Wrapping Up Rep Season: Serengetee

As you may or may not know, this past spring semester I was a campus rep for this awesome company called Serengetee! Serengetee makes these pocket shirts from fabric around the world and a portion of the money from each shirt goes back to an organization from that part of the globe! Not only do they have such cute products, but they help a great cause!! I can’t even begin to describe how much fun being a rep was so instead I’ll just let you find out! Applications for being a summer rep are on their website now (http://serengetee.com) and applying is superrrrrr easy! When you’re a rep you get awesome discounts for life, free gear, and a great new group of friends! If you do apply, write my name in the “previous rep who referred you” box so that we oth get awesome stuff! Just so you guys know how much fun being a rep was, these are some of the pictures we took when I did my rep project a few weeks ago. S/O to my wonderful friends for helping me out with modeling! 

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~Elizabeth

Tweet Of The Week!

Sometimes it’s really hard to come up with interesting ideas to blog about.  Between work and my siblings graduating last night I haven’t really had a lot of time to think about interesting things to blog about, so I decided to do what I always do when I don’t know something….I googled it!  And Google gave me a pretty good idea: tell the story behind one tweets this past week.  Now I could go into detail again about exes pushing my buttons and making me upset or my brother and sister or my new job…. but I feel like I talk about those things way often than anyone cares about….So instead I scrolled though my twitter feed and decided to use this one!Image

Right now I typically work everyday from 8-5 but I always get a lunch break around noon.  I live close enough to work so that I could go home and eat butttttttt I always go and visit my grandma because it really makes her happy to see me everyday.  She always makes me the best food and it’s something different each day….but this week she made me chicken that tastes like WOW chicken.  For those of you who don’t know, WOW chicken is basically the best chicken in the world.  The only place I’ve ever had it has been on my campus but it’s fantastic.  I was pretty bummed when I thought I would be without it all summer, but now that my grandma basically has the recipe… 😉

I really hope that this post was at least a little interesting to read, because it was fun for me to write!  Maybe different is pretty good!

~E

A Boy From The Past

I’m a really quiet person around people I don’t know.  I don’t like to interrupt them or tell my own stories. I’m someone who listens when other people talk and don’t ever say anything until I’m asked……unless I’m really comfortable around you.  Because of these um.. lovely qualities that come with being shy, sometimes it’s harder for me to make friends.  But ohhh my! Today at work! Imagine my surprise when a guy my age walks in for his first day….and I strike up an actual, real conversation with him! I know! I’m as surprised as you are! We’ll call this guy Rico.  After talking to Rico for a few minutes, I recognized why he looked oh so familiar – Junior High cross country team!  When I was in 7th grade he was in 8th grade, so I’m pretty sure I never spoke one word to him until today, but I’m so glad that I did! It felt really weird, but the need inside of me to reach out and talk to him and completely be myself was overwhelming and I just had to do it.  We surprisingly talked constantly throughout our 8 hour work day, and by God’s great planning He let our schedules magically match up for tomorrow as well.  He’s really cute, funny, polite, and charming.  He has the brightest blue eyes and a contagious smile. We liked to talk about how we both still try to make it out for a run every once and a while and how so much has changed since our paths last crossed.  When we were working with shoes towards the end of the day (we work at a sporting goods store) I noticed that he really enjoyed singing each and any song that happened to come on the radio playing in the store around us.  I thought it was so cute how he was so comfortable with himself that he let himself sing out loud (I guess that’s my shy side again…) but eventually I let myself start to hum along too (oh, but not sing!) Humming isn’t a big deal right? That’s what I thought. But the second I started, those blue eyes looked at me and he smiled right before he said “Sing it, Elizabeth!” Oh my! I laughed. And then we talked about how I don’t ever sing in front of anyone and only hold concerts for one in my car on my way home….but that’s another story.  Doesn’t Rico sound great? Attractive, has manners, athlete, awesome. Only problem? He has a girlfriend. Named Elizabeth. Who happened to date my first boyfriend soon after me as well. Hm… But that’s okay. I know God has the perfect plan for everything in my life, whether it be with meeting my future husband or just showing me that there are more guys out there than my ex.  The only thing I can do now is trust in Him and do the best I can!

So tomorrow Rico and I go in at 1pm instead of 8am. I could either go for a run before work so we would have something to talk about once I get to work or I could sleep in and try to look cute…..Decisions, decisions…..

~E

P.S. Bonus! He smells good too 😉

Closure Dates.

Ahhh summer.  So far for me it’s consisted of work, work, and more work.  When I’m not at my actual job, I’m helping my parents shuffle my siblings around and plan for their graduation party.  However, I occasionally get some free time! When I decide that I would rather not sleep or watch Netflix I get to see some of the wonderful people I almost forgot existed! High school friends. What’s great about old friends from high school is that they live fairly close to you. My closest friend from high school lives about 25 minutes away, but when I compare that to my farthest friend from college who lives about 20+ hours away, that’s not too bad at all! Most of my friends are still finishing up classes at the college of their choosing, but a few of us are back and it’s been great to see them. Even though all of them are great, hanging out with one friend in particular today really helped me heal.  As I mentioned before, I recently went through a breakup. I won’t lie, breakups are always tough….but they’re even tougher when the person who breaks up with you can’t find the time to tell you why (even though he finds plenty of time to spread rumors to everyone but you telling why…)  Coming out of a relationship the way I did really hurt me, I never got answers to my questions and it really bothered me knowing that I had no idea what happened.  This guy told me he didn’t want to talk to me about it and it was none of my business.  I accepted that and moved on, but you always wonder you know? Thats why today was so good for me. I had a Closure Date (no, not a “date” but meeting up for lunch kind of thing).  “With the ex??” Everyone asks concerned before I tell them that it was a Closure Date…with his best friend. The three of us used to be really close, so it wasn’t awkward or anything along the lines of going behind anyone’s back, but it really helped me.  Getting a different perspective and finding answers that matched my questions really sealed the past for me.  Closure dates may not be for everyone, but they can really help start some serious healing, and thats exactly what I needed.  I feel like I can finally move on from the past few months and start making myself into the person I really want to be.  I found my list of qualities I want the man I marry to have last night while cleaning and I was speechless.  Looking over the list I made so long ago brought tears to my eyes.  The man I described sounds amazing and I just can’t wait to meet him. Before I do that though, I really have to think about the qualities that a perfect husband would want in a perfect wife. Now that I’m not wasting time on boys of the past, I can truly start to work keeping it classy to become the Princess my Prince Charming is looking for ❤

Have a good week everyone!

~E

Long Time No See!

Hello everyone! I feel like it’s been so long since I’ve posted anything! So many crazy things have been happening and it’s been getting harder and harder to find time to write about anything, but I decided that I was going to make time today….so here I am!  Since my last post a few things have happened….

1) Single. This happened a little less than a month ago and even though I went through the typical breakup symptoms (anger, confusion, stopping by his house unannounced wait, did I really do that??, the Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/Number blocking and stalking) I’m over it and don’t know why I would even want to be in a relationship right now anyways! I really want to only date to marry and I couldn’t imagine crossing paths with my future husband at this point in my life so right now I’m just trying to embrace being me.  God blesses people with periods of being single so that they can use them to find out who they are as a person and what they need when looking for someone else to spend their life with.  Even though I feel as if I know myself and what I want out of life, I thought I knew myself yesterday but somehow always learn something new.  If I don’t know myself completely yet, how is someone else going to get to know the real me at the same time? I know, I don’t know how to answer it either!

2.) Wisdom Teeth!  This happened the morning after item number one happened.  Wisdom teeth are crazy.  I don’t drink or do drugs or any of that crazy stuff so whatever they put me under to get my teeth out hit me hard.  I don’t really remember much of that day other than crying because the friends that I was Facetiming were laughing at me and crying again because I couldn’t feel my mouth so I dumped a glass of water in my lap instead of in my stomach.  But other than that, it’s all pretty fuzzy.  Oh yeah.  Lots of snapchat conversations happened and I don’t really remember them….but I was told I was pretty funny!

3) End of freshman year.  It was crazy. It was stressful. It was quite the experience.  But most of all, it helped me make memories that I will never forget.  From knocking on absolutely everyone’s door to find a can opener the first week of the semester to switching roommates after Christmas break to late night talks about running into Mr. Perfect at a hospital while painting a little girl’s nails for volunteer hours, I have some great memories that I will cherish forever.  I’ll post more about my freshman year in general later, but overall it was fantastic and I wouldn’t have wanted it to happen in any other way!

4) Photography! I don’t know if I’ve written about this before, but besides going into physical therapy after I graduate I really want to go into photography.  I’ve taken a few family photos and have been asked to do some weddings (but of course I said no, that’s such a scary responsibility!) but two weeks ago I took my brother and sister’s senior pictures because they’re graduating this year! I’ll post some shots from their session later because I’m super proud of them……I even went to pick up an 8X10 from Walgreens today and the lady helping me asked me to sign a release form because she thought I was picking them up for a professional/printing them without permission….isn’t that crazy?? Imagine the smile that put on my face!

5) Work!  A few months ago I got a job at an amusement park near my house but after thinking about it I decided I didn’t really want to work there this summer, so I quit (well I didn’t really “quit” if I didn’t actually have my first day, right?)  I ended up getting a job at a sporting goods store that is going to open here in a few weeks, so I get to not only work there, but also help set up the store before it opens.  It’s actually pretty great because I can leave my house to get to work with the same amount of time that I leave from my dorm room to walk across campus to my morning class.  So that’s nice.  These past few days have been the first time we’ve all been in there and it’s so neat! We all build shelves and set up displays and completely transform something that looks like an abandoned hardware store to an actual, nice looking sporting goods store.  I really like it and think I’ll like it even more when we open for business!  I enjoy my co-workers and think we’ll all get along pretty well, and I’m just so excited to be able to get to know them over the next couple of months!

I forgot how much I liked this. I should probably start at it more often again 😉

That’s all, lovelies!

~E