No Motivation

by saramartin on September 22, 2014

Motivation. It is currently something I don’t have enough of right now. Already a quarter of the semester is over, which means I should be into the swing of things with class, work and my social life, but somehow that’s not the case. I don’t have any motivation to do anything. No motivation to do homework (especially the papers due tomorrow). No motivation to sit at a computer screen for hours processing jobs. No motivation to drive home to clean up the house. No motivation to really even go to classes. No motivation for really much of anything. It’s a little bit frustrating because this is something that I haven’t struggled with in the past, and currently there’s so much that I need to do, yet don’t want to. I’m hoping that it’s just a phase and that one day soon, I’ll have a lot of motivation to get things done! Until then, I will keep procrastinating (only a little though)!

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Perks of Working on Campus

by saramartin on September 15, 2014

I’d just like to start off by saying I love my job at Fresno Pacific University, and I’m not being paid extra to say that.  Especially since working on campus has its perks. Not only do you get the opportunity to work with some incredible people, and the environment is so positive and encouraging, but they work with your schedule. I’ve been able to schedule my work hours around my classes and different appointments in a way that I am able to manage my schoolwork and working on campus very easily. I’d just like to point out that a perk of working on campus is that there is not a commute during morning rush hour to get to work since it is right on campus.

Not only is it a positive work environment, but it is a place of encouragement. I have come to work feeling frustrated with different things going on in life, and left very encouraged and ready to face what is ahead. When it’s an especially rough day, we’ll pray, and I think that is the coolest thing ever! Everyone is so positive and encouraging that no matter what the task is that needs to be accomplished, I know I have a whole team cheering me on. Which is sometimes enough motivation to keep me going.

Quite possibly the best perk of working on campus in my department is the 100 days until Christmas party. There were lots of Christmas desserts and more than plenty to go around! It was a great way to fellowship with those I work with outside of our office especially with food involved. I am stuffed and will be for the rest of the day, that’s for sure!

When jobs are posted on campus, I suggest that you apply for them even if you do not know how it will work out. Working on campus has been one of the best experiences I have had while attending Fresno Pacific, and I would not change my decision to apply for a job here for the world!

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Things I Love-Part 1

September 8, 2014

One thing I love about the Fresno Pacific University campus is the atmosphere. Every time I walk out of a classroom, there’s usually someone outside the door that I know who I can talk to on my way to class or to work or wherever it is I am going. Another thing I really enjoy […]

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The Year is Clearly Only Beginning

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A few weeks ago, when I did the countdown post, I was really excited about the numbers that I saw. Now that those numbers aren’t so small, it’s a little overwhelming. However, I know that it will be a great semester and that I will make some awesome memories! Completed (Yay!): 0 meals in the […]

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The Next Year

August 25, 2014

It’s the first day of school. With that comes nerves, excitement, and a willingness to try new things. I am so excited about my classes and today only confirms that. Although I’ve only had oneclass, I can’t wait to get to the rest of them! God’s got big plans for me this semester and I […]

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Let It All Begin!

August 18, 2014

120 days until we know our final grades. 115 days until finals are done. 109 days until regular classes are done. 59 days until midterm break. 14 days until our first day off. 7 days until classes start. 5 days until move-in. 0 boxes/bags packed.   It’s not like I’m keeping track or anything. But, […]

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The Countdown Begins!

August 12, 2014

Two weeks from today is the start of the school year. This kind of comes as a shock to me since I felt as if this summer would never end. Don’t get me wrong though, I am really excited to start classes. I am really excited for the routine that comes with waking up each […]

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A Time for Change

August 4, 2014

Summer usually means that there is some sort change. A change of schedule. A change of scenery. A change of alarm clocks. And most definitely, a change of workload. Sometimes it’s less work, and other times it’s more, but regardless it’s nothing like school work. This summer has brought about a lot of change for […]

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Mission Trip to Fresno

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Each summer for the past six years I have gone on some sort of big trip. Those trips range from summer camp to a conference with my church to a big family vacation to a mission trip out of the country. This summer, however, I didn’t really have the time to go on a big […]

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A Whirlwind of a Week

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This last week was kind of crazy to say the least. It was nice having the week off from work, but it isn’t like I had nothing to do. I was still busy. However, I managed to make significant progress on one of my projects and sleep quite a bit which was much needed. The […]

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