February 2010


The key to change is to let go of fear.

In the past few weeks I have had a lot of time to sit around and think.  Normally this would be bad for me, but this time I actually came out on top.  I have recently decided to change my major from nursing to strategic communication.  I’m very excited about this change because I have also recently learned that nursing is not for me.  Dealing with other people’s bodily fluid is not my cup of tea.  However, talking to people and helping them come up with ways to help their business succeed is my cup of tea.  I am also in the process of making personal changes in my life that will help to make me a better person.  I’m not someone who likes change, but I also have learned that change is a part of life and there isn’t anything I can do to stop it.  I’m turning 20 next week, I know that doesn’t seem like a big deal but to me it is.  I will no longer be a teenager, I will be a young adult.  There will not be a teen in my age anymore.  I’m glad that I decided to make the changes before my 20th birthday, it makes me feel like I really did accomplish something during my teenage years.

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My Valentine!

Okay, so this is the first Valentine’s Day that I haven’t had a valentine since 5th grade. I know, I know, in 5th grade I didn’t know what a valentine really was. What I did know was there was a cute boy who was giving me candy. Any cute guy who wants to give me candy because of a holiday can be my valentine. I always had one, even if I was single, but not this year. There was no cute guy here to give me flowers, candy, a bear, or even a card. Now, don’t get me wrong I’m embracing this single thing, but when I see all the other girls getting flowers and candy and teddy bears it makes me feel lonely. I didn’t sit in my room and mope around today because where is the fun in that. It snowed today, and that’s a big deal in Arkansas. I had a Valentine’s Day Party with some girls on my floor and we watched the snow fall and talked about boys. I went to the store with my best friend and of course we went to Krispy Kreme (my newest addiction) to indulge is some heart shaped doughnuts. It was a good day, but I can’t help but think why they had to create a holiday to celebrate couples. Isn’t that what anniversaries are for? I mean all the single people in the world don’t need to be reminded that they are single. I’m sure they know and are reminded of it all the time anyway, so why shove it in their face by making a national holiday of it? While we were at the store my friend made a good point. They call it a Hallmark holiday because it was created by the greeting card industry, but he believes that it should be a Wal-Mart holiday because truth be told…that’s where most people get their flowers, candies, cards, and balloons. I totally agree with him on this (although this friend and I agree on most everything.) Should couples really have a day where they are obligated to buy each other presents…shouldn’t they do that all the time, not just one day a year?