Waiting to get approved for my first apartment

The wait could finally be over as I’m still waiting on getting approved on would be my first apartment where I get to experience freedom and gain more experience growing as a young adult. Getting this apartment would be a great break for me as it’s closer to my college (very close) along with me getting to work where I don’t have to drive real far. So that’s a plus. Also I would be surrounded by everything where I don’t even have to drive to certain places. However, right now with how hot it’s getting I may want to stay enjoying the AC in my car.

Anyways, the process has been very hard and at times frustrating. There have been some cruel agents who haven’t really tried to help me out to really work with me as I have turned away from some places along with either not being approved or being lied to as I would be a witness to false advertising. So the struggle has indeed been real. However, I didn’t stop. I kept pushing as I would in everything else such as in school and work, especially school. I finished with an A- in Calculus 2, an A in Environmental Stats, and a B+ in my Data Analysis class by the way. Hooray for me! Anyways, through some tears and faith I did see an apartment that just popped up which was weird because a couple of days ago there wasn’t anything available for this particular property. So it was strange, but I called quickly and ran with it. Hopefully this will be it. I toured it of course.

I’ve really came a long way where I feel confident, very confident, being on my own. I’ve worked real hard to get to where I am today as I have burned myself out from working to be blessed. Of course I know there will be more hardships that will come my way as I get older and gain more life experience, but with me being mentally strong, wise, and being raised real well I know that I will overcome them. I already know how I’m going to set up everything. There’s just that intense feeling of excitement at the same time nervousness as I’m waiting to get the phone call. Wish me the best of luck!

P.S. I want to give a shoutout to the Concord staff for foundation day along with everyone else! I still love you guys!!!

It’s about to be all over

School’s about to be out as I enjoyed another year of school as I progress more into my life. As I finish up with exams the more I prepare to enjoy a relaxing, yet busy summer as I begin my apartment search. The reward is great after tiresome working days along with getting a couple hours of sleep to make sure I’m ready to go to work the next day. It’s been a good ride as I hope to keep making the right moves and maintain my stride in school.

My plan for next semester is to begin my new path in Data Science. I expect myself to learn a lot more new interesting things as I find out more of what I’m capable of. This semester definitely consisted of a lot more lessons where I’m not the same person like I was when the year started. I feel like I can take on the world some more as I’m mentally mature to take that next step.

Also this summer I’m going to Kansas City, Missouri for my family reunion where I know it’s going to be a blast not to mention me getting a much needed break. Also from working and from Minnesota as well.

I know this blog was kind of all over the place, but it just shows how relieved I am as I have a little less on my plate. Well for now really.

March Blog: Changing my major

Here it is folks. The blog I promised to write about when I said I’m going to be switching majors. I switched from Applied Mathematics to Data Science which is a new at my college, but is actually being added to more universities due to it being the most popular career/business field in the US right now. The reason why it’s so popular besides salary is because of how much it deals with experiments involving real life scenarios through coding and programming to prove to see if there’s similarities or differences among a specific drug where it would assist with improving treatment or even running different types of analysis’ to form informal conclusions through research of discovering useful information. So think of it as Data Analysis. It may still have some math in it, but at the very least it deals with evaluating data rather than sitting and solving math problems where you don’t even know what the point of it is or the significance behind it.

Thanks to me taking Environmental Statistics and Analysis of Variance both statistics classes drew me in after finding various ways to examine and analyze data where I’m actually enjoying it. The more engaged I got into both classes the less interested I was in taking my math career further thanks to my Calculus level 2 class. The more I wanted to get into assignments the more my level 2 class ate me up where it distracted me into wanting to get deeper into knowing more about data analysis. I’m just happy that I have a clear path.

I know this blog wasn’t as long as I wanted to be, but I wanted to just share about my little experiences in my classes where I have a clear path now in what I want to do. It may take me a bit longer to graduate, but it’ll be worth the wait!

Wanting to change myself for the better of my life

I’m taking a different approach in this blog. Usually you would be used to reading either how school’s been going for me or how my work life has been going. Well I’m not going to talk about that today. My blog still has something to do with myself, but I want to reach out towards my health so I can work and fight for what I want and need.

We’ve all been there in our lives when it came to talking about losing weight and eating healthy. Lately I’ve been watching random videos on YouTube so I can take care of my boredom, but what I’ve been noticing is that they’ve all been weight losing videos. So I have noticed a reoccurring pattern in the past few days. So there’s definitely a message behind all this. I know that plenty of times I’ve been wanting to lose weight, but I have failed to do so.

On one video an entrepreneur on one of Steve Harvey’s shows said that losing weight is all MENTAL along with DIET. 10% is exercise and 90% is diet. You cannot beat a bad diet when losing weight because no matter how much you exercise you won’t lose the weight. On the mental side of things it was mentioned that patience is part of the mental state of losing weight. It’s more about the journey than the destination. I have really been looking at things differently than I did a few months ago. I noticed how things are changing around me where I truly want to motivate myself to become stronger everyday so I can be prepared for whatever change is going to come.

I was also inspired by this video I watched on YouTube titled “Vance’s incredible 365-day transformation will blow you away” where I was really inspired emotionally this man. Every aspect of the video was something to take note of. Whether if it was process or the change in his approach he seemed to have a sacrificial willingness to keep up the hard work. I mentioned sacrificial willingness because I think these two words together are very important because when it comes to dieting most people don’t take both words into consideration when it comes to dieting which is why we don’t see weight loss. This takes time to develop to me where everything is not going to happen overnight.

Why is this so important to me? Well the point of this blog was to speak on the fact that life is too short for it to go to waste. Not to mention you only live once in your life. Once that’s gone that’s it. I have a new approach when I begin my process of losing weight. I’m going to focus on just dieting for a while where the exercise will come in later. Changing your diet is the hardest aspect of losing weight. I think the exercise is a little less complicated once you get the hang of being on a good diet. I’m going to start this approach and write a future blog on the process of my weight loss. Hopefully this blog can inspire people to think a little deeper about their lives because I think we take out lives for granted sometimes. I can admit this too. I’m not perfect. Anyways, thanks for reading as I love share things with you guys.

P.s. Please watch the Vance’s video. It was awesome!

It’s Happening!!

I know you guys have been missing my post so far this month. The truth is I wanted to truly wait for something to happen where I can have something to write about that happened recently. Even though I was going to get my Feb. blog up I wanted to tell you guys exciting news!

The exciting news is that I was able to pursue a job at the Minneapolis-St.Paul International Airport where I’ll be finally working for my first apartment! I couldn’t be more proud of myself and my journey that I took to get to where I need to be! Even though I’m going to be working at 4am, full-time, it’s going to be worth it since both school and work won’t be much of a problem and that I can accomplish both of my goals! So this is truly a blessing!

Other than the good news happening things are going pretty much as expected at school as my Calculus 2 class is kind of a hassle which I already had a good idea. It’s becoming so much of a hassle where I feel like kind of changing my career path, but staying in the same major which I what I’ll be talking about in my next blog. So stay tuned for that.

I know this blog was pretty short, but I wanted to write something worth writing so you guys can still see how my journey’s been going! I wasn’t going to write about how I’ve been enduring this horrible winter. Because we’re all going through the same struggle. Hopefully this winter can die down so we can be free!

The end of a great chapter; Next chapter will be even better

It’s the end of the year! I can really look back at this year as it went by super quick. When it came to being exposed to new experiences, obstacles, and victories I’d say everything finished the way it was suppose to thanks to having a great stroke of faith and good composure. I just know 2019 will be a whole new year of the same battles for me, but I will have more growth.

I have really been focusing on resetting myself and having a peace of mind by dedicating myself more to my family and away from everything else. I’m truly taking advantage of this break to rest. Why not try to rest after grinding it out from work and school? By the way I finished with straight A’s. My calculus final was tough as I took me a whole 3 hours to complete as there were a few questions based on topics I didn’t really have a great strength in. I thought I would do decent, but the fact I got an 88% showed how much I have grew and how much I believed in myself! It brings me excitement for the next challenge!

I have so much ahead of me it can feel overwhelming. However, it makes me more comfortable since I have eliminated distractions and people who weren’t really there for me in the beginning. Once you eliminate negative energy you can have a strong outlook and a clear mind for what’s next to come in your journey.

A new year will bring nothing but good vibes either in the good or bad. The more I take everything a day at a time the more content I will be for the hardships that will come along the way. I just have to deal with this hardship right now of having a stomach bug, but I still stand strong!

The end is near

The end of the semester is already coming as finals week starts this Monday! It’s truly crazy. I’m already done with my Statistics 1 class which went by well for me as I did well on the final. So I have 2 classes remaining. I’m just preparing for the last week. The big cheese that I’m focusing on is my final in my Calculus 1 class which is very important, and has been the most important class all semester to me. At the end of the day I truly hope my grades will reflect that.

I’m very glad this semester is coming to an end where I can enjoy a great, much needed break, but also it was a good learning experience for me where even though I went through hell I was able to brush it off and move on to complete my progress. This semester has prepared me for what’s to come next.

Speaking of what’s coming next I will be strictly focusing on my major next semester as I will be taking 12 credits again. I know all of my classes will be math related, but I know it will be a level up as I move up in my college career. I’ll be taking Calculus 2 which I heard is very tough. Analysis of Variance and Multivariate Analysis is the next class I’ll be taking which consists of statistics mainly. Then Environmental Statistics is the 3rd and final class I’ll be taking. The good thing is however I’ll have the same instructor from my Statistics class who I was very cool with. All in all, next semester will be an ear full, but that’s next semester. I’m just focus on my break!

Other things I’m doing is focusing on is saving for my apartment which I’m planning to move when school lets out for the summer in May. I have been very bold in building up my credit thanks to paying off my credit card on time, taking some money and moving it to a savings account, and looking for places. So I’ve been focusing on acheiving more of my goals.

I don’t necesaarily have anyhting else planned really. Spending time with family is enough for me whether if it’s just talking to them or even having company. I hope everyone enjoys their holiday break.