHT...

THAT means that YOU Learned a LOT of grrrreat stuffs the FURST time you took the Class and you should REALLY be GLAD and HAPPY about that!!! WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE CONGRATULATIONS on the 84% THAT is just fabulous!!!
ENJOY your 4 days of freedom! You EARNED them!!
PeeS... I had a super time talkin with you at the pawty Chico and Shiver.

P said...

Congrats on your 84%!!!

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Congrats on your test, that is excellent!
It is always good to get a close parking spot.
Have a great time with your friends.
Lynne x

Sarge said...

Hey Wylde One!
Wow, you had a fabulous week! Congrats on the math test...that's wonderful. I had a blast visiting with Shiver & Chico and I know their dates really had fun. Zona told me so. Enjoy those 4 days off! Woohooo.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Schnauzer Days said...

Hi, of course you're smart enough to be at college, I don't know you in person but I've known your blog long enough to know you should be in college! Lecture over ;-)

I'm so glad to read about the secret thing, I saw lots of them popping up on Pinterest where I'm addicted and wondered what it was all about!

Have a great week, Di xxx

Jenny Woolf said...

Well done in the math! What a fantastic achievement! I think I would have died with amazement if I had ever got a score anything like that in maths. Glad you had such a good time at Post Secrete ... and enjoy your long weekend!

Sagira said...

Sounds like you're doing great at school. You are smart enough and can do this, just hang in there! :)

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