Thursday, December 23, 2010

reminiscing 2010

I can't believe that the year 2010 is soon ending.. where did the time go?
When I look back on the past year, I honestly see a year of chaos and drama. This is probably because I recently just finished up being President of my sorority. By the end of my one year term, I was ready to hand the position over. Don't get me wrong, it was one of the most amazing experiences - but it was drama and stress filled. I spent so many nights up late crying, or dealing with never ending drama. I dealt with many ups and downs throughout the year, and when I think back - I realize this year was a huge learning experience for me. I really now can look back and thank God for giving me this year because it challenged me to be a better person, and it helped me grow up. Sometimes it's hard to see the sun through the constant rain clouds, but I think I'm starting to see the sun shine through, and hoping that 2011 brings lots of happiness my way!

Here are some of my highs & lows of the year..

- Being elected the President of my sorority. It was one of the most amazing, and rewarding experiences of my life.
- I had the honor of being chosen as the opening speaker for my sororities National Convention in New Orleans - I was asked by the National President! It was a huge honor, and an amazing experience I will never forget. Giving a speech in front of 1,000 people
- Being elected Senior Class Secretary
- Moving into a house with my 5 best friends / pledge sisters. Since the time we started pledging, we talked about living together senior year all 6 of us and it became an actual reality. I am so thankful and loving everyday of it!

- The drama that came along with being President. I spent many nights crying over drama and girls being stupid.
- Not passing the Praxis, forcing me to stay in school one extra semester and delay student teaching to September.
- After being in agony for a month, finally figuring out that I have a herniated disk.
- My relationship with one of my really good friends fizzling and basically ending.

& here are some of my hopes..

hopes for the new year
- enjoying the last real semester at college with my friends
- trying to work on learning how to relax, because it is something I seem unable to do
- run a 5k race, it's something I've been wanting to do!
- genuinely have a good, positive, happy year!
- keep in touch with all my friends after graduation - they mean the world to me!
- getting a job after I graduate
-potentially meeting a nice guy (yeah, right!)
- successfully passing the Praxis (fingers crossed)
- keep blogging :)

Hope you all had a great 2010, and I hope that 2011 is even better for everyone!!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

christmas wish list

So, i am officially done with the semester! eeek! :) so, i finally have time to blog and make a solid attempt to blog as often as i can!

I can NOT wait for Christmas! Here is my wishlist. What did you ask for?

1. White Kindle
2. Juicy Couture Kindle Case
3. Tan boots
4. White puffer jacket from Bloomies
5. Vera Bradley bags (i love Vera, it is perfect for traveling!)
6. Tiffany & Co. Necklace
7.. Some random clothes
8. Burberry Pancho wrap (i wishhh)
9. Holiday Barbie (tradition since I was born)
10. Hess Truck (tradition since I was born)
11. I am going to Canada & Florida over break which is also part of my gift!

I know it is the season of giving, but a girl can wish for some presents too!
What's on your wish list?
Happy wrapping and baking!