Karlee (54)

Karlee Rose_G_PSY315

  • 7.2 Transitions

    It was on this day that my life changed. I had just transferred to a deaf school from a mainstreamed one. Being in the mainstream, I was afraid to be different because I was already 'different' enough. However at the deaf school, I could finally stop conforming to other's beliefs and expectations. I truly became an individual as I started to focus on myself and said what I wanted to say and wore what I wanted to wear. This didn't happen when I left to college but the effect was just the same.
  • 7.3 Major Life Event

    I had cut my thumb and damaged my tendon and nerves.I became very depressed afterwards.For a long time, I couldn't cope with what happened to me.Finally, I realized I had to move on, I tuned in with my emotions and found meaning with what happened. Using the emotion-focused and meaning-focused coping mechanisms, I left the negative feelings behind and changed my view on life. These coping strageties really helped as I saw things in a better things in a better light and moved on.
  • 1.1 The Beginning

    1.1 The Beginning
    It was during the Chirstmas break that I reevaluated my life and lifestyle. I've noticed how my body would react so sensitively when it was phsyically exhausted. Mentally, I was just getting over two surgeries and sacrified a large portion of my social life. This also when I started to pay my own phone bill and gas for my car. A hard and very real realization hit me that I wasn't a teenager anymore.
  • 2.3 My Current Healthy Lifestyle

    2.3 My Current Healthy Lifestyle
    I believe I lead a somewhat healthy lifestyle. Although I should exercise more frequently and monitor my daily caloric intake. I already don't smoke and drink only socially. I admit I have a bit of sweet tooth and that runs in the family so I have a hard time resisting sweets. In the future, I will need to apply more sunscreen regardless where I live, and to avoid obesity: eat twice as healthy as I do now and do leisure activities that I would not consider as exercise (e.g. nature walks).
  • 7.1 Fowler

    Currently, I believe I am in Fowler's individuative-reflective stage. I think this way because I am now in a period where I am re-evulauating everything I have been taught and deciding how I should live my life the way I want to. Which choices will be right? If they are, will they be right by my own standards? I hope to get to the final stage, universalizing faith. I expect to live and learn through my mistakes and somehow shift my individuality values to universality values.
  • 4.1 Young Adult Role Transition

    In a matter of a few months, (I will be only 22), I hopefully will be leaving home for the first time to live on my own. Earning my own living to support myself is a huge step in life. I feel I will be more of an adult. I think 22 is not too young nor too old to be making this transition. I think this age has become the norm to actually leave home and begin to support yourself. My biological and social clocks will simintaneosly tick at a steady pace.
  • 6.4 Individualistic

    I think I wlll be appropriately in this stage at age 25. I will then have a better understanding of how the world works when I'm acutally in the working world. Although I could argue that I'm actually in it right now but I still do not 100% depend on only myself to provide shelter and food. I feel that at age 25, I will be 'settled' in and become comfortable with my mulitple roles such as being a girlfriend, a coworker, a tenant, and so on.
  • 6.1 My RIASEC type

    My test results have determned that I am a helping and organizing person and a thinker (SIC; Social, Investigative, and Conventional).I believe my personality traits matches the descriptions in the text: cooperative, helpful, ethical for S, orderly and self-controled for C, and independent, curious, and precise for I.I expect to begin my professional career at 28. Jobs relating to Computer Science and the medical field are what most fits my personality type.I am not interested in those fields.
  • 2.2 Genetic Limits

    2.2 Genetic Limits
    Whenever you have kids (for me, age 30), you will be offered an option to go live on a secluded island with your children and partner where the word 'stress' is unheard of. In a stress-free enviroment, your cell will continue to divide, preventing replicative senesence and preserving your telomeres in its length for as long as possible. You will not be allowed to engage in behaviors that promote or relief stress such as smoking and eating junk food. You may live long but it can be boring.
  • 4.2 Older Adult Role Transition.

    I believe I will be getting married on my grandmother's birthday at 35. If I do not have kids by then, then yes my biological clock will probably be nearly expired in that aspect but on the other hand, my social clock will be right on time. Nowadays, more and more people are getting married at a later age. And I personally feel at this age, there will be virtually no challenges because at 35, I will have my life in order. With the marital resources effect, my life will be even more in check.
  • 3.2 Working Memory

    At around 35, my memory will probably not hold as much as it could before. I probably will not remember all the things I needed to do that week, or forget what I learned in high school or college.My crystallized intelligence is affected. It will not significantly impact my (I)ADL,but I will have to work harder on my problem-solving skills and decision-making processes. I will need to constantly simulate my brain to keep things active to slow down the deteriotation of my crystallized intellgence.
  • 6.2 Super's Stages

    At 42, I will be in the Establishment stage. Since none of the jobs offered interests me, I know I will most likely be working with people. So at this age, I will be looking for potential promotions to futher secure my job placemen to get a pay increase to save more money for my children's college funds, my retirement, and so forth.
  • 2.1 Oxidative Damage

    2.1 Oxidative Damage
    At age 50, we need to radically change our diet; eating nothing but fruit and other foods rich in anxtiodiants. At this critical period, the release of free radicals slows down, but we can reverse this process by eating 10 to 15 cups of the same type of fruit a day for a week. For example, one week, we may only eat blueberries, and the next we can only eat strawberries and so forth. Being that fruit contains mostly water, our bodies will fatigue frequently but we will live longer.
  • 2.4 Potential Consequences of My Lifestyle

    2.4 Potential Consequences of My Lifestyle
    If I continue with my ways, then at age 50, I will be morbidly obese accompanied with diabetes and cardiovascular disease. My grandmother died at 64 from complications (diabetes, high blood pressure, etc) resulting from obesity. I come from a family that leads sedentary lifestyles and I don't want to be like them. Nothing that I do in my current lifestyle will lessen a risk of contracting a serious health issue in the future. This was really eye opening and convinced me to change it right now.
  • 6.3 Generativity

    At 60, I will become more interested in my children's lives. I will probably pester them to have kids because then I would be at ease, knowing that my blood line and legacy will live on. I will have to depend on my developing character to care. I expect to lessen my focus on myself and shift all energy and focus into my children to make sure they are capable of having kids.
  • 8.1 The End

    Karlee Rose Gruetzner has gone to sleep pernamently. She is survived by her three children: Lillian Rose, Andinilla, and Holden and ten grandchildren. Karlee Rose, a teacher of 40 years, have touched the lives of many students and they all are welcome to attend to her funeral on August 30. She is now finally at peace with her husband, Casey McCullough. Whereever they are,Karlee Rose’s lively spirit will always remain her greatest legacy as it lives on in the memories of those whom she loved most
  • 3.1 Prospective Memory

    At around 80 years old, I expect to be labeled 'forgetful' by my family members. I may forget little things like setting up a dentist's appointment or a grandchild's soccer game. That is a result of the decline in my fluid intelligence. To reinforce my 'forgetful' tendencies, I will need a little pad of paper and pen in my purse at all timess. I will then rely on my semantic memory and write notes and stick them on my bathroom mirror or on my steering wheel to 'remember' to do things.