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!
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.
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!