Monday, April 26, 2010


It's been a good day!
Read the last post if you haven't already. (I wrote it this morning)

So my IE348 test went well today!! :) and I got my Mechanics test back from last week and I passed, which is getting better for me! haha

Good news, my ME207 lab isn't due tomorrow! So I have an extra week to work on it with my lab group which is awesome, so I can do other homework for Wednesday. yayyyyyy

This morning I saw a kid get hit in the crosswalk. It was SO scary...My roommates and I were on our way to class and all of a sudden a motorcyclist runs through a red light and hits a kid walking through the crosswalk (he had a walk sign by the way). She proceeded to crash her motorcycle. I honestly thought I had just seen a kid die, but thankfully he got up and seemed to be just fine. I don't know how, because he was flipped in the air....She was alright as well. It was just very scary, and now I don't want to cross the street...ha.

Also, its my friends birthday on Wednesday and this is a surprise so hopefully she doesn't read my blog. (JAMIE IF YOU'RE READING, STOP NOW!!!!) Anyways....her boyfriend rented a limo and invited me along, so I'm pretty excited!

If you want to talk to me, today's a good day, cause I'm happy. See youuu!

Quality Assurance

Hello all!

Good weekend=Happy Berea on Monday.

Friday I went to the Brewers/Cubs game. Unfortunately the Brewers got swept by the cubs....unfortunate. But I met some new people, which I always love. :)
Saturday was my close friends birthday so we took her to dinner. Then I had an interview at a bar for a waitress/bartending position (at 10pm on Saturday by the way.) It went very well I think, the guy that I talked to just has to talk to his boss and he said he'd give me a good recomendation!

Other news: I get my apartment Saturday. My roommates and I are camping out in our new place and painting. yay! We got the keys on Friday, so we are all set. Rent is due Saturday and I'm really hoping my loan comes through Friday like it's supposed to...

This week for school:
Quality Assurance test today at 3
ME207 Lab; Stress in a cantilever Beam, due tomorrow
Differential Equations test Wed
ME207 Chapter 7 homework; Flectural Stress due Wed
Just have to make it to Wednesday night!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

"Just hope you're Heaven sent, and you're hell proof"

We can't predict life after death, but we can sure think about it.

So this week is definitely going slower than I had expected and I've been WAY busier than expected. A couple homework assignments that took way longer than they should have/than I expected. I've had a couple meetings with different people; my lab group for my Mechanics of Materials class, today I have a meeting with a Milwaukee company that I am doing a project for. Then tonight I am going to see a Christian comedian. Just busy.

Next Saturday I officially get to move into my first apartment! :) We get the keys this Friday, and then next weekend myself and two roommates are spending the weekend together at the apartment. Excited=DUHHHH.

Still looking for a summer job although I have some strong leads. We'll see, yano.

So the past month I've learned a lot, A LOT about myself. Good things, I think. Stuff that you don't realize when you have a boyfriend for 3 years. I'm just happy that we've grown up to the point that we realize what's best and can still be friends and move on.

For other news, I am extremely dissapointed the warm weather I ordered hasn't arrived...

Monday, April 12, 2010

Thanks :)

I have a lot to be thankful for and that's what I'm dedicating this post to.
Maybe that's why I ALWAYS get in trouble for breaking the rules, because I truly have so many things to be thankful for that I completely take for granted and don't pay attention to.

I'm thankful for my parents. For the money they've blessed me with, the things they've bought me, the awesome food they cook, the life lessons they've taught me, how they've raised me, and really the list goes on...

I thank God for giving me beauty. I'm not a girl to flaunt what I have or brag about it or think I'm better than anyone for what God has given me. It's a blessing that maybe I don't deserve but am NO DOUBT thankful for. :)
....AND BRAINS. School might not be easy for me, but I think the challenge is what makes me smart. My willingness to learn and strong will to understand. I can connect the dots and put 2 and 2 together.

I am thankful for being cultured. I have traveled and experienced many different societies, cultures, towns, states as to be unbelievable for my age. I understand how busy New York City is, how relaxed Cali is, how cold Wisconsin is, how southern Kansas is, and a lot of in between. I have friends from all over the United States and like hearing their stories and background. Makes me appreciate what I have because many other states don't and visa versa.

I'm thankful for friends. Particularly the friends in my life who have accepted me. I was NOT born in raised in the same house my whole life or even the same town, city, or state which made my childhood extremely difficult I think. I've looked back and realized how much I was "bullied" as a kid and how hard it was for me. The nights I spent crying, feeling worthless, hated, different, or like something was wrong with me. So I thank the people in my life who befriended me and have made me feel good about myself. Mostly to my friends from Sheboygan Falls. I'm not a perfect child and I know not everyone likes me, but for some reason I finally felt like I fit in in Falls.

I'm thankful for my kitties (past and present). Although I all to often wish I was a cat and could just eat, sleep, play, and purr all day, I'm glad I could give a nice home to the four cats I've had throughout my life. RIP: Whiskers, Purr, and Tiger.

I thank my roommate for the job I have and that I have a job. My roommate got me my current job. Therefore, I have income and two wonderful bosses. One boss that brings me food because I don't get home cooked food here at school.

I thank my brother for being my role model. He may not know it (until now) but I truly look up to him. How much he runs motivates me to workout, because if he is doing all that, I can't stand to think I'm being lazy or out of shape. That he is an avid climber, camper, etc. An "extreme" extra curricular activity that he's been dedicated to even though we grew up in the flattest part of America, he still found something that not everyone does. His uniqueness. I think it's awesome that he's been able to experience different parts of the U.S. on his own. I don't have ambition to move around, leave friends, family, so I look up to the fact he can be that strong. P.S. Isaiah if you're reading this, hang in there, you know you always have family to support you and love you :).

I'm thankful for my communication skills. I've always kind of liked writing, for school or fun. I've come out of my shell and been able to talk to adults a little easier recently although it's been a struggle for me. My ability to talk in front of crowds. It makes me nervous, no doubt, but gives me a kind of adrenaline I love.

I'm thankful for adrenaline. Dancing in high school gave me the best feeling ever. Every performance was exhilarating, but I loved it. Being in front of people, doing what I loved, embarassing myself sometimes and showing off my talent other times. Back to adrenaline, I've always liked rollercoasters. The feeling of my stomach coming through my throat or the risk that something may go wrong with the roller coaster, but most likely wouldn't. Adrenaline. I can't wait to skydive some day. I loved backpacking when I was 13. In the Rocky mountains with no parents, no immediate exit, bears, snakes, whatever else. Dehydrating and throwing up at 13,000 feet isn't something most kids experience, I don't regret it, I loved it.

Thanks to everyone who has given me support. Mainly my parents, extended family, friends, teachers/professors, coaches, bosses, adults. Financial, emotional, spiritual, etc.

I could honestly go on with things I'm thankful for. My common sense, morals, ability, flexibility, support. The longer I think, the more things I think of.
If I have left anything out, don't think I'm not thankful for it.

I think enough about deadlines and things I'm not doing right or things I wish I had that I needed to reminisce on everything I have and am glad for.

Again, thanks everyone!
Have a good week.
xoxo Berea

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Being home is too depressing.
I'm on spring break right now. Thanks to trimesters, no one else in this country is on Spring break...okay just kidding.

So being home...
I'm done hearing "Berea, this economy is REALLY bad."
I KNOW IT'S do I know?...
#1: My brother: Bachelor in Aerospace Engineering, masters in Material Science....and no job.
#2: I live in the state with the most bars in America I think...and I have my bartending license and experience bartending and waitressing, so I'm looking for a summer job in Milwaukee doing either of those things and right now, it's not looking promising. This is all depressing and I'm sick of talking/hearing about it.

So I've been working on a project :)
I took my brothers old dresser and am fixing it up.
It had a ton of stickers on it, so I spent a good hour+ taking those off.
Then I started sanding it so I could paint it. Hurt my wrist doing that.
Bought paint and new nobs for it.
I just got done with the first layer of paint tonight before calling it quits.
And I've learned it's really hard to paint nobs...haha
It's nice having SOMETHING to do/work on.

I'm not working this week, which is kind of depressing. I've found Sheboygan Falls is quite boring.

I just can't wait to move into my first apartment (May 1st!) and spend my first summer away from home. Exciting. Just pray I find some work......

I might be working on campus this summer for the mail room, that is looking promising because my current boss at the bookstore gave me a good recommendation. It would be a morning/afternoon job which would be good because HOPEFULLY I could find some restaurant/ bar to work at at night.

I applied for a loan so I can have money to pay rent and....

I am taking a summer class through MSOE so the loan would help pay for that class as well.

I think I'll be staying busy this summer, praying I get jobs like I want....haha. This is no time to be wanting "with this economy"....

In the meantime, I'll be trying to stay out of trouble and find my real friends.

I know this was a random post, sorry.

OH AND!...
I've been focusing on my weight quite closely lately. To keep the story short, I've lost about 7lbs in the past 2 weeks. That might sounds like a lot but I'm just trying to get to where I'm comfortable. I've gained a bit too much being in college for my comfort, so I figured I would do something while I can before it gets out of control.

Well, it's nighttime for this pumpkin...