1 year anniversary.

This weekend Brian and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary! (Note: our actual anniversary is Monday the 26th. But clearly we can't celebrate tomorrow as we both work and live in different cities.) What a year it has been. It has been one of the best and most fun years of my entire life. Brian sent me flowers to work on Friday. They are just gorgeous! I love them so much. Brian knows that I am big on mixed flowers and he always does a wonderful job picking out flowers for me. Friday night after I got off work, we met up with my new coworkers and had happy hour and then went to dinner with some of our friends. Saturday we went to the beach, just him and me. It was super fun and we got to talk about all kinds of stuff. We are serious and ready to take the next step but have decided it's best to wait until he's out of school with a job. Saturday night we went to an awesome dinner at Red Drum Gastropub. AMAZING FOOD! We did the works: bottle of wine, dinner, and dessert! Afterwards we walked the beach and laughed and enjoyed the quiet time we had. I actually got my anniversary present early from him a couple weeks ago because I had picked it out and well he just couldn't say no. :) Even though, I told him to wait. HEHE! Here is my ring...it is a green amethyst. The way it is set it almost looks clear. It has a hint of green. I LOVE IT! Needless to say, the weekend was fabulous. He is so good to me and I love him very much! I hope y'alls weekend was great too. Have a happy Monday! xoxo

Here is a picture of us right before we left for dinner Saturday night. I completely forgot to include it.


It's Monday again, folks.

Why oh why do the weekends pass like they do? Way too fast I tell you. On Friday I completed my first full week at my big girl job! WOOHOO!! I am looking forward to my first paycheck. I have an idea of what it may be, but I don't really know until I see it in my bank account which won't be the 30th. That's about the only thing I hate about starting a new job...pay schedules. Oh well, c'est la vie. The weekend was wonderful. All I did was relax with Brian in Aiken. He is so wonderful to me. I couldn't ask for a better boyfriend. :) (LOVE YOU BOO!) He reads sometimes to see what I write. Today wasn't bad. Mondays are Mondays. My boss really put it into perspective today... Monday is a clean slate. How is that bad? You make the start for your week good or bad on Monday. It's up to you. Most people dread Mondays because they are coming off their weekend high...if the week went Sunday Friday...people would hate Fridays. It's just the day after Sunday. So make your Monday the best it can be. I mean you are one day closer to the next weekend. ;) Brian will be in Charleston this weekend. Our one year anniversary is a week from today! HOLY MOLY! What a wonderful, challenging year it has been! Today after work I had a great catch up session with a girlfriend who is becoming very dear to me. We were friends in college just not that close. We are getting closer and it's very refreshing. We share the same ideals and morals and we both just love to laugh together. Not to mention that her husband and my boyfriend have a bromance! They are both characters, and to see them in action just makes me laugh so hard! Love you D&P! Alright off to take a quick shower!! Bachelorette is coming on!



Okay, so a couple weeks ago I had HAD IT with my hair. Color, length, EVERYTHING. That day I was determined to get seen and get my mane taken care of. I had started going to Stella Nova and had only gone once before. I really liked the way the girl cut my hair my first time seeing her. Well of course she wasn't available that day for a cut and color so I went with the next available girl! MISTAKE! She was cute and had great style. However, I HATE how short my hair is and the way the cut looks (dull). The picture I gave her (which I don't even have the patience to look up at the moment) was easy. It was a front on head shot look--Sandra Bullock was looking straight into the camera and you could see the way the hair was exactly cut and the way it fell around the face. It had layers and was texturized. Her ends even looked razored which is something I love. It gives your hair an edgy look. Y'all, I have a BOB! A BOB! I got bangs so that helps a little...but really. I'm almost 23, and I have a bob. It looks great on some people don't get me wrong. But if you know me, then you know I have a ROUND face with full cheeks. A bob only adds to the fullness of face. Are you picking up what I'm laying down here? My face looks fatter than it is! UGH! The only thing I can do to my hair that I'm satisfied with is to straighten it. Stick straight hair. I tease the roots a bit to give it some height but other than that...s-t-r-a-i-g-h-t. I hate using a hot iron on my hair because my hair is so breakage prone, and I do love BODY! I guess I will just have to wait until my hair starts growing out. It even feels super thin...thinner than it already is. I don't like that. To put it short and sweet: I hate my hair and wish I never CUT it but simply TRIMMED it. Alas, it will grow back. I just need the patience to wait on it to grow back. This too shall pass as my mom always says. Anyways, I had to vent. I've just been totally hating it. Blah. What are y'alls hair disasters??


Real World...I thought I'd never make it!

Today was my first day on the job. It was a TON of information to take in... so much that my head is hurting. Don't get me wrong. I'm not complaining. It was very interesting; just a ton of information to take in and process. I really liked it. I'm ready to get back and learn more tomorrow. Throughout the day I wasn't constantly looking at the clock hoping it was lunch time. I was busy whether it was watching others input and learning the system or studying my terms given to me first thing this morning. MSC is the second largest container shipping business in the world. Impressive huh? I think it is. :) Here is a little info on my company if you are so inclined. Hope y'all had a great Monday.



Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!

I start my new job at Mediterranean Shipping Company tomorrow at 8AM sharp. I will be working in the exporting department, and I am so excited. The Lord has answered my prayers and put me where he wants me to be. Today I did a little shopping for some "business" clothes. You know, black skirt and crisp white button down. However, it is short sleeve!! It is hotter than blue blazes these days. I have always liked this look. I think it gives off a professional clean, crisp look. And I love looking the part. ;) I will update y'all on how the first day went. I'm excited and NERVOUS!

Brian came into town this weekend, and it was WONDERFUL! Our one year anniversary is on the 26th and he and I had been talking about our presents to each other. Needless to say we are not good at waiting to give gifts to each other. I gave him a Flip UltraHD video camera. He was ecstatic. I received a gorgeous green amethyst ring set in white gold! I love it. He is always so wonderful to me. We still will celebrate our anniversary with dinner...with our early gifts. I will post pictures of my ring as soon as I take pictures with camera. The phone pictures are too grainy.

Hope y'all had an awesome weekend. xoxo


I'm alive.

Sorry I have been sporadic lately. I don't want to bore y'all with minute boring details of my life. Anyways, as most of you know, Carolina won the College World Series. As a Carolina girl, I'm so proud as are all the other Carolina fans in this world. Anyways moving on to a more hot topic at hand in my life.

I have realized that there is a time in everyone's life that you have to move on... move on from the crazy immaturity that follows you out of high school. I had a long time friend who you could have considered my best friend. Things have just really changed. I've found that there are bigger and more important things to focus on in life than getting drunk and hooking up with whatever comes your way. I feel like this friend has focused her life on this. I'm just not following along like that. I have a serious boyfriend and am avidly looking to "start" my life. I have gotten closer to friends who share the same values as I do. And to be honest, it's totally refreshing.

This friend and I have parted ways. The way she has handled herself in recent events is just really... crazy if you will. I have tried talking to her before about the way she handles herself in certain situations but I just feel she is stubborn and it goes in one ear and out the other. I honestly can't live my life hearing all the drama that comes along with her. I just can't do it. I have talked with friends and explained the situation(s) and they all say the same thing: It's time to move on from her. I can go throughout the day and not worry about the situation. I think this truly says something. It's not bothering me. I'm okay with out all this crap. And that's a good thing.

Have y'all ever been in a situation like this? How did you handle it? I am just to the point where we have nothing in common anymore. And it isn't all of a sudden that this is happening. It has been ongoing for several months. I just feel that it's time to get on with my life in ALL areas. Am I wrong? What are y'alls thoughts?

I hope y'all had a wonderful 4th of July. I spent my time out on the boat all day with one of my best girlfriends. Too much fun!! Have a wonderful rest of the week.


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