December 27, 2012

A Belated Happy Holidays

Photo via Instagram // jfreddie

I know I've been absent from the blogging world lately. Honestly, I've just really enjoyed finishing up fall semester and taking time to spend time with the ones I love. I mean, that's what the holidays are all about, right? But 2012 is coming to a close, and I'm hoping to really step up my blogging game starting in January. It'll be one of my resolutions. And I keep up with my resolutions, so no worries!

December 15, 2012

Sandy Hook


December 3, 2012

There was a time...


What is up, blogosphere?!

November 13, 2012

Cheers!

I'm 21!


Sunday night I went to dinner with a few of my friends, and I ordered my first adult beverage: a piña colada. I'm finally legal in every sense of the word!

November 7, 2012

My Thoughts on the Possible Sequel of "Boy Meets World"


My friend, Daniel, sent me this article concerning the possible sequel to beloved 90s sitcom "Boy Meets World." I actually read another article about this about a week ago thanks to my best friend, Catherine. Surprisingly I haven't said anything about it anywhere except on Twitter when I was originally informed about it. But since it is becoming an increasingly popular topic of discussion, I feel a need to tell y'all on behalf of myself (and I'd like to think all diehard BMW fans) how I'm feeling about it.

November 5, 2012

The Best Day of My Life


Real Housewife of Atlanta star, Kim Zolciak, retweeted me last night!

October 30, 2012

October 29, 2012

The Big Reveal and Welcome to the Royal Family

My Big and me!
Photo taken via Instagram // jfreddie

Just over a week ago was Big/Little Reveal, and I could not be happier with my Big!! I first met Lindsey during recruitment week, and I talked to her every night. Then on Bid Day she was my Bid Day Buddy. And now she is my Big! I don't even think it's possible to express how excited and happy I am!

October 19, 2012

Final Presents

Big/Little Day 4: Gamma Phi Beta Day!
I can't believe Big/Little Week is almost over. Tomorrow I found out my Big, and I can't wait!

Photos taken via Instagram // jfreddie

October 18, 2012

Just Like Christmas!

Big/Little Day 3: It's all about me!

The first thing I saw when a sister was bringing me my basket (more like huge, plastic bin) was the elephant stuffed animal. My heart started to melt, and it kept melting with every little gift I uncovered. From the Lilly Pulitzer coasters,  the "sun-kissed sand" fragrance dispenser, the stitched letters shirt, and everything in between, I couldn't be happier with all that my Big has gotten for me.

Photos taken via Instagram // jfreddie

October 17, 2012

Basket of Goodies

Big/Little Day 2: Spa Day!!
Thanks, Big!

Photo taken via Instagram // jfreddie

October 16, 2012

It's Big/Little Week!

Today was the first day of Big/Little Week, and I am so excited to see what the rest of this week has in store! For those of you who don't know how it works, in every sorority all the new members get a "Big Sister" also known as her "Big." The new member is referred to as the "Little." For a whole week leading up to Big/Little Reveal, the Little gets goodies from her unknown Big and gets to basically faint over all of her presents and die over the anticipation of waiting to know who her Big is. Then on the day of Reveal, the Little finally meets her Big.

Then Big and Little live happily ever after in the land of cute t-shirts, socials, and sisterhood!

October 15, 2012

A Case of the Mondays...

Actually, it's more of a mid-semester blues versus a case of the Mondays. I'm pretty sure every college student gets this feeling about half-way through the semester - feeling burnt out, stressed about grades, just wanting winter or summer break to get here... We're all familiar with it. And I know I have been feeling it even more this semester than I ever have before. But unfortunately, I can't just roll over and say "I'm done." So in order to get me through the last month and a half of fall semester I'm going to focus on all the things I have to look forward to instead of getting bogged down with school. Because let's be honest here, who really wants to think about school when there are so many other great things going on in life?

October 14, 2012

Gangnam Style


I probably don't even need to give an introduction to this video because I'm almost positive every single person on the planet has heard of "Gangnam Style." And if you haven't, well... I don't really know what to tell you. This song has exploded, and I am totally hooked on the korean sensation. And because I am so obsessed, I felt a need to share it with y'all even though I'm sure it's nothing new to you guys.

Enjoy and Happy Sunday!
(By the way, I am exactly four weeks away from my 21st birthday!)

October 10, 2012

Calling all Kennesaw State University students!

Vote Shannon Franz for Homecoming Queen!


Two blog posts in a row about voting?! That's right!

October 9, 2012

Your Vote, Your Voice


Calling all American citizens! Today is the last day to register to vote in this year's presidential election!

October 8, 2012

Feels Like Home


October 2, 2012

Getting Fit with P90X


That's right, ladies and gentleman. This girl right here is doing P90X. I was looking good back in December, but as soon as this past spring semester started I stopped going to the gym, and I started eating a lot of junk food. Since the beginning of the year I have gained weight and lost pretty much all muscle definition. I'm weighing the heaviest I've ever weighed, and I'm just all-around unhappy with my body and fitness level. But instead of sitting on my couch and crying about my looks over a bag of potato chips, I'm doing something about it.

October 1, 2012

Hello, October!


September 29, 2012

Gamma Phi's Date Night at the Fair

Photos taken via Instagram // jfreddie

September 27, 2012

It's the little things...

My main man, Charlie - November 2011

September 24, 2012

Photo Contest is a go!

I told y'all not too long ago in this post that I entered three photos in the Education Abroad Photo Contest at KSU. Now my pictures are on Facebook, and I'm looking for all the "Likes" I can get to win the "Facebook Fan Award," and you can help!

September 17, 2012

Weekend Recap

Photo via Instagram // jfreddie

What a wonderful weekend!

September 12, 2012

Education Abroad Photo Contest

Studying abroad for five weeks in Berlin, Germany was definitely one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. And now I have been given the opportunity to share that experience through KSU's Education Abroad Photo Contest! The contest is open to all currently enrolled KSU students who have studied abroad, and winners will be awarded with prizes as well as having their winning photos framed and displayed for fall semester. I learned about the photo contest last night, and you better believe I was searching for the perfect photos to enter in the contest when I should have been in bed getting some sleep. The contest consists of four separate categories: People, Natural or Manmade Beauty, Cultural Identity, and Facebook Fan Award. A person can enter up to three photos - one for each of the first three categories I mentioned - and every photo entered is automatically placed in the Facebook Fan Award category. Of course I entered a photo for each category. The first three category winners are selected by a panel of judges, and the Facebook award is determined by which entry receives the most "Likes" on Facebook.

Entry for People category - The Guitarist

September 11, 2012

Sisterhood Retreat and a Salute to 9/11

This past weekend was Sisterhood Retreat for my sorority. It was two nights of bonding, laughs, and endless fun. I swear, every second I spend with these women the more I fall in love with Gamma Phi Beta.

Friday night was the first night of retreat, and all of the sisters and new members went to a church's gym to play games and to get to know one another. I was on the Orange Team, and we dominated. At Chapter on Sunday it was announced that my team was the overall winner of Friday night's games! I don't think we earned too many random points, but we racked up during our lip synch/dance competition with our routine to The Lion King theme song remix.

The Orange Team!
Back row L to R: Katy, Kayla, Caitlin, Ciera, Carrie, Meagan;
Front row L to R: Tori, Becca, Erin, me, Justine, Katie

September 4, 2012

Recent Peaks

Long time, no post! Between my sorority, Labor Day weekend, and school, I have been so busy enjoying every minute life has thrown at me that I haven't had a second to sit down and really reflect on all the happiness that has come my way. But I do love blogging, and I do love documenting my life, so here I am with tons of good news!


August 26, 2012

Bid Day

I'm a Gamma Phi Beta!


Bid day was yesterday, and I accepted my bid to Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. I have never been so excited to get to know a group of women as much as I am now. It is one of the best feelings in the world to know that I am part of a group who wants me as much as I want them, and I have already met so many awesome women in just one day of being part of this sorority. It's hard to describe exactly how happy I am. It's so surreal!

August 23, 2012

Going Greek

It's Rush Week! And I'm finally, as a junior, rushing for a sorority. Kennesaw has four, soon to be five, panhellenic sororities at the moment. This week I'm hoping to find my perfect match whether it be Alpha Omicron Pi, Gamma Phi Beta, Delta Phi Epsilon, or Phi Mu. Then, the weekend after Labor Day, Kappa Delta will be joining the group as the newest sorority at KSU, which is also an option if I don't find what I'm looking for this week. Who knows where I'll end up? I'm just hoping to find somewhere where I truly feel loved and accepted just like the hundreds of other girls going through this process with me.


August 22, 2012

Blogger Party!

One of my favorite aspects of blogging would be being able to connect with people from around the world. But sometimes there are fellow bloggers in your own backyard. I found that out today in my Communication Research Methods class when I discovered that not one, but two people in my class are part of the blogging world! It definitely put a smile on my face when I was able to connect with these girls because of something that brings me so much joy. And to top it off, it seems like we're going to try to work together as a group for the two (yes, TWO) 15-page research papers we have due this semester.

August 18, 2012

Owl Pride

Andrew, Tracey, me, and Cameron at the soccer game.

August 16, 2012

Hello, Kennesaw!

I've made it back to Kennesaw safe and sound! It definitely feels good to be back, and I couldn't be more ready to start fall semester. Like I've been saying, I have a lot of things I'm looking forward to, so I'm feeling incredibly positive and optimistic about the next few months. Here's to hoping everything lives up to my expectations. I don't have much to say right now considering I haven't done too much of anything since moving back to college, so to keep this post mildly interesting here's a list of things I desperately need to buy for my apartment:

August 13, 2012

Bubblegum Pink


Today is my last full day at home before I make the long drive back to Kennesaw after a doctor's appointment tomorrow morning. I'm pretty excited to get back to Kennesaw and to start fall semester. I have my own apartment waiting for me, and I'm ready to tackle my classes and pull out some good grades to help boost my GPA. I'm also planning on rushing for a sorority (even though I'm already a junior), which will give me something to devote my time towards and will keep me busy. I have a lot of expectations for this semester, and I have a lot to look forward to. I'm just ready to get started!

August 9, 2012

Ain't No Time Like Island Time

My friend, Bryan, from my Berlin study abroad trip came to visit me this week, and we have been doing nothing but soaking up these last days of summer before heading back to our colleges in a week and a half. We've spent the past two days getting some sun at the beach and rooting for the USA in the Olympic games. It's been a very chill week, and I wouldn't ask for it to be any other way. It's definitely what I've needed - time on the beach to relax and rejuvenate. And having a mini Berlin reunion has been a major bonus! Bryan's going back home tomorrow, so I'll have a couple days to myself to get packed and organized before going back to Kennesaw on Tuesday. Then it'll be time to start fall semester on the 20th...

Photo taken via Instagram // jfreddie

August 6, 2012

Monday Movie Day!

Photos taken via Instagram // jfreddie

With the Olympics in full swing I have been glued to the TV watching nothing but the best athletes in the world compete for a coveted gold medal. But now that I'm finally getting adjusted to being back home, I'm starting to get a little bored of my daily routine. Yesterday while I was at Target I saw "Friends With Benefits" on display at the checkout counter, and I managed to convince my mom to add it to our cart with a little help from the tax free weekend. I took a break this afternoon from drooling over these athletes that are way more in shape than I could ever hope to be to relax and watch my newest purchase, and I've got to say I was pretty impressed. I had heard "Friends With Benefits" was good, but I wasn't expecting it to make me tear up. But let's be real, I'll tear up over pretty much anything. I'm too emotional for chick flicks. But I did really enjoy this movie, and I'm excited to add it to my small but growing DVD collection.

August 4, 2012

Book Review: The Secret Year by Jennifer R. Hubbard


Surprisingly enough I actually managed to read a book while I was in Germany. I wasn't expecting much from this book because I bought it for cheap at Walmart, but I was pleasantly surprised by Jennifer Hubbard's quick read.

August 3, 2012

1,000 Places: Germany, Netherlands, Austria

Auf Wiedersehen, Berlin!

If you have kept up with me through my blog for the past month, you would have to know that I had the time of my life in Berlin as I studied abroad. It truly was the experience of a lifetime, and I am so thankful that I was given the opportunity to enjoy such a special and unique trip. Not only did I get to live in Berlin for the month of July, but I was also able to travel to other cities and towns around Europe. And with all that traveling comes more check marks in my book "1,000 Places To See Before You Die" by Patricia Schultz. I have a massive wanderlust, and I'm using this book as a basis for my travel destinations. Now that I'm home from one of the greatest months of my life, here's a recap of the places I visited and the sites I saw while I was away.

July 30, 2012

Where's The Pause Button?

Kristen, Brooke, Claire, Ashley, and me on the cable car in Salzburg.

July 28, 2012

Winding Down

The group at our Greek dinner

Just four days left in Berlin! Time has flown by, and it's not showing any signs of slowing down before I head back to the States. It's so bittersweet. I'm ready to see my family and friends, but I have fallen in love with this city, and I hate that I'm going to have to leave without any idea of when I might return. Berlin is incredible. I never thought I'd be able to love another place in this world as much as I love my Georgia home, but Berlin has definitely stolen a piece of my heart.

July 27, 2012

July 26, 2012

The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of Music!!


Sunday was yet another early morning. The girls and I wanted to see a couple places before heading back to Berlin in the afternoon, so early risers we were. First stop, a cable car ride to the top of the Alps. After Eagle's Nest turned out to be a bust we still wanted to ascend the mountains, so we talked to an employee at our hostel, and we were told about the cable car rides. It may have been foggy, which was only slightly unfortunate because we couldn't see the views from the top, but it was still an awesome experience. We took plenty of pictures on the rides up and down from the mountaintop, and Ashley was able to spread her stepfather's ashes in one of the most beautiful places on earth. I'd say it was well worth the 15 euros.

July 25, 2012

Salzburg aka The Most Beautiful Place I've Ever Been

After spending two nights in Munich, the girls and I woke up early Saturday morning to catch a train to Salzburg, Austria. To be honest, at first I wasn't really looking forward to Salzburg. It wasn't my idea to go there, and I had no idea what there was to do. All I knew was that it is where "The Sound of Music" was filmed, and it's the hometown of Mozart. But am I glad we went! Salzburg is absolutely gorgeous! It's the most beautiful place I've ever been, and I'm so glad I had the opportunity to visit it. Part of me wishes we had spent just one night in Munich and two in Salzburg.


July 24, 2012

To München!


This past weekend was our long weekend, so Brooke, Claire, Ashley, Kristen, Lindsey, and I decided to take a trip to Munich and Salzburg, Austria. We went to Munich first and spent two nights there. The first night was pretty calm since we got there in the evening and were tired from the train ride, but our second day was spent roaming around the city and exploring some well-known sites.

July 19, 2012

The Matrix

Me, Brooke, Claire, and Becca

Half way through my study abroad experience, and I still can't get enough of this city! Last night was completely crazy. A group of us decided to take on Berlin before this long weekend, and was it a good idea or what?! We headed out a little after 10 and found ourselves caught in a rainstorm. We took cover at a random convenient store, which we thought would be the highlight of the night. Thankfully it wasn't! Some locals told us we weren't but a short bus ride from The Matrix, which I like to think of as the most insane nightclub this side of the Atlantic Ocean. We didn't make it back to our hotel until the wee hours of the morning. It was definitely one of the most memorable nights so far. If this was any taste for what's to come for our last weekend in Berlin I can't wait to take a bite and end this trip with a bang!

This weekend is our long weekend, and a few of the girls and I are heading to Munich and Salzburg, Austria for a girls weekend. I won't be posting for the next few days, but there will be plenty of updates after the weekend!

July 17, 2012

July 16, 2012

Museum Hoppin'

Brooke and Ashley

This past Thursday was my second field trip with my art appreciation class, and we did some serious museum hopping. We went to three museums total: the Neues Museum, the Bode Museum, and the Alte Nationalgalerie. Talk about an art overload. It was exhausting. But even though my feet were absolutely hating me by the end of the day, I actually enjoyed the museums. I've never been much of an artsy person, but I found myself genuinely enjoying and appreciating all the artwork.

July 15, 2012

Amsterdam


Before I tell you all about my weekend in Amsterdam, let me first tell you about the "I amsterdam" sign. This sign is moved around Amsterdam, but what makes it such a big deal is that you never know where it'll be. It may be in a location for three days or three hours before it's moved, and each location is random and kept secret. We were so lucky to see it. It was in front of the library, which we could see from our hostel. As soon as we checked in, we darted over to the sign, and it's a good thing we did because no more than an hour later it was gone. Talk about lucky!

July 11, 2012

Routine

The grounds of Charlottenburg Palace.

I'm getting into a routine, which means less excitement and interesting material I find worthy of a blog post, but I wanted to touch base with y'all, especially my family back home.

July 8, 2012

Sachsenhausen



July 7, 2012

Foods of Berlin

Some of it looks almost too good to eat! (Key word: Almost)


July 6, 2012

Oh, The Places You'll Go...

It's just about 7pm on this very hot Friday in Berlin. I've finished my first week of classes, and I'm enjoying my first weekend free of any and all obligations. I'm starting to get used to Germany and being in a place that is so different from America. Not being able to speak the language isn't as bad as I thought it would be. A lot of younger Germans speak at least some English, which makes it easier on us. And I haven't mistakenly ordered any crazy meals yet.

I think the hardest thing to get used to is not having air conditioning. For the most part, Germany is much cooler than it is back home. But it's still the middle of the summer, and it gets hot in the middle of the day. I also have to order my water still and with ice at restaurants. Germans don't use ice, and they drink sparkling water. But all of that wouldn't even matter if I liked beer. Beer is cheaper than water in Germany, so most everyone orders beer over water.

Anyway, back to school... The way our classes work is Monday and Wednesday we have an actual class, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. On Tuesday we have a field trip for our morning class, and Thursday we have a field trip for our afternoon class. This Tuesday, my German professor split the class into small groups and sent us on a scavenger hunt around Berlin.


July 5, 2012

Walking Many Meters, Drinking Many Liters

Here's a load of group pictures of our first days in Berlin!

4th of July

July 3, 2012

Willkommen in Berlin!

I have arrived in Berlin! The group and I landed here on Friday, and I'm just now getting the chance to sit down and write. It's been a crazy and exhausting first few days. Friday was definitely subpar. We got here around lunch time then went on a walking tour of the area around our hotel. At this point I had been in airports/on planes for 24 hours. I just wanted to sleep and so did everybody else. But we sucked it up and explored the area. 

Saturday we went on a bus tour of the city of Berlin. The actual tour wasn't too amazing. I thought we would stop at certain places to get out of the bus and take pictures, but we ended up staying in the bus the whole time, so most of my pictures aren't that great. But after the tour we split off into our own groups and walked around the city.


June 30, 2012

People of Berlin

I loved her outfit.

June 27, 2012

Countdown to Berlin: TOMORROW!

It's finally here! Well, almost... I've got my suitcase packed (mostly), and I'm updating my iPod as I write. I'm really hoping I'm not forgetting anything, but I'm also hoping I am because that's just one more excuse to go shopping. I have a huge feeling my suitcase is going to be overweight as it is. I can't imagine coming home.

But anyway, I'm so incredibly excited for this trip. I've been waiting for this day for months. The fact that it's finally here is blowing my mind. I cannot wait to explore Germany! It's killing me that I won't actually be in Berlin until Friday. But tomorrow is the first step to getting there. I'm getting up early (6:00) tomorrow morning so I can catch my flight from Jacksonville to Atlanta at 10:15. Then I'll be hanging out in the Atlanta airport for six hours before boarding the flight to Frankfurt. Then from Frankfurt we'll take our last flight to Berlin. The next 48 hours are going to be hellish, but it'll all be worth it.

Be sure to keep up with me on Girl Meets World. I'll posting about my trip every few days to let y'all know what's going on. I'm not sure when I'll update next, but if anything it'll be before Monday (hopefully). Friends, family: I love you! And Mom, please don't spend the next month stressing. I'll be fine!

Stay golden,
Jessie

June 26, 2012

Day 30: What has changed this month?

Not much has changed this month, but so much has changed at the same time. It's summer, so I haven't been doing much of anything. But compared to being bogged down with coursework I'd say having nothing to do but relax is a major, and welcomed, change. I'm not looking forward to the day I no longer have a summer vacation. I've also moved out of the dorms and into my own apartment, which is the biggest change this month. Since I'm home at the beach, I haven't been able to fully enjoy my apartment just yet, but I'm looking forward to the fall semester when I'll be able to make my house a home.

Other than that, there hasn't been much going on. I'm mainly just excited for the next couple years as I graduate college and make a name for myself. I have a lot to look forward to, and I couldn't be more excited for what's to come.



*Part of the 30 Day Challenge

Book Review: Ape House by Sara Gruen


You may know of Sara Gruen by her popular novel, which was also adapted into a movie, "Water For Elephants." But this author is no one hit wonder. She has once again delivered an amazing book with "Ape House."

June 25, 2012

Day 29: 3 Things You're Proud Of

  1. Moving in to my own apartment. This is a huge step in growing up. I'm proud of myself for taking that step and not thinking twice about it. I'm not fully independent just yet; my parents are helping with rent and bills. But I'm working towards relying on myself. This is only the beginning. I love having a place to truly call my own. It's a great feeling.
  2. My job. I'm still waiting for August before I really make it official, but I started working with the Atlanta JayHawks at the end of the May, and I love it. My first real job, as I like to call it, was in retail, and even though I loved making my own money, I just wasn't feeling the job. I dreaded every shift, and it sucked out all of my energy. That's not what a job should be. I want to love what I do. I love cheerleading, so finding a job at gym has been a blessing. I'm just hoping I can stay there for the rest of the time I'm in Atlanta.
  3. My wardrobe. This may sound frivolous compared to an apartment and a job, but it's something I've taken a lot of pride in. This time last year I could have been on "What Not To Wear." All I wore was t-shirts and jeans. I didn't care about my looks. But I finally got a grip, and I've spent this past year redefining my look and building a solid wardrobe. I'm a firm believer in the phrase "you've got to look good to feel good." Now that I'm developing confidence in my ability to dress myself, I'm developing confidence in myself as a person.

What are you proud of?
Leave a comment, and let me know!



*Part of the 30 Day Challenge

June 24, 2012

Day 28: Highs and Lows of Today

Highs:
  • Waking up early on my own
  • Breakfast at Sandcastle
  • Made a huge dent in my packing for Germany
  • Stretched
  • Read some of my book
  • New episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey
  • Talked to a friend I haven't talked to in a couple weeks
Lows:
  • I've been irritable lately
I try not to focus on the "lows." There's no point. I'd rather focus on the positive.


*Part of the 30 Day Challenge

June 23, 2012

Day 27: Your Guilty Pleasures

  • "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Drinking milk straight from the carton
  • Fruit punch capri suns
  • Ab workouts
  • Foursquare app
  • Kate Middleton
  • Scheduling
  • Organizing
  • Not wearing pants
What are your guilty pleasures?


*Part of the 30 Day Challenge

June 22, 2012

Day 26: What Would You Like To Change About Yourself?

If I was one of the Seven Deadly Sins, I'd definitely be Sloth. I hate to admit it, but I am incredibly lazy. I'm constantly looking for the quickest and easiest way to do anything, and even then I do a lot of things half-ass. It's one of my biggest flaws. It keeps me from being a straight A student. It keeps me from being more active. It keeps me from doing a lot of things I want to do. If I could change just one thing about myself it'd be my laziness. I really wish I had more motivation and self-discipline.

1,000 Places

On a plane to The Abacos, Bahamas in November 2009

I introduced my book, "1,000 Places To See Before You Die" by Patricia Schultz, to y'all in this post. If you don't know, it's pretty much a traveler's guide to the world. Schultz lists 1,000 places with descriptions, activities, and hot spots that a person should see sometime in his or her lifetime. Being that I have a massive wanderlust, I've decided to use this book as a basis for my future endeavors. Ideally I will see and do everything in this book, and I want to share my experiences with all of you, so I've decided to start a "1,000 Places" post theme on Girl Meets World.

June 21, 2012

Day 25: Favorite Quotation

God would never give you anything you couldn't handle.
I've had my fair share of hardships in my life, and I know I never would have been able to push through the obstacles without trusting God. I may not be the most religious person in the world, but at the end of the day I know what I believe, and I know God is always there for me. One time in particular, over this past Christmas I was incredibly sick and in so much pain that I couldn't sleep. At three o'clock Christmas morning my mom had to take me to the hospital because I was so miserable. I remember slowly walking out of the hospital an hour and a half later, tears running down my face, and thinking, "How the hell could this happen to me? What did I do to deserve this." But as soon as I sat in the car I thought, "I will be okay. God knows I can deal with this. He wouldn't have let this happen if He didn't think I could handle it." And suddenly I felt better. I saw the light in what anyone would consider an awful situation. And here I am, six months later and I'm just fine.

June 20, 2012

Day 24: 2 Songs You Love

(You Drive Me) Crazy by Britney Spears. I love my 90s music. Every adult I know would do anything to relive just one day of their early years, and I love listening to all my old music because it brings back all my memories from growing up. Nostalgia is such a sweet feeling. And as a side note, Britney is an amazing artist. She has been dominating ever since her first album. She may have had a little hiccup a few years back, but she has bounced back and continues to reign as Pop Goddess.

June 19, 2012

Day 23: What's On Your Mind?

  • I really hope my art book comes in before I leave for Germany. I'm mad at myself for waiting so long to order it. I'm mad that I couldn't find it in e-book form like my professor said. I'm mad that I accidently bought it before emailing my professor. It's just an all around crappy situation.
  • I'm very happy I finally found a pair of american flag shorts. Thank you, Target! I just hope I'll be able to wear them on the 4th in Germany.
  • I'm glad I have three new basic tees. Again, thank you, Target!
  • I'm a little irritated I couldn't get my new eyeglass lenses. The lenses were too big for my frames, so they have to be reordered. I hope they come in before I leave for Germany.
  • I wish I had read some of my book today. I'll have to do that tomorrow.
  • I need to lay out tomorrow.
  • I need to legitimately workout tomorrow.
  • I'm so happy I got to stunt tonight at CGA! I absolutely love cheerleading. It made the whole art book situation not seem so bad. I'm telling you, cheerleading is my outlet.
  • I need to see my dad and grandparents before I leave the country.
  • I made a dent in my packing, but I still have a lot more to go.
  • I've GOT to lose weight...


*Part of the 30 Day Challenge

June 18, 2012

Day 22: Your Role Models

  • Obviously my mom. She is the hardest worker I know. She doesn't stop until everything has been done and it's done well. It's exhausting to watch her or listen to her sometimes because she is always on the go, but I respect her for it all the same. I wish I had her motivation and drive.
  • Beyoncé. I love how she keeps her relationship private. The best relationships are the ones that are kept out of the public eye, which is why her and Jay Z are doing so well. You never hear about their problems or what they're doing together because it's no one's business, and they make sure to keep it that way. Whenever I am seeing someone I always have Beyoncé in the back of my mind.
  • Bethenny Frankel. The first time I had heard of her was when I was watching "Real Housewives of New York City." Right away, Bethenny was my favorite housewife because her personality is so similar to mine. She is blunt and straightforward; she doesn't sugarcoat anything. And she has a warped/twisted/perverted sense of humor, just like me. In a world where everyone is telling you to watch you say and do and to keep anything remotely controversial off the internet, Bethenny serves as a reminder that I can be successful and live a fulfilling life without stifling who I really am.
Other than those three, I don't have many people I would consider "role models." I take that term pretty seriously, and I don't want to hold someone to that high of an expectation without being 100% confident in them. I've never found any fault in Mom, Beyoncé, or Bethenny. They are three women of whom I truly admire.



*Part of the 30 Day Challenge

June 17, 2012

Day 21: Top 5 Deal-Breakers in a Relationship

I've always heard you should write a list of everything you look for in a life partner. After you write the list you should circle 10 of those aspects or characteristics. Then you should narrow the list down even farther to just five points, and those five points are called your "non-negotiables." They are the things that your partner must fulfill in order for you to have a solid relationship. Everything else should just be bonuses. And it keeps you from expecting too much or being unreasonable about another person. For the past year I've done a lot of thinking, and I'm proud of the five non-negotiables I've come up with.

June 16, 2012

Day 20: What does your most recent text say?

Tyler: "How did your German test go ?"
Me: "The one from forever ago? It was good. Got a hundred"

Pretty interesting conversation, right? I wish I could elaborate, but I really have nothing to say. Today's prompt is rather underwhelming. But I guess I could tell you who Tyler is. Him and I had two classes together this spring semester, Economics and Visual Communication. The classes were back to back, and we were in the same group in Vis. Com., so we became friends. He's a cool guy. We haven't seen each other since the semester ended, but we text on occasion, and tonight is one of those occasions.



*Part of the 30 Day Challenge

Countdown to Berlin: 12 Days...

I am getting so excited for my trip! Now that I'm done driving back and forth to Kennesaw for the rest of the summer it is finally hitting me that I'm about to leave the country. But I still have so much to do before I leave. I haven't even begun to pack. I still haven't bought my art book or plug adapters. I'm just feeling a little underprepared. Hopefully I'll feel better once I start getting all my stuff together.