Sunday, January 24, 2016


This is my current Facebook profile photo on my personal page. This photo came across my Facebook page after one of many End of Watch posts and I set it as my profile picture both as a way to honor those fallen peacekeepers and to remind me of the price that is paid to keep my family and me safe each day.   

LOVING... I have been spending some time coloring some digital images lately and I have really enjoyed it. It is quite relaxing. I am also loving some of the current classes I am taking. 

READING... I am currently reading a variety of texts for my last semester in college before I earn my Bachelor's Degree this May. Victimology is a required course for this degree and for that course I am reading "Crime Victims: An Introduction to Victimology" by Andrew Karmen. I'm taking CyberSecurity as well because I'd like to pursue that topic a bit more as I move forward. For that course I am reading "Computer Forensics and Cyber Crime: An Introduction." by Margie T. Britz. I'm taking Public Relations Writing because I figured that might come in handy with the degree I'm seeking. We're reading two texts for that class, "PR!: A Social History of Spin" by Stuart Ewen and "Social Media and Public Relations: Eight New Practices for the PR Professional" by Deirdre K. Breakenridge. Last, I decided to take Personal Health and Wellness. We're reading "Access to Health" by Rebecca Donatelle. Aside from those, I just finished a book that turned out to be a romance book, not what I was expecting. I'm currently looking for a new book to read in my *mass* amounts of free time. 

WATCHING... My favorite shows are on again. I caught up on NCIS: Los Angeles over the break and now I'm watching that. It is way better having the back story of all of the various sub plots. I'm also watching NCIS. I'm rather disappointed that Michael Weatherly is leaving the show. I have no idea how they plan to replace him. The Blacklist is one of my favorites. I also watch Criminal Minds and CSI: Cyber. 

ANTICIPATING...I am anticipating graduating with honors from MSU-N this May with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Community Leadership. It is hard to believe that I will finally have my degree.   

LISTENING TO... I have been listening to Pony by Ginuwine, Stressed Out by 21 Pilots, Heartbeat by Beckah Shae, and the Top Country station on Amazon. 

PLANNING... I am not sure I am actually planning anything right at the moment, more that I am trying to make a plan. There are so many decisions that need to be made and I am really not sure where I want to start.   

WORKING ON... I am working on doing reviews. One is coming up for Influenster. I have also been coloring and I just finished a hat/scarf set. I have some left over yarn from that set, so I'm going to add something to it and make a different hat. Next week I start going to the Citizen's Law Enforcement Academy once a week. Plus, homework. Lots of homework. 

SET BACKS...I did not get a job I really wanted and I spent part of the break feeling sorry for myself. I gained a bit of the weight I had lost back and I need to get back on track so I can be ready for the opportunities coming my way. 

WISHING... I wish I could lay out a good plan for what happens AFTER graduation, but right now I have too many opportunities and no guarantees. It would be nice to know where I am headed after this, but I guess you cannot map out everything in life. I am also really wishing for some nice weather right now. I'm ready for Spring. 

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