Monday, March 12, 2012
1. I want to get married. I know this may sound crazy but its something I wish I could truly do. Khris and I can't afford it with the part-time jobs that we work right now but he has promised me that after college he will propose and we'll get married. I can't wait. I know that marriage isn't going to be as "perfect" as I think it will be and I understand that fully. I'm ready to take that next step I just wish I could take it now...but I'll wait for however long I need to because to me it's worth it.
2. I want to go on a real road trip. I always see people posting on facebook about how they're taking road trips to New York, Florida, Texas, etc. I want to do that! I want to set my iPod on shuffle, roll the windows down and drive until I reach somewhere I've never been. I want to see the Pacific Ocean...I want to see the United States/Mexico line...I want to see the Statue of Liberty. I would love to go overseas but that becomes a little more complicated than a road trip and far more expensive. Maybe once I complete "Want #1" Khris and I will be able to afford it haha
3. I want to own a nice car. I want to be able to go for miles and miles and not have to worry about checking all my gages every 5 minutes to make sure no lights come on, on my dash. Maybe that's why I haven't completed "Want #2" haha I'm trying to save up for a car and so far I'm doing good but with rent, gas, cell phone, car insurance, groceries, etc. its a little difficult. Hopefully I'll be able to save a lot this summer and get a little closer to this goal.
4. I want to go on a shopping spree and not have to worry about a budget. Now I know this one will probably NEVER happen. Unless Khris becomes mega rich from his job but I'm sure he would kill me if I ever did that lol. This want comes from a little deeper concern though...this world is so focused on money and "to spend or not to spend." I wish that taxes didn't exist and people really received every penny they earn. I wish that money didn't define a person either...I have so many opinions haha i'm gonna move on now.
5. I want a puppy. A little puppy. One that I can snuggle with and sleep with on the nights that Khris doesn't stay over. I know they are a big responsibility but I seriously think I could handle it. I just love their unconditional love they give when you come home and they can't stop wagging their tails and how they want to literally take off a layer of your face with their tongues because they are so excited to see you! GAH I WANT A PUPPY.
6. I want to record a CD. After I recorded a song with my Youth Pastor 2 years ago, I've wanted to get back into the studio. I loved the atmosphere and the sort of "high" that I got from listening the playback of me singing. I wish I could afford it because I think I could really go far. When I received that gift my Youth Pastor I was ecstatic!! I didn't even mind waking up early that day to get to the studio in time. Needless to say I know that if all else fails I still have my voice to fall back on.
7. I want to own a beach/lake house one day. Most likely a lake house. I love the lake and I would love to be able to have an escape whenever I needed one. I would love to have a house like my Aunt and Uncle and I would love to have my family over during the summer time to go swimming, tubing, and skiing. It would just be perfect!
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Well what do you know...I told you I wasn't going to post again this weekend but I have miraculously found the time :) so here we go...my eight fears:
1. Spiders. I hate them. No matter what size the are I still think that they could take me down. I really hate the jumping ones (I think they are actually crickets...but they look like spiders). At my parent's house they are also on the porch or the sidewalk and I never know which way they're going to jump so I always approach with caution. I think this fear came from a super hilarious story from my childhood where a spider literally came after me in my bathroom one time.
2. Being alone. I hate being alone, its so quiet. Before I met Khris one of my biggest fears was ending up alone. For some strange reason (probably because I was your average teenage girl who thought that evil was out to get her and make her life miserable) I was scared that I would end up alone. I didn't think I was going to get married and if I did it wasn't going to be anytime soon. But since I've met Khris and we plan to get married I don't ever have to fear about ending up alone.
3. Richmond at night. I never knew how bad it was until I moved down here for school. I hate that people cat call at you and think that its going to work. Its the most repulsive thing ever. Sometimes it happens during the day and its just as worse. FYI: never walk alone at night in Richmond...its just a bad idea.
4. The dark. Yes I'm 20 years old and still afraid of the dark. It used to be a big problem when I was younger but every now and then I still get scared. When I was a kid I had to sleep with a night light on because I was afraid to sleep in complete darkness...that's changed now that I'm older though. You never know what's going to be in the dark...seriously, bad things can happen.
5. Tight places. I do suffer from claustrophobia just a tad. Its not a big issue really but I hate being in places where I can't get out of. If I was ever buried alive I literally would FREAK OUT...I would go insane. One time when I was little I had this horrible dream that I was in this box and I couldn't get out and I would up trying to get out of my bed and I was banging on the wall because I thought I was trapped. Its a serious thing, no joke.
6. To be mean to people. Now this one pertains more to work than my personal life but its still a fear of mine. I hate confrontation and arguing, it just doesn't get anything done. I'm all about talking in out and getting things straight as soon as possible. I hate rumors too...I had a lot of trouble with this in high school but each time that it did happen I went straight to the source and I ended it.
7. Not getting a successful job. My major is so broad and its not direct at all so I could pretty much do anything...now one would think that's a good thing but I see it as a bad thing. I fear that I'm not going to get a successful job and I sometimes fear that my college education is going to be a waste. But deep down I know that something is going to work out for me to have a good job. Its just the fact that I don't know for sure what I'm doing that gets me all flustered.
8. Getting Sick. It has to be about the worst thing ever. I take vitamins and drink orange juice just about every morning so usually I'm good but once I get sick I'm down for days no matter what it is. I thank God for the health he has given be but today especially I need extra prayers...feeling like blah :/
Friday, March 9, 2012
Gosh I really suck at sitting down and blogging everyday with a challenge like this one. I get so busy with school and work that I'm like "Oh yeah I started that thing on my blog like 3 days ago and I'm supposed to be blogging everyday about it......oops." So here I am with my nine loves...this is gonna be hard. Bear with me people.
1. I love God. As cliche as that might sound to some of you, I really love that God loves me unconditionally no matter how far I drift away or how close I am. If I don't read my Bible everyday he will forgive me and still love me. That's never going to change and I love the peace and comfort that gives me from day to day.
2. I love my family and friends. Although I've had my fair share of "falling outs" with both of these groups we still love each other and are there for each other no matter what. No matter how much distance is put between us and even if we don't talk everyday, it doesn't change our relationship. Through the good, the bad, and the ugly I know I can count on my family and friends.
3. I love Khristopher Kendrick. Wow I don't think I've ever spelt out his full name like that....*embarrassing* anyway. He's the best man that God could've have blessed me with. He's caring, supportive, loving, and just all around sweet. My friends look at us and say "Its like y'all are still in the puppy love stage" even though we've been together for almost 2 years! But is that such a bad thing? We love each other and we want to spend the rest of our lives together.
4. I love the lake. I wish I could live there. Its so peaceful and quiet and I think it would be such a fun location to raise a family. My Aunt and Uncle have a lake house down at Bugs Island and every summer my family goes down there for a weekend and I love sitting on their dock, soaking up the sun, with a good book to read. It's simply bliss.
5. I love flip-flops. I wear them 24/7. Although I have ventured out to some other styles of shoes, flip-flops are my "go-to" shoes. They go with anything and I swear I have a billion pair. I was greatly disappointed when my favorite flip-flops from last summer broke last semester and I have to walk a block on broad street with only 1 flip-flop on...probably the grossest thing I've ever had to do and I definitely got some stares haha
6. I love mashed potatoes. They are grand. I love any type of potato really (fries, bakes potato, fried potatoes) except sweet potatoes. I could live off of them. When I have a house of my own and even in my apartment now there is ALWAYS a box of instant mashed potatoes in the cabinet. I seriously ate 2 servings worth of mashed potatoes for dinner the other day. I was not ashamed.
7. I love my job. Sometimes, it drives me crazy but 9 times out of 10 I love my job. Its super fast-paced and I love it. It kinda sorta keeps me in shape because I'm always on my feet going there, going here, lifting that box, pushing this over and that over. I love the people I work with...I've made so many friendships with people there and I hope they last a lifetime. :)
8. I love to sing. I sing for fun mostly but every Sunday here and there I sing at my church whether it be by myself or with my mom. I love to sing about God and I love to harmonize with other people. Kari Jobe is my "musical idol" I love everything she sings and the heart and soul she puts behind her music. I wish I had a voice like hers...so powerful!
9. And last but certainly not least....I love bargain shopping. Lisa and I have discovered this thrift store down in RVA called rumors and they have dressed me for so many occasions since I've lived down here. They have really abstract articles of clothing and things that you would never ever buy but when you look at it you're like "Oh I can make that work." Well that's totally me. I used to be a very kinda "boring" dresser. I would wear just t-shirts with jeans and no prints...I love solids in high school for some reason. And know I've branched out to skirts with cute print tops...skirts with print, beaded tank tops, and cute accessories! I'm so ready for summer so I can show off my new stuff!
Hope y'all enjoy, I probably won't be posting again this weekend because it's my girl Lisa's 21st Birthday this weekend and we gonna party it up! :)
Monday, March 5, 2012
Some of these may be tmi for some of you but that's okay that's why they're called secrets...technically you're not supposed to know :P haha
1. I can't stand having dirt under my fingernails and toenails. I think having cleanliness of one's nails says a lot about a person's hygiene.
2. I'm a huge procrastinator. I feel sometimes that when I leave assignments for the last minute that I tend to do better...idk how that works? I feel like if I have a lot of time to do something that I'll push it off until the last minute...I really need to work on that one.
3. I have stretch marks on my legs and I'm proud of them. In high school when I first got them from doing colorguard, I was really insecure about them because I thought I was the only girl that had them, but then I realized that every girl has them somewhere on their body and it helped me to overcome my insecurity. I can confidently wear shorts and a bikini in the summer and not be ashamed.
4. I love baking but hardly have the time or the money to do. Once upon a time I wanted to go to school to be a "professional baker" (if there is even such a thing) but that never happened. Even though I love to bake...I'm not a huge fan of icing...unless is homemade of course. :)
5. I hate being the center of attention. I love doing crazy things and acting crazy, but if I've just met you I'm going to be the shyest person you've ever met. I love singing in front on my church, but I like singing in groups better. If my professor asks for a volunteer in class, I'm itching inside to raise my hand, but I never do.
6. I keep a messy room. I clean it every now and then when it gets REALLY bad but other than that, I don't make my bed and I fling clothes everywhere. Even though my mom and dad got on me as a kid about having a clean room, I just never really got it haha. I love the look and feel of a clean room, but I hardly ever see it.
7. When I was a teenager I was a text maniac. I think there was one month where I seriously sent like 15,000 text messages in a month...no lie. I've lowered my number since then, but still I love texting. I hate talking on the phone. I'm a multitasker and I love to do multiple things at multiple times like watch tv, do homework, and talk to Khris all at the same time. If I'm on the phone my attention has to be focused on one thing and one thing only. If I pay attention to the tv, I don't hear what the person is saying on the phone and vice versa.
8. I eat ranch on just about everything. Pizza, carrots, salad, chicken, fries, sandwiches...everything. Ranch is amazing...Hidden Valley Ranch people/farmers/workers...y'all are my heroes.
9. I can not draw at all. When someone asks me to draw a person I seriously draw like I'm in kindergarten. I never advanced past stick figures and drawing suns at the corner of the paper. I still draw trees like a piece of broccoli and I still draws clouds like a puff of cotton. There is no definition to my drawing....at.all.
10. I can't wait to be a mom...well I mean I can...but I really love kids and I can't wait to have my own. I know some of you will think this is crazy me wanting this at such a young age...but I want to be a young mother. I want to be able to go outside with my kids and play with them instead of watching them from a window. I can't wait to help my kids on the homework and get after them for drawing on the walls. I can't wait to see my child's imagination at work and to see them walk across the stage at the ir high school graduation. I just can't wait. :)
So there you have it...10 secrets about me. posting tomorrow about my 9 loves. <3