Senior Year Tango.

Senior Year. A time in your life when you learn more about how the world really works, and you also figure out how (in some way) you will contribute to the community that you live in or move to.

This may sound cliqué, but my senior year really went by fast and I felt like I gained responsibility. I think most people go through this change and it is honestly for the better. Can you imagine if you still had your mom do your laundry and doctor’s appointments, while being on the break of your twenties (my mom would probably do it lol).

I am here to give you some things that I wish I had a redo on and some things that I did great with. I will also add in some tips on how to achieve the best you in senior year.

Some things that I would redo about senior year:

I would be more social:

I have never a “social butterfly”, but I think I could have done better with being more social. This is one thing that I plan to become better at while I attend my future university (I will make a post about my university in a later time). I think I can achieve my goal by going to more places and having more conversations with people.

I would have probably got a job:

I did not get a job because I was in the Early College program (this was a excuse in the beginning, which was valid due to my 20 credit-a-semester schedule). My current excuse is that I am going off to a university soon, so I want to make sure I spend enough time with my parents. It would be beneficial to get a job though because I could then buy my own stuff and treat my parents. (Update: I got a job.)

Dedicated more time to me:

Similar to what I always do, I dedicate so much time to school and not much to my own projects. I plan to work on this issue by making myself put time aside for leisure time (most likely planner based).

Some things that turned out good senior year were:

My grades:

 I studied a good amount of the time, and always remembered my end goal was to graduate with my associates degree. I hope that I still have that drive when I continue to further my education in the future.


I applied for scholarships CONSTANTLY (partly for a grade and partly to see how many I would get). So far I have won two, which I am happy about.


I ended up achieving my goal, and graduating with my Associates in Applied Science before my high school diploma. I achieved the goal that many said was impossible, so I think that was the best part of my senior year. 

Things to Know Before Going to College: Community College Version/ My Experience

Many high school students, along with older people, are planning to graduate soon. Some may be going to a university, while others go to community college. I am here to give some tips on going to college for the first time.

1. Professors will give you a syllabus. This is literally the guide to their class. If you lose your first copy of the syllabus, then you can easily retrieve it via the internet (mostly they are on your ecampus site or even the professor’s email). Also for some classes you wont even have to use them because your profressor will talk about deadlines when they approach. 

2. Unlike high school, the other students in our class may not care to build a friendship (or anything for that matter) with you. If you are a very social person, then I would highly suggest that you join a group/club around campus or even volunteer on campus. 

3. There is a police presence, so do not think you will get away with illegal activities. When there is no police around, ther is a camera somewhere. In addition, check with your campus on what is prohibited. For example, any sort of smoking is against the rules at my community college. 

In conclusion, it is important to go into college with an open mind. It is a great time in your life, so live it up. 

Study Tips

I have compiled a list of study tips that will make your studying experience sweeter.

1. Study with a group:

This works for certain people because they may study with a group of friends, but do not study anything at all at the study session. I would suggest studying with classmates that you may not consider a friend, but an acquaintance.

2. Play some music:

Some music is good to listen to while studying. The perfect music to listen to is something that you normally don’t listen to (not annoying though). For example if you are normally listening to rap music, then I would suggest music that is softer (i.e.: Johnny Goth). Music is also an option for break time.

3. Take breaks bi-hourly/ every half hour:

Breaks insure that your brain won’t explode by all of the knowledge that you are intaking. Also in most cases, the student will forget all of your study material if they don’t take a break.

4. Think about your goals (short and long term):

Goals can be things like wanting to read a certain amount of pages per day or wanting to understand something by a certain day. Planners can assist with this.

5. Make target spots to reward yourself:

This is similar to the photos I see on Pinterest about placing gummy bears on certain points in a book. You can do this or have something else for yourself.
What do you think of my tips? What are some tips that you personally use?

Pros and Cons of joining a Early College: From A Early College Student

To be a student in a Early College is a one in a life time opportunity and a great privilege. Even though I enjoy my program a great deal, I still have some issues with it. These are some of my Pros and Cons of joining a Early College Program:

Disclaimer: I would like to start off with a brief description of what Early College is. Early College is a program that allows select students to take college classes on a community college campus (how my area’s program is set up), and the goal is to obtain your Associates Degree.
To be a student in a Early College is a one in a life time opportunity and a great privilege. Even though I enjoy my program a great deal, I still have some issues with it. These are some of my Pros and Cons of joining a Early College Program:

Some pros are:

To interact with people who are older and have different backgrounds than you (students and professors):

Professors are different than teachers in some aspects. The most obvious one is that they are more ‘free’ in the subjects they talk about. Also depending on the class you are in, the professor or students will express their thoughts about certain situations which can lead to a friendly dialogue. 

To receive a free college education:

College is constantly getting higher, so it is important to try to seize on any opportunity to get a free education. Think about it as ‘free food’ at a party.

Understand the importance of higher education:

Sometimes the importance of education really isn’t explained fully, which it can’t be. Due to the fact that I am a person that likes to experience things hands on, I enjoy the opportunity of being able to go through college before going to my university. This also helped me learn about community college because most high schools tend to over look community College as a alternative after high school. It really is a great place to start your college journey.

Some cons are:

Not really being included in things at your high school:

Sometimes, if you are in Early College, you may not get news on the same day as others. This is why it is important to have someone you know that is on campus, so they can tell you the latest information.

There may be a disconnect between the different sides: 

My school has some tension. This is due to miscommunication and sometimes other situations that may arise.

You may not feel obligated to go to any of the “original” high school functions:

For example, some of my peers are not going to all senior activities and some aren’t going to any. In my case, I am not going to any of them.

What do you think about Early College program? 

Why Creative Classes Should Be Offered

Creativity is the advantage of being able to not rely on convergent solutions or thinking; it is actually being able to solve issues or come to solutions by using unorthodox actions. The creativity index in the United States has steadily declined. This lead to the proposal of creativity courses being recommended. The creativity courses should be taught because they help students become more relaxed and create solutions to complicated problems in society.

One way that creativity classes would help society is by helping students become more relaxed. Even though it seems cliché it has been shown time after time that these classes are beneficial. The stats are actually coming from creative classes that are in place currently.  For example, one evaluation of how music affects the body was found in a study with a 9-year-old children who was provided with piano instruction. They gave the child a spatial-temporal task immediately after, and they scored higher than before the lessons. If the child continues these lessons for the rest of their school year and beyond, then there will be an incessant increase within their knowledge. Additionally, if more schools and parents introduced their children to musical elements, then this might lead to an increase of more creative generations. Another creative class that is currently in place is art class. One way that art class has improved creativity within students is by providing a source that can be used through expression. Another example would be when I took art class, my classmates and I were able to release some of the tensions that school provided. We were also able to decorate the school and have a pride in our work, which lead to an increase of confidence in students and that confidence lead to students preforming better on their assignments.

In addition, creativity courses would be beneficial because they may inspire students to become innovators and problem solvers. Most children observe the world around them and notice situations that are not the best. For example, if a child constantly witnesses mental illness and becomes aware of the different effects it has on the body, then the child would most likely become interested in what sparks the light to this disease. This example applied to me; I grew up with a father that had Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and was untreated all of his life until recently. When I took a music class I remember how soothing and relaxing music can be. I decided to combine the two life experiences, and create a plan to produce music for individuals that have severe mental illness. Rather than a life of constant pills and therapy, a patient may use music to reduce their manic behavior. Without taking the creative music class, the thought of music producing and trying to be an innovator would have not taken place.

Some people might argue that creativity courses are a waste of time because some individuals believe that you cannot teach creativity. The class is to help with tapping into the divergent thinking within a person. This is possible for everyone, but they have to be open minded with the course. Another common argument is the class would put a limitation on creativity, but there are creativity classes that are on-going now and there is not a problem with the grading system. For example, art and music classes have been assigned for decades, and there has not been issues with providing grades to students. If other creativity courses were designed and offered to students, then the school system would not have any difficulty with grading students in those classes. But if the school were to run into an issue with someone saying that their creativity is being limited, then it would be a good idea to set some boundaries for the class. Teacher could say that if a person adds a certain object into their drawing or activity, then they will get credit on the assignment. This would not limit creativity because the student can do whatever they want to with the object, and their work is not being limited.

Hence providing more creativity courses to students would not be an abnormal situation, and possibly would help many students unlock their hidden potential. Creativity courses would help handle the issue of the steady decline of creativity in generations, which would lead to more innovators and issues in the world being solved. If individuals took time to understand the details of creativity courses, then people opposing may change their thoughts on the topic.

What do you think about this topic?

Life Lessons

While I was thinking of my past, junior year experience, I realized that I have learned some life lessons. Within those lessons, one was the most important. Some things never last forever or tend to change over time. This change can be for the better or worse, so the best thing to do is to embrace the experience as a life lesson.

The most notable situation where this occurred was when I was taking my Trigonometry class, in the spring 2016 semester. I am normally a student that constantly does good in all of my classes, but I did very badly with this class. I even told my mom that I was going to fail it, months in advance. The end result ended with me failing my first college/high school course.

The lesson I learned from that situation is to not think everything will constantly stay great, if you do not apply yourself 100 percent. There are many free resources that I could have used within my campus grounds to help with this class. I only used one resource and used it too late expecting to see changes in my performance/grades.

What are some of the lessons that you have learned so far this year?

Finals Week


Due to the fact finals week is in a few days, I decided to write about my semester experience. I gained friendships, witnessed drama, and did many essays. I honestly enjoyed my first semester, because it was filled with fun, food, and stressfulness.

Even though I was not able to go out with my friends as much as possible, I enjoyed the time I did spend with them on campus. We would come together and hang out on Fridays. It was honestly the best, because I got to become close with people that are very interesting and nice. We would order food on these days, and enjoy each other’s company. We plan to do the same next semester.

I was stressed this semester, because I did not know how to prioritize my time. I was rushing to get everything done early, so I did not have much time to study for all my classes. Even though I did not study as much as I should, I still am in good standing with my classes. I have learned many tips and strategies that I will try for next semester.

There are a few tips that I would like to share to people who will be taking the spring semester or any semester at any time:

  • Think about your future plans before setting up your schedule. If it is easier to have all classes on Monday-Thursday, then plan your schedule according to that. This helps with making time for studying, work schedules, and etc.
  • Do not skip many classes. It is normal to skip a class or two, but do not do it often. There will be situations that will cause an emergency to occur during a class period. For example, you may forget to turn in your essay and it is due at 4pm. Your class starts at 2pm, but you need as much time as possible to complete the essay. Do not skip class, if you do not have something urgent occurring.
  • Just have fun. College is about having fun. There is no point of paying for months of schooling and not being happy.

Rock and Building 

Have you ever felt like you were stuck between a rock and a building? Well that is how I feel. I have been feeling this way for a while with a couple of situations. 

1. With my blogging: I have been thinking about blogging every day, but I am constantly being hit with homework everyday or something else happening in my life. College is very time consuming, especially when you are taking 18 hours in a semester. 

2. With people around me: I am slowly loosing my patience at school with certain people. It seems like people seem trustworthy, but aren’t. I have had experiences with me telling something to someone and me hearing what I told that person from another person. It seems like people can’t be trusted.

3. Crushes: I like this guy, but I am not sure how to handle it. I don’t know if he likes me back, but I want him to. I know after a certain period of time, if he doesn’t say anything then I am going to move on with my life and leave him in my past. 

4. Junior Year: This is one of the most important years of my high school career/ college career, my junior year of high school/ freshman year of college. I must have high grades and a good gap, because that is what universities  look at. We also get our ranks next semester, so I want to have a high rank. 

These are just some things that I constantly think about daily. Maybe, one day, I’ll be able to figure all of this out and it turns out great. 

Texas State Fair (First Time Experience)

Hello everyone, I am back to talk about my day on Friday. This Friday, October 16th, I experienced something new in my life. It was my first time going to the Texas State Fair, and I have to honestly say I had a bad time. I am going to explain everything that occurring during my time at the fair.

I arrived at the fair around noon, so it was somewhat hot. I had $38 in my pocket, because I heard how expensive the fair. I started out with $20 worth of tickets, because I thought that would carry for a while. After walking around for a couple of minutes, the people I went with wanted to ride some of the rides. I didn’t plan on getting on any of the rides, because I have a fear of heights. They got on like 5 rides that go fast and elevate somewhat off the ground, so I just waited them by the ride and held their phone.

After an hour or so, I saw other people that I knew and I was happy. I thought going with them would make me feel better, but I still was bored. I became to feel weak also, because it began to become hotter. I had a slushee and 2 waters while being at the fair. The slushee was watered down, and I only received one hint of banana (the flavor I choose). I also had a funnel cake, because I thought it would be outstanding. The funnel cake was not the best and it was small.

I also saw some of the livestock they showcase at the fair. While looking at the sheep, I saw something very disgusting. A lady was pulling a sheep with a black leash around its face. The lady kept yanking at its face while I man nudged the sheep from behind. I was so horrified, because the sheep really didn’t not want to go and do the tricks the owners were trying them do. One of the people I went wo the fair with wanted to go and sit down to witness the tricks the animals were doing, and I was ready to go. I walked away, because I was not going to watch the sheep be harassed.

By 4pm, I was wondering by myself and exhausted. I told my mom to come and get me at 5:40pm, but after not being able to find any sits to sit down and very thirsty I was ready to go. Before I left the fair, I went to get my mom a turkey leg. Soon after my mom came and got me.

I am actually not planning on going to the fair next year or probably ever again, because of Friday’s experience. I think if things went differently, then I would have had a better time. I am not sure, but we will see about next year.

My First Week of College

This was my first week of college and I can honestly say I am tired. Let me just break down everything that happened this week.

  • Monday: I went to College Algebra, PHED, and Geology. College Algebra is pretty simple, because all the assignments are online. We basically do assignments online on Mondays, then a lecture of the topic on Wednesday. In PHED, the teacher just talked about what the class will be able. We are going to make a workout plan of 12 exercises and do those every time we come to class, so it is pretty simple. Geology has 2 parts; a lab then lecture (he canceled the lab, because it was the first day). The class is okay and isn’t hard. We went over some information about the Earth. 
  • Tuesday: I went to Comp. 1, Spanish 1, History (Which is a high school and college class), and PATH (a class that is formed from my Early College program).  In English, we were talking about plagiarism. We were even assigned to take the Indiana Plagarism test before our first Essay is due (I passed it, but just need to print it). Our homework was to read 1-26, 43-74 , in a book, by Thursday. In Spanish 1, we did a Spanish Introduction verbal assignment. We were assigned a Syllabus scavenger hunt paper. In History, we were assigned Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 of a book (76 pages in total) and we had to read it by Thursday. In PATH, we went over what the class would be about. Then did a rubric assignment in class and saw a PowerPoint. By this time I have 3 tests on Thursday and over 100 pages to read by Thursday. 
  • Wednesday: In College Algebra, we had a lecture. In PHED, we heard the teacher talk more. In Geology, we looked at the Minerals and learned about the Rock and Water Cycles. 

Today is Thursday and it is in the morning. I will post about what happened on Thursday and Friday later. Bye. ✌🏾️