GREEK WEEK IS OVER!!! My sorority won 1st place in 6 events and place 2nd overall and our representative was voted Miss GCSU! Its been a tough week on top of all of the greek week/homecoming craziness I have been coughing up a lung. Tuesday night my mother made me finally go to the emergency room. They diagnosed me with pleurisy in my lungs and told me not to go to classes the next day. Well I missed two tests and a midterm. In the meantime my grandfather went to the emergency room. He has been in the hospital since late Tuesday night. They removed his gallbladder and everything was going great after the surgery, but yesterday we hit a rough patch and they had to move him back into ICU. He is having breathing problems and some other problems with his heart due to his age. It has been a tough time for my family because we have such a small family and are all so close. Today he is doing much better, but I ask that all of you keep him in your prayers.
Now some exciting news Miss Beaufort Belle nominated me for my two very first blog awards. I recommend that you check out her blog that I just recently stumbled across.
The first is:
The rules:-Pass it along to 5 fabulous blogs. (see below next award)
List your 5 fabulous addictions 1. Diet Coke 2. Gilmore Girls 3. Magazines(My favs are Southern Living and Better Homes and Gardens) 4. Blackberry 5. Lilly Pulitzer
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Secondly, I received...
The Uber (synonym to Super) Amazing Blog Award. It is a blog award given to sites who:~ inspires you~ makes you smile and laugh~ or maybe gives amazing information~ a great read~ has an amazing design~ and any other reasons you can think of that makes them uber amazing!
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Oh my goodness!!! The homecoming/greek week craziness has begun! My school had the brilliant idea to plan homecoming, alumni weekend and greek week at the exact same time!!!! For most people its not a problem....but I'm a little overextended with duties in my sorority and being a student ambassador. Oh and did I mention I also have 3 tests and a midterm during all of this??? Well the madness officially began at 12:00 am this morning! After Chapter D last night I sought out the perfect patch of concrete sidewalk in the middle of front campus and fought for it when it was officially time to chalk! Is chalking a big deal at other schools? It is basically the biggest form of PR that we have here and there were some serious fights last night...one sorority even brought pitchers of water to wash away other girls stuff. We were campaigning for our homecoming queen. I am actually really excited since its my first Greek Week...the greek week events begin on Friday night with our Greek Show and last until the next Thursday night. It gets really intense... Then Friday Alumni Weekend/homecoming officially begins...as an ambassador I have to work atleast 2 events plus I am in charge of the float for my sorority. Friday night Cartel and Shop Boyz are coming for our homecoming concert and then all day saturday we have parades and basketball games! Sunday is my roomies birthday and I want to plan something fun for her because she and all of my besties went all out for mine a few weeks ago! To backtrack a little bit I was in kind of a bad mood all of last week and just really depressed so I missed our first social and just wanted to get home for the weekend and see my family...but we had a recruitment workshop. I did go home and talked to my parents about changing my major and I am now officially a Psychology major!!! I feel like a load has been lifted off of me! and then Monday night we had our annual Stupid Cupid Tacky Valentines Crush Party! It was so so much fun! Me and all of my friends went without dates and had a blast! I can't wait til next time. I have truly been blessed with the best friends this year they are absolutely amazing...we are all so different and thats what makes us so close!
Sorry for the long post, but its been a while. I hope everyone is having a blessed New Year so far
This past week has been wonderful! I have so enjoyed just relaxing and not having to follow a strict schedule. My mother was still at work all week,so I spent my days running last minute holiday errands for her and then keeping our new puppy. She was sick this week and we were all really worried about her since she only weighed 1 pound but now she is doing much much better. I have also gotten to spend a lot of time with my grandparents, which I love. They celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on Wednesday. They truly are an inspiration to us all. I am so sad that I live so far away from the Atlanta area. The majority of my friends live in or around Atlanta and are all planning little get togethers,but it is just too far for me to go and come in one day. Hopefully we will be having a post-new year's party that my parents will let me drive up for. Today as I was catching up on reading blogs, I discovered the cutest scrapbooking software on smilebox. I have had so much fun creating cute e-cards and scrapbook pages this afternoon. I still have several more gifts to wrap for my mama and I am waiting on one more to be shipped. I love the holidays and I am extra excited this year because I only asked for 1 or two things so I will have lots of fun surprises.
On a side note my parents had my mother's co-workers over last night for a Christmas Party and one lady and her husband showed up completely drunk. It was awful, their speech was slurred and she is normally so closed off and conservative but last night she was the life of the party. We were all very worried about them because they just kept drinking and had about an hour drive home. I would like to think that most adults would have the composure and class to know when they have had too much or atleast be able to hold their liquor better!
I have been doing a lot of thinking lately. Maybe its the time of year, or maybe its the fact that I have a lot more spare time than usual. I am so thankful to have the amazing family that I have. My mother is my best friend and I look to her for everything. My grandparents are two of my favorite people in this whole world. My grandmother is the perfect southern I am thankful to God for making me who I am. He gave me a good head on my shoulders and the courage to stand up for what I believe in. I am thankful for the little things. Just a smile, a hello or a short conversation with an aquaintance can make the biggest difference in my day. I am thankful for my friends. Since I am so close to my family, it has always been hard for me to make really close friends. In high school I had one or two close friends but in college I feel like I have truly made friendships that will last a lifetime. These girls are there for me no matter what. They always listen to my problems no matter how small and will always be there when I need a friend. I am also thankful for my community. I love the fact that I am from a small historic town. Its part of what makes me myself. Our downtown is absolutely adorable and everywhere that I go I see someone that I know. I am thankful for all of the opportunities that I have been offered in my life. So many doors have been opened for me and after a semester I know that I made the right choice by going to the college that I chose. I am thankful for Christmas Music and Peppermint white mochas from Starbucks :) AND I have a brand new precious puppy, Millie, to be thankful for I know this was kind of a rant, but thanks for listening!
I am DONE with my first semester of college!! The most annoying part is waiting for all of my grades to be posted...Next semester I am going to be a sophomore and in the fall I will be a junior. It scares me so much that the path that I am set on right now in college determines what I am going to do for the rest of my life. Currenlty I am a political science and public rhetoric major with pre-law intentions. For the past three years my life plan has been to go to law school and come back to my hometown and work as an assistant district attorney and someday run for district attorney.I participated in mock trial for all of high school and decided that being an attorney would be the perfect career for me. It would be a great combination of my passions for helping others, public speaking and history of government. Lately I have been thinking that being an attorney might not be the perfect career choice for me anymore. I love the political science department at my school and will most likely stay in the department, but I am leaning towards a masters in non-profit or an MBA in non-profit management instead of Law School. One of the most important things to me is that my career be something that I enjoy and something that will help me make a difference in the world. I had a short talk with my mama tonight before she left for dinner and we both agreed that I would be good at something working with children or elderly people and I promised her that I would not go into education. She suggested that I look into Child Psychology or Psychometry...That sounded really interesting to me because I could work with children and psychometrists are the people who test students for gifted programs and mental disabilities. The only problem is since I am so far ahead in school, I would have already had to declare a major in psychology and completed certain courses before hitting 30 hours, which I completed this semester... but the good news is I am leaning very strongly towards a career in the non-profit sector. My sorority's philanthropy is the Children's Miracle Network and at a Christmas fundraiser the lady that works at the local children's hospital told us about her college experience and its the exact same as mine! She was a poli sci major and then got a masters in non-profit. All of my friends turned and looked at me and were like its you! Sorry for the long rant, but I have just been thinking about all of this for a long time. P.S. It feels so great to be home and I am puppysitting my new little sister tonight :)
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