Thursday, May 17, 2012

countdown to london.

While driving home from work today, blaring One Direction and enjoying the beautiful weather... something hit me like a ton of bricks.

I'm going to be in London, England in less than four months.

I know that I've been buying plane tickets and filling out paperwork for studying abroad, but it wasn't until today that I realized one of my dreams is going to come true very, very soon.
I'm going to be surrounded by people with awesome accents. And I'll be able to stare at the very attractive men.
I'm going to visit and see the places I've only read about in books.
I'm going to be on the same island that JK Rowling lives and works and breathes. (Yes, that is supposed to sound slightly stalkerish.)

Honestly, there isn't a bone in my body that is scared about doing this.
I've been ready to do this for the past five years, and it's surreal that I'm this close to checking off one of my bucket list items.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

What My Mother Taught Me

Happy Mother's Day!

I have complied a list of some of the life lessons my mother has taught me.

1. I don't need to show off a lot of skin, wear a lot of make-up, or wear skin-tight clothes to be considered beautiful.
2. Never wear white pants with colored or patterned underwear.
3. Always clean up your own mess, especially in the kitchen.
4. Whining will never get you anywhere except your bedroom, without any dinner.
5. A good judge of character is how a friend treats your younger siblings.
6. Relationships are hard, but worth it.
7. Save, save, save your money. (I struggle with this lesson!)
8. God should be in the center of everything you do.
9. There is always more laundry.
10. Sarcasm is spelled S-M-A-R-T-A-S-S.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Second Year.

I figured since I wrote a blog commemorating my freshmen year at Central, I might as well continue the tradition. Sophomore year was better, and worse, than freshmen year. I think I changed more, but I don't think it was for the worse.

I changed my major and career path, experienced my first serious relationship and break-up, made new friends, made some dumb decisions, learned about people, and myself, started on the journey of studying abroad, and left my teen years behind. I told my roommate that I could definitely re-live this year again, drama and all.

I know a lot of students look forward to summer, because they don't have to worry about school. But I'm already missing Mount Pleasant and seeing my friends every day. I'm excited to finally make some money and take a break in learning, but my friends were there for me throughout this whole year. Through every rant, cry, high maintenance moment, laugh, hug, Mount Feeling time, and more. It's hard to wrap my head around the fact that I won't be joining them in August when school starts up again. Don't get me wrong, I can not WAIT to go to London... but I'm also excited for January when I can spend every day with the best friends ever.