Friday, March 3, 2017

February 2017 Month in Review

Wow, what a crazy year this has been so far!  Please forgive me for not posting; I just really haven't felt like I've had any time!  I am staying pretty active on my Instagram, so if you're interested in keeping up with more of my makeup, hop over there!

As I look at what I'm interested in right now, I'd rather write about the things I have going on in my life and accomplishing my goals over posting about a bunch of makeup that isn't really a priority right now.  With that in mind, I'll likely only post once or twice a month for a while, until I have a strong desire to write about other things!


Wow, this was intense. It's a heartbreaking, lovely coming-of-age tale about a young man who suffers from abuse at home in a myriad of ways. I really loved reading this and it was easy to continue flipping through.  However, I would not recommend this to anyone under the age of 16. I feel like the content is extremely graphic and could be very triggering or disturbing to some.  I struggled to understand where Russell was coming from with all of his actions, and I'm just going to assume that's just a good thing.  Stepping back and looking at this, I also get a hint of political commentary with regards to the school system, as well as justice. 

The end had me shocked and still confused; throughout the entire story I had a lot of confusion with Julian as a character.  He was incredibly complicated in his thinking and I didn't understand it.  I am just assuming that this is due to the experiences he's had in his life making it difficult for him to open up to anyone. 

Overall I would recommend this book to a lot of the teachers I still know, as I feel they would get the most benefit from reading this, or mature minds who can look at this and think about what they can learn.  I gave this 4/5 stars.

I received this book for free to read, and after I finished A List of Cages, I started in on this.  I'm 16% in so far, and it's interesting but not necessarily captivating. We'll see how I continue to feel, and hopefully you guys will see a final review of it next month!

A favorite of my childhood, I watch this movie constantly. I've probably seen it close to 50 times now, but I just love it!  I watch this along with the sequel.

Like I said, this is also one of my favorites!  I love both of these movies, and they make awesome background noise during homework time.
One of the sisterhood's we had was a movie on Valentine's Day! We obviously went to Fifty Shades Darker as you can tell, and I loved this movie.  It's not exactly the most family friendly movie, but it felt like a very dark rom-com to me, and I liked that.

I also went to The Lego Batman Movie in theaters! While it wasn't the most interesting movie in the world for me, but I didn't necessarily go for me.  It was really cute, and one that I'd recommend for any Batman fans.

TV Shows
I've been trying to catch myself back up in Grey's Anatomy; I fell off the wagon right before season 12 came out on Netflix. My roommates wanted me to watch it with them, so I did and it was great! I watched a few by myself too, so I'm now on episode 5 of season 12.

February was an insanely busy month for me all around!
This month in the College of Business, there were a few different things that happened. First, the Human Resources event has been developed quite a bit more and the planning is going smoothly! I have some more things to work out, but it's going along well. I also was on a panel this month where I got to talk about the college and everything we do.  I love doing things like panels; they make me feel so good about what I do.
I had a lot of big sorority events this month! First, we had a sisterhood retreat where we all went to cabins and spent the weekend together.  It was great, and I had an amazing opportunity to bond with lots of my sisters! I also volunteered for the blood drive with my sisters, and it was an amazing opportunity.  I really enjoyed being able to help out for an event that can save so many people.  We also celebrated our 25 years of being a chapter, which is super exciting!  We had a wonderful brunch and got to meet some of our alumne, which was really cool.

This month for Panhellenic there were a few small events.  We had three club fairs where admitted students came and looked at the college & various organizations on campus. I represented Panhellenic instead of my sorority, which was sad but I was happy to tell girls about what Panhellenic & sorority life is all about.  In addition, we had PACT training, which is active bystander training.  I really enjoyed learning it and knowing I have the knowledge of being able to stop something before it even happens.

Finally, I had PALS weekend because I'm an ambassador for my college. We essentially had admitted high school students come by and participate in a few fun activities and getting to know each other and us.  It was a really great time, and I'm looking forward to it again next year!

I know there are a lot of sections I skipped out on this month, but honestly I haven't been taking a lot of pictures for them or I've just been so busy that I haven't had free time to do anything!  I have a few updates coming out this month in regards to my goals this year!

Hugs and Kisses,
The Cornfed Princess

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