Monday, December 23, 2013

This Is For Me

Hi everyone, 

I have officially put the "pro" in procrastination on this blog thing. There have been a lot of things in the past few months that have just made me want to do anything except get involved with social media, including this blog. I decided that instead of being intimidated by all the bloggers with their hundreds of followers, their giveaways, and ad spaces, and cliques, and rules with linkups and if you don't follow it to the T you are shunned from blog world forever and a day, whatever (not that there is anything wrong with doing any of that - I love that you guys do it, but i'm just not committed enough for that and honestly I didn't want my blog to go to have a place to make friends, I have enough of those as it is, and truly I'm not sure what my purpose for this blog is. I'm not a fashion blogger, or a fitness blogger, i'm not a mom, I'm not a wife who wants to do a wedding wednesday link up every week, hell i'm not even a fiance who is planning a wedding. Like I said before, not that there is anything wrong with those things, I love reading about everyone else's' stories of wedding planning, and 1st birthdays, and their weight loss journeys, but i really don't have that much to talk about it like that. I am a last semester college kid who can barely keep my sanity with my job and my studies and everything else that we like to call life. 


Basically, what I'm saying is; I'm not sorry for being MIA. I'm not sorry for not writing on her for multiple months, I'm not sorry for not being part of all the giveaways, and tweeting about all of them, and following random people I don't know just to get a free gift card. I love being part of this blog thing, but I am gonna write about what I want to write about, because I want to remember it, and that's it. For those of you who still read this, great, and I hope you enjoy it :) But I don't want anyone to expect anything out of this blog, as it is just that, a blog. If at any point I feel like my life is becoming more stressful or less enjoyable due to it, I'm not gonna do it (duh). 


I really do hope I start getting back into the grove and writing about things that I want to write about, not just writing because people expect me to write about them. 

So yeah, this is MY blog, and I'll write about what I want. I think this is my little piece of the world to be selfish, and I'm gonna take advantage of that. 

Respectfully yours, or should I say, mine? 


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Saturday Instagram Recap

I know, I know, it's Sunday. Not Saturday. But it has been a LONG weekend and I've got lots to talk about later, but for now, as I lay in my bed in my underwear watching Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone on tv and pretending to be productive. Talk about my kind of Sunday. So without further ado, here is my week in instagram! Enjoy! :) 

I got this adorable little mug at TJ Maxx for only $2, seriously I have an addiction to mugs! 
So happy it is time for scarves and christmas cups from ABP!




Last saturday my sorority had their semi-formals, so I got all dolled up and had a great time!


But before semi's some friends and I went for an awesome hike up Dragon's Tooth, it was a beautiful day and a great hike.



Then this weekend I went to a "New Years In November" themed party so of course we went all out and I got to wear a super sparkly dress! 

Well that's all for now! Hope you enjoyed the little peek into my week! 


Pearls and Curls


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Weekend Wrap Up!

So for the first time in about a month, I am starting trying to feel like a normal functioning member of society. I got up an went to work like a normal person and went to class and did my homework, and ya know showered. I am also on this kick where I am trying going to the gym and eating better and stuff, so that happened today. We will see how long this lasts. 

But for once I had the weekend of a normal college student, well, kind of. Two weekends ago I got to spend at the beach, so that deserves a whole post of its own, but this weekend had a lot of ups too, and so I'm excited to share them with you guys! 

(Also I realize I stink for not posting this til Tuesday, woops, not even sorry. Not one bit. I'm busy, so we can all deal. Also I know no one is actually upset if a blog post in my life doesn't go up for a day, if that was the case, I would have a huge hoard of mobs outside my window, and thankfully I don't :) 

So Friday started the weekend out great, my professor had already canceled my only class of the day a whole week in advanced, so I had just been anticipating not having class and it was amazing. Taylor and I had been planning to go hiking for a while, but we both just got so busy we couldn't find a day, but alas, FRIDAY! Friday was the perfect day for a hike. It was kinda chilly but sunny and amazing. We got our butts up around 8:30, got some McDonalds breakfast (seriously, it's my guilty pleasure, I am helpless against it) and make the 45 minute drive out to McAfee's Knob. 

I wish pictures could even do this view justice, but in reality, it just doesn't. It was just really nice to get out and enjoy nature, things have been kinda crazy lately so it was a great relaxer. Later that night involved a halloween party, but ya'll will get to read all about that in my "I Don't Do Halloween" post coming up later this week


Then Saturday involved lots of Hokie Football and great friends. It was also thef first football game since I came off my antibiotics so I was allowed to enjoy myself a few adult beverages, and by that, I mean lots and lots and lots of mimosas! :) :) :) I was a happy camper, and despite the fact that we LOST TO DUKE :( it was the perfect fall day and I really loved enjoying one of my last fall football Saturdays in Blacksburg as an undergrad. *cue bawling*


And last, but certainly not least, I got to spend the day on Sunday with my best friend Courtney and her mom. This was my sorority's parents weekend and so Courtney's mom and her boyfriend and Courtney's boyfriend too, made the trip down from home for the weekend! It was so great to see them, Courtney's mom is like one of my second mom's so I am always happy to spend time with her :) We spent some time together at the tailgate on Friday, and then Sunday was the Parent's weekend brunch and Mother's Pinning Ceremony. I had never participated in the Mother's Pinning Ceremony but this year I was excited to be going with Courtney and her mom and pinning her as my honorary Zeta Mom :) I can't really explain how happy it made me, and it was kind of emotional, but it was just an amazing experience that I am so thankful for my wonderful sisters in my life and all they do for me.


I am so happy to finally report a good weekend, and all the fun I had with my amazing friends, and yes, family. Hopefully this will also cue me getting back on here everyday (but we will see) ;) until later, and hopefully sooner, have a great week! 









Monday, October 14, 2013

Good Day

I really don't have that many exciting things to say. This is just gonna be some kind of ramble/thought dump post, cause that's what I really need right now. 

But really, all you need to know is, today was a good day. 


The past few weeks have been an up and down roller coaster of a lot of good and a lot of bad. 

The bad being me spending 4 days sick in bed and then another 4 nights in the hospital after that.

The good news is now that my doctor's are realizing the treatment plan we had originally set isn't working, we can start with a new one and hopefully get me healthy again. 


The "bad" news is that since my insurance company isn't the greatest, I had to call for the authorization of my medication and wait for them to approve it (which took an extra 48, and of course on a Friday I have to wait with the weekend) and then once they approve it, I can only get it from a speciality pharmacy so I have to wait for them to ship it to me. 


The good news is that tomorrow is Monday so hopefully it will only be another day or two until I have my medicine. 

The bad news is that there is a little bit of a limbo period between when my antibiotics ending and me starting my new meds, hopefully my body will stay calm for a few days as to not end up in the hospital again. 

There is lots of good other good news too though! 
1. I finally finished a paper that was pushed back a week because I was sick and I finally sat down and got it all done today. TOO STOKED. 
2. I leave for the beach in T MINUS 4 days and I couldn't be more excited...really though Thursday afternoon can't come soon enough! 

3. I have plans to visit one of my BFFS Stevie in November and I'm so excited. She lives about 4 hours north of me so it's always a treat when I get to see her :) 
4. My sorority's main philanthropy event was today, and it was the most gorgeous fall day ever! I was so excited to be spending time with sisters while helping out a great cause. 

Like I said, I know this was kind of a dump of a post, but it was a good day and I am excited to elaborate on all of the things here! :) 


Saturday, October 5, 2013

Breast Cancer Awareness 1 in 8


I bet a lot of you wouldn't have guessed that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed by breast cancer at some point in their lives. For those of you who are lucky enough to have not been affected by this in your life yet, you are just that, lucky. Millions of women (and men too!) suffer from this awful disease each year. Now I promise this isn't going to turn into just a normal Public Service Announcement where you feel all guilty like when those Sarah McLaughlin commercials with the sad puppies come on, but I'm going to warn you now, this  isn't going to be all rainbows and butterflies. 

For those of you who don't know, October is breast cancer awareness month, and it is still freaking me out a little bit how quickly September just passed by. But I am getting more and more excited about October, not just for the fall weather, but for the chance to celebrate life and spread awareness about Breast Cancer. My sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha's philanthropy is Breast Cancer Awareness and Education, and we are currently getting all set up and ready for our first annual Crown Classic. This will be our philanthropy on campus in which other organizations get to participate in helping us raise our goal of donations to help breast cancer awareness and education. 



Breast cancer is a very serious cause, yes, that is true, but it is also something we fight everyday. One of our motto's is "fight until pink is just a color again". Many of my sisters and friends here at school have been affected by breast cancer, and other cancers of many kind, and I am no exception. 

Although the loss I have felt through my family was not related to breast cancer, cancer is still cancer. I know what it is like to lose a loved one due to this disease, and have close family friends who have fought, are fighting, and will always be remembered for their courageous fight. 

Someone very near and dear to my heart, a family friend named Marta, is one of those strong amazing and brave women that I keep in my heart everyday and think of in times like this. Marta was my boyfriends mom, but she was so much more than that. She treated me like one of her own daughters and I loved her for that. She let me into her home and her family like I was family, and when I was with them, I felt like family. So after my boyfriend at the time, Frank, and I broke up, I went away to college, and we didn't see much of each other since I was so far away. 

About a year ago, Marta was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was completely heartbroken for the family, for her, for her children, and selfishly myself. I can't imagine losing another person so close to me to cancer, especially a mother figure like that. Like I said, I wasn't home much, and we had really lost contact, so it was hard to hear this news. I felt helpless and upset and sorry for the family, I wanted to be there, I wanted to help. The only way I knew how, was fighting still. I knew Marta wouldn't give up, she is a fighter and one of the strongest women I know. She doesn't take crap from anyone, and I mean anyone, and cancer was no exception to her rule. 

Like I said, I felt terrible that I couldn't be around to support Marta through her progress, but I am so glad she fought like hell and is new celebrating life! I think if everyone just took a minute of their time to think about all the important people in their life, and how different your lives would be without them, we would all act a little better, smile a little bigger, and love a little stronger than we normally do, and trust me, that is worth it. 

My friend/roommate Caitlin and I at her Think Pink Dressage Horse Show two October's ago, to help raise money and awareness for her coach who was diagnosed.  
My beautiful sisters and I showing off our Think Pink spirit during recruitment!  

Passing out awareness ribbons at donation booth around campus!
There is still so much fighting left to do, and so many people to remember and help. I am so honored to be a part of such an amazing sorority that gives so much to this great cause. I am proud to call myself a Zeta sister, and dedicate my time and effort to helping women (and men!) beat breast cancer.

This year, each sister is to raise $100 of her own funds to go to our donation for the year. If you would like to donate, it would be VERY much appreciated. I have attached the link here: 

https://www.zetataualpha.org/cms400min/idonate/ifund.aspx?Amount=DEFAULT&Dist=ETAXI&spInst=CHAP&opLog=f&swDed=f&swCh=f&pghdr=HEADER_94&bBO=PA&AcctGrp=WF_&bQA=Q2

and all you have to do is make sure you put my name as the chapter member. Hopefully i will be able to post more pictures and an update of how our first Crown Classic went! 





Sunday, September 29, 2013

So SICK!

So excuse the quickness of this post, and the lack of posts before it, but let's just sum up my weekend in a few pictures. And by "weekend" I mean starting on Tuesday until now, this is what my life has been looking like....


Tuesday: Started with runny nose, cough, sore throat, fever, ya know the fun basics

 Wednesday: consisted of me going to the store and literally buying all of the sick people food I could buy. Also note my brother had to drive me to the store because I could barely get out of bed.

Thursday: I got my butt out of bed (thanks to a call from my doctor) to head to the health clinic on campus, and I was NOT happy about being out of bed.

Friday: after being up all night being sick and my fever spiking to around 102-103 and having severe abdominal pain, I ended up at the hospital drinking 32 oz of metallic tasting kool aid waiting for my CT scan. I finished it and after my CT did show up so clear, I have spent Friday, Saturday, and now Sunday night in the hospital. YAYYYY

So much for an exciting weekend recap. All I can say, is I have some of the best friends in the world, from brining me blankets and pillows and sweatshirts and coloring books and magazines and my shampoo and everything else in the world I could possibly ask for, they are above and beyond the best people I have in my life. Despite how this weekend did not exactly turn out the way I had planned on it, my friends and brother made it all the more bearable.

I'm sure once I'm out of the hospital and done processing everything that has been happening this weekend I will write a more composed post, but since I have been laying in a hospital bed all weekend with certain amounts of great drugs in my system, here are a few more entertaining pictures of my stay this weekend :) 

 I finally felt good enough so I sat in the chair and wrote emails to professors and Taylor decided to take my seat and catch up on some TV. The picture to the right is my amazing artistic talent when Paige was great enough to come bearing gifts for arts and crafts hour. That is Stevie's Cat's butt....so that's about where my day was everyone. 

Happy Weekend and start of the week everyone! Hope ya'lls' is better than mine! :) Now excuse me while I go cuddle in my comfy hospital bed all drugged up and fall asleep as I re-watch all the seasons of "New Girl" because I am depressed that I am finally all caught up.

Little Kate, OUT! 



Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Rails, Ragers, and Way too Many Snapchats

Happy Tuesday Everyone! Hopefully this post will be a little more upbeat than the last, and you all enjoying my "recap" of my weekend. Instead of doing a normal summary of what I did this weekend, I decided to do a little twist on it that is making me LOL as I read it. I realize after going through my 57 new pictures on my iphone from two days that there were a lot of "candid/embarassing/selfie" photos that I just couldn't get enough of. Not all of them are of me, and so sorry to any of my friends who are featured in this post, hanging out with me and my iphone is warning enough to know that whatever pictures I take are beyond your control :) 

First on our list, is this gem 


This was the result at the second stop of our little trip downtown this weekend. I was really excited about snap chatting everyone, but then decided I wanted to keep the pictures I was taking, so why not just screen shot them! 


Right after, 
Overall just a great quality picture. Disclaimer, those cups full of red liquid, those are what we like to call "Rails" which is basically about 7 shots of alcohol mixed with a little grenadine and some other crap, all for about $9, it's the signature drink at my local college bar, and you can't go to this bar without getting one. So that's a little insight to my night there. 

My friend Maria, super excited about her giant piece of Pizza. #drunkmunchies

Tailgating on Saturday for the VT game with a few of my sorority sisters, ya know us just trying to get a few cute senior sorority girl pics, and of course the guys taking it have to take 30 others while we are getting ready. #RUDE We all look so great, we know.


This magnificant picture is not actually a picture, but a screenshot of a video that was taken while we were tailgating. This is a wonderful action shot of my friend who decided to participate in a dunk-a-roo. What is a "dunk-a-roo?" You may ask. Well, for those of you who don't know....it goes a little something like this. 2 Guys (in this case 4) one tub full of ice water. Head underwater for 10 seconds, come up, slap each other, shotgun a beer. #soCOLLEGE
Here is the actual video of a "dunk-a-roo"
video


Then this was taken the day after the game....
Christine is our little pale friend, and that my friends is what happens on a hot game day in Blacksburg. #TANLINES

This was the status I was in during the game just a few moments after getting into the stadium and up into our seats. 
Hey at least I was smiling and excited! #selfiemode

Hope you all enjoyed my selfies and awkward/embarassing photos as much as I do, and I think it just shows that we can all learn to let go and laugh at ourselves every once in a while, it's totally worth it. 


Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Silver Lining

So I know this isn't going to be the most positive post for a Monday morning, but I promise it doesn't end that badly. I'll give ya'll a great re-cap of my weekend later, don't worry, it's not that exciting either. 

As a preface, some of you may or may not know this part of my story, but back in February of 2013 I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, which is a type of "autoimmune disorder" or an "immune deficiency state" to be more politically correct I guess. Anyways, I have been struggling with this not only for the past few months, but for the past few years. Four to be exact. I started showing the non-typical symptoms of Crohn's as early as my junior year of high school, when I would have back and hip pain to the point where I couldn't get out of bed. It took so long for my doctors to figure out what was wrong for a few reasons:

1. That is a very young age to be starting to show symptoms of Crohn's. 
2. Like I mentioned, I was showing all of the non-typical symptoms, not the main gastrointestinal ones that doctors normally look for. 
3. I was going to all the wrong doctors, and too many different ones. No one doctor saw my full workup so they couldn't see the full picture of the problem. 
4. My symptoms were not steady. They would come and go sporadically and wouldn't really stay around long enough for my doctors to get to the bottom of it. 

Right now you are probably wondering, "okay, so what does this all mean? why are you telling us all this? what does this have to do with anything?" 

Well, the past few weeks I have been trying to get into a research study that was being conducted in the doctor's office that I go to, and it seemed like a really good opportunity. Although it was for an experimental drug, it was approved by the FDA already, I would be getting paid for my appointments every two weeks, and although I would have to undergo a lot of poking and prodding and blood work and things like that, the medicine would be free, I wouldn't have any co-pays for my appointments, and according to the other participants in the study, the medicine was working like a miracle to control their symptoms. It seemed like a dream come true, and the last few weeks I was waiting on a call from my doctor to see whether or not I qualified to participate in the study. And finally last week the call came through. 


Good news: all of my bloodwork came back and my numbers were "bad" enough that I qualified for the study. (when I say "bad" it means that my symptoms had to reach a certain level for them to deem the medication necessary for me, so "bad" numbers really meant good enough to get me into the study)

Bad news: the study was being discontinued and they are no longer taking any more participants at this time. 

I was heartbroken. I was on the phone with my doctor for a good 20 minutes after she told me that, and I don't really remember any of it. She was talking but I just wasn't listening. I was too busy just being upset about the fact that they teased me with this great opportunity and I went through 4 weeks of trials to see if I qualified, and the fact that I even qualified and then they discontinued it....it was just a lot of emotions all at once and ones I really didn't feel like having or dealing with at this time. 

So what is the next step? The whole reason I was even trying to get into this study was because the medicine that I am on now has stopped working as my Crohn's as progressed further and further. The next option for me is a type of medicine called an "immunosuppressant" which is a little bit scary to me. Although the medicine really will help me out in the long run (hopefully) it means that I will probably be getting sick a lot more than I usually do (which is already a TON), I won't be able to give blood, and overall there's a chance that I'm gonna feel pretty crappy on some days for no good reason. I think I am making it out to more than it really is, and I know things could be a lot worse. But that doesn't make it any easier. 

As usual Calvin always knows how to explain EXACTLY how I'm feeling.


So like I said, I know it could be a lot worse. But on top of working 20ish hours a week, taking 15 credits, and also trying to have a social life, starting a medicine that could potentially make me sick is a pretty scary thing to me, especially for my senior year. I don't want to spend it in bed sick. I know things will be okay, and I've got a great doctor who I love and I know that I can always figure something out with her if this doesn't work for me, but it really is scary. A 21 year old dealing with a chronic illness like this, it can be a lot for one person to handle. But it could always be worse. 

This week I'm just asking all of ya'll to cross your fingers a little bit for me in hopes that my appointments and everything go smoothly and this all ends up working out. Cause I mean really, that's all we really can do. 

I also hope you all are starting your Mondays off on a little bit of a better note than I am! This week will be a great week though, I can just feel it :) 




Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Comeback of the Year?


So let's start off by just making a little shout out to my "Sophomore Slump or Comeback of the Year" Fall Out Boy reference all the way back from 2007. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Fall Out Boy, and let's be honest, I still love them just as much as ever. ANYWAYS. 

On to the important things. 


I have been gone. Yes. I have been busy. But recently there have been a lot more things that have needed my attention rather than posting to Blogland. Unfortunately. I wish some days had like 50 hours so then I could maybe get everything I needed to do done, but that's not how it works. So now I have to prioritize, and my lovely blog fell a little lower on the list. Sorry Blog. I still love you<3

So to catch everyone up, I started my senior year. And it has been BEYOND crazy. I know that college is supposed to be fun and carefree and all of you college grads are gonna bitch at me about how hard the real world is. And I'm not saying it's not. But I'm also just saying that working 30 hours a week plus taking 5 senior level classes isn't the easiest thing I've ever done. I have barely had time to breathe these past two weeks, let alone see friends or anything like that. Well, sort of, but that is for another post. 

There have also been a few things that have been needing my attention more than this, and so I have been focusing on those rather than this. And it felt good, but I'm happy to be back. 

Okay, now I'm rambling. And I will stop. STOP. now.

Onto Goals....so apparently almost every blog I read everyone is deciding to do a "September Goals" post, which I LOVE and all, but wait why don't we do this every month? I think that would be a good trend to start. But without further ado, here is at least SOMETHING interesting in this post, sorry I made you read through all this other crap to get to it. 


- Don't fall behind on schoolwork. This is my last year as an undergrad and I am working my a$$ off to get into grad school, can't screw up at the beginning of the semester and ruin it for the whole year. 
- Make a decision about work. Right now I am working as a manager at the Calling Center, and just got a job as a Peer Career Advisor (basically exactly what I want to do with my life) and I am having a little more trouble than I expected juggling both of them. 
- Go to the gym 3x a week. I mean this one. 
- Pay off my credit card. This one is going to take more than a month, but I'm working on it. 
- Visit at least 1 grad school and fill out 1 application. 
- STUDY AND TAKE THE GRE. This really should be number 1. 
- Don't ignore my friends. When I get busy and stressed, they are the first thing in my life to get pushed to the back burner, and I don't want to be that person anymore. 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Weekend Rambles

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Alright everyone, so today is a rainy yucky day, and I've got lots of driving to do. It's 8:45 and I worked my butt off yesterday studying for a final ALL day, literally all day, so let's all keep our fingers crossed that I did well on that! 

So today's post is just going to be a bunch of ramblings that I have had on my mind lately. Not sure if I'm gonna be motivated enough to write another one tomorrow, so hopefully this will hold off until I decide to write again :) 

1. Whoever invented summer classes needs punched in the face. I hate them. They're stupid. Seriously. They're just fake classes pretending to be real classes. Everyone knows you are fake. But the grades are real. Oh the grades are real....
Seriously this is how I spent the 2nd to last Saturday of my summer. I hate you summer classes.


2. Can everyone just say please and thank you all the time? It would make me and I bet everyone else if everyone just used some common courtesy sometimes. 

3. It has been really cool here lately, like REALLY cool. Like it's been like 65 degrees everyday. What the heck is that about? I mean I LOVE IT. But it is really just a tease for fall. So I have been getting super excited to rock my Bean Boots this coming fall/winter. I finally indulged myself in some and I can't wait to wear them. Any suggestions/out recommendations for them would be very welcome :)
Just some infinity scarf loving on my way to work cause it was so cool out!

4. I haven't mentioned this in like 2 posts so here we go again, I MISS MY IPHONE SO DAMN MUCH!!! I am really working hard on getting one from ebay, but those freaking automatic bidder things are so annoying. So if anyone has a Sprint iphone for sale or has tips on how to get a phone off contract and still legit, hit me up! :) :) :) I want to be team iphone again! 

5. Honestly, what am I doing with my life that I don't have a furry animal pet friend to cuddle with yet? My life is really missing some animal cuddle loving. 
If anyone is looking to get me a present, this busshel of kittens would do just fine please :) 


6. I just downloading all the best songs from the Season 4 Glee Soundtrack and I am so excited to listen to all of them. I have one more episode left so I am almost done with the season! Also I downloading the new Luke Bryan CD (AMAZING AS ALWAYS) and the new Parachute CD too. They are coming to Tech the first week of school and although they are kind of a band that not too many people have heard of, I love them and so excited to see them! 

7. Despite the fact that I love how cool it has been here lately it is really throwing a kink in my pool time with only one week of summer left. I am so pale it's scary and I need to get some tan on me asap. So grr please sun come back out.

8. I feel like a whole new person now that I have a car. I can drive to work or to the grocery store or run errands whenever the frick I want! It's so nice! I don't have to coordinate with my roommates or friends or brother on when they are going to do stuff and ask if they can take me with them or drop me off on the way or whatever. Honestly it is something I will never take for granted again, but watch out ya'll Kate's got a new set of wheels. 

9. I need to read more. I have gotten some more done since work has slowed and I'm hoping I have some relaxation time to blow through a few more this week without school work, but I guess we will see about that. 

10. Also, I just updated my "contact" info page so go check it out and send me some emails! :) 

Alright, I think that is all for now! But I hope you are all enjoying the rest of your weekends and yours are less rainy and yucky than mine, but hopefully the beginning of this week will be better than the beginning of this weekend has been! So now it's time for Kate to go shower and pack and leave by 10:30...1...2...3...GO! 



Saturday, August 17, 2013

Cop-Out

So I admit, today is such a cop-out post. I have like 4 drafts saved on here, and can't really totally finish any of them, I'm just not feeling inspired enough. So I stole this from Heather over at Pretty Strong Medicine. This is my last week of summer before school starts, and I am working on getting books, paying my sorority dues, getting my room in order, getting my schedule in order, avoiding studying for my final that is due by midnight tonight and trying to enjoy the last real week of summer weather and summer fun, oh and getting un-sick so I have the energy to do all of those things, so excuse me if I have been a little preoccupied. I am getting excited cause I am going to visit my bff Stevie this weekend, so that will be a nice little break and treat to myself for finishing this class :) 

I'm tagging all of you! Choose from the list of questions below and tell us more about yourself! Feel free to Tweet/Facebook/Comment Below your post!

1. What do you plan on doing with your life a decade from now?
I'll be 31. Hopefully I'll have kids by then, or at least married with one on the way. I really just want to graduate college and go to grad school then maybe travel a little and find a job and then get married. I mean, isn't that how everyone wants to do it though? So I guess we will just see. Also, I want to look something like this when I'm 31. (I just found out that Rachel Bilson is 31 and she looks SMOKING HOT! I can dream right?) 

2. Would you rather go back in time or remain where you are in terms of the time of your life?
I would for sure rather remain in time rather than go back. Hands down no questions asked. I can't even imagine going back to my life the way it used to be. It blows my mind how much my life has changed even in the past four years, and I wouldn't change it for the world. I love my friends and my school and where I am at in my life, looking back on my life I thought I was happy but I had no idea. 

3. What’s something you hate?
Hot tamales and indian food. And when people don't say please and thank you. Seriously it's the easiest thing in the world and makes you look like a great member of society. It's kind of a necessity thing for me. Those are just the first three things that came to my mind. :) 

4. What is your usual everyday dress code?
It's pretty embarassing but literally if I'm not in yoga pants/norts and a big tshirt or sweatshirt, it's a big deal. Woops. I really hate jeans and would rather wear a dress any day of the week than jeans and a shirt. I can just never find the right jeans to fit me so I'd rather not.

5. Why do you blog?
For me. Literally for me. I want to look back on this time in my life and smile and know that I wrote it all down. I don't blog to share my personal experiences or have lots of followers (although those are all great perks) but it's really just for me at the end of the day.

6. Your greatest personal achievement.
At this point, going to college. I know I hate a full life ahead of me and a lot more things to accomplish, but just being here at a school where I didn't know anyone and really finding myself. I have also made some personal decisions in my personal life recently that were very hard for me and things I have NEVER done before, and I am really happy. I am starting to trust myself and just be happy with me which is something that has never happened before.