May 1, 2011

Freedom Part 1

Posted in Choices, Decisions, Future, Happiness, People, Skills, Society tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:45 am by lemaclellan


I know it has been awhile since i posted an original “Lauren” thought so here it is, long-awaited but epic nonetheless …

It’s official, as of Thursday April 28th, at approximately 9 am I finished my degree. The fact that I have finished my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology still hasn’t quite sunk in, probably when I go for convocation on June 3rd it will be realized. But for now it feels good to be done.

I did receive my acceptance for the Post-Degree Education Program at the University of Alberta… I know its in Edmonton, but I think I’ll survive as I only have to be there for 2 years but the University is amazing up there.  So at the end of May I shall be heading up there with some family members to hopefully find the apartment for which my life will continue on in up there.

This summer I shall be doing the S.T.E.P program through the AHS again which will give me 10 weeks of steady work as I wait for the CFL season to start-up again so that I can see my Stampeders in action before I head to our rivalry city. Speaking of rivalries, I have decided that instead of going outside my apartment to enjoy hockey or football festivities (unless I have a group that will protect me) I shall create my own “C” of Red in my apartment so I shall be protected from Oilers and Eskimos fans.

I am just excited in general, moving on to a new phase in my life, it will be different living on my own in a different city. I say this because I have lived in Calgary my entire life so it is a lot of change, but I have no doubt that it will be quite the experience. Now I just need to befriend some people in Edmonton so that I have people I can do Bikram yoga, watch sports, and other fun endeavours with unless all my Calgary friends want to constantly road trip up to check up on me haha.

January 14, 2011

Procrastination

Posted in Business, Choices, Decisions, Expectations, GWT, Happiness, People, Skills tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:15 pm by lemaclellan


We are all guilty of it,  some of us have just come to terms with our procrastinating ways and accepted that it is something that though it may be entertaining and feel good in the end it is not beneficial for anything. Yes at the moment I am procrastinating my readings for my classes to write this blog but I the fact is I am conscious of this.

However I do like to be productive and the past couple days i actually have been successful in this feet. I have gotten two leads for my business, gotten information on another possible, worthwhile investment, ordered my business kit as well as a beautiful pendant and chain from my company :

I should be receiving it next week and am ridiculously excited.

My last semester also began this week and looks like it shall be a busy one which brings me back to procrastination, since I shall have lots of readings, assignments, presentations and the like that come with taking 5 senior classes if I procrastinate I will not be in a good place. So I shall try to be vigilant and not procrastinate excessively.

I have not procrastinated however in the matter of application completion for the universities that I have applied to for the post-degree education program. Hopefully I will be accepted to the University of Alberta so that I can stay relatively close to home but also leave Calgary(living wise) for once in my life. Also the U of A is a beautiful campus and fantastic school, my fingers are crossed.

So my motto for this semester I have decided will be “Do or do not, there is no try” to quote the brilliant Yoda from Star Wars because it is true. I like to believe that we as people can do anything we set our minds to it is just a matter of applying yourself to what it is you would like to do.  I believe that is all i shall leave you with for now.

till next time

Ciao