A Message from Assistant Edgar

IMG_1570It is 1 October 2018.

It is the start of a new month.

I am aware that others see a new start in a new year. However, I see a new start in a new month.

The planner gets updated, the goals are reworked/reset, and you get to write a new month on all of your paperwork.

It is a new time.

If the past month was unkind to you, take this as a new start.

Start again.

Sincerely,

Assistant Edgar

FALL HAS COME!!!

IMG_0898Today is the first day of Fall!

The days are getting colder, Halloween is around the corner, and I get to break out my sweaters.

I have such an issue with Spring and Summer that when Fall comes around, I celebrate. And when Winter rears its head, I’m at my best.

I hope you find some excitement in the season, even if you tend to not like Fall.

Hugs (and pumpkin spice)

Alexandra

To All Who Read This:

Thank you.

I appreciate you taking your time to come along with me on these adventures through learning and hard times. 

Thank you for being my companion in life’s crazy unpredictabilities. 

To all who like or comment:

Thank you for interacting, and letting me know that I’m not alone. 

Whether you like, comment, or just read my posts, thank you.

I love you all.

Hugs 

Alexandra

(I’ve been really down about some of the madness going on with my life. And I just want you guys to know that no matter what is going on, I greatly appreciate who you are and you are greatly loved) ❤

A Graduate’s Advice for College Freshman

College is about to begin again. And that means people are starting a higher education. Guys, I’ve done that twice. After attending a higher education for six and a half years, I have a Masters in addition to a Bachelors degree. And having those six and a half years experience, I have some advice for those going into college for the first time. 

1. Find a designated study space. Don’t study on your bed, on your couch, or anywhere that you’d normally relax or socialize. For me, I would go to the library. And the library was where I would only study. I would try to meet groups for group projects in other places. Keep it consistent, and it will help you.

2. Do like to study to music? Cool, me too. However, don’t use music with lyrics of any kind. Even foreign ones. Seriously, I thought I could get away with listening to Japanese or Korean music while studying, but then I used my memory and time to try to memorize the foreign lyrics and even looking up what the lyrics mean. Listen to music, but without lyrics for better studying. 

3. Do your chores. Guys, seriously. Life is a lot easier when you do your laundry and your dishes. 

4. A planner. I cannot stress this out enough. Get. A. Planner. Write down every single assignment you have, every test date, everything. And look at it every morning. EVERY MORNING! 

5. Keep your syllabus. Believe it or not, the syllabi the teachers give can be very useful. They’ll usually have contact information, office hours, and class rules you may want to know (also some teachers give a quiz on if your read the syllabus). Sometimes they will also have the schedule for classes and assignments. Don’t be like me and show up to your 7.15 am class just to find out there was no class that day, as said on the syllabus. 

6. Also, don’t be like me and take early morning classes if you’re a night owl. You want to keep your sanity. 

7. Couponing. It’s not just for middle aged moms and grandmas. College kids are notoriously poor (and boy do I know), so take up couponing. Figure out the best deals at the best places. You’ll get more food for less money! 

8. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. See your teacher if you don’t understand something. See your advisor if you have a question about that. See a doctor if you’re feeling poorly. See a therapist if you need to. It’s not stupid. It’s not weak. It’ll only make you smarter, stronger, and more capable. 

9. And finally, don’t bother about what people think of you. There will be roommates who don’t like you, there’ll be classmates who ignore you. People who don’t like the way you look, the major you’ve chosen, the food you eat. It doesn’t matter. What other people think of you is none of your business. Don’t get me wrong, you will make friends. Life-long friends. But don’t expect to be liked by everyone, and don’t let that interfere with your life. 

Take it from my personal experience (good and bad), these are important for college. Good luck, and study hard!

Hugs 

Alexandra

A Message from Assistant Edgar

It is 1 August 2018.IMG_1570

Miss TG is currently on vacation and away from her desk.

She will, no doubt, tell you all about it when she returns.

Today, she has scheduled me to share another message with you.

As her assistant, I am in charge of her paperwork and schedule.

However, the grand majority of people do not have assistants and must take care of their affairs alone.

Remember to stay organized. Separate your papers and events into categories. And, most importantly, schedule time for yourself to rest. Do not spread yourself thin.

Sincerely,

Assistant Edgar

 

A Message from Caregiver Willow

Hello! ^_^willow

I’m a-Willow!

I a-help Alexandra with the mental problems!

She call me ‘therapist’, but I don’t have the degree!

I’m just good at helping!

I like to make her feel happy!

So for you!

I hope you feel a-happy!

If not, find a-someone to make you a-happy!

Even if kitty like me! ^A^

Be with a-people that make you a-happy to be you!

And if still not a-happy, know that I love you! ❤

Love,

Willow

A Message from Alexandra

I meant this to be a June review, but I didn’t write or draw or do much of anything. It was my month of figuring things out, organizing, planning, and taking care of myself mentally.

So, what I’d like to say in lieu of a monthly review is: it’s okay.

You can take time for yourself.

You need to take time for yourself.

Sometimes you need to rearrange a schedule or cancel plans. Sometimes you need to step away from some of the things you do and reevaluate. Sometimes overall outward productivity needs to go down.

It’s okay.

This month, among other things, I’ve been planning for the July/August trip, I’ve been rearranging the house, and I’ve been caring for myself. But it’s okay. I stepped away from my art, from my editing, from my writing, from other hobbies I have.

But now I feel more mentally organized to move on. July will be a productive month, whether we work on outward or inward self.

If that makes sense.

Thank you for reading.

Hugs

Alexandra