January 2, 2015

New Year Resolutions?

Leave it to me to not post on the first day of the New Year. But I mean, I've learned in recent years that posting or writing about my resolutions isn't going to make them any more attainable or realistic. Therefore, I didn't write down any resolutions for this year, as I've discovered that lists make me anxious when I see that I haven't accomplished anything on them. I like to do things spontaneously and at my own pace.

One thing I do want to achieve, however, is this 2015 reading list I found on 9gag. I've stopped reading as much as I used to in elementary school, and although I'd like to blame school and homework for taking time away, I know for a fact that the time I waste online could just as easily be spent on reading or studying Korean. So if I had to state my "official" resolutions, it would be completing this 2015 Reading Challenge and studying Korean enough to not have to take the beginner Korean language courses at UPenn next year.

2015, here I come!

December 7, 2014

UPenn Class of 2019

I recently got a full-ride scholarship through Questbridge for the University of Pennsylvania. I'm so friggin excited because my counselor revealed that out of the 11,000 applicants, only 501 received a scholarship and were accepted into a partner college (out of the 35 possible schools). I was one of the 45 who was admitted into UPenn, and I think that's a pretty impressive feat. I'm so excited about my acceptance because that's one less thing I have to worry about as a senior—especially since my education is basically entirely paid for. After living seventeen years in the Southern United States, I'm finally going to see a white Christmas and mingle with people who aren't all Hispanic.

July 11, 2014

Midsummer and still Unemployed

I turned seventeen today. Like every year, it was no different than every other day of my life except for the fact that I'm one year older than I was yesterday. I got cheesecake—my favorite—balloons, and the most adorable birthday card that plays the birthday song. It's not a lot for a birthday present (wow I sound ungrateful), but I've received a lot of spontaneous presents already this year and I still have a lot of stuff to be grateful for.

I also continue to be unemployed despite summer being half over. I was supposed to get a call a loooong time ago from a workforce agency office thing but I've gotten no calls so I will continue jobless until God knows when. I guess this is a sign that I'm not cut out for part time jobs??? I applied to Whataburger and Burger King at the beginning of summer but neither called me so it must be that.

Also, I have to read Frankenstein for school but it's so boring and in a language I don't understand (Yes, it's English, but it's old so it might as well not be).