Monday, August 15, 2016

Receive admittance to a Masters program overseas

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Simply because I am me, and I need to think of my future schooling while i have only completed my first year of school, I did just that at like 2am one day. I started off looking into internships abroad, particularly in Scotland because Edinburgh looks absolutely GORGEOUS (and Ruthie Camden did a semester there in high school on 7th Heaven xD). From looking into psychology research positions there, i decided to look into schools over there. I ended up on looking into cognitive psychology and neuroscience. I stumbled into the most amazing thing I could have possibly found while on this website: Educational Neuroscience as a major. I read into it, it was perfect. It's EXATLY what I want to do with neuroscience, I just never had the right terms. Everyone thinks I want to be some neurosugeon or other medically related career in the future when they hear my major is neuroscience, but no. I always end up explaining that I want to do research and implemen it back into education to change the shitty system we have. I even wrote a thesis paper on a related subject and solidified my stance. So when I found the term, the OFFICIAL major, I was ecstatic. Not only was it technically faster to get my degree in the UK, but it was in a field not widely known here in the US. Looking into it I saw the words "emerging scientific field" and maybe 3 schools that are researching it in the US, one being Columbia that has a 6% admit rate which is not a realistic possibility. Besides, I've always thought about moving to the UK anyway, so I might as well study there for a year and see if i really wanna stick out the sucky weather and distance from home. So my goal now is to go to Birkbeck University, if not, Uiversity College London (which has most classes on Birkbeck's campus) and I know, I said i had an interest in Scotland, but these are the places with te perfect major so what can i do? But I would want to  apply also to the University of Edinburgh for Cognitive Neuropsychology, which is basically my undergrad right now anyay. Well, we'll see how this goes in a couple of years when my time at Syracuse is up... wish me luck!

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Teach English Abroad

When I thought oh life in the best way possible back in 10th grade for my Honors English obituary, I thought of a pretty basic timeline. I mentioned my past accurately (and have updated it as years have gone by) but when it came to my future, i wrote about school, study abroad, getting a job, getting married, and having kids. Kids right after my masters, and by then i'd have traveled through Asia and moved to the UK to study.
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But what if that was no longer the plan? I read on pinterest about a woman who went a different and non-traditional route, so what if i taught english in South Korea for a year, and saved up to do some travelling too? or what if i taught in central/south america and took some trips exploring there during my year? What if my masters came later? Either way, my point is that it doesnt have to be such a solid plan, and there are other options such as teaching abroad, teaching a semester at sea even. Outside the box thinking is the way to go.
I want to explore in the best way possible, and that would be perfect immersion with travel opportunities. By taking the courses not only could i teach abroad, but i could teach while here at home to those who have emmigrated. It is very practical and beneficial thing to do which I am definitely making a goal.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Return to Nicaragua


When I was in second grade, my spring break trip with my family was to Nicaragua for my first time. While there it was mainly visiting family or old neighbors and friends of my great-grandma who had not been there in many many years. There was not really any touristy things that we did except go to one of the beaches so I want to go back and really see where my family comes from.

Looking up some touristy things, I found hese gorgeous Carribbean islands called the Corn Islands with beautiful beaches to go snorkeling. There's a rainforest with exotic animals, hiking in the north, horseback riding, kayaking, and volcanoes to explore.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Dye my hair an unnatural color

My favorite!  I love the blending of the darker and lighter plums with medium brown: black hair with purple highlights: Alright so recently I was looking over the things on the bucket list to find my next tasks to take on. I came across the hair one and thought to myself, "Hey I could totally do this one, why haven't I done it yet?" I only recently (and by "recently" i mean August 2015) began dying my hair at all before I left to Madrid. Even then, its been highlights and a subtle lighter brown to go with it. When I got home I was thinking I should go back to my natural dark brown and get rid of the highlights. I've gotten so used to my hair being like this, yet I kind of miss the way it was. I had this pinterest board of hair things i liked and there was a couple pins that were a deep red or had some peekaboo colored highlights, even a couple dark to purple ombres. So I went on pinterest to look for something realistically with my hair. I wanted to include my favorite color (purple) so I thought the ombre would be nice, just to have my dark hair back partially, but I thought that it wouldn't be a complete cross off the list if it wasn't a bit more different. Then I found some options that are naturally darker at the top then go into a red-ish color and have purple and even some pink-ish/orange-ish highlights. That's about as unnatural as I'm willing to go, so I think that'll be my next hair change when I get home this summer.


Friday, April 8, 2016

Become a Mad Science Scientist for a bit

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I've basically had this goal since I was seven. Back in 2nd grade there was this thing that started at school for the gifted (GATE) kids. We had no idea why we were called out of class and asked to go to room 4, but we all went. It turned out to be that Mad Science was this new program that we were all allowed to participate in, in exchange for most of our recess time. It became a weekly occurrence, at a certain time on Fridays, all the GATE kids would leave their classrooms and meet in room 4 to have Mad Science for an hour. There would be a new mad scientist every week with a wacky science related name such as "Supernova Shaina," or "Rocketscience Rob" or something more basic like "Mr. Atom." Every week we did a new experiment and got a take-home gift that was part of the experiment. We would all go back to class and have people swarm us to see what we got, it was great. I did it 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade. Since then, I've wanted to be the one with a wacky name that conducts the cool experiment with the kids and gets to teach them about science and give them a little take home gift. So finally, last night I looked up the job requirements on aaaaand, well, basically I can't do it just yet. I need a license and a car (neither of which I have) and so that makes it impossible for now, but maybe in a couple years I could do it over a summer break.