Hello all! My name is Eva Sparks and I am so excited to be writing to you all on this brand new website of my very own! I didn’t know that a website domain name could ever make me feel this cool, but I’m totally nerding-out over it.
To give you a little bit of background on me, I am a sophomore at the University of Oklahoma. I am majoring in International Business (Undecided) and minoring in Spanish and Healthcare Business. I enjoy traveling and learning new languages — I studied abroad in summer 2017 in Italy and Puebla, Mexico. I also plan on studying abroad for a semester in the upcoming year.
I have recently joined a Global Engagement Fellowship program at my University and have created this blog to document my experiences throughout this program. You might occasionally find other posts regarding college, TED Talks, language classes, yummy foods, fitness, or just life in general!
I think that I will start trying to write on this blog more. It seems like a good way to document my life and experiences and such.
This year, I decided to break up my resolutions and give myself one per month. This way, I’ll be able to focus on only one resolution, while continuously trying to achieve all of them. So in January, I will try to do all six of these resolutions, but I will only hold myself fully accountable for the one that I plan to focus on (to get more sleep). I have only created resolutions through May, so that I can adjust them in case this system does not work. I also want to choose words each month that will be my “motto” for the month. I’ll post updates about those words on here as well!
Wish me luck, here we go!! Also, if you know me personally, hold me accountable for all of these resolutions, hehe!!
January: Get more sleep and form healthy sleeping habits. This will help you stay alert in classes and have the energy to fully interact and experience all situations.
February: Work out 3 times a week, at least. You deserve to feel strong, healthy, and fabulous in your own body. So make it happen!!!!
March: Write in your journal or on your blog. You may want to reflect on these days later in the year or in life. Give yourself the opportunity to!
April: Find time to read for pleasure. This one may be tricky because it’s in such a busy time of the year. So perhaps the challenge for this month is to be gentle with yourself, and to not push yourself too unnecessarily hard. Find a good balance!
May: Take care of yourself. This month will hold finals and the beginning of your study abroad experiences. Make sure that you are fully experiencing all the opportunities that you are afforded, but do not run yourself down to the point that you are not able to enjoy them anymore. you can do this!!
YAY!!! I did the college thing!!! I feel like my first semester went very well overall and in this class. Although I don’t have my final grades in yet, I have pretty solid grades that I am proud of. I have also been involved in several organizations including Sooner Freshman Council, President’s Leadership Class, OU Cousins, Student Alumni Association, Dinner with a Dozen, The Big Event’s Operations Staff, and my sorority. I am looking forward to next semester and the following years. I know that it is waaaay too early to be looking forward to graduation and whatnot, but college and learning more about my major makes me so excited to graduate and start working in my field. Like I said, I know that I have many more things to look forward to before that, but nonetheless exciting! I really enjoying exploring the parts of campus and campus organizations that I was unfamiliar with, especially being from Norman. I really did not enjoy my math class, haha. I am so excited to continue prioritizing academics and getting involved on campus next semester and in the rest of my time at OU. I honestly did not expect to enjoy coming to OU this much. Boomer Sooner!
Holler, I have loved putting together my digital story. I ran into some trouble with finding pictures and whatnot, but I think it ended up coming together nicely. Working on my digital story was a welcome break from my more difficult homework. I think that Rachel’s lessons were very helpful in teaching me how to use that software. I think that I will use that in the future. I have used video editing software for many practical things throughout my high school career, and I am sure that the need for these videos will present itself in the upcoming years of college. Making my digital story made me remember how much I love video editing and putting video projects together. I am excited to see everyone else’s digital stories and share my own with the class!