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.

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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.