Its funny how sometimes your prayers are answered in the smallest and most interesting ways. I seem to ask for answers when there are deadlines approaching...aka picking a major right before I'm supposed to register for classes. So I've been debating this elementary education thing for a long time now. There are a lot of things that intimidate me about the idea of managing an entire classroom of little rascals by myself. Well tonight, on a random whim, I went and got my nails done. Stress calls for a little pampering, no? I ended up meeting an old lady who had just gotten back from Africa about some schools she had visited while she was there. We reminisced about all the amazing things we had both seen and learned while we were there. It got me to thinking about why I ever even thought about elementary education in the first place. Those kids in Kenya changed my life and I realized that the only way I could ever truly help was to provide them with an education. I don't know what my future holds or if I'll ever get to go back and teach school there. But that is my ultimate goal and I hope to one day accomplish it. With that in mind, I will trudge along through this major. Even if it means I have to face a few fears along the way. I'm very grateful for random people who are put in our lives on purpose.

did you know?

Hollister's pants say "nature's calling" on the inside flap of the zipper.

ba ha ha ha ha ha.

I find that so humorous.


regina rocks.

This is me and Jana cheesin' it and so stinking excited to see the one and only Regina Spektor.

That woman is seriously insane. In case you are unaware of her interesting singing style...she's the one who sings about her broken "Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha hearrrrt!" Call me crazy, but I love her for it. She came out wearing bright orange eye shadow and a sequined silver dress. She made lots of weird noises and facial expressions. Oh - and she used a chair and drum stick as an instrument while she played the piano with her other hand. wow.

Good friends and good music. I think that's pretty much all I need.

"And people make you nervous
You'd think the world is ending,
And everybody's features have somehow started blending
And everything is plastic,
And everyone's sarcastic,
And all your food is frozen,
It needs to be defrosted.

Well maybe you should just drink a lot less coffee,
And never ever watch the ten o'clock news,
Maybe you should kiss someone nice,
Or lick a rock,
Or both.

Maybe you should cut your own hair
'Cause that can be so funny
It doesn't cost any money
And it always grows back
Hair grows even after you're dead

And people are just people,
They shouldn't make you nervous.
The world is everlasting,
It's coming and it's going.
If you don't toss your plastic,
The streets won't be so plastic.
And if you kiss somebody,
Then both of you'll get practice.

The world is everlasting
Put dirtballs in your pocket,
Put dirtballs in your pocket,
And take off both your shoes.
'Cause people are just people,
People are just people,
People are just people like you."

-Regina Spektor