Saturday, October 9, 2010

I'm Back!

I decided to blog in honor of 10/10/10 at 10:10!
I am adding this clock to my page in order to take a picture of a once in a lifetime opportunity. I hope that everyone can go out and take a picture at 10/10/10 at 10:10, just remember you will only have this moment two times throughout your entire life! Make the best of it (:

Sunday, September 12, 2010


I have officially moved to
I had a nice stay here, but I have found a permanent residence where my pictures and my blog can coexist. It's really neat & I hope that you can check it out ( ;
See you on Shutterfly!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Find Gods grace in every mistake & always give more than you take

Life is full of decisions; some good, some bad, some completely irrelevant. But, the truth is sooner or later you're going to make the wrong decision. How do you know what decision to make when both options seem so precise? Why is it so easy to feel two completely different emotions at the exact same time? That’s the thing with life, you never know what option really is the right decision.

Humans are rather selfish creatures. I don't think we mean to act this way; it's just in our nature. I think that everyone has an extremely selfish moment at least one time or another, sometime throughout their lives. It’s tough, but it’s life. “No one ever said life was going to be easy, they just said it’d be worth it.”
I recently discovered a new-found love for country music. I never realized how inspiring it is. I bet I could pick any country song at random, and I would be guaranteed a very nice Facebook status ( ; Not only does it have inspirational lyrics, but it’s just so much fun to sing Taylor Swift at the top of your lungs while you’re driving (by yourself of course.)
Since school’s started I’ve felt different, in a good way. I feel more independent, smarter, older…wiser. It’s a nice change. I like it. (I think part of it has to do with my new, short hairstyle. It just makes me feel smarter) My classes are going well, some of them are pretty boring, but that’s life. What can you do? I know I’m going to learn a lot this semester, and I am really looking forward to it. I already have some pretty amazing things planned for the next few months, and I am beyond excited.
This weekend my dad & I are getting our motorcycle license. **********YAY!******** I’ve only been waiting for this moment for about ten years! Last week we went around and looked at all different kinds of motorcycles, helmets, jackets and everything else. After that I really began to appreciate motorcycles a lot more. Before, I wanted one because well, I thought they were cool and I wanted to be like my dad. But last week helped me to realize that it takes a lot more than “being cool” to ride a motorcycle. It’s nothing like a bicycle, those things are heavy! Also, having the shortest legs in the world does not really help me much either. I’m definitely going to have to get my bike lowered about two inches.  But anyways, I’m incredibly excited. I know we’re going to have a lot of fun.
Another great thing going on right now is the weather, it’s amazing! I could definitely go without the rain, but the breeze that comes with it reminds me of Christmas time, hot chocolate, and scarves! Oh boy…my favorite time of the year is officially on its way. I have had enough of this disgustingly hot weather that makes it nearly impossible to wear your hair down, bring on the scarves & boots!

I hope everyone is enjoying the weather as well and certainly, making the right decisions. When it comes to making a tough decision, just think…what would benefit you more in the long run? Chances are, you’ll figure it out eventually. Never give up, and “never let your prayin' knees get lazy & love like crazy.”



Monday, August 16, 2010


This morning at 10:49 summer was officially over. As much as I want to be sad about that, I really can’t find it in me. I had a wonderful summer; it was truly the best one yet. And the thing is, I know that next summer is going to be even better than this one. So as much as it kills me, I’m totally excited for everything that’s in store for me and there isn’t one ounce of sadness running through my mind.
Today I learned that I am taking four “Gordon Rule” classes, which means that I will be writing a minimum of 12,000 words before December. I feel like I should be sad about that too, but I actually feel no remorse. I would love to write a book one day, so I feel like this is just a great chance to get some extra practice and maybe even expand my vocabulary while I'm at it.
I have a good feeling about school this year. I really love my schedule (there are more days in my weekends than in the week.) And, everything is just going the way it should. I know this semester is only the first step towards my future, but I am beyond excited. I really feel like I’m doing something amazing for myself just by going to school. Hah, I never in a million years would have imagined myself saying that…
In addition to this whole self-fulfilling prophecy kick that I am on, I’ve finally decided where I want to go to school. I’ve known for a while now that I was just going to get my AA from a Community College to save money. But, I didn’t really have too many details planned out on life after receiving my AA. I was considering UNF, but they don’t have many classes to offer. So then I decided UCF must be the next best thing, but to be completely honest…. Orlando drives me insane. Don’t get me wrong, it is a very nice place to visit, and you would never run out of things to do. But honestly, is it worth getting gray hair for? I’ve always said that “if you need a drivers license, and you can’t drive, just go to Orlando because apparently the DMVs in Orange County just hand license out like candy.” And, there’s just so much crime there, I really cannot picture myself living in Orlando.  It’s just not me.
Last week my best friend and I went to Gainesville. While we were there, of course we visited “The Swamp.” It was crazy how almost everything in the entire city was blue & orange. They even had a blue and orange McDonalds. You could just tell how passionate everyone was about the Gators, it wasn’t just a college, it was more like a lifestyle for them.  I honestly felt out of place in the mall, just because I didn’t have on any sort of blue or orange. Seeing the dedication, loyalty, and of course looking at the campus for a brief second made me realize how amazing the University of Florida really seems. I’ve looked it up online, and after hours and hours of researching, it sounds like a wonderful place to go. I think it would be amazing to be a part of something so big, and so amazing. They also have a wonderful law school, which would really help in becoming a lawyer. (And better yet, the layer from Morgan & Morgan even went there)
I know that it’s only the first day of school, but it feels good to have a plan. I feel like Titusville just has nothing left to offer me anymore. Day by day more and more stores are closing, and the people are getting creepier by the second. I’m excited to move onto bigger and better things, and see what else is out there besides Titusville.
I hope everyone has a great week!

Monday, August 9, 2010

The Best Days of Your Life

Everything is finally falling into place. As always, there are a few missing pieces to the crazy, confusing puzzle that I call life. But, everything is going unusually nice and smooth.
This weekend my best friend and I decided to end the summer by escaping Titusville for a few days and taking a mini-vacation to Gainesville. It was completely fabulous to be able to go out into the world on our own and do whatever we wanted to do, whenever we wanted to do it. It was our first “adult” vacation with each other. I felt like we were Laverne and Shirley out on a mission to conquer the world. We spent most of the weekend in the water, and watching movies. I got to go to the springs for the very first time, and we got to go to one of our favorite places, Zaxby’s (twice!) Of course, we gossiped and talked about all of the other things that teenage girls are concerned with. It was incredible. We had a wonderful time, with wonderful people. There are so many memories from this weekend that I will never, ever forget. Honestly, this weekend was the icing on the cake for a perfect summer. I don’t even care how the next week turns out, my summer was everything I could ask for and then some.

School starts in exactly one week. It felt bizarre not going to school today with my brother and sister. All day I’ve felt like I had just skipped the first day of school. It’s just not the same, not going to school for the first week while your teachers read you the same rules over, and over, and over again. Wow. Who knew that the little things that used to aggravate you the most during high school would be the things that you missed the most after you graduated?
But, I am more than thrilled to begin the next chapter in my life. Everything is in line for school. I get the money from my grants next month, and hopefully I will be getting a car very soon. I’m even taking a photography class this semester! I am eager to see how everything turns out.
I hope that everyone is having a great summer as well. Enjoy it while it lasts, these are the best days of your life (:

Sunday, August 1, 2010


Wow, I am tired.. Really, really tired. Have you ever had a busy day and when nighttime comes around you have plenty of energy, but then when you do absolutely nothing at all throughout the day you feel like a complete zombie at night? Oy Vey. It really doesn't make sense.

Today was pretty amazing. Shelby & I hardly left her bedroom all day long. We watched Lifetime/ABC Family movies & MTV for a majority of the day. We only left her bedroom to get a shower and grab lunch. Now, I'm swamped. But, I wanted to update my blog so that everyone was aware of the great news I got today since I was worried about it in previous posts...

Earlier when I checked my email, I found out that I got more than enough money in grants to pay for my school for the year. I am completely ecstatic. For the last few weeks I have been totally stressed out about how I am going to pay for my school, and all of a sudden all of my problems have virtually disappeared. It's a wonderful feeling. Yeah, I still have to find a car. If I wasn't so picky, this would definitely be much  easier. But everything seems to be working out so well right now, I am so excited. This has been a wonderful summer. I knew everything would fall into place sooner or later.

Ahh, I know I am going to sleep well tonight. I hope everyone else does the same.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

It's crazy how time flies...

I’m sure you have heard the saying “time flies when you’re having fun.” The older I get, the more I realize that time in general, just flies. You don’t even have to be having fun; the clock just seems to be ticking faster, and faster with each second that goes by. Maybe it just speeds up when we’re not looking…who knows. Time really doesn’t stop for anyone does it? I am honestly starting to believe that the days are getting shorter each year. No one told me it was going to be like this when you grow up. By the time I’m 50, it’s going to seem like there’s only five minutes left in the day. Jeeeesh. I hope I don’t have a busy schedule!
I really started to notice the time slipping in May. I was finishing everything up for senior year, finishing virtual school, graduating, and I had family in town. It was hard to even find a second to breathe and reflect on my day. I thought that was bad…
Then there was yesterday. I was sitting on the couch with absolutely nothing to do. I realized I hadn’t taken many pictures since we had gotten back from our vacation in Cocoa. I asked Cassidy if she wanted to go and take a few shots before the sun went down, of course she agreed.
When I uploaded the pictures I was shocked. Oftentimes I say that Cassidy is nine years old, I know she’s not… but it always slips out. I guess subconsciously I want her to be nine forever, maybe that was a good year for us. I’m not really positive why this happens. Anyways, the girl in these pictures looked like she could have been my age. Where in the world did my little eleven year old go!?  It feels like just last week I was pinching her chubby cheeks, admiring her cute little giggle. And now, in two weeks she will be in sixth grade. I really don’t know where all the time has gone.
Just this morning my 13 year old brother was asking me questions about what he should expect when he starts middle school in a few weeks. Later, when we were washing dishes I noticed that he was just a smidgen shorter than I am. I’d bet that he is going to be about two inches taller than me by Christmas.
Yesterday I had plans to go to the beach with my boyfriend, but my dad told me that I should invite my sister to tag-along. When I asked him why, he brought something extremely important to my attention. After this summer, nothing will ever be the same. Soon I will be moving away for college and everything will change. It’s not like when I move out I’m going to disown my family, but everything is going to be extremely different. I’m not going to wake up every morning and speak in a French accent with my sister, or come home and talk about “creepers” with my brother.  After this summer, it will never be like this anymore. It’s sad, I’m definitely going to miss it.
Ahhh, it’s just crazy to sit back and consider how much things have changed, and how quickly. This year I will be starting college, my brother will be starting middle school, and my sister will be graduating elementary school. It’s mind boggling. If this is taking such a toll on me, I wonder how my parents feel about all of this. I don’t know what I am going to do when I have children. Chances are that I will be a complete mess. I can truthfully say, I am totally, 100% excited to see what the future has in store for everyone. I know we will all achieve great things one day. Life is certainly crazy, but entirely worth it all…all of the growing up, breaking up, making up, and everything in-between. Be sure to stay true to yourself, and just have faith. <3