Wednesday, July 29, 2009


I have been living in Chicago for the past year and tomorrow I will be moving back to Georgia. I moved to Chicago for school but I decided to change my major and my alma mater just happened to have the best program for my new major. I love living in Chicago and have made some great friends. At the same time I miss my friends in Georgia every day. So my emotions are all over the place about this move. I love to travel and to experience different places. In some ways I feel like moving back to Georgia is a step backward, not forward. But the program is one of the best in the nation and I will be getting my old job back and I will be living with my three best friends (two of them I have known since I was 10.) I am so excited about being close to my family again but I am already grieving the loss of my life in Chicago. I am thankful that I realized I was not going in the direction God has for me, before I completed three grueling years school. And there are a lot of options for me to travel; with study abroad and internships during the summer. This program is only two years so I did not add any years to my schooling. I am praying for peace and strength to start a new chapter in my life. God is always faithful and everything works for His glory!
a couple of my favorite pics of Chicago!


Monday, July 20, 2009

busy busy busy

My week is super busy. I am moving from Chicago back to Georgia at the end of this month. So, two of my friends (A & M) are coming to Chicago this week to help me pack ~they are the greatest. We did not want two cars in Chicago, which is a really good idea, why have two cars when one would be SO much easier, right?!? Well, in order to accomplish this, I have to drive to Georgia (a 15 hr drive) to pick them up on Tuesday; then I have to drive back to Chicago Thursday. They were going to rent a car, but it is cheaper for me to just drive down there. And then the packing and sightseeing adventure ensues. I have a feeling I am going to be exhausted, but it sounds like so much fun! A helped me move to Chicago but M has never been here before. I am going to enjoy showing off “my” city. It is also going to be fun introducing my Georgia friends to my Chicago friends, I am sure they will get along great. We will probably want to sleep for a week when we finally get moved, but we are going to have the time of our lives!

Friday, July 17, 2009


I am a night owl by nature and have never been a morning person. Lately, it seems like when the sun goes down I am wide awake. Part of the problem is I have 5,478,921 things racing through my mind. I have a big move coming up (from Chicago to GA) and I am trying to figure out the logistics of that. In the past 3 months my life has gone crazy and the direction of my life has done a 180. And I have never been able to "clear" my mind or meditate or anything like that. So, I find myself reading entire books at night or watching QVC or cheesy infomercials. By the way, there is absolutely NOTHING on tv at 3 or 4 o'clock in the morning. I actually function better on less sleep. I usually only get a max of 5 hrs of sleep anyway. But lately I am not getting any at all or just an hour or 2. I have tried all of the tricks: a warm bath, no tv or comp 30 min before bed, relaxing music, etc. I do not want to take a sleeping pill because I do not even like to take Tylenol or Advil for a headache. So, I am open to suggestions. Let me know what works for you when you cannot sleep. Thanks!

***at 4:30 this morning i was finding a new design for my blog. i am still really new at this and i felt like an idiot trying to get the pre-made template downloaded and installed. so, how do you like it? i thought it was really cute and summery! and unfortunately i am still wide awake. i should probably get off of the computer. i think i will read my bible some and work on my study of the book of romans.***

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Movies based on books always do this to me...

Well, I saw Harry Potter today and I am a little disappointed. I did not see it in IMAX because it is not released in IMAX until July 29th. After seeing it I am glad I did not spend $15 for an IMAX ticket. I have anxiously waited 2 years to see this movie. It was a good movie, especially if you have not read the books. Unfortunately, if you are a lover of the books (like me) then the movie is a let down. I realize that they have to make some changes and an adaptation is never going to be just like the book. But they changed some really major stuff. At least, it was a matinee and I did not pay full price. And I have some friends who have not read the books and they loved it. Now I have to wait another year for the next movie. *sigh*

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

harry potter & summertime

I am super excited about the new Harry Potter movie! My friends and I are going to go see it in IMAX tomorrow night...YAY! I know the theater is going to be packed and crazy, but that is part of the fun!

I absolutely love summertime in Chicago. I was born and raised in South Georgia. Which means summers for me have always been like surviving the 7th layer of hell. But here in Chicago the temperature is in the 70s and there is always a breeze. I love taking long strolls through the park by my apartment and not being drenched in sweat when I finish! It is also fun bragging to all of my GA friends about the great weather. Of course this past winter it was the other way around, so I guess we are even!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

brave new world

This is my first attempt at blogging. I love reading blogs; but have never thought about writing one myself. Until recently that is...when i see something interesting I find myself saying "that would make a good blog topic," so I have decided to give it a chance. This is not going to be really structured I just want a place to talk about the many random things I observe in my strange world. Thanks for reading!