Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Day 20: Nicknames

Eureka and junior are the only nicknames I have ever really had... my name is clearly to boring to make nicknames from it haha

Monday, November 29, 2010

Day 19: Something You Miss

     I miss all my friends living in one place more than anything! It was so nice to have all of my best friends within 5 minutes of one another, now they all live in different places around Tennessee and even one in Minnesota! The advantage is I always have a place to stay if I  want to visit, but the disadvantage is that right now I don't have the money to even make the trip to see them. I can't wait until I have finally graduated and will be able to afford to do a little more, especially when it comes to seeing them. I am sad they are not all living around here anymore, but I am blessed to know I am still just as close to them as I was when they were in the same city.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Day 18: Something You Regret

I am not one to regret things. I simply learn from mistakes and move on. I regret nothing because everything I have ever done and every decision I have ever made has helped make me the person I am today.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Day 17: Something You're Looking Forward To

This is a tough one because there are several things I am looking forward to. So I am not going to list just one :)

1. May 7, 2011 @ 2:00 -- I will be graduating and finally done with this awful program!!!!
2. The end of this god awful semester
3. Thanksgiving :)
4. Christmas break!!!
5. Starting my student teaching (looking forward to it but scared to death)
6. Getting a job and finally making some money!
7. Getting to spend a whole lot of time with my Maddog over Thanksgiving and Christmas break.
8. Annual Christmas party with my best friends Michelle, Lindsay, and Chelsea :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Day 16: Dream House

When imagining my dream house I imagine a lot of different things. I want a house that is comfortable, not too big and not too small. I want a yard so when I have a family we have a place to run around and play. I hope that my dream house will not be anywhere in Memphis, I want to get out of here but probably not go too far. I want a house that people enjoy coming to and feel welcome at. What that house will look like? I couldn't tell you but when I finally do have it, I know it will be perfect :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Day 15: Bible Verse

Matthew 6:34
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Day 14: A Picture You Love

I really like this picture because it reminds me of when I was little and all the fun I had with my family. Halloween was always a big occasion for us, every one dressed up and we were ready to go out and have a good time. I think this picture is just hilarious, I was Minnie Mouse and my brother was an old man... I must say, we were quite the cuties! Haha

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Day 13: Goals

As of right now my goals consist of the following:

Making it through this semester alive
Making it through this semester without taking drastic measures toward the COE
Passing the last 5 of my Praxis tests
Get a 4.0 this semester (which is looking promising right now :/ :)! )
Figuring out what I want to do when I graduate, (i.e grad school, find a job, Teach for America)
Being able to run a 5k by the first of the year 2011.
Graduating in 25 weeks!!!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Day 12: What You Believe

I am not a fan of beliefs talk at all. I find a lot of it hypocritical and ignorant, which just causes me to get irritated. As far as what I believe, I believe everyone deserves a chance to succeed in whatever they desire so long as they are willing to work toward it. I believe that no one should have a free pass just because of who they are or who they are related to. I believe everyone has a right to choose the kind of life they want to lead and it is no one's business to try and change or degrade another individual for their choices. I believe those who make poor decisions that adversely effect another individual(s) should be punished and have their rights taken away. I believe in equality and giving everyone a fair chance no matter their background, especially when it comes to education. I believe no one person can fix all the wrongs in the world, and that it is each persons responsibility to make this world a better place for all.

Thank you and good day :)

Day 11: Favorite TV Shows

I don't watch a whole lot of TV these days but I definitely have my shows that I want to watch and I make sure to record them or find them online so I can watch them when I have time! Here are a few:

Gossip Girl
Say Yes to the Dress
Modern Family
The Office
How It's Made
Modern Marvels
Pawn Stars

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Day 10: Something you are afraid of

Things I am afraid of:
Never getting married and having my own family
Not succeeding as a teacher
Getting blood drawn

Clearly my list includes 2 very separate categories... the "what if" factors and the typical bugs, needles, etc. but that is just how it is. Goodnight bloggers!

Day 9: Picture of Friends

Theresa and Olivia
Michelle, Chelsea, and Lindsay

Two of my best friends are Theresa and Olivia. I will start with Theresa, I have known her since 5th grade! She is my twin, soul-mate, BS, road trip buddy, and love of my life! We are always confused for one another and people always think we are sisters, which we may as well be :) We were inseparable until Sophomore/Junior year of high school. We were still friends after that, but we both kind of went our separate ways with different groups of friends but we never had an issue with one another. Well, once we graduated, we somehow became reunited again and have been best friends ever since. We do not see each other every day or even every month, but when we do get together, it is like we just saw each other the day before and we pick up right where we left off. I can talk to her about anything and am so blessed to still have her in my life after almost 13 years and I know we will continue to grow closer as we get older!
Next, there is the lovely Miss Olivia Bogdan. Thank goodness Olivia was Theresa's roommate in the dor or else I would have never met her! I have only known Olivia since our freshman year of college, but I feel like we have known each other for so much longer. All of our freshman year, Olivia, Theresa, and myself were the 3 amigos. I swear we did almost everything together, especially considering I moved myself in their dorm room thanks to the futon. Olivia is one of the most genuine, caring people I have ever met, and I know that I could go to her for anything. She also has one of the most spectacular families ever, in good ole' Dickson, TN. Although Olivia has decided to become a little world traveler, and leave us high and dry in Memphis, I still think of her everyday and try and catch up whenever possible. Anyone lucky enough to know Olivia can vouch for me that she is an incredible woman and her courage and ambition to do all the amazing things she has done it truly inspiring.

 Three more of my best friends, Michelle, Chelsea, and Lindsay. I have known these girls since high school and although they all went away for college, we are still close. I met Michelle and Lindsay through mutual friends, and I met Chelsea freshman year when we both tried out for softball together. We are all 3 extremely different but whenever we are together we have the best time, especially since it does not happen often. I don't know what I would do without these girls and I am so glad that through the moving and distance we have managed to stay this close. I love them with all of my heart and can't wait for Christmas when we can all be reunited again!!

     Now for some reason it is not letting me put up more pictures so the next few will have to be pictureless :( The next friend I would like to mention would be Ellyn Thomas. We met through Phi Mu, and became really close our sophomore year when we both moved into the Phi Mu house. Ellyn is most definitely one of my best friends and someone I could not imagine not having in my life over the last few years. We have always had each others back and continue to even now. Our year together in the Phi Mu house was a year full of crazy memories and too many good times to list. The next year, Ellyn moved out and into an apartment while I stayed at Phi Mu. We still hung out and talked to each other about everything and once I moved out of the Phi Mu house, we became roommates once again! I loved all of our crazy nights and adventures together and am so glad Phi Mu brought us together. 
      The last person I am going to talk about is Katie Henderson. I absolutely adore this girl, and by adore I mean despise of course haha. I first met, well saw, Katie at the Ole Miss/Memphis game my freshman year. This little blond girl was sitting in front of me talking in an obnoxious high pitched voice and doing anything and everything that could potentially get on my nerves. Side note: At this point, I had not decided to go through rush and join a sorority, in fact I was totally against it thinking it was just stupid and pointless. Moving on, this little blond girl was wearing letters and at the moment I turned to my friend and said "That is the reason I will never go greek." Well, needless to say that obviously didn't happen, because I did rush and I joined Phi Mu, which of course that little blond girl, Katie Henderson, was a part of as well. After a couple of years we finally got to know each other and I instantly realized that she was not that obnoxious little ball of energy but someone who acted eerily similar to me. We lived together in the Phi Mu house and eventually became amazing friends. It is because of Katie that I have the awesome job on campus,  got more involved in Phi Mu, and started to realize what I was capable of. I am so glad I ended up joining Phi Mu and getting to know her because I know my life would just not be the same if I hadn't. Everyone needs a little t-county in their life and she definitely provides me with enough t-county to go around haha!

Sorry such a long post but it is tough to try and make it short and sweet when it comes to my friends because there are just too many! This hardly put a dent in the amount of people who have been a part of my life and had an impact on me in one way or another but it'll have to do!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Day 8: A Place Traveled

Unfortunately I have never been out of the country, but I have traveled to a few places outside of Tennessee (thankfully). One of my favorite places to visit is New York. I went for the first time a few years ago when my brother moved there. If not for him, I would have probably still never been to this day. New York is not a place I could ever see myself living, but I really enjoy going for a little vacation. Since my brother lives there, he is able to tell me about and take me to places I would probably never know about otherwise... more of the underground places. I am not into the whole touristy aspect and don't feel the need to see every tourist attraction when I go, I would rather wander around and explore more of the places your everyday New Yorkers go to. I have tried to make a trip at least once a year but sadly I am unable to go this year. Hopefully I will get around to visiting again sometime in the Spring but we will just have to see!

Day 7: Favorite Movies

I love a lot of movies, but here are just a few :)
Forrest Gump
Emperor's New Groove
Dumb and Dumber
Man on Fire
I Am Sam
Shawshank Redemption
Monsters Inc
Despicable Me

There are many more I am just not thinking of right off the top of my head, so these will have to suffice!