Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Hello there.

Well, after an accidental three year hiatus from the blog world, I decided to give this a shot again! I'm not sure yet what the focus of my blog will be. I'm still trying to figure myself out so this blog will probably be a mixture of some random posts as I travel on this journey as a 20-something.

As I read over some of my past posts, I was surprised embarrassed at how immature I sounded in some of my posts. Granted, I was only 21 years old and now I am on the brink of 25 so I would like to think I have grown up since then, fingers crossed.

However, one of my previous posts had a little tidbit of information that I needed to read...

"I'm waiting for that ah-hah moment. I know that sounds stupid but I'm waiting for that moment when I see someone and it just clicks. I haven't met that person that challenges me to be a better person. Or calls me out on my mistakes. Or doesn't doubt my toughness. Or has the courage to treat me like an independent woman. I'm holding out for that."

When I read this, I thought to myself... "Wow. I'm brilliant for writing that. But what happened to that girl?"

With some recent events in my life, I kind of lost myself and had to put my priorities in perspective. And I have had family and friends constantly helping me and willing me to see the light and I am forever grateful for them.

But what it really took for me to see the light of day was reading my own words and seeing how strong I can be... because I've done it before. And I can do it again.

So, with the re-vamping of this blog, along with a few other personal goals, I'm excited to start this journey to a stronger self. And I'm excited to try my hand at blogging again! We will see how long it lasts. Hopefully, I won't have anymore three year breaks!


Friday, July 23, 2010

Serious. Can't sleep.

So...again, I can't sleep. I don't know what my deal is lately! Although, it could be because I slept in a little bit today which was nice. :)

Tomorrow is my official last day in OKC. Hard to believe that summer has passed so quickly! I truly loved my internship. It was an amazing experience and I met some awesome people that I know I will continue to keep in contact with over the years.

I think the most important thing from my internship is that it really helped with my confidence. I haven't always been really confident in my work in communications but the fact that they just handed me a camera on my first day and said, "Here ya go! Get some good pictures." And trusted me to do it was a lot for me to take in. They definitely didn't treat me like an intern but like a regular employee in their office and it really meant a lot to me that they did.

I also got to have a ton of different experiences during this internship. I traveled from Cherokee to Lake Tenkiller to Walters and everywhere in between. I saw wheat harvest, legislators, members and ranchers. It was great to see so many different aspects of our state.

However, this time around, I think I am actually going to miss OKC. I finally learned where some things were and I actually got out and drove around. Without getting lost! (Most of the time. Haha.) I got to see friends that I hadn't seen in a long time because of being in OKC so I'm going to miss that a lot too. Especially dinners with my SAM for Life. :)

I am excited to get back to Stilly though. The idea of having my own place is so tempting. I can't wait to get in there and decorate! I am ready to have Aspen back. I know that sounds silly but I have missed her over the summer and I'm ready to be around her all the time again! Until school starts, I will be working only three days a week and I am reeeeeeaaaaaalllllllly looking forward to that! Who wouldn't be excited about four day weekends for three weeks?! Maybe I should start planning a "to-do" list during that time. Haha.

Anyways, I guess I should get to sleep. Or at least try.

Maybe I'll stop at Cuppies and Joes on my way out of town tomorrow. For old times sake. I think I will. :)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I can't sleep.

I have been tossing and turning for awhile now and I can't sleep. Don't you just hate that feeling when you know you need to be asleep but your mind keeps racing and you can't for the life of you do anything but look at the clock? Yeah. That is whats happening.

Anyways, I just finished reading the most amazing book this week. It was called Summer at Tiffany's. It was written by Marjorie Hart and it is about her summer spent at Tiffany's in New York City in 1945.

Can you imagine?!

She talks about many different things in the book such as Stocking Stick (a paint they used instead of stockings because they gave up nylons for parachutes in the war), midshipman dances, Tangee lipstick, lunches for 15 cents, Queen Mary coming into the harbor and being in Times Square when it was announced that the war was over.

I just can't imagine being there! I really think I was born in the wrong time. I would have loved to have been there in the 40's.

But, one of my favorite parts throughout the whole book was when Judy Garland came into Tiffany's while Mrs. Hart was working. Oh, you didn't hear me? Yeah. I said Judy Garland. She was coming in to get a wedding present after recent marriage to Vincent Minelli. I probably would have died if that had happened to me.

However, there was a Q&A section in the back of the book with Mrs. Hart and I found one of her answers really interesting...

Hats - the bigger the better - were one of the defining fashions of 1945. Do you miss seeing women wear hats?

Hats! Whatever happened to hats? Don't get me started. Men wear anything and everything: French berets, wool hats with ear flaps, or baseball caps worn backwards. What's the matter with us? How can we make a dramatic entrance without a black wide-brimmed hat? How about a Grace Kelly turban or a fitted cloche on a bad hair day? We need hats to protect our psyche, if not our health - a wide-brimmed Panama to protect the face, a warm cashmere for winter, and a wild straw with California poppies to lighten our spirits. Personally, I wear a snug hand-knit Guatemalan number for shopping. Wouldn't it be fun to have hat stores on every corner like Starbuck's and to call a friend: "Let's meet for lunch and try on hats?"

I just love her answer. I think she and I could be friends. :)

Thursday, July 8, 2010


...is it that we let other people control our feelings and emotions? I don't know about anyone else but I am a sucker....SUCKER....for letting other people influence me and how I feel from day to day. I was getting better about it and then all of the sudden, it just happened. I was back in the same place as I was before. Constantly waiting for the next phone call, text, facebook post, etc. Something...anything to let me know I wasn't alone. That they were thinking about me. I wasn't living my life for me. I was living it for someone else. I hate knowing that one person can completely determine my attitude, happiness and contentment with my life. Why do we let the people we care about the most (or want to care about the most), treat us the worst? And ultimately, let them get away with it.

The worst part about it? They don't even know it.

They just keep doing what they are doing and aren't concerned at all. But why should they be? To them, everything is perfectly fine...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Yesterday, I woke up in a terrible mood. I was tired because I hadn't been able to go to sleep the night before. I woke up late so I was rushed getting ready. I felt gross, had a headache and really, I was just grumpy. I was having an all around terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

I did get an email from my BFF and it managed to raise my spirits like only an email from a best friend could. She provided me with some encouraging words that helped put a lot of things in perspective. Her emails get me through a lot of days! But, by that evening, I was grumpy again.

However, I just got a new computer and I was setting up my Skype account and one of my best friends called me on there literally as soon as I got done setting it up. My friend is out of state and I haven't been able to talk to him much this summer so it was great.

And exactly what I needed.

I just needed to chill and talk about stuff that isn't really important and just catch up with a good friend. It was nice to laugh about stupid stuff. You know that feeling that you get when you are in the presence of a friend and you just feel comfortable? That was what I was needing and it thankfully happened. It put a smile on my face. And he probably has no idea how much I needed it or how much it meant to me, but it was the perfect way to end the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend.

Memorial Day is quickly approaching and I am trying to think of ways to fill my day off. Of course, shopping is always a good choice :) but my lack of income for a good three months is causing me to be extra frugal for awhile. I am however going to good ole Stilltown for the weekend so I'm sure the remainder of the true friend club and myself will be able to find something to occupy our time.

But as I think about Memorial Day, I remember how I spent them so many times before I was an "adult." As part of our 4-H club project, we would go and put poppies on the graves of all of the veterans in our local cemeteries. I have to give credit to my sister here. For years, we had been running out of poppies before getting all of the veteran's graves covered. For her project, she found all of the veteran's graves at all of the cemeteries in town. I really admire her for that project because it took a lot of time and she did it by herself.

Anyways, I can remember doing this every Memorial Day since about the 7th grade. And, honestly, I kind of miss it. At the time, I didn't think it was that big of a deal but now I realize how much it meant to others. And how it helped me to show respect to the men and women who have sacrificed so much for my freedoms and my life.

This year I want to say thank you to all of the service men and women who are so graciously serving our country. Because of them we are able to live in a country with more freedoms than any other in the world. I am so grateful for that. And I am so grateful for the people that are willing to sacrifice for us.

I have always been supportive of the troops but I didn't really understand the emotions that come with a family member going into the military until it happened to one of my friends. And I still don't know everything but I know that it made me more aware.

So amongst a weekend of family reunions, lakes, sunshine and fun, be sure to thank our service men and women this weekend as well. They are the reason you can enjoy all of those things this weekend!

Happy weekend! :)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Now this lost soul don't know where to start...

Recently, my life has taken some unexpected turn of events. Not all of them have been bad. In fact, some of them have been really exciting!

This is going to be my first summer not to be in good ole Stilly. It is bittersweet but I'm excited to do something different. I start my internship at Oklahoma Farm Bureau a WEEK from today. Hard to believe. I'm anxious to get started that's for sure!

I've spent all weekend packing and realizing how much junk I have collected over the years. And I really want to cut a lot of it out of my life. So it has been a lot of "donate" and "trash" piles. However, I'm really excited to be getting an apartment by myself. I love love love living by myself and I can't wait to decorate and move someplace new.

This weekend is my friend's wedding. My dress is currently being altered and I just bought my shoes this last weekend. No minute like the last minute! But, it should be fun and a good chance to see all my friends before the summer.

And on top of all of that, I've got a mess of a situation going on. You know that feeling when you know that you have to deal with it but you just don't want to? Yeah...that's whats happening. And ultimately...I'm scared. I'm not ashamed to admit it because I know that I am. But it has to be dealt with before I leave for OKC... So, it looks like I have about 4 days to get my stuff together...

Here goes nothing!

kmb: wild at heart.