Xenia’s Life Updates

It has been a very long time since I posted anything on this blog.  I know that it is February, but Happy New Year

So much has happened over the past seven months.  First of all, in August I started having problems with my blog.  I was not able to get into it because I didn’t renew my SSL certificate.  The hosting company that I was trying out for a year turned out to be too expensive, and my blog was not operating up to speed.  Because I did not renew my SSL certificate, I could not log into my blog because part of the URL changed, and every single customer service representative that I spoke with was not able to identify the problem and fix it until just 2 weeks ago.  My blog looks different because the theme that I was using was disabled.  I decided not to activate it again because, quite frankly, I was tired of looking at it, and wanted to freshen up the look.  I looked around on Studio Press and chose a theme that does not need a banner picture. Continue reading →

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A School Update

Where do I begin?  Well, let’s say that I have had more than enough.  I was granted an extension to complete Assignments for both classes.  One was Literature Review and the other was Perspective in Interdisciplinary Studies.  I tried to complete assignments for both courses by the end of June so that I could leave for vacation on June 30th without having that still on my plate.  Who wants to go on vacation to Tampa, Florida having to do graduate school assignments.  Not ME!!!!  BUT that is exactly what ended up happening.  The Literature Review professor said that my review still needed work.  For Perspectives I had to write a degree rationale and list of electives, their descriptions and bibliographies.  Those two things needed work as well.  I spent most of the time in Tampa working on school assignments, and I was not happy about it. Continue reading →

Xenia Updates

Hello to all of you who still read my blog, and to those who are stopping by for the first time.  It has been almost two months since my father passed away.    I force myself not to think about my father so that I can keep my life moving forward.  I do not want to drown in grief.  So far I am handling it well, but it requires keeping myself busy doing and thinking about other things. Continue reading →

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Some Random Instagram Photos

Happy New Year everyone! This morning when I woke up I decided to take some photos around the house. I’ve had an Instagram account for some time, but I was not using it at all. I decided that it is time to make use of it. This year I will document some of my life in photos. These are just for practice.

Xenia's parlor room number 1.2 Continue reading →

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Belated Merry Christmas Greeting

I filmed this on Christmas day but was too lazy to post it until now.  You would not believe how long it took me to film these few minutes.  I redid it so many times.  I also had to force myself to get out of my brand new pajamas and put on something decent to film.  Christmas day for me was completely lazy and laid back.  All I did was eat and watch movies.  I hope that your Christmas was all that you wished for.

My Rewrite Grade

You may recall my last post where I was whining about receiving “no grade” on a midterm paper that I wrote for one of my graduate school courses.  I was very upset which included crying like a baby.  I plunged myself into a pit of despair and self-pity.   I had the choice to do the assignment again to try to get a grade and preferably a grade that I could be proud of.  I was so stressed out that I could not grasp, in my mind, how to begin rewriting the assignment.   It took me two weeks to get it together enough to start it.  I read a lot of the assigned reading again before going over what it is I learned from it all.  I included everything I could think of as a response to the reading material.  I am happy to report that I got an A (-).  My faith and confidence in myself has now been restored (for now…HA!).  I thanked my professor for being hard on me because it was exactly what I needed.  I now know that I do have it in me to succeed as a graduate student.

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