Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Random Photo Drop

Friday, June 17, 2011

It's Friday, so that means I have to fill in the blanks...

Again, from SOCIAL WORKER MOM, an awesome blog I read.

1. The last movie I saw was COMPANY with Neil Patrick Harris and Patti Lupone among others to feed my musical addiction. Before that, it was BRIDESMAIDS, which was awesomely funny.

2. I want to finally feel at peace with myself and what I am doing with my life. And not feel like I have to be "producing" all the time and can just feel comfortable enough to just "be."

3. Surprises are
nice, or scary, depending on the surprise.

4. The best accessory is a man that is half your age. LOL. J/K. I'm not really an accessory person. I do like a nice pair of earrings or a nice pendant.

5. My favorite warm drink is PEPPERMINT TEA.

6. My favorite cold drink is

ICED BLACK TEA, unsweetened maybe with a little splenda and a lemon slice.

7. Currently loving the fact that
I am moving back to my college town in August!

I'm sharing. You should to.

this blog

15 year old girl holds hands with her 1 year old son. People call her a slut. No one knows she was raped at 13.

People call a girl fat. No one knows she has a serious disease which causes her to be over weight.

People call an old man ugly. No one knows he had a serious injury to his face while fighting for our country in the war.

Re-post this if you are against bullying and stereotyping. 95% of you wont.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Will someone let the cat out of the bag? Oh wait, already done...

I just received my nomination from the Peace Corps!

Primary Education Teacher Trainer
Departure Date February 2012
Central or South America

This doesn't mean much other than they are sending my file to the DC office and sending me my medical clearances.

Note to self: Brush up on Spanish.

We'll see what happens.

Just watched the doppelganger episode of How I Met Your Mother. I love the line where Ted says the thing about "we all become our own doppelgangers who are completely different people who happen to look just like us."

It fits in this situation, and in my life in general now. If someone had told me even five years ago that I would have been even THINKING about applying to the Peace Corps, I would have looked at them and thought that they were batshit f-ing crazy. Now I couldn't be more thrilled.

Life has strange ways of making us all put life into perspective and look at our selves differently. Not quite sure what I'm trying to say here. But I am going through a completely surreal time in my life right now and I just had to get it out in some form...

That has been my night.

Welcome to my world. Let the roller coaster begin (or continue) on this crazy ride we call life.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Postsecret of the Week

From such a great scene in a not-so-great-anymore show...

Friday, June 3, 2011

Fill in the __________

More blanks about the little things that matter in life, from STORY OF A GIRL this time:

1. I love that it is finally SUMMER!

2. A time that mama knew best was when ...wait...doesn't mama always know best?

3. My first kiss will be amazing, I'm sure, or will be with a really special kitten one day in my house of green gables with many other cats. I am destined for crazy cat woman.

5. My splurge of choice is, well, I've said this before, hair care.

6. My biggest accomplishment is teaching overseas.

7. My dance jam of choice is anything 80s.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Kind of a true story...

but so funny!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Retrospective: My Last 5 Years

I received a message from a dear NCCC teammate and it got me thinking. We spend all of these moments criticizing and judging ourselves for what we don't do it's hard to remember that we are actually DOING important things with our lives. In times of transition I find it hard to keep all of that in perspective. It might help for a minute if I take sometime to list the accomplishments I have achieved since that tremendous year.

So here goes: things I've done since 2007

1. Moved to a new city, in a new region, completed 1700 additional hours of service with City of Lakes AmeriCorps in my field.

2. Managed to land a job in said new town and stay there for two more years.

3. Completed additional license coursework for my Reading Specialist License for K-12.

4. Took the GRE.

5. Survived 3 Minnesota winters

6. Managed to loosen up about making and maintaining friendships, made some excellent friends.

7. Managed to do first six items while battling and managing anxiety and depression.

8. Taught OVERSEAS!!!

9. Started the Peace Corps application

So it may not be an impressive list to some, but it's pretty awesome to me. Just thought I'd share. I need to keep somethings in perspective.

What have you done in the last five years that you are proud of?