Friday, December 10, 2010

Fight Like A Girl

Hello readers!

I am going to start out this blog with the connection to this tittle, a friend of mine got some really tragic news a couple of weeks ago, she has a long fight ahead of her. So please send your thoughts and prayers out to her and her family. If anyone can get through this test god gave her it's her. Bombshell says it best in this song, so please pray for her.

Well congratulations is in order to me, I finished my first semester well excluding exams that is but oh well! I survived, there were moments I didn't think I would especially ENTR class, oh well its done done DONE!I can't believe how fast it came, it seems like only yesterday I walked into my first class terrified beyond belief. 1 semester down, only 7 more to go!

It's my favorite time of year, which is making studying difficult there are tons of Christmas movies on. And all I want to do is watch them! I've watched Elf 6 times already, what a gem! I can probably recite every word in that movie. I got the collectors edition, which came with Elf gift tags, so everyone is getting Elf gift tags this year! Your welcome gift receivers! Last year my dream came true when I got to see the Christmas Tree in Rockafeller Center, TV does not do it justice! I cried when I saw it for the first time, I will never forget that as long as I live. I can't wait to go home, this season is really making me homesick. Seeing all the families pick out their christmas trees makes me want to be at home so badly. Just 9 more days!

Sorry for the shorter post to both of you reading this...
I've been typing out a take home exam all day.

Thanks so much for your thoughts and prayers for my friend, she needs them.



Tuesday, November 23, 2010

It's Only Life
-I thought this song summed up pretty well every emotion I've had in the last two months.

Well hello all three of you reading this!

The last time I blogged was approximately two months ago. To be honest I'm not sure why I haven't since! But here we go. So lets just go through what happened in the last two months: I made some friends, lost some friends, did one of the hardest things i've ever had to do, got a job, went home, went to Pittsburgh, left my heart in Pittsburgh, came back, wrote midterms, wrote papers, did projects, got some tragic news, got some wonderful news, saw a friend, wrote a kick ass song, cheered like a fool, started writing a novel, went home, turned 19, came back, watched hockey and realized how blessed I truly am.
Yup that about summarizes it up!
I will go into detail about a few things: my friends that I have made here are truly wonderful, I am lucky to have met them! And we make pretty great cheerleaders if I do say so myself (ain't that right Wesmen ;) )

Pittsburgh, was the best weekend of my life.. and that would be an understatement. Die hard Pittsburgh Penguins fan right here. And I finally got to see them play live! Not only that but I got a private tour of the arena, including their locker room. I think about it and it still doesn't seem real, it really doesn't! I stood in their locker room and I cried. That was more then any fan can dream of! The pictures of me sitting in all the players spots have won themselves a permanent spot on my bedside table!

On a somber note, I got a highly disturbing phone call on October 31 in the AM. Four girls I went to high school with were in a car accident due to a drunk driver. It breaks my heart that two of the beautiful girls did not survive. This incident has made me appreciate life so much more, because really you just have no idea when life can be over. You have to live everyday like it's your last because you just never know. Too many tears were shed over something that was 100% preventable.
So please everyone DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE. I am going to preach this until I am six feet under, or until the concept of drinking and driving is six feet under.

Life out here has gotten normal. I am finally adjusted to living here! I like it, it isn't home and it wont ever be, but it will do! School is great, I can't say enough positive things about my program! It's lots of work of course but I don't mind doing the work! Also being in a city with an NHL team is also awesome, I haven't since '97 BRING BACK THE JETS! I am taking full advantage of it! After going to see my first game in the Dome on Friday (Blackhawks what the hell happened? Where were you?) I have a new goal in life...To be a Flames ice girl. They do my favorite things in the world, skate and watch hockey, HOW CAN YOU GO WRONG! And they don't dress sluty, so really there is nothing stopping me from applying to be an ice girl next season! The phrase 'dream job' doesn't even sum up how perfect this job is for me! So get ready NHL'ers, I'll be scraping the ice in the Dome next season, just you wait!

So I guess thats it, I wont bore you with every detail of my life, those are the main ones.
I promise it wont be another 2 months before I blog again!



Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fly Girl

So this whole crazy idea of mine to move to Calgary and go to school at Mount Royal University started last October, when I had a dream I was a big deal sports agent. Hating life at U of M I decided to pursue it, and fast forward 10 months, stressing out, tears, laughter and 3 trips to track down my transcripts, here I sit. A student in the Mount Royal Bachelor of Business Sport and Recreation program!
My how fast 10 months can go.

After a week long of send offs, lots of tears and saying see you soon to people it was just the open road and my mom in my 2001 Honda CRV on September 3 on a 13 hour drive to this crazy town called Calgary. There was nothing easy about saying see you soon (I will never say goodbye, its way too permanent!) to everyone. More tears were shed last week then I think I have ever shed in my life, and there were moments when I thought, should I really be doing this, is this right for me? But there was always a driving force in the back of my mind saying, yes this is the right thing for you.

My mom spent 4 days here helping me get all settled, we spent about 6 hours in IKEA and lots of time in other malls, however as they say all good things must come to an end and before I knew it she had to go back home. It was the hardest thing I've ever had to do seeing her off at the airport, knowing that this was all real, and I was really going to go through with this. I spent 2 full days balling my eyes house, really doubting myself and doubting this whole thing. I thought that this was just a stupid idea I had.. The only people I knew here were my cousins and that was it, I have never felt more lonely and alone then I did Tuesday night.