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Follower of Jesus Christ. Lover of people. Lover of animals. High Point University graduate. Appalachian State graduate. High school English teacher. AXΩ.

Staying Positive

This Monday morning didn't get off to the best start.

I woke up in my clothes and makeup, as usual. On top of the covers. Not ideal for a good night's sleep.

Got ready through all the mess that is my room.  I've been meaning to clean it for MONTHS. It's horrible. But I just can't find time to do it!!!!!!! UGH. It realllllly frustrates me.

Also, still looking for my prized gold watch - my new favorite accessory.  Can't find it anywhere.  I remember last taking it off at dance rehearsal, but I was sure I put it in my bag... NOT GOOD. I'll never find it in all the mess! I've been mad at myself all weekend about that.

The weather is COLD and RAINY. Boo.

And I don't have my umbrella.

I don't get to go home til like 10 tonight. After teaching today, I have a three hour class at HPU.

My clothes don't match.

So needless to say, I had a bad attitude coming in to teach today.


I had a fantastic weekend (as usual).

The students are watching A Knight's Tale

What a Weekend

This weekend has been crazy! Friday was "Senior Skip Day" at Ledford (where I student teach), so we had like three students all day, since English IV is all seniors.  After school, I hurried to HPU for dance rehearsal, got all sweaty, and then hurried home to get ready and pack for Disciple Now 2012.

Once Ashley and I finally got to the church for the weekend and sat down to our delicious (free) meal, I got really excited about the weekend.  Disciple Now is somewhat of a youth retreat, where the middle and high schoolers stay at homes of church members and students from Liberty University come, along with an awesome speaker, and we have events and services all weekend.  It's always a very powerful weekend, and I was excited that it was Ashley's first DNow, since she's in sixth grade (I was more excited than she was, but she ended up loving it haha).

Our Friday night service went well, and our speaker, Jody Jennings, was great.  When we got to our host home (I was w…

Why I Love Alpha Chi Omega

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In an earlier post, I told y'all that I just joined 100-some other girls in founding a chapter of Alpha Chi Omega at our school, High Point University.  Listed here are some of the reasons why I LOVE Alpha Chi Omega!

1.  Our motto is "Real. Strong. Women." That's what all women should strive to be.  Be yourself. Don't let anyone walk all over you.  Stand up for what you believe in.  "You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything" rings in my mind. Be strong!!
2.  We were founded by music majors at DePauw University in Indiana.  I love this because I am very into the arts and music.  I've played the piano since I was 11 and took drum and guitar lessons here and there.  I'm also very into art and I'm a theatre minor.  I think it's wonderful that AXΩ still puts emphasis on supporting the arts.
3.  Going along with the musical theme, our symbol is a lyre (like a harp).  There are many other musical allusions in o…

Valentine's Day Link Up!

As usual, I'm late on posting something haha. I actually did this post yesterday, but I'm just getting around to publishing it.  This is a link-up with Becky at "From Mrs. to Mama." I've added the link-up button to the side of my page and I'll leave it there for a few days in case there are any procrastinators like me that still wanna take the survey haha.

1. How long have you and your significant other been together? Zach and I have been together since August 1, 2010
2. How did you meet? {What's your "love" story?} Well, during my second sophomore year in college (hahaha) - Spring 2010 to be exact - I had a radio show with two friends, Shannon and Nick.  One Friday night in March, Nick decided to bring his friend Zach to Libby Hill Seafood (where I work) to visit me.  From then on, things just kinda grew...Alex and I hung out with Nick and Zach and their friends a lot, and by June, Zach and I decided that we really liked each other :) [[mushy mu…

Reflecting on 2011

So I know it's a little late for this, but I wanted to write a reflection on 2011.  Hey, it's only February, right?? Haha so here's my 2011 - the good and the bad.
-Nina came to hang out in High Point!!
-I hung out with my grandma a lot

-Grandma broke her hip and had to go back into the hospital. She never got to go back home :(
-First Valentine's Day with Zach - he cooked dinner and we ate with candles and I tried to show him how to ballroom dance :)

-Ashley wanted to go to Build a Bear for her birthday. That was fun!
-Cotillion Spring Ball (I'm an assistant with the National League of Junior Cotillions in High Point.  We teach kids to ballroom dance and have manners haha)

-Worked Furniture Market with Alex, Brooke, and Amber
-FREAKED OUT with finals (as usual)
-GirlTalk concert at HPU
-USHER CONCERT in Charlotte

-Attended my cousin's baby shower for little Ellie Blair :)
-Watched as college friends (and friends from elementary school) graduate…

Alpha Chi Omega

I did something I didn't think I would ever do.  I joined a sorority.
Let's go back to the beginning.
When I started college, I went to UNC-Greensboro.  I didn't like college at all.  I don't think it was UNCG - I just didn't like college (I told you I have adjustment and transitional issues).  So I didn't try to get involved at all, but I knew what sororities we had IN CASE I ever broke down and decided to join one.  I had a friend who was in one, and I had decided that if I did join, I would join Chi Omega or Alpha Chi Omega. 

Well I left UNCG and came to High Point University.
HPU did not have Chi Omega or Alpha Chi Omega.  They had four other great sororities, but if my heart was set on something else, I didn't want to join another one if my heart wasn't fully in it.  That was my reasoning.  Also, I have never lived on campus at HPU, and I thought it would be weird for me to join a sorority as a commuter (idk, that was just my reasoning haha).  Besides…

ALSO (Celebrity Birthdays)

I like to celebrate birthdays and traditions, and since I saw on the Google home page that it is Charles Dickens' 200th birthday, I thought I'd post about it.  (Then I got interested and found lots of other famous birthdays today)

Charles Dickens is considered one of the most celebrated writers of the Victorian Era.  He wrote memorable pieces such as A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities, and Oliver Twist.
Another birthday today - Laura Ingalls Wilder, most famous for writing Little House on the Prairie.

The writer in me is excited about these birthdays.

Ironically, as I was thinking about the first two birthdays, I heard from a teacher I was observing (one of my old teachers who now teaches at the school I'm student teaching at right now) that it is John Deere's birthday, haha.  He does "birthdays today" with all of his classes.

John Deere is famous for inventing the steel plow, thus paving the way for countless pieces of farm machinery.  He made many farmers&…

My Weekend

It was such a nice weekend.  Friday night, I was able to go eat with my family (minus my brother) at my favorite place, J&S, since I don't work on Fridays anymore.  Later, since it was Family Weekend at High Point, Zach and I took Ashley to the arcade in the University Center, and she went crazy.  (I'll take her back again even when it's not Family Weekend because she loved it so much haha.)  It was so adorable.  She was running from game to game, and took like 12 sheets of pictures in the photo booth.  The ones she took by herself are HILARIOUS.  It was a whole lot of fun.

Saturday, I worked at Libby Hill til 4.  I can honestly say, I really look forward to and appreciate working there a whole lot more than I already did, now that I only work there one day a week, and have such a busy schedule now.  It's nice to kind of slow down.  You wouldn't think a job would help me relax, but it does!

Saturday night, Zach, Alex, Ashley and I went to the HPU basketball game.…

One Year and a Half

Today, February 1, 2012,  means that Zach and I have been dating for a year and a half! I haven't ever had a serious relationship that lasted this long, and it's been a blast.  We're best friends and we have so much fun together.  Here's to many more special days!!!

I love you!!!

"Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale."