10.14.2011

Finally a Blogger app from Apple!

So I can type up posts as i think of them away from a computer. Only downside is I can't read blogs. They need to add that so I can read up on blogs that I am subscribed to. By the way, this is my first post via the Blogger app.

10.05.2011

''Volunteers are paid in Six Figures: S M I L E S''


As of this coming week I will be volunteering at 3 different places on 3 different days, Mondays to Wednesdays. I also do this health ambassador thing that you could read a little bit about in a previous post here. I enjoy them for the most part, keeps me busy. However, it can cost money to volunteer. Like on Tuesdays I go to Brooklyn so money is needed for buses & trains & food (it's a long day). So I've been active on the job search lately. I just finished my phlebotomy course (previous post) and took the licensing exam this past Monday. It was a piece of cake same questions that were on the practice test I had studied. So as I am waiting on my results been looking up phlebotomy positions and have found several. However, they want at least 2 years of experience. So I figured rather than waste an online application I'll make my way to the locations with my resume and my license once I receive it. *fingers crossed*

How's the real world treating my fellow college grads?



10.01.2011

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” - Dale Carnegie.

Hey loves,

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I have been volunteering here and there. This past week I have been sick & on top of that I have to study for my phlebotomy licensing exam that I have to take on Monday (wish me luck! :). Not to mention like 3 days ago my laptop charger died (currently on the shared house desktop). I miss blogging. I miss having things to blog about. So after the test there will be more things to blog about such as, me getting a job soon (God-willing this month).

Talk to you guys later,
Abigail

9.17.2011

"To have what other people don't, you have to do what other people won't"

9.12.2011

So I tell you, when you pray for something believe that you have already received it. Then it will be yours.

Mark 11:24

9.07.2011

“You get to a point where you’re friends they aren’t just your friends anymore they’re family”Awkward.



Check this show out, it is too funny. Especially this last episode. It's called "Awkward." and it comes on MTV, Tuesdays at 11pm Eastern.

8.29.2011

Cheers to the Freakin' Weekend!

Yes, sadly it's only Monday. But maybe this will get you through the week.

So I always thought Rihanna was okay and her singing grew on me especially since the Good Girl Gone Bad album. However, i didn't really care much for her personality because I never really saw it. I LOVE her style, fashion risks, & her sleek tattoos. I loved this song when I heard it on her album but I'm loving the video. This video makes me want to party with her! lol. She seems to know how to have a good time.

Check it out for yourself, Enjoy!

8.26.2011

I'm Over It

I'm not a mean person, in fact I'm too nice & people have taken advantage of that over the years. I'm trying but it's hard. But that's another post altogether. I was talking to my close friend about how you can't care for someone's well-being more than they do.

I like to help people (future doctor!) and sometimes wonder if i should be a counselor/life coach, because I love trying to help people organize their life. Like giving advice about school, career paths, researching info for them, or advice in other general areas of life. I wish my friends to be successful. When it comes to my own life however, I have my moments but then I can get lazy, smh. Anyhoo, I don't like to see bad happen to people I care about or know. And when I give them advice be it they ask or i offer, they agree at the time then just go back to their old ways. Several months later when they're kind of down again I give them some advice, they agree but then throw it away once again. Now, i just feel dumb when I keep repeating the same thing I've been saying.

8.22.2011

In the meantime


So I started a phlebotomy class this morning. It will last for 4 weeks. Phlebotomy is the process of drawing blood from a vein. Like when one has to take a blood test before volunteering or a job the people that take your blood can be a phlebotomist technician or perhaps a nurse. I'm studying to become the former.

Anyhoo, like right before bed i look at the classroom rules and such & realized that there is a Supply List on top! Luckily for me I had me, i had most of the items (nerdy much? lol). It was only about 7 items and i had 5 out of the list. I even had the white sneakers they asked for. Sort of. They're white 7's w/ some purple and grey on them lol. Well, they'll have to do for now.

8.15.2011

Baby on Board


You guys Lizzie McGuire is pregnant! AKA Hilary Duff. She recently celebrated her one year anniversary to hockey player hubby Mike Comrie, and at the same time announce that they are expecting their first child. You can read a little more about it here.

It's just a little weird, I can remember watching her through her awkward teenage years on, listening to some of her songs when she came out with a few albums, to the lovely woman she became as seen in her recent movies. So, I kinda grew up as Hilary Duff was growing up. She's only 1 year older than me. I would like to have my first child at a young age as well, before 30, but i would like to have an established/developing career and marriage first.

I wish nothing but the best for her growing family and that her child grows up loved and protected.

THEN NOW




8.11.2011

Going to see McQueen

Alexander McQueen was a British fashion designer who passed away February 11, 2010. His designs were so very creative and theatrical. For one of his shows he was inspired by Japanese culture as well as a Harry Potter movie. One of his shows consisted of a human chess game, like in Harry Potter, and the opponents were the east versus the west. Meaning eastern versus western (American) fashion culture. They were showing this show on a screen in the exhibit.


This photo above shows what one first sees when entering the exhibit. This is where it all starts. The white dress on the right is made of guess this, shells! This specific photo was obtained online and clicking on the image will take you to it's source. It was very crowded and my friend and I were both caught trying to take pics, lol. However, we snuck in a few towards the end.

Now, let me tell you about my trip:

Take 1 - I went with one of my best friends. It took us two days to see the exhibit. The first day we went was a Friday (3rd to last day of the exhibit). We got to the city sometime around 4pm and entered the Metropolitan Museum of Art at about 5pm. There was a line outside, which was only about a 30 minute wait. We go inside to pay and the teller told us that there was a 3-4hr wait and the exhibit closed at 9pm that day so we decided to leave. We had on flat sandals and our feet were already sore from the walking & standing to endure a 3-4hr wait.

Take 2 - This time around we came a bit more prepared. We went to the city again, this time a Saturday. This being one of the last two days of the exhibit the museum was keeping it open until midnight. So we got online about 3:45pm and we had an hour wait this time it was no joke. This time I had Coach sneakers on, which are kind of flat but better than sandals and my friend had oxfords on. The foot pain was only prolonged but wasn't bad as the day before. Once inside we waited for about 3hrs got into the exhibit a little after 7pm and got out at 7:45. -___- lol.

Even with all the wait and travelling, the exhibit was breathtaking! I can't even describe. I wrote down this quote of his that stuck out to me at the exhibit. I'll leave you all with that and a 2 minute narrated video of some pictures.

"There is no way back for me now. I am going to take you on journeys you've never dreamed were possible"




video

8.07.2011

i went to the Alexander McQueen exhibit yesterday,

a worthy enough post on this experience soon to come...

I got a Blog On Fire Award!


I was awarded this "Blog on Fire Award" by the lovely Jazmyn. Aww, I was so touched, thank you! You guys should definitely check out out her blog!

Now the rules are that I have to tag 10 other people. So here are some that I tend to make sure I check, some at least weekly if not daily. They are a mix of fashion, natural hair, and personal blogs. I've listed only 8 b/c several others haven't posted in months! However, one of those are named in the list below. Some of the blogs i think you should check out are:

Next, I have to share 7 random facts about myself. Here you go:
  1. Like Jazmyn, I LOVE purple! Be it notebooks, toothbrushes, wallet, bedspreads, nail polish remover, you get the idea. I kinda didn't like when purple became the IT color in fashion a few years ago and many people were like that's their new fave color-__- lol bt i did also like that purple was being appreciated by others and in fashion as there were like 0 purple clothes/items before that season. Anywhoo, lets continue...
  2. I love fashion (including designing). Granted i haven't designed anything in years. & i want to learn to sew.
  3. I want to be a doctor so badly. I pray to God it happens.
  4. I want to visit France & Egypt and a few other places that I mentioned here.
  5. I am shy..but I seem to be slowly outgrowing it.
  6. Shows on WE tv, like My Fair Wedding with David Tutera, and even some on HGTV, get me thinking about my future wedding and home. A couple years ago i even searched dresses for my future wedding party and copied, pasted, and saved the pics on a Word document (now gone after getting a new hardrive). All except my wedding dress, which I believe will be custom made (God willing).
  7. I would like to live in the city (perhaps along Lexington) (even if for a short time).
Now, to everyone that was tagged go ahead and list you're fave 10 blogs and share your 7 random facts. Thanks to all my readers and writers continue to blog =)

8.03.2011

so the whole walking workout has been an epic fail since Monday. it's either been raining or rainy!!

Dear Future Job,

Come quick, I need a gym membership!

Sincerly,
Wasting Away

7.31.2011

so this whole not working out has been blowing mines. I can't go to my university's gym, cuz well I graduated! lol. & i can't get a gym membership cuz well, i have no money! <-- that's blowing mines too lol.

since i got back from my cruise there have been failed attempts to go walking again, but that can't be life anymore. I think ima go walking/running tomorrow even if it's by myself. Depending on other people is one of the main reasons why the previous attempts have failed smh. But i was trying to be safe and go with a buddy. However, I'm considering going at 6am tomorrow just me and my iPod and reestablish a daily devotion & prayer before I go. I do want to get closer to God as well as to pray for my safety.

everyone please pray or send good thoughts my way for safety and encouragement to do these daily morning walks =)

Wish List

As summer is winding down a few things come to mind for what's left of it and after.
Before Summer is Over:
  • see Alexander McQueen exhibit (going this week! :)
  • check out 5 Points
  • get photo albums for my photos from my cruise & graduation
  • develop grad pics lol
  • maybe go to Coney Island? =) (i have never been!)
  • finish creating my new room
In General:
  • GET A JOB!!! (hopefully I can lock on down before the summer is over tho)

that's all i can think of for now....any readers have things they want to do before the summer is over?

Going back in time?




Yup, through tv anyway lol. Every weeknight starting last week to I believe the end of the summer (I could be wrong) Nickolodeon has been showing their tv shows from the 90s. They air four shows from 12am to 2am and they repeat again to 4am (Eastern time). The shows air on the Teen Nick channel. Let me tell you I have been goin to sleep so late and waking up early this past week, smh no good.

Growing up I didn't have cable and only on some rare occasion such as at a friend's house could i watch cable. My best friend from elementary school once made me a tape of shows including Hey Arnold and the Amanda Show (my fave! lol). So i'm glad that i get a chance to see what I have missed growing up. It would have been nice being able to compare watching them then and to watching them now, now that I'm older and see the different point of views.

Either way, I loved the 90's growing up and am glad these shows are back! What are your thoughts on any of the Nick shows notice anything from watching them then to watching them now? I would love to read them!

7.29.2011

Crossing the divide

I came across this video a while back and it was pretty interesting, so when i came across it again today i wanted to share it. For anyone who knows about the hair typing system i think the white woman would fall under like 3b/3c and the black woman would fall under the 4 categories. However, sounds to me like the white woman has type 4 hair in the back of her head. In other words, sounds like the white woman has the kinky textured type hair in the back of her head and she seems to have real frizzy, soft, cottony hair as many black women have.

I wonder if the white woman, growing up, ever did or thought to relax/perm her hair for it to be smoother?

6.30.2011

Bon Voyage!

So it's been 10 days since my last post, I've been busy preparing for my cruise and today it's finally here! 1st cruise ever! hope it's fun.

I'm going to visit Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Dominican Republic & Haiti! So yea i woke up at 5am to free up room on my camera. Will be taking tons of pics!

P.S. I made some brownies yesterday for the bus ride =)

6.20.2011

Any good books to read?

heading on a cruise in about a week and need a good read for the bus ride to the boat besides just magazines. college left like no time for leisurely reading, smh. i always loved read growing up and during my elementary and middle school years i think i ordered books from the Scholastic Book Club orders basically every time it came out! i credit reading at night with only thelight from the hallway dimly entering my room to the reason i started wearing glasses in high school, i am near-sighted.

now that i've graduated from college i can return to leisurely reading. i would love some suggestions of books i should look into. so far on my list are:
  • Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer
  • Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

6.18.2011

Reagan Gomez tweeted me =)

She played Zaria from the show The Parent ‘Hood, which I used to watch & where I know her from originally & now Roberta from The Cleveland Show.

ReaganGomez Reagan Gomez Yes. I’ve gone the last 2 years with #TheClevelandShow RT @LelaLikes: Is it true that you will be at #comicon this year?1 hour ago

Smileyy_Facee Abigail S @ @ReaganGomez u play a character from The Cleveland Show?1 hour ago in reply to ↑

@ReaganGomezReagan Gomez@Smileyy_Facee The Daughter Roberta;)

Smileyy_Facee Abigail S “@ReaganGomez: @Smileyy_Facee The Daughter Roberta;)” oh cool it does sound like u now that I think about it lol1 hour ago

6.13.2011

Eat Pray Love

So, the other night I watched the movie Eat Pray Love starring Julia Roberts as . It was okay. However, just now as I wrote this post's title I realized Roberts' character, Liz, eats in Italy, prays in India, and finds love in Bali. In that order.

I've decided to come up with a list of countries for my own Eat Pray Love journey someday. Just for fun. But so far all I can come up with is Italy (eat), Israel (pray), and well I do want to visit Greece but love can find me anywhere (no limits for love). I didn't want to use Italy like in the movie but I couldn't think of anywhere else I'd like to eat. I love pasta/Italian food.

Where would you like to go eat, pray, or find love?

6.02.2011

& the countdown begins...

So, I'm goin on a Caribbean cruise on June 30th =) Yea, I'm excited, never have i ever been on a cruise on before. So as preparation my friend and I are going walking & building up to running on the track at the high school by my house in the mornings. Today was our first day, it was rather nice. We walked 7 laps for 31 mins. We also walked there and back. My friend walked a little bit longer because she lives about 3 blocks farther from me.

Trying to get rid of some stomach fat xp before the cruise, so we're also watching what we eat. Like for example after the walk and a shower i had a slice of whole wheat bread with some natural peanut butter for some protein and a little strawberry spread. Also, got some Light & Fit yogurt that i'm eating at the moment, lol. It's peach, tastes so good. Yesterday, I got some healthy snacks at the supermarket with my mother like the yogurt, along w/ green grapes, and granola bars.

I was thinking of not drinking (I don't drink like that anyway, kinda rarely), however there are events like every weekend this month. This Saturday is my lil bro's (neighbor) graduation from highschool BBQ across the street, then the 18th is a friend's 21st bday BBQ, then the 25th is a wedding renewal/babyshower (I haven't picked which one i want to go to yet lol). But you see what I mean. As long as I'm good the other days of the week, everything should be fine.

I usually lose some weight during the summer because i don't eat as much as during the school year, but that's just bad eating habits like sleeping in late and eating my first meal in the afternoon. Anywhoo, I hope to see results by the cruise and to stay on track.


Hope you guys have a healthy summer =)

5.21.2011

Let's Play Catch Up!

Okay, so i've been away for like forever! It's been a hectic time, mostly here but Tumblr a little, suffered as well. So here's what's been going on:

1) Relay for Life (Apr. 8) was cool/fun despite the wack DJ from the time i was there. Free food, music, friends - it's basically a 12hr party, all the while raising money for cancer research. I also met w/ some friends outside of school where we went to Applebee's to eat nd then proceeded to get reallyyy twisted it was a fun night. One of the best of my life.


2) Two weeks after that was Spring Week, & the events i participated in were The Element fashion show of course that i helped run as an e-board member of the Fashion Club, Spring Fling, which is the carnival on the Great Lawn - again free food, games, fun, and friends, of course some Dippin' Dots, and the Black Music Fest concert, which consisted of Chrisette Michelle, Wayne Wonder, Roscoe Dash, & Wale.

4.02.2011

Disappearing Act

School has been crazy and it's my last semester. There has been more papers/essays and tests I believe in this semester, smh. No time to enjoy all the festivities that go on in school.

Also, I've gotten sick a few days ago, ugh it sucks. Feeling better but still not great.

Graduation is in like 42 days! Birthday in 31 days..or a month from tomorrow, May 3!

I came on to talk about something but i totally forgot, lol. I'll come back when I remember.

Just checking in, Happy Saturday.

1.22.2011

Going natural, a movement?

So, I've always been natural. Meaning I've never permed or chemically straightened my hair. First time i even pressed my hair was in the 10th grade! It was for my aunt's wedding. Before that though, in middle school, i would get the iron, you know the one you iron clothes with and use it on my hair. Lol, yea i know.

But since last year, end of summer/fall '09, I've been wanting to grow my hair out. Don't get me wrong I love my hair short, idk y I just like it framing my face and if it grew and was touching my neck it felt weird b/c i wasn't used to it, lol. The reason I want to grow my hair out is 1) i want a nice, legit ponytail and 2) that way when my hair isn't straighten I can have more options in styling it in its natural state. So, I think I got my last professional trim in fall '09, I tend to cut my hair every year before school starts. I trim my hair on my own after i wash it I put it in twists and just cut the ends. I do it both for any split ends there may be as well as getting rid of straight ends.

January 20, 2011

That date marks the date of my last semester as an undergraduate at St. John's University. I'm going to need to get some more SJU gear before I leave as well as some alumni status gear, lol.

The first day wasn't bad. Had three classes back to back starting at 9am and I made it on time to all of them. My metaphysics philosophy teacher seems a bit woo O_0 like he looks like he has a ton of information in his head that he's trying to organize. That happens when you try to make sense the existence of God through philosophical methods. That kind of thinking requires a brain power beyond those of mere humans.
My theology class was next. It's History of the Church. Doesn't seem bad sort of, it seems interesting because I loved world history in high school and it's interesting learning about religions across the world. I am a Christian myself.
Lastly, I had my Spanish class. It's Golden Age of Spanish Lit. This class..ehh a lot of speaking in Spanish that I can't understand or requires a lot of concentration. I tend to drift off when people are speaking in another language. So, we'll see how that goes.

Friday I had only one class, Developmental Bio at 9am. However, it was snowing so I had an unofficial snow day. The snow cleared & the sun came out at 9, smh.

So, we'll see how my first full week goes. Hope all goes well! Aiming and getting straight A's!

1.18.2011

Becoming a health ambassador

So yesterday on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day I woke up around 6:30AM to go to the Bronx. I went for a Community Health Ambassador Program (CHAP) orientation by Mentoring in Medicine (MIM). It ran from 8:30AM to about 2:00PM.

The program was held at Montefiore Medical Center. The host/MC of the whole thing kept me awake for the ENTIRE day, I didn't feel like knocking out at all! It was all very entertaining and interactive. The purpose of being a health ambassador is to educate the community about health issues especially regarding obesity and heart disease. There are several meets/events throughout the year as well as a community service quota to meet.

At the orientation there were many health professionals as well as current medical, college, post-bacc, and even a few high school students. The testimonials that I heard were very inspiring. It was like refresher so that I can focus and achieve of being a health professional myself one day.

If anyone is interested in the program or just finding out more about the organization for any other events that they have, you can check out http://medicalmentor.ning.com/.

What I'm Doing So Far...

as reaching my dream goes: I started another Kaplan class to take my second MCAT.
Last time I made sure that I did all of the required work (plus more) so that I could use the Higher Score guarantee if needed. As you can see it was.

I'm trying to be as focused as I can with this course. In fact once I'm done with one more post I'm going to read for my class tomorrow night. It has been snowy/rainy weather today and I haven't been out at all. Sorry for those who had to. But, I hope that it'll be nice and clear when I leave to go to class tomorrow evening.

Also, classes are starting on Thursday. I'm taking only four classes, which consist of 3rd level classes in theology and philosophy (metaphysics), a Spanish elective I forgot which one, and developmental biology for my last biology elective.

I'm always excited about seeing what my classes are going to be about during the first week of school. I know nerd status, lol.

2011 goals

  • finish the semester with straight A's
  • get a well-suited internship/job for after graduation
  • score REALLY well on my MCATs the 2nd time around, better yet ACE them
  • get into a good grad school program for next year in the meantime
  • get into a US medical school for fall 2012 =)
  • get closer to God & His Word
  • enjoy the year while accomplishing everything

all this with God's will & help.

Philippians 4:13 - I can do all thing through Christ who strengthens me.

I apologize for not posting since August!...Over the summer of 2010 I've discovered Tumblr, which I really enjoy.
Sometimes i feel that my thoughts are too short for here or too long for Twitter and Tumblr just seem like the perfect fit.

However, I still would like to be more active on here. I'm currently about to start my last semester of college on Thursday. It's a wonderful thing and scary at the same time. I think I'm going to use this blog as a way to document what I am going through to achieve my dreams. I considered just starting a whole new blog but I still plan to blog about things unrelated to just my dreams, like events or just life in general. I am not just about my dreams there's more to me than just that. I love art, fashion, music and shopping.

I'm just an ordinary girl with extraordinary dreams.

Happy New Year (belated)

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