Friday, December 31, 2010

The Cliche New Years Post

Well friends, another year is over. All I can say is 2010 was one hell of a ride.

I graduated college. I got my heartbroken (again). I got fired from a job. I got a new job. I made some awesome new friends. I've had crazy adventures. I've grown professionally. I've become more independent. I've gone from a scared little college student to an adult who is grabbing the real world by the balls.

While my friends are out partying and ringing in the New Year, I'm stuck in bed sick. But that's not going to stop me from making 2011 the best year yet, after all every night is a New Years party when you live in Vegas :-)

And since New Year's Resolutions are dumb but bucket lists are not, I've added a new tab to my blog of things I am going to accomplish in 2011. Can't wait to see what's in store for all of us!


Sunday, December 26, 2010

Not Your Average Christmas

2 years ago my family decided we were done with the typical Christmas. Instead of spending a ton of money on gifts we don't really ever use or want, we don't get each other anything (there are a few exceptions here and there but it's nothing like it used to be).

Instead, we spend Christmas morning feeding the homeless with a local non-profit organization in our community. This is my second year doing this on Christmas morning and each year it gets more rewarding.

With over 574 homeless people and 350 volunteers I had some of the most heartwarming experiences. I watched people laugh together, cry together, sing and tell stories. One of the volunteers noticed a homeless woman without any shoes so she took her own shoes (right off her feet) and put them on the homeless woman. She spent the rest of the day in her socks with a huge smile on her face.

That's what Christmas is really all about.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Gift

About 2 months ago I stopped seeing Texas boy. I just never got around to telling ya'll about it.

I'm just guessing from the 16 text messages (an hour), phone calls, facebook messages, etc. he didn't take me not wanting to see him anymore very well.

A few weeks later all contact stopped and let me tell you, it felt like a vacation!

Apparently he had fallen head over heels and too much too soon makes me RUN for the hills.

A few days ago he texted me and asked for my address (ummm creepy). He told me that he wanted to send me a gift. I told him that it wasn't necessary and didn't text him again.

Today I got the gift.

It was a Christmas card with a frozen yogurt gift card inside (my favorite non-dessert, dessert EVER!)

I couldn't help but sit and stare at it wondering how someone that I went on 3 dates with, decided I didn't want to see anymore, treated like crap and basically ignored send me such a sweet gift?

And how could the good "Christian" man I was going to marry (fireman), the one who I was head over heels in love with, who I wanted to be with forever, break up with me 8 months ago and never talk to me again?

Thursday, December 16, 2010

So this is what depression feels like...

Dear Internet, I think I'm depressed.

I hate my job.

I have the WORST headaches every single day. which means I take pain meds every day (no good)

I'm tired ALL the time.

I have to force myself to do normal things like hang out with my friends.

I keep skipping the gym and it makes me feel fat and lazy.

I want to go to bed at 5pm.

I feel like the sun never shines anymore.

Laughing doesn't come as easy.

I'm emotional and always want to cry.

I just want the old me back.

Stress is no bueno.

I need to quit my job ASAP