I cannot believe it's been a year since I've graduated from college. December 11, 2010, I graduated from Alabama State University with my bachelor's in Science. My major was biology. Words couldn't explain the joy, the emotions I was feeling walking across that stage. I can seriously say that I CAME, I SAW, and I CONQUERED through Jesus Christ. It was not an easy journey at all. Majoring in biology was super hard and I had my share of trials trying to make it through. We seriously had some hard classes lol. I be wanting to slap everybody that says attending a HBCU is easy. YOU TRY MAJORING IN BIOLOGY AND I BET YOU'D CHANGE THAT STATEMENT REAL QUICK. On top of it, I had to deal with a great amount of drama. Once I figured out what I wanted out of life, I let them go real quick and worked hard on my journey to graduation. I was not letting anyone hold me back from getting my degree. For all my college students, put your focus on your studies because at the end of the day, everything else does not even matter. Stay focused on the main reason for why you decided to attend college and that is to get your education. We don't have time to be messing up your financial aid cuz trust me, after 6 months of leaving school, Sallie Mae will be calling. Remember that, lol. But I must say, overall I enjoyed my time at ASU. I enjoyed the events and the friends that I did leave with. I am forever a proud alumni of Alabama State University. #HORNETNATION !
Monday, October 31, 2011
This is the first time I've celebrated Halloween in a long time. My school decided to hold a costume contest. It was so hard to find a costume!!! I didn't know what I wanted to be. I decided to dig deep in the past and be what I've always want to be...a race car driver. I didn't want to be just any kind of race driver. I want to be a bombshell race driver. So I bought this wig that was so long and had alot of curls in it. Kind of like Kim Kardashian's hair and I overdid my makeup. I also had a hat, gloves, driver shades, and my brother's checkered Dickies bookbag to carry my books. Here are the pics!
Thursday, October 27, 2011
October is one of my favorite months because we celebrate breast cancer awareness. Its such an important cause to me. At school, we held a breast cancer project for all of the programs. When I tell you it was a competition..IT WAS A COMPETITION! Other programs were taking the contest to the extreme. We were the underdogs of the competition because we were the most talked about and the most hated. (no really likes pharmacy tech because we're the smartest and know how to do math really good) ***flips hairs*** Anywhoo, it was only 3 days left from the judging and we didn't have ANYTHING planned for our class project. So we all got together and plan this breast cancer experience. We had open mic poetry, a fashion show with breast cancer designed clothes, educational aspects, a pink lemonade bar, a movie viewing, and last a flashmob dance. I mean it was OFF THE CHAIN WHEN IT FINALLY CAME TOGETHER. We had practiced continually until the judging day and we put our heart into our project. The morning of the competition, we had some ppl try to mess with our stuff and talk about us. Later that morning, I gathered my class in a circle and we prayed over the project that NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST US SHALL PROSPER. What was the outcome? WE WON THE COMPETITION!!!! I mean come on, I went to Alabama State University where the theatre department rocks. Here's our formula of success creative minds + motivation of the haters = Winners. Here are the pics!
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
It's been a good minute since I've updated my blog. There's been alot going on....alot of good things. I'm still in my transitioning state as I said before. I have 2 more weeks left of my pharmacy tech program. I must say that I've enjoyed this program and all of the people I've met and gained friendships with. I really can't believe it's almost over. Graduation is Jan 24th! :) I'm finally employed now! I started working as a hostess at a restaurant. I was also hired as a makeup artist at Beauty Inc. Salon. Next month, I start externing as a pharmacy tech. I'm already claiming that job as mines. It feels like things are finally coming together. I can be so impatient sometimes but I'm willing to wait on what God has for me because I know it's good things. I'm not really thinking about a man at this moment in life. All I can think about is money, purchasing a new car, getting my own place, and starting my professional career. I think once I get settled in life, then maaaaybe I'll let a man in lol. I like where everything is going so far. The only way I see my future is going up. I know one thing. I wanna stay in the favor of God. He has really been blessing me lately and I'm so thankful.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Saturday, I attended Everest Institute 2011 graduation. I got to see some of my pharmacy tech classmates graduate and move on to bigger things. I was really proud of them because I got to see their journey during the time they were in my class. We have the greatest teacher ever, Ms. Whalen. It was really good to see her at the graduation. I've already been through the graduation thing before when I graduated from college back in 2010, but it was something emotional about this graduation ceremony. It wasn't like a regular graduation ceremony. These former students came in a all different ages and situations. It was like through the obstacles, these graduates made it. They conquered so much in life and it was so inpiring to hear their stories of their journey at Everest. I was really proud of them. However, there was one student who did not make the journey. She had passed away before she could graduate. It was emotional when her family came up and accepted her cap and gown as well as her certificate. It was nice to be apart of the graduation as an ambassador. We got to come on the stage and be introduced for our officer roles in the organization. Overall, it was a great event and I can't wait until my graduation in Feb :)
Friday, September 16, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
As you all know, last year Nicki Minaj, along with MAC Cosmetics, created a satin lipstick titled Pink Friday, after her debut album. It was a hot seller on the website. They picked 4 Fridays in Nov, I believe, to sell the lipstick online and it sold out in like minutes. So I've been having my lipstick for a good minute but I have not worn it forreal. It practically still looks brand new. So today, I decided to put it on. Be mindful, that I did have to mix it with another lipstick color because I cannot wear Pink Friday alone. It just doesn't work for me. So I mixed it with MAC's Up The Amp lipstick and Pink Friday did keep it's color through the other lipstick. I also lined my lips with MAC's Cork lipliner. I didn't put any gloss on top. So here's what it look like.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
This past weekend, I was able to visit Montgomery, AL and my alma mater Alabama State University. I was so happy that I got to catch up with some of my friends, my brother, and his dog Sabastian. He got a new car too, PT Cruiser. I didn't get to see everyone but there's always next time. The campus looks great from the new dorms, the up and coming stadium, the library, sports complex, etc. I am so proud how much it has improved since I've graduated. Here are some pics
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
Today's medication is Sustiva
Generic name: efavirenz
Classification: Protease Inhibitor (anit-viral)
Generic name: efavirenz
Classification: Protease Inhibitor (anit-viral)
Sustiva (efavirenz) is an antiviral medication that prevents human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cells from multiplying in your body.
Sustiva is used to treat HIV, which causes the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Efavirenz is not a cure for HIV or AIDS.
Sustiva may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Sustiva may cause serious psychiatric symptoms including confusion, severe depression, suicidal thoughts, aggression, extreme fear, hallucinations, or unusual behavior. Contact your doctor at once if you have any of these side effects, even if you have had them before.
Do not use Sustiva without telling your doctor if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby. Use two forms of birth control, including a barrier form (such as a condom or diaphragm with spermicide gel) while you are taking Sustiva, and for at least 12 weeks after your treatment ends. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment.
Do not take Sustiva with cisapride (Propulsid), pimozide (Orap), midazolam (Versed), triazolam (Halcion), or ergot medicines such as dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45), ergonovine (Ergotrate), ergotamine (Ergomar, Cafergot, Wigraine), or methylergonovine (Methergine).
These drugs can cause life-threatening side effects if you use them while you are taking Sustiva.
There are many other medicines that can interact with Sustiva, or make it less effective. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Taking Sustiva will not prevent you from passing HIV to other people. Talk with your doctor about safe methods of preventing HIV transmission during sex. Sharing drug or medicine needles is never safe, even for a healthy person.
Do not use Sustiva if you are allergic to efavirenz, or if you are using any of the following drugs:
- cisapride (Propulsid);
- midazolam (Versed) or triazolam (Halcion);
- pimozide (Orap); or
- ergot medicine such as ergotamine (Ergomar, Ergostat, Cafergot, Ercaf, Wigraine), dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45, Migranal Nasal Spray), ergonovine (Ergotrate), or methylergonovine (Methergine).
Using any of these medicines while you are taking Sustiva can cause serious medical problems or death.
If you have any of these other conditions, you may need an Sustiva dose adjustment or special tests:
- liver disease (including hepatitis B or C);
- high cholesterol or triglycerides; or
- if you have ever taken delavirdine (Rescriptor) or nevirapine (Viramune) and they were not effective in treating your condition.
FDA pregnancy category D. Do not use Sustiva if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby. Use effective birth control, and tell your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment. Use two forms of birth control, including a barrier form (such as a condom or diaphragm with spermicide gel) while you are taking Sustiva, and for at least 12 weeks after your treatment ends. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment. HIV can be passed to the baby if the mother is not properly treated during pregnancy. Take all of your HIV medicines as directed to control your infection while you are pregnant.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
Spring Break 2011 baby! Our memorable trip to Panama City Beach, FL on March 18-20 with thousands of other college students. I was a post graduate at the time, but this was my first spring break trip. I loved every moment of it from watching the ocean on the hotel balcony to meeting so many random people on the strip. There was never a dull moment. Hopefully, I'll be able to go back this year but then again I am planning a Las Vegas trip for my 25th birthday. So I'll worry about that bridge when I cross it. Here are some pics from the trip. Enjoy!