April 17, 2011

On my mind...

I feel like my mind has been racing a thousand miles a minutes the past few days. So many different things have been on my mind. Here's a little peek inside my noggin.

Figuring out what to do for school has been such a struggle for me. I just worked on my Associates for my first two years of school to buy me some time to decide a major, but when that was done I was still at a loss! I found a lot of things to be interesting, but nothing really stuck out to me. After a lot of thinking, praying, and beginning a job that worked with a little girl, I finally decided to go with the major human development and family studies. I could not be happier with this decision and I have loved this major. (Step 1: CHECK!) Then it was figuring out what to do from there. There are quite a few possibilities and that was another hard decision to make. I had been looking into all the different programs and kept going back to counseling. I had a meeting with my academic advisor on Thursday and told her about my thoughts and BAM! My fall and spring semester schedules were made for next year and she told me I would be graduating next spring!!! WHAT?! Talk about growing up. So basically I will be graduating with my bachelor's in human development and family studies along with a certificate through a program that is preparation for the masters counseling program. I could not be more excited! It doesn't seem real. When I was little and was asked the question, "what do you want to be when you grow up?" I never said a counselor. But I am so excited about it and it feels like the right thing! It's funny how things change... but that's life right?

Oh how I love Gamma. I know I have talked about it before, but truly I love all the girls and how much it has blessed my life. I couldn't be more excited for next year as I begin a new journey with gamma as the president. I am extremely nervous, especially after what an amazing president we had this year (such big shoes to fill!) but I am so excited and know it is going to be such an incredible experience. I am also a tad nervous for this week because it is our end of the year banquet. It is at my house so I have lots to do to get ready and I also have to show a slideshow from this last semester. I have been working on it but due to my struggles with technology I am having some difficulties. If anyone has a mac and is an expert at iMovie, please let me know!!

The sun has been shining!!!! Since the weather can't make up it's mind I feel like I need to take advantage of when the sun is out because who knows how long it is going to last. I know mother nature is probably teasing me AGAIN and is going hit me with another blizzard, but I can't wait until it is out for good.

Only a few more weeks until I am home free. I don't think a semester has ever come and gone so quickly as this one did. I can't wait for the huge relief I am going to feel once finals are over and summer officially begins.

Last night I got to attend a murder mystery surprise party for a good friend. His cute fiance Lauren planned the whole thing and it turned out great. She had mailed all of us who were participating a little packet with all the information giving us our character and costume ideas. We showed up at her house as her parents were finishing preparing everything and explained to us how the night would work. We each got little booklets specific to our character and waited anxiously for Lauren and Chris to arrive. They arrived and we successfully surprised the birthday boy! They changed into their costumes and the game began. I have to say it got pretty intense and tricky to keep track of everything, but it was sooo much fun. We started downstairs with a little cocktail party and did two rounds. After that we moved upstairs where we had a delicious dinner and completed the last two rounds where the birthday boy ended up being the murderer. Figures. It was a blast and I'm definitely going to have to do another one of those again soon.

I probably sound like a broken record because I have also talked about this before, but I feel so incredibly blessed to have all the people that I do in my life. They are truly amazing and I feel like I am surrounded my so many wonderful examples who make me want to be a better person. I know they were all placed in my life for a reason. I am so lucky to have family that I consider my best friends and best friends that I consider family.

So you think you can dance season 8 begins May 26th!!! I could not be more excited. Soon begins the Wednesday and Thursday night traditions of watching and getting way too emotionally involved. Only 39 more days!! I guess I am just going to have to keep watching videos like this until that day comes.


  1. Congratulations on becoming Gamma President and figuring out that you can graduate next spring. I cannot think of any person more deserving of great happiness! You will be a fantastic president as well as an awesome counselor. Best of luck! Love always

  2. Kirstyn, you are going to be a fantastic president!!! I'm so excited for you! Yay we're going to be graduating together!!!!!