My comments 4/25

I commented on Annie Tuggle’s blog:

http://atuggle.wordpress.com/2011/04/25/my-bucket-list/#comment-69

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I also commented on Kayla McGlashan’s blog:

http://kaylamcglashan.wordpress.com/2011/04/25/bucket-list/#comments

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My Bucket List

My Bucket List?  Well for starters, I love to travel, and I definitely want to see all Seven Wonders of the World.  I want to visit many countries–including India, Egypt, Africa, China, and the parts of Europe that I have not yet been to.  I definitely want to travel all across South America and see exotic animals, the Mayan ruins, and the Amazon River.  I love the geographical differences in other countries, and I really appreciate the unique qualities other countries have to offer.  I want to sky dive (hopefully this summer 🙂 and above all, I want to get married and be a mom.  That’s my biggest goal in life–to have a family.

Everyone wants to be remembered for something.  No one wants to be forgotten after they pass away.  I’m not quite sure what I’d want to be remembered for yet, but I want to be remembered fondly, for something I’ve done or achieved.  Maybe in the next few years my life path will be a little more laid out for me, but for right now, I still have so many decisions to make and forks in the road ahead of me.

I just want to have the feeling of a fulfilled life when it’s time for me to die.  I don’t ever want to be held back, and I don’t ever want to regret not doing something.  I like to surround myself with people that encourage my sense of curiosity and adventure, and I stay away from people that lack ambition and drive. I am adventurous, and want to lead an exciting life–whatever that may mean.

My comments 4/11

I commented on Carolyn Johnston’s blog:

http://lynnleej.wordpress.com/2011/04/11/the-best-advice/#comment-46

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I also commented on Amanda Kepshire’s blog:

http://amandakep.wordpress.com/2011/04/12/dont-sweat-the-small-stuff/#comment-67

The Best Advice

Whenever I needed a shoulder to cry on, I would always find my mom.  She is so non-judgmental and always gave me the best advice, knowing exactly what I needed to hear.  But through the tough times, whatever they may have been, she always reminded me that though it may have felt like it, it was not the end of the world.

The best advice I’ve ever been given is not really advice, but more of just a philosophy to always remember–Life goes on.  No matter what happened, whether it be a back-stabbing friend, a bad grade, a stressful situation, a heartbreak, or anything else, Mom would always remind me that I would get over it, and that in no time, whatever I was going through would be a thing of the past.  And even though sometimes I felt like I would never get through it, somehow Mom always ended up being right.  Life went on, I lived through it, and I have since forgotten about so many things that once seemed like the end of the world.

I can’t say I always took her advice to calm down or relax, even though I always look back and know I should have.  I am a very high-stressed, tense person, and it takes a lot of convincing for me to stop stressing out.  I’m a little better about it now–I am able to look past the current moment and know that there’s a future beyond now, but Mom’s advice has always helped, because I just remember that no matter what, life does go on.

My comments 4/4

I commented on Ashley Rand’s blog:

http://ashleycrand.wordpress.com/2011/04/04/topic-of-the-week-looking-back/#comment-22

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I also commented on Amanda Kepshire’s blog:

http://amandakep.wordpress.com/2011/04/04/high-school-to-now/#comment-59

The High School Me

“Hindsight is 20/20”

I’m always thinking, “If only…” or “If I had known…” or “I wish someone had told me…” but the fact of the matter is, who I am and the life I lived is what put me here today.

I’ve grown up a lot, and there’s a lot to say about that, but I am pretty sure I have stayed relatively the same.  I have always had a huge heart, hated drama, loved talking and making friends, and cared about my grades and jobs a lot.  I have the same core, I’ve just become more responsible, more appreciative, and more understanding person.  I manage my own time now, and I, alone, am responsible for my actions.

I definitely wish I could have given myself some advice about boys and priorities, but it’s hard to convince any 16-year-old that what they’re doing at the moment isn’t in their best interest in the long run.

In high school I was more immature, energetic, involved, and high strung.  I’ve learned to relax a little more, and to not go above and beyond on absolutely everything.  I pace myself and set realistic goals and expectations for myself, and I don’t get too disappointed if I try my hardest and don’t get the results I was expecting.

Overall, I am happy where I am today, and I am proud of what I have done so far in life.  I think I have the potential to be successful, and the adult that I am becoming today started to evolve from teenager I was in high school.