Physically and mentally drained. Just a bit. I just want to sleep. Ironically? When do I ever want to sleep!? Lol.
3 papers due this past week. What is life!? One that was due Friday, another 10-paged paper that’s due tomorrow night, and one last one due Monday morning. When will I be able to sleep? I don’t even know. Dat Berkeley stress. Definitely challenging but that’s what makes it great. Woo hoo!
Finals are coming up. What joy.
SASCerade in the city! Good way to celebrate the last day of instructions. Too cray. I HAVE BATTLE SCARS. Bruises and cuts. End of story..
STC North was today! Regretted going to SASCerade for a bit since I was so tired.
Say hello to the ‘13-‘14 OutREACH! coordinator! And transfer director.
I’m tired. What am I saying? Okay.
Going to work on my paper for a bit longer, sleep, wake up, work on my paper, and finally, CKI’s banquet.
SoCal OutREACH! trip definitely made my spring break worthwhile. SO MANY FEELS. I don’t know where to start. The whole week was simply amazing. 21 outreachers coming together as strangers and ending as close-knit family community. REACH!, or OutREACH! in particular, has definitely made my year at Berkeley amazing. Although it might not have started that way, I can now finally say I’ve found one of my communities here. JSDKLJLKDSFJ I SERIOUSLY DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START LOL. Crazily fun, eye opening, and inspirational. Even though I did Central Cal OutREACH!, this experience was one of its own. Hmm well for our inspirational story time, I was one of the inspirational speakers. At first, I honestly didn’t want to do it. Or well, I was afraid to. I hate talking about myself and I have trouble doing so when it’s in such a large group because I get so damn emotional and it always brings so much pain in a sense doing so. Ya feel me? My family life, growing up, my dad, choosing to go to a community college, transferring, etc. Telling my life story to this group of semi-strangers was scary and emotion as EFF, but for once, I felt at ease and it felt beyond great. Attending a community college and being a transfer student, shit can get hard. Reality check? The stigmatism and bad connotation of community college in today’s society closely lays in many individual’s mind today. It’s almost natural especially being at such an elite university as Berkeley. Being able to gain so much respect and developing passion in the outreachers as they outreached about community college was amazing. SO EMPOWERING. Where am I going with this? I HAVE NO IDEA. 3 words. It was amazing. And I was really happy that some OCC’ers were able to come out to experience the program themselves. :) I guess the only downfall was not being able to spend time with my family and everyone at home.
Although I believe the values and programs within in REACH! is amazing, there are changes that I feel needs to be made in the structure. Therefore, I recently applied for a Coordinator and Executive Assistant Director position.
I had my formals just last weekend! Super tiring weekend as a whole but damn it was fun. I FELT LIKE A PRINCESS LOL. Just kidding.
I AM THE NEW FTC CHAIR!!! Super egggg-cited for the upcoming year on district board. It’s definitely going to be one hell of an experience. Although I haven’t been as active this past year in Circle K, I definitely know that Circle K is where it’s at! Definitely couldn’t have done it without the support of so many individuals SDKFDSJF you know who you are. :D
Officially going to ICON and CANADA!!! WOO HOO holy eff.
Vietnamese culture show is this upcoming weekend on Sunday! I wasn’t going to stick to it at first, but I’m really glad I ended up sticking to it because damn. We had tech rehearsal earlier today and the feeling of being in Zellerbach Hall, our concert hall here at Berkeley, brought back so many memories and feels. Dat performance lyfe. Srirarcha hip hop and acting… IN VIETNAMESE LOL. Definitely getting in touch with my nguoi Viet Nam. :) Having Vietnamese lines made me realize how rusty I got in Vietnamese since I don’t have the chance to speak it up here often. But holy macaroni, this week has been SUPER tiring. Practice every night ‘till the AM. And I got sick from being in the cold from last night’s practice. woopdy doo! I felt like @#*&% today.
Senior weekend is also this weekend! Bringing them accepted golden bears in to show them the ropes of Berkeley. UCLA that was once my dream school turned otherwise. It’s weird how twisted life works lol. Do I ever regret it? Nope, I love Berkeley. It’s always gonna be what you make out of it. The experiences and knowledge I’ve gained just amazes me.
I was working on a casework for a student who was trying to appeal to Berkeley this past week. What an interesting process and experience.
Acceptance letters (UCLA and Berkeley) for transfers are coming out soon! Seeing everyone get there acceptance letters make me so happy. It’s a weird feeling because it brings me back to a year ago when I was in that position. Seeing the people around me grow just gives me smiles!
I. love. school! Am I a nerd or what? I love my classes. I’ve not only been gaining knowledge, but knowledge about my own identity, my culture, and backgrounds.
Recently registered for my last fall semester this past week! Got the first day of telebears/registration as a current senior standing feels GRAPE. Yeah, I said it. I can technically graduate early if I wanted to. But I don’t because I want to take in the full two year experience here at Berkeley. Time flies by too quickly!
Everything simply feels right.
IT’S GONNA BE MY LAST YEAR IN COLLEGE NEXT YEAR WHAT!? $hit is getting real. This is crazy.
I miss some people. I wish there were more hours in a day sometimes.