Monday, May 31, 2010

Please Mr. Postman

I've been home for a little over 2 weeks and I really really miss my friends. It's weird to think that I will never be able to have almost all of my best friends within a 2 block radius, but yet, it's also strange to think that a thing like college exists where we can have such an amazing time surrounded by so many friends. Anyway, one of my worst faults is my inability to keep in touch with people. I'm going to be trying my best to turn this around, especially in August when I leave for a year as a Jesuit Volunteer in Los Angeles. I hoping to have a blog chronicling all of my thoughts and experiences, but I also want to get much better at letter writing to keep in touch with friends and family.
Maybe something like these adorable envelopes will help me out. On this website, you enter your location, either a specific address or a landmark, and they create a printable envelope with a Google Earth picture of where you are (like Hawaii... I wish!) and a little message like "Wishing you were here with me :("

I found this idea on Black*Eiffel along with some other cool options of map envelopes.

Listening to: "Polaroid" Shwayze
Thought of the Day: “When you're young, your whole life is about the pursuit of fun. Then, you grow up and learn to be cautious. You could break a bone or a heart. You look before you leap and sometimes you don't leap at all because there's not always someone there to catch you. And in life, there's no safety net. When did it stop being fun and start being scary?” -Sex and the City

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Finally Summer

Some things are just meant for summer. Just like that rule about white and Labor Day, it seems wrong to enjoy snow cones anytime other than summer. This past weekend, packed with baseball, snow cones and friends was the perfect way to usher in the season.

{St. Louis Cardinals game}

{Tropical Moose snow cones - mine was pink champagne fizz with nerds!}

{swinging in the park - not just for little kids}

Listening to: Robin Thicke "Sex Therapy"
Thought of the Day: "To those we love the best, we say the least." -John Ray

{Images via: Cards, snow cones, swings}

Friday, May 14, 2010


This morning I went to the baccalaureate mass for SLU and I sat down in a pew and realized that the family sitting next to me was that of a girl who lived on my floor freshman year. Four years ago, she and I took a walk to Forest Park together and walked for hours, talking about our dreams and hopes and where/who we wanted to be when we grew up. Both of our visions included SUVs, perfect families in suburbia and white picket fences. I don't know if she remembers this conversation, but I have thought about it frequently as I reflect on college, beucase I think it really demonstrates how much SLU and the people who make up SLU have changed my life. No longer do I dream of being a housewife (not that there is anything wrong with that!); instead I'm not really sure what I want. I just know I want to make a difference, experience life, and keep growing and learning. Not to much to ask right?

p.s.: hopefully I'll hear some amazing news today so that I don't have to wear this shirt!

Thought of the Day: "It costs a little to light the world." -Fr. Valentine Peter
Listening to: "Graduation (Friends Forever)" Vitamin C
{Image via: SLU}

Domination Dreams

With graduation right around the corner, plans and dreams for the future are constantly on my mind. I don't know where I am going to end up or where my friends are going to be. Regardless of our locations, I know that we will keep in touch and will be scheduling regular visits. What better way to chart my travels than with a Places on Earth map? I especially like the subtitle of "A Self-Congratulatory Guide to Personal Global Domination". So maybe I don't actually want to dominate the world, but fill the poster with pushpins makes an awesome goal. Some locations I'll hopefully be checking off this summer: Iowa, Kansas, California, Mississippi, and Michigan. Yay for fun visits and memories!

Listening to: "Baby" Justin Bieber
Thought of the Day: "All things work together in the tapestry of life." - Dove wrapper