Death of A Best Friend

19 Apr

Growing up I always had a traditional concept of what a best friend was. Someone who you spoke to all the time, had sleepovers, shared cloths and only talked to about your deepest darkest secrets. As I have grown, I have watched the concept of the best friend die. I have many friends who I admire, enjoy and secretly wish I could be like them.

For a while I struggled with the idea of having one best friend to now having many. I have accepted that at this point in my life there is no such thing as the best friend. Just many friends, who I enjoy different parts of my self with.

2014 in review

30 Dec

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 400 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

I am a business owner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9 Nov marykay

I just wanted to update my followers on all the new and exciting things that are going on in my life. I just became a new independent beauty consultant with Mary Kay. I am SUPER excited. I have been trying to start a business for a while but did not know what to start or how to go about it. It is very expensive and for someone who is still establishing themselves professionally, it can be hard to have the income to support a new business. I love makeup and all things beautiful so Mary Kay was the most perfect fit. I have gone on several appointments and it has been so fun getting to know people and their skin habits.  Please check out my page. and my facebook page


20 Sep


One of my goals is to expand my spheres of influence movement. I want to provide advice to people around my age and inspire people to be great through my own actions. Recently, had someone offer me the opportunity to write a blog geared to college students. It will give me the opportunity to develop my writing and learn to cultivate a more professional online following. I am really excited and hopefully this will lead to better opportunities to express myself.

How to know when to change roommates?

Samah Juana is currently a Customer Service Representative at a successful mortgage company. She holds B.S. in Management and minor in marketing from the University of New Haven. In her free time I enjoy writing, singing and going to church.

I would say almost every year of college I experienced roommate drama. I struggled to fit in with my roommates the first year. The second year, I lived off campus with people I did not really know or like. The second year, I had a roommate who thought she owned the room. The last year, I switched roommates, but lived with sophomores when I was a senior. Overall, living with others was not my strong suite. I would give myself an F+ in that area of college.

Living with others provided the opportunity to challenge myself as a person. My interpersonal skills developed and I did learn to have patience. In addition, I understood that my actions also affected others. Living with others I realized that having a roommate is not for me. Furthermore, l learned that I am not always a good roommate. I was messy and could be uptight. I had some good, but also bad experiences with my roommates. Here are some tips I wish someone would have given me before I headed off to college.  In this article, I will provide tips in knowing when to change roommates.

  1. You have spoken to the Resident Assistant, but things continue to get worse. I would not suggest going to a RA unless you feel like you need a third party and also trust the Resident Assistant. I remember the first week of school telling the Resident Assistant I needed to change rooms and my request was denied because school had just started. I knew very early on that my roommates and I would not get along. I trusted my intuition but my RA did not.
  1. You have spoken to your roommates and provide suggestions on how to improve the environment. However, changes either are not implemented or last for a brief period of time.
  1. Your roommate gossips about you behind your back and when you try to confront the person about the issue they refuses to acknowledge that there is a problem.
  1. You feel uncomfortable around your roommates and make a lot of effort not to be around. I use to spend hours in the library just to avoid interactions with my roommates.
  1. You feel depressed when you do not have any choice, but to interact with your roommate.

Unfortunately, changing roommates is not that easy. Many residential life offices on campus have policies in terms of changing roommates. Some the policies restrict when you can move and where, and the reasons why you want to move.  Freshman year you can’t really pick your roommates, but if you’re not able to move start looking for roommates for next year. Try clubs and friends that you have met during the year. Also look into single dorm rooms.  Apply for jobs where you can get your own room such as a Resident Assistant or President of the school. Having roommates can be a great opportunity to build long last friendships. However, if you find yourself not liking your roommates consider switching. College dormitories are so expensive that it is imperative to live with people that you like. I hope this article has helps and have a great year.


21 Jul MBA_tour_288x2883

I attended the MBA World Tour in NYC and I had a great time. I met a lot of schools that were great and people who were very inspiring. I found out about this event on Facebook and clicked on the link. On the website, I registered and provided my resume. I had several schools who were interested in meeting me. I met with several colleges and learned that there is a lot to obtaining an MBA or any advanced degree. It made me realize that I really need to do more research before I choose a school.  Overall, it was a really great event and I encourage people to attend events like these to get a better feel of what an advance degree can or can’t do for your career.


17 Jul MBA



I did got into one of the MBA programs that I applied to. However, I plan on deferring so that I may apply to other schools as well.



Samah Juana


5 Jul

Okay, so I am going back to school to fulfill a goal that I have had since I graduated college. It has been a tough to get to the point where I can even apply. I planned during my senior of college to go back to school two years after I graduated. However, the economy was really bad and finding a full-time job was very hard. I found a full-time job December of 2012 and finished getting all my recommendations from my supervisors. Business schools love working experience and recommendations from supervisors. I wanted to know make sure I had the best chance of getting in.

Recently, I had an interview for a MBA program. It was very exciting but I was happy that this application process was over. I spent three months just applying to one school. I have 3 more schools to go. I first need to ace my GMAT score which has been a challenge. I will be honest standardized testing is not my friend. I know that going to business school is the first step in creating the lifestyle and positive impact that I desire for myself.


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