Monday, July 31, 2017

The End Is Near


Hey guys,

I never thought I would get to this part of my life and that is only a few weeks (10 to be exact) until I have completed my bachelor year in college.I have always wanted to attend college because I was one of those weird students who liked homework in school. After I graduated high school, my classmates pretty much went off to many different colleges. At that time, I felt like I was stuck because I was stuck at home while they were continuing their educations. I did apply to our community college and went to take the accuplacer test but didn't end up going there. It wasn't until Summer/fall of 2013 that I was more focused and serious about attending college for something that has to do with kids because I loved the environment of when I volunteered at the elementary school. I decided that my major would be Early Childhood Development. I also did not want to go to a campus college as I didn't think that was for me as if I had to go in front of a huge college class I would definitely have really bad anxiety. I researched many online colleges and decided on the one that I am enrolled in. I begun my associates year in August of 2013. 

Being in college really surprise me because I know that I'm smart but everyone told me that college is a lot harder than high school so I kept that in the back of my mind. When I was getting my grades back for my assignments, they were pretty much all A's which made me think really good about myself because in high school I didn't always get A's. Talking about grades, at this moment I have completed all of my courses (associate and bachelor year) with all A's except for 2 B+'s, 

On Wednesday I begin my final 10 weeks of college. It is a sad and happy feeling at the same time.It's a sad feeling because that is how my life has been for the past few years (assignments, papers, quizzes, etc.) and happy because I finally achieved my dream, made myself proud and also my family and friends proud. I have also made some great friends that I would never have met if I didn't do online college. I have had some great and not so great professors,and I also have had some easy courses and then some harder courses.I am proud of myself for all of what I accomplished (pretty much all of the President's Lists and 1 or 2 Dean's lists). I never gave up even if I did have to take 2 leave of absences for personal reasons but I went back and kept on my goal. 

If you ever have a goal that you are not sure that you can succeed, go for it. That is what I did and I have almost achieved mine. I was believed in, supported and encouraged and I believe, encourage and support you with your goals.

<3 Amanda 

Friday, July 28, 2017

Online College Student Q and A

Hey guys,

Since I only have 2 more courses left for my bachelor's degree,i want to do a Q and A about being a full time online college student. So please leave your questions down below in the comments and I'll be sure to answer them.

Thanks in advance.

<3 Amanda

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

New Way To Follow Me

I now have a blog Instagram account,please come follow me @ alifeflipped.  :)

Friday, July 21, 2017

National Make A Difference To A Child Month!

Hey guys,

Eventbrite is looking to raise awareness for causes that fall in the month of July. Eventbrite is the largest self-service ticketing platform in the world that helps people find and plan events.  The main thing that they focus on is non-profit fundraising. If you're interested in checking out their site, click here. By clicking the link, you will be sent to the site and you'll be assisted with a tool to help you with planning your fundraiser. That particular tool is an event organization tool that's offered at a discount for nonprofit fundraising.

I think National Make a Difference to a Child Month is a great idea because not all children may not feel special, needed or wanted and that is such a sad thing to think about. Everyone; children and adults; should feel special, needed and wanted. There are many ways that you can make a difference in a child's life.You can add your ideas but here's the list of ideas I thought of:

  • Tell them that you love them
  • Take them out to a movie and let them choose which movie you see
  • Take them out to dinner and let them choose the restaurant
  • Make them breakfast in bed, like they might have done for you on Mother's or Father's Day
  • Take them to the park and just enjoy the time spent together
  • Go bowling with them and get bumpers so they can jump up and down when they hit the pins, or even get a strike.
  • Have an ice cream date
  • Go to the zoo
  • Go to the pool in your neighborhood, or to the beach You can even have a water balloon fight in your backyard

Even if you don't have any children of your own, you can of course still do these things with your nephew/niece, grandchildren, friends' children, or you could even sign up to be a Big Brother or Big Sister. Some other ideas if you don't have any children of your own, you can get in touch with your local children hospital, foster homes, kids camps, and ask what items they are the most in need for. A kids camp might just ask for Popsicles for hot days, and while that might be something that you feel isn't important to have but to the directors/counselors and to the campers having something to cool them off in the heat will help them out a lot. You could even donate to a children's charity and help find a cure for a disease or cancer.  Do you have any ideas on how you can make a difference in a child's life? 

Do you want to begin a non-profit fundraiser? If yes, you should check out Eventbrite here

<3 Amanda 

Monday, July 10, 2017

ABC's Of An Online College Student

Hey guys,

I have seen these types of posts going around and I wanted to create my own. I was like "Why not an ABC's of being an online college student?"

A:Assignments, Attitude
B: Books
D:Dedicated, Days Off
H: Homework
J:  (Don't have one)
K: Key terms
L:Lounge Clothes
O: Organized
P: Planner, Professors
Q:Quizzes, Quiet
R:Read, Responsible
S:Study, Seminars
V:  Vocabulary
W: Writing 
X: (Don't have one)
Y: (Don't have one)
Z: (Don't have one)

I'm planning on making a separate post about a few of these things just so I am able to go more in-depth on the topics.

<3 Amanda