Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Waiting Game

I will be honest. Right now I am doing nothing for organizing the Capture the Flag for Cancer game. Lets be honest, nobody wants to play a CTF game while it is snowing and freezing outside. That is the reason my Athletic Director for my school told me to come see him again in February to organize the fundraiser. I really hope all goes well so we can make a difference. So yes I am doing nothing but waiting. The waiting game I like to call it.

Just for the purpose, lets pretend it is February now and I decide to talk to my director. I am predicting he will give me a date and a location obviously. March is the planned date. Then from that point on, the table turns towards me. I need to organize a team, get referees, equipment, and the spirit of defeating cancer. If all goes well, a good amount of money will be raised. Hey, cancer could be cured with this money. But for now, we wait.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

20 Time Recently

If their are others like me, such as yourself, and you want to make a change in the world (like for myself I want to prevent cancer), boy do I have some helpful information for you. I learned that you must have a minimum of eleven years of education to become any sort of doctor. With the education and skills you acquired you can use those skills to have an affect on your passion. For example, an anesthesiologist studies anesthesiology in those eleven years obviously. The anesthesiologist uses his highly talented skills with anesthesia, so doctors can perform a cancer surgery perhaps. The research I conducted can help you with your passion.

Lately I completed a rough draft essay about an anesthesiologist. This essay was about, what is an anesthesiologist, what is their purpose, education needed, salary, and etc. My goals for this project was for me to become a better writer, and a problem solver. To complete my goal of becoming a better writer I do blog posts almost every week, and I write essays about my passion or my future career. To complete my goals of becoming an advanced problem solver I just use my brain to imagine how to work around the problem. I will be able to achieve my goals.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

A Doctor Career

So, as you guys already know, my passion is to cure cancer. Strange passion, huh? However, there is a field for this. A medical field. In this field, they have the path to become a doctor. This is the professional opportunity for me to pursue my passion. Due to this, I conducted some research about becoming a doctor.

The things I learned fascinated me, sadly, there were some things I weren't so proud of. It takes eleven years for one to become a doctor. The minimum is you need a Bachelor's degree, four years in Medical school, and you need at least three years in an internship/ residency program. Some of you may be baffled right now. Some of you could care less about the eleven years. I could also care less about the eleven years. Why? Doctors have a huge salary. A pediatrician gets paid the least, at $156,000. So, just imagine the highest paying doctor.

Although I did not enjoy the eleven years to become a doctor, it is worth it. I really enjoyed the salaries. I hope I don't see you in the ER in eleven years!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Never Give Up!

I have learned a very important lesson from this project so far, never give up! The creation of this was because I experienced many challenges, and if I gave up right when I met these problems, I would not be where I am today. Never give up if you want to achieve your goals. I will keep this fact in my head. Perseverance will help me throughout this project.

There is one major time, where I show my perseverance. I had to talk to our Athletic Director to see if I could use one of our fields for capture the flag. All of my friends told me there plan could not be held because of liability issues. This concerned me. However, I still scheduled an appointment with our director. And, luckily, there were no issues with my idea and he said I will be able to hold this event.

Never giving up can help me in the real world. Lets say you failed your math test and your final grade needs to be an A, I know a solution. First of all, don't stop there. Keep working to improve your grade. Also, lets say you go to a job interview, and they decide not to take you, then maybe you should try again in a few years. In those few years improve your resume, and they will take you. Don't give up! Perseverance is key!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Pitch Day

The Pith Day Presentation on Friday went very well. I dressed nice, and I was confident. A total of four people visited me, and heard my idea. All four presentations went well, except the very first one I gave (there were minor flaws). My first presentation was to a gentleman who wasn't very engaged on what I was doing. He didn't seem happy to be there, and it made me depressed. This depression caused me to create mistakes. I forgot to transition the slides so he could follow along. Also, I asked a rhetorical question, and he answered it. It was a bit awkward, but I moved along.
The other three presentations were fantastic. I spoke well, clearly delivered my facts and ideas, and cracked some jokes as well. Those audiences complimented my excellent speaking, and stated I clearly expounded my ideas! One kind gentleman even told me I'm going to turn out to be a success. I was beyond ecstatic when I heard this. My determination grew, and it encouraged me a lot. Pitch day was great.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Real World

I know that when you work in the real world, you need common sense, and smart techniques. You need to be able to achieve any task, that comes along, with your abilities you acquired. Doing this 20 Time project I experienced real life problems, and I used my skills, to overcome this. In the real world you face many problems, and somehow you have to maneuver around it, so you can achieve your goal. The St. Jude donation number was invalid. It stated "this call cannot be completed." So, I had to compromise. I decided to locate  their e-mail, and then contact them through that. Problem solving happens in the real world.

These experiences enhanced my problem solving, critical thinking, and life skills. If there is a problem, I think about what I have to do to solve the conflict. During my project I use critical thinking. I need to make sure I get the right information and ask for the right information. Contacting an organization, is a life skill. This involves communication, confidence, and etc. This project helped me expand in all of these categories.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Contacting

Well, I want on to St. Jude's website, and I found their donation number. I called, this number, and the call was stated that it can not be completed. So I decided to e-mail them. I had to keep it short because their was a 500 character limit. This is what I said:
My name is ~~~. I'm a freshman at ~~~~. I had the idea to organize a "Capture the Flag for Cancer" activity, and then donate the funds to St. Jude. 'll try to cut this to the point, what do you guys think about this idea? If it falls through, what can I do to still donate money to help you continue your research? I'm planning to continue to exchange e-mails with you as I move along with this process. Please reply at ~.
Thanks a lot, ~~
I learned a lot from this experience. I learned that sometimes you will run into a problem, and you will need to learn how to move around it. There phone number did not work so I had to find their e-mail, and then mail them. My next step is to wait for their response.