“Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.”
“Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.”
I have so much to be thankful for, I really do. So, today I am thankful.
To name a few…
1. My dad (and whole family, too). My dad has been here for me more than anyone the past year. I love him so much. He is so special to me.
2. My friends, old and new. I have some of the best friends anyone could ask for. I didn’t know what a friend really was until I became friends with Lydia, Erin, Claire and Mivi. They are SO special to me. I can literally tell them anything. I would give my life for any of them. I have also met some wonderful friends in Sigma Kappa, and at Auburn. I am so blessed with all the friends in my life.
3. TV shows. I know it sounds lame, but I really do love my television show. I honestly think most of them have made me who I am.
4. Coffee. Cause I can’t live without it.
5. Music. It’s amazing.
6. Writing. I love it.
7. The opportunity to attend Auburn. Where I’m from, it’s almost taboo if someone doesn’t go to college so I’ve always just assumed everyone should go but I now know that not everyone can afford college and it is a blessing that I am able to go to such a great school.
8. Last but not least, Newks. I know that probably half of my blog posts have something to do with Newks but it is a huge part of my life. I have grown as a person working there. No, working the register, running food or making salads has not made me a better person, but the people I have met and experiences I have had there. I love everyone I work with more than life. Newks is my escape from life. While I’m there, I don’t worry about anything. I love it.
some amazing coworkers.
Overall, I believe I am pretty blessed. Sure, my life has a LOT of trials and shitty situations, but I know that I really am so blessed. I have the best friends and family. What else could one want in life?
ooooo ahhhh oooooooo ahhh.
Monday, I had the absolute privilege of going to see Ben and Duncan from The Buried Life. Jump back to 2010 when the show premiered, one of the first good television shows that MTV had aired in a long time, competing with shows about annoying guidos and teen moms and their redneck boyfriends. I loved the Buried Life the moment it aired. The four boys (more like men but for the purpose of this blog post, I’m going to use boys) are all beautiful, my type, or what I like the think “my type” is. All four from Canada, northern boys, definitely not frat guys, something I’m not all too used to seeing. I instantly fall in love. Of course, not only with their looks, but as 4 guys on a mission to do good in the world while also fulfilling their own life’s wishes.
The premise of the show is to accomplish a list of 100 things “to do before they die.” For everything they cross off their list, they help a stranger cross something off theirs. The show was not only hilarious, but moving. Now that the show is over, the boys go on tours to give motivational talks to college students, i.e me, who don’t know their place in the world yet.
Ben and Duncan were not only hilarious, but I loved hearing stories about how they started and listening them to make fun of the two who weren’t there, Jonnie and Dave. The fact that Jonnie was not there was extremely disappointing because he is my future husband, only he doesn’t know it yet.
Their one hour talk inspired me more than anything else has before. Growing up in the south, and now attending college in the SEC, every girl gets an MRS degree, is married with a child by 24 (at the oldest), and that’s that. This scenario is not something I wish for myself. I want to experience life to the fullest. I’m not saying that the above scenario is not experiencing life, but its not something I want. I want to travel, travel, travel and maybe travel some more. I also want to cross of the things on my bucket list. Maybe, THEN I will want to settle down but I don’t think I can do that until I find myself and do all the things I want to do.
I seriously thank Ben and Duncan for inspiring me to live a live worth living. Duncan said, ” Invest your money in beautiful memories.” I love that. And I think I just might do it.
Here is a list I just threw together.
-Go to comic-con
-Go backpacking through Europe
-Work at a food shelter
-Make a difference in a stranger’s life
-Get scuba certified
-Kiss someone on new years
-Go to an aiport/take a train to a random place you point to on a map with nothing but necessities and money
-publish a piece of writing
-work (produce/write/direct.. SOMETHING) for a television show
-strive for happiness, not wealthiness
-do something wreckless
-work backstage at a concert
-be an extra in a movie
-meet jake gyllenhaal
-listen to a stranger’s life story
AAAANND here are some photos
I love being spontaneous! Tonight, as I was studying for history, my friend Lydia texts me saying she wants to go to Newks (I’ve made all my friends obsessed). The closest Newks to Auburn is in Newnan, Georgia. It was 5:00pm and it takes about an hour to get there so me, Lydia, Marah and Kitty decided to just hop in the car and go! I know we only went to Newks and that sounds super lame, but it is the most spontaneous thing I’ve ever done and it was a lot of fun!
Auburn can be kind of stifling. I’m not used to never leaving the same 1-3 mile radius. It can become kind of claustrophobic here. I eat the same stuff everyday, drive MAYBE two whole miles away, and there is just nothing here. It was so awesome to just get out of here for a couple hours. I can’t even imagine Lydia, Marah and Kitty living in the dorms! I would die being that cooped up.
Tonight involved everything I love! Driving in the car (for more than just one or two miles) with the music up, belting my favorite songs, being with great friends and NEWKS! Duh… if you’ve ever read my blog before you know my obsession.
With all this being said, I still haven’t studied for history. But I’m gonna remember the fun, spontaneous moments I had in college, not my History test grades.