Yesterday, after about 11 months of participation at CollegeNet I
finally became a graduate. I was motivated and determined to reach this
goal which will help to pay for college tuition and make my life easier.
I would like to thank CollegeNet for this opportunity, and most
importantly, to all the candidates and participants, because I have
learnt so much from all of you by reading your forums and learning about
American life and culture.
Stay motivated and consistent and you will become a graduate in no time!
Thank you again for everyone, as I will continue to log in sometimes and
still vote for you.
I like long drives if I am going with good friends and fun company to be
around. In that case, we would have great and meaningful conversations,
play the games in the car, listen and sing the songs and make each other
laugh. If you go with right people, the long drive will not seem as long anymore.
If I traveled alone, it would be different, I once rode a bus from
Germany to Lithuania which was 14 hours. I was so bored and my legs were
hurting, I didn’t know anybody and just couldn’t wait to get
None of that would've happened if I traveled with a good friend and we
could find things to do while traveling. If you travel on a long road
trip and you are bored, I would suggest putting some music on, bring
some great books or just look outside at the nature and different sceneries.
I actually never used dishwasher in my life. I washed dishes only with
hands. In my country we don’t have dishwashers at home, it’s
not popular at home and probably very expensive to buy. I like washing
dishes with hands and I do not consider ever using a dishwasher.
I believe that it’s unnecessary item and probably uses a lot of
water. If I wash with hands, I am certain that the dishes will be clean.
I am not sure how the dishwasher machine works and what kind of
chemicals it used to clean the dishes. I like natural soaps and they
clean as good.
I also heard that dishwashers break very easily. My friends are
constantly complaining that they dishwashers doesn't work. It's not a
problem if you wash it with hands, and I'm sure that it's saves money
To me - home is the place which is surrounded by the people that you
love. This can be your family, significant other and dear friends that
makes you feel great to be around. Location doesn’t matter to me
that much. I could live in Europe, USA or anywhere else, but people
around me matter the most. If I have great people around and share
beautiful memories together, this is what I call - home.
If I lived in the most beautiful place in the world, which has
spectacular landscape, but no family and people that I love, I would not
like to be there, because my home is my family.
I am an introvert. Although I love talking to people sometimes, if I
spent too much time around crowd that I don’t really know, it
exhausts me so much. I don’t like going to parties or events with
a lot of unfamiliar people. After such events, it takes a lot of time
for me to recover. I become so tired after all that talking and being
nervous so that I stay for the next few days on my own. I am a very
reserved person and I would only open up to a few people.
I can’t be open with everyone I meet because I have been hurt
before. I like having a few friends who makes me feel very comfortable
to be around.
I wish that I could be somewhere in the middle between extrovert and
introvert, which would open me up for more conversations and
opportunities to make new friends, which is very difficult.
Since I was a teenager I met a lot of people who were doing business. I
would talk to them often and got so inspired by them and decided to
study business myself. I think that my major is very broad and I could
work in many different organizations.
Every field requires some type of business skills. I don’t want to
be limited only to one field, if I don’t succeed in one field, I
would move to another and business degree would allow me to do that. I
also enjoy learning about how companies work, how to start business,
basic finances and what is going on in the world’s economy.
I am third year in college and still very enjoying studying it. Everyday
I learn something new and it’s very exciting to learn from very
knowledgeable people. Maybe one day in my life I will start a business
myself - non profit organization that helps people and animals. I
believe that choosing to study this field was one of the best decisions
that I ever made.
Do you have a story about your name? How and why your parents chose the
name that you have today? Does it have a special meaning? Maybe your
family named you after someone else in the family?
When it came to the name registration, my father was so excited when I
was born, to the point where he forgot to put the name that my both
parents originally chosen. He went to registration office and registered
my name as Kristina by mistake, even though they originally planned to
give me the name - Jurate.
If I could get myself one quality without having to put any effort into
it, it would be strength and the ability to deal well with stress. In
the last few years, I have struggled with a lot of stress and anxiety,
sometimes it would turn into panic attacks, which I could hardly
control. My mind went completely negative, and I even felt sick from
stress. I realized that I don’t have that strength that I used to
have before. I am not able to cope with difficult situations and always
get very stressed even over the smallest things.
I wish that I could learn how to relax, enjoy this life while being able
to deal well with stressful situations, think positively and don’t
think too much about past or the future. Gaining strength physically and
spiritually would help to make my life more meaningful and happier.
I would choose 10 more years to live rather than 1 million dollars. I
think that the time is precious and there is a lot that we can
experience in our lives. For me all that matters is my family. I want
them to be happy and healthy and I would like to share beautiful moments
with them and other people that I love. I was never very motivated to do
things only for money, I could easily live without 1 million dollars,
but have 10 years of life and share it with amazing people around me.
Memories matter to me, rather than money. The time is the most expensive
thing that we can’t buy. I don’t need a lot of money to be
happy. I would like to keep myself healthy and happy and enjoy this
world. If I could add 10 years into my life, this would be the best gift
that I could ever receive!
I am not a visual learner. For me listening is more important that
seeing things. I would memorize things better if I listen rather than
see. But, of course, the combination of seeing and listening would work
the best for me. It is very important on who the speaker is, if I have a
hard time understanding him or her, or maybe they are very boring, it
would be difficult to memorize the speech, but I had a chance to enjoy a
lot of great speeches from a lot of professors in my school, and learnt
a lot from them - their tone of language, enthusiasm, the overall
feeling of the environment makes the best learning experience for me. I
could close my eyes, but feeling the passion and willingness to help the
students would work even without visually seeing it.
I have done a test whether I am visual, auditory or kinesthetic. I
scored the lowest on visual, and most on kinesthetic - which is
feelings, and second is auditory - listening to sounds.