New Year’s Eve 2015: Holding on to Hope

NYE 2015

As I’m writing this, there are less than four hours until the New Year. I’m not one to make New Year’s resolutions, and I’m not really one to celebrate New Year’s. I just don’t find it exciting like some people do and am not into the whole party scene associated with it. I’m not hating on it all at, but it just isn’t me.

I do, however, like to reflect on the past year just like most everyone else when it comes to the New Year.

It’s difficult for me to reflect on 2015 as a whole, though, because it just seems like so much. It seems like such a long time—which it can be depending on how it’s looked at.

Somehow it seems like the year just dragged on, yet, at the same time, it seems like 2015 went by relatively quickly. But then I consider that I can hardly reflect on the spring semester let alone 2015 in its entirety. Read more “New Year’s Eve 2015: Holding on to Hope”

Christmas 2014: The gratification of giving (Part Two)

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In the first part of this blog-post series, I rambled on about how great and gratifying Christmas is because I love giving people presents and being able to see their happiness as a result of it.

For that reason, I decided to compile a list of my favorite presents—Christmas or not—that I’ve given to others. This part, however, will only include presents I’ve given to others in past years and not this year just to prevent anyone from figuring out what he or she is getting prior to actual receiving it. But, once I’ve given out all of my presents for this Christmas, I’ll definitely be writing about that.

Whether it was the fact it was the perfect gift for that particular individual or whether I just sincerely loved the person’s reaction to receiving the gift, these are ones I’ll never forget having had the opportunity to give.

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Christmas 2014: The gratification of giving (Part One)

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For the past two years, one of the few things that helped me get through fall semester finals has been Christmas.

In high school, finals were always after winter break, in January, so there would be an awkward, two-week break from school. Finals wouldn’t be right when school started back up—that would just be cruel—but they’d come up pretty soon after that. It always annoyed me, and it sucked knowing I couldn’t completely relax during winter break since the semester hadn’t ended yet. It never really affected how well I did in school, though.

But I’m in college now. Once I complete my finals for the fall semester, I can actually relax and not have to worry about school, and I get to do that for an entire month! The only part I dislike is the fact the semester ends only a couple of days before Christmas comes.

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Thanksgiving 2014: Taking time to express gratitude

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’ve decided to dedicate this post to those people and things I’m most thankful for, particularly at this time. This isn’t to say there isn’t more to be thankful for besides what I’ll mentioned, because that’d be completely erroneous.

I truly am thankful for every single thing and person—no matter how much of an impact he, she, or it has made upon me—because that event, person, or whatever it may be played a part in who I am and where I’m at today. For all I know, my life could be completely different if just one person I’m acquainted with wasn’t in my life in some way.

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