Wednesday, December 29, 2010
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Wednesday, December 8, 2010
But like the title says: on the plus side I have gotten some stuff done...so much more to do, but still i have made a dent. I looked in the mirror today and didn't find one thing wrong. I'm excited for Christmas. I have decided until then I will track down and hang out with as many people as possible. I'm lookin up and I'm gonna try to be fearless. I am strong and I am free to go out and do what I please...why would I waste that. So I am turning over a new leaf. I have so much to deal with but I am going to make time for me, I have to or time is just gonna fly by. I want to have memories and fun times, not be bogged down with work all the time. So here's to a breath of fresh, cold air :)
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
The story that really hit me was this:
To the girl at the gym who said she wouldn't get a prom date because she was too "fat":
My friends and I were lifting weights nearby to try to impress you. Don't ever think that all guys see is your weight. We thought you were gorgeous.
The fact that you will realize that one day GMH.
I have felt over weight most of my life and it has been hard for me to look in the mirror some days. This story meant a lot to me, cuz that means there is hope for me. I will never be a Barbie. I will never be skinny, but I have a heart of gold and an amazing personality. Maybe one day someone will find that attractive enough to over look my waist size and if you are that guy please say something. If you don't we may never know how loved we really are.
With that said this site is amazing and all the stories shared give me hope. Smile! Be hopefully! Share the love!!
Monday, December 6, 2010
I Pick Them Good
I think back on all my heartache,
I wonder what went wrong.
Feeling like a tired verse,
In an outdated song.
I think about their faces,
And how they swept me off my feet.
Yet they all ended up dropping me,
Really hard on cold concrete.
My life has been like a broken record,
Spinning round and round.
I try to pick the guys who are different,
Yet I always feel so bound.
Bound by the laws of attraction I guess,
These feelings deep inside.
These guys seem so perfect,
Yet they have so much that they hide.
They have great personalities,
They know just what to say.
But yet what they have put me through,
Would make any girl run away.
There seems to be a pattern,
Though I would hate to admit.
The guys I end up falling for,
Hurt me bit by bit.
It hurts so much,
Cuz I love them so.
But yet they don't feel the same,
Because they let me go.
I guess I should've seen it coming,
Like any girl would.
But what can I say,
I pick them good.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
TIP: At Walmart.com you can make your own photo blanket that you can decorate with a collage of photos. It isn't really cheap, but I was assured that $85 blanket is doable by my mother as an overall Christmas gift from our family. It is just personal enough that you can't really go wrong.
In the meantime I am trying to figure out what to get some of my friends for Christmas gifts so if you have any kewl inexpensive ideas leave me a comment!
I have also been working on my reading. I have so many children's books to read for my Intro to Children's Literature class I don't know where to start. Most are not very long, but I still have a lot of other things to do such as cleaning my house for Christmas and shopping. I am not expecting too many gifts this Christmas because I got many of my gifts early. My GPS was probably my most wanted and needed gift so I can find my way places without freaking out and getting lost. Traveling this summer is finally doable!!!
Check out my new page at the top: About Me...you might learn something about me you don't already know :)
Thursday, December 2, 2010
- Stay on Course, If you are going to a store for one sale item, just get that item!
- If you see something you like, leave it... and if you can't get you mind off it the next day go buy it!
- Don't go crazy buying for others. Try and make a list or budget how much you want to spend on people. I personally like fun/funny gifts because it gives you a gift in return, a smile or laugh from that person.
- Never look down on homemade gifts. Taking time out of your busy life to knit a scarf, draw a picture, or make a Cd for someone is unique and heartfelt.
- When all else fails gift cards are great!
I know I personally want to go back out and buy a sweater I can't get out of my head. It is something I need right now since the first snow hit the other day. I personally hate the cold and for that reason I am not a fan of snow, but I do admire the beauty. There is something about this time of year that makes me like the snow and the lights, especially when we put up the Christmas Tree. Call it the Merry disease, but I catch it every year. I love baking cookies and cakes till I bleed sugar. I think a huge problem is that people get so caught up with making things perfect that they forget what Christmas is about. I know my family is guilty of that, but stress overwhelms people.
Kewl Fact: I suggest buying things online...I know many people do, but if you do research and get coupons often prices can be cheaper. Remember though sometimes it can be more with shipping and haddling so do research. I might have gotten some of my books cheaper if I just went to the book store, because I had $3.99 shipping charge.
Another Note: I have added a banner to a new site dedicated to fashion called Lookville. Check it out!!!
Monday, November 22, 2010
Not to say I haven't struggled this term, but I know I will come back stronger then ever. The great thing about college is understanding that every bad consequence is a lesson learned. We live and we learn. Going with the punches is part of being an adult, when things change you have to figure out the best way to live with it.
I have decided to add tips, other people's thoughts and opinions, and fun stuff to the blog. I mean not everyone wants to read about my soap opera of a life. I have also added a poll to find out what people want to read to answer that on the right side of the screen. Also, don't be afraid to leave comments and let me know what you want to read, give me your opinion on something, or even ask me a question!!!
- Plan out finals week so you spend the right amount of time on everything.
- Work in an environment that isn't distracting. I myself have a problem with this one because I am the distraction in my environment :P
- Always make time to say goodbye to friends, after all they are the people you hang out with the most while you are at college.
As for my "Kewl" item: Master Stir Fry is a restaurant that was recently opened near my college, probably one of the best Chinese buffets I have been to. It has everything and yet it is still very cheap, especially for lunch (only $5.99...I know right). It has lots of options and is really yummy if you are hungry. Run Don't Walk!!!! Go Now!!!!!!!!!!! LOL
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
In other news I'm working on a magazine spread for Graphic Design. It is looking nice so far and I'm having fun...even though half the time I don't know what I am doing. I'm excited to help out 2morrow at the Preschools Halloween party!!! I have also picked my classes for next term and I am hoping I don't get closed out. I am hopefully declaring my major shortly so everything should be alright, but you never know. I am a very boring person beyond that sadly. I am still busy and running around, maybe I will have more exciting news to come. Here's Hoping!
Monday, October 11, 2010
In other news I am running on straight sugar I think because I was up all night writing a paper. I hope it came out ok, but I won't know for a while. In the meantime I have so many mini-personal projects to get done as well as homework I had to put off because of the paper. I have dance tonight and Alpha Sigma Alpha stuff, so much to do so little time. At least I don't really have a paper due till tues :/
Honestly if I didn't have volunteering at the preschool I would go insane. It really is the calming points in my week, crazy that 3 year olds can do that but they really make me smile and appreciate the small things. Another busy week but I will survive...as long as I get sleep!!!
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
In other news: Might go vegetarian...kinda failed at it last year, but I feel like if I slowly move towards it won't be so bad. So I am slowly cutting out meat and have been thinking of other options. Another goal of mine is to try most of the cereals at the Caf. I have the ability to try them and maybe I will find some I like more then Cinnamon Toast Crunch...probably not. I might go work at the garden tomorrow, which in all honesty I am kinda excited about. I also really want to go to Cornucopia and buy some food. After trying some of the cookies at the KARES meeting I really would like a box of my own....lol. I know I am not a super green person, but i want to learn and I am trying. Also, I will start volunteering next week at the preschool which is exciting and nerve recking all at once. My hope is that it goes well :/
Today I have just been going to class. I got paid today which is nice. It pretty much covered the clothes I bought myself for my birthday. I got a little homework done. Later I might go to Target to get a few things and just walk around...now I sound like my father...lol. Any who it might be a tame night after all. I am sure there are parties and stuff going on that I may or may not attend. I will just have to feel it out.
That's all for now, back to my loathsome paper.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
The day started out like any other...two crazy suite mates to happy to go to bed being random in my room, but I love them dearly. Let the record show they were the first to tell me happy birthday today. Then this randomness was followed by an assortment of 8 or so ex-Raubers in my room singing me happy birthday and asking me to blow out candles that were not lit. I did so and ate the brownies that laid below them. I LOVE my random friends and was happily shocked that they would all come over to do this for me. It really meant a lot and I swear I was going to cry. I got cards from family on this historic day as well as a lovely set of speakers by my dear friend Abe. Justin got me a card and a beautiful pair of earrings. David made me sculpture, while my lovely Ruby Claudia made me a cake! Everyone else gave me...i am gonna be corny...the gift of friendship, which is the best gift of all....lots of corny...lol. I love every single gift no matter how small and I can't explain how amazing it feels to just know people care.
As for the day i went to class and slowly nodded off...not on purpose it just kinda happened and i feel terrible about it. The teacher just rambled on and he talked about the same stuff over and over again. Anyways I went to work which was pretty easy and then enjoyed some down time. I showed my graphic design project to the TA of my class who seemed to think it was alright and around 9pm I went to dance. Dance News...I am doing Hip hop...Excited!!!!....that is all. LOL
I am so close to Friday I can taste it. I can't wait til it is here. In the mean time I am gonna do some reading, watch tv, and maybe order a pizza. Night All!!! Thanks Again!!!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Beyond that I am trying to maintain my sanity and get stuff done. Homework is clearly top priority, but I have things with clubs and my sorority that sometimes make me feel overwhelmed. I haven't drowned yet, nor do I plan on it. I am sooooooo excited to see my parents on parents weekend in two weeks!!!!! I miss them so much and not to mention I need stuff...lol Regardless I can't wait to have a break and sit and eat with my family and get my head out of the Knox water that continues to get higher as time goes on. I have gotten one card from my grandmother and it was a great reminder that people at home miss me and still care. I know its just another reminder to do my best and that I am here at Knox for a reason. I have to succeed here...there is no other reality.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday was homework day followed by a soroity meeting. I am happy to say that it went well but I still feel pretty lost since I am not a full member yet and I don't know everything that I feel I am suppose to. I am the type a person that will do what I need to if I know what that is. I am just trying to go with the flow till then.
Today was just doing homework, went to class, and have began to work on my to do list. I have a lot a little things to do that will keep me busy, but im sure it will get done. Still working on my life and figuring stuff out...not to mention I am excited for my Birthday in 2 days!!!!!
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Today has been going alright. I have been trying to get some work done and figure out my theme for my collage I am working on tonight. I have ideas, but I don't know if they are good enough. I also am nervous because I feel pressure to turn out something great and I want to do well...this is art after all and I love art. I have to get well so I can party this weekend and really relax. Here is hoping!!!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
On a different note, I had a talk with a friend last night and came to a few realizations. 1.Nothing is truely perfect, even if it seems to be so. 2. The person you are ment to be with is never perfect. 3. Mistakes will happen until you grow and learn from them. 4.You might not know something is a mistake until later when looking back. 5. Even though you might not get what you want right now, your reward might be in the future. Here is hoping!!!
Monday, September 13, 2010
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Sunday, April 11, 2010
I have had a rough day if you count a deeply sad, early morning. I just feel so much pressure and beyond that I feel so alone. I tried to rely on a close friend, but in the end they were not there. If it wasn't for my boyfriend Justin I don't know where I would be or what I might have done.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Lesson 1: Sometimes a night out cures everything.
I had a rough day yesterday and after going out and letting go I feel free. I let all the stress of classes and life go and just had fun and laughed a whole lot. After doing that, though sometimes you may have side effects, I feel so much better today.
Lesson 2: Be careful of your feelings.
I had deep feelings for someone who has been very close to me for a long time and I just recently found out that his feelings were strong for me at one point but are now no longer. Its a painful realization, yet in some ways its I am releaved to know that I can free him of my thought for he doesn't care for me back...not saying it doesn't hurt and im gonna get over it quickly...just saying
Lesson 3: Enjoy sunny days...no story here JUST DO IT!!!!
Friday, April 9, 2010
The title of my blog is "Looking for Clarity: A College Girl's Story". I feel as though my journey here in college is one in which I am constantly looking for clarity. Clarity as to who I am and what I want in life, education, or even in my dinner choices. I'm not saying that once I finish college I will have all the answers, but after being in college for almost a full year now I know that I'm taking the steps to figure out these HUGE questions.
Here is what I have so far:
> What I want:
I want to graduate college in a major and minor I enjoy, I want to gain friends I can depend on, I want to walk away a strong individual who is not shy to speak up and believes in herself, I want to be happy in all that I do and even if something is hard or tiresome I want to know that there is a happy reason for me doing it in the first place, I want to make my family proud, I want to be active and be apart of more things at my college.
> What I think I want in education:
> Who I am:
I am a hard worker, good friend, blessed daughter, big sister, college student, commited dancer, animal lover, starving artist, & smiling girlfriend
What I'm hoping to do is let people in on my life, all the crazy, stressful, sad, depressing, funny, great times and you, the reader, can comment/ question anything you please...this is my truthful journey to clarity!!!