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Hello 2010!

How did it get to be the year 2010?  I swear it was just the year 2000, like yesterday. Even though the past 10 years seemed to have escaped me, I’m excited for the year 2010, I can feel it …it’s going to be a good one!  Not only do I have good feelings about the near, but I also have great plans:

  • I would love to take a cooking/baking class
  • I will complete my 5k training
  • I will work on my spiritual life
  • I will do a better job remembering friends/family birthdays (because I’m REALLY bad at remembering birthdays!)
  • I will branch out and try cooking new and exciting things
  • I will learn to decorate cakes beautifully

So maybe my hopes for the New Year are a bit much, but I’m pretty determined and excited to complete some of the above! I’m welcoming 2010 with open arms!

Cheers to the New Year!


January 2, 2010 at 9:49 PM 1 comment

Blog Makeover

I’ve been trying to makeover my blog, but it’s not going very well…I’m just not sure if I like the new changes.  I was totally starting to get bored with my old look, but I can’t seem to be happy with the new look.  Hmph.  What now?  Any thoughts?  Perhaps this new look is a little too stiff or boring? Who knows. Eventually I will be content with the changes, until then…let me know what you think, please?

December 20, 2009 at 10:18 PM 1 comment

It’s Officially Fall!

Although I consider myself a summer weather kinda girl, I must admit that a few of my favorite things come in the fall! The longer I live in Ohio, the more I learn to appreciate all fantastic things that come with this time of the year…


1. The change in the colors of the  leaves is definitely one of the best parts of        fall. All the different shades of red and orange are absolutely breath taking.

2. Pumpkin spice lattes – DELICIOUS!

3.  Apple picking is an all time favorite! I haven’t had the chance to go this
year, but it’s always an adventure. –> As a result of apple picking I get to bake apple pie, apple muffins, apple crisp, baked apples…

4. Crisp Air – although I LOVE warm weather, fall days where the temperature is perfect and this air is crisp and refreshing are always appreciated.

5. Scarves, my all time favorite. First off, they’re a perfect addition to any outfit.  Second, they keep me nice and warm !

6. Halloween – I love handing out candy to the little tricker treaters…AKA I love having an excuse to buy candy to eat.

7.  Now that the weather is cooler, its the perfect time to start enjoying all those                                                        warm foods and drinks that you couldn’t enjoy during summer -chili, tomato soup, hot cocoa, warm apple cider…etc!

So basically, how could you not love fall?

October 13, 2009 at 12:45 PM 1 comment

Words of Encouragement

Dear Self,

Tomorrow is the beginning of a very important academic year.  This year will play an important role in determining your future.  You cannot will not mess up this year. There will be stressful times, yes – but you should just expect that by now.  Remember not to let the stress take over.  Don’t let the importance of this year wig you out, just do what you always do.  I know of a lot a few things you should do differently this year: 1) Use the pre-view/review study technique that you learned in orientation.  It sounds like a tedious useful study technique. 2) Stay on top of studying, starting tomorrow.  You know how awesome sucky the quarter system is and how easy it is to get behind, so just don’t let it happen. 3) Start studying for exams the night before early. This will probably help reduce the stress levels.

You already knew all of that though… so just stay focused and keep your game face on.  I think know that the only way you’re going to get through this year without loosing your mind is to remember that it’s not all about school.  Remember to stress out have a good time and let loose sometimes regularly.  You have so many awesome and supportive people around you, so abuse use them.  Allow them to be your stress relief and have them bring you back to a happy place – far, far away from school. Life is sometimes not only about school, please just remember to take time for yourself and for your friends and family.

You can totally do this.  You’re going to be a rock star.

Your one and only self.

September 22, 2009 at 8:20 PM 2 comments

Hello Weight Watchers!

I am so excited to report that Mina and I will be starting Weight Watchers tomorrow!  I guess I should clarify because Mina is not so excited about this… he says (jokingly)  that I am ruining his life and that he would rather die fat and happy.  I say NO to dying and NO to being fat.

I’ve said this many times before and I know that every other female on this planet has felt it at one point or another, but I am NOT happy with my body.  At one point, I was finally content with my body, but not any more. I need to stop complaining about it and do something about it! I hate it when people complain and complain about being unhappy with their body but never take the first step to making a change.

I am glad that I “convinced” Mina to follow weight watchers with me, the more support the better! I did weight watchers about 4 years ago and lost 50 lbs (I know thats a lot, right?), so I am familiar with how it works.  I am not starting it this time to loose a huge amount of weight, but rather to get back into a healthy eating routine and to finally start to feel better about the way I look!

I am not a believer in all those fad diets out there, but I think weight watchers is fantastic! This program teaches you how to eat the right portions of food and helps you gauge how much you should be eating a day.  Here in the country of super size and XL, our portion sizes are ENORMOUS! I’m looking forward to regaining that self-control that I once had, so that way I can go to restaurants and not inhale the cheeseburger that is the size of my face along with the mountain of french fries that I just can’t resist.

So, we’ll see how things go… Weight Watchers here we come! 🙂

September 13, 2009 at 8:25 PM 2 comments

Columbus, here we come!

So, a couple of months ago I had my interview for the DENTPATH program at OSU. I’m excited to report that I have been accepted into the program!! I am super nervous excited about having this opportunity.  I am pretty sure that this program was designed just for ME! Here are the details:

– One year long

– Science intensive

– Full scholarship!!!

– Upon successful completion, I get to enter to dental school!

So although entering this program means that I will be in school on year longer than planned, having this opportunity will ensure my success in the future.  After successfully completing the one year of classes, I  believe that I will  have the confidence/knowledge I need to survive the torturous four year path to becoming a dentist.

I think that it’s safe to say that prior to having this interview, I was scared shitless about my future plans. In my eyes, I was a failure and the chance of getting accepted into a program such as this one, let alone denal school, was pretty much impossibile.  I used to spend endless hours trying to come up with a back up plan.  I think that the final back up plan that I decided on was to enter a master’s program and then reapply to dental school.  I hated the idea and it was one of the last things I wanted to do, but what else was I going to do??

At the end of the day, everything worked itself out.  I have no idea how or why, but it did. (Duck, I promise, things will work themselves out for you too…I know it doesn’t seem that way right now, but everything will be okay.)

Although I now know what I will be working towards for the next year … and what state we will be living in, I still feel as though there are so many things left up in the air.  I am trying not to drive myself crazy about the details, as they are much to complicated at the moment.

As for right now, we’ll be moving to OH! IO!

April 5, 2009 at 11:29 PM 5 comments

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