Sunday, February 26, 2012


So, I finished Numbers today. There was more to it than I had previously thought, which was cool. Next up, Deuteronomy.
This weekend, I've been taking it easy. Last week was crazy busy, so I've been recovering, haha. Thankfully this week isn't anywhere near as hectic, so that's a plus. I have part two of my job interview tomorrow, and I'm really nervous, because I really want this job. Hopefully, everything goes well. I'll keep you posted on the details. Besides that, my week is pretty quiet. I have a midterm on Thursday, but that's about it. I am definitely going to rest a lot this week. I'll probably do another currently post later this week, since I will have time, and I have a new website that I'm obsessing over. Still really anticipating going home though, so that part will be the same, most likely. Any of you have anything you're looking forward to?

Saturday, February 18, 2012


Obsessing over: My book club. My youth group started one this month and I love it. We're in the middle of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer right now and I absolutely love it. It's an amazing read and it adds an entirely new dimension to the shared tragedy of 9/11.

Working on: A presentation for my internship. I think I've talked about my internship before, but pretty much it's a Shakespeare class for homeschool kids. We're reading Macbeth and then we'll be performing it later this spring. Each of the interns has to give a presentation related to the topic of Shakespeare or the play. Since the group has only done plays from the Elizabethan era of Shakespeare's writing, and this play was written while James I was king of England, I chose to present on his mother, Mary, Queen of Scots, and her relationship with Queen Elizabeth and the events that led to James becoming king of England. It's a really interesting topic, and Mary was a fascinating lady, so I'm excited to do this presentation.

Thinking about: The amount of work I need to get done this weekend. I have two tests, a quiz, a presentation and a job interview next week. I have a lot to prepare for and hopefully I get it all done this weekend.

Anticipating: Spring break. I'm planning a road trip with a couple of friends. We're going to drive to my home in California for a few days and do a lot of fun stuff, like Disneyland, the beach and a fancy dinner out. We're all really looking forward to it, and I can't wait to be home again, since it will be the last time for quite a while.

Listening to: My iTunes on shuffle. The song playing right now is Whispers in the Dark by Skillet, but the song I've been playing over and over again is called This is War by 30 Seconds to Mars. I was browsing through my tumblr dashboard and someone posted a video that used this song. I loved it and had to have it, so I bought it.

Eating: A toasted peanut butter and jelly sandwich on wheat bread. Delicious.

Wishing: That my classes didn't start so early in the morning. By the time Friday rolls around, I'm exhausted.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Love: A to Z

Saw this post on Krista's blog, so I figured I'd get a Valentine's Day post in, even though I am single. :)
*Disney Love*

Admiring beautiful things on Pinterest
Chocolate with peanut butter
Disney movies
Ewan McGregor
Foreign languages
Having meaningful conversations with people I care about
Ink, as in tattoos. I think that, when they are well done, they are beautiful pieces of art.
Joking around with friends
Kitties-more specifically, my kitty who is back home waiting for me. I miss her a bunch.
Listening to good music
Make-up, I just wish I knew how it apply it better...
Newsboys-super awesome band
Opening my mailbox to find a letter from a friend
Pepperoni and mushroom pizza
Treating myself to something new every once in a while
Underwire. Random, I know, but I appreciate a good bra when I find one, haha.
Vanilla soft serve ice cream
Weekends spent immersed in a good book, or watching a good T.V. show
X-citing plans for the future
Yellowstone National Park-I would love to go back someday.
Zooey Deschanel-how adorable is she?

Friday, February 10, 2012


Leviticus is finished! Numbers and Deuteronomy are probably going to be twice as hard to get through, but I'll take it one day at a time. This is the farthest I've ever gotten in my many attempts to read the Bible cover to cover and I'm excited to finally be committed to finishing. God has shown me some amazing things so far and the sermons at my home church on the weekends are helping me stay on track as well as clearing up questions that arise from my reading. I can't believe it took me this long to do this, but better late than never, right?

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Super Bowl Sunday 2012

Today was my first Super Bowl away from my family. I'm not super into sports, but the Super Bowl is something that I watch with my dad and brother every year. I was kinda bummed to have to watch it without them this year (especially because they explain some of the finer points of the game to me :) but I had a great time today anyway. I went to the Mission, my youth group house (and home next semester!) to watch the game and hang out. I don't like either team, but I dislike the Patriots more than I dislike the Giants, so I was pleased with the result of the game, although the last 57 seconds were pretty stressful. I can get pretty excited about games that I happen to watch on T.V. When the game was over, I stuck around to watch The Voice. I've never seen it before, but I have to say that I actually enjoyed it. I think I'll be watching the whole season now. Tomorrow is the start of another week, but I've fallen into a routine and am enjoying this semester of school quite a bit. I'll have to do another post to highlight the internship I have this semester through the honors program. That is seriously the best part of my week. For now, I need to go to bed so I can wake up for an 8 am class tomorrow.

Thursday, February 2, 2012


So, I'm a couple of days behind on this post, but I finished the book of Exodus on January 31. And suddenly, it's February! Where did January go? Time is funny that way. It seems to drag on forever, yet I'm always surprised by the changing weeks and months. I've been doing my best to stay busy, but there's still no luck on the job search. I'll have to keep looking, I guess. I did join a book club though. I'm really excited. We're going to try and read one book a month. The book for February is Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. I'm very excited. My classes are going well and my homework load is pretty light, thankfully. There are a lot of really cool things going on this semester and I feel really at home here, which is a huge relief. I get homesick for California at times, but for the most part, I'm really happy with where I'm at in life. I just have to remember to not worry about the future so much. Sometimes I overwhelm myself because I stress about things that are years away. But, when I remember to just relax and enjoy what I'm doing right now, I find life much more enjoyable.