Sunday, June 28, 2009

Because it's my blog and I want to!

Ha, too bad the story isn't nearly as interesting as the title. Anyways, I follow a few authors on facebook and as a huge reader myself was disturbed to see the discussion surrounding the link below. Honestly, I can't ever remember my parents NOT allowing me to read something. Books were always sought after in my house and I think some of the most boring reading was done while at school. Kudos to this teacher for trying to take a little bit of modern literature and apply it to her students lives. Personally I have read two of these stories and see the application to teenagers more so than some of the books we had to read in school. I recently picked up a few books for a friends daughter who just had surgery and let me tell you 90% of the "teen section" had gossip girl, a vampire or a pregnant teen on the front cover. Not to mention the ones I did end up picking for her featured a murder mystery, shrouded in a drug cover up and a teen who switches places with a famous model written by one of the most popular adult-romance authors out there. I'm just least they are reading! - New Hampshire news, business and sports - Litchfield teacher resigns after
readings criticized - Saturday, Jun. 27, 2009

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

7 Years Ago Today

I am bummed because as I was thinking of this post today I had this all planned out with my picture of me in my back brace- but unfortunately I can't find it! Dang it! So, after hours of looking I have decided to write it anyways.

7 years ago today, I was just graduating high school, looking forward to going to college in Seattle and wondering what lay ahead.

I never thought I would still be working to finish my degree and I could have never pictured what lay ahead.

7 years ago today, I was looking for more excitement than Littleton, CO and getting ready for my senior trip to Mexico.

If I had only known that "more excitement" meant Wichita, KS and that trip was not to be, at least not for me...

7 years ago today, I met the man that I thought was the one, the person I thought was the man of my dreams.

The Rascall Flatts Song "God Blessed the Broken Road" says it better than I can-

"Every long lost dream led me to where you are/Others who broke my heart they were like Northern stars/Pointing me on my way into your loving arms” If only I knew that the best was yet to come and this man would play a part in leading me straight to my soul mate, my best friend, the love of my life.

7 years ago today, I thought 25 was old.

I wonder when I will feel old enough to be a “grown up”?

7 years ago today, I was a dancer, a daycare worker, a partier, a graduate.

Today I am a wife, a manager, an honor student and too busy to breathe most days, let alone work out or actually enjoy it again.

7 years ago today, I broke my back and that moment changed everything.

Even though it has been rough and not at all what I planned for myself, I wouldn’t change anything that has led me to where I am today and even though there are things I do wish that I could change, the most important things would never have happened without all of this, 7 years ago today.