Monday, January 16, 2012

3 Day Weekend!

Things I am grateful for (right this very second)

  1. Three day weekends. I love being able to sleep when I want and for however long I want, love being able to procrastinate homework until Monday without any consequences, love staying up late, love spending time to do nothing... I love it all. Well... until I try to go to bed by 11pm tonight... my body might have a hard time readjusting to my previous sleep schedule.
  2. Yellow flowers. A week ago Lucas got me a bouquet of all the yellow flowers... yellow just makes me so happy, especially when it is next to freezing outside.
  3. Friends, even when they are all the way in India.
  4. Blankets where one side is velvety and soft and the other side is fluffy and soft (aka, the blankets you get from COSTCO.)
  5. Healthy hair. My hair was getting so long, but I cut a few inches off of it. Now I have healthy medium length hair.
  6. Education. I love learning, and I love being able to learn skills that are applicable in the real world.
  7. Lucas. (I am about to get a little gushy here, so skip ahead to #8 if you want to skip the gush.) I absolutely love that boy. Why? Because I can be my absolute self around him. He also lets me put my freezing cold toes on his stomach to warm them up. THAT is true love, dear readers.
  8. My family. I am grateful for wonderful parents that raised me right, grateful for a set of siblings that couldn't be more different, and grateful for my little ones that I love more than anything in this world. :)
  9. My Savior.
  10. All the little things, like warm socks, hairspray, my new phone, nice carpet, boots, scarves, books, music, my guitar... all the little things that could make my list so much longer.
I could go on and on, but I do have homework to do that I have procrastinated this three day weekend. This blog is far from being awesome, but I want to get back into the habit of writing more than three times a semester.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Year!

Ok, I don't have a lot of time to commit to a blog today. So what we will do here is a quick and schnappy rundown of what my semester is going to look like!! and... here we go!

  1. I'm taking 16 credits, all classes for my major. The class that I am the most excited about would have to be my health psychology class.
  2. I am also doing about 6 hours of research (unpaid) with Dr. Steffan, and we are researching all the things. He literally has several large experiments going on. I get to wear a lab coat and stare at people until they get super nervous. Should be fun.
  3. I am going to be doing research for another prof. (Dr. Dyches) for about 5 hours a week. Paid. yah baby... :)
  4. I am also working 25 hours a week, mainly at my two beautiful stores Legends Grille and Blue Line Deli. :)
  5. I will also be volunteering about 3 hours a week (I wish I could do more) at either a suicide hotline call center or at a women's abuse shelter home. Both of which require about 12 hours of training. I am really excited to keep volunteering!
  6. Going to try to get a good 2 hours of studying in each day.
  7. Be in love with Lucas and spend time with him.
  8. Oh ya... I guess I am going to try to have a social life. No promises though.
I also don't have my beautiful fish Gustavo (and he misses me very badly), I no longer have my best friend as a roommate (I miss her even more than Gustavo misses me), and I no longer sleep. Well, maybe a few hours a night.

Even with all this stress, and with big decisions in the future, I still am just so happy. I am where I am supposed to be, meeting the people that I need to meet to become the person I need to become. I love my roommates, love my friends, love my boyfriend, love my best friend, love my family. So much love. And I love you, whoever is reading my blog. I really do. :)

If your semester is going to be tough this semester, YOU CAN DO IT. :)

(Lucas and I in front of the "Up" house.) :)