Livin La Vida Broke-a

Confessions of a College Student

Month: April, 2014

Worst Blogger Ever

I haven’t written in over a week. Bad bad bad bad blogger.

Meredith is really scatter-brained lately. Currently, I’m emailing a professor and trying to think of a blog topic at the same time.

I blogged in February about how there were Too Few Weeks until Graduation. Well, guess who only has 18 days left of the best days of her life… ME.

So how am I going to spend these valuable days? Good question…

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Anxiety

Yesterday was a pretty bad day. I have been very stressed out lately because I have so many assignments and zero motivation to do them. Also, people keep asking my plans for after graduation and I have no idea what I’m doing other than nine days in Punta Cana. So yes, I’m officially freaking out.

Yesterday for the first time in my eight semesters, I forgot my school ID, my apartment keys, and my room keys. The ID I need to eat and get into my building, the key I need to get into my apartment, the key I need to get into my bedroom and take that shower I most desire. They were in my jacket, which it was way too warm to wear a jacket. So I left my jacket, forgetting its importance, in the truck as my mom drove away from my boyfriends house. Now the keys are an hour an a half away. My boyfriend drove me the rest of the way to school. Now the keys are two and a half hours away and I just realized it. A simple problem with many simple solutions. I completely blew it out of proportion.

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An anxious person (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Make a Difference

I am¬†hopefully giving a pint of my O+¬†tomorrow! I try giving blood every chance I get because I have all this extra in me, I’m healthy, and someone else needs it out there. So if you’re eligible and feel like helping someone in need without spending money (this is Livin’ La Vida BROKE-a after all), why not find a blood drive near you!

I common problem I and many other women have is low iron. The past three times I have tried donating I’ve been turned away because my iron was just a little too low. That isn’t going to happen tomorrow.

Blood Donation

Blood Donation (Photo credit: Rojina)

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Dear Meredith:

One of my guilty pleasures is reading the Dear Abby section of the newspaper. I like to read what the person’s issue is and try to solve it myself before reading Abby’s answer. I’d like to start my own advice column but sometimes I’m a little too sarcastic and that would lead to my failure. That being said, if you need advice, feel free to email me!

However, this is not what I’m blogging about today. I read a Dear Abby that concerned me a little. A man wrote in about his two sons-in-law and how they manage money with his daughters. Apparently, it’s the social norm that, even in marriage, the money you earn is yours and your spouse cannot tell you how you spend it. Abby explains this trend as “marriage mirrors society”, meaning our generation has been raised with a 50% divorce rate so we always know in the back of our minds, there is a good chance our marriage can fail.

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Dear Abby star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Netflix Binging

My brain has shut down. I thought my senioritis was bad before, but it’s terrible now. I haven’t read anything for any of my classes since way before spring break and I’m refusing to do any homework unless it’s absolutely essential. At this point, my professors are lucky I’m still setting my 8:30 alarm.

So what have I been doing to pass the time? Netflix.

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Let’s Be Friends

First off, I’m sorry for not blogging yesterday. I was a little busy.

Second, I saw something on Colbert that really pissed me off last night. Now I hate to get political, but fuck Bill O’Reilly. Everyone knows Colbert is not the place to go to get right-wing coverage, but I’m a moderate so who cares where I get the news?

Caution: I may be using some foul language, so if you’re easily offended, I suggest you stop reading.

Stephen Colbert as the fictional Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert as the fictional Stephen Colbert (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This is the End of Livin La Vida Broke-a

Hey everyone. I have made the very difficult decision to end my blog. It has been a great run, I have had a lot of wonderful leaders who have added so much to the conversations, but I just can’t continue to blog. I just have so much going on that I can’t find the time. In the past semester I have gone to writing three times a week to only twice a week and because of this I have had far fewer readers. So I thank you for reading, and wish you all the best.

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