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Good morning Mohawks! With my scary drive home last night and my less than pleasant commute to school this morning, I decided to make today's blog about safe driving. Particularly, safe driving in the snow! If you absolutely HAVE to get somewhere while there is snow on the road, the best advice I can give is to drive slowly. Of course, some snowfalls are worse than others, but there is really no way to gauge the road until you are in a ditch on the side of it. If you're a new driver, I'm sure you've been told to slow down before, but it really is better to be safe than sorry. There's not much else you can do. I also suggest keeping a scraper in your car at all times through the winter months. You never know when you're going to need it. Unfortunately, upon leaving work at 8:30 last night, I walked outside to a snow covered, ice covered, frozen-doored car.
I hope you guys enjoy these tips, have a great week, and STAY WARM! :)
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Why You Should Apply for CCP ASAP
Hey Mohawks! Looking through my past blogs I noticed it's been awhile since I've made a listicle so I decided to do one a little different. Sophomore year I decided to start taking College Credit Plus classes after being encouraged by some of my friends. It can be difficult at times but it is one of the best decisions I've made and I want to highlight a few of the reasons why,
1. FREE college of course!
So obviously the entire point is to earn both college and high school credit. But in doing so, this means that if you decide to go to school after high school, you will more than likely have credits that you need out of your way. With the crazy costs of college these days, it's nice to know that I have a few credits under my belt.
2. A chance to spend time with friends
I have taken many of my classes at MUM with friends from my class. This made the whole experience a little more comfortable. It was nice to have friends to meet up and work with when we were all a little stuck. It also allowed us to make time for lunches together that we might not have had otherwise.
3. Making new friends
Although I took a lot of classes with friends from Madison, I also took a few by myself. I liked doing this because it was a very easy transition and forced me to put myself out there a little bit more. I've made friends with many people from MUM and its nice knowing that they're there to help me next semester and maybe even in the future.
4. Free(ish) Time
I'm not sure about the schedules at Cincinnati State or the other CCP options but there is no MUM class in which you have to be on campus every day. Right now I am taking one class online and one on campus that meets twice a week. The days that I don't have class, I get to go home. It's nice to have this time to work online or catch up on my Madison homework. And days when my workload is lighter, its nice to have a little nap (or even shopping spree) before practice. ;)
5. Skills for the future
Don't get me wrong, CCP is rewarding but it is also a challenge. There are many papers to be written, topics to be researched, and projects to be completed all in small time frames. Sometimes its hard to keep up with with sports and everything else, but I think that it's worth it. It has taught me how to use my time more wisely. I have also learned that professors will not always treat you the way you want to be treated. However, their deadlines and comments often are not without purpose. As a whole, I am very glad that I have a better understanding of what to expect going into school next year.
Over Thanksgiving break I had a lot going on. I picked up some extra hours at work in my free time, but I was fortunate enough to be off on Thanksgiving day. My Grandpa and my uncle always host at different times soooooooo as a result, I ate a little too much once again this year. :) It was really nice to keep these traditions going and catch up with some family that I don't always get to see. Change is good but sometimes its nice to sit at your same spot at the same table, and enjoy your aunt's same, DELICIOUS cheesy potatoes. :) Not knowing what next year will bring is a little unsettling, but I hope wherever I end up I'm able to make it home for the holidays.
As you all know, our record-breaking season of Mohawk football has come to an end. It's upsetting knowing we were one game shy of a championship, but just amazing thinking about how far we've come. For the first time in Madison history our boys made it to the playoffs. People said it couldn't be done and when we did it, they said we wouldn't make it past week eleven. But we did. Our boys all played their hearts out and blessed us with a whole extra MONTH of Mohawk football. I am so glad that I got to cheer such an incredible team this far. Our boys made making history look easy and it was so incredibly awesome to witness.
Now that Thanksgiving is over, it's officially Christmastime! I spent a large portion of my break decorating, listening to Christmas music, and of course starting my Christmas shopping. I find myself saying his more and more often, but I can't believe that the year is coming to an end already! It seems as if soon as I start to believe time can't go by any faster, it does! However, I am not complaining. I love everything about the Christmas season. The general feeling that arises this time of year is just indescribable and it makes me happy knowing that it's approaching so quickly. Going to light displays and listening to the music are a few of my favorite things that come with the time. I even took my first visit of the year to Light Up Middletown on Saturday! I'm super excited to do more things like this with my friends and family.
Have a great week Mohawks!! :)
going... going... going... STILL GOING!!!!
Hey Mohawks! For last week's blog I decided to give you a break from the football updates. But on Friday night, we beat West Jefferson 42-7!!!!! This means that our boys are regional champions and will be advancing to the State semi-finals at Chilicothe.
This been an absolutely crazy ride and I'm having so much fun cheering on our Mohawks. Us girls have actually had a hard time in the playoffs because anytime we start to cheer, we are drowned out by our crowd. If you ask me, this is an excellent problem to have. There is seriously nothing like the energy that I have seen these past few games. Not to mention, this is the first year that I did not try out for basketball cheerleading so I am soaking up every second that I can get!! Mohawks from all classes are coming together like never before and its an amazing thing to witness. With scrimmages in the first week of school, what a way to kick off senior year!!!
I hope that you all enjoy your Thanksgiving break and rest up in time to make the trip on Friday. It may be a little longer than we're used to, but I have the feeling that it will definitely be worth it!! Eat until you can eat no more!!! And as always... it's REALLY #goodtobeamohawk
Hi Mohawks! Below are two articles that I completely agree with, but almost contradict each other. I wanted to share them with you because I believe they both have very valuable information for living a happier life. Remember, help others as often as possible, but never forget about your own wants and needs!
I hope you enjoy these readings and have had a wonderful week! I'm looking forward to seeing you all at 7:30 on Friday ONCE AGAIN!! ;) Spread love and happiness.
XO, Jenna :)
The "Home Field Advantage"
Hey Mohawks! I've had a lot on my mind these past few days so tonight I will be putting you through yet another wordy blog! ;) You can imagine that as a senior, stress about the future is at an all time high. For me right now, this is truer than ever. Two huge things happened for me this weekend as far as my future is concerned. On Friday, I got accepted into The University of The Cumberlands!! This is a school that I've had my eye on for a while and got the opportunity to visit over the summer. The campus is gorgeous and everyone there was so welcoming. The only problem is that it's three and a half hours away from our beautiful Township. :( I have a while to think about it, but I will say that I'm very thankful to be accepted. It makes this whole process a little more comfortable. On Saturday, I paid a visit to The Ohio State University. Another campus that I found stunning. I went with my mom, aunt, and cousin and we all had a wonderful time eating Buckeyes and exploring. I also visited Miami Oxford over the summer and just adored it. Falling in love with three schools has sent me on a roller coaster of emotions. And I'm applying to others I haven't even got to visit! There are so many factors that go into my acceptances and decisions that make it all seem very overwhelming.
What I'm getting at may sound like an exaggeration but here goes: this next week determines my future. I have until Saturday to make my last preparations for my third and final ACT and I'm really hoping that the "third time's a charm" rule kicks in. This will determine a lot. Just following that, Wednesday November 1st marks the early action deadline of a few colleges I'm applying to. This means I have just over a week to write and finalize my Common Application Essay. Although this may not be the date for every college I'm applying to, this is the date that I plan to be DONE with college apps. Sooooooo, I have a busy week ahead to say the least!
I hope you all enjoyed readying about my planning (if you made it this far HAHA!). I want you to keep in mind that I wrote this to inform-not annoy-you. As crazy and obnoxious as this process is, it is sad and exciting as well. The thought of no longer being a Mohawk next year still blows my mind. I hope you all have a great week! Thank you for reading! :) #HITTHATAPPLE #GOMOHAWKS!!! #GOPATS!? #MAYBE! ;)
5 Things I've learned to be true this year
1. It's okay to be wrong. Everybody makes mistakes. Without them, we wouldn't be human. But everybody also stands their ground for a little too long sometimes. I've come to find that admitting you're wrong doesn't make you any less of a person. If anything, it shows maturity and helps resolve conflict. Sure, it's fun to be right, but it isn't worth causing a fight or losing a friend. Agree to disagree.
2. Attitude=Outcome I'm sure you've heard this one before, but I wouldn't repeat it if it wasn't true. If you go into something thinking it will be awful, you will pick out the negatives and it will be. But if you were to go in saying, "Hey I'm going to try this. Maybe it will turn out to be something great!" then just maybe, you would enjoy it more or receive a better end result.
3. People will create a problem out of anything. We all know that in 2017, people in general are softer than they used to be. In the media, we see that everything is offensive to everyone. This is also true in our everyday lives. Recently, I have dealt with multiple people that have taken note of problems I wouldn't have even thought about. Sometimes, a problem to someone else is not an issue to you and that's okay. It can be annoying at times, but try not to be to harsh on others. It's the way we're programmed. Sometimes a person's past issues and hardships cause them to worry about present-day situations.
4. Forgive and Forget. This one goes hand in hand with the last. As much as you think you know someone, you may never truly have a good understanding of what they deal with. People aren't themselves when they're angry or upset and we need to take note of this in our everyday lives. Just because you've seen treat you poorly at their worst, it doesn't mean you know them at their best. Without forgiveness, we are just are wrong as the crimes that others commit.
5. Not everybody has to like you. This final statement is very important. You could try your hardest to get everybody you know to adore you but there will always be at least one person who just doesn't and that's okay. Somebody having a negative opinion of you does not correlate with you being a bad person. All that really matters is that you are happy with yourself and your friends. Never change to please somebody else.
Thank you for reading Mohawks! I hope you all enjoyed my blog and take my advice to heart. Have a great week :) <3