Taking A Page: I Took a Week Off

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Here is my 11th TAP(Taking A Page) of the year, and I’m kind of just touching base on where I was last week, and why there wasn’t blog posts last Thursday, and this past Monday.

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Last week I kind of took an unexpected week off. I really didn’t have any plans to take any weeks off until Summer, but last week just kind of happened. I had a thirty minute presentation to prepare for, then I also had an annotated bibliography, an essay, and a video project to work on. The week after this upcoming one is Spring Break for me, and I think all my professors are trying to torture me :/

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Taking A Page: My Best and Worst College Professors

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Here is my 10th TAP(Taking A Page) of the year, and it is all about my best and worst college professors.

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Throughout most people’s college careers, they come across the amazing professor that they will remember for years. They will also probably come across a professor that they wouldn’t ever take again even if they’re life depended on it. I feel like I’ve come across both those professors in one semester. What are the odds that I find both in one semester? And just how can I make that decision when I still have a year or a year and a half left of college?

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Living With Anxiety

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This weeks post is inspired by a project I had to do for one of my classes over the past few weeks. The project’s objective was to create a video that tells a story about you. It doesn’t necessarily have to be directly about you, but it has to be your take on something. This video I created gives you an insight into my life with anxiety, but I also believe it gives information to those who don’t have anxiety or don’t quite understand what it’s like for someone who does have it. I know it’s not the best video out there, but I am proud of what I came up with. I hope you all enjoy it 🙂

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-Annaiss

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Taking A Page: College Midterm Hell

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Here is my 9th TAP(Taking A Page) of the year, and it is all about my stressful college midterms and really annoying professors. I hope you all enjoy.

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Well I think it’s finally hitting that midpoint in the semester. It is no longer an occasional assignment every once in a while or a quiz here and there. It’s midterm after midterm, essay after essay, and random quizzes just falling from the sky like the downpours of rain we have been having the past week or so.

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Monday Motivation ~ 2/27/17

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Nothing like waking up at 7 a.m. on Monday morning to start the week off right. With a busy next two weeks ahead of me, I need as much of a head start as I can get. I spent much of last week really stressed over things going on in my school life, and I feel like that stress is just going to keep on coming for the next few weeks. I have two midterms this week(plus a really important test for my major), two midterms next week, and I have a whole lot of papers mixed into that. I definitely need to do my best to keep it together to keep away from the dark times at 2 a.m. crying on the floor of my shower.

With that in mind, I came up with some goals to help me through this busy Monday and the rest of my week.

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Taking A Page: Reaction to Finishing The Office

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Here is my 8th TAP(Taking A Page) of the year, and it has to do with my reaction to finishing The Office. I found this journal entry I had actually wrote on my phone back on January 2nd, the day I finished the show. I figured that this needed to be shared, so that is what I’m doing this weeks TAP on. I hope you all enjoy!

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You know when you start to watch a TV show it can be for many different reasons. Maybe you are bored and need something to pass the time. Maybe it was recommended to you by a friend. Or maybe it is the TV version of a book you read.

The Office was something I had wanted to watch for a while, but kept putting it off. By the time I started watching it, it was already off air. A friend recommended it to me again, and I finally got around to start watching it a couple of months ago. After a long two months, I finally got around finishing the show today…

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Review: NCIS Los Angeles (S8:Episode Payback)

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I’m going to do something I haven’t really tried before on this blog. It might work out, it might not. We’ll just roll what it and see what happens. Today, I’m going to be reviewing last nights episode of the hit TV show NCIS: Los Angeles. So if you don’t want any spoilers, click away immediately!!!! I also want to disclaim this blog post is going to be a lot longer than usual.

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So these past few episodes of the show have been revolving around finding the mole that had infiltrated NCIS, and had been causing them hell for quite a while now. And by quite a while, I mean FOR FREAKING EVER! I feel like this mole was kind of ignored for a good amount of the season this season and last season, and I think the one before that too. (I can’t recall the exact season the mole came into the picture). But I do remember the end of last season, and screaming at my television WHAT ABOUT THE FREAKING MOLE? As they just kind of focused on other events. I honestly felt like I was the only one concerned about it for a while, as our favorite characters had more pressing things to do. Haha.

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Taking A Page: When You’re Own Writing Hits Home

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Here is my seventh TAP(Taking A Page) of the year, and it has to do with all the emotional feels of writing.

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Have you ever been writing, and you find yourself getting pulled into the story? It feels like nothing else around you exists, and it’s just you and your story. You feel like you’re with the characters. You feel what they feel. Today was one of those moments. I was listening to music, and writing a particularly sad scene. The combination of the music and words on the page had me tearing up. I honestly can say that I haven’t had many moments where I find myself actually crying at my own writing. I’ve had close calls, but nothing like today.

I feel like there is a point in your writing where you can connect on that deep level with your characters. So when they say something funny, you laugh at their jokes. When something good happens, you are celebrating for them. Or when something so sad or bad happens in their life, you grieve with them.

It’s like you have the idea of an event that would just tear your character to pieces. You think nothing of it because it’s just an idea. But when you actually sit down to put a pen to paper(or in my case type on a keyboard) to write the story idea out, you get pulled in. Word for word, you start to feel that intensity of the moment. The translation of the meaning behind those words gets you caught up, and you dig deep down to those feelings. Before you know it, you’re sitting there crying as you type out the scene.

Something like that can really take you off guard. It opens your eyes to the fact that you’re at a point where those characters really mean something to you. That they are like apart of your family. I don’t know. Maybe that’s just me. But tonight was just one of those nights where my characters and my writing hit home.

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-Annaiss

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Re-Watching TV Shows

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Before I start out, I feel like this turned into a sort of rant about life posts. So if that’s not your favorite, skip this post, and check out one of my other posts 🙂

I am a big re-watcher of television shows. I’ve watched Grey’s Anatomy seven times over. The Walking Dead, Pretty Little Liars, Scandal, American Dad, House, and more. I feel like all the re-watching started with House, and it just got worse as I got older.

Why do we do it? Why do we look at a television show that we’ve already watched, and feel the need to watch it again? Maybe to experience all the laughs all over again like with American Dad. Maybe to discover hints as to ‘A’ is earlier on in the seasons like in Pretty Little Liars. Or to reminiscence back to the good old days like in Grey’s Anatomy or the Walking Dead.

Is it a problem? My dad often likes to make fun of me for re-watching shows. When he hears that I’m watching Grey’s Anatomy again, I get all the jokes and comments about how ridiculous it is. But, to me, I don’t really care that I’m spending my time watching a show I already have watched before. I feel like in my case it’s a comfort to watch something familiar. To re-live feelings and thoughts I’ve had in the past while watching the shows originally.

My question is: Why does it bother anyone else that I go back and re-watch a show? How does it affect you? Let me do my thing, and you can do yours. Like I cannot begin to explain how many people in my life who think it’s their business to tell me what I should and should not be watching. I’m an adult believe it or not. I can make my own decisions, and I don’t need you harping in my ear about something so silly. Does this happen to any of you? Do you have family members or friends who just won’t let you do you?

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-Annaiss

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