Friday, February 26, 2010


The countdown is on... for a few different events. First of all Monday is the day that I find out if I am accepted into Pharmacy School! It's getting close & I'm super nervous. I'm not sure I want to know the outcome. I'm trying to keep busy so I don't think about it too much, sometimes I just can't help it though!

Next weekend I finally get to see my family because it's State Basketball!! Yay! I've been watching the Regional games on the Internet on TCT West, but it's not the same. This is the first time since I can remember that I haven't been to Regionals, WEIRD! This weekend can't come fast enough; I haven't seen my family since the first of January!

After State Basketball is over, that next Friday it's the beginning of Spring Break! Crazy.... Then after Spring Break is through on April 2nd is Easter Break. The last week of classes is the last week of April!!

It always seems after Spring Break that the rest of the semester flies by in a hurry! I can't wait for this stressful semester to end!! Before I know it I'm going to have 2 full years of school under my belt & I'll be home for the summer once again!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day....

I love Valentine's Day! It gives you time to think about all those people that you love. There are so many people in my life that I'm love & am so grateful for.

My family does so much for me. They're always there when I need anything (even all the phone calls that I make to them). Every one of them worry about me & want what's best for me. I couldn't ask for a better family, with parents who taught and love me so much.

I have some of the best friends in the world. A few friends from high school and many more that I have made down here in Laramie in my ward & the institute. My friends are the best examples to me, from showing me the kind of guy I want to marry & life I want, to being so strong in the gospel & having much strong testimonies that strengthen my own.

Today at church, our bishopric got released. It was very hard to hear that he wasn't going to be the bishop anymore because I absolutely love Bishop Allen. He is such an amazing guy & he cared so much for every single person in our ward. He was always there for anyone who needed him. As hard as it is to see him go, our new bishop is going to be awesome. His name is Byron Kilpack. You can just tell that he's going to do such an awesome job & he cares about our ward so much already. I'm excited to see how he leads our big ward of college students!!

After church Mikey came over for dinner; we had Barbecue Steak, Baked Potatoes, Rolls, and Broccoli & Cauliflower. Mikey got me roses and chocolate and I made him a candybar letter for Valentine's Day!! My flowers are so beautiful, and I was so excited because I love roses!! It was a fun day. It was nice to just relax and not have to worry about any homework.

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

All Done....

Today was the day of my interview. I was so nervous!! My nerves didn't get the best of me the whole day until it came to the actual time of my interview, but the process was an all day event. The school was very specific about how we were to dress & act. A dress suit was suggested, but if we didn't have a suit a skirt would be OK too.

It started at 8:30 in the morning, getting my school packet, meeting with the dean of the pharmacy school and got an overview of the program by Jo Ann Rule. After that there was a tour of the campus, but since I am a UW student I didn't have to attend this portion (& I didn't have to trudge through the snow!). After the tour was over, it was time for the Competency Exam (which dealt with basic math) & then a Writing section where we had to write a one page paper about the provided prompt. After all the testing things were over, it was then time to eat lunch and meet with pharmacy students that are already in the program so we could as any questions and see how we fit in with those involved.

After lunch, the waiting began. My interview wasn't until 2:30, so I had to wait from 1:00 until time for my interview. The professors that interviewed me were the sweetest ladies. I interviewed with Dr. Clark & Dr. Hilaire, who are both professors I will have in the later years of the pharmacy program. They tried to make sure I was so comfortable before they started the actual interview. The thing I waited for all day was over very quickly. I started my interview about five minutes early and my interview only took 20 minutes (which is a normal amount of time). I left the interview feeling very good about how it went. I was able to answer all of the questions they asked me, and give thorough answers. I was surprisingly very comfortable and all the time I spent worrying ended up being a waste of time!
I'm so relieved my interview is over! It is a huge relief off my shoulders. All I have to do now is wait... Acceptance/Rejection/Wait list letters are going to be sent out on March 1st, so I only have to wait for 3 weeks! Now I just get to be nervous for that instead of the interview. I can't wait to know what the outcome will be.....

Thursday, February 4, 2010


This has not been a fun week at all, I'm so glad it's over for the most part! It all started last week when I had to start studying for exams that were coming up. Two exams within 2 days of each other, both extremely difficult, and on top of it all lots of homework & reports to get done!

Saturday: I spent the day preparing my Sunday School Lesson. (Side Note: I was recently released from being an FHE Mom after a year and a half, and I have now been called to be one of the Sunday School Teachers for the Gospel Doctrine Class: SCARY!!) It took much longer then I originally expected, so I didn't get much else accomplished other than cleaning my house (which definitely needed it however).

Sunday: After I got home from church and feeling the relief of having my lesson done, I started in all the mountain of homework & studying that had to be done with week. I first tackled my report for Organic Chemistry lab, did my Med Micro & Organic Prelabs, and finished the night with studying for Med Micro.

Monday: Went to school from 8:00-11:00. School doesn't take too much time out of my day, which is really convenient when there's lots to do! I got home and wrote my Gram Stain report for Med Micro lab that was due at 8:00 the following morning , studied for my Med Micro exam until it was time for my Organic Chemistry review, went to my review from 5-7, went to FHE from 7-8, came home studied some more, & finally went to bed.

Tuesday: I woke up bright & early at 4 to study some more. Went to lab from 8-10. Took my Med Micro exam from 10-11. After that I took some time to relax because my brain was mush! Then I started to study for Organic Chemistry.

Wednesday: Again, I woke up bright & early at 4 to study. I went class from 8-11. After class was over I headed to the library when I studied from my Organic Chemistry exam until 2:00. Once 2:00 came, it was time for my Organic lab. Lab ran from 2:10-5, and of course the day of the exam it is naturally going to last the entire time! After leaving the lab, I rushed to the Classroom Building and took my O.Chem exam at 5:10. When I finished my exam, I still wasn't finished. I had another report to write for Med Micro lab, had to finish up my O.Chem lab that I didn't get done in the lab, and do my prelab assignment for Med Micro lab!

Thursday: I finally got to "sleep in" today (until 6:00, a little sad to be excited to get to sleep in until 6 if you ask me!). I've been at the school since 7:00 this morning. I got here early to look over everything before my lab, I went to class, then went to the library to do my tutorial for Physiology lab, went to Physiology lab, and I'm going to be at the school until 5:00 because there's a meeting about my Pharmacy interview that I'm going to from 4-5! Then finally all that I had to do will be done....

My week has been crazy! It will finally be back to normal after tonight. I have never been so excited for the weekend to be here! I will definitely not be procrastinating any more, I've learned my lesson! My few extra hours of freedom during normal weeks is not worth the stress I've been through this week...