• Amanda Vanderbeek

    Amanda Vanderbeek

    Class of 2012
    Ely, MN
    Elementary education

    Amanda's Bio:
    I grew up in the Twin Cities, but now live up in Ely, MN near the BWCA, where my family has been for the last 7 years. I have three brothers, who I adore, and I enjoy fishing, playing basketball, and rough housing with them whenever I can. My mom has been a daycare provider since I was born, which served as inspiration for me to pursue a degree in Elementary education. I also love to paint, draw, and DANCE! I have been dancing for twenty years and am a dance instructor in Superior, WI....I can't imagine a life without it!

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    Aurora, CO
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    East Bethel, MN
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    San Salvador, El Salvador
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    Health Information Management, CIS minor

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    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

Hospitals Make Me Infinitely Tired…

A wonderful blessing was given to my family this weekend.  Yesterday, my sister-in-law gave birth to perhaps the most beautiful baby ever, and it was truly amazing to be able to be there for it.  However, today I am dying of sleepiness.  I stayed at the hospital until about 5 in the morning, and the most comfortable furniture that was available to me to “sleep” in was a reclining chair with wooden arms (that literally dug into my sides as I tried to awkwardly catch some Zs).  I only wish that the visitors at hospitals could receive the same pillows as the person be aided! haha  Needless to say, I got about four hours of sleep in the last two days, and feel as though I will want to do little else for the next week.  However, this is impossible, since finals are right around the corner.  What’s a girl to do?

1. Amp up on caffeine and try to study anyways.  This is option number one (and probably what I will at least attempt to do).  Coffee, mountain dew, and energy drinks will most likely be the prime avenue for me making it through the next few days.  However, there is always the chance that I will not succeed.  This brings me to the next option.

2. Sleep and study alternation.  I could sleep briefly (for one or two hours at a time), wake up to study the material on my finals, then go back to sleep.  Repeat scenario as needed.  This could end up throwing off my healthy sleep schedule, though, overtime.  Another option?

3. Sleep and prayer.  This option simply involves crashing normally and making up for my lost sleep, then praying fervently that I will somehow magically know the material.  I must admit this is rather appealing. 

4. Chocolate.  Chocolate makes everything seem better.  No further questions.

After studying the options…I will most likely go with a combination of them all!  Time to get to work.

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