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Thursday, January 31, 2013

It's like that dude Journey said..

Hey, friends. I meant to post this several days ago but I am just now getting to it..

I have never been more inspired in my life.

I found this video on Katie's blog the other class...and I watched it three times. By the end of that day, I had watched it about 12 times. I think that I'm at about 586 views right now. I've been showing it to everybody who will watch it with me. It is seriously my favorite.

Life isn't a game people.
Life isn't a cereal, either. is a cereal..

Knucks, Kid President. Knucks.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Greatest Love Ever in Existence

"He died not for men,
but for each man.
If each man had
been the only
man made, He would
 have done no less."
C.S. Lewis

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Dave is the Man!

Remember that one time about 5 minutes ago that I got stuck in the snow pulling into my driveway? Ha! Then, the neighbors came to help but when my Dad got out there to help, they realized that it was just me being stupid. But, still, thanks for coming to the rescue, neighbors!!!

Well, Well, Well

How stinkin funny are my best friend and I?

She sends me creepy stalker pictures of my cousin and I tell her exactly who she's going to marry.

Lauren and I used to write hate notes to people. Whenever we got super frustrated with somebody, we would write HATE notes to RED ink! How funny are we?! And, then we'd read the letters to each other and laugh really hard and then tear them up and throw them away.
What a beautiful form of therapy!
But, I will say..It's not the same doing it alone. I tried doing it by myself last year and it was certainly not as fun as doing it with a best friend.

Also, people always thought that Lauren was so kind and sweet and innocent. NOOO!! Her hate notes were the funniest! I won't even go in to that...but, it's pretty stinkin funny. I'll just say that.

We're too dang funny!

Too. Dang. Funny

Monday, January 7, 2013

2 things


Chocolate covered cherries. You know the ones..right?
Yeah! These ones!

Well, I hate them. Just kidding. I love them. But, I LOATHE the cherries! I just like the chocolate and the white stuff. So I bite into it and pull the cherry out.


I forgot the second thing..but it was certainly more important than the bit about the chocolate covered cherries..which makes me realize that this is actually a pointless blog post. But..I just wanted to say HI!!

Also, SHOUT OUT to Pantech for being completely, utterly, horribly AWFUL! I'm definitely not a huge fan.

Lovess! :)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Can I get real with you for a minute?

I'm gonna be honest...2012 was the hardest year thus far in my life.
It was completely miserable.
I don't even want to explain why. Don't get me wrong..some great things happened in 2012.
Honestly, I'm a completely different person now than I was a year and a half ago. The latter half of 2012 was so good for me. I grew a lot. I honestly did. I got over a lot of my fears and anxieties.

A year ago, I never would've gone anywhere alone.
Now I go to parties, games, and other events completely alone. It makes me feel extremely scared and vulnerable, but I still do it.

A year ago, the thought alone of driving gave me an anxiety attack.
Now I have my license and I actually enjoy driving.

A year ago, I would've cried myself to sleep 6 out of 7 days of the week.
Now it only happens..well, I won't say how often..but, a lot less often!

So, what I'm saying is that I've really changed a lot.

Angst. That word about sums up my feelings towards the year 2013.
The year that I graduate.
The year that I become a freshman again.
The year that I have to actually think about real life stuff.

2013 is the year that has been drilled into my mind since I was a child. Everybody always said that 2013 would be my graduation year and it didn't even seem like it would ever come. And, now that it's here, it still doesn't feel real.

Why am I feeling angst? Because I'm not ready. I'm not ready for anything. You know the parable of the 10 virgins? Well, I would be in the group that was unprepared for the coming of the bridegroom..except in this case, I feel unprepared for real life. I know my stuff, I do, but am I ready to DO stuff? Am I ready to take deadlines seriously? Am I ready to stop procrastinating? Why do I procrastinate, anyways? It's terrifying!! I'm such a fool.

Anyways..sorry. This isn't your typical New Years post. It's not about goals or anything. I know..I'm lame. My apologies.
This is me probably over thinking everything.
Oh well.