Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Everyone has a Purpose in Life

As I am coming to an end to my college career, I have really started to think about life and what my purpose here on Earth is. A lot of times people will say after someone has passed away that they served their time here and it was time to go Home. As you look back on that person's life, you realize what their purpose exactly was. From that, I really started thinking about what exactly God put me here on Earth for. I know what I want to do with my life, but that's completely different.

I have decided to change things up a little bit, and try something new. I have seen on other blogs that they have had guest bloggers. Well, I am giving someone an opportunity to be a guest blogger or possibly more than one. I want to hear people's takes on a person's Purpose in Life.

If you would like to have a chance to be a guest blogger and you feel like you have a pretty good grasp on a person's Purpose in Life, e-mail me your response at May 7th will be the last day to send your response in. After I have chosen a response (or maybe a couple), I will be posting it on May 10. I decided that day because it's my birthday and that will be something I will be looking forward to do!

Have fun! And I enjoy to hear your responses! :)

Friday, April 22, 2011

New Shoes!!

I'm pretty pumped about my new shoes!! I've been wanting a pair of Vibram Five Fingers for the longest time and today I finally got some! One of my friends called to inform me that one of the best stores ever, Sikes and Kohn, was having a sale on them! It was more like the best deal ever!! The shoes are originally 75$ but I got them for 25$!!!! Yes, I know they look kind of goofy but for the kind of job I have and the kind of recreation I do, they are perfect!

It's Friday, Ya'll!!

Happy Friday!! It's the weekend!! Not only that, but it's Easter Weekend!! I am so happy that my boyfriend will be in town this weekend, and he gets to spend the day with me and my family! :)

[This picture makes me laugh so much, so I thought I would share it. These are some of my closest friends in my sorority. We had our Parents and Achievement Day last weekend, and of course I had tons of pictures...this being probably my favorite!]

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

So blessed!

Well, last night was very eventful to say the least!

My sorority has our chapter meetings on Mondays so last night I went thinking it was just a normal chapter. To my surprise, in the middle of chapter the whole Alpha Tau Omega fraternity walked in. (And let me just say they all looked sooo nice in their suits!) They begin by actually singing happy birthday to one of the girls, which happens to be one of my best friends. They brought her a cake and a red rose which was so sweet!! After they sing that, they begin to sing another song and at the end my boyfriend comes to the front and asks me to come up there with him. I automatically start to cry! haha! Yesterday was our 10 month anniversary and I knew he had planned something special. I only remember about the first sentence he said which was, "The past 10 months have been amazing with you..." and the rest was a blur. He then pulls out a box with a necklace in it. It's a tradition of their fraternity to make that first "big step", in promising the girlfriend in marriage somewhere down the road. It was the sweetest thing ever!! John was nervous, but that's understandable. I actually had to hold his hands to put the necklace on made it even more sweet, in my opinion. haha!

John is the most amazing guy ever!! The past 10 months have flown by, and this summer will be the first time we have to be apart. I know it's going to be so hard not to see him daily, like I do now. But I know in the end, everything will work out between us.

And a big thanks to Edward, one of John's fraternity brothers, for taking pictures last night! They turned out amazing!!

[This was taken on my phone so it's not the best picture.]

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I just have to keep telling myself:

2 1/2 more weeks, and I will be done with tests, papers, and presentations forever!! I just don't understand why all of my professors decided to have all of the tests and presentations just a couple of weeks before finals start!

[I thought this picture was pretty funny, so I thought I would share it! haha!]

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


If you're reading this and in a sorority and you've gone through your senior year, you will relate to this post very well. If you haven't gone through that last year together, brace yourself for what is to come.

I am coming up on the last few weeks of being an active member of Alpha Gamma Delta. I honestly have no clue if I would have survived the past 4 years if it were not for my sisters...especially my pledge class sisters. After running to the AGD house on bid day knowing only 3 other girls that just pledged with me, I knew without a shadow of a doubt that I was home. My pledge class sisters have a special place in my heart. Every single one of them has made an impact on me in some way, whether they know it or not. This past weekend, the remaining girls in our pledge class (plus a few that weren't there) had one last trip! We drove down to Gulf Shores and had a fun and relaxing trip. We went on a 60 foot boat all day Saturday!! We had a great day, even though it was overcast. As I looked around at all of the girls, it almost brought tears to my eyes when I realized that this is all going to be over soon.

To the Alpha Gamma Delta-Gamma Sigma pledge class of 2007:

"If you ever find yourself stuck in the middle of the sea, I'll sail the world to find you
If you ever find yourself lost in the dark and you can't see, I'll be the light to guide you...
...You can count on me like 1,2,3 I'll be there,
And I know when I need it, I can count on you like 4,3,2 and you'll be there
'Cause that's what friends are supposed to do"

Friday, April 8, 2011

This Weekend.... going to be amazingggg!!!!

Senior Pledge Class Beach Trip this weekend!! :))

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Huge/Exciting News!!!!

Before I inform you all about my news, I'm going to update you with my life! :)

If you weren't already aware, I am getting veryyyy close to graduating from college. I just have to survive doing an internship this summer, and then I will be in the real world. I just can't believe that my 4 years of college are almost up!! Time flies!!

Well, for the past 2-ish months, I have been searching for the perfect internship. I was looking at camps throughout the U.S., but outside of Alabama. On my mission to find the perfect one, I stumbled upon YMCA Camp McConnell in Micanopy, Florida. After reading just about their whole website, I knew I had to call and get more information. If I wouldn't have called I would have missed out on a huge opportunity...they were looking for an office intern and it wasn't on the website. I knew it was for me from the beginning. After perfecting my resume and filling out the application, it was in the mail! They seemed to be impressed with my resume and references, that they called to setup a phone interview. After talking to them for about 15 minutes, they said I had the position if I wanted it. Well....I told them to count me in!! :))

I'll be packing up my car and leaving on May 11, the day after my birthday!! This will be the first time I'm moving away from Troy, and I couldn't be more excited!! So be ready for all of my updates this summer on my internship!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

One Day Without Shoes 2011

I'm sure just about everyone has heard of Tom's Shoes. Well, the story behind them is amazing. Blake Mycoskie is the founder of these shoes. I am minoring in Leadership Studies at Troy and last semester for one of my classes I was told to pick a leader and do a presentation on them. After a lot of thought and research, I decided on Blake Mycoskie. He is an amazing entrepreneur. Before he came up with Tom's Shoes, he had 3 other businesses. After a trip to Argentina, Blake noticed that the majority of the children there had no shoes. From walking barefoot, these children developed diseases on their feet. After returning home from his trip, he realized that he had to do something about it and along came Tom's Shoes. For every pair of shoes someone buys, a pair is sent to a child in need. Every year at the beginning of April, One Day Without Shoes happens. It's simple: Go without shoes (even if it's just for an hour) to see what these children go through every day. This is a way to get the word out even more about this movement and hopefully get people to purchase a pair of these shoes.

Well people, One Day Without Shoes is tomorrow. Be a part of this movement and get the word out.
It's worth it.

Book Suggestions??

During Spring Break, I bought 3 of which I read in 2 days, but the other 2 just aren't speaking to me right now. So I need your help:

Has anyone read any good books lately?? If so, what are they??

Sunday, April 3, 2011


As soon as I woke up this morning, I realized that today was April 3. To most of you, today was just another day for you. Seven years ago from today, Heaven gained 2 beautiful angels.

Sarah Jacobs (left) and Amy Belcher (right) were killed in a car accident on April 3, 2004. I knew both of these girls since kindergarten; we were actually all in the same class. No one ever thought that such a thing would happen to either of them. They were both full of life and beautiful girls, inside and out. It was a hard time for everyone at our school, and throughout Troy.

It's times like these when we wonder why did God end their lives at such a young age. But we have to remember that God has a plan for everything. They both had served their time here on Earth and it was time for them to go home.

I am praying for the families of these 2 girls, and their friends that they were close to. Please say a prayer for everyone affected from this...even if it's just a quick one, God's listening.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

I'm Back!!'s been almost a month since my last update on here!! I apologize to the people who actually read my blog but get ready....I'm back!!!!

Get excited!! :))