I am super excited to announce that a couple friends and I are going to be going to the United Kingdom and Ireland for two weeks in May. We will be going to London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, and Dublin. While we are there we are going to the Harry Potter Studio Tour (like any self-respecting Potterhead would). We are also going to go to the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff. Needless to say we are going to be geeking out hardcore while we are there.
I am going with two previous roommates that I had my senior year of college. We had a wonderful year and became what I believe to be the best of friends while we were living together. You see, we all actually know each other from high school but lost touch when we went to college. However, my junior year Laura contacted me and asked if I wanted to be her roommate the next year. I was anxious at first but I said yes. Then Laura mentioned that Becca, a fellow friend from high school, was looking for a roommate as well. It only made sense for us to get a third roommate to save some money one rent. So Becca, Laura, and I moved into an apartment together for our last year of undergrad. That was a wonderful year.
We watched HOURS of Doctor Who. Got Becca addicted to Harry Potter (SHE HAD NEVER READ THEM!). Made forts. Had crazy snow days. We had fun but we also had serious times as well. We talked about the future. We argued about ideas. Discussed politics, ethics, and spirituality. We became really close that year.
When we graduated we kind of went different ways, Becca to grad school in Miami, and Laura moved home. But somehow we never lost touch. This last year Laura has been in France, so Becca and I decided to make a trip out to see her. I know we are all so excited to experience new things together in London, and stay in hostels together. I cannot wait!
Soooooo, it’s been awhile gang.
I’m sorry but I have been more focused on my life away from the computer lately. I have been trying to find my place in this world away from technology. Not that technology is bad but we do not need to be constantly attached. Sometimes I find myself so absorbed in the technology in my life that I fail to make regular, daily interactions with the HUMAN BEINGS around me.
These months away from blogging and internet have led me to better draw a line between online life and real life. I will continue to blog and be online but I will invest more time in the people I make daily contact with than I did before. I will consciously put my phone away at work, at a restaurant, or while with friends. I will reserve internet time for the evenings. I will be less connected to the technological world and more connected to the physical and spiritual one around me.
I look for to blogging with this new mindset.
So, here we are in a new year. This last year was overall a good year. In 2013, I graduated with Bachelor degrees from Missouri State University, I moved to a new apartment, got my first full-time job, and I worked a part-time job. I was a busy girl this year. But 2014 will bring new adventures and new friends. I am excited and welcoming the year with open arms. I am going back to school in two weeks and I am finishing out my short-lived career at Starbucks. I had a wonderful experience there. I met a lot of nice people and thoroughly enjoyed my time there but I could not work there, and at my full-time job all the while going back to school. That would have been the end of any relaxation in my life.
I have goals for the new year. I have them written down but I don’t know if I am quite ready to share them yet. I’ll let you all know if I decide to reveal my resolutions to the world.
I have failed you and I am so sorry for that. I have not updated in over a month! I will start putting a reminder for me in my schedule so that I will post at least once a week. I just got super busy with my new job. I am now working two jobs. One is part time and the other is full time and needless to say I am exhausted by the end of the day. I usually go home and and relax.
I have so new changes in my life other than my new job. The first one is that I am going back to school. I am going to try and get my LPN nursing license first. Then hopefully my Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). If all goes according to plan (which it may not you never know) I would like to do traveling nursing while I am still young and my parents are in good health. I may even go as far as getting my Master’s in Nursing so I can be a nurse practitioner when I have had some experience.
That is the biggest thing to have occurred in the last month of my life. I have been reading more and more. I am venturing out of the YA world and reading more adult fiction. I started reading Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell. I decided to pick up the book because the author is a native Missourian and I found that really interesting. I wanted to support one of my own. The book also explores the complexity of family and I find that to be a very interesting subject.
I am also reading And Then There Were None (Ten Little Indians) by the infamous Agatha Christie. This is the second time that I have read this book but it has been a while. I always enjoy Agatha Christie. I highly recommend her books to anyone. They are short but they are really good.
“She worked in a shoe shop. It’s not there anymore. I went in to buy a pair of shoes and she said to me, “Need any help?” That was it, right in the heart. Prettiest little thing I had ever seen and I said “Shoes.” I couldn’t talk. Well the next week I went in to buy my third pair I asked her out. And we were married a year later. No, she doesn’t always know me but I look forward to seeing her everyday. She’s still the same person. And every day I introduce myself and we get to know each other all over again. I’m lucky, who else gets to fall in love 365 times a year. You see here’s the thing, people see a couple of tottering old fools caught in a time warp waiting to die. But I see a beautiful young girl from Dublin who wants to spend the rest of her life with me. I win. Don’t feel for me or Izzie. We had the best life we could have ever have had cause we spent it together.”
I have fallen in love with a show called Derek on Netflix. I went in thinking it would be on the same comedic level as The Office. But it wasn’t and that’s not a bad thing. It is a different type of show. This show works on many different levels: amusing, reassuring, and touching. This show made me cry. This show made me laugh at Gervais’s famous awkward moments. This show clenched my heart. This show cheered me up. This show made me think. This show gave me hope. This show is a masterpiece.
PLEASE! GO AND WATCH IT! I BEG YOU!
I am most certainly a night owl. As far as I can remember I have always been one. I believe that my brain starts functioning better after the fall of dusk. When I was little I would fake not being able to sleep just so I could stay up “late” with my dad and watch T.V. At that time in my life late was ten p.m. As I got older I would stay up late with a flashlight reading until two a.m. or I would procrastinate my homework in high school until after ten.
This usually made my mom mad because she had a hard time making sure I was up in time in the morning. We had a lot of angry exchanges in the mornings throughout my adolescent years because I refused to wake up until the last minute. These arguments would lead to groundings and then more arguments. But I still did it.
Throughout college I preferred my late afternoon classes to the dreaded eight a.m. classes. Those eight a.m. classes were often missed or I was barely there mentally to even focus. I did most of my studying of the evening. I also did most of my writing for class of the nights as well. I was excelling because I was finally able to choose a schedule that complimented my inner night owl.
I still stay up late when I can but I can’t always. I now work two jobs that both have early morning hours as well as late night hours. Now it all depends on when I am scheduled. But none the less I am a night owl.
Oh, and Shaggy came on my Pandora today. Yeah. I was pretty happy!
I am really getting into Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I have been binging on this show!! I recommend it to everyone!!
What was the last show you binged on?
Gah! I failed NaBloPoMo! I was so tired after work yesterday that I didn’t find time to post. I started my new job today (see picture above). It was a little overwhelming but I believe I’ll get the hang of it.