Little things 

I know I can get stressed by a lot of things like school, work, relationships, etc. So for me I have to stop for a moment and enjoy the little things. Little things can be very precious and memorable…like going to DSP’s event called broomball with friends that I love and care about. I have fun playing the game and being in the moment without thinking or worrying about anything else. Being mindful in the moment and enjoying the little things helps me from stressing out.

Love

Many people say it is hard to take care of dogs while you are in college. It is true since you have to balance their care with school, work, relationships, social activities, etc. It is hard to take care of TWO dogs at home with everything else, but I don’t regret it. I love dogs. I have two dogs that are Alaskan Malamute. The Alaskan Malamute is a very hard breed to train. My oldest dog’s name is Sleepy and she is two years old. My youngest dog’s name is is Dopey and he is about five months old. They are my family and owning my pets teaches me how to manage my time. Time management is very important and I have to balance taking care of the dogs with everything else while living off campus. At least I can look forward to seeing them when I get home at the end of the day. I just sat on the couch with my boyfriend and we ate dinner. Then we watched a movie. My two dogs just jumped on the couch and slept on us. These moments are very precious and make me feel peaceful and I don’t have to worry about anything.

Getting involved!

This semester sure has been flying by! To be more involved on campus, I started working for College Activites Board (CAB) and it’s been an amazing experience thus far. Throughout the year we host activites and events for students, and the staff I work with are such wonderful people! Grabbed some free pizza after work😋

 Waiting for the Mind Reader’s performance!

Until next time!

Enjoy every little moment 


​Everyone at one time or another can have a bad day or not be in a good mood. Sometimes that can make us not want to do anything. So what do I do? I look at the bright side, and try and enjoy every little moment. Those moments can become good memories that I can look back on and cherish. In this picture, my best friend (he is the one wearing glasses), my boyfriend and I decided to dress up to cheer me up. I am grateful to have these two people in my life. Thanks to them because they remind me to enjoy every little moment. Those little moments can make us forget that we are in a bad mood or having a bad day, and turn that day into a good day.

Best friends 

It is nice to have best friends in your life. We need best friends to cheer each other up. Whenever I have a bad day or I am feeling low, I have my friends come over and we watch movies and eat pancakes. My friends know how to lift my spirits if I’m feeling down, and they are always there for me. I’ve made great new friends here in college who I know will always be there for me, and I know our friendships will last a lifetime:) <3

Dressing for success


Today, RIT hosted their biannual career fair for students and alumni, where there were over 250 employers! This is a great opportunity, especially for students whose majors like mine in mechanical engineering, have co-op/internship requirements. Fingers crossed I’ll hear back from some companies!

Until next time,

Grace

I am almost there

“And I am almost there. I’m almost there. People down here think I’m crazy. But I don’t care. Trials and tribulations, I’ve had my share. There ain’t nothin’ gonna stop me now ’cause I’m almost there.” Lyrics from “The Princess and the Frog” movie.
I chose to use these lyrics because I thought it was fitting since school is now in week 14. We have one more week left and then it’s FINALS! We are almost at the end of the school year. I am excited because I can’t wait to be done with the school year. But I am also a little nervous because of my grades. I know some students are feeling the same way since some of us don’t feel motivated to study and continue to work hard at the end of the year. All I can say is I am almost there and will persevere. Soon I will be done with my finals, and then I can dance around or sleep all day if I want to.
I am starting to see the light ahead of me because in May 2018 I will graduate! I have  two more semesters left. I can’t wait to graduate and start my future.

I will see you soon!

Counting down the days!

Hi everyone!

It’s week 14 and the semester is quickly coming to an end!

My tip this week would be to bring your passport to RIT since Canada is so close! Last weekend I met up with some of my friends at Niagara Falls for the day. Needless to say, the Hershey store was one of my favorite stores. Check it out!

Overall this has been such a great semester and I have learned so much in both my classes and practicum. I am happy to announce that I will be working as a full-time staff interpreter here on campus at the Department of Access Services. With that being said, I will be working while also finishing up school. It’s bittersweet to say, but this will be my last blog post as a NTID Ambassador. I appreciate anyone who has read any of my posts over the years!

Thanks for reading! Catch ya around and have a great summer!

 

Spring time

Hello folks,

Four weeks left to go until final exam week! The semester flew by so quickly. My “to-do” list is growing on a weekly basis.  At this point, I am starting to feel excited for the summer, because I plan to go to the University of Tennessee for my internship.

All of the clubs are hosting nomination nights and recruiting students for new executive boards. Being a member of an executive board provides many opportunities including self-personal growth and networking opportunities. For example, I served on the E-board of the Latin American Deaf Club. I found an abundance of support from my peers and help in finding my identity. I enjoy working as an active citizen and making a difference within the RIT community.

I’m so looking forward to the club banquets at the end of the year. Student clubs and organizations host  banquets to thank their members and look back at their achievements during the academic year. The different cuisine offered by each of the clubs is always delicious and marvelous. I get to enjoy these different cuisines for free, ha! I won the president/vice president candidate in the NTID Student Congress election.

The weather in Rochester, New York has been nice, which makes it hard to focus on my assignments and projects. I used to do homework in the early evening during winter time. I usually started my assignments around 4:30 p.m. However, I’m procrastinating on working on my assignments now and don’t usually start until about 8:00 p.m. due to daylight savings time this spring. As a result, I needed to change my study habits.

SpringFest and Imagine RIT Innovation + Creativity Festival are coming up in a few weeks. SpringFest is all about the campus coming together for a weekend of fun. Imagine RIT is a campus-wide event that showcases the innovative and creative spirit of RIT students, faculty and staff. Visitors experience the breadth and depth of RIT through interactive presentations, hands-on demonstrations, exhibitions, and research projects set up throughout campus. Freebies are provided, too. Thousands of people from the region visit the Imagine RIT festival every year. Come check it out on May 6, 2017!

 

Exploring Rochester

Hi everyone!

Lately, I have been so busy with classes, work and homework that I forget to take time out of the week to destress and enjoy myself. This past weekend a friend and I headed out to Lake Ontario Beach for lunch and to walk around! Take a look at part of the trail!

RIT has a lot to events and activities, but so does the greater Rochester area, so it’s nice to get out there and explore what the city has to offer. Student Wellness here on campus even has a free shuttle bus that takes students to Rochester’s Public Market on Saturday mornings. It’s all apart of RIT’s sustainability initiatives and getting students into the ROC.

Catch up with you all later!