Tuesday, August 27, 2013

a new year... in august

Sorry for the lack of posts! It's been a long two weeks. I moved into my apartment and started classes yesterday. Needless to say, I am already feeling overwhelmed with school. That sounds so pathetic but junior year always seems to be the most important year whether you're in high school or college.

I am taking three of my minor classes, two of which are 300-level courses and one which is a 400-level (aka what most consider senior level). I'm excited for all three, I just know it's going to be a lot of work, which of course I am willing to put in! Other than that, I am taking a general education music class that seems interesting so far and hopefully will be easy and hold my attention throughout the semester! My fifth class is my LAST & FINAL business pre-req before I get accepted to COB 300! I am more than ecstatic about that! I'll keep y'all updated with classes... if I can keep up with myself!

Tonight we had our first of many recruitment workshops! It was pretty basic, but I'm sure it will get more intense as we get closer and closer to actual recruitment! I will also keep you posted throughout recruitment and once we get our new, lovely ladies, of course!

As for now, I'm going to try to get a good night's rest so I can finish all my work tomorrow and hopefully look forward to relaxing weekend nights! I'm feeling homesick, which is odd considering this is my third year at college, but you know how that goes. Home cooked meals and time with your parents/siblings is always hard to leave. I wish you all a good year and good grades!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


After many long days, I am unwinding with a new book, a perfectly scented candle, an open window brining in cool summer air, and a clear mind.

It is so easy to get caught up in drama and gossip that is so unnecessary but relevant at the time. Nights like these allow me to catch up with myself and my thoughts. In a week I'll be back at my home away from home, starting a new semester with new classes and new people. I am most excited about starting three of my minor classes, which will be in person... finally! I'm also excited to go through my first recruitment as a sorority girl as opposed to a PNM. It's definitely something to look forward to... lots of excitement as well as other emotions! I am also looking forward to getting back to the gym once I get back to school. I went on a run tonight and it felt good but I also could have done better... but that's what I get for taking a month off (due to pure laziness, I'm ashamed). Needless to say, my body will be getting the brunt of it all once I get back! Of course, I will update you with that news when the time comes and the only thing I am able to do is lay in bed and mess around on my computer and enjoy multiple good books. And as I leave you with an open mind for myself, I'll share a favorite quote of mine:

"Have a mind that is open to everything, and attached to nothing."

Currently reading: 

Love the One You're With
by Emily Giffin.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

true love

A good relationship is when two people accept each other’s past, support each other’s present, and love each other enough to encourage each other’s future. So don’t rush love. Find a partner who encourages you to grow, who won’t cling to you, who will let you go out into the world, and trust that you will come back. This is what true love is all about."

Monday, August 5, 2013

a trip down memory lane

I started going through my old school notes, homework, tests, etc... this morning and wow, how time has gone by so quickly! I had the best possible freshmen year, hands down. Nothing can beat it and now I'm a rising junior at a school I love to call home. I learned so much my first year at JMU from the classes I took to the people I spent every day with. If ever given the chance to go back and live that year, I would take it without any hesitation. The ups and the downs made it exactly what it was, which turned out to be the best year of my life so far. I am so thankful for the people who came into my life and the people who helped me become who I am today. I can only hope that every college freshman has the same experience as me and makes the best memories they'll never forget.

My roommate and my two suitemates from my dorm freshmen year. The best group I could've asked for :)

Sunday, August 4, 2013

sitting, waiting, wishing

Wow, I have never been more dumbfounded in my life than I was tonight. I was hanging out with a very good friend of mine and one of his best friends. We were all joking around about relationships and I mentioned how I didn't want a relationship right now and my friend asks "what are you waiting for?"

I was so shocked by the question and by my brain's own quick response to the simple, yet terrifying question. I still don't understand why my first thought was what it was, but it's scary and relaxing in a sense of possibility. I have no idea. I'm waiting for something that is never going to happen... and yet I continue to wait for the near impossible.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

we are all going

I just finished my fifth book of the summer, Looking for Alaska. What a beautiful novel. I highly recommend it for those of you bookworms like myself. I don't know how John Green does it, but he writes eye-opening stories and makes you fall in love with his characters. Ugh! I can't get over it.

"The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive."

I absolutely love this quote. It is easy for anyone to relate to it, but not accept it. Forgiveness is one of the hardest acts anyone has to do. There are many people in my life that I haven't fully forgiven yet for what they have done to me, but I hope some day, down the road, I am able to forgive them entirely with all my heart. I only hope, as well, that they too can forgive me.

Another question from Alaska: What is your cause for hope?

I'm still pondering that one, so it unfortunately remains unanswered for now. I will get back to you as soon as I have discovered it myself. I'll leave you with a picture of my summer reading list so far in hopes that you pick up as many good books as I recently have!

An Abundance of Katherine's
Safe Haven
Crazy Little Thing
Looking for Alaska
The Second Chance Cafe