Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 New Years Goal Final Wrap Up!

Hello All,

Happy last day of 2014! Can you believe this year is over? I can't! I am so happy about how this year went, more on that tomorrow. What I'm really surprised at is that tomorrow we will be just as close to 2030 as we are to the year 2000. I wonder if I'll still be blogging in 15 years...

Anyways, with it being the last day of 2014 its time to check out how I did on my 2014 goals.

Didn't Even Attempt
In Progress/Somewhat done

1. Start Exercising and Eating Healthier
Although this year I feel like I moved more and took the stairs more, I really don't fee like I worked hard enough on this goal to say that I really put any effort into this goal. Oh, well there's always 2015!

2. Either Cross Something or Start Planning to Cross Something Off My Bucket List
This year I was successfully able to cross 2 things off my Bucket List! I became a a published author and saw Wicked on Broadway. I am close to cross one more thing off my bucket list by having 97 more post published to hit 500 post here on the old blog!

3. Deal With the Aftermath of My Big Life Decision
I am completely comfortable with my change of major. I feel like it was the right decision and that I will be happy with my future. Although I still have no idea what I am going to do as a future career I'm ready to figure it out!

4. Finish 4 Blankets for my 180 blanket for 180 Day Project.
I'm working on one although I don't have a lot time to do them. Oh well we'll see next year, right!

5. Read 7 Books That Aren't for School
I have read 5 complete books (If I Stay & Where She WentTo All the Boys I've Loved BeforeThe Maze Runner and The Fault in Our Stars). I've started like 3 books that I'm currently reading. I know that I won't finish one for tomorrow so those will be all the books of the year.

6. Become More Organized
I found a way to organize that I like, I just need to stick to it and then I will like its complete.

And that's a wrap! I'm feeling proud of how I did on my goals. You can check the other check-in here (March)here (June)here (September)and here (December).

I hope you all have a fabulous New Years Eve and I'll see in you in 2015!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Disney at Christmas 2014: The Christmas Decorations

Hello All,

Let's talk Christmas Decorations!

On of the main reasons that Mama J wanted to go down to Disney at Christmas time was because she wanted to see the Christmas decorations. The decorations were beautiful this year and I took a good amount of pictures of them. Unfortunately we never got to see the one at Magic Kingdom because I was sick.

The first set that we saw were the ones in EPCOT.

French Pavilion
French Pavilion
French Pavilion
French Pavilion, I thought this looked so simply pretty!
American Pavilion Christmas Tree
American Pavilion
A gingerbread capitol building
A gingerbread capitol building
The ingridents for the gingerbread building

I can't remember which Pavilion this was in
Santa Stitch
Epcot looked beautiful all decked out, although we noticed a strange lack of music playing in the pavilion. I missed the music, it took away from the magical Disney feel that I'm used to.

I went to Hollywood Studios the next day, their primary use of Christmas decoration are the Osbore lights, since I didn't stay there until night time I didn't see the lights. There was a tree, it actually was my favorite tree that I saw on Disney property.

The Muppets got in on the Christmas spirit by putting up their own red tree
We also went to two different resorts and saw their decorations as well. The Grand Floridian had a large Gingerbread house, which fun fact they sell treats out of, that's how big it is! They also had a beautiful, large tree!

Alice in Wonderland inspired window
Mickey and friends inspired window

The Contemporary Resort had a Gingerbread display based on the Disney hit Frozen.

And those are all the Christmas decorations that we saw while we were down there, well at least all the ones that I took pictures of. 

Monday, December 29, 2014

Junior Year Goals Check-in

Hello All,

Since this semester has completed its time to check in with how I've been doing with my junior year goals. But in all honesty, before I started writing this post, I hadn't looked at my goals since I wrote them. This semester completed distracted me and I didn't pay much attention to my goals. If you want to see the original goals you can read them here.

Not Even Attempted
In Progress

1. Go to the gym 2 times a week
I didn't even join the gym this semester, plus I'm not sure where I would have fit into my schedule. Next semester I think I know where I can add it in to my schedule and I'm feeling determined on this goal!

2. Become Organized!
I found a planner I love, I found a list writing system I love, unfornately I fell out of routine of it and spent the rest of semester trying to get back on track!

3.Get GPA
See above, although I won't be positive if my GPA went up because grades haven't come out yet. Even if my GPA went up I still have a little ways to go before I get the GPA I want. 

4. Talk to One New Person Each Week
I made new friends and had at least 1 person that I talked to in each class so I guess I did pretty well that goal. Although I'm not sure its one new person each week. 

5. Try Out New Clubs
I spent this semester focusing on my new major and working on getting my GPA and didn't join any new clubs. Next semester I'm going to look for a club or two.

6.Become More Adventurous
I think I did the opposite. When I wasn't doing school work I spent a lot of time dorm room hanging out with my roommates.  

So, far this year even though I haven't really been paying attention to my goals I have made some head way in them. I'm excited to start the next semester in the next few weeks and continue to work on my goals.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas At Disney 2014: Trip In Review

Hello All,

I'm home! This trip to Disney could definitely be defined as one of my most interesting trips I have ever experienced. Although it had its low moments okay let's be honest it was a low day I would not define this as a bad trip, because I had great company, great experiences and an all together great time. That being said let me start the first (of many, many) posts about this trip!

We had a really early flight (if you have liked my Facebook page, than you saw Thursday's picture of the day was the sun rising from the plane) but that meant we got to Disney at around 10:30 AM. After checking in we headed over to EPCOT, we had dinner at Teppan Edo and saw the Candlelight Processional. If I had to guess I would say this day was Mama J's favorite day!

On this morning I tried to wake up early and get to Hollywood Studios for  park opening but I decided to sleep an extra hour. Then I headed over to Hollywood Studios and made sure to hit (almost) all my must dos. Mama J and I then met up and we had dinner at the Grand Floridan Cafe  for dinner. After dinner we looked at some Christmas decorations at the Grand Floridian and Contemporary. Then headed back to our resort!

This was the hardest part of the trip. Our original plan was to head to Magic Kingdom for what probably going to be my favorite day of the trip. Although my stomach started acting up and ended up stuck in bed most of the time. Mama J hung out by the pool but other wise we almost nothing on this day. And there are no pictures to share because of that. 

I finally was starting to feel better. Since my dad lives down in Florida I had breakfast with him. And then Mama J and I headed to Downtown Disney. While we were there we saw a branch of Starbucks that was growing grass on it roof.

And that was our trip! We had such a fantastic time and I can't wait to share more details about the trip. Be sure to check back over the next few weeks for more posts!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Life Update: December 2014

Hello All,

Right now its Saturday night before the last 2 days of classes, the reading day and the first 2 finals. Yup that's what my week looks like for next week. I just spent the majority of the day in my schools student center watching a movie for my film class and writing the final paper for that class. It took me about sevens hours and now I'm exhausted. 

So, that rant was a little out of left field. But I just wanted to check-in with all of you. I hate that its getting rarer and rarer that I get a post out each week and I miss writing so much. This semester has been kind of boring in the way that I haven't done a lot of blog worthy things. I have been bonding with my roommate and hanging out with my friends. I'd much rather write interesting and fun post of things that I want to remember in the future then write a half-assed post that one day I wouldn't want to look back on one day. 

But with all that being said I wanted to talk about how this has been one of the best semester that I have had so far. It has been relaxing which is exactly what I needed after how much stress last year brought me. 

Even with this being one of my best semesters yet I am beyond ready for winter break. I am ready for about four weeks without homework or classes. The bloggy is going to get a little more attention this break with a lot of post including some post Disney recaps, some end of the year recaps and New Year Goals! Plus I'm hoping to give the blog a new look and update my about me page, considering that my old About Me page still says my old major on it still. lol

And since this a life update I wanted to share with you guys things that I'm doing/loving...

Currently I'm....

...reading school books only because I don't have time to read for fun. Although sometimes when I'm lucky I get to binge read (can that be a thing?) some of my favorite blogs.

...watching Fox's Red Band Society, which is rumored to be cancelled. Plus lots of Christmas vlogs on YouTube.

...eating lots of goldfish, college food (bleh!) and Christmas cookies!

...listening to Taylor Swift's 1989 and the Godspell soundtrack (my school did the play and me and my roommate saw it multiple times and have since become obsessed with music)

...excited to go Disney with Mama J and break!

For all the college students out there good luck on finals! And I will see you guys on the other side!


Monday, December 1, 2014

New Years Resolution {December 2014}

Hello All,

Ummm...guys its December? How did this happen? Well that means I only have one more month to work on this year's new year's resolution, but with the light at the end of the tunnel let's see how I'm doing at this point in time.

The Key
Haven't Even Attempt
In Progress

1. Start Exercising and Eating Heathly
I still haven't been going to the gym and most days I eat whatever I can get my hands on because I'm busy or the food at the dinning hall suck. BUT I have been taking the stairs everywhere I go except for when I carry my laundry basket from the first to third floor on Laundry day because I'm just not that good. 

2. Either Cross Something Off My Bucket List or Start Planning Something (i.e. Trips)
Pretty much the same as September where I've crossed 2 things off but I don't see anything on my bucket list getting crossed off in the the next 31 days.

3. Starting Dealing With the Aftermath of changing my major
Well I think I've official answered the question "What are you going to do with your life?" or "Why'd you change your major?" about 10 billijillion times and I still don't know the answers. But I promise I will let everyone when I know. Deal? Deal!

4. Finish 4 Blankets for my 180 Blankets for 180 Days
I've worked on the blanket a little when I'm home but haven't really finished one.

5. Read 7 Books That Aren't For School
I have NO time to read when I'm at school so yeah, there's that!

6. Become More Organized
I found a way of organizing for school that I loved but one weekend my life went out of control and I got derailed a little but I think I'm back on track soon.

And that's how i"m doing as of now. 6 out of 6 are in progress and I am so proud of myself.