Finally Spring Time

Happy Beautiful Thursday!

I am loving this weather. This is what I wish it would be like outside everyday! It was nice to be able to put on a t-shirt and shorts and not have to worry about a big, heavy coat. I even got to eat lunch outside with one of my friends. Let’s hope this weather is here to stay…it just puts me in a better mood. :)

Another week down and I am counting down the days until summer break. I am not ready to be away from my friends and St. Louis, but I am ready to be away from all the homework. I am ready to have free time, so I can do whatever I want. I am also ready to see the kids at the preschool that work at back home. They make working so much fun, and I love every minute that I get to spend with them.

This weekend is going to be so much fun! Tomorrow, my parents and brother are coming up and we are going to the Cardinals game for my brothers birthday! Then on Saturday I am going home with one of my friends and we are going out to her farm and hanging around there. I love being out in the country; it is so peaceful. I also get to meet her cute dog!

Speaking of dogs, yesterday Maryville had puppies on campus. My roommate and I are obsessed with dogs, so we were in heaven when we finally got to play with them. We both miss our dogs so much and are constantly talking about them.

On the academic side of life, I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I only have a few more projects, papers, and tests left until the end of the year. It is so hard to find the motivation to get everything done, but I am trying my hardest. I just need to get as much stuff done as fast and accurately as possible so I can finish the year strong.

Well, I better get back to work. It is busy in the office today because we are getting ready for the START program this weekend.

Malorie

Rain, Rain Go Away

Happy (rainy) Thursday!

After tomorrow, there are only 4 more weeks of classes! I am so ready for summer, even though the weather doesn’t seem like it is. The only time it is warm, is when it is raining, so I can’t enjoy it. Oh well, I guess I can’t change, so I need to learn to live with it. The only thing that is a sign that summer is for sure coming is the start of MLB. Go Cardinals!

Good news! I only have one class tomorrow. It is going to be an easy Friday, which is going to be much needed after the busy and stressful week. I have had assignments upon assignments with quizzes in between. My group of friends and I have also been worrying about where we are going to be living next year, especially now since we can’t apply to stay on campus another year. Let’s hope everything works out for the best.

At work we have been getting a lot of calls about START. This is the program that incoming first year students participate in, so that they can get registered for their first year of college. I remember going last year and I was freaking out because a lot of the people that I knew coming in went to an earlier start date than I did. It was still good because then I got to meet new people. It was very exciting.

Well time to go. Hopefully I can get to my room before the next down pour.

Malorie

 

Registration Week

Hello again!

This week is another stressful one. Yesterday I had to register for my Fall 2014 Semester. Luckily I got all the classes that I wanted!

Yesterday I had an anatomy quiz at 8:00, a sociology exam, and an anatomy lab exam. The night before I thought my head was going to explode from studying so much. I think I did well on all of them and I didn’t have a mental breakdown during all of it, so I am calling it a successful day. I rewarded myself by taking a nap in the afternoon and then a group of friends and I watched Frozen that night. There were about 12 of us in one room in Mouton. It was quite cramped, but still a lot of fun mostly because Frozen is my favorite movie.

This weekend is Spring Formal at Busch Stadium!! I am so excited it is going to be so much fun!

I am also going to be looking at apartments with some of my friends for next year . Just adding another stressful element into my life. Hopefully, everything will work out and we find a good place to live. And I get my car back this weekend!

Time to get back to work! Happy (almost) weekend!

Malorie

Back in the Swing of Things

Well, here we are again. Spring break was so much fun! I wish I was still in Florida, but we can’t always get what we wish for. I can’t believe how fast this semester is going by. We only have six more weeks left. I am already having to start thinking about housing and classes for next year! That’s pretty scary! Hopefully everything works out the way I have planned…fingers crossed.

Let’s hope that all of the cold, winter weather is behind us and we get nice spring weather from here on out. But living in Missouri, we will never know.

Maryville does a program in the spring called SERVE projects. SERVE stands for Students Engaging in Rewarding and Valuable Experiences. This year a group of my friends and I decided to participate in one. We are in the Autism Awareness group and we going to a school called Giant Steps in St. Louis and help around there with whatever they need. We go there a few times a semester for a couple of hours at a time. It is so nice to be there and be able to interact with the students and members there and get to see the joy that they have while they are there. This experience is particularly rewarding to me because I want to work with kids that are on the Autism spectrum. This semester we chose to go on Friday afternoons and so tomorrow is one of those days that we are going.

Well time to go! Hope everyone has a fun and safe weekend. :)

Malorie

ONE MORE DAY!

Hey Everyone!

THERE IS ONLY ONE MORE DAY UNTIL SPRING BREAK! I am so excited…can you tell? I have been working hard this week to get ahead in some of my classes so that I am not overwhelmed when we get back. I have a feeling that when I do get back I won’t be in work mode, still vacation mode, so the more I get done now the better off I will be. And I can feel more relaxed next week.

The classes for next semester are already posted so that means Registration is around the corner. It blows my mind when I think about how fast this semester has gone by. My friends and I are also trying to figure out where we are going to live next year, so we have to register for that while on Spring Break. The work, worries, and stress never end! But I am sure that I am going to be able to get through it.

Well, time to get some more stuff done; at this point I am surprised that I am still finding stuff to do considering all that I have been able to get done.

See you in two weeks!

Malorie Mueller

Just Keep Swimming!

Happy Thursday!

I cannot believe that it is almost spring break! But I am more than ready for that week of no stress or worries. This year I am going to Daytona Beach, Florida with a big group of my friends. I am sooooo excited! The beach is one of my favorite places to go, and I haven’t been to one in about four years, so this trip is long over due. I just need to focus enough next week and make it through to Friday. Let’s also hope that it goes by really fast too!

I cannot believe that I only have about two more months left of my freshman year of college. It is so crazy to think about, and also a little stressful. There is still so much that I have to do before this semester is over.

But right now I am trying to focus on what I have to do right now before spring break. I have actually been pretty productive the past couple of days. I have been trying to get ahead in a lot of my classes so I am not overwhelmed next week and when we come back from break. So far so good.

Speaking of being productive time to work on homework so I can go to the last home basketball games tonight. Go Saints!

Malorie

Happy…Monday?

Sorry that I haven’t posted in a while. Last week was really busy! I can’t even remember what all I did or what was going on. This week is looking like it is going to be the same way. This is the time in the semester where all of the professors have gone through their first section of notes, so I have like 2 or 3 tests each week. It’s crazy, but somehow I am getting through it. This week I had an anatomy quiz this morning, I have an anatomy lab exam Wednesday, and a history exam Thursday, plus all the extra assignments in between. AHHH! Is it the weekend yet?

On a more positive note, this past weekend I got to go home and spend time with my family. It was nice to be home, eat home cooked meals, relax a little bit, and of course see my puppy! It was a much needed break.

The meltdown is beginning!! Campus is soaking wet with all of the snow and ice melting…hopefully there is no more snow. I’m ready for spring.

Well, wish me luck this week. Let’s hope I can get enough sleep too. I don’t do too well with only a little amount of sleep. Haha

Have a good week!

-Malorie

Surprise Visit!!

So today I received a pleasant surprise - my dad came and visited me! It was nice to be able to see him and talk to him in person. I love my family and miss them everyday – especially miss my puppy…sorry mom. :)

The work has already begun. I have had quizzes, homework, and multiple meetings. I feel like I am running around like a chicken with its head cut off…which is really gross to think about. Haha. Yesterday in my anatomy lab, we were studying the anatomy of the eye and so to get a good look at a real eye, we disected a sheep eye. I did not want to look at it let alone touch it, so I hid behind my roommate and snuck a few peaks. It was not fun, but I survived.

I had my first CAB committee meeting last night, and, like I said earlier, I am so excited for Spring Formal because it is at BUSCH STADIUM!! I cannot wait. Something else that I am excited for this spring is the MILEY CYRUS CONCERT!!!! I am going with a group of my friends and we are going to have so much fun. I think it’s safe to say that I am so ready for spring to come…especially since it brings warmer temperatures. (In case you couldn’t tell, I don’t like the cold at all.)

Time to go!

Have a great weekend! :)

Malorie

So Cold!

Hello all!

Today is one of those days that I wish I could have stayed in my bed and watched movies all day. It is so cold outside, and I do not like it one bit! It is currently 12 degrees, but feels like -1. I am beyond ready for summer.

The first week and a half has gone by very fast, so hopefully that means that this semester will go by just as fast. I can honestly say that this is the first time in my life that I am actually enjoying a history class. We are currently learning about The Gilded Age and Industrial Capitalism. It’s pretty interesting. However, my favorite class so far is my Human Occupations class. It is interesting to begin learning about my future career. I am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel, although it is just a speck at this point. :)

I am so excited to continue my position in CAB this semester, especially to start planning for Spring Formal. Planning and organizing for dances are some of my favorite things to do.

Well, time to work on some homework…even though it is the first couple of weeks. Yay!

Have a great weekend!

Malorie

We’re Back!

Hey everyone!

It’s back to school for Maryville! This break flew by extremely fast, but it was much needed. I worked at a preschool back home, babysat, and did a few random jobs. I still had time to just sit and relax though, so overall it was good. It was nice to be with my family, especially my puppy. I did, however, miss my friends like crazy. We were talking constantly, but we were all so busy that we didn’t get to see each other that much. We were so excited when we were reunited.

This semester is going to be an interesting one, in a good way. I am taking Anatomy, Sociology, Human Occupations (my Occupational Therapy class), U.S. History since 1877, and Anatomy Lab. All of my professors seem really cool, so I am very excited for this semester.

The new health professions building is coming along fast and I cannot wait until it is finished. Then I won’t have to drive out to Chapel Hill for my Occupational Therapy classes.

Well, wish me luck this semester!

Malorie