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You’re reading part twenty of my 30 (ish) day blog challenge. Here’s what you’ve missed so far:

Day 1 — Your best friend – Rachel
Day 2 — Your vices – Just Read It
Day 3 — Your parents – Barry & Carla
Day 4 — Your siblings – Barry & Daryl
Day 5 — Your dreams – I’ve got lots
Day 6 — Someone that inspires you – Stacey
Day 7 — Your job – Work in progress
Day 8 — Your favorite internet friend you’ve never met – Stephanie
Day 9 — Someone you wish you could meet – George W. Bush
Day 10 — Someone you don’t talk to as much as you’d like to – Alyson
Day 11 — A deceased person you wish you could talk to – Papa Jim
Day 12 — Your dream vacation – Italy
Day 13 — Something you look forward to – Sundays
Day 14 — Someone you’ve drifted away from – Marci Marie
Day 15 — The person you miss the most – Sarah Kelley
Day 16 — Someone not in your state/country – Mallory Gilbert
Day 17 — The place you wish you were from – Port Neches
Day 18 — The person you wish you could be – Erica
Day 19 — Something that makes you different – knowing who I am

I could lie and tell you that I don’t watch that much TV. That would definitely make me seem cooler and create a much more exciting life by sound than what’s really true. In all honesty, I hardly ever watch anything live and am eternally grateful for the creators of digital video recording. I think you might vomit at just how many shows that I am weeks or even MONTHS behind on…but oh, I WILL get to them.

I guess these posts are a get-to-know-you of sorts, but I find it funny that anyone would want to know my favorite TV show. But I digress.

Criminal Minds.

I mean, I LOVE this show. The characters are intriguing, the plot lines never feel too tired. Every week I’m blown away by the writers…and also a little freaked out at where they think of this stuff. As twisted as this may sound, my favorite part is diving into the…well…criminal’s mind. Learning their story and seeing what triggered their psychotic breaks – it’s so fascinating. I also am blown away that these are actual jobs! Although the real Behavioral Analysis Unit is divided up, these people’s focus are on tracking criminals, getting inside their mind, handling media…I would LOVE that! HERE is a link to learn a little more about them.

My other favorite show? Law & Order: SVU

You can blame my dad for this one. He used to watch the original show all the time. I’d say it’s safe to assume that this started as a way to be around him. But now, anytime this show is on, it’s insanely hard for me to not stop and watch. Luckily, the programmers at USA Network are CONSTANTLY having all day marathons. 🙂 I love that this show does a lot of focus on advocacy. I love that the two lead characters – Stabler and Benson – are, though sometimes forced, standing in the gap for victims of abuse and negligence. I wish more people would do that…especially for child abuse victims.

One show I’m recently getting in to is a much lighter comedy. How I Met Your Mother.

This show KILLS me!! I love and laugh with every episode. I tend to quote it a lot. Classic.

I watch a lot of other shows, too but we’ll just list ’em:
So You Think You Can Dance
Grey’s Anatomy
One Tree Hill (don’t judge…I started this is High School)
NCIS
The Good Wife
Glee
Wizards of Waverly Place (again, don’t judge…it’s won 3 emmys!)

Okay…I’m done talking now. Off to catch up on my TV. 🙂


Day 21 — Someone you judged by their first impression
Day 22 — Your pet peeves
Day 23 — The last person you kissed
Day 24 — The person that gave you your favorite memory
Day 25 — A life changing moment
Day 26 — The last person you made a pinky promise to
Day 27 — The thing you most enjoy doing
Day 28 — Someone that changed your life
Day 29 — Your talent
Day 30 — Your reflection in the mirror

Day 5 — Your dreams – I’ve got lots
Day 6 — Someone that inspires you – Stacey
Day 7 — Your job – Work in progress
Day 8 — Your favorite internet friend you’ve never met – Stephanie
Day 9 — Someone you wish you could meet – George W. Bush
Day 10 — Someone you don’t talk to as much as you’d like to – Alyson
Day 11 — A deceased person you wish you could talk to – Papa Jim
Day 12 — Your dream vacation – Italy
Day 13 — Something you look forward to – Sundays
Day 14 — Someone you’ve drifted away from – Marci Marie
Day 15 — The person you miss the most – Sarah Kelley
Day 16 — Someone not in your state/country – Mallory Gilbert
Day 17 — The place you wish you were from – Port Neches
Day 18 — The person you wish you could be – Erica

I’ve really hit a wall when it comes to this post. I’ve been avoiding it, actually. I’ve spent most of these entries talking about other people that it weirds me out to talk about myself…and then on top of that to have to tell you what makes m

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You’re reading part nineteen of my 30 (ish) day blog challenge. Here’s what you’ve missed so far:

Day 1 — Your best friend – Rachel
Day 2 — Your vices – Just Read It
Day 3 — Your parents – Barry & Carla
Day 4 — Your siblings – Barry & Daryl
Day 5 — Your dreams – I’ve got lots
Day 6 — Someone that inspires you – Stacey
Day 7 — Your job – Work in progress
Day 8 — Your favorite internet friend you’ve never met – Stephanie
Day 9 — Someone you wish you could meet – George W. Bush
Day 10 — Someone you don’t talk to as much as you’d like to – Alyson
Day 11 — A deceased person you wish you could talk to – Papa Jim
Day 12 — Your dream vacation – Italy
Day 13 — Something you look forward to – Sundays
Day 14 — Someone you’ve drifted away from – Marci Marie
Day 15 — The person you miss the most – Sarah Kelley
Day 16 — Someone not in your state/country – Mallory Gilbert
Day 17 — The place you wish you were from – Port Neches
Day 18 — The person you wish you could be – Erica

I’ve really hit a wall when it comes to this post. I’ve been avoiding it, actually. I’ve spent most of these entries talking about other people that it weirds me out to talk about myself…and then on top of that to have to tell you what makes me different? That’s like telling your interviewer you don’t know what your weaknesses are…too braggy.

I will tell you this, I’m really good at making myself emotionally exhausted. There’s a lot on my plate right now and it requires a lot of deep breaths and long pauses. I can honestly say that I’m terrified like I’ve never been terrified before.

Have you ever had something that seemed tailor made for you? It’s amazing, right? A friend, a house, an animal, a job…when you find that something that you fit in to like a glove, like you were made for it, it’s just perfect. But what happens when you have to give it up? I was talking with a friend about this very thing yesterday. How do you trust God when he sounds like a hypocrite? “Here have this…oh wait, nevermind…let me take that back…” That’s where I feel like I’m at right now. It makes me sick.

I forget. In all of the crazy chaos that is my life, I sometimes forget that God is always with me. And a lot of times I feel like he’s not…and yes, I know this is a lie. The truth is that I tend to let my worry and insecurity take over. And it’s in those moments where I have to stop and sing this song…even if it’s just in my head:

God you know my heart
I’ve laid it down before you
God you know my deep desire
How I only want to honor you
And I know that you’ve got the desires of my heart
And you’ve got them set apart
And you know the better things
I’ve simply got to trust
That if you choose not to give me what I want
You’ll give me something better

Speaking of songs, I LOVE the latest Katy Perry record. Seriously, LOVE. And every time I hear this song, it feels like it was written just for me. And I feel like, electronic pop aside, this is my heart right now…

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag
Drifting through the wind
Wanting to start again
Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
Like a house of cards
One blow from caving in

Do you ever feel already buried deep
Six feet under scream
But no one seems to hear a thing
Do you know that there’s still a chance for you
Cause there’s a spark in you

You just gotta ignite the light
And let it shine
Just own the night
Like the Fourth of July

Cause baby you’re a firework
Come on show ’em what your worth
Make ’em go “Oh, oh, oh!”
As you shoot across the sky
Baby you’re a firework
Come on let your colors burst
Make ’em go “Oh, oh, oh!”
You’re gonna leave ’em fallin’ down

You don’t have to feel like a waste of space
You’re original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow
Maybe you’re reason why all the doors are closed
So you can open one that leads you to the perfect road
Like a lightning bolt, your heart will blow
And when it’s time, you’ll know

It’s always been inside of you,
And now it’s time to let it through

You have my life in Your hands. You know what’s best for me, even when I don’t fully trust that. If You choose to take this away – though it may hurt – help me remember that it isn’t my role that defines me, but who You say that I am: a daughter to an amazing set of parents, a sister to the best brother and sister I could ask for, a granddaughter to the most loving grandparents (some not with us anymore), a niece to the most caring (and fashionable) uncle who I wouldn’t take any other way, a cousin, a friend, a mentor and so much more. I am a daughter of the King. I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I wear many hats, but my hope is to have many crowns…crowns that I can return to their rightful Owner when it’s finally time to go home.

What makes me different? Nothing, really. Just the understanding that who I am is enough.


Day 19 — Something that makes you different
Day 20 — Your favorite television shows
Day 21 — Someone you judged by their first impression
Day 22 — Your pet peeves
Day 23 — The last person you kissed
Day 24 — The person that gave you your favorite memory
Day 25 — A life changing moment
Day 26 — The last person you made a pinky promise to
Day 27 — The thing you most enjoy doing
Day 28 — Someone that changed your life
Day 29 — Your talent
Day 30 — Your reflection in the mirror

little birdy told me…

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