Saturday, December 22, 2007

First Semester of the Junior Core: Check

Studying for the hardest finals of your life: 50 hours
Practicing for group presentations: 10 hours
Spending all day everyday studying accounting: 100's of hours
Attending the #2 Accounting school in the nation: Priceless...

Ja finished his first semester of the Accounting Junior Core this morning! He was very excited and danced around and couldn't stop smiling, for awhile. After a little while the lack of sleep caught up to him, and he took a nap. He had so much work to do this semester, sometimes he would be doing 12+ hours a day of accounting, but he never complained. He really enjoyed his class, even if they worked him. He also loved his accounting group. They spent so much time together, which apparently isn't common because when he told people they did everything together the other students looked at him like the was weird. They even made a little movie at the end of the semester for a presentation. It was very clever and fun, for an accounting video. I wonder if there is a way I can put it on the blog. Even the wives were involved in the accounting activities, and we kinda did two group dates. I'm so proud of Ja and for all the hard work he puts into his education that will bless our family for years to come.

p.s. Ja is an officer for Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) which is a fraternity for Accounting students. He is the reporter which means he reports on all the activities of BAP to the committee. His whole group was elected officers so they will continue to be together.

BYU Graduate

Last night I took the last final of my life! I was so excited, that when I got home I danced around and couldn't stop smiling. I finished school! I graduated college! I didn't give up, even though many times I wanted to. Luckily, Ja was always there reassuring me that I can finish, and I that I need to push through and get everything done. I'm so glad I have him around to make me do things I don't want to do. We went to Leatherby's with the Jones to celebrate me finishing college. I still don't really feel like I'm done, but I've bee told I will, as soon as Ja has to go to school in a few weeks and I don't. I can't wait. I will be walking April 24th, so you should come:)

All in all, I enjoyed college. Only a few times did I really not like it, most of them were this semester when I had a million things to do. I learned so much more than I would have if I hadn't gone to college. Now I understand why the Brethern tell the women of the church to get an education. I am better prepared to teach my children how to learn, and I learned about things that I didn't know existed. Now when my child doesn't want to go to college I can reassure them it will be worth it, I did it and so can they. I learned so many great things about teaching children (I got my Associates in Elementary Education) and about our amazing bodies ( my Bachelor's is in Exercise Science: Emphasis in Fitness and Wellness). I had some great teachers I learned a lot from. I even enjoyed the hardest class I ever had to take because I had a great teacher who really wanted us to learn and have fun.

BYU was a great place to go to school. The campus is always clean and beautiful. It's nice to be able to talk religion in a class and have prayers before starting class. My life goal was to graduate from BYU, I'm so glad I could do it. Thank you to all of you who helped me and supported me through school. Now I can join the ranks of BYU grads! Go Cougars!

Even though college was great, I couldn't be happier that I'm done! Now, about those jobs...

Friday, December 7, 2007

I finished!

On Friday November 30th I officially finished my internship! That was one of the best days of my life. At the beginning of the semester when I was calculating my hours, I thought I would have to miss either work or school for a few days to finish my hours on time. I was really worried I would finish and then I wouldn't be able to graduate on time. Somehow things always work out though. My english teacher actually helped out a lot because every time we had a paper due she would give us one day off to write and one day was spent doing teacher conferences. That was about 8 days where I could go in for a few extra hours, which made up the time I would have taken off work. She helped me out and didn't even know it. There were also a project I did every month of finding a health topic and displaying things about it on the bulletin board. That gave me an extra five hours every month, without that I would not have been able to finish on time. I was really blessed this semester to be able to get every thing I needed to get done.
On friday when I got home, I was welcomed by the sign "Congratulations! You did it!" that Ja wrote for me. Since it was such an accomplishment for me I had to take a picture with it.

Racing at Pole Position