Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Reality TV?

Beachy hair, tan lines and sunglasses. Summer. Unfortunately summer is coming to an end. The season to be free from school and homework. Luckily for me the end is almost near to my public education. See, this year I will be a senior and I have to say I'm pretty pumped for it. Parties, football games, 4 classes, late curfew: the works.
I have this really great group of friends. We climb things, run around and cause shenanigans... Basically anything a young adult would do. Without these people I couldn't have the time of my life. I would probably be at home, reading a book and looking out to the world saying, "I wish I could have that much fun..." Sometimes we get into trouble and make fools of ourselves, but I would rather be doing that having awesome stories to tell to my future kids. But go right ahead and let the book do the talking for you. (I'm not dissing on books. Just an example)
With this montage of things all wrapped into one this is a recipe of perfection, with a could scrapes and bruises on the way. Yes, there will be drama. Yes... there will be tires. YES... there will be embarrassing moments in front of the whole class, but that's alright. Ever time we fall, we have the strength to pick ourselves back up.
Please stay tuned for the moments of my life that are almost worthy of a reality TV show. (without drugs, sex, or cat fights)
"The purpose of life is a life of purpose."
I plan to take this quote and make it my own. Life should be looked at like it's out of the box, new, funky. Make it your own and owe what you have. Thats how success starts.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

"It's so fluffy I'm gonna die!"

Do you remember when you were a kid and couldn't wait for Christmas morning? To run into your parents bedroom and tell them Santa had come to eat the cookies leaving footprints and a mountain of presents by the tree? When we start to get older we lose a sense of excitement. As a child you are so innocent and unaware of the things around you, therefore we were more impressed by everyday things.
 My childhood was sheltered, so entering my first year of high school was a world wind adventure. I had my first boyfriend, friends to gossip with, and actually felt like I belonged somewhere with a group of people, unlike mid school where I found it very hard to make friends, felt left out, and even been bullied. I became excited once again about how this new life was. Like a child does when they dance to a song they like or re watch a movie over and over again because they find joy and excitement in it.
Being a child of only 15 at the time I had no idea of the person I would become today. I've learned some life long lessons in education, street smarts, love, friendships. This is the sort of thing that excites me now. I want to become one of these people. Learn and travel and see the world like a child does. A clean slate to enjoy and experience things like I once have. Looking back to how I was a kid makes me realize how lucky I was. My parents raised me with such a great look upon the world. Letting me stay a child without growing up too fast. I laughed and played and took in moments that are like a tattoo engraved in my memory.
We expect too much from things that should just make us happy. And that's the key to being excited, happiness. So scream, shout! Dance, heck even shuffle to Party Rock Anthem. It doesn't matter.
We often forget to make it a point to reflect on the past and use that as a guide for the future.
"Second star to the right and straight on till morning!"

Splish, Splash!

Water. It covers about 70% of the Earths surface. It also is in us, about 85%. We can not escape it, or avoid it. Water is a way of life.
One of the best pick up lines I've ever received was, "Do you like water?" "Yes, why?" "Well than, you are guaranteed to like 85% of me." See, I can be more than just a girl giving you her thoughts, but also a great wing man on how to win your lovers heart.
Today my grandmother and I are planning on going to a water park. We've been here multiple times and just love the atmosphere, surroundings, and the fact that it is so much better than standing in the blistering sun. There is a rapid river here, which I must say gives the lazy river a run for its money. It shoots you along the winding, lanky river, takes you through waterfalls, shooting water and fast currents. Accompanied by two wave pools, family rides, racer rides, and just about anything with a tube, this water park really is the place to be. They serve delicious food, have a nice beach area with plenty of umbrellas and of course good looking lifeguards to admire when you are swimming. All in all it has everything you might want in a day at the park!
      The only water that can be a downer is rain. The rain gods have not been kind to the people of Florida this month and around the time you start to really have fun; it rains. So if it does, we might just end up seeing Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2. Which isn't a bad alternative.
So thank you H20 for all that you do for mankind, even if it does involve going to the movies or reading a book. Also thanks for programs like Shark Week! Can't wait for that... cause we all know those sea creators love the water just as much as us humans do.
"We never know the worth of water till the well is dry."

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Keep Your Eye on the Prize

As much as I would like to have a swing like "Happy Gilmore" I'm happy I could get the ball 150 ft. Golfing isn't a sport of mind, although I do enjoy to play. I've gone out more than 5 times so I guess you can say I'm an expert.
"Keep your head down, eye on the back of the ball, left arm straight, hips turning, and feet on the ground until you swing the club through the air and smack that ball right outta here!" -- Sounds easy right? Well, I must admit that it can be a bit complicated. When you are in 95 degree temp. and 100% humidity it can become sticky. Kinda nasty, if I do say so myself.
Hopefully I'll be able to get to the point where I can play 9 to 18 holes of golf, but I think I need a little more practice before I take someones eye out. I don't want to be paying for some kids hospital bill, no way, no how. For now I'll just stick to grabbing a bucket of balls and trying my best to remember all the steps to having the perfect swing.
"I have a tip that can take five strokes off anyone's golf game:  it's called an eraser."  ~Arnold Palmer

Friday, July 15, 2011

Life Is What We Make It

Well I'm sure that many people start out their first blog post like this, but I'm going to do it anyway. Hello! I'm Katie, a young girl looking for my purpose in life. Everyday I wake up look at the clock and think, "Shouldn't I be sleeping?" But I get up, get dressed and start my day. Just that can start a day off with new adventures: meeting new people, tasting new food, traveling to "off the map" places, and becoming who you will be. Sometimes it feels like a drag, like you just want to stay in your pj's... don't! Saying, I'll take care of it later won't solve anything because those dishes you said you were going to do later are still in that sink, still dirty, still taking up room. Laziness is not the key to progression. Passion and pride within yourself is what you must find to channel that drive into a positive energy. We must not be afraid to take risks or to make mistakes, because chances are you will have more of them than accomplishments. We all learn and live on the road of life. Many roads can be taken. It just depends on how we decide to travel, or where we stop. We are modeled and formed by these. Sometimes people or things we have experience. The key to being happy and successful is to be open your eyes and wake up in the morning. Life is what we make it and before you regret anything think to yourself about who you want to be and where you want to go. At the end of the day, you are the only one that stands in your way of accomplishment. No one else (even though we like to blame others) can be responsible for our actions. Positive mindsets and actions can set you free to become and do anything you desire.
So, like I said, I'm Katie and I'll be staying awhile if ya'll don't mind. I don't know who reads these but I would love responses and maybe topics I could write about.
Thanks for reading!
"Never Back Down From A Challenge Until You Have Made It Flawless."