Life,  School

Cassidy Currently: 4th edition


Hello! It’s been awhile and I am terribly sorry for my lack of posting. I’ve been really busy with school and work and extra-curricular activities. So I’ll do my best to catch you up on all the happenings of my life.


I’ve been sick


For the past week, I’ve been sick. I’m not as sick now as I have been but it was really tough trying to get through my week. I had to work for 8 hours last Sunday and then I had to deal with 4 classes on Monday when all I wanted to do was sleep. And I refused to let my life stop as a result of being sick.




My fellow students at school and I jokingly call our being sick the “Radford Plague” (after the name of my school). It’s mellow-dramatic but fits our frustration at not being up to 100%.


I went home


In a spur of the moment decision brought on by having to be at work at 6 a.m. on a Thursday a few weeks ago, I made the decision to go home that following weekend.


While there, my family and I went hiking and we got a spectacular view of the summit.




We were glad that it was no longer sticky hot outside and that it was cool enough to enjoy the outdoors.






I’ve had tests


I had two the week before last in Accounting and Business Calculus (still wondering why I have to take those classes). I did well in both of them, despite studying only the day before each one.


And then this past week, I had one in Microeconomics (again wondering why I have to take it). I’m still waiting on the results from that one, but I think I did ok.


I have two more this week in my information technology classes. I’m not really worried about my Web Programming exam because it will only encompass basic HTML and CSS (which I’m already well familiar with). I am worried about my Java class because I’ve always struggled with the language. But I think with diligent studying, I’ll be ok.


I find that I’ve been running out steam, though when it comes to school. I’ve been running out of motivation to get my assignments done or put in any effort. But then I remember some prose poetry from one of my favorite poets:


“Promise you will not spend so much time treading water and staying above the waves that you forget, truly forget, how much you have always loved to swim. “

Tyler Knott Gregson


To me this means not spend so much time trying to get my assignments done and getting decent grades that I forget how much I’ve always loved to learn and understand new things. Especially in Information Technology.


I saw a movie


Last night I decided to get see Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. I read the book over the summer and I was really excited when I heard that a local movie theater was shoving it for an inexpensive price.




Before any of you outside the U.S. starting bombarding me with questions, not all movie tickets are priced this low (unfortunately). There are a select few independent theaters that show current movies at discounted prices compared to major theaters. I’m lucky enough that my school happens to be near one of them. And so I’ve been able to see plenty of movies without paying outrageous prices.


One of the things I’ve learned from being on my own is that sometimes, you have to make your own rainbow. Meaning that sometimes it’s useless to rely on other people to make you happy and bring you good things when you could easily make good things happen yourself.


That’s all I have for you for now. I hope everyone has been doing well!




  • Pim

    Hi Cassidy! ^.^ Thank you for the compliment. I appreciate it. The weekend was okay but my drunk uncle wouldn’t stop leaving my grandma alone. I hate alcoholics >.<

    That's pretty cool you went to see the movie theater. I used to go years ago but not so much any more though.
    I'm sorry you got the cold. Hope you get better from it. Get lots of rest and honey tea helps. =^.^=
    Don't study too hard for your classes.
    Thank you for the visit <3

  • Nancy

    It’s completely understandable when you’ve been busy with things IRL – so don’t worry! Hope you’re feeling better by now. I love the view from the top of the mountain!

    I remembered taking business calculus a couple of years ago. To this day, I still haven’t found the need to use derivatives or anything like that. However, accounting and finance do help me with dealing with finances at a corporate and personal level. Your web programming class should be a piece of cake ;).

    I haven’t been to $5 movies in forever! Aha, I’ve paid $12 for movie tickets on a normal basis @___@.

    Good that you’re making happiness come out from yourself. Keep it up!

  • Cristina

    Thank you so much for your compliment. I like how my layout turned out but I willtry the next one to make it responsive. I still have a lot of cpding to learn but I guess in time it will be ok.

    I care about the elections in the US because it affects the reat of the world too. Donald Trump is not a politician and his lack of diplomacy can start different conflicts which will not be good for the reat of the world. Also if your econony goes down, the rest of the world will follow you. I am glad that you and your friends are voting against him. I hope the rest of american citizens will come to their senses and see the gravity of this matter becauze only the thought that Trump will be your president gives me chills. I just don’t want to imagine all the terrible things he can do.

    I am glad that you took your time and went home. It’s very good that you did that because after the exams and being sick you needed a break. I hope you relaxed and enjoyed the outdoors.

    Being on your own can be hard, I am on my own too, vut it can be nice. You get to discover yourself, ypur limits and you realize at some point that you don’t need other people to be happy. You create your own happiness, you create your own life. I am moatly going out with my friends but I’ve been out on my own a few times. It’s nice to go to a movoe, or for a walk or maybe sign up for some round table discussions etc. The best thing is that I am not.scared to be on my own because I know I can be happy this way. Have a nice day and take care <3

  • Michelle

    Yay! Love to see a new entry by you. Yeah, we have a discount theater by where I live and I go there all the time. Can’t beat 6 dollars after matinee and only 3.50 at matinee. Seriously. I haven’t read the book but I heard this movie was another miss for Tim Burton.

    Oh well!

  • Jamie

    Hey how are you?! I’m sorry that I have been missing in action for awhile. Truth is, I registered a new domain/blog, which is where I was hiding and didn’t have time to really comment as things in school are super busy (and I’m only taking 2 classes! :O ). Still, I’m sorry for disappearing on ya like that.

    Over here in California, Tristan and I visited a theater that lets you see a $5.00 movie. In fact, Tristan and I saw Divergent for $5.00, but this was after the movie was already popular and stuff. I haven’t read the book you speak of yet, and I probably won’t due to not having enough time to read. I hope it and the movie were good?

  • Pauline

    I’m sorry to hear that youve been sick, I hope you recover really quickly 🙁 It always sucks being sick and having reaponsibilites like school and work, go you though for putting through it all and having a mindset to push yourself even when you don’t really want to and just want to rest (be sure to rest though ;))

    The view is amazing! I bet that was a nice little breather after all the stress from being sick was. Its always nice to spend some time with family too 😀

    I love what you said at the end and I completely agree, sometimes we do have to make our own rainbow. We cant always rely on others can we?

  • Georgie

    If you struggle with Java I wouldn’t worry about it too much in terms of career – Java is getting a little outdated and few technologies use Java. You’ll ace the basic HTML and CSS test, that’s for sure.

    Sorry that you have been ill. I never like being ill and it really brings me down especially when I have things that I want to do. I like how you put it as you refusing to let your life stop 🙂