Social Media Marketing for Business

My view of SMM has changed a lot. Before I kind of thought it was a fun thing to do for the business, but now I realize it’s a lot more than that. Some businesses have minimal contact with customers, and social media is a great way to get that personal connection with clients that they are missing. It also is a great advertising tool, instead of spending hundreds of dollars on signs and fliers.

I understand Facebook and Youtube a lot more than I did before. I use Instagram a lot, so I knew a lot about it. Facebook is probably the best tool to get personal with customers. I didn’t think I would enjoy blogging, but I think maybe I did.

It was a nice break to just be able to write about something without there being right or wrong answers. I loved being able to just put my thoughts out there. Blogging was also a nice break from the typical papers and discussion posts. It was nice. I liked it very much.

Spring Time

Spring time is a very revitalizing time for me. Winter is my least favorite seasons. I hate the cold, the snow, influenza, storms, dry skin, staticky clothes, all of it. I also have seasonal affect disorder, so when it is cloudy all the time with no sunshine I get very depressed. I absolutely love when spring rolls in and the sun stays out just a little bit longer every night, and it rises a little earlier every day. I love watching the grass start to grow and trees budding. However, I do not enjoy the itchy eyes and nose, but it is worth it.

$.30 for a cup of coffee at home of $3.00 for a cup of joe from a chain coffee house.. is there really a difference?

I drink coffee from home every morning. It is part of my routine. If I don’t have my morning coffee I don’t function. I also have never really gotten coffee from big chains. I prefer my coffee at home in my PJs on my couch rather than going out to get some. There’s just nothing better than sitting on the couch with your morning coffee. I also think the coffee from big chains are very sugary and probably really bad for you. I will forever be a $.30 coffee kind of girl.

Country vs. City Life

I grew up in a town of 400 people. Even though we were in town, we still basically acted like we lived in the country. I have always wanted to live on a farm in the country with horses and chickens and my dogs. I have always wanted to be able to go out and hunt birds and rabbits and just be outside in the woods. I would have loved that. I can’t stand being in Sioux Falls any longer than I have to, and that is only 120,000 people. I have been to New York City. I did enjoy the 5 days I was there, but I certainly could not live there. Too many people, not enough space, you can’t just do whatever you want. One of my goals in life is to live on an acreage somewhere.

Ideal Spring Break

My ideal spring break would be to spend time with my family. This spring break I spent the whole thing working. I was supposed to go watch my little brother play in the state basketball tournament, but that didn’t happen. I would love to just be able to spend time with my family and do some art projects or woodworking projects with my mom.

One More Hour

What would you do with one more hour in you day that you had complete say on how it was used? Honestly, I would probably spend it reflecting, meditating, and praying. Every day we wake up and are soooo busy that we forget to take time out of our day to just reflect and pray. At work we all complain that there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything accomplished. I do agree with that, but I think I would be more productive if I had time to sit and reflect. We all spend so much time just going and going and we never really take time to fully decompress and reflect on the day.

Nostalgia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXudpW1l5Mw

My mom ran a daycare center in our home for the first 10 years of my life. All we ever did was play outside. Summer time in the pool and the sandbox. Spring was in the mud puddles and the basketball court. Fall was in the huge leaf piles and picking out pumpkins. Winter was spent in the 10 foot tall snow drift making tunnels and caves. We ate lunch outside almost every day. In the winter, we would come inside with frozen fingers and toes, and my mom would have the hot chocolate ready for us to mix up to our liking. We played with legos, barbies, power rangers, and trucks. The only thing we ever worried about was what kind of snack we were going to get, or who was going to get the swings first. We were innocent and oblivious to the outside world, and we were okay with that.

Live to Work or Work to Live

Honestly, I believe both of those statements are true. As a kid, my mom always told me that it is extremely important to do something that you love for a living. When you are going to spend 40 hours a week for the rest of your life, you had better choose something you love.

Being 20 and trying to make a career is hard. Really, really hard. At this point in my life I am working to live. I am working so my boyfriend and I can eat for the week and pay for our rent. Hopefully in a few years, I can live to work. I want to wake up in the morning and feel excited to go to work because it is exactly what I want to do every day for the rest of my life. I would love to be able to wake up everyday so happy to go do something that I love. I have noticed that people who are doing jobs they hate are pretty miserable people, and I don’t want to be that way.

The Influence of Colors

I think we can all agree that life would be pretty boring if we saw everything in black and white. As children, one of the first basic questions we are asked is “what’s your favorite color?” They are very important. Red, yellow, and green guide us when we drive. Blues and grays in the sky indicate what kind of weather is coming. We choose our clothes by the colors we think will match our hair color or our skin color. We pick our cars by how their colors glow in the sunshine, and build houses in the direction of the beautiful sunsets. Colors influence every aspect of our lives, and it would be pretty boring if we didn’t have any colors.

Money or Happiness

As a broke college student, money is hard to come by. My parents always taught me that happiness is always more important than money. However, when you struggle paycheck to paycheck, it’s hard to figure out which is more important. I can’t say being broke and living in a one bedroom apartment with my boyfriend and our dog is the most glamorous, but we are happy with our little family. Being 20 years old it’s hard to see how happiness could be more important than money, especially when all your life revolves around is money, but I hope in the end the struggle is worth it.

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