A Travellerspoint blog

December 2010

Traveling Across the U.S. for the Holidays

Struggles make me stronger and changes make me wise -- And happiness has its own way of takin' its sweet time.

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"Trying to forget someone you love is like trying to remember someone you never knew. If you're stupid enough to walk away, I'll be smart enough to let you go.. because relationships are like glass. Sometimes its better to leave them broken than to hurt yourself trying to fix them. If its meant to be, it'll happen."

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I'll admit it really doesn't seem that long since I last updated.. the past four months have been an absolutely blur, its hard to keep track of the time. Theres no possible way I'd be able to recap everything that has happened since August, but I'll do my best to be short and sweet. :)

It was a great semester. Lots of new friends, rekindling with some of my best old ones (Ehem, Kasey Kellum). Its been an emotional rollercoaster ride that has broken me like never before, only to turn around and make me stronger. I have some really great people in my life that I realized I take for granted.. well, not anymore. If I love you, I want you to know that I LOVE you, and some. I've had to make some drastic changes in my life to get to where I am right now. And I couldn't be happier.

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Over halfway done with college. Family followers-- feeling old yet? You ain't kidding. A lot of my good friends are graduating, applying for graduate school or looking for big people jobs. One of my suitemates from NC State just got engaged.. do wahh. Am I really at that point in life yet? Holy heavens, right? Exactly what I was thinking. But when it all comes down to it, I'm at my comfort pace. I'm truckin' through school, enjoying my youth, but if you know me at all, I'm itching to get a move on with things. Internships are applied for, graduate school pamplets scattering my floor. Lets get this show on the road.

Relationship-wise, I've seen my friends take some low blows. I understand now, I understand how it is to be the underdog, the one getting hurt, the one to fall and have someone keep kicking you down. Being in a relationship, its hard to relate to others that want nothing more than to be cared about, to be appreciated.. when you've had it all along. But when its gone, bouncing back is a job. Theres no picking up where you left off.. its starting from scratch. Learning from your mistakes is such an important thing to take advantage of.. you gotta know to roll with the punches. I was going nowhere fast with the whole dating thing, but now I know the meaning of "patience is a virture."

In other news, I HAVE TWINS!.. well, you know, not really. In my sorority. Shannon and Kristen, they have made their way into the center of my world.

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A rundown via photo album..

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Scott and LeAnne were able to visit Wilmington for my sorority's founders day! We had a fantastic time hanging out at Rogers Bay and piddlin' around downtown Wilms!

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My Semiformal with Josh Sorrell. Then Barbie family picture at dinner!

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Allyson and I at the NCSU homecoming game against Wake Forest.

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TKE Semiformal with Henry Schmitz.

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My baby sisters at Thanksgiving. Madison (14) and Paige (11). Amazing how much they've grown.

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Phi Gam Semiformal with Fletch Klavik. Post-all nighter for our National Security Law final. Which I got a 'B' in. Holler!

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For the first time in YEARS, I was able to go to our annual family Christmas party at home. EVERYONE was accounted for (except for Blake and Brady) and we all had such an awesome time! No bickering, no annoyances. Just pure joy. Perfection.

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Then of course, most recently, me and mema went on a weekend date to visit my dad in the Big Apple! If you have not checked out my pictures on facebook, please do. They are breathtaking. What an amazingly fantastic city. It even snowed while we were there! We saw everything.. Rockefeller Plaza, went up the Empire State Building, Time Square, Ground Zero, Battery Park, Chinatown, the Rockettes at Radio City Hall.. many more trips to come, for sure!
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And now the next leg of my journey is good ol' Fort Worth, Texas! Its hard to believe its been a whole year since I've been here.. and boy is it good to be back. On Saturday, we pack up and head over to Mobile, Alabama to spend a few days with LeAnne's family before I finally head home on the 23rd. Then perhaps a week long trip to the QC before my best friend leaves me for 5 months! It's been an amazing adventure so far.
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Shelby and I have been sitting in Starbucks far too long, so I'm going to wrap this bad boy up. Many thanks for keeping tabs on my life, I appreciate the followers and readers alike! I'll update after the holidays. I'm sure more shenanigans will commence, it seems pretty standard nowadays!

Merry Christmas, ya'll! I love each and every one of you.

Posted by Courtster 12:02 Archived in USA Comments (0)