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I’m Back!

Hello everyone! I realize that I have not updated my webpage in a ridiculously long time (ALMOST 1 YEAR)! I have been so busy since my last update that I have not had time to focus on updating. There were so many products I wanted to review but I just could not find the time. The other day, I began thinking of my website and how I missed it. But, I don’t want to do things the same way. From my own web browsing adventures, I’ve began to notice I don’t like going to webpages that are just trying to sell me stuff. I like reading into people’s personal life. That might sound creepy, but hey, I am a psychology major. I enjoyed doing reviews on products, and listing great deals I found, and I will still do that, but I am also going to include bits and pieces of my own life. I thought my website was getting boring and I want people to actually come and enjoy what they read, not be bombarded with items to purchase!

With that being said, I would like to give an update on what has been going on in my life. There really isn’t much to update on because the source of my busy schedule is school. I took several online classes this summer and studied for the GRE when I wasn’t doing school work. Last semester, I took 18 hours of classes and studied to take the GRE a second time so I barely had time to breathe, let alone update my website! This semester, I am only taking 10 hours because that is all I needed before May, which is GRADUATION! I can’t believe I am already getting ready to graduate college! Granted, I am currently working towards getting accepted into a Masters program so I am not through with college just yet. But I can’t believe that I will be done with my undergraduate college degree! These four years have flown by fast! I have grown so much as a person and have gotten so much out of college, not just from classes either. I try to think of where my life would be right now had I chosen not to attend college after high school and I can’t imagine it. This has truly been a great experience for me!

Class is not what is making me super busy this semester since I am only taking 10 hours. Graduate school applications have been consuming my life for the past few months. Applying to graduate programs is alot like taking on a part time, or even full time, job. I submitted all of my applications, however, and am just working on getting my supplemental materials turned in. Once everything is complete, I will have lots of spare time for my website! I will just be super anxious to hear back from the schools! My dream is to be a substance abuse counselor and in order to do that, I need a Masters degree. One thing I have decided throughout this whole process is that once I am finished and into a program (or not into a program, which I’m hoping is NOT the case), I will write a few pointers and answer any questions people might have! Because I know firsthand how stressful it can be and how hard it can be to find good information. So, if anyone has questions now, you can ask them in a comment. But I do plan on writing some tips here and there so look back here for those.

I guess I will get off of here and do some school work. I took a nap earlier and feel like I really need to be productive now! I do have a few products I will review on here eventually. So if you do like product reviews–check back!

Have a beautiful day! And stay safe if you are in the path of the storms I keep hearing about.

April Fool’s

Happy April Fool’s Day everyone! I have been trying to come up with something to post about but I really can’t think of anything interesting! It’s driving me crazy! So I started browsing on the internet and came across a few questions I thought I could answer in a blog post!

Question 1: Why do you blog? How long have you been blogging?
I blog because I always have too much on my mind. By blogging, I’m able to type out everything I am thinking and it helps me get my thoughts out. I always feel so much better after I blog, especially if I am stressed, or if a really great thing just happened and I want to share it. Blogging frees my mind up for even more thoughts to enter, but that’s okay! I’d rather have an overactive mind than an inactive one! I started blogging on Xanga around 7th grade I think, which would be when I was about 13 years old. As soon as I started blogging, I realized what an outlet it could be. I enjoyed writing out my thoughts, the good and bad ones, as well as keeping up with friends and their thoughts. I’ve always loved writing and a blog is just another way to do that! I also blog because I love sharing things with others. I hope that everyone who reads my blog enjoys learning about me and about things in my life!

Question 2: Do you take part in Black Friday shopping? What deals have you gotten on Black Friday?
Let me just start by saying, I LOVE BLACK FRIDAY! Shopping is a guilty pleasure of mine, always has been and probably always will be, so I love a day devoted to shopping and getting “good deals”. The reason I say “good deals” is because I don’t always think the prices on Black Friday are that great compared to any other time of the year. It just depends on what store it is. This past Black Friday, my friend and I traveled to many stores beginning at midnight on Black Friday and we did find some pretty good deals! Honestly, I can’t remember all of the deals right off. I know I got some pretty cheap clothes at Old Navy, some DVDs from Wal-Mart and Target, and a dog crate for my baby girl for half off (which is a great deal because she is a big girl and requires a big, expensive crate)! Unfortunately, this past Black Friday I was suffering from some eye problem. I don’t know if it was Pink eye or what, but on one of our stops I gave in and bought some Pink Eye relief eye drops. I was also sick in general, so dealing with crowds was not a pleasant experience. Another unpleasant experience this past Black Friday was the checkout line at Old Navy. I have never stood in a checkout line for that amount of time! I don’t remember right off how long we waited, but it was over an hour I think! It’s funny how people are so determined to get these good deals, when in reality you’re not saving that much half of the time. I know there are good deals on electronics but there are similar sale prices on clothing on other days as well. Black Friday is fun for me though because I get to people watch in addition to buying things. People watching is one of my favorite past times.. There are some interesting people out there!

Question 3: What is the most spontaneous thing you’ve ever done?
For my high school graduation present, my parents paid for me and two of my best friends to go to the beach, along with my mom. I had just turned 18 in April, and graduation was at the end of May. While we were at the beach, we had the idea that we were going to do something spontaneous. Now, I don’t think that by planning on doing something spontaneous that it was considered “spontaneous” anymore because we planned it all out. But at the time, we were so stoked to do something spontaneous that we talked about it for a few days and on the final day there, we followed through with our spontaneity. I decided to get my tragus pierced. We found a tattoo & piercing shop and I was so excited to be able to sign for myself! I got in the chair ready to be pierced and when he stuck the needle through my ear I thought I was going to faint. It was extremely painful! Come to find out, he didn’t do it properly, or with the right size needle. Also, the piercing was done at an angle so it is about impossible to change out the ring.  I found this out by the lady who pierced my nose last year and also my bellybutton when I was 15. That may not have been the most “spontaneous” thing that I have done but it is the funniest story of a spontaneous thing. It also taught me that I shouldn’t be so spontaneous because I want to know what I’m getting. Picking a random tattoo shop in Florida probably wasn’t the best idea, but then again I picked a random tattoo shop in Georgia, but just had better luck I suppose.

Those are the only questions I am going to answer right now. I’ll do some more in the near future! Hope you enjoy reading my answers!