Taking A Page: College Finals

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This is my 15th TAP of the year! This journal entry was super quick thoughts on the torture of finals coming up!

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With the semester coming to a close, all my professors talk about now is finals. Which is actually quite understandable. This week is the last week of actual classes, as next week is finals. I’m already feeling the stressed out feelings, but I’m trying to do some damage control.

By ‘damage control’ I mean I’m trying to make my finals week go a lot more smoothly. Usually what happens the week before finals is a lot of procrastination. That is typically the time where I discover a new Netflix show, or I’ll start re-watching a show that I have already watched ten thousand times. This time I’m trying to prevent the mega-stressed out episodes that usually end with me having a mental breakdown, and crying on the floor of my shower at 3 a.m.

I have one class(Global Media Systems) where the final is actually today, and I don’t have too much to prepare for. My Communication Research Methods class has a huge paper and a presentation for the final, and I have already started working on parts of the literature review now to help damage control. My film and video productions class also has a paper, and a really big test to prepare for. I’m going to start writing that paper hopefully this weekend. As for my last class, Writing for Digital Rhetoric, I have about ten thousand assignments left in that class, and a final exam. That class has been my least favorite the entire semester, purely because the workload is more like what to expect from all four classes of mine combined. The professor is the kind that complains even if the tiniest thing is missed on her impossible list of things to do each week too. I’m hoping to finish at least half the work load for that class by Wednesday of this week to help keep my stress levels down.

On top of school, I also have other writing projects that I’m working on, and one of which needs to be done by the end of the month. So I pretty much have this week to get it all together. Let’s cross our fingers that I can manage to actually to get all my work done, and I wish everyone else good luck who is going through finals or about to go through finals. ūüôā

 Choose Happiness

-Annaiss

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Review: Pretty Little Liars (S7:Episode Playtime)

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I feel like I’ve been waiting for this episode for my whole life. I mean the last one we got was back in August, and I feel like it has been an eternity. However, there were a few things that I knew for sure that we didn’t have to worry about. They weren’t going to kill off Spencer. She’s an important character to the show, and if the first episode back showed Spencer dead I would think the show would lose audience after that. (SPOILERS BELOW)

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Taking A Page: My Biggest Regret in College

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This is my 14th TAP of the year! This journal entry wasn’t a really long one, but I felt like it was one to share with the world so here we go!

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I feel like everyone makes a bad choice every so often in their life. To be honest, I feel like it is really like a few times a week I make minor bad choices. I’d even go as far to say at least once a day. Everyone’s definition of what exactly makes a choice “bad” differs, but I think it is anything that I regret or something I wish that I could do differently.

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Dreams: The Meaning of Bad Dreams

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I am one of those people who either find interest in figuring out my dreams, or try to forget them as soon as I wake up. I’m kind of in-between believing dreams are trying to tell us something, and that they have no meaning what-so-ever. My first dream blog post, I talk about a dream where I think it meant something. Today, I’m talking about a dream that I wish didn’t mean a thing.

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Taking A Page: Toxic Friendships

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This is my 13th TAP of the year! I feel like this year has so far been a year of plenty of changes in order to fit my goal of choosing happiness in life. One of which is ending toxic friendships. The type of friendship that you want to make it work, but it’s doing more harm to you than good. Not always physically, as it is sometimes mentally. I have also been having to fight the temptation to return to those friendships after I made the final cut. Warning this one is it a bit ramble session, but this was one of those long journal entries of mine.

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Review: The Walking Dead Season 7 Finale

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So after last night’s The Walking Dead¬†finale, I had to write some thoughts down, and somehow made a blog post out of it! So below lies all my rambling thoughts about the season 7 finale,¬†The First Day of the Rest of Your Life. There are going to be a bunch of spoilers, so if you haven’t watched it, I recommend watching it first before reading! Let me know in the comments below your thoughts on the finale.

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Taking a Page: Thoughts Before Bed

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Here is my 12th¬†TAP(Taking A Page) of the year, and it’s just me writing down some thoughts on what I think about before I go to sleep.

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I feel like my bedtime routine has been pretty solid for several years now. I brush my teeth, then get into bed to watch a show or two on Netflix. When it comes to actually trying to sleep I always find myself making up stories as I go to sleep. I don’t really talk about this that often, but I actually write fanfiction stories. I write mostly for some anime that I grew up watching. This has been going on since about 2010, and I still do this to this day.

I feel like what ends up helping me fall asleep is filling my mind with creativity before falling asleep. Some people like to not think about anything, but I find when I do that I have room to start over thinking. It’s kind of like a distraction from my overthinking side that I get from having anxiety. I create these stories in my head(that sometimes branch off from my own fanfiction stories). It not only keeps me distracted, but I feel like it gets me to sleep easier.

The only downside I’ve ever experienced from this method is when I actually get a solid story idea. A story idea that I would like to pursue further than just the thoughts in my mind. This usually ends up with me staying up half the night to actually write down my idea, and all the other ideas that come from it. But I’ve actually wrote a couple good fanfictions from using this method, so I feel like it’s not that terrible. I feel like if I didn’t have this method, going to sleep would be a lot more difficult for me.

How do you like to go to sleep? What method do you use? Do you like to think of certain things? Or think of nothing at all?

Choose Happiness

-Annaiss

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DIY: Fact Manual for Your Novel

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So for today’s blog post I was thinking about sharing a video I made for a class with you all. I did this a few weeks ago with my Living With Anxiety video, and I really enjoyed sharing it.

I came up with the idea for the video when looking at my own personal fact manual for a story I’m currently writing. I use it regularly to keep up with the small details that I might forget as the story goes on. Since it was for a class, I didn’t do everything I really wanted to do for the video, but I feel like the message of how to set one up was sent across well. If you all like this video, I might do a blog post soon on a more in depth fact manual for you all.

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-Annaiss

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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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