Scuba Sweetheart

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Welcome to the Titans!

Thats right... you read it..you are now reading the thoughts of a UW-Oshkosh Titan... I recieved the letter that I was accepted into UW-O on Thursday night.. I am very proud of myself right now.. and I am very excited to get started and become even closer to becomming a teacher.. I am also very nervous.. starting a new school..meeting new peope...but I know that it will all work out in the end..and I have so many people supporting me and backing me up.. and I know that they will help me get through the tough times...well that is all I have for now....going to go hang out with the lover boy now.. catch ya later!!!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Yes, I am still alive!

...like I said in the title, believe it or not I am still alive and I am sorry for not updating anything sooner.. life has been very busy latley.. lets see since the last time I have updated.. I have gone diving a couple of times...and the last dive I went on was me, matt, and his dad in red granite.. it was an hour dive and I got to use the stage which was alot of fun.. I always love experiencing and learning how to do new things..besides that I have just been work alot.. about 40 hours a week...so at least I have some money now...tomrrow I am working from 10am-9pm- which will be a long day of just sitting around but at least the money is comming in.. Matt has been working alot to.. working more hours then I am.. and probbably working harder then I am..but I guess thats how it goes with an office job compared to physcial labor.. Matt and I are probbaly going diving in Lake Wazee in a couple of weeks.. which will be really awesome....we also have a wedding to go to later on in July which should be alot of fun to... I think we are going to go up north to Matt's house for the 4th of july....which it will be nice to relax for a little while..I am still waiting to hear from Oshkosh as to wether or not I have been accepted..I just found out a couple of days ago I was on the deans list at fvtc.. so that is super exciting and I am very proud of myself.. I am ready to start school again and work on my goal to becomming a teacher...well I guess that is it for now.. I will try to update again soon!!!

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Lets see... Today Matthew graduated from college, he ended up with a double major in wildlife, and biology so congrats to him! I can't believe that he is all done with school now, at least for the moment and he will be living in Appleton. No more driving to Stevens Point for a weekly visit, which is kind of nice because gas is so expensive but I will miss going up there because it was always a fun time. I can't imagine being in Matt's shoes right now, going to school for 18 years and then all of a sudden just being done and taking a step into the "real" world.. It must be so amazing and yet so frightening all at the same time. At Matt's graduation ceremony I got to thinking about my own education and how important it is.. and I know that I can be a great teacher it will just take some time, and it just seems like forever away (another 3-4 years).. but I know that it will all go by quickly and I know I can succeed if I just put my heart and mind into it, and this is something I really want to do so I know I can accomplish it, I just wish I had started a littler sooner, oh well that's how life goes... and as the saying goes " It is never to late to be what you might have become." Speaking of school, I finished my last semester at FVTC with a 3.8 gpa for the semester so I am pretty proud of that.. and a 2.98 cumulative gpa which I am not so proud of.. because I know that there is no really good reason for it other than I just didn't do the work sometimes.. oh well I lived and learned...and going to Oshkosh will be like starting over for me which is really exciting.. I just have to get excepted first...I am now working at Mountain Bay for 40 hours a week.. mostly during the day until 5 which is really nice.. I hope that this summer will be a lot of fun.. I hope that I can go climbing, and diving, and camping, and a lot more fun adventurous things with Matt.. I hope that I will be able to keep in touch with friends over the summer, and maybe meet a few more...I don't know what the future will bring, but I will have a fun time waiting to see what happens... Well I am pretty tired right now.. so I thinking I am going to get going to bed.. hope you all enjoyed!

Congratulations to the Class of 2006!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

It's been a while...

..So its been a long time since I have posted on here so I guess I will do a little update and try to write on here more often...so school is now finished.. the last couple of weeks have been really busy and crazy.. and I am glad that its over now.. I have applied to UW-Oshkosh, I just have to send my transcripts in now from FVTC and then wait.. I hope that I will be accepted to the college, and then the school of education.. I am sure it will all turn out the way its suppose to and I am willing to work hard for it.. Matt is graudating this comming Sunday.. which is totally crazy I can't even imagine being done with college.. I have so much more left.. I am very excited and proud of Matt.. I have not been diving in a LONG time.. hopefully that will end soon and I will get to go diving with Matt on Thursday.. I will just have to wait and see what happens..It is crazy how fast time goes, I have been graduated from high school for almost 2 years now, Matt and I have been dating for almost 9 months.. I am done with my second year of college, and about to tranfer to another college to just about start all over.. it just amazes me.. how much things have changed and how much I have grown up.. the friendships that I started and the friendships that fall apart..well I guess thats my thoughts for now.. I will make sure to update again soon!

Monday, April 03, 2006

......The pool is open....

At last...I have been able to fulfill my desire to get back into the water.. not into a pool.. but into the open water.. That's right...the diving season has offically begun!!!!! On Friday morning Matt and I drove out to Red Granite quarry hoping to make our first dive of the season. We were expecting the quarry to be only partially open, but to our suprise the whole quarry was wide open... so lucky us we got to make the first dive of the season. Matt of course was wearing his dry suit and his dry gloves.. so he was nice and warm.. I wish I had a dry suit and dry gloves.. I dove in my 7/5mm semi dry with a full 3mm suit underneath.. which means I get to feel the nice cold water filling up my suit! So the dive was a total of 17 minutes long with the water temperature at about 39 F. That was some pretty chilly water.. the good thing was that my body stayed totally warm.. it was just my hands that went completely numb.. so overall even though the dive was pretty short it was still an awesome dive and I can't wait until the next time I can get in the water.. I absolutely love scuba diving.. and I can't even desribe the feelings I get when I dive with Matt...I feel safe, trusted, loved, adventrous, and at peace all at the same time.. I can't wait to see what this dive season brings not only with Matt but any of the other dive buddies I may have...
On Friday night .. Matt and I drove up north to his house.. I always love going up there its always so relaxing and just nice to get away from the hectic world we live in today.. just to send some time out in the woods.. in nature..Friday night we spent the night up north.. and then on Saturday Matt and his dad set up "the scuba shop".... during the day Matt and his dad cleaned and rebuilt almost all of their requlators.. it was pretty neat watching them work together on something they both love.. so when they were busy doing that I just helped Matt's mom in the kitchen.. and then just went with her to do a little shopping.. the rest of the time I just spend watching TV, looking at a book, and sitting by the fire. After Matt was done rebuilding the regulators.. we decided to take a look outside on his porch outside of his room (2nd story).. well we actually got locked out.. and Matt had to pound on the door until his parents came and let us in.. it was actually pretty funny.. we then just took a walk and looked at some deer tracks in the mud.. the rest of night we just hung out with his parents and watched a movie.. on Sunday Matt and his dad finished servicing their regulaotrs and closed "the scuba shop" for another year.. the rest of the day we just relaxed and then came back to "reality"..
Overall it was an AWESOME weekend.. I was able to spend time with Matt.. who I must say is an absoultey amazing person..I got to go scuba diving.. and then spent time just relaxing up north.. what more could a girl ask for?
I hope that sometime soon I will be able to get back in the water again.. and hopefully soon be up north again.. well thats it for now.. I hope everyone is having an amazing night!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Well.. I guess this is my first attempt at creating an entry in my new blog... I am not very creative.. anyway I hope you enjoy...

So I guess I could talk about school... so last night I had to do 3 assignments that were due today in my classes. Now, these 3 assignments weren't really all that difficult, but it still took a long amount of time. So I started working on these assignments probably around 10:30, and I did not get done with everything until 12:45 this morning...now 12:45 is not all that late..I enjoy staying up late at night..but the part that drives me crazy is that I have had all of these assignments at least a week ahead of time, and one of them I had two weeks before...so why do I procrastinate so long? It doesn't help me by procrastinating...no matter what I am still going to have to do the assignment..and in fact it probably makes it 10 times worse to procrastinate for so long.. I have to finish all of the work on time, and then because I have soo much stuff to do it just stresses me out.. so why do I do that to myself? It makes absolutely no sense at all...
continuing on with school...if some of you who read this don't know already.. I am going to continue my education at UW Oshkosh next year.. and the goal as of right now is to eventually become a teacher for grades K-6.. now this is jut a goal.. so who knows if I will actually ever get there.. I feel that because of transfering from FVTC to UW-O that I lose so much time.. and that I will never reach my goal...I also wonder if I would even make a good teacher, and if I would have a good impact on the children that I come in contact with... I guess the thing that helps me think I could actually do this is a quote that I recentely recieved from one of my teachers at FVTC.. it says that "It is never to late to be what you might have become"- so that quote gives me some hope that I can be what I want to be.. and that its never to late to accomplish one's dreams..maybe that's becomming scuba certified, climbing Mt. Everest, becomming a proffessor, or even an elementary teacher....moving on.. I have deiced that I really want to work out more .. just to look and feel better.. my eventualy goal is to run a 5k ...so we will see how motivated I actually get..and if I can actually accomplish my goals..I know that it will be a lot of hard work..but eventually I will get there.....well that is it for now... I hope you all enjoy!