I’m jealous of people who get to travel during breaks. For me, I usually have to work! But this time, I’m planning to work more on my art projects and getting some “homework” done. Totally better than working!
If I could travel, where would I go? To be honest, I’m not even sure. I think I would only travel if it’s to visit a friend or to tag along with friend(s) who are going somewhere. My choices would be Kansas City, Chicago, or California (some of my high school friends are in these cities for college). Of course, I would definitely need to have money saved up for trips. Another big reason why I can’t travel. Ha ha.
It’s okay though! I know I’ll get my chances in the future. Enjoy!
This is a common phrase, I believe: “I’m so tired of the cold and snow!”
Yes, that is the main sentence for the past two months. It’s bizarre! I guess we can cope with the constant cold and snow, but jeez, it does get old. And it doesn’t make things better with all the accidents occurring. Tsk tsk.
Anyways, let’s not get into that (it’ll be boring). We have reached the beginning of March! This also confirms that we are already half-way through the spring semester (not quite “spring-y” as I would like it to be). As always, there’s always so much to do! One is a midterm exam this Thursday for me (feels like my very first midterm ever); another is preparing for the junior synthesis art show on April 1st (yes, my work will be included!); and a bunch of student organization things that needs to be done. Well, at least I’m now ODK’s secretary for the 2014-2015 school year! Woohoo! This is a HUGE honor for me. I look forward to achieving goals with my new crew.
As you may recall, I’m already in a bunch of clubs as it is, and now ODK’s exec board. I must be crazy! But no worries, I’m actually dropping officer positions to just being a member for FISH, Students for Life, Student Alumni Association, and continue as a member for FLARE. Next year, I only want to focus on FISA and ODK; these two organizations are more connected to my heart than the others. However, I am still strongly supportive of the others! I hope to see them continue to do many great things for the Fontbonne community and the world.
Plus, I’m an art major and I’m almost done with my third year. THIRD YEAR! Therefore, I REALLY need to focus on creating more and more art work and plan to put my creations in art shows, galleries, and maybe sell them at art fairs. Yup, I am determined to put myself out there! Hope you’re all supporting me and keep a look out for Lizzie Tran’s masterpieces! 😀
It’s the official day to show and share some love! Whether you’re single or in a relationship, just love and be loved. It doesn’t have to be with a boyfriend/girlfriend. I’m sure it’s safe to have your best friend as a Valentine, right?
As for me, I do have a boyfriend. Hehe. His name is Michael, and this is our 5th Valentine’s Day together. THE FIFTH! And it never gets old. I truly do love this guy, and I’m always giggling at the thought of giving him something that I’ve made just for him. I hope he likes it!
For everyone out there, don’t be so sad if you don’t have a particular crush as your Valentine. Your mom, dad, brother, sister, pet, teacher, etc. could be your Valentine! Just don’t make things awkward or too weird, right?
Our prompt for this week was about music and how it plays a role in our lives, right? Let’s see.
Music is almost an every day thing for me. I like music because it’s relaxing and depending on what kind of music it is also makes a difference. I used to listen to R&B and some rap a lot when I was younger and throughout high school, but now I’m more open to various music. Right before I came to Fontbonne, I heard Christian music on the radio (but at the time, I didn’t know it was actual Christian music, ha ha). I found out the radio station with the songs and I love it! 99.1 Joy FM, you know? And Mandisa is one of my favorites! Below is one of her songs:
Now, I still listen to some R&B or whatever genre it fits in, such as Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, etc. I have both of their CD’s. I also have Celine Dion (addicting music!) and Jeffrey Messersmith (I went to his concert last week! First concert EVER!!). Yeah, music is so awesome.
My family are big on music, too. We’re not really like “professional” musicians or anything, but my parents love to sing, especially my mom. She once told me that singing from your heart is what makes the song truly great. I was inspired by that.
My sister and I actually used to play instruments in middle school and some of high school. She played the cello and I played the harp (yes, the big BIG harp). It was pretty fun, but I couldn’t continue because of other classes and time issues. However, I WILL buy a harp one day and try to play it again! Then our younger brother is actually big on music, too. He’s more into rap and all, but he also admires classical and old time music (ex: Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, etc). We all love music in some kind of way.
Overall, I love listening to music because it really gives me a moment to not only appreciate it but to feel relaxed and comfortable. And I’m open to most genres. If you have musical talent out there, I think it would be SO AWESOME to share it with the world. Enjoy!
Chuc mung nam moi!!! Translation: Happy Lunar New Year!!! Or Chinese, hehe. Hello, again, everyone. I hope you’re all happy and healthy out there! Things have been pretty okay lately for me. Well, except for the bitter coldness not too long ago…I have never been so impatient for spring to come! But I’ll deal with […]
Wow, it’s already close to Thanksgiving?? That means we’re almost done for the Fall semester! First, so sorry for not blogging at all lately. I mean, I did one blog at least, right? Anyways, I hope everyone’s excited and ready to get fat this holiday! Haha. Most importantly, be thankful for the many things in […]
Yes, I know school has already started about six weeks ago, but welcome back to blogging at least! I’ll have to say that my semester so far has been a little crazy. Why? Well, I’ve mentioned before about how active I am and that I’m involved with multiple student organizations. I’m also taking six courses […]
Good afternoon! I hope everyone had a nice, relaxing weekend. One of my favorite things to do is spending time with family. During my childhood, my uncle was always taking all of us out for fun. What I mean by “us” is our group which includes me, my twin sister Mary, our brother Anthony, and […]
Good afternoon! I figured I should post a blog since I’ve been slacking off..I apologize for that! I hope everyone had a good weekend. If you ask me, I think it was in-between. First, everyone know Friday, April 12, was Fontbonne Service Day, right? Of course you do. And my accomplishment for that day was […]
Welcome back from our “Spring” Break! I know it started off more like a winter break, but it did get warmer. I hope everyone is doing well, now that we have to get back to our school mode. I can actually say that my break was pretty good. Of course, I worked the whole week […]
Hey! My name is Valerie Kathryn Amerlan. I have most recently embraced my middle name, so forgive me if it's too long :) I am a returning sophomore and a Psychology Major here at Fontbonne. I am studying to be an Occupational Therapist. This city has become my second home, and that is something that I still can't believe is coming from my small town, country mind. I love people and meeting/making new friends. I am very social and I try to be a breath of fresh air. It may sound annoying to some people, but I try to be as positive as possible. I want to find the good in everyday and in everyone. Why focus on the negative? Because it's real? So is the positive stuff :)