Wednesday, September 19, 2007

My first baseball game!

I know I know, I'm 21 years old and up until last night had never been to a baseball game! It was tons of fun, minus the cold factor. I went with my roommates Monica and Adee, and their friend Jordan. It was pretty exciting, it's funny how you can be a non-sports fan one moment, and then you get there and you're clapping and yelling and on the edge of your seat when the bases are loaded. The A's lost to the Mariners, but it was still a great game. Turns out, Jordan is sharing an apartment with my friend Nick from Pleasant Hill! It's such a small world, talk about a crazy coincidence. I think this is the start of some lovely new friendships here in Davis :)

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

working for the weekend

Oh what a fun little weekend! This past weekend was my "MDW moving weekend." I went back home to help out my favorite gals move our precious scrapbook store from Walnut Creek to Pleasant Hill. Ohhh the memories. As crazy as it sounds, it was so nice to get back to work. I miss being busy all the time! My weekend was completely full of working, hang outs, and awesome shows. Sunday night I went to see my friend's band This Time Next Year play in Concord, it was such a good show, I love seeing those guys play. I am so excited about all the good shows coming up in the next few months, and actually having time to go to them. It seems things are looking up over here, there is still a lot I need to figure out, but I have definitely stopped stressing over it. Here are some pictures from my weekend at MDW, be sure to check out the new space, they're open tomorrow!

Monday, September 10, 2007

so this is growing up.

I wish these things came with a manual. I'm much better at following directions. Figuring things out for myself, well, it's nothing really new, it's just usually on a smaller scale. This is big. Life-changing. Chasing my dream has become the hardest thing I've ever had to do. The scariest by far. But it's good. The challenge will build some character. Listen to me, I feel like I'm being very generic right now. Like I'm the only person to ever go to college and freak out about it. On the upside, I did get my dresser put together (thank you john) and it looks amazing. Hopefully the rest of my room will start coming together :)

Monday, September 3, 2007


Monday night, I should have already started packing. My rooms look like a hurricane has hit them both. No joke, it's ridiculous. I can't find anything! I love getting organized, but not as much as I love procrastinating. I just uploaded pictures from my first ever girls night. For my 21st birthday my girlfriends took me out to a night on the city for some crazy times. We got dressed up, went out to dinner, and danced the night away! It was a lot of fun to finally be able to go out with everyone else, since I'm the baby of the group and was the last one to turn 21. Here's a peek at just how ridiculous we got!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

what an exciting time

I just got home from breakfast with one of my favorite customers ever, Janeace Liles, and she always has such great insight for me. It's extremely hard for me to accept that in one week I'll be leaving behind everything I've ever known to start a new journey in a new town, a new school, a new house and with new friends. I've always been so scared of change. I'm a pretty simple girl, doesn't take much to make me happy. I like my life, the familiarity and simplicity, I don't like to rock the boat. But now I've committed to the ultimate risk, leaving it all. This is a huge step for me, I haven't quite grasped what I'm giving up but I did get a glimpse of all that I am gaining. Janeace and I got to talking and she reminded me of how blessed I am, going into the field I've always dreamed about in a time of new discoveries, new technology and new advances. I was practically salivating when she told me about all the new gadgets in her dentist's office. And once again I was reminded that this is the path for me, this is the right thing to do and everything will be alright. My friends will still be there, my family will continue to support me and My Daughter's Wish will survive without me. In one week I will be off to follow my dreams, and even though I'm scared out of my mind, I know that everything will be ok.