Thursday, April 28, 2011

Truly Outrageous: Jem Returns To TV!

It wasn't long ago that I mentioned how much I loved Jem! Apparently, now it is coming back to the tube!!! If memory serves me right, my English speaking abilities sparked up after my visit to Miami in 1988, at which time I watched Jem, My Little Pony, CareBears, Poggles, and Strawberry Shortcake. I still think Jem had a lot to do with my "love for the English language." Ha!!!  But NKOTB just refined it a bit more.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Post Grad School To-Do List

I have been going to graduate school for what seems like an eternity (5 years!)! So now that I am about 7 days away from graduation, I am starting to think of all the things I want to do with my free time and haven't been able to do in a while....So here is MY list:

1) Dance - I feel like I haven't touched a dance studio nor a stage in about 10 years. I am dying to take a master class in hip-hop or even ballet. I really don't care as long as the class is fun. I can't wait to start calling my old friends for recommendations!
2) Photography - I picked up this little hobby right after my wedding. I bought an SLR camera which has been sitting and collecting dust for the last 2 years. I need to look over and edit the pics I have taken and take classes in photography as well!
3) Read - I do not remember the last time I read a book that was not for a class. I do not think listening to Harry Potter Book on tape counts as reading even if I did do it on my way to- and from- work/school. I need a good book and I have already placed my first order: Parisian Chic.
4) Gym - Go to the gym at least 5 days a week! I always start with a routine, but I would leave it behind as soon as the combination between work and school became more stressful. Probably not the smartest thing, since the endorphins you get from exercise can actually help you feel better and help you de-stress.
5) Travel - I did some traveling while in school, but this time, I really want to take road trips. If I am hired at my ideal job, I'll have the summers off and will be able to take trips around the world which will add on to my photography hobby.
6) Volunteer - I have been involved with a breast cancer charity the last 2 years. I want to continue doing that and if possible become even more involved with my local chapter as a liaison for the team my friends and I created. I have a passion for helping, creating, and winning, I think this can be the trick I need.

Monday, April 18, 2011

I Pray For You

The last two hours have been nothing but me lying wide awake. My husband lays besides me and all I can do is slide closer to him, place my arm around him and press my cheek against his back. "Can't sleep again?" He asks of me. This is the 4th day in a row that I am up, unable to close my eyes. I have been a nervous and anxious wreck.

It has been a pretty rough few days. And sometimes I wonder if my worries deserve the tears that I have been shedding. As for the last weeks many friends have faced their own worries and for some reason I do not feel I should be crying over this. How is my pain to compare? Maybe because I feel this is something I yearned for? Maybe because this is something I tried to fix but was unsuccessful? In the light of my plight I also think of each of you my dear friends, as your loved ones undergo surgery, as the one you love does not return the love you deserve, as you face your inner demons, as you box up the memories of what your family used to be, and as you smile through your own tears.

I know I am blessed for what I have, but the next few pages of worries seem so small compared to everything else I do have. I believe I can do this. I know I can do this. I just can't find the inner peace to get me through this. I have found myself asking God to help my friends through these situations. I do not usually ask God to help me in any way shape or form. But everyday this week I have. I have asked him to please guide me and help me find relief in my worries. I have asked him to help keep me and my friends strong. I have asked him to help me find myself and lift me through the next few weeks which will be the toughest weeks ever as I finish one of the biggest chapters in my life.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Anything for You

This man melts my little heart. My dearest hubby who is always there for me to pick me up when I feel down.

Friday, April 15, 2011

My Journey as a Student

Thinking back about 5 years ago...yep, I finally got serious about applying for graduate school the summer of 2006. Five long arduous years, that for a few months, I thought would become 6. I am now nearing the end of the road as an official student. Nonetheless, I am still searching for so much to learn and with very little time to learn it all. 

The next two weeks will finalize my chapter as a graduate student. 
The next two weeks will determine the thickness of my skin. 
The next two weeks will let me know that I am alive and I can do whatever I want.

I can't wait to get there. The tunnel just seems so dark now and the light so very dim. But I know I will get there.

I cannot wait for this thinking cap to come off. So long Andie Smarty Pants....I really want to be Andie Traveling Pants again.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

New music? It is for me!

Miami may be one of the best cities in the US for the sun, sand, and fun; but it certainly is not the best at playing new music on their radio stations. Just discovered Jessie J and although I'm not a huge fan of "Price Tag", I really like some of her other songs!

"Do It Like a Dude" and "Who You Are" two songs, completely different beats!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

I love these girls :)

These 3 girls are just the most amazing thing that have happened to me :)


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