It’s Actually Happening

I’m in a daze. My brain is telling me that I’m just on break. From classes, that is. Like Easter break or Christmas break or something. It doesn’t feel like the “end-of-the-semester, see ya in the fall” sort of thing either. But in reality this is it. Four years of college have flown by.

I graduate tomorrow. I get my diploma, my degree tomorrow. Undergrad will be no more.

What is this that is happening?!?!?!

Like I said, I think I’m in shock, or disbelief, or something.


I’ve mentioned it previously. This summer, the move, the future, the uncertainties, the adventure, the risks, the unknown. It makes my heart pound thinking about it. It’s scary. And I’ve never been one to go toward things that I’m afraid of. But this one is different. This time I know it is the right thing, despite the intimidation, it is what I want to do and I know I have to do it.

This summer I’m going to work and save money. Any money I make from photo shoots are going toward my moving fund. I need every penny, every dollar, I can get. But I want to cherish these last weeks in my hometown as well. I want to enjoy time with Ashley and Amber. I want to take photos. I want to put this place in my mind as important, solidify it and not forget about where I came from. Okay, so that might cheesy. But it’s how I feel.



I’m on the frontline, don’t worry I’ll be fine.
The story is just beginning.
I say goodbye to my weakness, so long to the regret.
And now I see the world through diamond eyes.”



Anyway, tomorrow is going to be the end of my undergrad career. And I am so so so ready for it be over. I really didn’t think I’d make it through that last semester. But somehow I accomplished it, I pulled off good grades. And I think I’m finally starting to realize that I don’t give myself enough credit, and that I underestimate myself. I can’t believe I did it. I did it.


Other news. They’re thinking about bringing 24 back. As a limited series TV show on FOX. Well, they say it is official, that it really is coming back. But I don’t believe it. Maybe because it’s too good to be true. Maybe because I don’t want it to be true, because it’s scary: It can’t be like the actual show. And I don’t want a “limited series” (what the heck IS that, anyway?!) to *ruin* the show for me. Although that’s a dumb thought too because 24 is 24 and will always always always be important to me, in and of itself. But a 12-episode show of 24? That makes absolutely no sense to me. 24 is 24 precisely because of the number 24. Not the number 12. I guess they could crunch it somehow and make 2 hours of the show’s world into 1 hour of our world. But seriously? Agh it’s such a contradictory feeling for me! There’s no way I *wouldn’t* be able to watch it if it is really “coming back.” But…. idk.

Hope you enjoyed my mind vomit on that little issue. I’m sure I’ll have more to say on it later. For now…..


A Nom Nom Crock Pot Dinner


Thank you, Pinterest, for the wonderful dinner. Sweet ‘n’ spicy bacon-wrapped chicken. With baked sweet potato fries and steamed vegetables. Delish.

And so starts school again tomorrow. Not particularly looking forward to it, but at least I only have one class. Start off the semester light, then jump into a heavier schedule. A new semester always has me hoping that I will practice better studying and time management skills. That I will apply myself better and more efficiently and NOT procrastinate. I can do this. It’s the last semester of college. Time to do this. :P


Ending 2012 With A Bang!

I’m ending this year with the two coolest people I know.


Be jealous. Seriously. And go follow The Ah-Ha Moments because she is doing post-a-day 2013! I’m so excited. (: And go follow The Ashhole just because she’s awesome.


I’m so thankful for these two chicks in my life. <3

And I’m so thankful to all my followers who have followed, read (even if it was unbeknownst to me) commented, liked, and shared my posts and supported my post-a-day habit. I never thought blogging would become so important to me but I absolutely *LOVED* doing it. Next year I’m going to tackle the Project 365 Challenge – a photo-a-day. I might not share every single one on here, but I’m sure you’ll see some of them. (:

That is all. (:

Peace out, 2012!

This Post is About Thursday

I got 22 likes on yesterday’s post. This leads me to the conclusion that people like seeing photos of my awesome German shepherds and labbie girl than any other photos OR any other posts that actually have thought put into them. 22 likes is the most likes I’ve ever gotten on a post. It was reblogged once to another dog blog. So if everyone wants to see photos of my dogs, why don’t ya’ll say so??

Or maybe it’s the fact that you don’t have read anything or put much mental power into deciphering my crazii words. Photos are easy to look at. They tell their own story. No, that’s not an insult to you readers. Although if this is true than you probably won’t even know I put this in my post. ;)


Anyway, onto my ramblings for the day.

Everybody ‘hates’ Mondays. And I’ve had that feeling before: when I was in middle school and was NOT working every single weekend, I hated Mondays, too. Enter high school: 24 came into my life and I got a job that I worked every single weekend. And ya know what? 24 completely squashed any shred of hatred I had of Mondays. I looked forward to Mondays because of 24. Enter college: 24 is not on television anymore. I still work every single weekend. I look forward to Mondays because I DO NOT have to work. It is like the beginning of my ‘weekend’ with the minor bumps called ‘classes’ in the picture. But seriously, the incentive of not having to work also squashes any hatred I may have of Mondays.

Plus, this will sound cliche but it is true for me: Mondays are a new beginning, a fresh start to a week that might have more motivation, new chances and opportunities, new ideas, etc. etc.

And guess what comes after Monday? Yes, Wednesday.

See ya’ll tomorrow.


I can only imagine

“Don’t take life so seriously. Nobody gets out alive, anyway.”

Death really puts life into perspective. Unfortunately, we don’t realize just how stupid the things we worry and stress about are until it’s too late.

I don’t know if time heals all wounds. I think it’s more like time moves on and we have no choice but to go with it. It’s the way of life. Of course, that doesn’t make it any easier, but what choice do we have?


Random thoughts

Yes, I know you are jealous of my awesome MacBook Pro.

A few things have been on my mind lately, mostly relating to photography:

  • I need to upgrade my camera. How can I save the money to do so and when can I do it?
  • It’s time to get serious about my photography business. I’ve been messing with prices and conditions, trying to find out what will work best. I’m guessing I will have to tweak it in the coming months.
  • Photoshop! I’ve finally made the purchase and am so excited to try it out. Particularly designing a new watermark/logo for my photography. Can’t wait!

I need to quit doubting myself. I need to believe in my ability to work with people and get the best results to the best of my ability. But most importantly I need to realize that mistakes will help me learn and grow, so they are okay. If it’s not perfect the first time, try again. I’ll never know what’ll happen if I don’t take the plunge.

That being said, I think it’s time I update my photoblog. (:

Coffee & movie with Ashley and Amber tonight!


…and here comes the weekend!

I hope everyone had a wonderful week and here’s to a good weekend.

I’ll be working my butt off the next three days, so you probably won’t see much substantial stuff around here until Tuesday. Then Wednesday I’m off to a tiny getaway with my besties, and next weekend some roller coasters and rides with my boyfriend! I’m so looking forward to getting away for a while, even if it’s just for a short bit, it’ll be worth it.

Can’t. Wait!



Got any good plans for the weekend? Or good stories from the week?