Friday, October 26, 2012

yesterday's ramblings

yesterday i began writing a post {which is now sitting in my drafts, unpublished}
it was full of whining. FULL of it.
how so many aspects of my life haven't been going the way i want them to this week.
how life has been SO full of stress -- places to be, projects to accomplish, things i do/do not want to do, etc.
and i was just tired.

so i took a time out from life.
my friends and i decided to give spinning a try.

i admit.  i was preparing myself to hate it.  absolutely LOATHE it.
and there were moments i did.  but surprisingly enough, i found moments where i was not only tolerating it, but ENJOYING it.  weird.
but i got kind of bored too.  so maybe not my first choice of exercise...but i would definitely be okay doing it again.

and then it was time for my group paper meeting.  boy.  i hate canada right now.

and then i got an invite to hang out and take another mental break, which it sounds like we both really needed.  sometimes hot chocolate, funny people, and movies can really cure things...

because today i feel okay :)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

happiness is...

happiness is....

  • pretty autumn trees and leaves dotting the earth
  • holding hands with a cute boy
  • pumpkin chocolate chip cookies
  • Diet Coke.  especially if it's giant.
  • clean bedrooms
  • spending time with family
  • new music
  • Chick-Fil-A

  • awesome coworkers
  • amusement parks
  • finally completing an outfit how i imagined it
  • peacocks at dinner
  • playing with my sister's puppies
  • an unexpected letter from a missionary
  • hot chocolate on a chilly day

happiness is life.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

dear boys #2

seriously this is only #2?  i must write so many of these in my head.  anyway...

dear best friend,
it was good hearing your voice yesterday.
it's been awhile.
<3, me

dear boy,
ha.  you like me.
sincerely, baffled

dear mish,
i know you're doing great things,
but my mailbox is hungry.
love, kel

dear frank,
thanks for letting me rock your accounting test.
it made me feel pretty great.  and i think you're pretty great.
sincerely, the student who smokes pot {aka uses a calculator}

dear asian roommate,
you made me unwillingly swear to do something by shoving a Bible to my face?
and took my laughter as agreement?
you're crazy.  but you make me laugh, so therefore i love you.
sincerely, maybe i actually have to do it now...

dear bedroom,
you're clean?!  how is this possible?
i'm glad we could get reacquainted.
you look quite nice and clean up rather well.
sincerely, now my roommate won't hate me.

dear toenail,
why do we even have you in the first place?
seriously though.
anyway, i don't think it's appropriate for you to be chillin' in a not-attached-to-my-toe manner.
not cool.
sincerely, that really hurt/never-volunteer-to-clean-the-church-with-your-parents-again

Friday, October 5, 2012

172 people

172 people = the number of students in my Managing Organizations and People class.
172 people = the amount of people I get to teach next Wednesday.

I'm intimidated.  This is one of my first business classes, yet it's upper division.  I feel like I don't know much.  I feel inadequate.  Plus, I am not a fan of speaking in front of huge groups.  Or at least not a fan of being responsible for them learning the material.

I'm the girl who is quiet.  The girl who likes to hide in the back of the class.  The girl who wants to be anonymous.

Sitting in that class, when groups were presenting what they were doing for their fundraisers, I just sat and watched how ridiculous some of them sounded with their schmoozing and sucking up.  Some were great presenters, but others felt like skeezy car dealers.

And as I'm preparing my part of the presentation {because thankfully I don't have to do it completely alone}, I am realizing that although it's not on my list of favorite things to do, or what I would ever voluntarily choose to do at this point in my life, I am still capable of doing it.  I have been at my job for the past six years, and during that time period, I have had experiences I can relate to the material I am teaching.  I'm just irritated I can't find the clip of The Office I want haha.

But seriously.  I *am* grateful for my job.  I actually have enjoyed it {and it's why I've decided to choose the business route for school}.  Even though there have been stressful days there, I am now able to use them as examples.  Here's to hoping Andrew and I can fill our 30-40 minutes and actually be understood :)
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