Monday, October 25, 2010


So I had a bit of 'retail therapy' yesterday with my friend Sarah Jay as we started her registry for her wedding and I've been doing plenty of physical therapy (everyday for the last 2 and half months), so now it is time for a little bit of writing therapy! :)

To use one of my favorite words, I've been redonculously busy. But it has been a good busy. I've actually allowed myself some 'me time' in the midst of my ever so crazy life at school, be it that most of that 'me time' comes on a bike in the Co-Rec, but instead of reading my homework all the time, I download a random or sappy romance to read on my wonderful Kindle :) Multi-tasking at its finest folks, reading for pleasure while working out!

Mortar Board has been a wonderful experience this semester! We have had a busy last two weekends in a row and we WON HOMECOMING! Well, both the Boilers and Mortar Board that is. We won the window painting contest and then also the overall best student organization that did both a window and float, so I'm pretty stoked about that. Plus my mom painted my senior cords, as in corduroy pants, and they looked killer. If there had been an award for that, I pretty much would have won it - hands down :)
I love getting to know these wonderful people and have the opportunity to impact Purdue's campus in a positive way. I am so blessed to be a part of this organization!

Oh - some big news - I HAVE A JOB! Like a real-life, big-person, grown-up kind of job when I graduate. I am excited and feel old at the same time. I took my offer from John Deere to be a marketing rep starting in June, so it is nice to know that there will be something waiting for me after I walk the stage. I have no idea where I'll be and who knows how long I'll be with the company? They'll have better luck keeping me around if they put me in Texas or Indiana, just saying.

Ok - therapy session complete! Enjoy the beautiful fall weather and happy Halloween everyone!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Hola, como estas?

So my roommates are trying to teach me Spanish since they are both pretty much fluent in it. I thought this everyday greeting would be appropriate since it has been forever since I've been on here and simply ask anyone who might stumble across this long-awaited post, "How are you?"

So big news in my life - I just accepted a job offer with John Deere today. As much as my heart wants to be back in Texas, I just couldn't find a way to make that happen just yet. John Deere will be a great way to start my professional career though and I have always enjoyed the challenging work environment along with the Deere culture.

My knee is coming along nicely. I'm up to 135 degree plus bend and am getting so close to full range of motion. The strength still isn't back yet, so I'm still dragging myself to the gym everyday, except when my roommate kidnaps me for late night study sessions with her with the promise of kicking me out of bed in the morning to make up for it. 

So life overall is good, scary with the unknowns coming but at least I know I will be employed after I walk the stage this coming May. I love, love, love the girls I'm living with - Kathleen and Emily are two of the best roommates ever! I'm just upset that we don't spend more time with each other because we are all so busy! They are both hitting companies hard to find their jobs after graduation as well. I suppose the three of us could only drag out our Purdue experience for five years . . . we all have to jump out into the real world sometime.

I'm leading the DISCIPLE Bible Study again at my church. It has grown to have the possibility of 22 members in it, which is INSANE! It makes me happy though that that many students/young adults are willing to put in the time and dedication needed to take this class to learn about the Bible.

I have a new friend! Sir Nick, the white Beta fish :) His name was originally Casper until I discovered that some of my friends already had a white Beta fish named Casper. I was quite distraught and made them help me think of another 'ghost-like' name for him. Sir Nick is from "Nearly Headless Nick" in the Harry Potter books and movies. I really wanted a ghost name because this fish should truly be dead as he flopped into the sink while I was trying to transfer him and literally laid on one of the flaps leading down into the garbage disposal before I could scoop him up in my bare hands and throw him into his new home. And miraculously - HE LIVED! I thought about Lazarus, but that name seemed too intense for a fish.

I truly hope this finds you well and since I've found my writing itch, I will be trying to blog more often now. The book I'm currently reading, "Chosen by a Horse," is about a lady in her mid forties, a single social worker, but has her own little horse farm and four horses. She is nursing back an abused Standardbred racehorse and she still feels as if she has a book inside of her to write. Hmmm . . . sounds like me. I could see myself in another twenty years like her - lol! But hey, at least I'd have my horses :)