Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
I'm a senior. It's really hitting me today. This time next year, I don't know exactly where I'll be. Crazy nervous/excited/scared shitless about this fact. I'm trying to have as much fun as possible. Class is really kind of cramping my style. I've spent the last 3+ weeks hanging out with two different (but equally amazing) groups of guys, along with a couple sorority sisters. We don't hang out on weekends, hardly ever. It's a weekday thing for us (which is making class difficult to get up for.) Factor in that 3 a.m. is one of the few times of the day I have time to myself, and I completely understand why I WILL NOT be trained by the time my race comes around. I think it's totally okay for me to try to live it up while I still have little-to-no responsibilites :) I LOVE HANGING OUT WITH THESE GUYS! It kind of reminds me of the carefree ease of high school, only better. At one house in particular (CACA house--the 4 tenants' names all start with C and A), we build a fire and sit around and talk and play never have I ever. It's better than high school because there are no drunken fights, and everyone is genuinely having a good time. (ps, I LOVE fall, so the smell of bonfires is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE)
**ps, I forgot to mention in my last post that I will be running the Tulsa Route 66 Half Marathon November 21.
My best friend is going to be in Norman Nov. 18. I'm so excited I could probably pee my pants if I thought about it. She was my big sister in the sorority (so cliche, I know), and she graduated this past May. She now works for the Arizona Diamondbacks (how cool is that?!) as an inside sales rep. I'm sad she's visiting the same weekend as the half, because that means I only see her when I pick her up from the airport, and part of Friday. I miss her something fierce. I will probably cry when I see her, it's been too damn long since I've seen her. I do like that she and I have become legit pen pals though (maybe I'm beginning to like writing again?).
Ok, so I have a quote that says something to me personally on my page now, and I want to know, what is a quote you, as my reader, appreciates?
(I think I decided tonight that I wanted to end each post with a question.)
sorry if this rambled, it IS almost 3:30 a.m. [and I'm not up from a night out either, I'm just a night owl]
Thursday, October 28, 2010
When I first created my blog, I was frustrated with an unrequited high school love. I would sit on here day after day and complain about how much I cared for him and I felt like I wasn't getting the same kind of feelings back from him. Basically, it was unnecessary high school drama that I let follow me to college.
Since then, I have become a much more positive person in general, and I'm probably one of the happiest people you'll meet. I decided that maybe if I changed the way things looked on my page, I might actually want to blog on an almost daily basis. (I say this now, and then will probably come up with some excuse tomorrow as to why I didn't get on here.)
Please bear with me. Some things may sound so juvenile, but I still participate in juvenile activities since I'm technically not a fully responsible adult just yet and am trying to enjoy my last two semesters in college before I have to take on a little bit more responsibility.
Here's a little update on where my life is now, and where I want it to go in the near (and distant) future (in case we haven't spoken in a while):
- I am in my second to last semester at the University of Oklahoma. I will graduate in May with a Bachelor's of Science in Health and Exercise Sciences. I've got the worst senioritis in the world
- I am a member of two Greek organizations, one through Panhellenic Council, and the other is a co-ed service fraternity. Through these organizations, I have met some amazing people and can honestly call a bunch of them my best friends
- I don't keep in touch with very many people from high school. When you're in college and in a college town, things are so different from friends who never had this experience. I'm not rude to them, they just don't know the every day details of my life like my friends at school do.
- Once I graduate, I will be taking one of two, possibly three routes:
- I will be applying to be a leadership consultant for my Panhellenic sorority. This is a year-long commitment that I get excited about every tim I think about it!
- I will be going back home and taking 2-3 classes at a local community college. From there,I will apply to the OU nursing program to begin in June/July 2012. I want to go through the accelrated BSN (Bachelor's of Science in Nursing) program. [yes, I will have 2 Bachelor's degrees if I go this route.]
- I will be applying to Teach for America and hope I get in. From there, I will wait to see where I am sent. This would beinteresting to me because it is kind of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do good for others. I would be basically living completely on my own in a different place than where I already know. So exciting to me!
- After all this living, I eventually would like to pack up everything and move to London for a few years. I visited London about 5 years ago, and fell in love. I can't wait to get back!
- After London, I'd FINALLY be ready to settle down. I'm not quite sure if a marriage is in my future or not yet, but I definitely know I want to adopt children if it isn't.
All of these are pretty selfish goals, but somewhere in the past few years, I've discovered that I need to do things to make ME happy, and every single one of these would do just that. If I find someone who is fantastic enough to share these things that make me happy, then I wouldn't hesitate to get married. But until then, I don't really want to waste anyone's time.
Hope you enjoyed my first post back!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
I come from a small family of four, but that's only my immediate family. I spend SO MUCH time with members of my extended family, and sometimes I forget the little rugrats are my cousins and not my sisters. I have two brothers who are my friends. Even though we fight sometimes, I love them dearly and want what is best for the both of them. My mother raised us as a single mother for a majority of my life.
In my house when I'm not in Norman, there are six of us living together. It can get crowded and we butt heads, but in everything, we are still a family.
I believe in God. I may not show it through all of my posting, but it is something I was raised on and still believe in. I neglect it a lot more than I used to, but I have my beliefs and always try to stick to what I believe. I was raised as a Southern Baptist, and now that I'm 23, I don't necessarily believe that you have to have a religion to be a spiritual being. However, I still associate with my home church and still claim to be a Southern Baptist.
I am probably one of the most passionate people you meet. It can be my downfall sometimes, as I tend to put a lot of time and energy into some things that are not always healthy for me. As I've gotten older, I have realized that these are some of the things I'm most passionate about:
- family. every single family member. No matter how much we argue, they will always be my rock.
- my schools. I'm a lover of both Sperry Pirates and OU Sooners. Don't talk smack about either and I won't present an argument :)
- friends. I invest so much time and energy into the people I call my best friends that I've gotten hurt in the past. It doesn't stop me from trying to see the beauty in it all
- books. I love reading, A LOT. I love recommendations from people, and love to discuss things we found within the book itself.
- learning. I never want to graduate, so long as I can take classes that I find interesting, and not necessarily classes within my major anymore. The classes are starting to get redundant.
- laughing. I love to laugh. I love laughing with friends. I love laughing so much I can't breathe.
- loving. I love everything about the idea of love, and I love showing that emotion to those closest to me. There's no greater feeling than loving someone and knowing you are loved in return.
- pictures. I believe you can never take too many, as pictures capture a moment, scenery, and friend in time. Too soon things change and I love looking back on the things I wanted to remember forever.
On my profile page, you will read this:
"20-something female who finds joy in the little things in life. I love to love, and I love to laugh. And I have an unhealthy obsession with Love Actually. Adjectives to describe me: female. sister. daughter. brother. runner. lover. friend. college student. pirate. SOONER. :)"
- 20-something female: I am 23 years young
- who finds joy in the little things in life.: It took me a long time to be truly happy, and I got a tattoo to remind myself that everything can be beautiful. It is a tattoo of the word "aiukli" across the top of my left foot. "aiukli" means beautiful in my Native Language, Choctaw. If you ever see it in person, remember what it says, and don't think it says "ankle," because it's on my foot and that is silly.
- I love to love,: I think I touched on that pretty well above.
- and I love to laugh.: Again, see above.
- And I have an unhealthy obsession with Love Actually.: If you haven't seen this movie, you need to do so now. It shows all the different aspects of love, and it is a beautiful movie. It's definitely my favorite feel-good chick flick.
- Adjectives to describe me: female.: I am a girl. I have my tomboy moments, but I love getting dressed up and feeling like a girl.
- sister.: This is in two ways. I am a sister to two of the most amazing brothers a girl could ask for. They're younger than I am and I love them too much. I am also a sorority sister, and have met some amazing women whom I call my friends, confidants, and sisters. I never thought I would have sisters.
- daughter.: I love my momma more than words can say. She irritates me to no extent sometimes, but she is my mother and she sacrificed a lot while we were growing up to make our lives better.
- brother.: I promise I'm not crazy! I am a member of Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service fraternity. We pride ourselves on living to the three cardinal principles, Leadership, Friendship, and Service. Because it is co-ed, we are all brothers.
- runner.: I recently became a distance runner, with the completion of my first half marathon. When I was in high school, I hated running because it was punishment. Once I got to college and had to learn how to exercise on my own, I realized how much I loved everything about running. It is my mental escape and relaxation.
- lover.: I'm a lover of many things, as you can read throughout this entire about me page. Some other things include: purple, TOMS, Converse, plaid, meeting new people, college football, text messaging, and random texts from random friends that brighten my day
- friend.: To have friends, you must first be a friend. I pride myself in working every day to show my closest friends just how much I love and appreciate them. They get me through some rough times.
- college student.: As I said before, I am a college student. I live on a college student's budget, and I do without. But in the long run, an education is one of the most valuable things I will ever invest in.
- pirate.: Before I was a Sooner, I was a pirate. And I will forever love the colors of orange and black together with a pirate logo. I take pride in the fact that I am an alumnus of Howard W. Brooks High School. The teachers there also helped shape me into the person I was to become.
- SOONER. :) : I am a Sooner. I have met so many people and learned the most while attending The University of Oklahoma. Being a Sooner (and college student) has molded me into everything I have wanted to become, and without this place, I would probably still be writing blog posts to gain sympathy.