Friday, January 22, 2010

Random Thoughts for the Day~

Random Thoughts for the Day:

1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.

13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page research paper that I swear
I did not make any changes to.

14. "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this -- ever.

15. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Darn it!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to
voicemail. What'd you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?

16. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

17. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

18. I think the freezer deserves a light as well..

19. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Bud Lights than Kay.

Friday, January 1, 2010

The completion of a decade and resolutions

With the end of the decade, I've been reminiscing about the past 10 years and all the things that have happened. It seems like it was just yesterday that I was celebrating the start of the year 2000 and now it is 2010. Wow, how time flies! I have learned so much and grown in so many ways in the past 10 years.
In the past 10 years, I have:
*Earned a bachelors degree
*Earned a masters degree
*Joined a sorority
*Experienced 9/11 (I still remember where I was and what I was doing on that day)
*Ended a 5 year long relationship (where I learned a lot about myself)
*Gotten a REAL job teaching
*Moved to Chicago
*Quit my job
*Moved to Houston
*Lived more than 30 minutes away from my parents for the first time ever
*Started law school
*Learned to stand on my own 2 feet and become more self-reliant
*Learned that no matter how hard you try to plan things and stick to a timeline, things don't always go as planned (and sometimes its for the better)
*Strengthened my faith and testimony
*Made lots of new friends

Now on to 2009! I had so much going on and life changed quite a bit. Here is a recap of all the fun things that happened this past year.
*Started a blog
*Got into law school
*Lost 20 pounds!
*Spent Spring Break in Houston
*Quit my job teaching (that was very hard)
*Went to New York City and Pennsylvania for summer vacation
*Taught 3 weeks of sumer school
*Moved to Houston for school
*Started law school
*Started living the life of a student again (and it is rough)
*Celebrated my birthday with 2 of my closest friends
*Made it through finals and my first semester of law school
*Traveled for the first time during the holidays
*Celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas with my family and friends
*And rang in the New Year with one of my best friends

And now to the resolutions. I usually don't make resolutions because I simply have a hard time keeping them. But this past semester was exceptionally hard for me because I had no routine. With the chaos of law school, I found myself simply doing whatever I could to get by and somehow it worked for me. However, I know myself well enough to know that I can't go the next 3 years like that. So, here are my resolutions to help me stay sane for the upcoming year. They may be a little ambitious but I always think big. I plan to revisit these resolutions each month to see how things are going and keep a check on myself. We'll see how well I did at the end of the year!

1. Work out at least 3 days each week (this one will start when I get back to Houston)
2. Read at least 1 non-law school book a month
3. Pay off one of my credit cards and stick to my budget
4. Continue to strengthen my faith by praying more, reading scriptures, and going to church.
5. Eat less fast food and cook more (that will for sure help with the whole budget thing)
6. Try to eat a salad 5 out of 7 days each week (if I stick to this, that will be 260 salads in one year!)

Yay for 2010!

New Years!

Happy New Year! I had a fabulous time celebrating New Year's Eve this year. I went with a few of my friends to a hotel over by O'Hare Airport where we saw several bands, played a little at the fake casino they had set up, and danced until the wee hours of the night. There were so many people there and I saw some really interesting outfit choices throughout the night. I shouldn't judge but I can't believe what some people think is acceptable to wear!
Here are a few pictures to remember the night!