A Big Thank You

This term is almost over, the papers have been written, the coffee drank, and the textbooks read. However, there is one more thing I have to do: Say thank you to my hall mates and friends.

From the beginning of this term, I was like a hermit crab waiting to come out of its shell; I wasn’t sure about my new home and I was scared.  Now I love it here.   I have grown by leaps and bounds, from not being able to cook and burning the college student staple diet, mac and cheese, to now being able to cook (even though I am still not a professional)

During this term I have learned a lot about myself, I wasn’t sure about how people would judge me for having a sight impairment and two learning disabilities, but now I have learned that being just who you are and not what you are is all that matters, being yourself is cool. From hitting my hip with Lucky to now being a proud graduate of the White Cane program! Now I have the confidence to go anywhere my adventures take me.

To my best friend Jessica, thank you for all your support and help during this term.   To Diesel, thank you for being silly and for playing fetch with me and Jessica. You’re a great dog.

To my friends at BCM thank you for your love and support; You guys are amazing.

I guess what I am trying to say is hall mates, you are now part of my family. You guys are amazing.  Thank you for all your help and support during this term.   I have truly have grown as a writer, person, and friend.

Thanks everyone. Here’s to next term!

Blog soon,

Amanda Gene

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers and subscribers. I hope your day was filled with a feast surrounded with family and friends by your side. I spent the day at my grandpa’s work we had a Thanksgiving luncheon. I had turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and too many more foods to list. The food was delicious.

Also, during this weekend off, I have cleaned my room. Well, everything except for my closet. I still have to put my new jeans away.

In school news, I only have one more week to go, that means getting the last few projects turned in and my last paper too. I also have to clean out my dorm room and get everything packed that I will need for Christmas break.

Tomorrow I have to do my chores, help clean out the garage, and do some homework.

Blog soon,

Amanda Gene

Getting closer to the end of this term

Hi Blog world,

The count down until the end of this term has started. I can’t believe that it’s going by so fast. I am already started working on my last few projects and papers for the end of this term. I have also have had time to hang out with my friends. My best friend and I had a movie day where we watched the Disney Classic “Air Bud” and we have also had time to play with her dog. The book club has been going well we are reading “An Irish Country Doctor” by Patrick Taylor.

This week had a major interruption because at my school the main water line broke and we had to spend one day without tap water (thank goodness for bottled water) on the second day we got a notice saying that if we needed water to cook or for other uses that we needed to boil the water. Now that problem has been fixed and we don’t have to worry about that issue any longer.

I still feel like I need to straighten up my bedroom and that project for redecorating my room is still ongoing; it’s hard when you only go home on the weekends and Holidays. I’m sure I will get to that goal eventually. Right now I just need to focus on getting done with school. Speaking of school again, did I mention that I got signed up for next term? I am focusing on my core classes for my major and I am taking one class for my minor.

Blog soon,

Amanda Gene

Is it almost midterms?

Hi Blog world,

This week has been really good. Actually, since last Friday its been good, I joined a local bible study at my school,  and I went on a nature walk. I have made many friends. Also, midterms start next week, so I will have tests that I will have to study for. I am sure that I will do well on them. My newspaper editing class is still hard for me, however,  a change in study habits have helped me along the way and with support from my friends I am getting the hang of it. Thank you guys! You guys are the best!

In other news, my book club with my best friend has also been going well, hopefully, this weekend we are going to start reading a book called “The Irish Country Doctor” by Patrick Taylor.

Blog soon,

Amanda Gene

Its been a few weeks since I blogged…

Hi Blog world,

As the title says, it’s been a few weeks since I blogged. I have been busy with my school work, chores, and more chores. Last weekend, I got some new fish; I got two Zebra Danios, two silver skirt tetras and one beta fish. I also have a surprise for you guys! I got a new video camcorder, so I will be able to do vlogs and movies. I can’t wait to get started!

Today, my o and m teacher taught me the path to the gym, so I can go when I am not busy with school work and chores.

Blog Soon,

Amanda Gene

 

It’s been two weeks…

Hi Blog world,

It’s been rough. Learning to live on my own, doing my homework, balancing the chores of my home, and my work have been challenging. I have been learning new things and I have already grown as a person and a writer. I have been working with my teachers, friends, and family to get more confidence in all my skills, however, I am getting there. It’s going to take time but I keep telling myself I can do it.

Blog soon,

Amanda Gene

 

The local university

Hi Blog world,

Greetings from the local university! The last three days have been amazing. After getting moved in I went for many walks and I have many snacks. That night I went to the local shopping event, and I got some extra food and some more water. On Thursday, I helped my best friend move into her dorm and I got to play with her dog. On Friday, I got my textbooks and I started scanning them, into my computer so I could read them on my reading program. You would think that in this world of digital world of learners and readers the blind population would have more access to textbooks and other reading material, however, we don’t and having to scan your textbooks are very tiring, but like my best friend says, What choice do we have? I just hope that the digital world makes things easier for us soon.

Tonight I went to a cookout and a slide-It was fun. I have the coolest people in my dorm hall, they really are helpful and I appreciate their help.

Blog soon,

Amanda Gene