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101 in 1001 newly updated to start in 2015……

Since my new mantra since graduating is: JUST DO IT , I have been making a lot of lists.Most of these lists have to do with how I am going to get what I want and my brain in the right place……And this is my 101 in 1001. A 1001 days is about 2.75 years so that means having everything done by 9.2017. And it’s a list of everything I have really ever wanted to do so it’s a mixture between a bucket list and goals list. The time frame is perfect long enough to do the bigger things without the pressure of a year …. and short enough to grow with me while I check them off and finish it.

Start: Januray 15   2015
End: September 30  2017
So here they are….. 101 in 1001

101 in 1001
1.       25 by 25
2.       Do one thing that scares me a week for a month
3.       Learn how to drive
4.       Take the GRE
5.       Get into grad school
6.       Move to a new city
7.       Plan a Dinner Party
8.       Learn about wine
9.       Pay for the person ahead of me
10.   Write an email to collegeprepster
11.   Go a day without technology -mostly my phone
12.   Buy a Michael Khors bag
13.   Pay off student debt
14.   Work on a campaign
15.   Read 100 books
16.   Eat a meal with chop stick s
17.   Make a thankful list weekly
18.   Get a Puppy
19.   Save all my pictures from fb
20.   Delete my fb
21.   Buy  personalized thank you cards
22.   Go to CPAC
23.   Go to a concert
24.   Figure out my go to drink
25.   Figure out my go to recipe
26.   Meditate for a month
27.   Inspire someone
28.   Do a bible study for a month – not procrastinate and do it all at the same time , at least weekly
29.   Say a rosary a day for a week
30.   Learn more about DBA
31.   See my college friends again
32.   Buy a statement necklace
33.   Buy a monogram necklace
34.   Send out a month of handwritten thank you
35.   See 10 classic films
36.   Grow my hair past shoulder length
37.   Have a picnic
38.   See five Audrey Hepburn films
39.   Write an editorial calendar and stick to it
40.   Invest in coffee table books
41.   Be published
42.   Throw a party entirely off pinterest
43.   Drink 8 glasses of water daily for a week
44.   Attend a blogging and /or social media conference
45.   Read 5 books on Presidents
46.   HP movie marathon
47.   Reread all the HP books
48.   Explore Athens, GA  
49.   Learn how make Periogies and make them
50.   Go camping
51.   Build classic / preppy wardrobe to update my current wardrobe
52.   Go to some museums in ATL and give them a chance
53.   Write a letter to myself
54.   Use my blog to improve my writing
55.   Learn how to wear scarfs
56.   Move into  my own apartment
57.   Buy a Pantigonia
58.   Get an Android
59.   Decorate a room using Pinterest
60.   Go to Ireland
61.   Eat a salad daily for two week
62.   Make amends
63.   Buy something that is Kate Spade
64.   Go to Local Levo ATL Event
65.   Completely unplug for a weekend( No phone, No laptop, No TV)
66.   Try something outside of my style in clothing and accessories  
67.   Do Lumouisty for a week straight 
68.    Read the Matchbook reading list
69.   Go to a concert
70.   Start my own  business
71.   Update my blog design
72.   Get business cards that correspond to my blog and personal business
73.   Learn about 5 artists that aren’t country that I like
74.   Make a budget and stick to it
75.   Start a young adult group at Catholic Church
76.   Scrapbook College
77.   Visit 5 colleges for Grad School
78.   Take a trip to a new city and explore
79.   Memorize the Constitution
80.   Read the Federalist Letters
81.   Learn to walk in heels
82.   Get my license
83.   Read the YAL Reading list
84.   Go on a weekend in southern cities to see if I want to live there
85.   Go on a girls weekend with my college girl friends  
86.   Throw out 25 things and not replace them
87.   Put $10 for every goal accomplished
88.   Go on a weekend with my mom and sister paid for by me
89.   Do stuff my sister wants to do paid for by me for a day
90.   Buy my parents a big present
91.   Get a digital camera for blogging and personal use
92.   Find my best beauty routine
93.   Better define my style for my blog and fashion
94.   Do my first Real Estate Deal by August 2014
95.   Go zip lining
96.   Buy something Cheetah print
97.   Go to 5 new cities
98.   Learn more about my Catholic Faith
99.   Buy a truck / Car with my own money and pay it off
100.                        Meet 5 blogging friends
101.                        Log 500 Service Hours

Southern Girl Essentials

April Goals Recap

 

  1. Update master resume.- Kinda happened. I mostly just made sure I knew what I had on my resume was applicable to what I was applying for and tailored it to the job description.  
  2. Learn more about SEO optimization and implement it on my blog. Didn’t happen
  3. Check on Fall internship dates.- Got them just havent written them down in my planner or figured out how a plan to get everything done. The sudden need for a job has kinda overtaken this.  
  4. Order GRE and figure out testing date. – Didn’t get to it because my priorites have changed and grad school is further down the list. And by further down the list I mean that its not off the list but other adult things like paying for student loans take priority.
  5. Master Plan for grad school. More on that later. – yeah didn’t happen, my plans have kind of been readjusted in this whole look for a job furry.
  6. Just keep being positive that I will get through this rough spot.- Some days are good and others are bad, and others you just need to cry. I am getting better at this but a talk with my dad surprisingly helped.

A really late graduation post…….

Here are some pictures that my friend took along with after the ceremony. I figure now is just as good a time as ever since everyone is graduating now and I just got my first student loan payment statement in the mail.

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This is probably my favorite picture….. Oh the fountain

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And now because of change of plans I am now really applying to jobs. When things don’t work it is best to learn from it and move on. Most times in life you come back even better than when you fell and hit whatever is in your way.

Currently

Reading: I just finished Hunger Games: Catching Fire for the second time. I just now started This Town and am about to start Happiness and the Art of Zen after it came up so many times while reading The College Prepster.I just took the leap and just bought it on my Kindle, I am really excited to start it and hope that it will help me to see things in a positive light and be able to reposition how I respond to events and how to come back from the negative in a positive way. I also am almost finished with The E-Myth Revisted. It is a great book for those wanting to go into a small business themselves.

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Watching: Oh where to begin on this one……. There are just so many good shows going on and do not know which ones to highlight; So ill just start with my ALL TIME FAVORITE show of all time……..NCIS and NCIS LA. 

Doing: Lots of planning, actually doing some blogging, Interning at a Representatives District Office, and trying to get back to normal.

Learning: How to set up marketing for small business- Lots and lots of webinars- Html code- how to reposition myself to make the best out of things- where to find motivation when it seems I have lost ALL of mine- to like blogging again- how to write a business plan – how to sew

Life Update Post…….Tries to think of a cool name and fails

So sorry about dropping off the face of the earth lately. I have dropped off the face of the earth because the past three months I have been going through a major health change. I am not going into detail other than I just feel like I got ran over by a truck all the time and have no energy and motivation to do anything, blogging has been no exception.

But the past two days have been one for the books in the good way. I know that for Lent I said I was going to do the #SheReadsTruth Lent study, that was an epic failure. But I have caught up mostly and am to the part about confession and studying. The study that I really enjoyed though was the Jonah study. It spoke to me.

The thing that stuck out the most is the verse which is currently my lockscreen, Jonah 4:4.

And God said , “ Does it do well to be angry?”

And then I finally went to confession for the first time in about 6 months, of course it felt much longer than that though. And after that and hearing something I realized there has been a reason for everything and I believe that finally figured out why I didn’t get the jobs that I wanted or the internships I wanted in DC, it all happened for a reason. If you actually read through this I am impressed and I think I will leave the reasons under wraps for now.

So for now that’s all… I am alive and back to blogging in the month of May in full force. Thank you for all who follow me I seriously don’t think I am that interesting.

What I’m Loving Wednesday

1. My family- This is a new arrangement for all of us. I know its difficult and like any family we are going to have days when we hate or strongly dislike the other person , but I know that they want to help me and love me. And I know they are trying to get to me to have a positive outlook all the time but its hard and I am trying. Its been fun doing stuff with my mom lately that while I was at college we didn’t get to do; I feel like maybe we are getting along better. My sister is trying to help in any way she can even though she is only twelve and my me and my dad are talking more (kinda) so I guess you can call that an improvement. All I know is that I do love them and thankful for what opportunities they have provided me with and I really do try to not make anyone angry its just really hard sometimes.

2.My internship

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3. Scandal – The Politics of this show is AWESOME. ITS IN DC. Im in love. The president isn’t too bad looking  either.

Monday Motivation

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This is what I am leaning to be my #2014 Mantra……… Its simple and to the point. Sure , I am not doing what I originally planned to do, but I am learning stuff that will help me in the future.

I hope to just take whatever opportunities come my way and learn to make the best of them by changing how I look at them.

That’s all for now. I have a working and organized desk. YAY #LittleThings

Thankful Thursday

1. Music…….. because it explains my emotions so much better than I can ever. Yes, I actually have them, even though I act like don’t. For that I have my reasons…mostly being what is their use?

2. My education- Lame as that sounds. These past four and half years have taught me so much and I have met some amazing people along way. It has definitely solidified my passion politics. I mean I knew in sophomore year of high school when I took a trip there with my class. And my AP US History teacher who would go on about ATF and ICE…….I enjoyed every minute of it.

Sure, right now I have no idea what my job is going to be after I graduate or my plans after. But I am sure somehow someway I am going to make a difference. Given all the hell I get about the government from my father………..Ill figure out a way. Cause end of story.

3. All my new twitter conservative girls……..who I am not even sure who you all are. basically that convo saved my sanity.

4. Blogging. It has kinda changed my perspective on stuff and made me actually sit down and think, and then write my thoughts logically. That process would be great to happen for any of the papers I am currently writing.

5. Family and Friends – The select few that I have when it comes to friends- I wouldn’t trade them for anything. This kinda goes back to all the awesome people I have met these past four and half years. And for the ones I have known since 7th grade who no matter how long its been since we talked we pick up right where we left off. And even though in these conversations it seems I have all the #awkward stories. #StoryOfMyLife

And family— Well we have our differences and rough patches but I know you only want what is best for me. Wouldn’t trade them for anything either.

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