Sunday, April 21, 2013


Today I became very aware that the next chapter in my life is about to start. I really can't wrap my brain around the thought. I am trying to decide if I will be happy with what I am going to do next.

I think so.
I hope so.

In other news, this was a perfect weekend.

Tes and I went to the Dogwood Festival yesterday, then we met up with Ali for our first Alumni event.

I slept in, had brunch with Marisa. Had APO Chapter and am extremely proud of how many of my brothers are running for exec next semester. After chapter, Marisa and I went for a run. I have decided to do the 3 miles sometime between Saturday and Monday, so that I can be as flexible as possible. I shaved a full minute off my time this week! I channeled my big brother on that one for real!

It is nice to see improvement. When I was talking to Justin on the phone, I also realized that I have "run" (been on the treadmill, moving at a faster pace than normal) 9.45 miles this week! I am super impressed with myself. :)

Today Justin and I talked about life in Atlanta after graduation. I am going to get better at cooking, teach him some of the things I know. It will be great.
Really, I can't wait!

Now I am listening to Florence's single on repeat and finishing my powerpoint for the last presentation of my undergraduate career. Take that in for a second.

For your enjoyment:

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Today I got my first tattoo and hopefully started the process for the next phase in my life.

AND yesterday I did my run, 1 mile. Today was a rest day (aka. my daily schedule did not allow for a run) and tomorrow back on with another 1 mile. Tomorrow I will eat breakfast so I can try to go as fast as I can...that is the plan anyway. Wish me luck!

Ok, back to the tattoo. So how did this happen? Well I was at dinner with Ali and Sam, and they mentioned that they were going over there and asked if I wanted to tag along. When we got there, I figured why not, and got it done.

It was fun and spontaneous. I got a bird behind my ear. More specifically, I got the outline that is on the gym behind my ear. I plan to get 'nescit cedere' to go with it when I can go with Tes. I figure this school has given me a lot, I have grown so much while I have been here and the people I have met and things I have learned I plan to take with me forever. What better way to recognize that than something that I will have forever. AND, I love the schools motto. It is something I would like to keep with me, a motivator that I can handle the challenges that come.

Anyway for those that want a picture here it is fresh done. I don't know how I feel about the shadows yet, but once they fade I think I will like them. Regardless, it was a great day for adventure and I couldn't be happier.

Monday, April 15, 2013


Brace yourselves. A real life blog post, about real life things.

Graduation: t-minus 33 days.

Right? I can't handle it.
I really do not think it has full hit me yet.
No tears at least.

Anyway, the point of this post is to publicly post my graduation goals. Things to accomplish by graduation:

1. Secure a job. That is the obvious one. I have 2 in the works right now, so cross your fingers. More details on those as they progress. For now, know I have had one interview and I think it went well.

2. Make plans for graduation day. My parents, sister, aunt, cousins, and best friends will be there. It would be a shame to not get my entire crazy family together for the occasion  Maybe a picnic at the park down the street. I think that would be nice, affordable, and lovely. In the meantime, I am waiting on my announcements to arrive and send them out. Ah! I also need to pay my graduation fee...but that is another story entirely. (if you want an announcement, Facebook me your address!!)

3. Learn how to run. Justin convinced me to sign up for the Electric Run. I did. Registration paid. He said he would stay back and keep up with me, so I have to be decent! I have 1 month to prepare. I did my first baseline tonight. I did the 3.1 miles in 42 minutes (really like 41 something, but round up). Justin helped me come up with a plan to get better and get more endurance for the run. I was very proud of myself! I ran the longest and farthest I ever had without stopping (5 straight minutes, 1/2 mile) that is nothing for some people, but as a rookie, I was excited! With his weekly texts about all the running progress he is making, Justin is the inspiration, the Electric run is the motivation. The plan is to run 1 mile 4 days a week. Run 3.1 on one day (on Mondays). When you see me, ask me how it is going. I want to be held accountable.

4. Lose 50 lbs. I have lost 45.5 lbs so far, and have not made much progress past that for a few months. 4.5 left. I want to hit 50 lbs gone by graduation, and keep going from there.

5. Get all my important documents. I have a birth certificate. Now I need a social security card and passport. I need to start the process of getting those.

6. Finish SVU. I have half of season 2, and half of season 3 left. And all of season 13. This will be one of the most enjoyable goals to work on.

I think these are attainable goals! Cross your fingers and wish me luck!!