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My biggest goal in life is to do the best that I can. I am proud that I have made it this far, and I plan on going even further.
What an experience
Time to Shine
The Importance of Friends
Life as a teenager!
So life so far has been ok.
Life Without Track
RMU has been amazing!
Previously on Real Life @ RMU
When you're in high school and people explain to you the definition of freshman 15, you think it's a joke. But unfortunately it is not a joke. Freshman 15 is real and it happens to everyone. Just in case you forgot, freshman 15 is the 15 pounds that you gain when you are a freshman in college. It's really easy to gain those pounds now that you don't have a set diet, or if you go to school in a big city.
RMU is right in the middle of all of downtown Chicago. Everything is around you from malls to restaurants at every corner. It's really hard to think about watching your calories or eating healthy with a McDonalds at every corner. What can you do? You can both go to the 7th floor and pay for food; more like a snack, or you can buy a meal.
In high school we had a set meal plan. We had the same thing every week depending on what day it was. It was either pizza on Monday, or chicken wings on Thursday. You couldn't leave for lunch like you can in college and they even cut back on how much they give you since my freshman year. The school went on a diet basically, and made all the pops diet and cut our lunch in half.
Since it is so different from high school you can't help but wanting to eat other foods. When you are in the city you have so many choices. What are you going to choose from? Yes you can bring your own lunch, but who has time for that especially if you have an 8:00 am class. It's pretty hard!
Overall Chicago is a great city and RMU is a great school. It's right in the middle of all the craziness of the city. There are so many good things happening around you that you should never get bored. But if you looking for a lot of places to eat healthy, you may have to look in the hidden areas. I hate to admit it, but there is no way to avoid the freshman 15, but you can always work out!
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When I think of a coach I think of someone who takes time into telling you what exactly youíre doing wrong and attempts to help you fix it. This is also someone who knows what they are talking about and has a passion for that sport. My current Track and Field coach proves to be one of the best coaches Iíve had, ever! She helps me with what I need to improve and helps me to get better and I feel that I actually have gotten better since she started coaching me.
My current Coach is the only coach who I feel has actually taught me something worth learning along with new things. Thereís always something that she tells us that can help us get better whether its something new or old. She also competes with us sometimes, which motivates us to do and be better than before. Sheís very positive and encourages us to come back stronger if we lost or didnít do as well as we should have.
The other coaches that Iíve had in the past or even now were not what I would call a coach at all. Iíve had coaches who would sit on the bench and pout if you are loosing to Coaches who will talk about you to other teammates behind your back. When it comes down to it, Iíve basically had my parents coach me or when I was alone I coached myself. I think that it shouldnít be that way. If you took the job to be a coach then I assume you know what your doing.
Overall I think that my Track and Field coach is the best coach that I have had thus far. She knows how to coach and actually cares about her athletes. I feel that more coaches should be like her and kind of learn from her. Iím honestly glad that I donít have to deal with those types of coaches anymore. And if I ever come across someone like that anything that they say will go in one ear and out the other.
BrieannaProgram: Surgical Technology Hometown: Bolingbrook, IL Campus: Chicago
What is the definition of being quiet? In my definition it's not making a sound, no talking, no talking on your phone, etc. But some people think that the rules don't apply to them. Just recently, Metra decided to add a thing called a "quiet car" to the line. At first I thought it was a good idea, but many of us were in for a rude awakening.
When I used to get on the train I didn't mind the noise, but when I tried to get a quick nap it became a problem. Then somebody came up with the idea of a quiet car. The quiet car would be in the second car from the front and from the back. All you had to do is go in that car and be quiet, hence the name quiet car. But I think a lot of people didn't get the hint even though there are plenty of signs that say what car it is.
When it first came out it was tested on a line that I wasn't on, so I was stuck with people being loud. The next thing I knew a lady was getting kicked off and arrested. I thought to myself that people will never learn. Then the quiet car came to the line that I was on. I thought that things would finally get better.
At first it worked fine, then people started to get ignorant. People were talking all the time regardless if the rest of the car was dead silent. Then people were talking on their phones like it wasn't anything. Now it's gotten out of hand where other riders would correct other riders, and I can't say it's not funny. But now the conductors are getting involved!
Overall I think that the quiet car is a waste. Some people will continue to be ignorant and think that they are too grown to follow the rules. Well if no one is going to follow the rules and interrupt my sleep, then neither am I!!