Thursday, October 30, 2014

Time keeps rolling

Classes, Dunkin Donuts run, classes registered for the next semester, a lovely sunset at the beach and drama practice. YEAHHH BOIIII.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

October, you are too kind.

My room is redecorated with quotes from the Book Thief and lines from my favorite poem (The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock). My friends came and chilled and studied and talked and laughed and we sang to Les Miserables and went to Starbucks. I also watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and I had drama practice and it went well. The weather last night was amazing.

Life is good.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Iced coffee, criminal minds, talks, spaghetti, school work, watching the sunset, being silhouettes, cool nights, nerd talks.

It's almost November.


The Mind of an Introvert

Dear Brain,

Stop analyzing and stop overthinking.
Get it together man.

Yours Truly,

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Weekend Moments in October

Puppies, Brunch, Coffee runs, Stars, Fall Festival, Hay Rides, Volleyball, Candy.

That's all folks.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Smiling in October

Firedrills. Despicable Me. Classes. Talking. Duck Dynasty. Starbucks. The Book Thief. Braided Hair. Car rides. Everything Skit Rehearsal. Dance Parties. Sleeping In. Brunch. Watching a Movie. Best Friends. Planned Trips. Planned Adventures. Hyperness. A Friday free of classes.

No complaints. :)

This October has definitely brought a long a lot of smiles.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Praise Him

My room is well cleaned, the blinds are opened and I'm appreciating the sunlight, I'm wearing my comfy sweater cardigan thingy, our unit smells like pumpkin goodness, close friends and warm conversations are something I'm thankful for, I'm praying to be courageous and wanting to let that desire manifest in my actions and in my life through Jesus Christ and it's Wednesday.

It's a good day.
Every day is a good day.
For the Lord has made it, and every day I can write that it is a good day is a day that I am alive.
And that's certainly something to rejoice about and find joy in.
Praise the Lord to the ends of earth.
Praise Him.
For He is worthy.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Duh dum duh dee

School, school, school, long conversations, criminal minds and school.

Oh Mondays.

I'm ready for Friday.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Pumpkin cookies,
fall scented candles,
sleepy hollow,
playing cards in the tree tops,
it was a good evening.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Best Night

I don't know if it was thee best night in the history of nights, but last night was definitely up there. It was just a great unexpected night and sometimes I like unexpected nights the best. Last night/ evening, after a very nice dinner spent with college friends, a group of friends and I went to Safety Harbor impromtuly. We just all had the evening free and we decided to go there. We didn't really know what was around there, but we knew there was a pier and possibly some cute shops. So we went to the pier, and then we started walking towards the shops and lo and behold, some sort of festival/market thing was going on. So we walked the cute streets with many vendors full of lights, paintings, free samples of chocolates and such, and I got to hold a parakeet on my shoulder. It was all fun and adventurous and exciting. After that, we came back to school and played Capture the Flag for a few hours which was buckets of fun. My friend Lauren got injured in the nose, so a group of us all made sure she was alright and got her ice, water, food, and Tylenol. She ended up being okay but we all stuck around after that and laughed, joked, star tripped, and went to our big football field to watch the stars up until five minutes till midnight. It was all unexpected, and it was adventurous, and it was perfect. I love my friends, and I love my God who created them and this spectacular night. It was the best night.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Beautiful October Day

Coffee in English class, chapel where the speaker sounded like Reid, lunch with friends, studying for a midterm with a new friend, doing homework outside with another friend because it was super lovely weather yesterday, meeting new people, diagramming with a friend, Fall Festival, chocolate apples, more coffee, helping people dress like princesses, high energy, glow in the dark bracelets, lots of laughter, lots of people, lots of fun, criminal minds, sleep.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Pumpkin Spice Coffee (that was free), Pumpkin Seeds, and on Wednesdays we wear blue.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I don't have a problem... caffeine doesn't affect me...

Okay, so maybe it does. And so maybe it does make me hug my unit mates at random times. Maybe it does make me quote Elf. And maybe I won't get sleep tonight (but I hope I do). And maybe I should have had it earlier and I wouldn't have been so awkward in play practice because coffee makes me hyper and bold, but I don't care. Life is good. God is good. Things went well today and God encouraged me today in devo time. And I feel happy and ready to conquer the world.

Monday, October 13, 2014

October October, what a Beautiful Month.

Apple Streusel Pancakes. Made up childhood Christmas stories. Pumpkin Patchin'. Lots of coffee. Hay. Corn Maze. Carved Pumpkin. "It's a Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown". Volleyball. Cookout. Walks. Once Upon a Time.

This weekend has been mighty fine.
Mighty fine, indeed.

And now it's Monday. Almost Tuesday. Mondays aren't always great. But today was not half bad, not half bad at all. Between school work, there were walks involved and free coffee and criminal minds.

October never disappoints.

Friday, October 10, 2014


I love drama, so naturally I was excited when I found out that our college had a drama club! Not only that but our drama club gets an amazing opportunity to go to a public highschool and share our testimonies and perform a skit that's put to the song "Everything" by Life House. It's a great a skit, and I think it's highly impactful. If you haven't seen it, I suggest you should. :) We had auditions last night and I got the main girl!!!! I was super excited because I wasn't expecting it. I wasn't going to intentionally try out for her part because I was just happy to be in it and be apart of this amazing opportunity and I would have been okay with wherever I was put. But I got it, and I'm just so excited to see how God uses and blesses people through this.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

In case you were wondering...

An interaction with one person can make all the difference. It really can.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Gas Monsters that survive on car gas to live, Starbucks runs, Christmas song singing, lip wiggling, annoying papers, new friends, men in suits , too much laughter (just kidding there is never too much laughter), more criminal minds, finding out that the record for longest amount of time someone has gone without sleep is 11 days, and probably more. Because there's always more to write about. More happy things. More.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


I think another one of the reasons I'm so hooked on Criminal Minds now is because the BAU (behavioral analysis unit) have to analyze and assess the situations and behavior of the unsub. I think it's fascinating to see how they figure out the puzzle pieces and observe other peoples' behavior to figure out the answer to the problem. I guess it's also fascinating to me because I observe peoples' behavior all the time. Just because I notice things. I notice small ticks, how people react when they get stressed or sad, and I'm really good at remembering people's faces. I'm not saying I'd be good at this job, but I do like it when there are other people out there who notice things the average human being going about their life wouldn't. Because often people aren't focused on that. Usually they are busy living their life, or just focusing on the group their with and the friends they talk to. So, I guess I like the show because I tend to do that. And sometimes it's fun trying to figure out the answer before the show reveals it. (It happens sometimes, but not always because obviously I am not skilled and full of knowledge like they are or at least like the script writers are haha). I think it'd be incredibly cool to be able to do work like that though. Where you can help others and save lives by figuring out how to catch someone based on their actions and behaviors. But it's also something that would be incredibly draining and wear on you having to face that over and over again. Anyways, there's not much of a point to this except explaining another small thing about me and why I find Criminal Minds intriguing.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Elephant's Memory

"Now, women forget all those things they don't want to remember, and remember everything they don't want to forget."

 --Zora Neale Hurston

This is a quote taken from the book I'm reading in my contemporary literature class that I find quite fascinating. I think it's so fascinating and weird to me because I tend to think the exact opposite of this quote. I wholeheartedly wish that this was true for me. But unfortunately, I remember everything I want to forget and easily forget what I want to remember. There's this episode from Criminal Minds entitled "Elephant's Memory". Within the episode one of the main characters describes an incident in which he was bullied in school and how he never told anybody because he thought if he tried hard enough, he could just forget it ever happened. However, that wasn't the case. He still remembered it very clearly even though he wished he didn't. His coworker that he was talking to said that it was normal and how it happened to everyone. That when it comes to events that emotionally and personally affect us, we all have an elephant's memory. I guess this is all here to say, that I think it's interesting how it works. Because I want to be a women who can forget all the things I don't want to remember, but no matter how hard I try, there are some things that will always weigh on the back of mind and I will remember even though I don't want to. However, I still think it's good not to forget the good because we'll want them there to pull out when the bad memories come crashing in. I will want to glorify and praise God for the good, when the nightmares threaten to crush my daylight. So, no, I am not this person although I'm a women. I am not one who can forget what I don't want to remember. But perhaps, I could try to not make those memories count as much or weigh on me too heavily if I become a woman who can remember everything I don't want to forget. And that's everything that God has so graciously done for me in my life.

All glory be to Him.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Mornings, Moments, Musings

I'm eating pumpkin oatmeal, drinking my coffee, listening to my sister play the piano, hearing my dog snore as he sleeps, and listening to my Dad flip the pages of the newspaper and I couldn't be more happier in these morning moments. It's a nice day today for Florida; it truly feels like Fall. After church, my family and I are going on a picnic to enjoy the weather.

All is good my friends. All is good.

Friday, October 3, 2014

The Grand Pumpkin Adventure

Yesterday, I tried pho for my first time because my friend convinced me too and everybody knows that friends who eat pho together are friends pho-ever. We also tried on weird masks from Hot Topic, and we looked pretty hot in them too. ( I'm seriously kidding, I wore a sheep mask for goodness sake.) I also got her to try a macaroon, and they are so colorful and dainty. Later that night, I had drama club and then I also watched Criminal Minds season 10 premiere. :)

Other Fun Things to Sum Up My Week: Lotsa free coffee, pumpkins, pumpkin scones (yes they exist and I will try them tonight with a cup of coffee and I will enjoy life), calming walks, apple streusel pancakes, Fall playlist, comfy cardigans, God's Word, the promise of cooler weather, and the joy of the weekend ahead.

I love Octobers. I really do.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Today is a good day.
You know why?

October means pumpkins, means Fall, means hay rides, means corn maze, means cider, means more pumpkin coffee everythings, means family traditions, means spooky movies with my friend Heidi, means candy, means The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, means SO MANY EXCITING THINGS.

I love Fall and hopefully it will start to cool off in FL sometime soon. *I hope*. If not though, it's okay, because in my unit it's always cold and I can always bundle up and pretend it's cold outside. 

New months are exciting and especially if they're Octobers. Also, our school is giving away free Dunkin Donuts  (probably because it's October and they're just so happy) , I have a day off of my weekly chore duties, annnnnnnnnnd NEW SEASON OF CRIMINAL MINDS AIRS TONIGHT. I'm sure my new husband (Matthew Gray Gubler) is just as excited about this upcoming month as I am considering that he's a big Fall enthusiast as well. Honestly, sometimes I feel kinda sad since FL only gets a "pretend" Fall, but the more I think about it, I'm glad that I still get to celebrate it and that I get to celebrate here with my family and friends, and it would definitely feel off and not like Fall if I spent it anywhere else than here in FL. *Perspective*

So yeah. I'm kinda thrilled about today. And I'm kinda thrilled for the upcoming days.


Okay? Okay.