Saturday, April 23, 2011

Day 30...I Made It!

Day 30 - A picture of someone you miss.

Granny (that's my little blonde head in the picture). I never had the opportunity to really get to know her but I miss her and I like to think she'd be really proud of the things I've accomplished. :)


Friday, April 22, 2011

Day 29

Day 29 - A picture that can always make you smile.

While things aren't even close to what they were like when this picture was taken, it still never fails to make me smile.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Day 28

Day 28 - A picture of something you're afraid of.

I've always been frightened of tornadoes but, after this past Saturday, I'd say I have a full-blown phobia now.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Behind Again...Days 26 & 27

Day 26 - A picture of something that means a lot to you.

This isn't my baby blanket but it resembles it. Yes, my baby blanket STILL means a lot to me. Don't you judge.

Day 27 - A picture of yourself and a family member.

I realized that my dad has yet to be featured in this 30 day project thingy. So, here we are on Class Day in May 2010.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Day 25

Day 25 - A picture of you last year and how you've changed since then.

This picture was taken almost exactly one year ago, in April 2010, before the Meredith Spring Formal. I look very similar physically but the changes I've undergone aren't exactly visible...

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Days 23 & 24

Day 23 - A picture of your favorite book.

But, of course. :)

Day 24 - A picture of something you wish you could change.

I sometimes wish I had the power to change the weather, especially after seeing yesterday's destruction.

Friday, April 15, 2011

2 for the Price of 1...Days 21 and 22

Day 21 - A picture of something you wish you could forget.

I wouldn't mind forgetting February 21st, 2011. It's the day Brandon and I broke up.

Day 22 - A picture of something you wish you were better at.

Decorating cakes that are as beautiful as they are delicious!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Day 20

Day 20 - A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel.


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Day 19

Day 19 - A picture of a habit you wish you didn't have.

I would like to say I've broken this habit since no longer being a student but once a procrastinator, always a procrastinator. And I am the queen.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Day 18

Day 18 - A picture of your favorite place.

London is my absolute favorite place in the world. This picture was taken in Hyde Park, summer of 2007.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Days 16 & 17

I was in Wilmington all day yesterday (a little more on that later), so I wasn't able to post. Just trying to catch up :)

Day 16 - A picture of someone you've been friends with the longest and still feel connected to.

I'm still friends with a handful of people from high school but as far as both knowing someone a long time AND feeling connected, that person has to be Laura. We met our freshman year at Meredith and, though we don't get to see each other terribly often, when we do get together, it's as if no time has passed. This picture is from her wedding...I was a bridesmaid.

Day 17 - A picture of your biggest insecurity.

This picture represents how I fit into the working world. That's probably my biggest insecurity right now. As an amateur therapist and one who hasn't always been (and sometimes still isn't) confident about my place in the field, I'm quite insecure about the work I do.

I went down to Wilmington yesterday to stay with Sam, Andy, and Andy. It was the first time I'd been back since moving. We met up with Stephen (from YV), his wife, Amanda, and their ADORABLE baby, Hannah for lunch at Hell's Kitchen, then explored the Azalea Festival (I'd never been). We were at the festival for about 30 minutes when I spotted one of the families I used to work with. Luckily, they didn't spot me or that might have been a little awkward. Last night, we just ordered pizza and watched How to Train Your Dragon (don't judge - it was a really good movie and the only one the 4 of us could agree on). It was a really low-key day but, honestly, I'd prefer that to going out and getting crazy, then feeling terrible the next day. I'm such an old lady. :-P Truth be told, I could have gone to bed at 10pm; I was so exhausted from getting up early and making the 2 hour drive. But it was a good time and really nice to catch up with the Wilmington gang.

I found myself feeling a bit nostalgic while I was there, especially if, while in the car, we came anywhere close to where Brandon and I used to live. It's so funny how that whole part of my life feels a bit like a it didn't even happen. It seems very long ago...even though it's only been about 3 months. Of course, much has changed in those 3 months. I was a little sad but able to snap myself out of it.

I was in training all last week for my new job and, so far, I still have good feelings about it. The CEO of the company came to talk to us on Monday, which spoke volumes to me. You better believe I never laid eyes (in person) on the CEO of Youth Villages. The training itself was 10x better than my orientation for YV. I actually feel like I learned something (imagine that) and it wasn't a waste of my time. It also helped that the corporate office, where we were training, was about 7 minutes from my apartment. The first part of the week, it was just the new hires but, on Thursday and Friday, we were joined by a few staff members who have been with Triumph for a while. I was able to meet 2 of the people from my office, though neither of them will be on my team. I also met an outpatient therapist from the Burlington office with whom I really seemed to click. She and I were partners for all the training activities on Friday and found out that we have a lot in common. We may never see each other in person again but having someone to chat with certainly made the day go by more quickly and was more enjoyable. It's funny how you find these people who are SO much like you, sometimes in the most unlikely of situations. Tomorrow will be my first day at the office and I don't know too much about what it holds. I have a feeling I'll be seeing families by the end of the week though (which, frankly, does make me a little nervous). Please think positive thoughts about my first real week of work!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Day 15

Day 15 - A picture of something you want to do before you die.

Before I die, I want to sink my toes into the sands of a Hawaiian beach. :)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Day 14

Day 14 - A picture of your favorite pastime.

I love to scrapbook.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Day 13

Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist.

Though it changes quite often, this has been my favorite band for a while now...

Kings of Leon

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Day 12

Day 12 - A picture of something you love.

Cupcakes - a no-brainer.

A good afternoon nap.

Gorgeous London.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Day 11

Day 11 - A picture of something you hate.

Mayonnaise - so disgusting.



Headaches (been fighting one ALL day!).

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Day 10

Day 10 - A picture of someone you see yourself marrying in the future.

Well, since I have no idea who that'll be, this fine gentleman is a good substitute. Oh, a girl can dream :)

Matthew Gray Gubler a.k.a. Dr. Spencer Reid of Criminal Minds

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Day 9

Day 9 - A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most.

Wow...I definitely don't think I can narrow it down to just one. And so I won't.

My mom is an obvious answer - she's ALWAYS been there for me.

Sammie - I wouldn't have made it through grad school (or Youth Villages) without her.

Hillary - one of the best friends I could ever have. She's helped me through many a bad break-up, among other things.

And last but not least, Molly, who was able to empathize with me at a time when everyone else probably thought I was a little crazy.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Day 8

Day 8 - A picture that makes you laugh.

Mother Rubie Teresa