Monday, August 30, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge! Day one!

I am going to be starting a 30 day challenge on my blog, each post with a different day and a different topic. I found this challenge from the lovely Laura and you can find her blog and her own version of challenge day here. Please check it out!

Now for day one...a recent picture of myself and five random facts.

Here is a picture of me and two of my best friends! (I'm in the middle)!

Five Random Facts:

1. I am pretty certain I have some form of OCD, but I realize it does help me because it keeps me very organized, reliable, and great with time management.

2. My three favorite shows are sitcoms: Scrubs, Big Bang Theory, and The Office.

3. I'm obsessed with Will Ferrell and almost all of his movies. (Every actor has some stinkers of course...)

4. I've been at my job for almost four years. I never thought I would say that.

5. I feel writing is the only thing I am really good at.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Cool Website!

Maybe I am the last person in the world to find this website, but for those of you who haven't heard about it... check out!

You sign up for free and make your account and then choose a ton of interests that you like. Then simply click 'stumble' and it will take you to website after website based on your interests. You can 'like' certain ones to save them in your favorites.

It definitely is a great time waster if you have nothing to do... let me know if you use or like stumbleupon!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

When I was 15...

When I was 15, I used to sit in my room alone listening to sad love songs and thought that I would never find a boy that would accept all my flaws and love me unconditionally. I never thought there was a boy out there that completed me, that was funny and sweet and strong, and who would be my best friend. I always hoped there would be though...and I am glad I found him. <3

Monday, August 23, 2010

Stop Domestic Violence: Emotional and Physical!

Picture from MTV's "If you really knew me"

I've been watching a lot of MTV lately that deals with abuse. From "If you really knew me" where kids are constantly opening up about their parents physically abusing them or emotionally to "The Real World" where one girl is dealing with her demons from being abused in a relationship.

And to be honest, it makes me really, really sad. I like to think that if I was in a similar situation, I would know how to deal with it and I would say "Hell no!" to a guy that tried to put his hand on me that way. But what do I know? I've never had to deal with any physical abuse.

It just breaks my heart to see how people treat each other. From the smaller scale of parents telling kids they are fat every day (when they are clearly not) to a boyfriend beating up a girlfriend because she talked to another guy at school. How different would the world be if we just trusted each other and treated each other with the respect we all deserve?

Everyone is beautiful and here for a reason. Everyone has a chance. Change your attitude and treat the people you make fun of with respect and kindness. It will not only change their world and take away some of their hurt, but it will change yours. Everyone has things to deal with and remember you never know what someone is dealing with.

For more information check out this website on domestic abuse.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Internet Addicted

I wanna sit at my computer less...and work out more.

I wanna watch TV less...and read more.

I wanna chat to friends with electronics and say we'll hang out soon less...and actually see each other face to face more.

Being a kid of the "technology" phase, I've struggled with this ever since we got the Internet when I was in sixth grade. We had the old AOL dial-up and I wasn't allowed on after school while my parents weren't home, just in case there was a phone emergency. Of course, being a middle school kid, I went online anyways and always got in trouble when my mom tried to call. One of my best friends would make fun of me sitting on the computer online or playing Sims (yeah, remember that game?!) while she was outside. It would make me feel bad, but I didn't stop using the computer after school.

These days with online classes, being a web intern, being a blogger, and simply being addicted to Facebook, I am online a majority of the day. Don't get me wrong. I like online classes a lot and I love my internship. I also love blogging and think Facebook and email are awesome ways to stay in touch. But I also feel like I spend wayyyy too much online.

So my goals for this upcoming fall semester are to start working out at school after my class and to swap a ton of TV and Internet time for reading. Any more tips or suggestions? I need your help! :)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Site You'll Love:!

If there's one thing I know about college kids these days is that they love the Internet. At times, it can be a time waster and procrastination tool, but others it can be a fun and enjoyable experience. That's where comes in! If you're feeling down due to all the stress that comes with being a college student, head over to this site and type what mood you want to be in.

For example, I went there and typed 'amused'. It comes up with videos that will amuse you. There is also a "pep Today", a video or picture sent to make you feel good. It changes every day so you'll want to check this site more than once.

Here's their mission on their website: "Pepfly – Feel Good. Tell pepfly how you feel and it responds. All of us face challenges in life. For many of us, these challenges cause stress and drain our emotional resources. Millions of people are languishing – not feeling happy or fulfilled in their lives – and could use a bit of help. Pepfly is designed to address this problem, built on the scientifically supported idea that brief experience of positive emotion can have a powerfully beneficial effect over time. Many of us already search the web for content to inspire us, give us new perspective, make us laugh, or remind us of the beauty around us. Pepfly is a new way to find, save, share, and enjoy what moves us most. We hope it can make a difference for you."

It also gives you the chance to sign up for free to get more "pep" and share videos you love with others via Facebook, Twitter, and much more. When you rate videos 'thumbs up' or 'thumbs down', over time Pepfly sends you only things they think you'll like based on your ratings.

Seems pretty cool to me...keep posted for one of my favorite "Pep Todays". :)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Music I'm Lovin'!

For today's post I thought it would be fun to post some music I really like lately. Enjoy! :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I wanna do this!

I think I've found my calling! Or rather, the job I want to do when I graduate.

I just got an internship where I am working with their website, writing, doing PR, and handling their social media. And I really realized I want a job where I can do all of these things. Where I can have my own office.

So fingers crossed that I can do just that in a few months when I'm no longer a college girl, but a big working girl!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Opposites Attract... and sometimes Work...

You've probably all heard the saying opposites attract. Sometimes opposites can and sometimes it can be an epic disaster. Some people can use these opposing sides of one another to work together and make a perfect balance. Others argue and disagree on everything, making it impossible to be together.

In my life, my boyfriend and I are very much alike in certain things, but one difference we have is what makes me love him all the more. The other night, I accidentally locked myself out of my house with my parents and close neighbors 2 1/2 hours away. I knew I needed my boy. In bad situations like this, I immediately start freaking out. I have a panic attack and start crying and basically just lose it. He, on the other hand, is perfectly calm and logical. I love that about him. He always knows what to do in a bad situation and knows how to calm me down along with him.

I don't know what I'd do without that. Or him. :)

Tell me about someone in your life that has an opposite trait and how it helps or hinders you!

Friday, August 6, 2010

It is all Connected

I'm a strong believer that everything happens for a reason. That strings of events are connected and the good and bad moments inside these events shape you and color your life and ultimately lead to something that will change you.

For example, it all started when my parents bought the house I live in. Then when new neighbors moved in. When we became friends with these neighbors. When one of them got me a job at my place of work. When I developed a crush on one of my co-workers. When we started a tango of dating, first kisses, and first relationships. When I met all of his friends. When we broke up and I still kept in touch with his friends who went to my college and he went away to school. When I became best friends with one of these friends who is now my boyfriend of over two years and when I kept some of these girl friends that are my closest friends. When the ex and I finally are able to be good, trusting friends.

Would I be with my great boyfriend today if I didn't go through a relationship that didn't work out? If I didn't get the job I got? All these questions can come up...but I'm just glad what happened, happened. All the sad times and the happy.

It all works out. The ups and downs and things you may not even realize connect. I promise. :)

Also, don't forget to enter the giveaway! It ends soon!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Social Network with me! :)

Just a reminder to join me on Facebook and Twitter! Facebook is great if you want to be updated with what I post automatically without heading over to the Blogger world and Twitter is for short and sweet updates here and there! I'd love to be friends with you out there in the social networking world too... :)

Just click above to become a fan of me or follow me on Twitter! I look forward to seeing you there.

Also, don't forget to enter the giveaway! It ends soon!

Monday, August 2, 2010


Any other over-thinkers in the house? Sometimes I just get into moods where I wonder a million what-ifs and think about how my life would be different if I did this or did that, had these people in my life or not, had this job or not...

I try not to. I try to be happy with my life and all the choices I've made and realize how much I love the things in my life. It can be a slippery slope over-thinking your life. It can be a good thing, but it can also put your head in a very weird place.
I don't want to go too far into this...but just tell me, who else over-thinks? What do you do about it?