Monday, March 10th, 2014
Tomorrow! Tomorrow! I love ya! Tomorrow! You’re only a day away!
Tomorrow I’m going on a nice journey back to MD for awhile. Hopefully being around family and friends will inspire more blog posts, since I have been severely lacking in topics to write about.
Of course I probably overpacked… but I think two suitcases (one clothes and one shoes) isn’t so bad. I’m itching to get back to HoCo:) I’m going to see THREE spring musicals while I’m home and I’m so excited to bring that part of music back into my life. Of course this trip brings a plethora of sorority get-togethers. I’ll hopefully have lots of pictures and I’ll share some of them here.
Wish me luck on my long drive!
Thursday, February 27th, 2014
Today is a throwback to my 21st birthday where I got to feed giraffes on a “safari” through Busch Gardens. It is hands down the coolest thing I’ve ever done. I don’t think anybody shows more restraint than when they feed their favorite wild animal and DON’T attempt to take it home with them. I wish there hadn’t been anyone else on the safari with us so we could have fed the giraffes for as long as possible!
Thursday, January 16th, 2014
The first time I heard this song was last spring while I was finishing up my last semester in college. I was preparing myself for all the excitement of Summer 2013 and for moving far away from all my family and friends when I heard it, and it really hit home. Because I could feel for the girl in the song, wanting the time to go faster so she could be married and so she could have a bigger house and kids, but at the same time (which is what made me cry) I could really feel for the person telling the girl to slow down and that while she’s very excited to move ahead to the next life goal, she will in fact miss this time. I spent half of my time wishing Andrew could come back home from Florida and I spent the other half wishing I could jump ahead to July when I got to finally move out of Maryland.
But right now, in this moment, although I love my husband dearly and I’m treasuring this time alone with him in Florida, I would give anything to make that time when I was just a silly college sorority girl come back and slow down. One more car ride with my sisters, one more fraternity party, one more spontaneous dance party with my roommates, one more work day where I got to spend the day playing with my preschool babies. Because now, on the other side of it all, you’re supposed to be a grown up, and let’s all be serious here. Growing up and being an adult sucks.
I’m lucky I get to go home to MD this weekend. I’m lucky I get to spend the time with my parents, fooling around with the little girls I used to nanny, seeing everyone in the town where I grew up. And you better believe I’m going to take advantage of every moment. The 32 degree coldness, the giggles, the hugs and cuddles, the car rides, the music that will be shared, everything. Because after this weekend I won’t be able to come back until March, so I’m going to savor every minute. This weekend is the perfect time to live in the moment 🙂
Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
This song screams Summer 2013 to me. Countless of things happened this summer that were adventurous and this song kept me in an upbeat mood the whole time. I started the summer by going to Sunset Beach, NC over Memorial Day week just like we did in 2012, but with more people this time. It was quite a week! Then, I had my bachelorette party in June followed by my beautiful wedding two weeks later. Then, after a magical time in Maui, Hawaii over 4th of July week, I packed everything up and moved to a different state, and had to adjust to living there. Then I finished up the summer with my 22nd birthday and went to Walt Disney World for the first time with my mom! There were so many adventures and this song reminds me of these wonderful memories 🙂