Home Is Where the Heart Is

So, I felt maybe I should head home for a weekend before I get engulfed with school & homework & projects.  I got here around 11:45 this morning and found my parents in the wooded area in front of where they are planning to build their new house.  I walked over to them, secretly hoping they would take a lunch break...for one, I was starving, and for 2, I wasn't too keen on the idea of helping...okay, maybe NOT so secret ;).  Anyway, they did, and the chili mom made for lunch was amazing!  Seriously, you've never had chili unless you've had it like that!  We got to watching some t.v. shows on the food network (Worst Cooks in America is another one of my new favorite shows) and decided to go back out to work on the trees some more.  This time, I went with them with the mindset to help.  Dad had even bought me my own pair of gloves! :) Yay!  I went out there and actually had a good time!  It felt so good to be out here in St. John, where I spent 18 years of my life, and to be in the fresh air doing some good, manual labor.  I'm also really excited for them to start building on their new house.  They deserve it and have needed it for so long! :).  Anyway, long story short it feels good to be home and to spend some time with my parents again.  It's been long overdue.  Now, it's on to doing some homework while the chicken fried steak is made and gets ready for me to EAT IT! :) lol.  It's also a great way to start off the new semester!

So far, so good

As of tonight, I have been to all of my new classes except one, Legal Contracts.  It's also the one I'm dreading the most.  Anyway, so far I have been pretty lucky in the classes that I have chosen and the professors I get to "deal with" this semester.  Both of my law professors seem really laid back and interesting, as opposed to many of the "stiff lawyers" people have the pleasure of dealing with.  Both of these professors are, in fact, lawyers, but they are down to earth guys and they make it seem like this semester won't be so bad.  So I'm hoping anyway. 

As for my speech class...it's going pretty well so far.  It's the class I'm taking with Colten, but today we all were divided into five groups of five and have to sit with decided groups, and me and Colten aren't in the same group.  Sad face.  But the class so far seems to be going okay.

Government is a different story.  I'm taking it as a hybrid class, which means 50% of the material is lecture once a week, and 50% of the material is online whateverness.  I found out today that we have to participate in discussion questions online as well as creating a blog, yes, a BLOG, and use it to post our opinions and ideas of certain topics that Mr. Seago is going to throw at us.  Fortunately for me, this blog is to be made using Google's blogger.  Yay!  It's what I'm using for this blog so I already know how it works.  SCORE! 

So, it's going to be an interesting semester.  I'm just going to have to stay on top of things and see how it goes! 

T minus 2 days and counting!

Classes start on Tuesday and it's pretty exciting! :)  I say it now, that I can't wait and how much I'm looking forward to this semester, but those feelings might change once I get halfway through.  I know it's going to be super stressful but I'm stoked to get into my law classes and get that much closer to my degree.  School hasn't always been the easiest for me, but now that last semester went better than expected and things are looking up, I'm setting the stakes high for this semester and am expecting to get good grades. *fingers crossed!*  That's pretty much all there is to say until I get in the swing of things with school. :)

Little Surprises

I got to wake up this morning to beautiful flowers and a card from Colten.  I love getting little surprises like this!   When I asked him why he bought them for me, his answer was, "Just because I love you".  Now you can't honestly say any woman wouldn't want a man who buys flowers and an amazingly romantic card "just because". :)  I'm so lucky and SUPER happy!  I love him. ♥


As if attending college wasn't expensive enough, textbooks have to be OUTRAGEOUSLY expensive, especially specific books geared towards your major, such as my law books.  I will be starting three law classes next week and each one needs at least 2 books ... making my total for textbooks to be over $600 this semester.  That's crap!  It's ridiculous to spend that much, but there's no way around it.  I just thought it was time to vent, so there ya go.

On a different note: Grey's Anatomy is amazing. :) Oh come on, as if you hadn't already known that?! Ha!  I just watched the last episode of last season and it still hits me every time, even though I already know how it ends.  This show really makes you sit back and really think about your life.  Well, to me anyway.  The relationships between the characters is awesome, and it really makes the show amazing, for lack of a better word.  :)

Well, that is all! :)

Puzzle Pieces

I can honestly say that I'm at a point in my life where all of the scattered, tattered, torn, and missing puzzle pieces are coming together to complete the puzzle of my life.

I have never been more confident or excited to start a new semester of school.  I finally feel like I have a major that I'm supposed to be in to earn a degree that I actually want.  January 19th can't come soon enough.  Yes, I know I will be overwhelmed with my law classes, but that's just because it will be completely new material to me that I've never seen or dealt with before.  Once I get the hang of it, I will be fine.  Bring. It. On.

I also feel like my family life has been super amazing this past year and a half or so.  Every family has its ups and downs, but I know I can truly count on every member of my family to be there for me, and they have!  No matter what time of day it is, I know that whoever I call will answer the phone and be there for me.  My family is amazing, and they are my rock.  They help keep me grounded when I begin to have unrealistic dreams and goals.  They keep me close to reality, which helps me see who I truly am and where I'm going with my life.  And I couldn't ask for anything more from them.  I am extremely blessed to have the perfect family.  :)

As for the romance puzzle piece, it's PERFECT and fits in so well!!  Colten is the best thing that has ever happened to me.  He's everything I've ever dreamed of for a significant other.  I agree that things might have moved quickly in the beginning, but no matter what happened, we stuck it out and got through every obstacle together, without much arguing and bickering.  I'm a girl and have the tendency to let my frustrations out on whoever is closest to me, which is most often Colten, but he just comes up to me, puts his arm around me, and tells me that everything will be ok and just to breathe.  He understands me so well that it's hard to believe sometimes.  I've honestly never cried so much in my life because of how happy I am!  He makes me extremely happy, and that's really what counts.  I know that I can count on him for anything, and he knows the same is true for him.  We are always looking out for each other, and that's what makes our relationship true and lasting.  We truly care about each other and want the best for each other.  He also loves me just the way I am.  I'm so used to being with someone that is constantly trying to change me or "critique" me in some way or another, but not Colten.  He never puts me down or brings my self confidence down.  He does just the opposite.  He always tells me that I'm beautiful, even if I feel bad that day and that I couldn't look any worse.  No matter what I do or how I dress, the look that he gets in his eyes when he looks at me is breathtaking.  And I'm so lucky to have him in my life!  I do my best to make him feel the same way, and I'm constantly telling him that I love him exactly the way he is...I just hope he believes me.  We are learning and growing together, and I love every minute of it!  I always thought I would never want to live with a guy before I married him, but having Colten by my side every day has been amazing.  I couldn't have dreamed of anything more than he gives and does for me.  I was so wrong about so many things in my life.  I never knew how good I could have it.  And I have it damn good!  I'm excited to see what our future holds for us and I'm ready for it, whatever it is!

As for religion in my life, I've unfortunately and stupidly put it on the back burner, but I have decided to change that.  I plan on being more active in my faith and pursuing what God has in store for me.  I know I've been through a lot of rough times, but I put completely trust in Him and I know that He wouldn't put me through it if I couldn't handle it.  I'm very excited to pursue my faith further and have a closer relationship with Him.

So, as for the puzzle that is my life, I can definitely say that it's coming together quite nicely.  Things may seem horrible and unable to be fixed or helped in any way, but there's always that light at the end of the tunnel.  I'm excited about my life and I can't wait to continue living it to the fullest each day!  :)

And all I have left to say about that is...
...it's about damn time!
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