Saturday, July 30, 2011

My Friends Are Coming Home!

Today was the last day of camp for them, and while I know they are so so sad, I am very very happy. I've missed them!

I do think that things will be different, since they have spent the last 3 months together without me, so the new dynamics will probably take a lot of getting used to.

Also, I think my best friend will be moving away soon. To where, no one knows for sure, but I feel that it is coming. I'm happy for her, because I know that her and her husband are doing what they feel led to do, but at the same time, I feel kinda alone.

Coming toward the end of my college career, it is getting harder and harder to find people to hang out with that have the same beliefs and values as I do that are single. It's so weird to think that just 3 years ago, all of us were alike, but now in such a short time, most of my friends are married or having children or moving away.

Maybe this year will be the year I get a date and I won't have to deal with being a single woman in a church and community focused on marriage and children.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

My Sister is What???

My little sister got engaged this morning. Engaged. As in she has a ring.

I have a few problems with this, but I'm trying to be happy for her.

Problem 1: I can't stand the guy. I literally can't have a conversation with him or be in the same room with him without EXTREME effort.

Problem 2: It's her first serious boyfriend. I don't want her to make a mistake.

Problem 3: She's 18. And she's my younger sister.

People of the world, stop getting engaged, getting married, and having babies. That's really all I ask.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Reasons to Love Harry Potter

I will admit it, I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan. Seriously. Since I was like 11.  I know a lot of Christians would say that this is a majorly terrible thing, but here's the deal. They've never even read it.

If you have read it, you would know what an amazing story it is. I just finished re-reading all the books for probably the millionth time, and I cried through the entire series. This was the first time that has ever happened, and I think that the older I get, the more I understand about the story and the more it hits home.

Its a story of courage, bravery, friendship, perseverance, over coming your past and accepting your future, treating others that are different from you with respect, sacrifice of the greatest kind, forgiveness, and the fight of good against evil, but most of all, its a story about love. Pure love that can change the world.

If anyone can tell me something wrong with anything listed above, please do. Before you ban yourself or your kids from reading this series, take another look. Look beyond the "magic" and see the true meaning. You might just become a better person or change your outlook on life once you've finished reading them.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Just Checking In

I"m still here.

My reading hiatus is over.

I'm helping out with VBS this week at church.

I'm super excited to see Harry Potter this week ( yes I'm going to the midnight release)

I started working out, and I can barely move.

More to come on all of those subjects later.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Figuring out Pieces of the Plan

You know that moment when you just have an epiphany of what part of your purpose in life is supposed to be? 

It's one of my favorite feelings in the world, and last night, I had an epiphany moment. 

As I mentioned in last nights post, I have fallen in love with this house all over again. 
Yeah, she's beat up. And coming in at over 4,300 square feet, she's MASSIVE. But, she's cheap. And she needs some love. And I think I'm just the person to give that to her. My mom asked me if I would actually live  alone in a house that big. And that got me thinking. Would I? The answer is absolutely not. Insert epiphany. 

How many girls out there in college or just starting out in life are just like me? Their friends are married. They want to be on their own, but can't afford it and go to school at the same time. They want a safe a beautiful place to live with people that care about them. Here is my idea: 
1. Buy this old place and fix her up. 
2. Find young single ladies that need a place to stay and go to school or get on their feet just after college. 
3. Turn the attic and 4 remaining bedrooms into fully furnished and rent-able rooms for these ladies. 
4. Finish the basement out and turn it into a place that they can hang out with their friends. 
5. Be a mentor to these girls. 

Did I mention that there are 2 living rooms in this place? Oh, and there is a two bedroom rent house in the backyard that two more young ladies, or young men could stay in. And that house is included in the asking price. 

I'm picturing family style meals, camaraderie, and a whole lot of fun. Plus, the best part is, if I do get married and have children, then I have a huge, fully remodeled house to start my family in. I'm investing for my future. 

I've never wanted to do anything in my life more than buy this house. I really can't explain it. The only problem is, I don't have a full time job ergo, no loan approval, so, hopefully the house stays on the market for another year, or, I can work out a deal with the owners to finance it themselves for a year until I can get approved for a loan. I'm hoping after 2 years of being on the market that they will be willing to do anything to get rid of this house and let me work my magic.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Week In Review

Alas, I am blogging again!

I was house sitting and I had no access to internet. Boy, it is good to be back!

I had a great week swimming and relaxing with my sweet friends!

I got the strangest sunburn of my life, and I'm peeling like crazy.

I got "stood up" on a "date."

I snagged some awesome threads for super cheap.

I fell in love all over again with the old, dilapidated house right in the middle of an iffy neighborhood in Fort Smith. It's been on the market for 2 years, and if it's still for sale this time next year, you better believe I'm snatching it up! I could get it for a steal! Oh, the possibilities!

I've been thinking about "growing up" a lot lately. I have exactly, 10 months to decide what I'm going to do after graduation. Like get a "real" job. I knew this day was rapidly approaching for the last 8 years, but I'm really starting to freak out. We'll talk more later about my career aspirations.

Love much, talk later.

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