It’s been a very long time since I’ve posted anything personal on my tumblr, besides reblogging anything that I found remotely entertaining. Just want to update my tumblr with some new fortunate events that have been happening!
First, I want to proudly announce that I am officially out of the dorm life! I know, I know, it only took me 4 years but hey, at least I did it right? All jokes aside, it’s actually a great personal accomplishment for myself as a young adult to get out of “dorm” life. My parents have always financially supported me through my four years living at VCU and for all of the college students out there, everyone knows that it’s hella expensive. Living in a household of 8 can quite affect the family’s expenses. When I was younger, I ALWAYS depended on my parents and older siblings to provide me everything. and i mean EVERYTHING. Now that Amy, Tiet, and I are still enroll is school, we can’t live as care-free anymore. I don’t ever want to be a burden on my parents, especially when there are my little sister and brother that they still need to take care of. That’s why I decided to work for my apartment now, 1200 West Marshall. It saves a TON of money and also it proves to my parents that I gotss dissss. Even though it does take a WHOLE lot of my time, it’s worth it.
Second, I started my first week of interning at the Children’s Museum of Richmond (CMoR)… and I LOVE it! It touches all the aspects of learning and teaching, plus a little bit of elbow room to have fun with it! I am excited for what this semester has in store for me, regarding this internship experience! I can’t wait to get my hands dirty and learn all of the different methods and tools to help me become an educator.
Thirdly, I took on another semester as an education coach for ACE-iT Program at VCU. (a program that allows and encourages students with learning disabilities to achieve a certificate of completion at VCU and to expose them to campus life) and the student that I have this semester is WONDERFUL. I enjoy all of the students that I’ve been honored to coach and I learn so much from just hanging out with them and being in their presence. It takes a huge amount of guts to be where they are today and I am soooo honor and proud to be part of this great experience with them.
Lastly, I am still extremely happy to be part of VSA. I can say this with great confidence, I would not be the person I am today, with all of my blessed accomplishments, if I never signed up to be in VSA. I’ve learned so much in the past 4 years, from being an intern to becoming president, that I shaped me to this woman I am today. From traits such as leadership and assertiveness, to socially interacting and goofing around with everyone. I am very happy to be around such motivators like Michael Ngo and Helen Huynh. Without all of my VSAfambam, I would probably be a dorky shy emo girl LOL.
However, it’s sad to say with all these responsibilities and obligations, I don’t have much of a social life anymore. I feel bad every time when I turn down my friends because I get tired from a long 8am-10pm day of work, on top of that homework and such! I know some of my friends understand, but some don’t which I totally understand. I must promise myself that I will make time for my friends, especially the ones that have ALWAYS been there for me.