April 2012


Describe your most embarrassing moment.

I don’t get embarrassed very often so it’s hard for me to pick my MOST embarrassing moment.

So, I’ve been sitting here thinking about when I was embarrassed and what I could write about and I can’t come up with anything. And since that’s the case, I’m asking you.  Do you remember a time when you felt like I was embarrassed? Comment with it.

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List 10 people who have influenced you and describe how.

So it’s been a while since I last posted and I apologize but with finals right around the corner there just isn’t time for this.  I promise after May 15 I will be posting a lot more!

Anyway, since this is my blog I’m changing this one as well.  I’m going to list the 10 people that have influenced me but I’m not going to describe how. To be honest you don’t care how, you just want to know who. So, that’s what I’m going to give you. If you make the list and you don’t know how you influenced me but you want to know, just ask.  I’ll share with you.

Oh, and these are in no particular order

1. Karla

2. Joshus

3. My Starbucks guys: Josh, Zack, Ben, and Todd

4. Rikki

5. Cindy

6. Bill

7. Larissa

8. Ricky

9. Clem

10. Sherrie

What are 5 passions you have?

Oh dear! I have no idea what I am passionate about, hence this one is 2 almost 3 days late. I guess I have never just felt extremely passionate about anything in particular that I would call it a passion. But because this is supposed to teach me something I’m going to try…these are going to be completely random and I’m going to try to talk myself through each one. Let’s begin shall we?

1. I am passionate about reading. Yes, I’m a nerd, but this is one thing that I believe every person should love to do. If I have had a long day I love getting lost in a book and disappearing into my own little world.

Me and Sweetie Pie at 2 in the morning

2. I am passionate about animal rights. You heard me. I love animals to death. I don’t care what you say they are smart and they have feelings. I’m going to give you an example. My dog was attacked by 5 dogs in January. She almost died. After she was attacked she did not want to go outside, she did not want to be around other animals, and she just laid there. She was depressed and scared. She would only go outside if you put her on the leash and walked with her. We called the police and the owner’s of the dogs were ticketed and we haven’t seen the dogs since. The ASPCA does amazing things for animals because too many people take them for granted.  P.S. Tomorrow is Bark in the Park at Dicky-Stephens Park. I’m bring Sweetie Pie!

My BFF and I in NOLA for Mardi Gras 2012

3. I am passionate about the people I care about. I feel that I should explain. I have been told by someone I totally trust that when I care about someone I will do anything to protect them and I will do anything for them. This is true. When I’m your friend, I’m one of the best friends you could ever have. I’m not trying to sound full of myself because I have been a horrible friend in the past but now I’m always there when my friends need me. I’m always trying to help them to succeed and I push them to do things that they don’t think are possible.

4. I am passionate about my job. I love my job, if you haven’t figured that out yet. I would do anything for my residents. They are amazing and I don’t like to see them hurt and I love to celebrate with them. Example, one of my residents came into the building crying today. I was so worried that they had gotten bad news. It was the opposite. She was crying because she was happy.  I danced a dance for her, gave her a high five and was genuinely happy for her.

5. I am passionate about my future. This one might not make sense, but I feel that for me to succeed and to be the person I want to be I have to be passionate about my future. I have to look forward to what is going to happen and what is coming my way.  I have to be willing to close some doors (I’m trying) and open others (did I mention I hate change?). It’s a learning process, but I might as well be passionate about it.

What is your dream job, and why?

So the internet was out ALL day yesterday which meant I wasn’t able to post this.  So you will get two posts today.  The other one will be later though.

My dream job…

Honestly my dream job would probably be to be a professional traveler.  Yep, you know like one of the hosts on the Travel Channel.  They get to go everywhere and do everything and they get paid to do it.  They always go to this fancy places that no one can really afford and then they just happen to find the BEST restaurant in the city that was hidden down some back alley. That would be perfect.   I would get to travel the world do things that I never thought I would be able to do before and I would be getting paid. When in all honesty, I think that the traveling for free part would be good enough.

What is the hardest thing you have ever experienced?

I have been avoiding this one because I don’t want to write about it.  I don’t want to talk about it and I don’t want to bring it up.  Most people already know so it’s no secret. But, I talked about it a lot when it first happened so I’m just tried of talking about it. Plus it’s dumb. Really dumb.

I’m only 22 years old so I haven’t been through much but  I have been through more than the normal 22 year old should. The hardest thing that I have experienced was getting my heart broken. I know it’s dumb, but it was and still is really hard for me.

I was in love with a guy.  No not was, I am in love with the guy but he didn’t/doesn’t feel the same.  When I was with him everything fell into place and everything seemed perfect. He was the first person that I truly trusted.  When I first met him we became instant friends and it just grew from there. Just laying around reading was amazing when I was with him.  Then everything changed so fast and I didn’t know how to handle it.  One day we were happy and the next day he broke it off.  It was devastating and my whole world was flipped upside down and came crashing down on top of me.

After the break up I got really sick and I lost over 20 pounds.  I almost lost my job and I lost a lot of my “friends”.  It was horrible. I would never wish heartbreak on anyone. It isn’t worth it. I cried myself to sleep every night for months.  Sometimes I still do.  I know that life goes on and time heals all wounds but the people who say those things are liars.  2 years later and it still hurts. Yes my life has gone on but that doesn’t mean that I have forgotten how that person made me feel.  It doesn’t mean that I don’t want that again.

This was the hardest thing I’ve been through so far but who knows what else life has in store for me.  After the break up I met some amazing people who I know will always be there when I need them.  If I wouldn’t have gone through that break up I know that I never would have met them and I wouldn’t be where I am right now and that would just be sad.

What are the 5 things that make you most happy right now?

Since I’m a day behind anyway you guys get two posts in one day. Woah! I know I’m awesome.  And here we go…

1. Gossip Girl. I know what you’re thinking but I like mindless television and this show is full of drama.  It’s very addicting and it satisfies my need for drama.

2. My friends. Between last night and today I have realized how amazing my friends are.  They randomly show up in my room with toilet paper origami, we make up awesome games with brooms and footballs, and we save lives together.  This is truly an amazing group of people.

3. My job. I might complain about it, but I love it.  It’s amazing and it’s everything I wished it could be.  I’m so happy to be a part of UALR Housing as we grow. It’s an awesome thing to be a part of and I’m so grateful.

4. Curling up in a ball. This makes me really happy right now because I am super stressed and I can just curl up in a ball watch trashy tv and not worry about anything. Plus I have an awesome teddy bear to cuddle with.

5. My dog. She might not be here with me, but she always makes me happy. I love that little ball of fluff.

Look at that face!

List 10 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could.

So obviously I’m behind on these but you can’t blame me. This is the end of the semester and it’s super stressful.  So here are 10 things that I would tell myself at 16:

1. Boys really do have cooties.  Don’t let them get to you. You are better than that, and you deserve more than you think.

2. God is important.  Don’t stray, you need him even if it seems like you don’t.

3. Your grandparents love you, so don’t yell at them all the time. They only want what’s best for you.

4. Don’t stop running.  It’s hard to get past the injury, but it will be worth it. You may say you hate running now, but you love it and will miss it terribly if you stop.

5. Just because a boy doesn’t like you doesn’t mean you aren’t amazing.  It took you too long to learn this and it’s one of the most important things for you to know.

6. Don’t give up on your friends. They are the only ones who will always be there for you. Even when you are a complete and total bitch to them.

7. Harold says don’t give up on yourself. You have many layers and you shouldn’t give up.

8. Learn to have patience.  It will come in handy in life and your future jobs. It’s hard to come by but it’s totally worth it in the end.

9. Embrace your bitchiness. Be honest with everyone and don’t hide behind all the masks that you have. People want to know the real you not the fake one.

10. Love yourself. If you don’t learn it at 16 you are going to be 22 and still working on it.  It’s one of the hardest things but if you get started early it will be easier.

I was 16 in this picture. Goodness!

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