Last post for class!!

The ending of this class brings sadness and comfort.  Sadness because it is over, but comfort because we have learned so much from each other.  I will carry what I've learned from each of you with me in my new career journey.  I hope to be "seeing" you again through our studies at Kaplan.  Love and respect to you all!!!!


We are almost there!!!

It's really hard to believe that we are almost finished this term!  I've learned so much from each of you...of course that includes you, too, Professor!!  It's fun to open your eyes to find that we all still have so much to learn from everyone that we meet....I try to do that with each class and with those I come into contact with every day!!  Thank you all for your respect and knowlegdge.  I hope to be seeing you all in a future class.  Gotta run and finish up some work!!!  Rock On!!!!


Pushing forward

So today these are the things that put a smile on my face!  It's the end of unit 8 and we are almost done this term!  Hard to believe.  Although I won't graduate for another couple of years, it's always nice to think about it!  this term has been interesting.  I've enjoyed ths blog and hope to continue it.  Sorry for any spelling erros, I'm typing in yellow and can't see it very well.  So off to finish up my paper (and the one for my anatomy class).  Enjoy the 4th!!!!


Here we go.....

Not really the best day/week for me.  I feel like those tulips over there!!  Just not in a happy place today.  But I'm getting some homework done and that feels good!!  This was a difficult discussion for me....reading and commenting on someone else's work isn't the easiest thing to do.  It's hard telling someone you don't like something about the work they did.  It's harding hearing it, too.  I am a critical person, but mostly about myself and the work that I do.  That's all I got!! 


Mind Blockage!!!

Is there anything more amazing than these pictures?  I was having difficulty with movtivating myself and decided to search pictures.  These came right up from Bwindi National Park in Africa and put such a smile on my face!  I feel more relaxed and able to continue with school work today!!  Have lots to do on my first draft.  Am very inspired...maybe for a trip to Africa one day!!!  Please take a look and enjoy these pictures.  Let them help you reflect on your day and those you love.  They are sure to calm you and put a nice smile on your face!!!  They did mine!  Enjoy your day!!!



Blogs are definately a type of freewriting.  You can put down many ideas into one blog.  Blogging is another way of clearing your mind of clutter and freeing it so you can concentrate on the task at hand...whether it's a school assignment or life assignment!

Took my kids to the beach yesterday and spent the day with old friends.  It was nice to reconnect.  The beach is definitely my favorite place to be...it's so tranquil and soothing.  Helps to clear the mind.  Breathing in the salt air is cleansing.

Gotta get clear and jump into my paper!!!!!  Peace out!!  lol


Unit 4 blog

Feeling like blue writing today!!!  I am back online on my own computer after having the last storm knock out our service!  I found out that Mcdonalds has free wifi service, so off I went with my daughters lap top the past few nights!!!!  lol

Who knew that a writing class could teach so much?  I have to admit that I really like the discussion board.  It allows us to be constructively honest and I like that.  I hope that none of you take offense to anything I say....I have this "mother hen" and sometimes I just like teaching people to think outside their own box.  I also love being challenged and the discussion board definately challenges me.

I enjoy writing...sometimes I think I write better than I speak.  I get more of myself on paper, for some reason.  Maybe it's just safer.  Anyway....I'm researching and researching...having a little difficulty pinning down my topic in sources...they almost all are saying similar things....got to find a different word grouping.  Off to research!!!!! 



Ok, I think I'm getting the hang.  Just finished adding more of my classmates onto my "following" list.  Think I have most of you now!!  For some reason this seems to be the hardest thing for me to get used to having to do~~not sure why, I've certainly done harder things than this in my life!!

My mom's been in the hospital....again....since last week.  Hoping she is well enough to come home soon.  Every time she goes in (and it's quite often), there's always this question of whether or not she's gonna make it home....but she always does!  I don't think I've met anyone so tough in my life~maybe that's where I get it from!!

Quiet holiday weekend.  Catching up on things...kinda boring.  Lotsa decisions to make in the next few months that will impact myself and my children.  Always hoping I make the right ones!!!

Off to do more school work!! 


Kinda random stuff

I'm not quite used to having this blog and keep forgetting to write on it!  This weekend consisted of working yesterday, taking an awesome nap and running my youngest around to parties, and of course school work!  Weather today is gray and dreary which usually puts me in tired mode.  The theme of this blog seems to be "tired"  lol!! 

This is my fourth term at Kaplan and so far I really enjoy the challenge and am doing quite well.  I've changed my major from a Bachelors of Healthcare Admin to Bachelors of Health and Wellness.  I see the medical field heading toward prevention and getting out of this waiting until we're sick to fix it mode.  It really peaked my interest after taking Models of Health and Wellness class.  I'm already searching out what classes I want to take for my electives.  I am looking forward to researching my paper for my writing class.

Life is kind of funny....I'm finally, after 48 years, looking into what I want my future to look like.  So far this is what I see......after my third child goes off to college in another 5 years, I plan on moving south!!   In very close proximity to a beach.  It's where I've always wanted to be...thinking the southern part of North Carolina....not right on the shore, but not too far away either.  I see myself living in a beautiful condo with no lawn to take care of...in my new job developing health and wellness programs for corporations, hospitals and maybe even for the government.  Right now I am thinking of gearing these programs toward underprivileged children who don't have a lot of money to purchase the proper nourishing foods.     

So this was a lot of writing today.  I will continue to try and write on here more often.  Gonna go look and see what some of my classmates are writing!!!!


Here we go....

It's been a busy several months since beginning school at Kaplan. Rearranging my time has been tricky, but done! My three teenagers have pitched in around the house to help out. I love being back in school...I feel such accomplishment!! Lotta plans to be made for my future...some difficult....some necessary...some I can't wait to see! Kids are beginning to make their plans...figured it was time for me. Catching up on school work today. Hate having so much on my mind at once...guess it comes with territory of being single mom. I can handle it. Always have and always will...kids ALWAYS come first!!!!