Sunday, March 23, 2014

Look Back on Spring Break Adventures

Ode to the sun and the fun of spring break. While many of my friends are road-tripping to the beach or mountains, let's be honest, they all just want out of Kansas, I will be working. Although it sounds boring, I'm actually really happy that I'm staying home. It'll be nice to catch up on some sleep, read a few books, have some late night coffee dates with those friends that are in town, and just not have to worry about school. Maybe I'll even find some people to go star gazing with, which is one of my favorite things. I'm also hoping that my baby brothers will come down so I can take them to the zoo. Last year, I went to South Padre Island, TX with a group of friends and it was fantastic! We ate at Yummies for breakfast at least 5 days in a row, and yes, the name does it justice! It was the perfect mix of a classic American breakfast with some southern flavors that reminded me of my mothers cooking (she's from Charleston, South Carolina). I had a black coffee, pancakes, scrambled eggs, and grits, it really was a great way to start the day. Another restaurant that was really great was Gabriella's Italian Grill&Pizzeria. It was absolutely amazing! I had shared a pizza with a friend that had 6 different flavors. So if you're going to Padre, go to Yummies and Gabriella's for me, soak up some of that southern TX sun, and bring the beach back, okay? Although I do miss those places, I fairly have enjoyed this break. I've gotten to hang out with my litte, best friend, catch up on sleep, and just not have to worry about school. However it's back to the grind for the last 8 weeks of the semester and it is time to kick it into high gear y'all. I hope that everyone had a good break, now let's take on these 8 weeks like we know what we're doing!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

A New Beginning.

My name is Savannah, I'm a twenty year old from Kansas, I go to Wichita State University- Shockers up!-, a Leo, compulsive buyer of books, lover of Harry Potter -and anything nerdy (Sherlock and Doctor Who)-, avid coffee and tea drinker, wearer of combat boots/heels and all I want to do is travel the world. In semi-recent times, I got out of a longer term relationship that taught me a lot of how relationships these days seem to work and also a lot about who I am as a person. I'm not going to write about him to ruin his reputation, or to make myself feel better. I don't see the point of tearing down another person, talking about them badly, just to make myself look good regardless of how much it hurts. Although I feel this way, I know that a lot of people out there think that "well the other person is going to do it, so I might as well do it too just to help myself". I may have the urge to do that every now and again, but when I do, I refuse to put it anywhere because it was something that was super personal and I honestly do not think that so many people care that much. I cannot put into words how much he hurt me nor do I think I ever will be able to do so. I'm starting this blog as a beginning, something to focus myself on, to keep me going, and mostly just to get out of my own head while being productive at the same time. I've learned so much in the past two years, about the world, myself, people. I want to learn  peoples stories, sit down and listen, show people that they matter to at least one person, that one person cares enough to listen. Partially, this is another beginning for me, opening up to people. I usually shut down, like many people, because I don't think
anyone goes through or thinks or even feels the way that I do, which is ridiculous of me, however it's just how I function. Nevertheless, getting to the point now, I want to better myself, focus on who I am as a person, love my faults and most of all find the adventures that life has in store for me. Recently, I was honored with the chance to be a "big" to a new member of my sorority. I am very excited and can already tell that she and I will be best friends. We have a lot in common, from our love of many nerdy things (Doctor Who, books, Disney ect.) to our love of music along with sleepless nights because we're insomniacs and love to drink coffee all the time . She was meant to be in my life at this point in time to remind me that someone needs me to be around, even when I feel like no one wants me. She has already helped me through so much more than she knows. She is my perfect little and I can proudly say that she will be in my life for as long as I am around! What I want from this, from myself, is to become a better person, understand people, and most of all just learn from as much as I can. I feel like in today's society, we do not take the time to observe and appreciate what life has to offer us. I want to show people that life isn't about being in a rush, it's about learning that everyday is a gift and that all the people in your life offer you a lesson. Maybe those lessons will be painful, maybe they'll be beautiful, or maybe they'll be hidden until the time is right. However, that is what life is and that's what is beautiful about new beginnings, they are lessons that we are eventually going to learn, and that is something that I absolutely love. Good-byes are not always forever, and hellos do not linger, every beginning has an end and every ending is a new beginning. The destination is the journey.