The Most Wonderful Time of The Year

The end of the semester always seems to creep up very quickly. It almost feel like a blink of an eye and you are ready to pack up and head back home for a bit. For me, this semester seemed to fly by faster than ever. Although I know it is the exact same length as the past 6 I have been through, I was very caught off guard when I realized finals and the end of the semester was approaching. Although finals week is very stressful, there is hope knowing that we have a break coming. When I go home for Christmas break, I will be preparing for my last college semester. I keep reminding my self that this is my last Christmas break before I start my real world job. That being said, I hope to make the most out of it.

I look forward to going home for Christmas break for many reasons. Besides the joy of the holidays; there are trips, events, food, and so many more things I love about this time of year. Every Christmas break, my friends and I go up to a cabin for a weekend. It is weird to think this is the last time we all might be able to do that. Some other fun events I have to look forward to are a few holiday weddings, decorating with my family, and Christmas cookie baking. I am excited to enjoy some time off with my family and friends, and plan to value my last college Christmas break as much as possible.

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Thankful

The holidays are approaching quickly, which means it is a great time to reflect on all the blessings in your life. Here are just a few of the many things I am thankful for.

  1. My parents. They have given me everything in life and taught me right from wrong. I would not be where I am or who I am without them.
  2. My siblings. Although we are very different, we defiantly complete each other. No matter how long we go without seeing each other, the time I spend with them is so much fun and like nothing else.
  3. My friends. I have been very blessed in this department. Old friends and new friends, my life would not be the same with out those people.
  4. Jesus. The big man behind it all. I am thankful for the life and gave me, and all the other blessings that has come with it.
  5. My niece and nephews. Every time I come home from school, these babies are the first thing on my mind. I am thankful for the joy they bring in to my families life, and I try hard to be a good role model for them.
  6. Georgia Southern. Although my time here is limited and coming to an end, I will always remember and be thankful for this place. The saying “It will be the best 4 years of your life,” is very accurate.
  7. My health. Thankfully, I have not had any major health issues. I know this is a huge blessing, and constantly pray for those who do have bad illnesses.
  8. Food. Because, who isn’t thankful for food?
  9. Funny movies. One of my favorite things to do is cuddle up and get a good laugh out of a movie. I am thankful for the means to be able to do this.
  10. My job. Being a dancer my whole life, I am so blessed to be able to teach it and continue my passion into college.

Tweet For a Week

Over the past 7 days I was responsible for tweeting twenty times. When I first heard about this assignment, I was very excited. We had to use the hashtag #GrooverPR. I had seen students from my school doing this on twitter in semesters past, so I was looking forward to finally being able to participate in it. Although it was a very fun and creative assignment, it ended up being a little more challenging for me than I had thought. I have always had a twitter, but I usually only used it for re-tweeting. Having to tweet multiple times a day was defiantly a learning experience for me. It was cool getting to engage with other people on twitter, as well as give my input about other tweets.

This week made me realize that I do not take enough advantage of everything Twitter has to offer. It is a great way to stay connected, not only in your community but around the country. It is a fun and easy way to see peoples opinion and what they are up to. If I continue on twitter I think it would serve as a good outlet for me. It is so easy to share your thoughts and opinions, as well has have dialogue with other people about them. After this past week, I want to continue using Twitter. Like a stated earlier, I have always just used twitter to re-tweet things. This assignment showed me how fun twitter can actually be. I think sharing your opinions and having conversation with others about their opinions is very important. Twitter is a great environment for that. It is a fun and relaxed way to connect with people from all around the world, so I think it is very important for people to engage on twitter. If used the right way, people can really benefit from the many things this social cite has to offer.

F . R . I . E . N . D . S

Everyone has that one television show that they binge watch in a few months, maybe even a few weeks. And after that, you watch it again and again and again. For me, that show is Friends. Although I didn’t watch it when it originally aired on television, I am guilty of binge watching it on Netflix. I kept seeing this show on the section in Netflix titled “Recommended For You.” On top of that, my parents had watched it when it aired on television and always talked about how much they loved it. One rainy weekend in Statesboro, I decided to dive into it. Friends episodes are only 20 minutes long, makes it very dangerous to binge watch. Long story short, I flew through all 10 seasons in a couple short months.

Although I did not live tweet while watching the show, I did recommend it to a lot of people. I still do recommend it to this day. Any time I heard the question, “What should I watch next on Netflix?”, I could immediately suggest Friends. I often explain it as a well rounded show. It is funny, sweet, exciting, and just about everything else in between. On top of it being an amazing show, I think people should watch Friends solely because it is a classic. This show aired in 1994, and is still very famous today. People, including myself, always post about wanting a Friends reunion season. I don’t think many people are disappointed when they watch Friends, and I believe that will continue to be the case.

Trick or Treat!

What kid wouldn’t be excited for a whole night of getting free candy? On top of the fact they get to dress up as their favorite princess, superhero, ghost, or what ever it may be; it makes for a perfect night for kids. I have great memories from Halloween growing up. All the families in my neighborhood were very close, so it was a big party for both the kids and the parents. I would spend months trying to decide what I was going to dress up as. My most memorable and different costume I picked out was Brittney Spears. My friends and family still get a kick out of those pictures.

Unfortunately, my Halloween was not very eventful this year. I was looking forward to getting dressed up with my friends and having a fun night, but I came down with strep throat. I spent the majority of my night drinking tea, catching up on homework, and going to sleep around 9:45. Although I was a little bummed, I hadn’t put much thought into my costume for the year anyway. So on the positive side, I didn’t waste any money. Although I couldn’t participate in Halloween, I still got to participate in some of the festivities. My sorority had a pumpkin painting sisterhood a few days before. I was able to decorate a pumpkin with my friends and place them outside the Kappa Delta house.

Although Halloween didn’t go how I would have liked this year, I am looking forward to a strep free and fun Halloween next year.

Apps on Apps on Apps

It is an obvious fact that our phones play a huge role of our life. The main reason they are so important to us is because the tiny devices contain so much about our life. The line “there’s an app for that” is such a true statement. Any game, information, social site, or storage help you could think of can be found in the app store. I think the top 10 list of most used smart apps is pretty accurate. A lot of them are apps that come with IPhones, so it makes since why those are the most used. I have all of these apps, except for Google Play because I have an IPhone. My top 10 list would contain the majority of these, but I would replace Pandora with Spotify. The main apps that I use most often are VISCO to edit pictures, Pinterest to brows through cool ideas, my bank app, and Spotify to listen to music.

I think a good idea for an app would be a picture caption maker. It could even possibly be a branch off the Instagram app. Being a girl and living in a sorority house, I always here the line “What should I make my picture caption?” ┬áSome sort of generator based off information of the photo the user puts in would be very beneficial to most Instagram users. I also think a lot of people would benefit from a more reliable traffic app. A way for people to be able to check how traffic will be in a certain area at a certain time would be very helpful to everyone.

 

Fair Time In Statesboro

Once again, the fair rolls into Statesboro. Being a senior, it has been very neat to see how much the Statesboro community loves the fair. Growing up around Atlanta, I did not experience the fair very often. I remember it being in town quite often, but I only attended it a few times. It was not as big of an event in Roswell, my hometown, as it seems to be in other places. Whenever I think of a fair, I automatically think of the food. That is where I usually spent most of my money when I would go to the fair. I would always get very excited for the funnel cakes and the fried Oreo’s.

I have a strong urge to attend the Statesboro fair this year due to the fact that I will be graduating in May and have never attended it. It always happens to fall on a very busy time in the semester for me. Every time it comes to town I tell myself it will be the year I go, but I am going to stick to my word this time. A few other reasons I haven’t attended this fair in the past is because of how expensive it is and the traffic to get their. I used to live in Aspen Heights, which is on the way to the fair, and would always dread the traffic. I think the advertising for the Fair is done very well, and it always a huge hit for the Statesboro community.

Happy Homecoming

It is a little bitter sweet entering my last homecoming week at Georgia Southern. Being in a sorority, homecoming has always been a busy and exciting week for me. The most important parts of this week for me are campaigning for our queen candidate and the doodah dance competition. This year Kate Kennon is representing Kappa Delta in running for queen. Our sorority spends the whole week passing out candy and promoting votes to her. Doodah is the dance competition between school organizations. I have participated in it every year, and am looking forward to competing in it one last time this week. The 12 other girls and I have been working very hard for about a month in preparation for this. I think Georgia Southern does a great job putting on homecoming. It gets all the school organizations involved in friendly and fun competition. I plan on attending as many events as possibly, especially the football game to see who gets crowned king and queen.

My days as a Georgia Southern alumni are quickly approaching. As I prepare to leave the school, it is nice to know that homecoming is such a big event for the university. I plan on coming back to see my friends who are still here, as well as bring my family when I am older. Georgia Southern has grown so much over the past years, and I am sure it will continue to do so. I am excited to see how successful homecoming week is this year, and am looking forward to what else the university will do with it in the future.

Superpowers – A Kid Can Dream

Growing up with an older brother, I always spent a lot of time watching superhero movies and TV shows. As a little girl my favorite superhero was always batman, which might seem strange. Looking back, I think the only reason I was such a big fan of him was because I liked his cool car. However, if I were a superhero I would want much more than a cool car. The two main super powers I would want are being invisible and teleportation. I could not count how many times I’ve said the words “I wish I could be a fly on the wall in that room.” If I had powers to go invisible, that problem would be solved. Although this would come in handy the majority of the time, I am sure there are times when I would hear or see things that I don’t want to. The other super power I would like to have are teleportation. Living in Atlanta means I have a four hour drive every time I want to go home for the weekend. On top of the four hour drive, there is usually some traffic involved. Sitting in traffic is one of my worst pet peeves, and I would not have to deal with it if I had the ability to teleport.

The super power that I would hate to have is mind reading. I think peoples thoughts are very personal, and I know I would hate it if someone could read my mind. Also, I feel like the majority of the things I heard from reading someones mind would be things I don’t care about. I would much rather only have to keep up with my thoughts, and my thoughts only.

The New and Improved Michael Jackson

Ever since the issues Georgia Southern faced when the Migos came to campus for a performance, the university has stopping putting on concerts. Although it makes since for the university to want to avoid that problem again, I hope they can start having concerts again in the future. If they were to do this, they would need to put serious consideration into deciding who to have perform. An entertainer who I would love to see perform at Paulson Stadium is Bruno Mars. His music and entertainment style is very family friendly, and people always seem happy when listening to his songs. He has a great public reputation which would reflect very well on Georgia Southern. Since Bruno Mars has never had a bad scandal in the news, I don’t think the university would have to worry about something bad happening like it did in previous years. I also think he would be good to have because his music attracts all ages groups. This would get not only the students to attend, but also the rest of the Statesboro community.

To publicize the event I would send out emails and hang up posters around the community. I would make sure the posters are very appropriate to send off the message that there will not be a repeat of the Migos concert. I would make them very vibrant and upbeat, because that is how Bruno Mars is when he performs. It would be important to have the date, time, location, ticket price, and a picture of Bruno Mars. I think another good way to get the students and community to attend would be having a discount ticket price if tickets were bought in bulk.