Monday, May 7, 2012

I know it’s been a while since I posted last, this blog has kind of gotten thrown to the wayside amidst all the hustle and bustle in my life. However, as high school comes to a close and I am slowly turning down a new road in my life, I figured now was as good a time as ever to pick it back up! 
With college coming just around the bend, I was forced to make a lot of big decisions. The biggest being where to actually attend! I was fortunate enough to receive admission into every institution I applied to, however that only made my decision more difficult. I slowly began to weed through the different schools, hoping to find my perfect match- to find a school that stood alone among the rest. I knew I wanted a big campus feel, that ruled out a few- but still left me with many more to sift through. I knew that I wanted a school with a great graduate program that I could smoothly transition into from  undergraduate studies at that university- that only left me with Auburn and University of Georgia.
When it came down to it, my heart chose UGA. I didn’t decide to be a bulldog based upon the school’s outstanding pre-law/pre-professional program, or more importantly their outstanding law school- because in all honesty, I could still become a great Sports attorney even if I graduated from Auburn University. I chose the University of Georgia because it offered something that no other school I looked at could, it offered up a sense of belonging. Ever since I attended my first Georgia Bulldog football game with my dad, Athens has had a little piece of my heart. I knew that I wanted to be able to call the school I attended home for the next four years and I don’t think I could have done that anywhere else. There’s something to be said for a campus that can stretch over the course of several miles but somehow be so welcoming that it shrinks down to the size of your palm! 
Senior year is a stressful time, it’s full of making big decisions and saying goodbyes to things and people that were once so important to you. However, with the decision to attend UGA, saying those goodbyes and making those decisions has become easier. I know that come August 7th, I’ll wave goodbye to the house I grew up in but be welcomed into the Bulldawg family with open arms. That assurance his how I know I made the right decision in choosing the school that had the one thing none of the others did, that sense of belonging!
I’ll be sure to keep this blog updated more frequently as I’m sure college will be a growing experience worth documenting.
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Monday, January 10, 2011

This is my Winter Song..

Heyoh! I hope you all are having a fantastic Monday!
Now, I normally am not a fan of snow... even though it is incredibly beautiful. However, I have found something about it that I am really enjoying. SNOW CREAM. It's delish!
So here's how you make it:
8 cups of snow
16 oz. of heavy whipping cream
handful of granulated sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
**I added in some dark chocolate chips
It was a huge it with the Fam, and we still have left overs!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

A Brand New Year

2011 will be the year of good, I declare it so. This summer, I'll be taking a trip down to the Philippines, and as if fall isn't lovely enough- one of my dearest friends will be getting married! This year I intend to uncover a little bit more of who I am as a person, and to strengthen my relationships with those who mean so much to me. I plan to read much more, create much more, and follow my little whims much more. I also promise to do this much, much more! Perhaps one of my grandest plans of the year though is the art shop my friend, Hannah and I are starting on Etsy! Keep your eyes peeled for that, and have a SUPERB NEW YEAR!
Hannah and I planning things out for our shop, "hannahandemgototown" :)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things...

I've always been incredibly interested in little obsessions people have, or just their favorite things in general. Like everyone else, I go through phases. So I thought it would be neat if I made a small little list of all of my favorite things (at the moment) so that my two followers, and any future followers I may inquire, can better know me!

Emily's Exciting Eight! (obviously, I love assonance.)

1. The song "Fire" by the pointer sisters

2. My puppy, Indigo

3. Warm vanilla soy milk.

4. Pasta with pesto.

5. The book "Slaughter House Five" by Kurt Vonnegut.

6. Counting the change I keep in the change can every night before I go to bed.


8. And this band, Bolivian Search Party

So, what are some of your favorite things?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I only like my yogurt if it's frozen

Okay, so I lied. I'm not a super pathetic nerd that does nothing except school work all the time. I actually did something fun last Friday! Hannah and I went on an adventure to Menchie's frozen yogurt's grand opening. Guess who got free frozen yogurt?! That's right, WE DID! Any way, I kept all this awesomeness a secret until I had the pictures to prove it happened. Obviously, it happened. You should make it happen too, it's actually pretty delicious.
A thanks to Hannah for taking a ton of pictures for me to use since I forgot my camera. Unfortunately , all of the ones that had me in them were incredibly creepy. Such is life.

I hope you all are having a fantastic Tuesday!

Monday, September 6, 2010

It's been forever since my last post

I know, I know- I haven't blogged in quite some time. But hey, at least I'm consistently inconsistent? I've just been incredibly busy with school and what not... it takes up the majority of my life, and eats my soul. Any who, I found time in one of my easier classes to write a poem regarding the loathe I have for school. I figured I'd share it with you all, since I don't have much else to offer.

We were lazy that summer
Our "own" ideas were stolen right from the pages of our prestigious books
We were green to the ways of the world.
It was inevitable that we grew tired of lounging in the golden haze

As the sky brightened to a crisp indigo,
We found ourselves thrown into a world where bells rang every 57 minutes for eight hours straight,
beginning at 8:15 AM
In those cement cages, we were preached to about the power of thought, knowledge, and originality.
So we called out things bathed in yellow, discussed things laced in orange, and wrote things down with a crimson flare.
Those preachers burned us all alive.

So we truly did fall,
into a mundane greyscale
I'll be dammed if any of us remember much more than that that.
We slept, we ate, we learned.
Some of us didn't sleep.
Some of us didn't eat.
The vast majority of us lost hope in the potential of learning.

Then maybe it was the April rains that
washed some sense into us
We blossomed like roses
Red, thorny roses
prayers for summer poured from the sky

And, one day, everything became laced in a film
and they were answered
with a golden haze, and a dog-eared thought.

*I apologize if the formatting is psycho, it happens. I also apologize for venting about school, next post I'll have something better. Maybe.

Friday, August 20, 2010


A couple days ago, my friend Hannah and I went adventuring and took photographs around this old, broken down house. She entered the first photo above ( the rest, somewhat crappy ones are mine ) in a photography contest where the prompt was "broken". The whole process was a really liberating experience for me. We kind of used the house as this symbol for all of our problems and woes. With each little movement I made trying to show that I was a "broken person," I realized just how true that was. But at the same time, I was reminded that I am small and insignificant, thus, my problems are too. I've lost sight of that recently, spending all of my hours with a heavy heart. When in reality, I have so much to be joyous about.