Tuesday, December 28, 2010

30 Day challenge! [Day Thirteen]

Day Thirteen: Someplace you would like to move or visit.


I have always wanted to visit Scotland so bad. Everything about it draws me to it. The scenery is beyond beautiful, the castles are amazing, and the villages! Plus the accents are amazing as well.

I would really love to visit France as well. I find Paris to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Now I wish I had gone with the Senior class in high school on their trip to Paris. 

Sunday, December 26, 2010

30 Day challenge! [Day Twelve ]

I feel so behind in my 30 Day Challenge, so I decided that I would just start doing one a day again, rather than doing four today to try and catch up. Now that finals and the holidays are over for me, I will be able to keep myself on track!

Day Twelve: Bullet your whole day.

Today was Christmas! So this should be fun!

  • Wrapped most of the gifts at 2-4 am.
  • Woke up around 7:30 am to my nieces pounding on my door
  • Opened gifts with the family
    • I got:
    • Four sweaters
    • Two pairs of jeans
    • A coffee mug (random fact: I drink out of coffee cups 80% of the time)
    • A Dove body wash/shower set
    • Two pairs of pajama bottoms
    • Two books
    • A super soft blanket
    • A new bag/purse (that I had picked out for myself)
    • And money from just about anyone and everyone in my family
  • My parents were both sick so they went back to bed (we have a nasty 24 hour flu like virus going around in our house, I had it yesterday (Christmas Eve))
  • I made a salad to take to my uncle's house
  • My sister, my nieces, and I went over to my Uncle's house to visit with his family and my grandpa.
  • Ate dinner over there and played Wii
  • I was dropped off at home so my sister could take the girls to visit their father
  • Bradford then came over and we opened gifts
    • I got from him:
    • Three's Company season two on DVD
    • A really cute shirt
    • Bird picture clips 
    • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Ultimate edition. (Now I have three copies of that movie, LOVE it!)
    • a replica of Hermione's wand! (how dorky!)
  • We watched Three's Company, ate some eggs and toast, and fell asleep
  • He went home and here I am!
Now I am lounging in bed in my new, super soft pj bottoms, with my fluffy blankets. I'm so comfortable!

How was everyone's holidays?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

30 Day challenge! [Day Ten and Eleven]

Sorry I missed Day Ten yesterday, I was trying to get my final paper done for the last day of class, and afterward I just wanted to sleep the rest of the day.  So today is a double post!

Day Ten: First Love and First Kiss

My first love: When I was 16, I was pretty sure that I was 'in love' with a boy named Michael. We had dated for a month before making it official and he was a real sweet heart to me. We ended up dating for 3-4 months and he actually broke up with me right before Valentine's Day and my 17th birthday. Of course I was heart broken but after I got over it, I realized I missed his mom more than I had missed him. His mom and I were really close and she is seriously the sweetest lady.

Brad would throw a fit if I said this, but it is completely true. I consider Brad to be my first REAL love. I have never had so many feelings for one person in my life. When I dated Michael, I was pretty young and didn't grasp what love really meant. But almost 4 years later, I feel like I have finally found real love and I couldn't be happier in a relationship. Brad is seriously the greatest boyfriend ever and finding him was worth all of the jerks I had to sort through.

My first kiss: Oh goodness, I think most people's first kiss is less than fairytale perfect. Mine happened when I had just turned 13 and I was 'dating' this kid named Max. We had gone to the mall and we ended up kissing in Hot Topic. How unbelievably romantic is that? ( Please note my sarcasm. )

Day Eleven: Put your iPod on shuffle and write 10 songs that pop up.

I don't have my iPod with me, so I am just going to use iTunes.

- "Hear You Me" - Jimmy Eat World
- "Tables and Chairs" - Backseat Goodbye
- "Beauty" - Tegan and Sara
- "Sea and the Rhythm" - Iron and Wine
- "I Put a Spell on You" - Hocus Pocus soundtrack
- "Vivance" - Telemann
- "Hold My Heart" - Sara Bareilles
- "I Feel Fine" - The Beatles
- "Christmas Tree" - Lady Gaga
- "Unsaid" - The Fray

Monday, December 20, 2010

30 Day challenge! [Day Nine]

Day Nine: How you hope your future will be.

I hope my future is filled with success. I hope to be living in my own house with many adopted cats from shelters (though Brad would hate that, haha). And I do hope that Brad is there with me. I also hope to have a full filling job that I wont get bored with or hate the minute I start. I also am hoping I will be able to travel when I have the time/money to do so, there are so many places I would love to go, most notably, Scotland!

But the most important thing is that I am absolutely happy. If I am completely happy with how life is going, regardless of what is going on, then I will consider it to be successful.


Wednesday is my last day of class, and I am trying to hammer out this final paper so I can just relax tomorrow, go to class Wednesday then enjoy break!


Sunday, December 19, 2010

30 Day challenge! [Day Eight]

Day Eight: A moment you felt the most satisfied with your life.

A moment I felt most satisfied with my life is probably right now.

While there are still things that bug me going on in my life, I feel like I am able do work through them everyday.  I feel like I am finally going down the right roads to where I want to be in my life.

I am much happier in general as a person than I was two years ago and even if things aren't perfect, I am able to deal with the stress better. I was also able to figure out who my real friends were in the past year and being able to get rid of any negative people in my life has definitely helped. I have a wonderful boyfriend who has put up with my mood swings and who is an all around amazing person.

Now I am off to bed. My last week of classes start tomorrow and I am so ready for it to be over!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

30 Day challenge! [Day Seven]

Day Seven:Your zodiac sign and do you think it fits you?

I never really look into zodiac signs to much, but I do think they are fun to read about from time to time. After reading about my sign more, I think it fits me very well.

February 19 - March 20: Pisces is the 12th sign of the Zodiac and is represented by two fish swimming in opposite directions. The two fish symbolize the internal struggle of the soul within a Pisces. Often, the fish are swimming away from each other in a circle representing life after death or reincarnation. Pisces is considered a feminine or negative sign. Feminine signs are considered more passive, receptive and sensitive than masculine/positive signs. Pisces are common as inventors, writers, musicians, painters, and dancers. Pisces make great friends and mates. Pisces are extremely loyal and caring. Pisces often possess uncanny intuitive or psychic abilities.

Pisces are sensitive, humane and often idealistic. People born under this sign react emotionally to everything making them compassionate and sensitive to those around them. Rather than taking an analytical approach to life, Pisces react to the feelings of others and as a result can be very influential when they choose to be. In the right situaltion a Pisces can be capable of incredible deeds. The positive nature of a Pisces and the fact that they are tuned into the feelings of others makes them socially popular.

Being able to read and react to situations makes Pisces one of the most adaptive signs in the Zodiac. They are very intuitive and as a result can be flexible and prosper in many different situations. The intuitive nature of Pisces also makes them a very creative and imaginative sign. Pisces are often artists, writers and dreamers. The strong intuition of a Pisces can also mean that they are very spiritual.

ELEMENT: Water Pisces is one of 3 water signs in the Zodiac, all of which share similar characteristics. Water signs are typically sensitive, emotional (sometimes vulnerable), creative, sensitive and melancholic. The other water signs in the Zodiac that share these characteristics are Cancer and Scorpio.

Friday, December 17, 2010

30 Day challenge! [Day Six]

Day Six: Write 30 interesting facts about yourself.

I'm not sure how interesting these will be, but here they are!

1. I am 20 years old
2. I have one sister and one step brother (who I never really see), and I am the youngest.
3. I played the flute in my school's band from 6th grade to 12th grade. I'll admit that I miss band class.
4. I have a missing tooth on my bottom left side because my baby tooth didn't have an adult tooth under it.
5. I have been blogging since I was fifteen using various LiveJournal accounts.
6. I was too scared to get my ears pierced when I was younger so I got my cartilage pierced when I was 13. Somehow I thought getting on piercing would be better than two...I wasn't smart enough to know that cartilage would hurt more than lobes, which neither hurt much anyways.
7. I am 5'2 1/2 and have been about the same height since 6-7th grade.
8. I am naturally golden blonde.
9. I have one tattoo with three more  in mind.
10. My favorite animals are elephants.
11. My favorite Christmas gift last year was a CATS musical snow globe that my mom bought for me, so dorky, I know.
12. I have been pen palling for almost two years.
13. 90% of the movies I watch are horror movies.
14. I love reading, and have way too many on my 'to read' list.
15. My middle name is my mother's first name.
16. My sister named me after a friend she had at the time (she was 5), if my parents named me, I would have been Lauren.
17. My boyfriend thinks I can't wait to be an old lady. I guess this means I act like an old lady sometimes.
18. I really like to read about true crimes. Like serial killers, and mass murders. Kind of creepy, huh?
19. When I was 12 I was on a bowling league, I have a trophy.
20. I have an intense phobia of driving and canoeing.
21. I hate it when people chew loudly.
22. My best friend is my cat, Quinn.
23. If I watch a movie that ISN'T a horror movie, I will cry 95% of the time.
24. One of my favorite summer time foods is grape salad.
25. I have swam with dolphins in the Bahamas.
26. I have needed glasses every year since first grade, except for fourth grade.
27. I hate wearing jeans and find them uncomfortable.
28. I clean when I am angry.
29. I will let anyone borrow anything from me, except for my books, because they always come back in terrible condition or I don't get them back at all.
30. I am the only person in my family with my last name, and no I am not adopted.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

30 Day challenge! [Day Five]

Day Five: A time you thought about ending your own life.

Well this isn't the most cheery subject. When I was 18 I was a very pessimistic person. I had just graduated high school and literally sat around and did nothing for weeks at a time. I rarely kept in contact with friends because they were all moving forward and going to the next step and I was staying in the same spot. I didn't have many people to talk to outside of my family and had only seen my then best friend a handful of times. My parents weren't making it any better because they would always nag me about everything and it would just create a lot of tension in the house. My sister was also having marriage issues and came to live with us for a while with her two kids (much like now...two years later). I felt like I was alone and everyone else was just there to put more stress on me. But I started to get my self back together and a year later I was a lot more optimistic.

And while my life still has a lot of stress in it, I am able to handle it a lot better than I used to.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

30 Day challenge! [Day Four]

Day Four: What are your views on religion?

I don't believe in organized religion. I believe in things that I choose to believe in, no matter where they come from. I have absolutely no problem with anyone who is very religious and I find learning about religions to be interesting, but I myself do not identify with any single religion.

The only time I ever have an issue with religion is when people try to shove it down your throat. I'm sorry, but just because I don't believe in what you do doesn't make me a bad person, I don't shove my beliefs down anyone's throat. I respect other people's beliefs and I expect them to respect mine as well.

(images from weheartit.com)

Brad has amazing socks.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

30 Day challenge! [Day Three]

Day Three: What are your views on drugs and alcohol.

I'll be honest, they never really appealed to me, and even though I have tried both (drugs and drinking), it was only a small amount and I told myself to never do either again.

I find drugs to be rather disgusting and I don't really like to be around them.Yes I do have friends that do drugs, but I would never hang out with them while they are doing them or if they plan to do them while they are hanging out with me. Sorry but no.

I don't really mind drinking so much, as long as it is a manageable amount. A beer here and there or a glass of wine is fine by me, but if you are drinking to get drunk, that is where I draw the line. I think it is sloppy and I cannot stand how people can be totally different under the influence of drinking.

I could see myself drinking a glass of wine every now and then once I am of age, but everything else is a no-no for me.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

30 Day challenge! [Day Two]

Day Two: Where you'd like to be in 10 years?

I would love live with Brad, and his dogs/my cats in a cozy house, much like this one:

I also see myself with a secure job. Maybe as a Pharmacist, or an elementary school teacher, as I would be 30 going on 31 by this time. I am not sure about children, I don't think I would really want to have children of my own, to be honest. But I do know that in 10 years, all I really want to be is truly happy.
 I also would have liked to traveled to Scotland by this time!


In other news, today is FREEZING! It has been snowing all day and all of the schools around here were already closing for tomorrow at 6 pm tonight! I REALLY hope that my class gets canceled for tomorrow.

I do not want to go out there, it is suppose to 'feel' like -15 degrees out and I am kind of hoping to have a snow day so I can catch up on my paper/portfolio for class, and catch up on more pen pal letters. 

What is the weather like where you live?

Saturday, December 11, 2010

30 Day challenge! [Day One]

Hello! Since the last couple weeks have been slow, and the next two weeks will be slow (since I will be finishing up class) I decided to start a 30 day challenge!

Day One: My current relationship.

As most of you probably already know, I am in a relationship with a guy named Brad. We have been dating for 11 months (celebrated on December 8th!) and I am super excited about our one year coming up right after New Year's!

I will have to save the story of how we met for a post I make around our one year anniversary.
He is such an amazing person and I can't tell him enough how much he means to me.  And how thankful I am for the fact that he puts up with all my mood swings, my instant obsession with any video game he makes me play, and how much coffee ice cream I ask for.

He truly is one of the better things to come into my life and I am so, so very thankful for him.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Things Always Get Better.

Hello everyone!

Sorry I haven't updated in a while. I honestly didn't have much motivation with everything that was going on. 

For anyone who may have missed my last post, my grandmother passed away the day after Thanksgiving. My great aunt Betty, who was my grandma's sister, passed away on Thanksgiving day. Yesterday (December 3rd) was my grandmother's service. And I will be honest, I was probably the loudest crier. I am such an emotional person.

I miss my grandmother greatly.


I feel that after her service, I can move on a little bit now. I feel better and have more motivation now, but sometimes I just lay in bed and want to cry again. But I know she is in a better place, and she is happy, and I know she wants me to be happy too.

These are the last couple weeks of my class, and I have to tell you, this new teacher (we had to switch professors in the middle of the semester) is crazy! Not only is she giving us way more homework than was originally scheduled, but she is giving us two weeks LESS to get it all done in, plus making our 7-8 page report now 9-10 pages. Normally I wouldn't care, but honestly I don't really have the time to write this paper right now. Oh life.

But I can't wait until Christmas!

Bradford and I actually have quite the holiday packed next two months:
December 25 - Christmas
January 1- New Years
January 8 - Our One Year!
January 23 - Brad's 20th Birthday
February 14 - Valentine's Day
February 20 - My 21st Birthday

Crazy! But I'll admit that I am excited!