MY BLESSED AND CHAOTIC LIFE

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

By the title of this post I'm sure you're all tilting your head from side to side, thinking "Uhhhhh earth to Kace?¿ What are you doing? You usually don't post stuff like this. This isn't you."

And you're right. I don't post this type of stuff. But this IS me. I used to write personal posts all the time on here, but once I began to monetize my blog, I strayed away from that and started focusing on beauty, fashion, DIYs, and things that every other blogger is currently doing.

I want to change that though. I want to be able to express myself on a more intimate level by discussing what's going on in my life, my deepest and darkest (well maybe not darkest) thoughts, and maybe even some controversial topics. I plan on occasionally writing more thoughtful blog posts in the midst of all the other posts that align with my niche and brand.

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Let me start off by saying, whoa. This semester is crazy. I have been stressing out, ugly crying, and faking a smile for the majority of it. I know, it's pretty sad.

For some odd reason, I thought this semester was going to be a breeze. I signed up for classes I was interested in and I tactically planned my schedule so I would have time to come home and relax during the day. Peachy-keen, right? WRONG.

It's been the hardest semester of my college career. 15 hours of upper-level communication, media, and journalism classes can really do something to a girl. I have approximately 2 papers due per week, weekly discussion forums focused on not-so-interesting podcasts, extremely hard tests that I have to study way in advanced for, weekly screenings of documentaries, and my annoyingly strict mindset that CANNOT have anything below a B.

While I was registering for my classes, I didn't take into consideration everything else in between.

I have to write 2 stories per week for the Island Waves Student Newspaper that includes 2 sources per story (THAT'S 4 INTERVIEWS PER WEEK THAT I HAVE TO CONDUCT!!)

I also try to go to yoga 3 times a week to relieve my stress, even though I tend to skip it a lot because I'm, in fact, too stressed to go. LOL @ MY LIFE.

My not-so-little boy, Odie (36 lbs now) is a handful as well. Taking time to come home from school (even if it's only for 30 minutes) to feed him, take him out, and play with him takes up a lot of my time. It's also hard because I hate leaving him. I also have to schedule and make time for vet appointments that, for some reason, seem to come along too frequently.

Earth to Kace is another factor in all of this. I write, take photos, edit them, and proof read my weekly blog posts, which actually takes a lot of time and effort into it, especially if I want to make the deadline I set for myself. I also started vlogging. The vlogging aspect isn't too bad because I just have to film myself doing stuff throughout the week, but I still have to clear a few hours every Sunday to edit the video and create a thumbnail, title, and description so I can post every Monday.

All while trying to juggle my social life that has significantly decreased over the years. A girl has got to make an appearance every once in a while!!

To sum it all up, my life is in shambles, BUT I have always tried to have a positive mindset and keep my goal to never give up.

AND NOW I CAN OFFICIALLY SAY ALL MY STRESSING AND HARD WORK HAS PAID OFF!

I have recently found out that I made the Dean's List for my academic conduct. You should've seen my face when I found out! In correlation with this, I have been invited to become a member of the Lambda Pi Eta Communication National Honor Society.

Not only are my grades reflecting my dedication to a great education, my dedication to my job and passion has shown as well. I have been promoted to be the Managing Editor for the student newspaper. The editor-in-chief and faculty advisor has noticed the hard work I put into my stories each week and said that I have editor-in-chief potential! LIKE WHAT?! How amazing is that???

Although I am very humbled by everything that has happened to me, it has only made me want to work even harder for everything I want in life.

Although I'm (still) up to my neck in work, I can finally take to time to snuggle up to my two favorite boys (John and Odie) with a smile on my face knowing that it will all be alright.

Let me know what are some of your recent accomplishments are in the comments below!
P.S. I completely understand if this is not your "type" of blog post. If not, no worries. They will only be posted every once in a while! They are just really aimed for helping me vent! x

6 comments :

  1. Congratulations on all you've accomplished! It sounds like you are so well balanced that even with the chaos, you're doing really well.

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  2. Ahhhh. I absolutely love these types of blog posts because they show readers that us bloggers are human too! So don't ever feel ashamed for writing one of these!

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  3. Dean's List is HUGE--I remember when I first got the letter in the mail that I'd made Dean's List that I just looked at the paper blankly because I couldn't process all of that awesomeness. Congrats! :) :)

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  4. Kaci - super congratulations!!! I am so happy to hear that all of your hard work has paid off - substantially at that!

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  5. Wow, you're taking on so much but you're doing so well! I'm totally on board with you with taking so much on and stressing out so much you bring yourself to tears but well done with it all!
    Kyah / www.weekendtempo.com

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  6. Everything looks so sweet, I admire this kind of life and the best wishes for you. Hope that we can communicate with each other. By the way, any body try this Free Photo Recovery Software?I think it is good.

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