Wednesday, January 30, 2013

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Today, I'm linking up with this kind of love for What I'm Loving Wednesday!
1.  I'm loving Laffy Taffy (except Banana).
2.  I'm loving orange juice (although I'm not sure why).
3. I'm kinda loving that we're remodeling our kitchen.  We have absolutely nowhere to cook, and the demolition of plaster walls is giving me a cough.  But, I'll never forget the time my family spends every single night to make our kitchen beautiful.  And, since we have nowhere to cook, we get to go to my Nana's and spend even more time together as a family screaming at NC State basketball games.
4.  I'm loving this warm weather!  And, although everyone says we're getting tornado winds, I love storms when it's warm outside.
5.  I'm loving my new Longchamp bag.
6.  I'm loving that my brother didn't go off to school!  He should have left the year I came back, but he decided to stay at home and go to community college.  And, I'm loving spending time with him after three years away.
What are you loving this Wednesday?

Monday, January 28, 2013

Grad school

Today, I am trying to get myself together to finish my graduate school applications.  Graduate school is a touchy subject with me most of the time.  Most of the time, I am excited about going back to school.  I know exactly what you're thinking.  Excited? About school?  Call me weird, but I have loved school from the first day I went.  On the other hand, I'm always thinking why go to this much work when I'll never get in?  This stems from the whole change in my plans a year ago.

From the first day of college, my plan was to get my undergrad and go straight through to grad school.  While I was applying to grad school the thought crossed my mind that I definitely needed to figure out what my back-up plan would be just in case I didn't get into grad school.  That's where Disney World came in.  I'm glad I had a back-up plan cause that's just what I needed.  Although I still didn't even go with the back-up, at least I had it.

But, I keep telling myself that it's a different year, and I'm a different person.  I have a related job added to my resume since last year.  Maybe there won't be as much competition.  I'm applying for the Summer session, hoping that it won't be as competitive to start then.  I'm also seriously considering applying to the Distance program at Auburn University.  I have to make sure that I am capable of completing it online though.  I think I can, so I'll probably try.

Well, I have to get back to filling out these applications!


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sunday Social

Sunday Social

This is my first ever link-up; so I'm joining Ashley and Neely for their Sunday Social.

1.  What is your ideal way to relax?
Ultimately, it would be sitting on a porch in a rocking chair (or hammock) with a glass of wine and a good book, but since we don't have rocking chairs on our porch I settle for just the regular chair.  And, in the perfect setting it would be raining.  I'm a huge fan of sitting outside during a storm.

2.  Where is your favorite place to be?
My favorite place to be is Sunday afternoons at my Mawmaw's house for lunch.  I love to be surrounded by my family, and I'm becoming more grateful daily for the fact that I still have both grandparents and aunts and uncles I see more than once a week who can provide wisdom I love to hear.  I am becoming more and more aware that my time with them is getting limited, which means I need to spend time with them now while I can.

3.  Who do you consider your biggest role model?
There are four people in my life I consider equally wonderful role models.  Obviously, my mom is a huge impact on my life.  I wouldn't be anywhere close to the woman I am today without her.  She supports me no matter what my choices are, and I thank the Lord that she lets me live my own life and make my own decisions and mistakes.  The second is my Mawmaw.  This woman is the greatest cook I've ever met in my life.  Everyone at our church idolizes her, and I get to be the lucky girl who gets the love and support she is so wonderful at giving.  The third would be my Nana.  I was the first grandchild she ever had, and no matter what she's always there to listen.  She paid for my violin lessons for the 15 years I took lessons, and I could never repay her no matter how hard I tried.  Which brings me to the fourth role model, my violin teacher.  If it wasn't for her, my life would have taken a completely different path.  She taught me a talent that helps me glorify God and bring joy to people's lives.  I was the shyest kid ever before I started violin.  Literally.  I would go to church and preschool every single day, and never say a word to anyone.  She brought me out of that shell immediately.

4.  What does your life look like in 3 years?
Hopefully, out of grad school, CPA certified, and free of student loans.  Ultimately though, I'd just like to be happy and more secure in my relationship with God.

5.  If you could go back and change one decision, what would it be?
I try not to live with regrets, so absolutely nothing.  Every decision I've ever made got me to this point in my life, and this is where I was meant to be.

6.  What is your biggest accomplishment in life so far?
Graduating from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting in 3 years.

This has been a great experience, and I'll probably do it every Sunday.


Tuesday, January 15, 2013


I know I said I would blog more and I've obviously failed.  But, I'm working on it. I have so many things to talk about its just hard to sit down and actually get it out. Recently, life has been hectic.

I started coaching Upward cheerleading. This is one of the highlights of my week, and although we've only had 2 real practices, I love these girls. There are 5 of them, and they are all so different. They're sooo cute, and all have a special place for The Lord in different ways. It's supposed to be me teaching them more about God, but really they're the ones teaching me.  So that's been added to my week.

My mom and I started going back to Zumba last week. We go 5 times a week, and it makes my day end on such a good note. It feels good to just put something in my week that makes me feel better about myself. And it helps that I love all the different instructors.

It seems that with the addition of zumba back into our lives, some health issues have shown their ugly face again. I had to call the ob/gyn today to ask about the referral for a colonoscopy. Something is going on, and it needs to be resolved. I want my life back.

I'm still working at the law office, but depending on the results of the colonoscopy, that could change relatively soon.  It's just too much after working all day when I don't feel good.  It's only 2 days a week, but its stress I don't need in my life.

I've started applying to grad school for the second half of the summer of 2013. I'll only go part time, and it'll take 2 years instead of 1. So, we'll see what happens.

I think that's everything that has been changing recently.

Oh, and I bought a Longchamp bag and am sooooo excited.