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Settling In

By: Kayla Sturdevant After a long week of shenanigans, I finally feel that I'm settling into my new school. I wanted to use the weekend to get ahead of my reading schedule but unfortunately that didn't happen due to me spending time with a classmate. We went to all sorts of neat places

Back to School

By: Kayla Sturdevant This week marks my first week as a junior in college. After attending my classes, I love them. The only 2 classes that I'm taking that go directly towards my degree includes my communication class and a race and diversity class. I'm excited about both of these but they

Taking Action

By Kayla Sturdevant Anyone else tired of me cheesy yet catchy titles? Yeah, me neither. Some good news - my diet's turning out wonderfully. I'm drinking water and following all of my other routines. I already see a difference in my legs and arms on week 1! I've also texted my friend and

Feeling Safe

By Kayla Sturdevant I don't know what I'm doing lately but it's working. I feel amazing. I've taken on a new routine and when obstacles come in my way I'm able to solve them almost instantly. I feel more confident than ever. My life doesn't resemble a perfect one but I do

Thoughtful Grandmother

By Kayla Sturdevant All of my daily objectives look as if they will turn out well. I'm still going strong with my 30-day challenge and I'm loving how toned my body became after only a couple of weeks. My friend and I made up. I realized I blew things out of proportion and

Staying Positive

By Kayla Sturdevant Things have started to look up in my life lately. I finally picked up my things from my friend. My dedication to my challenge remains constant. I also finally bought my plane ticket. I'm pretty good at keeping up with my 30-day challenge. However I did cut back on


By: Kayla Sturdevant If anyone thought I resembled an angel, today would definitely prove them wrong. I totally slacked on my new diet. I did so good the first few days until Friday I drank 20 ounces of water short, yesterday I drank about half the water I was supposed to and

Rejuvenating in June

By: Kayla Sturdevant OK first thing: I can't believe the dumb thing I did. I accidentally sent in the wrong part of the bank statement to my school for Proof of Financial Viability. I'm supposed to have an income of at least 3 million yen, which equivocates to about $25,000. The

The Countdown Begins

By: Kayla Sturdevant Still monitoring plane ticket prices, I decided to create a countdown for the day I arrive in Japan. Starting on May 30th, 80 days remain until I enter Japan. How crazy. I can't believe that number. In fact, I can't believe anything. I can't believe I graduated with my


By Kayla Sturdevant My phone conference with my student services counselor ended in a success. I feel as if a lot of my questions stand answered and I feel more confident about my decision. I don't need to pay those fees until June or July but I'll also need to pay for

Baby Steps

By Kayla Sturdevant As the day gets closer and closer for me leaving for Japan, I stay busier and busier and almost never make time for anything. But look at me making a blog entry! I hope I continue to make these as much as I'm supposed to. Anyways, I received my

Kayla goes to Japan

By Kayla Sturdevant I have some pretty exciting news: I will probably be attending Temple University Japan in the fall of 2016 for my Bachelors in Communications. My decision isn't official yet but I'm 95% sure that I'm going. I still have some things to do like officially tell the school yes, apply

Hello, Hello, Hello!

By Kayla Sturdevant Well well well. Looks who's back. It's me. My apologies for being gone for so long. I took a break over the winter holidays and then I found it really hard for me to get back into my routine of things for some reason. I faced problems with

Renaissance Festival

By: Kayla Sturdevant I love the Renaissance Festival. My trip ended as my 3rd visit. The Festival gets kind of pricey but the price proved its worth. This trip spent my first year going with my friends instead of my family. I went with Nida, her brother Safi, and his friend Elvia. Usually my

New Phone

By: Kayla Sturdevant At last, my new phone rests safely in my wallet. I thought the day would never come the upgrade of my 4S to the iPhone 6S would happen. Indeed quite a beautiful phone, I chose the 16GB plan with the rose colored skin. I ordered my Captain America phone


By: Kayla Sturdevant Well the day didn’t end as bad as I feared it would. Holidays really don’t follow that trend of ruining the year for everyone. Honestly, the worst part about them would rank the sitting around your family for so long and hiding what currently controls each individual’s life. The


By: Kayla Sturdevant Not sure if most people know this about me, but I love to bake. I bake things from cookies to cakes and they usually make my mouth water, if I do say so myself. Unfortunately, my time reigns under consumption of school and work and I can't remember the

Time for Change

By: Kayla Sturdevant My title contains 2 meanings: my dread of new plans and the need of money in my life at the moment. First of all, I hate living an organized life. Unfortunately, that exact word describes what life mostly consists of. Honestly, change helps people adapt more easily to new situations.

My Afternoon With Jenny Dial Creech

By: Kayla Sturdevant Jenny Dial Creech came to the Houston Chronicle Classroom to talk to the students, along with myself, about what a sports journalist, like herself, goes through on a daily basis. Mrs. Dial Creech talked of what her life consisted of growing up. Her family lived extremely sporty and she

Veterans Day

By: Kayla Sturdevant Holy Moly Veterans Day creeped up on me. On my ride to school I enjoy listening to radio stations when I heard that Veterans Day popped out of the blue. Honestly the surprise could draw back to my lack of observatory skills as of late. Yes, this blog post