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About Me

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.

 

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5/14/2012
LOSS
5/1/2012
New Beginning
4/10/2012
Tattoos
3/26/2012
Changes
3/13/2012
What an experience
2/27/2012
Time to Shine
2/15/2012
Finals
1/30/2012
Valentine's Day
1/18/2012
Accomplished
1/3/2012
Winter Break
12/21/2011
Christmas
12/9/2011
Just Dance
11/21/2011
Family
11/8/2011
NBA
10/24/2011
Working
10/14/2011
The Best
9/13/2011
Moving On
8/31/2011
Coaches
8/3/2011
Quiet!!
7/25/2011
Freshman 15
7/20/2011
Scholarships
7/12/2011
Clueless
6/28/2011
Spalding
6/7/2011
Chicago Life
5/16/2011
Summer
3/23/2011
Track
3/8/2011
RMU Experience
2/23/2011

Previously on Real Life @ RMU

Finals
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As we all know it is finals week, and I just want to wish everyone good luck. So far Iíve taken a Fitness final and I think that went pretty well. Our teacher makes the test right from the study guide so if you didnít study then you wonít really pass. This final exam was practically word for word from the final study guide and I had did it the night before. I know you shouldnít procrastinate but studying last night and the next morning made the answers fresh in my mind and it really helped a lot. 

The final that I have tomorrow is for my law class. He also makes the test pretty easy but he does it in a different way. He gives us the study guide two days before the test, but his study guides already have the answers on them. We are guaranteed good grades because we have the correct answers to study from. I think thatís the best type of study guide Iíve seen thus far. 

My other two classes I donít have finals so whatever we finished with that is our grade which is pretty cool. I tried really hard this quarter, but sometimes your hardest isnít good enough. For some reason teachers like to grade papers extra hard at the end of the quarter and that sucks the most. I really tried to get all Aís this quarter and I think I deserved it this quarter, but some teachers just arenít with the program. It sucks when you give it your all only to receive a high C or very low B. 

I canít wait for next quarter. Every quarter is a new quarter for you to start over fresh. Every quarter gives me another chance to bring my GPA up even further. Iím going to try even harder this quarter and bring out my best work.  Again I wish everyone happy studying and good luck on their finals.
 

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What an experience
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Two weeks ago I was honored in taking part of a great event. As I said in my last blog I went to Geneva, Ohio for Nationals. For me that was my first but not last experience of a lifetime. I got to meet other excellent athletes as well as compete against them. I got to learn more about my coaches and my other teammate as well. It was just an overall great experience, but not everything went as planned.  

I went there with a positive attitude in mind. I wasnít expecting to win because I still had a lot of work to do, but I planned to prove people wrong. I was the underdog at nationals. It was my first time at Nationals so it was understandable, but I am my biggest critic. I wanted to show that I belonged. 

Unfortunately that was not the case. In my opinion I proved everyone right. I did horrible and the funny thing is that we practiced the day before and everything went as planned. I got used to the ring and that was the idea of the day. But on game day I think I was more nervous than expected. 

I think I was thinking a little bit too hard while I was in the ring. I wanted to do so well that I was hurting myself mentally. The purpose was to have fun but my mind wasnít there. I think that me messing up at nationals was my own fault and I should have relaxed. 

When I was finished I got 1 out of 3 throws in and it was my worst. I walked off the field in tears. I wasnít mad about not placing or making finals but more of letting myself down, my family, and my coach. I had worked so hard to get there and then I go there and mess up.  But I had support from all those people I thought I had let down. 

Everyone was so proud of me and they cheered me up. I felt much better since I knew I had everyoneís support. But going to nationals was a stepping stone and another lesson for me. But now itís time for me to learn from my mistakes because outdoor season starts on Friday, and my goal is Nationals. I canít wait to represent RMU once again. Wish me luck. 
 
 

Real Life @ RMU

Brieanna

Program: Surgical Technology Hometown: Bolingbrook, IL Campus: Chicago
Time to Shine

On Wednesday I will be leaving Chicago to go to Geneva Ohio. This will be my first time going here because this is my first time qualifying for Nationals. I know that I have stated this many times, but again I am on the Womenís Track and Field team and to most itís a surprise that we even have a team. But every year we make ourselves more known and this year we have added another athlete to the Nationals list at RMU.  I am very excited but nervous at the same time.

This is a big deal for me, my family, my coach, and my team. Itís a big deal for me because I have a chance to make a name for myself. I get to compete against the best and I love competition. Itís also a nice little road trip and get away from school to focus on track. I really need to focus while Iím down there as well. Itís really important for me to remember why I am there and what I came there to do.

This year at nationals I want this to be a trial run, just an experience for me. I know I have a lot of work to do so that next year when I qualify itíll be no joke and Iíll be there to win. With this being my first time I just want to go down there and represent RMU by doing the best that I can, and working my hardest. I need to prepare myself mentally and physically and not have any distractions. But I canít help to be excited. Wish me luck!