My first blog post on the AIM blog!
A couple of months ago I was recommended a page “Miss Russian America” via Facebook. I clicked on the page and it navigated me to register as a candidate. I remember I was at work at this time on my break, so I figured why not? Last month I got an email from them saying I was chosen as one of the top contestants in becoming Miss Russian America. So here it is. Vote for me or not, we’ll see where this goes.
This weekend was a fun adventure. It involved great weather (only Saturday), great shopping deals, showing the Germans a little bit of PDX and them meeting my Russian family.
The Germans asked me to show them Portland’s nightlife and how great it looks during the day. I asked Emily to join our mini adventure and recommend us places to go to. We started off at many dive bars where we had some beer while playing pool and finished off at a fancy lounge bar where we waited for daylight savings to happen. In general the night was fun, but they still can’t get used to the fact that the bars close so early here! I think it’s crazy myself, and I can’t wait to move to Germany because it’s alot different there.
The next day we went shopping in the pearl district, and since the weather wasn’t as great, we got some voodoo doughnuts and headed back to Eugene.
Long story short, this was a fun weekend. The germans had a great time in Portland and they got to try some Russian food at my parents house. This pretty much adds up to a great weekend.
Now it’s time to concentrate on surviving dead week and finals week.
Working 20 hours a week and going to school full time (17 credits in my case) can get pretty stressful. I have many projects I have to finish and concentrate on school so I will graduate this June with outstanding grades.
I have been planning on moving to Germany for a while now. After looking on the job market for jobs in Germany, I realized I should get more experience in the marketing field since that’s my area of interest. My resume is in a good condition right now, but I thought an internship where I get more marketing experience would make it look better. I decided to apply for Her Campus Oregon, which is a campus magazine for UO ladies interested with updates on campus events, campus celebrities, news & more. I applied for the position as the marketing and publicity coordinator, and by the end of the week I heard back from them that I got the position.
So far my tasks have been to plan which businesses to call so we can promote Her Campus Oregon there. I have also been working closely with the PR team and sharing their posts on Facebook and retweeting their tweets on Twitter. I started this position in the beginning of February and I’m excited with where we’ll be going next! Our viewers have been growing dramatically on a weekly basis and more people are starting to hear about us.
Best highlight of the week: LaMichael James retweeted us and at that instance we gained 7 followers.
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“A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full.. The students responded with a unanimous ‘yes.’
The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand.The students laughed..
‘Now,’ said the professor as the laughter subsided, ‘I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things—your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions—and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.. The sand is everything else—the small stuff.
‘If you put the sand into the jar first,’ he continued, ‘there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life.
If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.
Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and mow the lawn.
Take care of the golf balls first—the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented. The professor smiled and said, ‘I’m glad you asked.’ The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of Beers with a friend.”
I guess I could have named my title “Today” but it looks cooler longer. Since I haven’t been on WordPress in a while, I think it’d be nice to catch up again. This site seems cooler than Blogger anyways.
Yesterday was a long day. Ever since I got a job, I have been working up to twenty hours a week and taking full time classes. I think I’ve been balancing it pretty well though. Midterms week has passed, and I feel alright with my test grades, but I’ll do better on my finals. I’m most excited about my PR class because my group is doing a NYFW (New york Fashion Week) presentation in front of many people. Even though the presentation is after Thanksgiving, we have been meeting up every week to work hard on our project. Our professor has been very supportive and gives us good feedback. I’m pretty sure we’re going to ace this project. Other than that, I’m ready for this term to be over. Next term I’m not planning on taking any econ classes, and instead concentrate on business- marketing classes, so I’m really looking forward to that. Other than that, I’ve been loving my job otherwise. I recently learned how to use Final Cut Pro and I’m becoming more familiar with Mac computers. I love it! And it adds more expertise onto my resume.
Apart from work and school, I’m looking forward to this weekend because I’m going to an Oktoberfest/ Beerfest event! I’ve never been to one, so this is going to be exciting! I’m going with two of my friends; Dana and Jose. Me and Dana are planning on wearing dirndl’s! Way to excited for this. Hopefully we get free beer for dressing up! I might be going up to Portland as well, but I might just make that happen next weekend. I’m getting my hair colored! Well, part of my hair at least. I want to add some pink and purple! It sounds exciting and something crazy to do while I’m in college. I know I’ll probably never do this after I graduate, so I’m using up this advantage. I hope the guy I may be meeting up with wont be scared though. I’ll make sure it looks cute.
First of all, I didn’t think this Thanksgiving weekend was going to be as exciting, but it surprisingly was. This surely was thee smallest family dinner we have ever had, but it was still very delicious and I’m pretty sure I’m prego with a baby elephant inside me. Other than the food part, only today I started thinking about what I’m thankful for this year, and I came to the conclusion that this year was the year that opened up my eyes to many new things in life, and only through my friends and family I have started to notice this.I have been spending a lot of time with my mom and dad while up in Portland, and I noticed how much I have grown up. My mom started talking to me in a different way. We’re not just talking about shopping and fun girl topics, but more serious talks about my future, financials and my living situation. My dad has changed a lot after his open heart surgery, he still smiles a lot and jokes non-stop but I have noticed that both of them have started treating me more like an adult. I feel like this year was my growing year, and even though I’m only turning 19 next month, I still feel like a kid inside. In a way it does feel nice being treated as an adult, yet I think I’m starting to miss my childhood because I guess I’m scared of growing up. No matter how funny that sounds, it’s sadly kind of true. Today is my last day in Portland and off I go to Eugene tomorrow, and I tried making the best of it. I and my roommate did some photoshoots over at skyline, and even though it was really cold it was very fun. After, we went to Peachwave meeting up with a friend that i haven’t seen in months. Lastly, I met up with a friend at Avas that I missed so much, and I was really happy to see him. Talking to him opened up my eyes to a lot of new things and what I should change about myself. Even though this weekend didn’t start off as exciting, it sure ended with lots of happiness and a conclusion of how happy and thankful I am to have such an awesome family and friends in my life.