School | Why Girls Are Weird

Thursday, December 9, 2010




I was very accomplished yesterday, not only did I finish my business paper but I also got all of my MS Office homework done as well.  I wasn't planning on doing so much work but I picked up a small shift at work today and a long shift tomorrow so I didn't want to be scrambling to get everything done.  I'm pretty proud of my business paper (I wrote it on entrepreneurship and Etsy, blogging and graphic design) and I'm interested to see what my teacher has to say about it.  I turned it in early to get extra credit points so hopefully that'll bring my grade from a high B to a low A.

I will tell you all this - I was never someone who cared that much about how good my grades were.  In high school I was amazing in some classes.  I pulled A's from classes like speech, creative writing, political science and sociology.  But in some classes, such as anything involving math and chemistry, I was lucky to pass.  I was always much more interested in boys and friends than my grades.

Lucky for me I did well on my ACTs and got into college but once I was in college and discovered that no one cared if you showed up to class or not I ditched.  A lot.  Needless to day I did terrible in college and that trend continued, wasting lots of time and money.

The school I am with not is ridiculously expensive.  I am terrified of how long it's going to take me to pay back my loans.  I'm not sure if it's that or simply my change in attitude that has caused me to do so well this time around.  Either way, I am damn proud of how I'm doing.  And I'm hoping that once I have that degree I'll be able to find a good job, something that I can be proud of.

I may not have taken a conventional route and maybe I'll be paying for it for the rest of my life (goodness, though, I hope not) but this time around I'm proud of what I'm doing.  And come this time next year hopefully I'll be right where I want to be.


Twitter :: Facebook

48 wonderful thoughts:

Diana Mieczan

Totally, true...I bet as soon as you get your degree you will find an amazing job you will love! Kisses, sweetie

Scientific Housewife

Good for you! Doesn't matter how long it takes to pay off, what matters is that you are happy with what you are doing :)

Helena - A Diary of Lovely

agree! you will be so happy to have it on hand :) Well done!

Emily Jane

Oh, good for you! I love that you wrote your paper on Etsy, blogging and graphic design - if I were writing a paper on something I was actually passionate about I bet it might be quite enjoyable! It doesn't matter how long or what road you may take... you'll get there in the end :)


Congrats on doing so well in school! I have a TON of school loans that I will be paying for the next 30 years, but I try not to stress about it too much.
I think it can be really hard finding that "perfect" job, even with a degree, but the important thing is to not give up. Each job will lead to a better job and eventually you'll find the perfect one.

The Favour Shoppe

YaY! Well I was the same in high school :/ Good for you tho, you should be very proud!

Cafe Fashionista

Honestly, taking out loans is still a great option. After all, what's the alternative...not getting an education? I'm sure that I'll be paying back my college loans for many, many years - at the same time, it's nice to know that I have a better chance of getting a good job in the longrun. :)

Chic 'n Cheap Living

The road doesn't matter as long as you have a clear destination. Go you for rocking school now. Loans are loans - the money is daunting at first but it gets repaid before you know it and it truly is an investment in your future!

My name is Renée.

You go girl!

Jessie Szmanda

Good Job Krysten! School is SO hard! I had the same exact problem after high school.


Okay, that sounds like EXACTLY what I did. I went to college straight out of high school and totally blew it off. Not that I failed or anything, I just didn't really care about it. But then I went back as an adult and kicked ass. I got a 4.0 GPA as well. I don't know if that's because I was paying for it (or still am... and will be for a while) or because I was actually interested in learning at that point, but it totally worked for me the second time around.

jeanette from everton terrace

I'm sure you're going to do great afterward, especially if you put as much work into your endeavors as you are into school. I'd say your first go 'round was a valuable lesson.


I love this so much! You may not be doing things the conventional way, but everybody has a different life path! You know how important school is now and it's making you take it much more seriously. :)

And that paper sounds fascinating!

Sara Bentley @ Purses Pastries Etc...

Yay! What a positive post -- I love it and I'm so happy that you are doing exactly what you want to be doing! That's the most we can all ask for, isn't it? Keep up the great work :)

Teenage Bride

haha what a perfect picture for this post!


Sometimes all it takes is the right motivation. I've been there. You go girl! Congrats!


So awesome - I love your motivation right now! My student loans also scare me, but I know there's no way I could've gotten an education without them! I feel I wasted a lot of my college years too - luckily I also kind of got that 'second chance' and it made a huge difference in terms of getting a much better job :)


What a great feeling! I did the same thing in college, but I don't want to go back. I'll just have to work my way up the corporate ladder.

Dancing Branflake

You know, I always admire your hard work. Even if it hasn't always been that way, you are an incredibly hard worker now. Good for you!

Sandy a la Mode

haha i am the same way!! i did well on the ACTs but sucked on the SATs!! i think that's how i got into college heh!!


You should be proud!! Working and school? That's an accomplishment. :)


after all my schooling i'm about 100k in debt. but really, almost everyone i know who got higher educations are that much in debt. a couple years ago a friend of mine passed away from cancer. she was 25 and a newlywed. at that moment i decided that i was going to live my life and make good choices for myself, no matter how much debt i would rack up. so i quit my jobs and just focused on school.

as far as loans go, school loans are a really good form of debt to have. it's not like credit card debt where you just went nuts. an education is worth whatever you have to pay. and you'll find a way to pay it all back, don't worry.

and it's so awesome that you're doing so well this time around! YAY!!!


Some people just take a different path. No shame in that. You SHOULD be proud!

Miss Kiki Lovelace

congrats for doing well in school, Krysten! :) x

Elise Halladay

Blegh- I am going into nursing and basically every class I am taking right now is chemistry, biology, anatomy and every other science class. Luckily it hasn't been too bad so far- but man its stressful. Yay for you doing well in school! That is really such a great accomplishment!

Erika Grover

That is so great for you & you should be proud of yourself. Shoot I'm proud for you!

P.s. I was always into the boys & friends more too. Hehe

Amber Blue Bird

good for you! its important to do your best in school especially when you are paying for it, i will be paying off my loans for the next hundred years

Collette Osuna

Congrats on getting everything done:)
Take your will get there:)

Stop by and say Hello♥
Style Sample Magazine NEWS EDITOR♥

Megan Nicole

I'm in the exact same boat, Krysten! I got my AA when I was 18 and was SO proud of myself. Now I'm 22, and I still haven't even been admitted into my major. I now have to transfer to a community college for one class because I can't take it at St. Cloud State. It's frustrating!! I'm proud of you, though. Stick with it, and soon we will get through!


Good for you!

The topic of your paper sounds interesting.


Go You! Well done dearie, I'm proud of you too :)

la petite coquine

Horray for getting so much work done today! I feel your pain about paying for school-my parents generously paid for my expensive undergrad education, but I took on my Masters program all on my own. You better believe I chose a graduated payment plan!


Yay for getting it all done! You'll be so relieved and feel amazing when you finish up and have the degree in hand. You should be proud! xoxo


Good job, hun! Who cares if you do it the conventional way? As long as you're doing it and you're happy that is all that matters! Good for you!


Being proud, and more importantly PASSIONATE, about what you do will make everything so worth it in the end. I'm sending very good thoughts your way and I hope that your teacher will have lots of great things to say about your paper.

kelly ann

i totally understand. i went to a great school, but my student loans are SO insane... it'll probably take me forever to pay them back. YIKES. but, it really was worth it in the end. :)

Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi

Congrats on finding the right path for you! I'm sure that all your hard work will pay off :)

my name is lauren.

good for you for stepping your school game up! i was the exact same. slacked in high school and then i paid my way through my first 2 years of community college which really made me appreciate it and put in more effort. keep it up - it's such a great feeling when you get to the end and get to wear the fancy honor cords... at least it was for me, since i didn't get to wear them in high school :).

hope you have a lovely weekend my dear!


Anna Walker

I'm a slacker toooooo! :)
I seriously may not have studied for my finals, or gone to class as deligiently as I should have but I know I really need to step it up! And I'm trying!
PS In high school I took 8 AP classes, and still slacked. Idk what that means, but I was definitely more interested in my friends!


good luck to u!


I hate to put it this way: but the older we get, the more we care about was so much easier when the highlight of college was the beer chug on Friday night.


Krysten, I think it's awesome that you went back to school. As long as you're loving it, I honestly think things will work out! I have to say, it sounds like I'm about the polar opposite of you, haha... I must learn to take a rest once in awhile, I swear.
xo Josie


You should be VERY proud of yourself! You're doing so great in school. I think going back to school at a later age is incredibly worthwhile because you've had more life experience than an 18 year old just starting out. I always liked school, but now that I'm 30 and have gone back, it's a whole new ball game and I LOVE it. Good luck in the rest of your schooling! You're going to do great!

The Blonde Duck

What degree are you going for?


Good work on getting the work done love and I know you are going to find an amazing job after getting your degree!


That pic is so appropriate for this post and i am so happy that things are progressing the way you'd like them to-Woo hoo! XX

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO

Some people never appreciate going to school so it's great that you realize how important it is!

Rachel Elizabeth

Yay! The paper sounds really interesting. I love etsy!