Valentine's Day

I decided that as a valentine’s day gift to myself, I’d get my online identity together. I just got rid of my myspace account, found the password for an inactive e-mail account, changed my facebook picture, changed my background for twitter. What does this mean? Nothing really… I just wanted to consolidate social networks decrease my online footprint. I suggest you do this to at least once a year. Have too many friends on facebook? Delete the ones you never talk to. Not using an email address? Delete it. A person can only have their hands in so many social networks.

No real valentine this year. I figured this year is an opportunity to explore and deepen the already existing relationships that I already have. What truly frustrates me about Valentine’s day is that people start to feel bad when they are alone.. Society has done a great job getting people to think that something is wrong with them if they aren’t “with” someone on Valentine’s day. Partners that are “broken up” attempt to comeback together around valentine’s day. (observation, not fact) They are so afraid of being alone, that they trick themselves into thinking it might work. They get back together and everything is fine for a week or two. After that, they fall back on the same things that made them break up. I don’t want to sound pessimistic but once again people have forgotten the real reason for valentine’s day. It’s about being with and caring about the people that hold a special place in your heart. Appreciating those who regardless of how things are going with them, find some way to make you feel special and wanted. I wish more people would remember that.

Spring Break Alternatives

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A majority of the people I know from school and what not went somewhere for spring break. For me its a little unusual that a lot of people are still willing to go somewhere for spring break considering the state of our economy. This got me thinking… what would be other things to do instead of cliche spring break? I came up with a few:

Get ahead with your classes: If you have nothing to do you could try to get some work done for after break. It will make your life easier when you get back to school after break.

Alternative spring break: A couple of my friends did this as well. They would go to a city and volunteer there for a week. I’m not sure what else it consist of but this is a pretty solid idea. I think ever college kid should do at least one of these breaks in their 4 or 5 years.

Plan your summer: Start to look for what you’re going to do during the summer. Looking for an internship? Looking for a job? Use this break to get ahead and plan your summer.

Explore a city or town that’s relatively close: I live about 35 minutes from Chicago but I’ve never really experienced and explored Chicago. Maybe spring break would be a good time to explore that one place you wouldn’t other wise.

Uhhh….actually take a break?!?!?!: You could stay at home and rest? Go to sleep late and wake up later? Watch T.V like its your job?

I’m sure some of you task warriors out there can do one or more of these. I actually made a list of things I wanted to get done at the beginning of break and that’s what I’m working on.

ohhh.. and ray j should stop making music (random point +1)

My First Post

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I’m on spring break and didn’t have anything better to do so I thought I’d start a blog. I really don’t have an idea about what I’m supposed to write about but I figure I’d just blog about random stuff for a while and everntually figure out area to blog about or may be I never will….Who knows?