Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy New Year!!!

Well....It's been months since I've updated this blog and I probably won't be able to post on a regular basis given the constant busy schedule that the college life provides but I will update when I can....

Since my last post I've:

-Completed my freshman fall semester of college (made good grades too)
-Celebrated Christmas & New Years
-& worked out my financial aid (ughhhhh) so that I can actually return to school

Now,
 I am preparing to return to school in about another week and hoping that now that I've adjusted this semester will definitely be easier socially. Also this semester I have later school hours (no more 8am classes EVERY MORNING!) I also have less credit hours now (had 18- now have 14).

I'm looking forward to all God has for me in 2013,
Things I hope to achieve:

- Push myself to establish a regular workout regimen
- Push myself to seek God daily  ( I already have done this in prayer, now I wish to do this in quiet time and daily reading of His Word &devotions)
- Push myself to do my best in all things (especially my school work- which means pushing myself to go to tutoring/library etc)
-Get a good summer job
- Save for a car (longterm goal)
- Finish my freshman year and start my sophomore year well!


Just a quick update! Hope you all are well :) Stay Blessed! - Jasmine Troy <3

Saturday, October 13, 2012

things I live by...

1)When your heart tells you something is wrong it is usually guiding you to the truth....to what's best for you.

2) good memories are precious. keep them and remember them anyway you can to preserve the loving and happy times you've shared with loved ones. Life is short and precious. Cherish the ones you love.

3) You must always take care of yourself, love yourself, and treat yourself the way you deserve to be treated <3- No one but God knows you like you do <3

4) Life isn't fair. And there isn't anything you can do but trust God to provide.

5) As the years fly by, friends will fade away, skies will turn to gray, your smiles with flip upside down but with prayer your smiles are found (yes, I wrote that ;) )

6) Laugh hard and laugh often because laughter makes everything seem less horrible or stressful that it seems at the time. Often whatever you are stressing about is not as big or bad as you thought. How about laughter is also the best medicine and makes me happy!! :)

7) always looks for the rainbows on a rainy day aka the blessings in situations where something beautiful seems impossible to find

8) no matter what you are going through someone is always going through worse. no matter the struggle...if you are not dead it hasn't killed you. And if it hasn't killed you, it will make you stronger and wiser.

9) Never be afraid to cry.  Jesus also wept. Sometimes you have to let it out and move on. it is okay and good for you.

10) Calling home from college is a rite of passage for those close to their familia. A good cry to mom and dad reminds you that you are no longer a baby, but you are blossoming into a young adult who now holds some of their previous responsibilities for you. And that scares you (ME!) but they fear also to let go.

11) Growing up is hard to do. Because once you finally are close to adulthood you realize why older people push you to enjoy being young because being an adult is "no fun" or not as fun. Now I understand why....

12) Always forgive but never forget. Every obstacle is a lesson to be learned and knowledge to be gained.

13) Love is hard to find. Good relationships are hard to maintain. Good guys are few and far between. and chocolate has never been tastier ( a joke lol)

14) When in doubt, snot fills your snout, and all you wish to do is run about....cut out the lights and lay it down to nap before you do something you may regret while steamed in anger and boiling in hate. In other words, think before you act, speak, and decide. ( I just like making up poems that rhyme lol never you mind)

15) God placed me here for a reason. Daily he's allowed me to wake up. Life will get hard, but don't stop living just because it gets hard.

16) Anything worth having is worth fighting for. This includes chocolate, french fries, and funnel cakes (trying to lighten it up a bit)

17) Do what you have to do so you can do what you want to do.

18) People will forget what you said. people will forget what you did...but people will never forget how you made them feel - Maya Angelou

19) Don't allow roadblocks to  prevent you from being successful.  If you never achieve anything precious to the world (ie money, fame, legacy), if you are happy , you are OK!  <3

20) Before you live by anything else or allow anyone to give you advice....read the Bible and cast your cares (burdens) on the one who knows everything about you from the beginning until the end and loves you like no one else can <3 Daily I learn that no one can love and protect me like my creator, Savior, and very best friend Jesus :)

Stay Blessed and Remember to smile <3 Jasmine


Monday, October 8, 2012

whomp whomp whomp.....

whoever said that becoming a teacher is easy...must not know very much about the college preparatory process that future and current teachers have endured.....

College has finally proven itself challenging as midterm grades are being handed back. I am currently preparing myself to sprint toward the finish line of my first fall semester. The end of the first half of freshman year is approaching and if I can just keep my eyes on  December 7th (the day I go home for Christmas break) I will be okay....I think.

I just have to keep on chugging like the little engine that could...except my mother won't allow me to say "I think I can", she encourages me to say "I know I can!" So here I am...knowing I can and doing my best. I know for sure that I want to be decorating and teaching my own classroom full of students one day so I have to work towards that goal.

I'm saying all this to say..

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON <3

Stay Blessed, and prepare to see/hear of me walk across the stage in 2016.
Remember....Failure is NEVER an Option <3 -Jasmine

Monday, September 10, 2012

thoughts, hope & dreams....

I want to be a teacher...

I want to teach & make a difference in this world...

I want to inspire kids to love to learn and do their best

I want to teach & follow my dream

to teach little sweetie's reading, math, science, writing, & make arts & crafts galore

I cannot wait to accomplish this<<333 

(in this pic below????..yeah that will be me someday ;) )

xoxo stay blessed & work passionately towards your dreams/goals <3 Jas

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

love-love

i love you
more than you'll ever know
more than the misty rain
and fluffy snow
i love you
more than the shore does the sea
more than the cake loves the icing
more than the fat kid
and his cake
i love you
cause you make my heart smile
i love you
cause you are the uno para mi! :) <3

just a lil somethin somethin !! Happy Wednesday! :) <3 Jas

Monday, September 3, 2012

"& it cuts like a knife, she's out of my life...."

Today is significant is more ways than can be expressed. To realize that such a gorgeous day not only represents a day of rest but also the day that a hardworking angel was called home to rest.Forever my inspiration, forever my love...Rest in Paradise Aunt Boobie. <3 Now you can rest on this day of rest and forever more in Heaven with Jesus.....and I believe your homecoming party is amazing up there! See you soon (today I'm rocking the pearl bracelet you gave me) <333 XOXO <3 Jas.....it only seems like yesterday you were here and you smiled at me :(

"<3 I miss you like everyday wanna be with you, but your away <3"- Beyonce "I miss you" 

Cherish every precious moment you have for tomorrow is promised to no one. Live well, love well, laugh often, dance crazy, and give huge bear hugs. Cause life is nothing without the ones you love<33
God Bless..Love Jas <3

Monday, August 20, 2012

Likes & Dislikes about college....

Hey blog world :)

Its been a long time mostly because I've had a lot going on lately....I've recently gotten my license, moved into my college dorm and started college (elementary ed major), and am currently working on adjusting to the college life although I've been in college for almost 3 weeks now. So here are some likes and dislikes I've come to realize and observed while I've been here.

Likes:

1. It is fun to be in college and meet cool people, make new friends, reconnect with old ones. Meeting new people with similar morals and personalities makes the adjustment easier
2. My roommate! My roommate is a blessing and I feel like I've known her forever. We keep each other laughing and she is a major reason why I am adjusting well and continue to smile
3. The campus. The campus is gorgeous and lovely (when you aren't rushing to class that is). I've realized that I actually like walking a lot and its healthier than just riding in a car. It encourages healthier eating  habits which is great so to avoid that "freshman 15"
4. I really like all of the opportunities to be involved and do something fun or constructive on campus. There are so many clubs, organizations, volunteer opportunities, and free events scheduled for students and most are fun. (Like watching movies at night in the football stadium with friends).
5. I appreciate the freedom of making my own decisions to some extent...but I was never the child who felt as though I wanted to do any and everything that my parents didn't approve of...so freedom wasn't something that was a huge deal for me but I appreciate it.


Dislike:

1. Being an hour and some change away from home. ( I miss my family and always wish I was with them)
2. how superficial and fake so many people are just for no reason (the students). People (especially freshmen) are so pressed to meet people and seem like they have it all together that they use people and act friendly towards people until they get where they want to be.
3. How people act. People can be friendly..and many are...but if you aren't super fancy (meaning brand name everything or into the party/drink/smoke/ lifestyle you aren't "cool enough" to say hello to or smile at even though you were just asking to borrow something the other day... -____-
4. How far some things are on campus. My teachers are all understanding (Thank you Lord <3) because some of my classes only leave me 10 minutes before my next class starts and often the first class goes over its time.
5. The fact that textbooks and computer software is almost always required and costs a lot of money is sort of annoying. Thank God I have the money to pay for them but the list of books for class is always pricey.
6. Math Class! It makes me nervous. I'm making myself do my best in that class of course, but it will not be easy (not that it should be) because for the first time in a while I CANNOT  use a calculator. Sigh :/
7. Sharing general areas to chill with everyone..some people are too loud, some are messy, others are "cliquey" and act as if they own a space, and some act as if you don't chill with them all the time that you are somehow "snobby" or rude.
8. The fact that high school drama seems to have followed many to college is annoying but I'm grateful that I'm not a part of it.

College is full of up's and down's for me and for everyone else I'm sure. I've adjusted and am adjusting to a lot but I am blessed and thankful that God has blessed me with the friends, roommate, and support system that I do have. I know this situation is temporary and only for my advancement so I choose to be optimistic.


<3 just wanted to share a quick update before classes become extra busy <3 stay blessed <3 Jasmine