Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Gone but Not Forgotten

WORLD!!! You haven't heard from me in over a month!! I'm so sorry. Let me just say, I'M BACK!
I always do this to you. When my life gets crazy, when so many personal things are going on that I can't confess to you, I hide. I keep those emotions and gossip hidden. I'm bad at lying and keeping secrets so for me I just don't talk. I have so much creativity built up inside of me from not blogging in the past month as to be ridiculous I feel. Life is completely a roller coaster and to catch you up on all that's happen since we last chatted could be a day long discussion. Of course, I wouldn't want to bore you with all of that so maybe I'll stick to the highlights and make some life discoveries along the way. Shall we begin?

I've learned and confirmed a few things in the past month. First, I love my family. It's unbelievable how awesome they are (even though you might think we are weird or crazy). Secondly, I have life really easy and absolutely should not complain about some of the things I do.

My personal/romantic life has done a lot of changing in the past couple months as well. I'll leave it at that. I am not comfortable telling the world about those issues quite yet. I will say it has caused me a great deal of stress and has been a large, time-consuming shin dig in my life. None the less, I've learned countless lessons and continue to smile regardless.

I started a new semester 4 weeks ago. I can't believe how fast it is going. I'm on the fast track to graduation. Yet in my mind, I'm trying to hold on to my young adulthood-ness as long as I can. (That is a recent realization, by the way.) It completely freaks me out to think that this will be my last spring break EVER and from here on out I'll be yearning for a mere day off or week that I might possibly get a break from the real world. I wish more than anything I had money to travel somewhere while I have a week of nothing planned. ANYWAYS, classes are going very well this semester. I haven't scored lower than an 80% on any homework, quizzes, or tests. I pray that God continues to help me do well.

I feel uneasy about talking about my professional life on my blog because this is mostly a personal blog so I don't want to tangle the two distinct parts of my life or say something that could be upsetting to an employer/future employer/coworkers. So, I'm going to say that my profession life is going good in my eyes. I'm thankful (SO VERY thankful) for the opportunities I've been given and that are yet to come. I could not feel more at ease for the major I am almost finished with at this point in our economic crisis. It makes me even more happy that companies recognize the importance of Industrial Engineers and that I like what I do. I am proud to say I have plans for the future. Okay, I can tell you more later ;)

I saw the Hunger Games this past weekend. I really don't want to be a movie critic. You can look up reviews if you want to know how it was. I think it was interesting, and I of course like knowing about all the hype and that's what I got.

Two major events have also happened in Milwaukee in the past month. I'm writing about these not only to hopefully help put the thoughts to rest in my own head but so I can look back and reference of when this stuff happened. My condolences go out to the family and friends of two young gentlemen, Thomas Hecht (age 28) and Jacob Winkler (age 21). Thomas Hecht went missing after the Water St pubcrawl, "Shamrock Shindig", on March 10th (which I attended). His body was recovered from the Milwaukee river nearly 2 weeks later. Jacob Winkler, a student at UWM, was on spring break in Panama City, FL when he fell from a balcony, ending his life on earth. Both of these instances bring tears to my eyes as they both hit close to home, especially at such young ages. My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected.

With that being said, enjoy the rest of your week.

Thanks for all your support and reading my blog!!!

Ecclesiastes 3:1-22
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; ...