Hello there 2014

6 Jan

Once again a new year has approached us. The past year had its ups and downs. Lessons were learned that will shape our future thoughts and decisions. It is amazing how in one year you can transition into a new person. You are now another year wiser, more knowledged, and stronger. Take all of the past years experiences and use them to your benefit this year. Break out of your comfort zone and try something you’ve always been too scared to try. A new year should be about taking chances and not looking back. Keep finding new passions. Life is too short to waste doing things that you don’t love. Focus on yourself and love yourself this new year. Now go have the best year ever!

Starting Over

3 Aug

Hello everyone!
I started this blog not too long ago and had so many ideas of what I wanted to do with it, but wasn’t sure of how to do it. I have so many ideas and topics I’d love to cover but I didn’t know how to center a page that would be able to cover a variety of topics. Lately, I’ve been working on developing a new blog and centering it more around anything and everything. I want to create an environment where I can express my thoughts and share experiences but can also give advice and inspire others. I have a lot I want to accomplish and I want to motivate others to pursue their dreams. In a month, I’ll be moving back to school and starting my SENIOR year of college. A lot of emotions have been running through my mind. I’m excited, but I’m also nervous and scared because once college is over real life begins. With that in mind, I know this entire school year will be devoted to becoming the person I’ve always wanted to be, mentally and physically. I’m ready to make the changes needed to shape myself for the future.

There are two blog projects I’ve been brainstorming and setting up for everyone to enjoy. The first blog idea is journaling my senior year of college. It would be nice to document my accomplishments, emotions, and experiences that senior year of college will bring. My second blog idea as previously mentioned will be focused on sharing life experiences and stories, giving advice, and making you better in every aspect.

As far as this blog goes, I may delete it but save some of the posts to share again on the new blogs. We’ll see how things go. I’ve got some more planning to do before starting over.

Sincerely,

Shirley

Fresh Start

18 Jan

In two days winter break will be over and I will be returning to college. I am excited to be starting the second semester of my junior year. It’s a time to start over and do things I didn’t do my last semester. Maybe I’ll join the choir or rush a sorority. Hopefully I can boost my GPA a bit higher. It is never too late to try something new and reach new goals. I’m ready to make this semester a memorable one. 

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Live in the Present

10 Jan

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“Things may not…

8 Jan

“Things may not always go your way. That’s the fun in life; To take the unexpected circumstances and make the best of them.”

-Shirley Guzman

Growing As a Person

6 Jan

Being home for winter break and reconnecting with old friends from high school, has helped me realize how much I’ve changed and grown as a person. I graduated from high school in 2010. A good percentage of those graduates are already married or have kids. Many of them have never gone to college. I see them working at fast food restaurants and doing things they don’t love in order to support themselves and their kids. Even when I do talk to my friends from home that are also on break from college, I still feel as though the person I used to be has changed. Most of their conversations about how college is going only pertains to parties and getting drunk. According to them, that is the college experience. Meanwhile, I’ve been away at school for only four months.

I went to community college my first two years so I never lived away from home before, until last semester. Since I lived with really strict parents, I never had the freedom to go to parties or hang out with friends much those first two years. Now that I live away from home, I’ve been able to do whatever I want with my freedom. Yet, in my four months of living away from home, not once have I gone to a party. The most I have done involving alcohol  was drink wine with my girl friends while watching a movie. I don’t try to go out and purposely get drunk because everyone claims that’s a whole lot of fun. I have nothing against partying and drinking, but I don’t think that’s what college should be all about, nor would I ever make it an every night routine. I enjoy the little things I get to do now that I live on campus. I can go out for Fro-yo late at night without asking anyone if I can go out, and I can hang out with my friends at my apartment any time I want. Instead of trying to get drunk, I try to take advantage of every opportunity college has to offer. I’ve gotten involved in so many clubs and activities that interest me. I go to all the events that happen such as movies on campus or late night Bingo’s. To many, this may sound kind of cheesy and lame. I have surrounded myself with a group of people that like myself, try to get good grades and have goals they want to accomplish. I feel that this mindset truly sets me apart from many people my age. I don’t need to put myself in the stereotypical mindset of what college is all about. I am only focusing on my future right now because once school is over most of those friends won’t be there. The only secure thing I’ll have is the degree I earn for all of my hard work.

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“People change….

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“People change. Feelings change. It does not mean that love once shared was not true and real. It simply just means that sometimes when people grow, they grow apart.”

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