Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Best Of...

Despite not having a full-time teaching job, 2011 hasn't been too bad to me, in fact 2011 has been pretty memorable.

For starters, I earned my masters degree ---- which in turn led me to pay my first school loan- YAHOOOO! I joke about my degrees, simply because I do not have my dream job yet just 2 pieces of paper. BUT graduating from college yet alone with a masters degree is a huge accomplishment in my book.

2011 has also graced me with my favorite past time, traveling. I went on a cruise to the Caribbeans, Charleston- South Carolina, and Lake Tahoe-Nevada. All of which were amazing.


 Lake Tahoe

Grand Turk

Lets not forget my run in with Reeg. I went to see a live taping of his former show AND I met him in person.
That's me in the far left corner...

Besides my personal life, 2011 has brought some other milestones. For instance, The Royal Wedding, Osama bin Ladens death, Regis and Oprah's retirement from the talk show world, Casey Anthony gets away with murder, and Beyonce has a bun in the oven.

Clearly some events take precedent over the others, but they are all events of 2011.

It's crazy how time flies by. I can't believe I am 24. My baby brother is 17?! And my sister 20??? I can remember when times were a lot simpler. When you think back to this past year, and all that's happened  its hard to imagine that it happened so fast. Sometimes it's easy to get caught up in work, or school, or life in general. It is important to take a step back and breathe. Be appreciative of all that you have accomplished and all that you have made it through. You never know when you last day may be so it's important to live each day to its fullest. Take time out for those who you love. In the end, that's what matters the most.

So, for this upcoming year, 2012, I have decided not to make a resolution. Resolutions always get broken. Therefore, this year I am just going to be thankful. I have been blessed for 24 years of my life and I want that trend to continue. Be grateful for what you have, who you have, and all that you have accomplished.

My wish for everyone this year is to have a happy and healthy New Year. I hope that 2012 brings more memories, love and laughter, and accomplishments to everyone (and a full-time teaching job for me)!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Kiss of Death

Well folks, I'm not sure if you know this or not, but the world is supposedly going to end in less than a year. 358 days, to be exact. I sure as hell hope that I am wrong on this one.

I didn't really put much thought into the 2012 apocalypse in the years past, but now I spend every waking second of my day wondering whether or not if I'll live past the age of 25. I wish I could insert a "jk" right about now, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't ever think of it.

Let me tell you how it started- my horrific night. This past summer my bf (boyfriend) and my bf (best friend) and her bf (boyfriend) went out for a couple of drinks. It was a warm summer night and we decided to sit out on the patio. It really was a nice night UNTIL the skies parted and loud thunder and lightening nearly touched down beside me. The rain was so heavy, it literally came out of no where.

When we got inside the bar, we found a table. Drenched and water logged, our perfect summers night turned into a rotten one, and it happened real fast. We were talking about how random the storm was, and yatta, yatta, yatta when all of a sudden, my bf's (best friends) bf (boyfriend) said, "Maybe its the end of the world."

HOLD THE PHONE! What in the world was he talking about? The end of the world? Sure, I have heard of the nonsense..but was it actually true? Instantly- and when I say instantly I mean immediately I burst into tears. Uncontrollably. Everyone (bf 1, bf 2, bf 3) were laughing at me. I was/am still terrified.

After that night, I asked everyone what their thoughts on 2012 were. They all laughed at me and said, "If that's all you have to worry about in life, then consider yourself lucky." I'm sorry but anything to do with death or dying doesn't sound like great luck for me. AND for the record, I have plenty of things to worry about. I will have a head full of grays and a stomach full of ulcers by the age 28 (if I make it past 2012).

I really hope that for the sake of you and I, that we all make it past December 21st, 2012. I am trying to be positive, I am hoping for life beyond age 25. But, I suppose if we were to all "pass on" my school loans will vanish too!

Here's to 2012 
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