Sunday, February 24, 2008

lovin life

I can't believe I have been so absent from the blogging world. Although I've never really been that into it, and I know no one really reads it anyway, but this serves as my release. It's more of an online journal for me...a way for me to dish, dump, and reflect. I find it amusing and educational to look back at my previous posts. It’s nice to look back and see where I was just months all aspects. I love looking back at my pictures and reliving the fun times, but I also know that some of my posts were at the hard times to. It’s nice to see how far I’ve come and realize how much I have grown. I am honestly so happy with where I am in my life today. I proud of the person I have become, and I am coming to accept all of my flaws. We all have them, and I’m trying not to sweat the small stuff. I know some things I can change, others I can't. And for those that I can, it’s up to me to make the changes. It’s on my shoulders. I’m learning about the real priorities in my life. I’m learning to be a big girl with big girl responsibilities, but it’s amazing to know I always have a place to fall back on if I ever need it. I am really appreciating the wonderful friendships I have. I value them, and am honestly working to maintain the ones that aren't so convenient now that I live in the city. I miss my girls back home, but a simple weekly phone call to catch up makes such a difference, and I know someday they will come out and visit me, and when they do, the city won't know what hit them!!

I guess I’m just really enjoying this part in my life. I seem to learn more about myself every day. I'm only 24, but I’ve learned a lot in my years on this earth. And I am so looking forward to the journeys that lie ahead. I’m planning for the future, but still finding time to enjoy each day as it comes. Finding the good, understanding the bad, and making the best of everything I have. This world has been good to me. I have definitely been blessed, and I am really appreciating all of it.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Let it Snow

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

We got our first snow. It seems that seasons in St. Louis are all about extremes. In the summer, it is extremely hot. In the winter, extremely cold. When it rains, it pours; and when it snows, it dumps. We got a reported 8 inches out this way requiring us to shovel mass amounts of snow off our driveway 2 days in a row....something I wasn't really looking forward to. It didn't end up being so bad after all. My mom and I were able to spend some time together, and we really enjoyed watching Gus frolic in the snow. At first, the snow confuses him, but the he becomes accustomed to it. He runs, leaps, and attacks it....quite funny if you ask me. The kids were loving the perfect sledding weather and I started to reminisce of the days when I threw on my snow gear and joined all of my neighborhood friends in the fun. Although the snow was beautiful, it did have one downside. The roads became pretty horrible in some places, but I was very proud of Betty (my car for those of you who weren't aware of her name). She handled it like a pro!

I am really starting to look forward to the holidays, although I haven't found time to buy a single present. I guess I will be taking care of that this week. Then its ONE WEEK PAID VACATION!! Oh how I love my job!

Happy holidays to all.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

life is hectic

Work has been so busy lately. Usually I like to come home, hang out for a bit, and then head out somewhere fun. Lately all I want to do is come home and crawl in bed. I have been starting earlier and staying later....yet I still don't have time to get everything done. The office is always buzzing...and we are all freaking out on different levels. I leave for my first show next week...which is so exciting, except that we don't have everything done....and that is w/3 temps assisting us. So, its crazy, but I still love it. I can't wait to start traveling. I'm thinking the work will actually be fun, and I will have time to go out on the town too. At this point, I really don't care if anyone else joins me...I am fine going and exploring myself. There is no way I am going to go to these places and just sit in a hotel all night. Hey, maybe I'll even meet the man of my dreams....ha, yeah right!!!

Monday, September 24, 2007

catching up

Well, I have been absent from blogging for quite some time. Work has kept me very busy, and I absolutely love it. Today I finalized my travel; I booked my flights and I can't believe all of the places I get to go...and all of the responsibility I will have while I am traveling. I still feel like the new kid in the company, even though I already play a major role. I'm the youngest, but no longer the newest. The CEO & COO finally got their assistant, so she has taken over the newbie roll....although she has already stepped in as if she has been there since the beginning. But anyway, I get to go to Dallas, Denver, Nashville, Atlanta, & Cleveland as well as two of our St. Louis shows. We have started to get all of the new jewelry in, and it is just beautiful. I cannot wait to borrow some....god knows I can't afford most of it.

A looonnnnnggggg while back Amy had tagged me in a little post she had done. The object was to spell out your first and middle name and then list a fact about yourself according to each letter. I figure a lil self-reflecting never hurt, so I am finally giving it a whirl...

A - Athletic. I am so glad I got this gene. Sports have played such a large role in my life. I think every bone in my body is competitive, and I like it that way.
L - Lucky. I have had an amazing life. I have been blessed with a wonderful family, amazing opportunities, and friends that I will keep close the rest of my life.
L - Lively. I think I'm a pretty spunky girl. Lately my life has been go, go, go; but I like it that way. I would much rather be too busy than bored out of my mind.
I - Independent. For a while of my life, I had lost that part of me. I forgot how important it was, and pushed that need aside, but I have learned. I value that lesson and vow to never make the mistake again.
S -Sassy. I like to add a lil spice in my life. I know how to have a good time, and sometimes a lil sassiness makes life better.
S - Stubborn. I am a Taurus through and through. Enough said.
A - Ambitious. I have always held myself to a high standard, and I always expected more out of myself than anyone else did. Yes, that makes me a lil more self-critical than I probably should be, but I know how to push myself when needed.

M - Mixologist (aka a professional way to state bartender). Although its not my job anymore, and hopefully won't ever have to be again, I still like to think I can make a mean drink. At a party, I can create bliss out of whatever ingredients we have available...I say its magic :)
A - Artsy...well not really; creative is really what I want to use, but I don't have a 'C' in my name. My creativity comes out in all sorts of ways--decorating, fashion, makeup, crafty stuff. I like to let my mind just go.
R - Random. In college, this word described me to a 'T.' All of my friends used to say how random I was because of all of the crazy stuff that would come out of my mouth. I guess I am able to find the fun in any situation...and those kind of people are the most fun in I really like this part about me.
I - Intelligent. I am proud of my smarts and I have decided that whomever I chose someday to spend my life with must have some smarts as well. Stimulating conversation is wonderful!
E - Emotional. I think this is a good thing. I am very in touch with my feelings. I show my emotions and don't hide my true feelings from others, or myself for that matter.

Thanks, Amy, for tagging me. That was fun!

Other than that, I have just been having fun with my girls. All of my lovely sigma sisters keep getting engaged, so its giving us lots of excuses to get together. I'm thinking I may make another trip to Springfield this weekend to see my Hannah. Some of our friends are having an 80's theme party on Saturday...some of the most fun people I know. It could be an interesting evening....And I always try to see Amy when I'm down there....that is when she's not at the lake :)

Friday, August 24, 2007

Love my girls

Life has been really grand lately. Last weekend was Brooke's bachelorette party. It was the most amazing weekend I have had in a long time. 18 girls headed to Lake of the Ozarks, stayed at an amazing condo (well actually 2 of them so we could all fit), swam in the pool, and cruised on the most awesome boat I have ever been on, and danced our lives away to my new favorite band Banooba. We had more fun than I could have imagined, and I knew going into it that it was going to be insane. I really liked that we had a classy bachelorette party that was still crazy. No one made Brooke make an idiot of herself...we didn't make her carry around any nasty accessories (although the glow-in-the-dark penis earrings were a nice touch)...we just went all around and partied like rockstars. It was nice to be with just us girls!!

Friday, August 10, 2007

The Single Life

You know, I have never been happier being single. I am really enjoying and appreciating all the time I have for myself. I can do what I want when I want without having to consider someone else's feelings. It may sound a little selfish, but it is just where I am right now.

I have found one problem in my single status though. ALL OF MY FRIENDS ARE GETTING MARRIED. I'm not sad or upset about being the "single one." That doesn't bother me at all. What sucks is that since they are getting married, I need to find a date to their wedding. It's not that I have to, but if I don't, I become "the girl with no date." I either end up sitting on the sidelines when everyone does the couple thing, or I become the girl that steals everyone's date and no one likes that girl. And finding a date is not such an easy task when you are single and plan on staying that have to bring someone that either knows most of the people or is so extroverted that you aren't required to babysit.

So far I haven't found that person, so for the next few weddings, it looks like I am gonna be on my own...good thing I am happy being single :)

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

keepin my fingers crossed

I have found an amazing job opportunity and it seems to be a perfect fit. I have my final interview tomorrow, and since I am the only candidate they are bringing back for this job, I am thinking I have a pretty good chance of landing it :) Lets just hope the salary works out as I need it to...