Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Home for Christmas

It's crazy how when I left this house, I told myself I was never looking back.  While leaving for college a few years ago I told myself that I was leaving this old town in the dust and shattering the rear-view because I was moving onto bigger and better things.  At that moment in my life, I didn't know that once I left there would be no better feeling than coming back, lying in my bed, hugging my mom, playing with the dogs, seeing the acres I grew to love, and the place that made me the person that I am today.

Every time I come home, I just want to stay here, never to leave.  It's like the stress melts away and I feel comfortable.

This Christmas break has done a lot of good for me. I really needed a break from college and classes, work, my house and all the stresses that comes with those things. It feels so good to relax, and my mom and Chuck are here to help take care of my dog if I want to get away and hang out with friends I haven't seen in a while.

I honestly don't know what I would do without that pup to come home too sometimes. He isn't always an angel, and he has his flaws, but he is always there for me to listen to and to know that I am not alone. It is nice though to have a night off of parental duty.

Home is where the heart is. <3

Monday, November 26, 2012


There is just something about thanksgiving that I love.  Maybe it is seeing my family together (which doesn't happen too often) or the pre-dinner bloody marys, or maybe just the actual amazing food at dinner.. I think it is more than that though. We're not the family to go play football out in the yard or decorate the christmas tree together; but when my family all comes together we are full of stories and laughter, and we know how to make our own fun.

Thanksgiving is definitely my favorite holiday. :)

Friday, November 16, 2012

More PRSSA Tours (Padilla Speer Beardsley and The Minnesota Wild)

Today, my group of SCSU PRSSA members along with a the UW- Eau Claire PRSSA toured Padilla Speer Beardsley and had a following tour with the Minnesota Wild in the Exel Energy Center.

We gained a lot of insight about what we should include in our cover letters and resumes, some interviewing and internship tips, and essentially what to do to get our foot in the door at one of these places.

One of my favorite parts about these tours is seeing what people do on a daily basis and the environment they work in.  It really gives me some insight on the areas I would like to get into and focus on later in my career.

If you are attending college and are a junior or senior taking your major classes and trying to figure out what is next after you graduate, I would highly recommend touring different companies and agencies around your area and being a part of an organization that focuses on what you are attending school for.  Most companies are more than happy to show you around their office, tell you about what they do on a daily basis, and give you some tips on what you can do to stand apart from the pile of applications they receive daily.

My advice: Get involved, and gain as much knowledge and connections as you can, it will really help you out in the long run!

The visitor's locker room at the Wild. 

The stadium! :)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Some days are more memorable than others.

Today marks the day that my dad, Larry Norlund, lost his 16 year battle with ALS three years ago.  After 16 years suffering not being able to walk, talk, move his muscles, or breathe on his own he decided to have a medical suicide knowing his end was near and he would rather have his life end surrounded by the people he loved.

Today, exactly three years after I watched my father pass away, I also watched my uncle Fred Norlund join his brother, (my father) at the gates of Heaven.  It was a sad moment to see the man that acted like a second father too me through my life leave on the same day as my real one did. I know that neither of them are in pain any longer, and it was great that they both left surrounded by their friends and family that loved them dearly, but it is never easy to let go of someone you love so much.

My dad wasn't able to teach me all the things a dad could because his chair held him back, it was his brother Fred that taught me how to shoot a gun, drive an ATV and snowmobile, and how too change his socks. (The last one I wasn't too fond of).  They were both strong, courageous, hard-working, loving, and two of the funniest men I have met.

Heaven is lucky to have these great men.

I love you!

R.I.P.     Larry Norlund  4/11/2009 ..  Fred Norlund 4/11/2012

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Lessons you learn

Things will come and go,
you can't always predict rain or snow
the ice will crack
and the sun will burn
but it's up too you
which lessons you learn.

Without pain
there'd be no pleasure
a theory
I cannot measure,
my scars bring me back
revealing the strength I do not lack

when the day comes I appear weak,
even if I can barely speak
know the thing that kept me till this day
were all the experiences along the way.

Friday, November 2, 2012

I wrote a new song tonight, let me know what you think.

I've been drinkin' 

I learned the hard way,
some roads may end.
Some hearts left broken,
too frayed to mend.

Well, I've been
smokin, drinkin, thinkin 'bout you
lying, crying, now and again,
I've went too far
come home with scars
most nights I couldn't tell you where I'd been.

And I start thinkin'
that I've done wrong,
then I begin singing,
some old sad song

about how I threw away chances,
missed some dances
could have fought for you
but I let you go.

And now I'm
smokin, drinkin, thinkin 'bout you
lying, crying, now and again
I've went too far
come home with scars,
most nights I couldn't tell you where I'd been.

I can't forget
that look on your face
in our last moment
I knew I'd never replace

And now I'm
smokin, drinkin, thinkin 'bout you
lying, crying, now and again
I've went too far
come home with scars,
most nights I couldn't tell you where I'd been.

Well, I've been drinkin.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pumpkin Fest 2012

I am trying to get into this whole video editing thing, considering my major is Mass Communications and all.  I had to do an event coverage for one of my classes and I chose an event by Lake George called Pumpkinfest.  I actually even volunteered there for a few hours as well, it was a lot of fun and the kids seemed to really enjoy it!

Here is my video, the quality isn't very great but I did what I could with it (apparently I didn't use the right settings on the video recorder.)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Hart of Dixie

I just found a new show that I absolutely LOVE. <3  It is based in this town called Bluebell and starred by Rachel Bilson whose carefully planned life as a cardio-thoracic surgeon in New York City somehow went awry. Although Rachel found herself to be a city person, she is starting to fall for this small town and how close everyone is there, although she doesn't quite fit in, she is becoming more a part of the town as time wears on.   If you are looking for a new series to check out on Netflix, this would definitely be my suggestion.

Find out more at

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Chicago PRSSA Trip- Buisness+Pleasure

I just got back from a trip to Chicago and had the time of my life, it was just what I needed to let loose a little, and take a break from school.  I went on the trip with an organization on campus called PRSSA which is made up mostly of Public Relation(PR) majors. We went to some really cool PR firms that I fell in love with.

The First was The Red Frog Events.
     It was amazing being there, if I could choose somewhere that I would absolutely love to work and be passionate about it is this place. They just started 5 years ago and have been growing rapidly ever since.  When I toured I fell in love. Everyone was super nice and professional with a fun edge. The place was camp themed which would be perfect for me. They even had a jungle gym, mason jars for lights, swings at the desks of conference rooms, and my absolute favorite part... You can bring your DOG to work! Because if you are unaware, I am obsessed with my dog Bravo. I am planning on trying to get a summer internship there! Wish me luck!

The Second place we toured was Skirt PR.
     Skirt PR was also a great place to tour.  They were smaller than Red Frog and Golin Harris but they made up for it in style. They were very professional and such a cute pink place to be in.  They specialize in fashion, beauty, and lifestyle.  They have also worked with celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Lauren Conrad, and a few stars of the hit show Gossip Girl. If you are into the fashion side of PR this will probably be the place for you.

The third and final tour was Golin Harris.!/
     This was the biggest and the firm that has been around the longest.  Their first company they built was McDonalds and you can see how much success they had with that!  They just rebuilt their company in Chicago a few months ago into a more fun place that better represented their personality.

Not only did I have a great time in Chicago but I also met many amazing people that I have became pretty close with in just a few short days.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Sometimes, we must Fall.

The leaves have changed,
and many have been left dead on the lawn.
Snow will come, and discolor the scene
leaving our small world white.

White can be beautiful,
clean and crisp.
Cold and refreshing.
Summer is gone,
and winter is soon to come.
Many will hibernate
but my fun has just begun.

White is my favorite color.
It reminds me of a new beginning,
a clean slate.
The chill keeps me on my toes.

The leaves may be dying,
but me, I'm just coming to life.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Pay It Forward

Has someone ever just done something out of the kindness of their heart, someone you have never met before and it just makes you feel so good.

Well I have had that happen to me before, witnessed it happen, and paid  it forward to others.

I love to go through drive-thrus.. Whether is be caribou or wherever and pay for the person behind me.  By the time they get up there to pay they are shocked that someone they have never met would do such a thing and for no reason at all.

I like to do it in drive-thrus because people are usually in a hurry in a drive-thru and don't have the time to stop and enjoy the day. Well, I like to add a little sunshine on someone's stormy day.

I am a college student and I support myself, no I don't really have money to throw away, but then I think of all of the things I buy that I don't need and all the times I go out to eat when I could have a much cheaper meal at home and decide that this will make both of our days a little brighter.

It doesn't always have to be buying something, but just doing a small deed for someone can change their whole day around.  

So next time you want to feel good about yourself, do it by showing a little kindness and paying it forward, because they just might pay it forward to someone else, ya never know!

<3 K.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Someday, I will die. It's just not my time yet.

I am in this class called Psychology of Death and Dying and we were assigned to write our own obituary on how we expect to die and when.  This is what I wrote.

                There are many ways to die, and there are many ways to live.  Most people spend their life wondering how they are going to die and being afraid of it.  I on the other hand have thought about it a lot. I know that I could die tomorrow or of old age when I am 93, yet the thought of what comes after is the thing that frightens me most.  When I think about death, I think about the end, there is nothing to look forward too after death in my mind.  My family and friends that have died before me I always say that they are watching over me in heaven and I will be reunited with them one day, but that is just what I hope for, not necessarily what I believe. 
                I have always said that I am going to die young.  Think of all the young people that have died through tragedy, disease, or suicide.  Those people are remembered for a long time, have the highest attendance at their funeral and seem to affect a wider range of people.  I always see organizations that are made in memory of a young sole that has passed on and people want to remember them and help others through them and their name.  You don’t see many people that die of old age with memorabilia’s like that. The thing I want most after I die is to be remembered, to be loved, and to have had a positive effect on this crazy world.
                Ever since I was younger I have had a knack for being a little bit on the dangerous side.  Climbing a little too high, swimming a little too far, riding a little too fast have been my strengths.  Through all the crazy things I have done, somehow I have made it to this day.  I would never attempt to take my own life, although through hard times it may have crossed my mind, but I know that when I am meant to die, I will.  I have always expected to die in a tragic motor-vehicle accident, drowning (I’ve had few close calls), or just being in the wrong place at the wrong time.  I have seen and heard of so many tragedies that I wonder how I was so lucky not to be a part of one.  Although I have always thought I would die young, yes, I am still young, but I am also still very much alive.
                Over the years I have changed my mind about how I think I am going to die.  I feel like there is so much I have yet to experience and I don’t want to miss out on those beautiful experiences.  I want to raise a family to carry on my genes and for them to remember me.  I want to be a role model and be someone the people look up too and respect.  I want to see my children grow up and start their own families and be there for my grandchildren where my grandparents weren’t there for much of my life.  In my family, we don’t seem to live to a very old age, and maybe that is where I got my mind frame from.  My grandfathers were both passed before I was born, my grandmothers were passed when I turned 11, and my father when I was 17.
                My father was diagnosed with ALS when I was only 2 years old, and was only expected to live 6 months.  By some miracle, he fought for 16 years before he was finally too weak to fight anymore.  I grew up wondering if he was going to still be there when I got home from school.  There have been many times where one of my sisters have come and gotten me in the middle of the school day to rush me to the hospital because he wasn’t doing okay.  Death has been consuming my mind from a very young age, and once I stopped having to worry about my father’s, I started worrying about my own. 
                I do expect to die, I just don’t know when.  I don’t know when I would rather die, or when I expect to be gone but what I do know that when it happens, I hope that the people I love most will take my death and turn it into a positive thing, if there is even such a way.  When I do die, I hope it is doing something I love, or with the people I love, because I believe that is the best way to go no matter what age you are.  I don’t want to spend my life thinking of what the best way to die would be though, I would like to spend it living the best way I can and enjoying the short time we all have on earth.  I don’t know what comes next, and whatever it is; I don’t want it to be easy. I like a challenge and I like not having everything at my fingertips.  Life on earth isn’t always as great as we would like, but without struggle there would be no passion.  

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I Walk to Defeat ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)

This last weekend I participated in a 2 mile walk to Defeat ALS in memory of my father Larry Norlund who struggled with the disease for 16 long years before ending his life with a medical suicide on Nov.  4th 2009.

I started a team in his honor called the Mudshark Marchers because his nick name is the Mudshark.  My mom and sister along with two of my good friends accompanied me in the walk along with my dog Bravo.   In total my team raised $310 with me personally raising $210 of it.  It was amazing to see how many people attend these walks in support of people struggling with the disease.
<--My Dad. 

A little about the disease:

Lou Gehrig's disease, also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), causes the nerve cells in certain regions of your brain and spinal cord to gradually die. Eventually, people who have Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) lose the ability to move their limbs and the muscles needed to move, eat, speak and breathe.
Doctors don't know what causes Lou Gehrig's disease, and the disease can't be cured. Although doctors can't reverse the progression of Lou Gehrig's disease, advances in treatment mean that many who have the disease live longer than they did in the past. Each year about 5,000 Americans are newly diagnosed with ALS, and about 20,000 Americans have the disease.
I plan to continue doing more walks and other things to aid in the search for a cure for ALS or better treatment to aid in a slower progression of the disease.  

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

He stole my heart.

I was randomly sitting on craigslist one day and I love checking out the pets section. Well while scrolling through I ran into this post stating if someone didn't take this dog by the morning they were going to put him down! It captivated me right away if there is anything that gets to me it is the unfit death of a animal. Upon opening the post and seeing it was a German Shepherd the kind of dog I was raised with and loved I knew I had to save this poor dog no matter what the costs.

I called my mom right away (even though it was 11:30 at night) and told her about the dog and that he would be some work but there is no way that I could have it on my conscious that I didn't do anything to try and save him. So I talked her into letting me get him because he would have to stay at her house while I tried to find a new place to move into because my current residence wouldn't allow me to have a dog.

So again I found a place on craigslist where they said I could keep him and I was so excited it is a really nice house and the guy is great. The only problem is he also has a Doberman and our dogs don't get along, and of course it is my dogs fault because he is the newcomer so I either have to keep him in my room or in the basement.

He does have some problems, he is scared of the dark, loud noises, bug trucks, storms, and most of all being left alone. He likes to be at my side at all times which I am okay with but I am nervous about when I go to work and have to leave him at home. I know that he gave my mom some problems so I really hope that he doesn't do the same for me.

I don't know what to do if I have to get rid of this dog. He is my life right now and needs me. I don't think he could handle another home switch and I don't think he would connect with anyone as he has with me.  He is really skittish and doesn't like going up to people he doesn't know.  My mom already informed me that if it doesn't work out they won't be taking him and I don't know what to do because I don't think that my roommate is too fond of him but I can't even think of losing him so I guess all that's left to do is pray for the best.

Monday, April 30, 2012

It's a sad thing when we find ourselves disappointed by our hero's.

Have you ever looked up to someone so much and wondered what thoughts were going through their head, how they got to be where they are today, how their life was in general. Have you ever wanted to be that certain someone, someone that people look up too and admire. We'll I definitely have, and sometimes we are so in awe of a person that we overlook all the simple flaws and just focus on how great they are. 

Some of the hero's in this world are merely simple people that have done some act to get your attention and maybe helped someone out or had a lot of friends, maybe they have a really good job or the 'perfect family' but in all reality... there is no such thing. Everyone has flaws, sometimes your hero isn't the person you thought they were, and sometimes you are going to be disappointed in someone.

I have news for you. The perfection in someone isn't necessarily how nice someone is, how great they look, how perfect their skin tone, or the size of their closet.... but it is the imperfections. It's the things that make them different than everyone else. And when you see those difference and find beauty in them and overlook the fact that nobody is perfect no matter how close they seem to be, that is when you become my hero. 

My hero is anyone who can see the beauty in imperfection. <3

Sunday, April 29, 2012

I believe...

A Birth Certificate shows that we were born
A Death Certificate shows that we died
Pictures show that we live! 
Have a seat. Relax . . . 
And read this slowly.

I Believe...
That just because two people argue,
It doesn't mean they don't love each other. 
And just because they don't argue, 
It doesn't mean they do love each other.

I Believe...
That we don't have to change friends if 
We understand that friends change.

I Believe...
That no matter how good a friend is, 
they're going to hurt you 
every once in a while, 
and you must forgive them for that.

I Believe...
That true friendship continues to grow, 
even over the longest distance.
Same goes for true love.

I Believe... 
That you can do something in an instant 
That will give you heartache for life.

I Believe...
That it's taking me a long time 
To become the person I want to be.

I Believe...
That you should always leave loved ones with Loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

I Believe... 
That you can keep going long after you think you can't.

I Believe...
That we are responsible for what 
We do, no matter how we feel.

I Believe...
That either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I Believe...
That heroes are the people
who do what has to be done,
when it needs to be done, 
regardless of the consequences.

I Believe...
That my best friend and I can do anything or nothing
and have the best time.

I Believe....
That sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down will be the ones to help you get back up.

I Believe...
That sometimes, when I'm angry, 
I have the right to be angry, but that
doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I Believe...
That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had 
And what you've learned from them, and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.

I Believe...
That it isn't always enough 
to be forgiven by others. 
Sometimes you have to learn
to forgive yourself.

I Believe...
That no matter how bad 
your heart is broken, 
the world doesn't stop for your grief.

I Believe...
That our background and circumstances 
may have influenced who we are, but, 
we are responsible for who we become.

I Believe...
That you shouldn't be 
so eager to find out a secret. 
It could change your life forever.

I Believe...
Two people can look at the exact same thing
And see something totally different.

I Believe...
That your life can be changed 
in a matter of hours 
by people who don't even know you.

I Believe...
That even when you think 
you have no more to give, 
When a friend cries out to you,
you will find the strength to help.

I Believe...
That credentials on the wall 
do not make you a decent human being.

I Believe...
That the people you care about 
most in life 
are taken from you too soon.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Bikini Season is COMING!

I have been very lazy over this past fall, winter and spring... but this summer I have decided to get back into shape! I have been working out every day for the past week, and already feel SO MUCH BETTER!

It isn't just about working out though, you also need to eat healthier and my Personal Trainer said that to lose weight you should actually eat small meals (300 calories or less) every 3 hours. Weird, I always thought not eating was the way to go... Apparently I was wrong.

I used to be Anorexic for a while my freshman year of high school and was super tiny, the smallest girl in my grade, but then I started using birth control and depression pills at the same time and between them something went wrong and I started gaining a lot of weight. Not saying I am really overweight, I just miss how everyone complimented on how tiny I used to be so I decided to get back in shape the healthy way instead of starving myself and have decided to eat healthier. Hopefully some results start showing fast.

It is my Birthday on Tuesday, and everyone wants to look good for their birthday hah. Although I am only turning 20 so its is nothing too special, but either way I will be sure to have a good time. :)

This is Kristen dedicating herself to a stronger, healthier, more fit lifestyle! <3

Saturday, April 21, 2012

One simple glimpse.

There is a voice that will never be heard.
A story left untold,
and a heart left broken
only to assume
the worst.

When you look back
you remember the beginning
and the end
but that chunk in the middle
that is the foundation.

I see things in yellow and blue
happy and sad
the warmth of the sun
and the brilliance of a star,
or the trickle of a lone tear
and the absence of an empty sky.

I see my life in picture frames
smiles and simple moments,
but the rest is missing.
A photo is just that
just one
one simple glimpse
of what was left behind.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Twins=Great Wake-up call!

So today, I woke up to my phone going off, and I couldn't find it... Eventually I did on my floor.
And guess what, my friend called asking I wanted to go to the twins game! I woke right the hell up and was ready before you knew it! Ha its funny how you can instantly wake up sometimes... but I had a blast, although I am pretty sure everything there is soooo overpriced! 
Anyways we won 10-9 so it was pretty legit. 
Then I raced back home and played a softball game and won 19-11 Hell yes! Good day!
Until now that I am doing homework and studying. Blahh. 

Monday, April 9, 2012

Sometimes the wind blows too hard and the current is too strong.

Today was my Dad's Birthday and so like every birthday since he passed away I tied a note to a balloon and sent it to him in heaven. I feel like it was a great idea until the wind thought differently. My balloon ended up flying away in the wind and plumiting into the water. So in conclusion, my note drowned today... FAIL.

 This is the balloon stuck in the water. So sad.

I look in your eyes,
I pear in your heart;
I see how much you love me.
Through Unspoken Words,
your still overheard
I listen to every heart beat.

Though times are hard,
you stand so strong.
It amazes me.
I just want you to know,
I'm here by your side,
I wouldn't be me without you.

If there were any steps
that I could follow,
yours would be my first choice.
I love you so much.
I miss the closeness,
you feel so far;
Conversations so short,
almost always one way;
Im so sorry I never know what to say.

There's so many stories
you wish to tell;
I wish I could listen
and know you so well.

Yet, your voice is left unheard.
I wish I could hear;
even one word.
Not even, one word.

If there was any steps that I would follow;
Yours would be my first choice.

I miss the closeness
You feel so far,
conversations so short;
almost always one way.
I never know what to say.
'never know what to say...
He couldn't watch me graduate
or walk me down the aisle,
watch me go through college
or have my first child,
he couldnt stay for christmas
or even my birthday,
maybe if I asked him
he'd still be here today.

I used to watch him suffer
and yet he never cried,
watched his muscle fade away
and be trapped inside his mind,
the strongest man I ever knew
is watching over me today,
what I would give for just one visit
so we could laugh and play.

I miss you Dadders R.I.P 11/4/2009

Today is my father's birthday. He had a medical suicide 2 years ago on November 4th. He was diagnosed with ALS also known as Lou Gehrig's disease and lived with the disease for 16 years.  He was an amazing man and went through hell but stayed positive through it all. When he decided he no longer wanted to live he could no longer walk, talk, breathe, move, or do anything on his own. All he had was his 5 senses. I miss him every day. Happy Birthday Daddy! <3

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Home: Coming back to the same place feels so different.

When you go off to college you have to leave a lot behind. A lot more than you would ever imagine. Went I left to college I left my family, my animals, my house, yard, country-life, and a lot of my memories and happiness. Coming home, everything feels so different. The weather and smells trigger memories you wish you could repeat but something is just not right, the furniture is different. You feel like an intruder in your own home almost. and all you want is someplace that feels like home. Right now, I have a place where I grew up and my mom now lives with her boyfriend and then I have another house where I live with 10 other girls, which I cannot call my own either. Even my friends have all changed at home. Yet, something in this place still feels familiar, its just not the same. But I guess I am not the same person I used to be either.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Gummy Vitamins

I have this addiction to gummy vitamins. Usually i would steer away from vitamins but these are just too damn good. I overdose on vitamins and that doesn't sound too bad but it is actually pretty bad for a person I guess. So what do I do, I mean I see those yummy cars and flinstone shaped gummies sitting on my desk and they look so good and when I get the munchies I just can't seem to help it! YUmm yumm! but seriously if you can't get your children to take vitamins gummy is the way, they will be begging for them every morning, just be sure to watch their intake.!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Opps. I am definitely not with it!

So yesterday I had a pretty bad day. I had a lot to do, still do... and my mind was definitely somewhere else. On my way to class in the morning I completely walked all the way past my building and into the next building. When I realized what happened.. I was definitely not a happy camper... and then moving later into the day I proceeded to go to the library to work on my stack of homework and decided I really needed to go to the bathroom. Walked in there turned the corner and realized there were uninals and a man in the bathroom. My conclusion: I definitely was not in the right bathroom. I got out of there as fast as possible. Avoided the many curious stares and proceeded to a table by myself. Still having to go pee, but I decided the humiliation was not worth it so I just held it. Not a good start to my day! =/

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Let me sleep

Why is it sooo goddamn hard to wake up in the morning. I used to be a morning person and wake up by 6 every morning. Now (I think it is because I know I have to get up) I just want to sleep forever. But there is this thing holding me back from that.... CLASS!! If only class was optional... but that never happens. This is why you see so many college students wearing sweats to class... who wants to get up even earlier, shower, get dressed, do your hair (and considering I am a girl, it takes forever) and then do your make-up and add a little smell good and your on your way.
The way ladies do it here on campus is... roll out of bed half asleep.. Messy Bun. grab the backpack and a banana and out the door. So much simpler. Until you realize your sitting next to the cute boy in class.. and you would rather him not notice how terrible you look!
AND then there is the whole thing where you are so used to being up so late doing homework and hanging out with your friends that you can NEVER go to sleep early! Trust me I've tried! It does not happen! I used to even take myquil before bed just to fall asleep. Yes, I know not smart but still! That was like the only thing that worked. Blahh...
Alright off to class I go.... =/

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


When did they make job training so damn hard. I think I have done more studying and homework for my job then I have for school, and let me tell you I took way too many credits this semester for my mental stability... So what should I do, let my grades suffer because I have so much to do for work? Or do I get my homework done and make it look like I don't care for work. I feel as if there is no win-win. I understand people want their employees to be well-educated... but there is a point where they need to understand that school comes first... especially diring finals. Balls. This is weak.

The Great Wolf Lodge

This past weekend I went to Wisconsin Dells with my friend Kailee and her family.  We had a lot of fun in the waterpark! They had a lot of awesome rides such as the tornado! And get this all of the lifeguards wore Crocs. Yes I am one of those select few people that actually like crocs and ended up buying a pair of camo crocs at the mall right across the parking lot. We went to a few really fun arcades and went bowling, and all the restaurants in the dells are amazing. It is a great place to go with your family. There were so many people there on family vacations it was really fun to see. Growing up I never got to go on those family vacations so it was really nice to see how much fun everyone was having! Also, a great addition is... It is an amazing workout! Especially carrying those tubes all around and up the stairs to the slides, but definitely worth it!


They used to be your friend. Maybe you hung out everyday and had fun together, but at some point in time, you grew apart.  The drunkin phone calls. What is your next move? How do you remove someone from your life that you don't want to be there without a restraining order or hurting their feelings? I wish I had the answer to this question, because I could really use a solution right about now. Obviously "best friends" aren't forever. Get used to that and leave me alone please. I can't support you anymore. Your not my child.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Wake Up

There comes a day in your life that you realize that you are not truly happy.  You realize you only live once, and only you can change the way you perceive life.  People may come and go and inspire you, but eventually that spark sizzles out.  You shouldn't have to sit and wait for happiness to come into your like, you should go find it. Find whatever makes you happy, what makes you smile or who for that matter.  When you hibernate at home you miss out on so much life.  A great way to find happiness is to volunteer. Seriously, if you just go out of your way to make someone else's day just a little bit better and see the appreciation they have, it affects you as well.  People that have passion for something, whether is being a sport, riding horse, making crafts, or drawing. It is a release that helps you let some of the stress in your life out and makes you feel a little better.  Everyone has something, something they are unhappy about, stressed about or even depressed about, yet it is up to you to choose how you want to handle it. Happiness doesn't always just find you. You have to find what you love doing and what puts a smile on your face, and maybe just maybe things will turn up a bit! <3