This happened 6+ months ago, but I’ve been extremely busy with school and just got around to writing/posting it. It’s officially summer and I’ll be posting a lot more often! Yay!
When I put dance under the stars on my bucket list, I didn’t want it to have any specifics. It could be with friends, just dancing around, singing and being crazy or it could be with someone special. Lucky for me, I got to dance under the stars with an extremely special guy.
We had gone to dinner and then watched a movie at his place. He then grabbed me a jacket and told me that he had a surprised for me. If you know me, you know I hate surprises. Literally hate them. We started walking towards the golf course that he lives on and of course the whole time I kept asking what we were doing. We were about half way there when he finally broke and told me that he had read my blog and wanted to take me to dance under the stars. I was in shock. I didn’t realize people actually read my blog…hahah. This is easily one of the sweetest things anyone has ever done for me. We ended up walking to the green and dancing to Jason Aldean’s Night Train.
It was beyond perfect and I feel extremely blessed to have such a sweet guy looking out for me. I hope I get to dance under the stars again sometime (especially when it’s warmer out).
Hands down, my favorite thing about going to school “up north” are the snow days. Growing up in Austin, I had experienced ice days but never a real snow day. My freshman year, we had multiple snow days. I remember waking up one morning and it was completely white outside. It. Was. Awesome.
Every year I’ve hoped for a snowfall like we had that year. It was so much fun! Last year we had about half an inch, but it wasn’t very fun. Yesterday we had a half day because of a “blizzard” that was headed our way. All of my classes got cancelled, so I was able to relax and study. It rained all day and finally started to snow around 6 p.m. My roommates and I were all hoping for a snow day and around 9:30, they told us that school would be cancelled today! Woohoo! I went to bed with a winter wonderland outside my window and woke up to literally no snow. I guess the sun got an early rise and decided to melt all of the snow before we did get. Now, instead of playing out in the snow, I’m inside studying. With a test and a project due tomorrow and two tests Thursday, I am extremely thankful for an extra day to study. P.s. When we first found out we had a snow day, this is the text I received from my friend Cordell. Awesome Elf reference.
Have you ever had a snow day? What’s your favorite thing to do in the snow? Ski, snowboard, sled, snowball fight?
Before Christmas break, I pictured this upcoming weekend a lot differently. I would be getting on a plane, flying to Austin, hanging out with my family, and on Sunday I would be running my third marathon. One of the marathons I have looked forward to most. The Austin half marathon. When signing up for my first half marathon, one reason I chose to do it in OKC was because I didn’t know the city well enough to realize how far I was really going. Over the summer, I finally felt ready enough to tackle a half marathon in a city I knew, extremely well, and one with lots of hills.
Two months later, this trip is going a lot different than planned. Right now, I’m stuck in the OKC airport waiting on a flight that’s going to be over an hour and a half delayed (and make cause me to miss my connection in Dallas, fingers crossed that it doesn’t)…and I sadly won’t be running the half marathon on Sunday. It breaks my heart that I can’t do it and unfortunately, i’ve cried about it more than I should have. I am so blessed to be healthy most of the time, but I do have my moments. About a year ago my family and I learned that my kidneys are functioning at a lower level than normal. Until now, it hasn’t been that big of an issue. About a month ago, I had some blood work done and it revealed that my kidney levels were high. This means that running a long distance could be extremely dangerous. Of course when my mom told me that I couldn’t do that half, I was upset. Growing up, I was use to being told that I couldn’t do certain things because of my health. Now that I’ve been generally healthy for almost seven years, I hate when my health holds me back. With time, I learned to accept it and realize that God always has a plan and I need to learn to step back and let him lead the way. I’m still extremely excited for this weekend! I get to relax at home for awhile and watch my parents, brother, friends Ronck and Jordan run the half! While I can’t run right now, I’ll eventually be back. Hopefully a year from now I’ll be able to do the Austin half in record time.
My flight keeps getting delayed more and more….so lets hope the Dallas to Austin flight will hold the plane for me. Don’t these people know that I’m trying to get back to the greatest city on earth?! I’m coming for you Austin, Texas…it might take me longer than planned…but I’ll get there.
It’s also Valentine’s day and the first year I have a valentine…so there’s that. We don’t have anything huge planned, but I have some fun things planned and G has no idea. Haha I weirdly like being the planner.
If you want to do something life changing today…become an organ donor. You have the potential to donate life and give the most amazing gift there is…a second chance for someone. So do me and yourself a favor, donate life.
Y’all! My best friend is coming to visit today!! And yes, that is us with a sloth. She’s our other bff.
Happy 2013 y’all!
I can’t believe it’s 2013. That sounds so..future-y? Personally, I’m happy to begin a new year. These past few weeks have been rough, so I’m ready to see them go. Last year I had a few New Year resolutions and I kept to some of them, but not all of them. This year, I don’t really have any “resolutions” that I want to keep. I have somethings I want to change and do, but if I don’t follow through, I’ll be ok with that. In 2013 I want to blog more, run more, study more, and not get sick as often. I think these are all pretty doable, so I’m ready for it. I have the Austin half marathon coming up on February 17th. I want to try and finish under 3 hours…this will be pushing it for me since I typically go slower during long runs then I do for a typical mile or two jog, but I have a month to train…so we’ll see what happens.
2012 was a good time, but I’m ready to leave it in the dust. Hello 2013! I can’t wait to see what you have to bring.
I’ve grown up reading magazines. First it was Seventeen and Teen Vogue, now it’s mostly Elle and People. When I came across an online media kit by Elle I knew I had to review it.
The online design is flawless. Each tab has a simple headline and when you click on it, it has plenty of information. One of my favorite tabs is the “Manifesto” tab containing a list of things that Elle “believes in” ranging from style and clothing, to classy guys. I love this idea of a Manifesto page because it really helps the reader or future advertiser get a feeling for Elle and what they stand for.
I also love how they have all their demographics available, but also have it so you can download and print out a PDF with their information, making it easy to take to a meeting or whatever. While I love that the whole media kit is online, because it makes it classy and elegant, it would be nice if they offered a whole PDF version. This way it would be easier to take to meetings.
I wish the tabs had the names like we learn in class, such as fact sheet, backgrounder, ect. I understand that Elle is a big name company and doesn’t necessarily have to go with the industry standard, but it would make it easier if they did. But by having fun and different tab names, it does make them stand out above the rest.
Y’all recently I’ve become obsessed with following different fashion trends. Growing up I could always tell what looked cute, but I could never truly follow fashion “trends.” Maybe it’s because I’m older now and pay more attention to fashion blogs and what is popular on Pinterest, but I truly feel like I can spot some up and coming trends.
If you’ve been in Pinterest and look under the Women’s Fashion section, tribal cardigans are EVERYWHERE. Which I’m totally ok with. I’m not a huge cardigan fan, but I think I’ll have to invest in a tribal cardigan. The tribal print in general has been pretty popular for awhile now. I see it a lot more on Pinterest than I do in stores, but as it gets cooler outside, I think tribal will hit the stores with force. I personally love the tribal print trend. It can easily add some color to a simple outfit, and let’s be honest, it’s such a cute pattern.
Next, I’ve been seeing loafers everywhere. On blogs, Pinterest, and in stores. I just love the look so much. I was never a huge ballet flat fan, but I love loafers. You can dress them up, with a nice skirt and blouse, or wear them with a cute shirt and skinny jeans. They’re just so versatile and come in so many styles. I own two pairs of loafers. I cannot wait for it to be a little cooler so I can wear them more! I have the Steve Madden Conncords. I’m obsessed with them. They’re a little more flashy then what I normally go for, but I’m obsessed with them! I also have the Sperry Hayden Loafers. I love wearing these to class! They’re so comfortable and go with practically anything.
What do y’all think of the tribal pattern? How about loafers? Let me know what y’all think about these fashion trends!