I am taking a psychology class on personality and so far it is pretty good. The instructor is honest and he tells it how it is. Personality comes in all kinds of ways and behind personalitys is the disorders. Just like everything in this world, if ur attached to somthing on a unhealthy level it can ruin you. Personalitys are from with in and takes a person with alot of skill of observation and behavioral analysis to know how you are. Now im not going to give a speech about personalitys but im just trying to say that this proves the point that everyone is special in there own way and no one is above each other. This can be argued but here is one question: is anyone truly perfect? As always stay FABULOUS and stay awesome!!!!!

A New Perspective of Myself

A New Perspective of Myself
Photo Credit: bobbooks

Hello everyone, for this quarter of college I’m taking classes that aren’t as taxing as my math and science courses were. Yep you guessed it, low-key courses.

My courses include, American Civil War history (easy for me!), Microsoft Excel, and Sociology of the Family (very interesting!). Allow me to explain my thoughts and experiences briefly after my first week.

For my American Civil War class it’s a history buff’s paradise, plus I already know the pre, during, and post war elements that we will be discussing. Not to brag but my history professor said, “James, you already know this stuff don’t you”? Smiling, “Of course, it’s my favorite period and era in America”! Which makes it more easier for me to answer questions when they are asked since I already know the era and what happens when.

Microsoft Excel is an interesting class for me as there’s no real tests’ or quiz’s, just input and save basically. What I really like about the class is everyone is about at the same level computer skill wise, which is perfectly fine with me. However, as everyone was introducing their names and intended major’s/programs on the first day of class, me and another guy from UW were the only majors who weren’t accounting or marketing based. Especially when I said my intended major is Sociology she gave me the “huh”? look and asked, “transfer right”? I nodded my head. So far the class is going alright, just quite a bit of work to manage although I have high hopes I’ll manage.

I’ve always enjoyed sociology and psychology classes, and this one really interests me. For starters it’s about the inner workings of a family structure, also it deals with understanding relationships and intimacy. Listening to the experiences of my classmates in regards to previous relationships I discovered that they were parallel to my own. Yesterday I grew the courage to share one of my personal stories with the class, of course omitting names and so forth. Afterwards when I was leaving the classroom I couldn’t help feeling a weight being lifted from my shoulders, as if that experience was now gone, leaving me with a new perspective of myself. The perspective of confidence.

– James

Down Time

We all have those moments when u feel like things are going south or that everyone or one specific person dosen’t  like being around you, but real qustion is if its true? 99 percent of the time its a lie because ur mind is playing tricks with you. The more you meditate or think about somthing you will believe it and it will control your life especially ifv its somthing bad or terrible. Are minds are more powerful than we think they are, but as all things in life you have a choice to believe in that. There isn’t a cure for people who are depressed or basically for sadness becauseb its human nature but there is always somthing positive out there, and i mean always, you just gotta get out of the state you are. The world is a dark place but there is light in the right places. As always stay awesome and stay FABULOUS!!!!!!!!

Stuttering in Public

My grandma showed me a video on a show called “America Hot Talent” and there was this guy called Drew Lynch who is a comedian, but the catch is that he stutters. He was still funny and he was ashamed or scared of being on live TV Stuttering. He is a inspiration because Im sure he knows that people criticize and laugh at people with speech implements, but he still went up there and made those funny jokes knowing that he was going to stutter and not caring of being embarrassed because he was being himself.

His stuttering actually started by him having a concussion after a accident and from there he has stuttered. I think this shows that anything can happen to you and your not above anyone else because were all in the same boat. We all have flaws but that is what makes us of who we are. As always stay awesome and stay FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!

Drivers License Test (passed it)


Today I took an hour practice before my driving test. Suffice it to say I didn’t get a whole lot of sleep last night, as I kept tossing and turning unsure of my result in the following morning. Morning came I tried to calm myself down by doing some deep breathing exercises, but it didn’t help. I was eating my Belvita, drinking my tea locked into my test. Then I got in the car and went with my Mom to the driving school, since I was too nervous to drive there.


The start of the practice test was pretty relaxed, and I was turning perfectly. The major problem I have is with depth perception, which means backing around the corner and parallel parking. Thus brings me to my practice run of both of those obstacles and the result, to my disbelief was pretty dang good!


Now comes the fun part, the actual test. I’ll admit I was at this point nervous as all hell. I went to the bathroom before I went out to the driving instructor’s car, and proceeded to tell myself, “You will get your license no ifs ands or buts, got it? Good”. As I sat in the car I kept replaying the episodes of SpongeBob Squarepants and how he never passes his driving test, not really a good analogy however it got me thinking if SpongeBob can succeed then so can I! There I was doing my utmost best and trying my hardest to pass, and by the stroke of luck I PASSED MY DRIVERS TEST. Even now reflecting back to earlier today, I’m not only proud of myself but I’m glad my sister watches SpongeBob in the mornings.


– James

Taking Chances

Living life like ur in a vault is pretty nice, but can be boring. There is no discovery or curiosity because ur staying within ur comfort. Being comftorable is fine but growing and experiencing new stuff is better because that is what makes you into a better person. This can go for alot of things in life, eslocally if ur going through a rough time but there is always light on the other side, you just got to fight through it like a soldier. You may lose in from a other people perspective but you are a winner because you passed the trial and its time to move on. Some can say that this is all a lie but i just say live your life but live it the right way and put effort into it. As always stay awesome and stay FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!

Taking a Step

Photo Credit: Eric Copeland

Taking a step

One foot in front of the other

Right and left


Left and right

Just remember its going to be alright

The sun may shine on you

Making your day bright

The clouds may surround you from all sides

Making you feel demoralized

But have faith

We were meant to walk

Don’t always think about the past

Rather look at the present

Then gaze into the future

Walking isn’t so bad

You can start slow

Then gradually increase

Now you’re walking faster

Now the past is struggling to catch up

Don’t look back

Keep moving forward

The future will work out in time

Just be you

Just take that first step.


Laidback Youth

Most people today ate kind of up tight and a little to annoying with the things that are going around the world. There is a small amount people in the world who just take life as it is and just adept to it instead of those who try to ignore or fight against it. Now there is no problem fighting for what you want but you gotta have to chose your battles because nobody likes a idiot who likes to start stuff. Its a little hard of choosing to know what is the right way and wrong way because the outcomes can be good if you choose the wrong way or bad if you choose the right way. Worrying about it wont help because there are so many moments in life that it is so ridiculous. Just take life one step at a time because yes the good guy always finishes last but he has also lived a awesome carefree life filled with love, family, friends, and the list counties. As always stay awesome and stay FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Unexpected Plans

We all have been through when plans have changed due to one person or thing that has caused it. The most important thing is how you recover from that and if the opportunity comes up again, what will you do different. Dwelling in the past has its pros and cons but its good to dwell on the past for a few mins because you cant change the future if you focus on the past. People are also half of the equation because friends are hard to find and keeping a friend is half of it too. Keep moving forward to accomplish where so many have fallen and yes its going to be a really hard, unforgettable path but it will be worth it at the end. Also relationships are best fitted when you have a control or stability in your own life. As always stay awesome and stay FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How Stuttering Affects Your College Education

This guest post is brought to us by Heather Jensen who is in association with Utah State University For many people who stutter, it begins between the ages of 2 to 4 years. Many of these people will then outgrow stuttering by 7 to 8 years of age. About 1% of the population, or about 3 million people in the United States alone, however, will not. While stuttering is not curable, it is manageable, and should never stop you from following your dreams, such as furthering your education. Instead, when it comes to college, you should learn how to work with your stutter, stick up for yourself, and to even embrace your stutter.

Be Prepared and Prepare Others

For most everyone, college is an exciting yet scary time, filled with a new environment, new people, and a new, often larger and more stressful workload. While stress and nervousness is not a direct cause of stuttering, it has shown to aggravate it for some people. Recognizing that such a big change may exacerbate your stuttering at first can help you prepare for it more. One way to minimize the pressure and anxiety that comes with stuttering is to let others know that you stutter up front. Trying to hide your stutter by avoiding certain words or by avoiding conversation altogether can be exhausting. Letting someone know that you stutter not only prepares the person, but is also a bold step that gives you the ability to deal with it on your own terms. Plus, you will usually find that most people in college are from all walks of life, and will have a higher level of maturity and acceptance.

Advocate for Yourself

Not every class you have will be a lecture with hundreds of students. Some of your classes may be smaller and discussion-based. In these particular classes, discussion participation can be a large part of your grade. Instead of taking a grade cut or trying to avoid these classes, speak to your professor. Introducing yourself to your professor can be a good idea regardless of your situation, but simply letting them know that you have a stutter, that it is not a big deal, but you may need some extra time to convey your thoughts, can assist them in understanding your situation. Some majors may require a Public Speaking credit. Many universities will offer alternatives for students who need it. Speak with your advisor about your concerns and options. You can also often find resources from the Communications Department if there is one at your university. You may even wish to speak with your university’s Disability Services.

Seek Out Support

Many universities offer opportunities for therapy at discounted or even free rates for students. You can also seek out support from others who live with stuttering, through groups like the National Stuttering Association (NSA), FRIENDS, local support groups, or possibly even groups or clubs through your university. The NSA has found that people who participate in support groups report fewer negative effects of stuttering, more successful speech, improvements in self-confidence, and more positive attitudes about speaking and stuttering.

Embrace Your Stuttering

Instead of allowing stuttering to discourage you from attending college, use it to get into college! Using your experiences with stuttering as inspiration for your application essay can help set you apart, and gives you the opportunity to express how dealing with stuttering has shaped you into the person you have become today.

Heather Jensen
Heather Jensen

Biography of guest writer: Heather Jensen is an Audiologist and Clinical Assistant Professor for Utah State University.  She received her Doctorate of Audiology from Arizona School of Health Sciences in 2004.  She has been an adviser for the student academy of audiology organization at USU for 11 years.  Before coming to USU, she owned her own private practice, but decided she wanted to give back to the field of audiology by teaching students.  When she’s not working she spends time with her four children, she also enjoys doing hearing related humanitarian missions.