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Archive for October, 2010

Doing work without going insane

This weekend I felt like I was carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders with major assignments in every class, as well as four midterms coming up on Thursday.  I stressed out for about five minutes then realized how doable everything was.  Friday morning I sat down and wrote a majority of my papers leaving an outline, a paper, and 3 other assignments to do for the rest of the weekend. Saturday I finished the outline and the other paper, Sunday I had every intention of doing the rest of the assignments but I found out that popular Xbox 360 titles like Halo: Reach and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 were more important on a Sunday afternoon.  This morning I woke up bright and early and got to work on my remaining three assignments.  I completed my marketing assignment in a little under two hours.  My other two assignments however I have yet to touch. I’m plannning on doing my finance assignment during tutoring tonight (I missed the day we went over how to do the assignment due to illness) and I’m currently working up the courage to do my retail management assignment on Scheels.

The most important thing I learned this weekend is to step back and look at what I can accomplish each day.  Most parents think that Xbox, Facebook, and twitter are distractions, where in reality they are lifelines when used correctly.  I would have gone insane without these “distractions” this weekend.

The Social Network

Last night, Kelsey and I went to the movie The Social Network.  It is the story of how facebook was created.  It told of how a genius, Mark Zuckerberg and his friend started the $25 billion company.  I found it very intriguing that he came up with this brilliant idea while he was intoxicated after dealing with a tough breakup. On the same token, I’m glad I’m not as smart as Mark.  He had no true friends and needed to make a network in order to gain any.

I could see myself being good friends with him because of how he thinks through things. He uses logic rather than emotions.  Someday I plan on making a difference in the world, I just hope I can keep my friends and family as priorities.

Networking on a College Campus-University of Sioux Falls

At the University of Sioux Falls, my views on personal networking have been greatly revamped.  I have in fact changed my education outlook to “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”  I’m not sure how many campuses are set up to where this view would be relavent, but at the University of Sioux Falls there are some very wise and experienced people teaching.  The first class I took at USF was LAR111 “Western Heritages”  My professor, Dr. Ryan VanZee sat me down, told me that I was different, that I had an ability to talk with people and get to know them.  He told me to live my life getting to know people. My education outlook changed soon thereafter. Currently I have a professor, David, who was CEO of Bank America, China.  He is the type of old man I would love to be.  He is a cute old man, who is wise and wealthy, and has a wife he loves coming home to.  David and Ryan are just two of the many experienced people here at USF that help to educate me and prepare me for life.