Saturday, November 18, 2017

An Introduction: Giselle Magana

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of "Me Talking". 

This will be my first post for "Me Talking! I am super excited in sharing the wisdom I have acquired during my twenty years of life. My name is Giselle Magana and am currently an undergraduate student double majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Management and Apparel Merchandising!

I hope to cover the struggles of college through the perspective of an introverted person and supply tips and tricks in how to survive its wild ride! I will not be giving you guides on what to wear or how to look, I will simply give thoughts on life that will hopefully comfort you in your own questions and concerns. Expect reflection bits and poetic anecdotes of moments written for mild enjoyment.

Altogether, my vision is to inspire and generate content that will be worthwhile. Let us seek for greater truth in sharing our own. I will leave down below quick little facts about me so that we can be become more acquainted with each other!

Quick Facts of Giselle Magana by Giselle Magana:

1.         I love writing, but not enough to make a career out of it.

2.         If I have any free time, I am usually doing something weird like analyzing a mythological story!

3.         My favorite color is lavender, it’s a pale purple and it’s great. 

4.         I love social justice and community outreach initiatives such as Fair Trade.

5.         I am HUGE environmentalist. Hand in hand, I am very down to earth person.

6.         Ask me why I am a fashion major and I will explain to you the concept of Fast Fashion and materialism. *PLEASE don’t ask me for fashion advice or the latest trends because I’m not about that. 

7.         In the future, I hope to work in developing businesses focused on creating ethical jobs to those most disadvantaged, such as third world workers that do not have access to decent working conditions, education or treated humanely. 

8.         I am dreamy realist, which means I love making and strategizing plans but soon get lost in daydreams once the plan has been established.

9.         I have a dry sense of humor, and it’s lovely.

10.       I ran out of facts but here you are reading this.

That is all for now!

Signing off,


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A Poem

Thoughts during a Study Break
By: Rodolfo Perez

The cold, brisk air fills my lungs,
And I find its chilly essence so refreshing.
Much better than the warm, stale kind I was breathing,
Just a few moments ago.
I stand, facing the main residence hall,
The lights on in most rooms.
Rooms filled with minds,
Some great, others mediocre,
All worried about one thing.
I too, worry about the same.
The Future.
Suddenly, the air is not so refreshing, and my brow begins to twitch.
My long, relaxed breathing is now torpid,
And tired.
I do the one activity I was supposed to be taking a break from.
My brow is now not the only thing twitching,
And although I am out in the open,
I suddenly feel trapped.
I close my eyes, in an effort to clear my mind,
But it’s too late.
I am aware once again.
I turn back to face the library, and I make my way back to my study-place.
Another break over.

Monday, November 13, 2017

I Have The Strangest Ideas For a Play (UPDATE #22)

Hello everyone and welcome to yet another edition of Me Talking. Gee, college is a weird place. It may be the most stressful, amusing place I’ve ever been. Like, one moment you’re enjoying your time just lounging about, playing pool, having coffee, or studying blissfully in a quiet library, then the next thing you know, you’re 3 weeks behind in all of your classes, and realizing you haven’t eaten anything all day and it’s 2 AM so it’s technically not even the same day anymore. In terms of your social activity, you’re constantly balancing out your day into a “to go out, or not to go out?” situation. That’s not even the hardest part for me. The hardest part is when you do decide to go out, say perhaps, you want to take a break from your studies, and you can’t decide what it is you’re supposed to do. It’s here I find myself making the most mistakes. I always think in one of two ways when I have a conversation. One way is to not say too much for the sake of not taking too much time, and the other is to give as much to the conversation as I can. Either way, I always somehow end up doing the wrong thing. It’s a very complex thing, college is, but I like to think it’s important to talk to people, otherwise you’ll just be some nobody who ends up talking to themselves all the time. Next thing you know they’re writing their thoughts online for everyone to hear, but no one to answer, and no one wants to be that loser right? Right?