Let me start by saying, I’m not a person who believes that I've been abducted by aliens, and while I believe they exist, I don't believe that they visit humans, much less do all this probing that everyone talks about. I believe that there is so much universe and humans can't be the only intelligent life in it. That being said, I have wanted to visit Roswell, New Mexico for many, many, years. I love science fiction and couldn't help but want to visit the nerd-mecca that is Roswell. I finally had the opportunity last summer and went to visit the International UFO Museum and Research Center, even if it wasn't during the height of the tourism season. Adult admission is only $5 with discounts for children, military personnel, and seniors, and is open from 9 AM to 5 PM. I arrived with my mother around noon and parked in the free public parking. While there were quite a few people there, it wasn't uncomfortably crowded, even for me.
A stone lives in my soul.
I was the victim of an abusive relationship for two and a half years. There were good times. There were bad times. In the end, it wasn't until I looked back that I saw just how bad the bad times were. I have always had self esteem issues. I have discerned my own value based on how I believed others viewed me. The problem is, when you think everyone only sees the worst in you, you end up only seeing the worst in yourself. What does that have do to with surviving an abusive relationship? I'm getting there. You can only see where you are when you see where you've been and how you got there and now... here. So I saw my worst and was blind to my best. I was desperate to be loved and accepted because I thought I was so worthless. I went from person to person searching for that love. My relationships were shallow and degrading. I accepted being the side girl when I wanted to be the main girl. I accepted being controlled and manipulated because I believed it was better than being alone. Over time, I accepted worse and worse treatment until finally, I hit rock bottom.
I'm just going to start this off by saying this is far from a perfect and complete guide for applying to grad school, much of what I have here is picked up from various other guides online. This is just the tips and tricks that I have learned so far in my planning to apply. Don't stop your research here but please feel free to use this as another resource. Now, hello. I'm Kris. I'm an English major and an Education major and I'm applying to graduate school at the end of this year. Yeah, November/December of 2018 and I'm working on it already. I am a first generation college student and I have to admit, it's pretty overwhelming to figure out everything yourself. I've made it through community college and I am doing well at University but I have to admit, when it comes to turning in grad school applications, I feel totally overwhelmed. There is a lot of work to do before turning in all those applications and because of the really, really, really, low acceptance rate at most graduate schools, I want to be as prepared as I can be. So here is what I'm learning:
Disneyland. I love it. I hate crowds, and screaming children, and being run over by strollers, and to be honest, the guys in the suits creep me out a bit, but I absolutely love the madness that comes with visiting "The Happiest Place on Earth." I love the smell of kettle corn when you get off the tram. I love the sound of Disney music piped into Main St. USA. I just love all of it. I've had year passes to Disneyland off and on for a long time and there was a period of time I was going with my S.O. 4-5 times a week. Needless to say, I learned some pretty awesome tips and tricks. Now, I want to share my experience with you so that if you go to Disneyland, even if it is just for one day, you can maximize your time there and try to preserve your sanity. These tips and tricks are primarily geared for summer visits because that is when the park gets most of its guests, but much of it applies year round. Note: I am not affiliated with Disney. This is not an official Disney post. Disney did not pay me for this post. Not all photos are from Disneyland Anaheim, some are from other locations. I am just a crazy fan.