Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Happy (half) Birthday to Me!

Wooo! 20 1/2! Can't believe it's been six months since my birthday and six months until my next birthday! Craziness!

Anyway, I just wanted to do a post this year since I forgot last year!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Now and Then

Title is the little reference to my favorite coming of age film from the 90's. :)

Today Taylor Swifts new album 1989 came out. I can so vividly remember writing about when Red came out two years ago. It's crazy because it feels like it could just be a couple of months ago but it's been two years. So much has changed since I was sitting alone in my dorm room as the sun shown down on my desk.

My initial fears about 1989 were pretty much confirmed right away. The album is very different from anything she's ever done. Lots of backup vocals, lot's of repetition, lots of mature lyrics. All of those things are ok but all at once, it was a little much to take in. Upon my first listen, I was really unsure and a bit let down. After a few more times, I started to appreciate some songs that I had previously dismissed, that happens to me a lot. I think I like it, even if it is a big change in her music style. I think I'm beginning to appreciate different types of music now though so it's all good. I think Clean, Bad Blood and Out of the Woods are fabulous. I Know Places, How You Get the Girl and Style are super fun was well.

Anyway, the album release was just one of those reminders that time has gone by so quickly and now my life is so different than it was. Different, but not bad.

Friday, October 24, 2014


So much for blogging every day this week, huh? It's officially Friday and this is the first time I've logged in. The reason: insanely busy. I am not used to this caliber of busy, but that's another post in itself. Anyway, I've been working out every day, baking, bible study, homework, errands, working (where I was tonight), and more. I need this weekend to recharge. Thankfully, it's not going to be as packed as I originally thought as we cancelled the big plans we had for Saturday. I'm fine with it, because I'm so worn down.

Something pretty exciting for me may be happening next month and I'm pretty stoked. But I don't want to write about it yet in case it doesn't pan out. We shall see! Also, another hint about my Halloween costume: it's all one piece.
I WILL be blogging more this weekend, be on the lookout!!

Sunday, October 19, 2014


Wow, I've truly been a terrible blogger this month. Bad bad bad. Here's a bit of what's been going down:

  • School work, and lots of it. Everything seems to be piling up at the same time. Is it Christmas break yet??
  • Halloween preparations!! On the actual holiday we're having a little get together at our house with a lot of my younger cousins. The day after my aunt and uncle are hosting a party in their new barn. I have part of my costume ready, hint: It's red and shiny. 
  • Taylor Swifts second single from 1989 is pretty awesome! Definitely puts me more at ease for the rest of her album (being released in 7 days!!)
  • Ebola doesn't scare me...until I go to work and have to deal with more blood than ever before. 
  • I've joined a monthly choir at Church and we performed for the first time today. It was a blast!
I have a bunch of posts that I've wanted tow write but haven't been very motivated. However, this week I'm going to force myself to write one post every day so get ready!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Busy October

I've been writing a lot for school so I haven't much felt like writing on here but I do like to keep the ole blog updated!

For my creative writing class we had to write a complete short story and have a big workshop. I ot the most awesome feedback from my professor, I have never felt so encouraged! It just reminds me that writing truly is my passion and it's something I can say I'm truly good at. My other classes have been plugging along, I can't believe it's already time to take midterms! How crazy is that? I swear that before I know it it will be Thanksgiving.

Speaking of holidays...my favorite Uncle and Aunt are finally going to have a big Halloween party this year! I'm SO excited. I didn't know what to dress up as and I wanted it to be something really great. I went through a lot of ideas but I finally realized that I should be something that makes ME happy, not necessarily what everyone will like. So I decided to be an Olympic gymnast because when will I ever get to wear a leotard in my life other than Halloween??? My costume is currently in the mail and I'll post a picture when I get it. I just bought a plain red, competition leotard and I'm going to embellish it to look like the team uniform from London. Then I'll pull my hair back with a braid going into a ponytail, wear a medal and some warm up pants. I can't wait!

Besides the party, there will be a lot going on this month. I'll be babysitting a few days, working weekly and we'll be making a trip to an awesome amusement park that we go to every year. On Monday, M and I don't have class so the two of us and my mom will be going to a Columbus day parade to watch E in her marching band. I didn't get to go last year so it should be a good time. 

Also happening this month...Taylor Swifts new album is coming out! I initially hated "Shake it Off" but it's grown on me. My only worry is that all of the songs will be fast paced/dance songs. I know they're fun but what I've always loved about TS is her slowed down, story type songs. I'll always love her as an artist but I hope I'm not disappointed.

I've continued to work out about 3 times a week and really, I'm so happy about it. Though every work out I think, "I am NOT doing this again." when I'm in the thick of it. I always end up feeling great afterward and glad I put in the effort. It's a tough program but very rewarding, I think everyone should work out if they are able.

Another reason I haven't been blogging much is because the gymnastics world championships has been going on for about a week now. I've been covering it on my other blog (link on the sidebar) . Once that is over with after this weekend, I'll have more time to write on here.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Box it Off

It's been two weeks now that I've been working out at a local boxing gym. The classes are an hour long and led by tough (but nice) trainers. It helps to have someone spurring me along and I feel really good afterwards. It's been inspiring me to eat healthier too which is always a plus.

I'm not trying to lose a ton of weight. I'm a thin person by nature. I just want to tone up and be the best me that I can be! This morning I worked out at 8 am, for someone who isn't crazy about waking up early, I don't mind that much. It's a good way to start off the day and gives me a lot of energy.

Tonight my mom and sisters and I are going to see the movie Gone Girl. My mom and I read the book and M is currently reading it. The book was pretty awesome and the movie looks just as good. I'm excited!!