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The Old and the New

Saturday, January 12, 2013

So I have been trying to write this blog for a few weeks now, and I finally feel like sitting down and discussing dreams, aspirations, successes, and failures.

For those of you who may not know, I am a full- time college student studying Music . Fall semester 2012 was no walk in the park for me! I had 10 classes with 18 hrs. and a 40 hour Internship to fill. I am the kind of person that does not give up, and I will push myself to the breaking point! Ok, so I reached it this time! I ended up dropping a class because it was simply too much, and I struggled to get through my Theory classes, BUT I MADE IT! I did not make the Deans List this year as I usually do, but that is OK. I was pushed to my limits, but I made it through!

This is totally how my brain felt all semester!!




Now, the downside..... I started out pretty strong, but by the time that productions started, and Finals hit (ALL AT ONCE), well... I wasn't so tough anymore. I ended up, getting a REALLY bad sinus infection that completely wrecked my voice jury, AND I bombed two Finals. I also TOTALLY stopped working out, and my eating was very erratic. This is the kind of stress that always messes up my healthy lifestyle.


Yea, this was pretty much me!

I shall say.. THIS IS TRUE!

Coincidence? I THINK NOT!



So my semester ended..... NOW WHAT? BREAK TIME WHOO HOO!

This was TOTALLY me!!


Ahhh......

i had a wonderful Christmas and New Year spending time with family and my hubby, and decided to sit down and plan out my New Year Goals- NOT resolutions!

So, with all of this being said, and the sheer fact that I survived and passed all my classes, with only a minor drop in my GPA, and a slight weight gain is AWESOME! GO ME!



Now without any further delay, here are my 2013 Goals!!

(1) To keep it simple,(Well that's pretty much the answer) I am toning things down A LOT!
I am taking a lot less hours (currently 8 classes and 12 credits).

(2) I will exercise at least 10 minutes a day (so far I've made 6)!!!

(3) I will track my food DAILY (another thing I stopped doing)- so far so good!

(4) I will keep a calendar. so that I do not fall behind- DONE

(5) I will spend more time with family and friends when I can.

(6) I will learn to say NO!

(7) i will stay on Sparkpeople more than Facebook (that is a hard one)- So far, I'm doing well.

Now for the biggy!
(8) I will continue my healthy lifestyle, and reach my GOAL this year!!!

Finding Balance, is normally an issue for me, but I knew I can do it. I have done some pretty amazing things this year, like publish a Music Review on a Music News website, and have that same Review published to the Artists website! Whoo Hoo! I attended a Record Label Party here in Nashville, and have been invited to more!Now more exciting things are coming down the pipe, and I am SO excited!!!!



Yes.... I totally have a thing for cats!!!!

Here are some recap pics for the year!!



Yea.. I am a BIG goof! This was my outfit that I had to wear for our concert at the War Memorial Venue here in Nashville! It was so much FUN!!!




This is me and the love of my life and husband for nearly 7 years! emoticon emoticon



And this is my lovely Niece whom I adore!!!





i Just liked this picture, it was taken after we got back from our Traditional New Years Dinner ,and that is my boy Jack trying to photo bomb the pic!! emoticon

Happy New Year to Everyone! Here's me and my baby girl looking at Ya!



What a Year!! Looking forward to 2013!!!!
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WENDYM29 3/9/2013 7:17PM

    I enjoyed reading your blog. Good luck with all your New Year's Goals

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JENNY160 3/2/2013 7:13PM

    MY baby boy was named Jack, too! You look amazing, and I hope your 2013 goes smoothly and successfully! Congrats on passing all the classes--that was quite the load!

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SKINNIESOMEDAY 2/15/2013 9:09AM

    Great blog and sounds like you HAVE been totally busy and the stress does get you ! I say kudos to you for hanging tough and realizing your limits ! Going to school and meeting all these deadlines is very EXHAUSTING ! You look adorable on New year's !!
You are so getting it DONE this year !! 2013 look out !!

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BEESPARKLE 1/20/2013 4:48PM

    Understandable blog as what you go through. It is hard for young ladies like yourself in
college or University or young men. The work you dont get. Such hard work and stress to it all.
I feel for you all.

My granddaughter is going through for a teacher. Oh my. I cannot believe what she has to read and the time she has to do it and the final exams crunch. The nights she is up half the morning. Just so much work loads. Your on your own. Know time to relax in the week with friends. Then trying to get her hobby in singing my Granddaughter. Her passion..

She has won contest for singing. Her love of her life since age two singing. Always the show girl. Never scared of stageand people. Very relaxed in that area. .

She was able to visit the other day and her parents and brother for my belated Birthday as to fit her time to come through all her studies to drive from her University home and then up to my place another two hours. .

Her baby brother is 17 and since she is at University he has been singing and playing the guitar as well and piano. So they both entertained hubby and I together for hours. Managed to tape it. I mean it was awesome.

So reading your blog here I am so thankful that you were open on your feelings. I enjoyed all I read. Now I know you all are in the same boat and paddling to get up stream and make it to shore. And you will. And you have.

Oh thanks for coming to my page to comment. You managed to get a nice catch I see your man of your life. Very handsome but your very pretty Nice couple. . He got a good catch as well..

Bless you both.
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CURVEBALL71 1/12/2013 5:38PM

  Great blog! Best of luck to you in all your endeavors.

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UMBILICAL 1/12/2013 3:51PM

  OLD HERE

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