Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Bucket List

The other day some friends and I were having pie- for two hours might I add- in Guthrie and while we were there, we began to make a bucket list for the rest of our time here in Stillwater. The list included a few things that may get us arrested, but hopefully not. As I thought about it, I wondered what I really want to do in my life time. So here's what I've come up with:

1. See the Mona Lisa
2. Go skydiving
3. Run a marathon
4. Re-learn French
5. Learn to play the piano (more than just Mary had a little lamb, because I've got that covered)
6. Fly a plane
7. Kiss a stranger
8. Spend New Years in NYC
9. Take a trip by myself
10. Go to the top of the Empire State Building
11. Visit all 50 states
12. Go on a mission trip
13. Read the entire bible
14. Make a difference in someone's life
15. Donate blood (sounds like an easy one, but I hate needles!)
16. Go to the Super Bowl (the year the the Cowboys make it, I swear it will happen again)
17. See the 7 wonders of the world
18. Go to a baseball game at Fenway Park
19. See the Northern Lights
20. Fly in a helicopter
21. Dance in the rain

I plan to keep adding to this... what's on your list? Now's the time.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

she's never learned how to live for today

I am the kind of person who literally plans everything. I don't like to have to figure things out at the last minute, no matter how trivial it is. I'm not really sure why this is, but I think I just like to know what's going to happen next. I hate being surprised. Literally, hate it. There is nothing wrong with knowing what to expect... right? Until recently, I have never even considered that I would be at this place in my life that I am in now. As difficult as it is to admit, I have no idea what is going to come next. Which is so weird because two weeks ago I had it all planned out. But that's what happens isn't it? Life comes and laughs at all of our best laid plans. You know what I think though? I think it could be a good thing. No, scratch that. I think it could be absolutely amazing. Now, I can do whatever I want... something stupid, reckless, foolish, even selfish. I can figure out everything that I don't want and all of the things that I do. For the first time in my entire life, all I have to think about is today, and how I want to live it. It's an oddly freeing sensation. E.M. Forster once said, "We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us," and I would have to agree. Try it.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

sorority life

When you hear the word sorority, most people generally think of a group of dumb blonde girls who party too much and laugh too loud. Being that I am in a sorority you might think that I would be dispelling this rumor but I have to admit that every once in awhile my friends and I are that typical sorority girl. But the rest of the time we aren't. My "sisters" are beautiful, intelligent, driven, and kind. It is the strangest thing to think that 3 1/2 years ago, I didn't know these people at all (minus a few) and now I truly cannot imagine living without them. The bond that is created there is something that I can't even believe myself, as corny as that sounds. Although some of the girls are very different from you, you do all have something that ties you together. I have been going through a lot this past week, and I got a card in the mail today from one of my sorority sisters. One who isn't in my group of close friends, she isn't even in my pledge class. But this card was the nicest thing that almost anyone has said to me and it made me cry...the fact that this person really cares about me, just like a sister and would take the time out of her day to tell me that I mean something to her... well let's just say that it completely made my day. So if you hear someone say that sororities are more than just the parties and the good times, you may just think about believing them.

Monday, January 11, 2010


I changed my entire life in the last week. And although I can't seem to find the right words to explain, I did hear a quote that does a decent job:

"When people show you who they are-believe them." -Maya Angelou