This is a VERY busy time of year for me and my co-workers and my cohort members. The second years are busy job hunting and us first years are looking for summer internships.

I applied for summer internships through ACUHO-I because I LOVE LOVE LOVE housing and really want to stick with it. I’ve been in Arkansas ALL of my life. I need to get out and try new things if I want to be marketable when I start job hunting next year.

So far I have had 2 interviews and I have 2 more set up for next week. I’m still waiting to hear back from a couple places as well, so like I said, I’ve been busy.

One of the things that makes the internship search so difficult is that I have very specific dates that I can work. Why you might ask? Because I AM GOING TO CHINA!! I paid my deposit last week so in May I will be boarding a plane and flying halfway around the world! How amazing is that?  I’m really really excited but also really really nervous. Because I AM GOING TO CHINA!

Well that is what is going on right now. I don’t think I’m going to have time to post again anytime soon because this weekend I will be at SPE interviewing candidates for next year’s cohort and then next weekend I will be going to Fort Worth to SWACUHO!

It’s a very busy month! But I will leave you with this…my birthday is in 19 days!


Describe 3 significant memories from your childhood.


Let’s see what I can remember from my childhood…

1. I think I remember the day that I went to the zoo with my mom, sister, and her friend when we took this picture. I could be wrong, but it was a good time for us.  If I remember right, it was one of the last times that we did anything together before my sister moved away.

2. Something else I remember I just talked to my sister about. She lived in Fayetteville for a year when we were younger and there was this time that I got to go and spend some time with her.  While we were there a couple of really funny things happened. The first was that while we were at the mall my sister tried going UP the DOWN escalator AT LEAST 4 times. No lie, she kept stepping on it and thinking that it was going to change directions, it never did. I just laughed and laughed and laughed.  A second thing that happened while we were there was that we had gone to Blockbuster (Blockbuster, what?) and while we were leaving her friend backed in to a parked car. They were freaking out and we went to my sister’s boyfriend’s house to have him pop the dent out before they went home.

3. My last memory is another one with my sister. When my sister and I moved to Nebraska we weren’t really getting along, but I remember the first night that it started to snow. We stayed up ALL night playing Nintendo and just being sisters because we just KNEW that school was going to be cancelled. Well, my sister always had to leave really early for school because she had to catch a bus, and it was time for her to get ready because the schools hadn’t closed and she never had gone to bed. Then at the last minute, school was closed. It was a great night with my sister and I really hope that I remembered that right because it is one of my best memories with her.

If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?


If I could live anywhere in the world I would live in Hawaii.  I love the beach but have never got to spend more than a couple of hours there once every like 3 or 4 years. I think that being able to live on the beach ALL the time would be absolutely amazing! I know that Hawaii isn’t all beach and I think that is why I would want to live there. They also have farm land and mountains and jungles.  

Hawaii would be perfect which is why I have applied for an internship there this summer. I really hope that I get it!


What has been the most difficult thing you have had to forgive?

The most difficult thing I have ever had to forgive was when I forgave someone who never even asked for it.  It was really hard for me to do because they didn’t ask for forgiveness. They never told me they were sorry for what they did. They never even acknowledged that they had done something wrong.

I made the decision to forgive them after a good friend told me that I needed to do it. When you don’t forgive someone it doesn’t hurt them, it only hurts you. You are the one that is still hurting because they haven’t acknowledged that they even hurt you.

I wrote another blog post about forgiveness so I don’t want to repeat everything, but forgiveness is ALWAYS hard. It is never easy because you were hurt, but still you have to do it.

Since I’m updating my blog more regularly I thought I would start off by finishing something that I started FOREVER ago. Thirty Things. If you want to catch up you can go to the original post here and see all the posts that I’ve done on this so far.

What is the thing you most wish you were great at?

There are so many things that I wish I was great at but the one thing that I wish I was really great at would have to be helping/serving people. I’m a very selfish person and I want to get better at being selfless. I am in a career that makes me serve students EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. I love every minute of my job, but sometimes it is really difficult.

Being a selfless person is hard for most people, but when you are selfish like me, it’s even more difficult. That is why I want to be great at serving others.

We will see what happens, hopefully I’ll get better!

Happy New Year! 

I rang in the New Year at a friend’s house with fancy foods and champagne. It was great!

I asked people in my last post what I should do for my New Year’s Resolution and the votes on in.

I’m going to update my blog weekly. 

I’ve wanted to get better at blogging for a while and just never find the time for it, but I’m going to try REALLY hard.

I’m also going to attempt to make a homemade meal from scratch every week but I am in grad school so who knows if that is actually going to happen. I’ll keep y’all updated on that since I WILL be updating more regularly. 



I’ve never been one to make new year resolutions because I know I suck at consistency. Over the last couple of weeks I have been trying to figure out what I want to do for the new year.

I want to do something, I just don’t know what.

First I will share my list of the things I have thought about doing.

1. Post a picture to Instagram every day.
2. Update my blog weekly.
3. Read one classic book every month.
4. Go to the gym.
5. Start the $5 savings plan.
6. Stop using my debit card and go to cash only.
7. Cut soda from my diet.
8. Learn a new hobby, like knitting.
9. Make a dinner from scratch every week and blog about it.

Now some of these seem completely impossible for me, but at the same time I want to try something new. I’m not sure how this is going to work for me and who knows if I will actually be able to complete any of them. I still want to try SOMETHING.

So this is where you, my lovely readers, come in to play. What do you think I should try to do next year? Is it something from my list or something else? Let me know, I honestly want your opinions.

Oh, and don’t forget to share what you want to do for the new year!