FIRST YEAR OF COLLEGE. DONE.

 I think about 85% of my friends are updating their Facebook statues to let everyone know that summer has begun.
Summer. Ohhhhhh yeah. 


I remember summer. Not too long ago I was tossing my cap in the air, (not really… I was paranoid I’d never get it back..but you know what I mean) and ready to take the world by storm.

  1. “What college are you going to?”
  2. “What are you majoring in?”
  3. “Your hair is so long and pretty!”
  • Arizona State University.
  • Public Relations.
  • I know, thank you!! It took me so long to grow it!(UGH! WHY did I cut it?!?!)

(I never thought I’d despise two simple questions so much)
Anyways. Starting out my first year of college was like Buddy Holly’s song, “Everyday” 

 Everything was perfect! I fell in love, my teachers were nice, and I had made new college friends.
I was set. What else did I need? I thought nothing could go wrong. (cause it never had before, right?!)
-Until the exams hit. The papers were graded. My hair was short. I was no longer the apple of “his” eye.-
My perfect image of college had been burnt. To a crisp. I didn’t understand “responsibility”. Actually doing hard work, like studying, or having someone edit my essay. I did the minimum work, skipped classes,  In high school I never struggled with my grades.(Except for Math, YOU SUCK) But suddenly i’m getting C’s?!  D’s?! It used to be SO easy.

I guess you can say I put on my big girl pants and realized that things don’t just magically fall into your lap. It takes hard work, self discipline, and dedication in order to succeed. And lastly, you shouldn’t make permanent decisions on temporary feelings.(Like cutting your long, healthy, curly hair. I will never let that go. lol)

Okay. Lesson learned.
 I can only go up from here, right?
Sooooo, here are my survival tips for incoming college freshmen!

Love, Maya
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Worst Anniversary Ever

I think we’ve all been here before. One time a boyfriend of mine (ex now, THANK GOODNESS) picked me up from class, (of course, me being a romantic, thought he was going to surprise me with a nice lunch, or something sweet..) I get in the car and two of his friends are there. Not quite the most romantic thing in the world…The whole car ride is an intense discussion about the hot weather, dental hygiene, and why I have five Chihuahuas(WHY WOULDN’T I HAVE 5?!) Next thing I know he’s dropping me off at my house. No chocolates?! No cheesy stuffed animals?! No sappy hand written love letters?! I hear this lovely phrase as I exit the lovemobile:
  “Oh, Happy Anniversary by the way! I love you! Bye!” (quoted directly from the jerkface himself)

…Did that JUST happened? Let’s just say that relationship didn’t last too long! Look, I’m not saying EVERY anniversary needs to be extravagant, but don’t dump your girlfriend off to hang with your friends! At least give me..er…her…something creative and cute to remember!!! I’m just a hopeFUL romantic 😉

Okay, I’m done. 🙂
(VIDEO FROM: http://hellogiggles.com/)

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I was the victim of a robbery tonight.

My laptop was my livelyhood.

I used it for all my college prep and homework, my essays, blogging, videos, music recordings, photography and more. It’s how I earn my money for college, supplies, gas money, building my brand and website, etc.

Tonight after dinner, I was sitting in Starbucks with my study group, working on my math homework, tapping away on the keys on my laptop when a guy ran by and ripped it right out my hands. One of my friends chased after him, even grabbed his hair, but he got away by jumping in a getaway car. Turns out that it’s common for thugs to stake out coffeehouses and steal laptops right from people’s hands.

I filed a police report, but I know I’ll never get the laptop back. I know it is just a material object that can be replaced and I am so thankful that no one was hurt. VERY thankful. I feel like this experience really made me grow up and see that sometimes the world is not such a sunshiny place – there are a lot of sucky, mean folks out there. I feel like I lost a part of myself, violated. I don’t think I’ll ever forget this feeling. It motivates me to ALWAYS be on guard and be prepared for anything! What makes it hurt the most is that this laptop was a gift from my uncle. He was so proud of me for going to ASU that he bought me the laptop to help me with school. I dread having to tell him what happened.

My heart goes out to anyone who has been robbed before, big or small, it is a horrible experience to deal with. I feel blessed to have had to support of my friends and family tonight, they helped me stay strong in every way possible.

MY TIPS:
– If you are using your laptop at a public place, do not sit on the end seat of the table, you are an easy target.
– Make sure you know your serial number to your laptop.
– If you have a Mac, sign up for iCloud – they can track your laptop! (I didn’t do this)
– If it is stolen, immediately change your passwords to all your accounts.
– File a police report and call in your laptop’s serial number to the Mac store (if it is a Mac!), they will confiscate it if it is ever brought in.
– Don’t fight the robber over your computer, just let them take it, it’s not worth risking your life over!
– Always make sure to backup your files.

Now that I’m home, reality has set in that my lifeline to my small business has been handicapped. Yes, life will go on! Luckily, I can share my parents computer until I can afford to buy myself a new laptop! I already have about half of it in savings, thank goodness! No matter what, I will do my best to keep blogging and making videos, it’s become part of my life!

Sooo..In case there are any of you out there who are looking for a creative, resourceful way to invest your cash and bring yourself good karma, I’ve set up a donation button below and on the side bar. 

UPDATE: I now am selling ad space only until I raise enough to buy a new laptop! Click here for ad rates! If you have a business and would like to purchase ad space here, I’ll promote your company/product on my blog or even make you a video for it! Heck, I’ll write a song for you about it! Email me and we can make an agreement!


Thank you so much for reading this! Now go have a wonderful day, I’m going to try and do that too!
Live in the moment!
Love, Maya
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I’m on national TV today!

A Young Girl’s Advice on Getting Over a Break-up
(click to watch segment!)

Remember the break up video I made last week? Well a national TV show called Right This Minute contacted me and interviewed me about my break-up tips and the segment aired today!

 Click this link to watch the segment online. It airs here in Phoenix at 11 a.m. on channel 15, KNXV!

Here is the video I made in case you haven’t seen it:

LINK

Thank you for all the support, everyone! The video already has more than 1,000 views! I guess break-ups are a universal topic!

Live in the moment!
Love, Maya
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