Sunday, November 27, 2011

Why I'm Thankful for Thanksgiving Break♥

Don't be a wallflower in the dance of life...

My thanksgiving break all started and ended in the same place: The tanning bed♥
Finally went tanning again since the was heavenly.
After tanning my Thanksgiving break continued at the movie theater where I watched Jack and Jill instead of Breaking Dawn. It was funny, not laugh till you cry funny but definitely funny enough to be worth admission. On Sunday, I watched the AMA's and watched Justin Bieber basically take over the AMAs not award-wise but performance-wise where he performed "Mistletoe" and danced with LMFAO during their performance. :D

After that, my break was a blur for about four days where I did homework every day for about five days maybe. I don't really remember all I know is I learned a lot for my marketing class and studied for my accounting test but the days just flew by with all that homework to do. Luckily, I finished my homework and finally got to relax on Thanksgiving. I slept in late, woke up and didn't think about homework at all. Instead I thought of all the things I was thankful for. In no particular order, here they are:
1. Jesus♥
2. My family♥

3. My best friend Geniveve♥
4. My health♥
5. My friends♥
6. My opportunity at Saint Leo University♥
7. People still buying my books and being inspired by them.♥

Without further ado here is a picture reel of Thanksgiving at the DeVries house:
The feast.

The jailbird.

The fam about to devour the feast. lol.

Some people sleep talk or sleepwalk, Jamie sleep pics. lol. I just photo BOMB♥

Then Friday I don't even remember what I really did that day...oh yeah finished teachings by Creflo and Taffi Dollar about singleness. Very powerful teaching and it helped me believe in love again. :)

Beside that, I caught up on some reading and finally caught up on tv(Vampire Diaries doesn't come back till January 5th.-.- Yeah, now that I'm caught up.)

Also, went to the Big Busch aka Busch Gardens with the fam:

Came home and did a back to back movie night with my sisters of Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides and Horrible Bosses. Both were great movies!

Overall, Thanksgiving break was just what I needed to face the last two weeks of the semester.

I even had time to find things to obsess over beside Jesus and Justin Bieber♥ :P

Hot Chelle Rae: I've been listening to their 3 singles the whole time I've been writing this blog; Tonight Tonight, I Like It Like That, and Why Don't You Love Me ft. Demi Lovato. There new album Whatever comes out Tuesday. So stoked. Probably going to cop it. Not going to lie. :P

Sophia Grace and Rosie, the eight and five year old duo that has appeared on Ellen 3 times. They are so adorable and funny. Check em out:

The Motto by Drake ft. Lil Wayne. Y.O.L.O----> You Only Live Once. Repping that for life, fo shizzle.

Accepting the status of my love life and how it still hasn't changed. I know that God has perfect timing and sometimes it seems like I will never experience true love but God's love already is true so it will stay the foundation in my ultimate goal of true love given and reciprocated♥

Until next time, No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another.-Charles Dickens♥

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~
P.S. Made this for my roommate before I left: Hand turkeys never fail. :P

Thursday, November 17, 2011

I need a getaway from my getaway...

Don't be a wallflower in the dance of life...When I went to college, I imagined that I would go there and never want to leave. That I wasn't going to go home much because I would be happy with my new life at college.

Now that I've been at college for two years already and am working on my third, that vision of college is completely shot to hell.

People don't care about you for the most part. They are selfish, and all about themselves.
People who you think are your closest friends aren't always there for you.
The classes are so much harder and even if you study your ass off, you still only get C's.
You basically pay thousands of dollars of tuition to teach yourself the material needed for class.
You almost always work the maximum amount of hours at your student job only to have to give it back to your fucking greedy school.
The guys have less balls than they did in high school except for the ballsy slime balls who only just want what's in your pants.

Speaking of guys, I've decided I no longer believe in love. I've lived 20 years with insanely high expectations of love because of Disney movies, movies in general, books, music, and television. Love is everywhere and being that I've never dated anyone in my life or been kissed, I constantly feel like this:
When is it my turn?
What is wrong with me?
Why don't guys like me?

I mean, I'm not trying to be vain but I'm not ugly in the slightest and I've got a lot to offer:
I'm smart
I'm funny
I'm classy
I've got morals
I'm polite
I've already established myself as a writer
I'm independent
I'm loving
I'm sweet
I care too much
I'm generous
I'm dramatic
I have a healthy relationship with Jesus Christ
I'm faithful
I'm loyal
I'm honest
I know how to make a mean stir fry
I'm a licensed driver
..........Do you see what I'm getting at?

Look at all I have to offer. Well, then what is the matter with the male population?
I can tell you. Those who are the greatest guys who would treat me right and realize how much I'm worth are taken, and the ones left who are single either are creepy perverts, hung up on their ex girlfriends, or don't believe in God.

So in order to finish up the semester on the right foot and get my life back to the right focus...I'm deactivating my Facebook until the new year.

I'm going to continue to blog on here, update my Twitter, and Youtube but Facebook will no longer exist for me.

Looking forward to Thanksgiving break at home with the fam<3
Going to tan for a week
Going to see some Movies at the theatres
Going to read
Going to relax
Going to do class.
Going to drink lots of wine
Going to eat REAL food cooked by my mother
Going to spend time with my BFFL, Geniveve Rosalynn♥
Going to renew my mind and forget about love and boys for a while
Going to find the joy I had over summer...
Going to surrender my license, most likely.
Going to make crazy memories with my sisters♥
Going to feel loved♥
Going to feel wanted♥

Until next time, "Love can be magic, but magic can sometimes be, just an illusion."♥

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff♥

Don't be a wallflower in the dance of life...I've had a lot of heavy things on my heart lately and I wanted to tell you guys about it so here goes.

Before I tell you what's been going on with me, my sister turned 16 last Sunday. Crazy! I thought 20 was a big leap but when your younger sister turns 16, it really makes you feel old and makes you realize how fast time goes as you get older.

Here's me and the bday girl:

So the semester is almost over...Thanksgiving break is in less than a week from today. Getting ready to give myself a permanent headache studying for finals and of course, Winter Formal. Yet, I recently tried to register for classes for Spring semester and I have to pay Saint Leo about 5400 dollars or so just to register for classes. If I don't register for classes before the beginning of the Spring term, I lose my housing and basically can't attend Saint Leo until I pay off the bill. For the first time ever, financial aid is working with me and they are giving me an increase on my student loan and I am awaiting to find out if I am eligible to receive a 2500 dollar scholarship. If I get both of these things, I won't need to worry and will be able to stay at Leo. If not, I will be taking a semester off to get a job to pay off my bill.

Yesterday, I went to EPCOT on the junior class trip but it was mostly populated by freshman, sophomores, and seniors. It was so much fun...
Here's me and the guys :)

We rode Spaceship Earth, Ellen's Energy Adventure, Living With the Land, the boys rode Testtrak, Mexico, and the Norway ride. We ate so much food (most of it was paid for by Saint Leo except for the twelve dollars I spent on pizza, soda, and coffee)-.-
We went to Club Cool and tried the sodas from around the world, and we "totes" took shots of Beverly, our fave flavor. By fave, I mean gross because it basically tasted like flat club soda and burned like vodka. Needless to say, I won't be drinking soda if I ever visit Italy. :P

Overall though, I'm so glad I decided to go on the trip. I made so many memories and had a blast! On the way home back to Leoland, I was talking to my friend Mike on the bus.
My friend Mike just recovered from appendicitis. What he said to me about that and everything he's been dealing with both stuck with me and made me feel less alone: "I feel God had [the appendicitis] happen for a reason. God didn't give me the appendicitis but it happened because God wanted me to slow down and appreciate all that I have."♥

I've decided no matter what happens, everything happens for a reason. Whether I stay at Leo or not, I've learned a lot from being here and if I can financially find a way, I will be back if I leave. I've decided despite my circumstances, all things are possible with God so I'm trusting that God will get me through this. I'm giving this circumstance to him now and will no longer stress over it. I'm going to enjoy the remainder of my semester here at Leo, and also appreciate what I have and that is:
an ah-mazingly blessed life♥

I would ask that you please pray for me regarding this circumstance because when two people are in agreement about whatever they may ask, it will come to pass and be done for them by My Father in Heaven♥-Matthew 18:19. I love to pray for my friends and family so if you read my blog and would like a prayer request, please feel free to comment below or message me on Fb or Twitter. Together we can BE the change we wish to see in the world. :)

Until next time, here's a quote that I found on the wall beside my bed(I have so much on my walls that I sometimes don't pay attention to what they say.): "I am going to keep on being glad, for I know that as you pray for me, and as the Holy Spirit helps me, this is all going to turn out for my good."-Phillipians 1:19♥

Also, please remember that prayers aren't wishes. They are faith filled words presented before the throne of the Almighty God. Don't be afraid to approach the throne. Your heavenly Father loves to sit and chat with you. Some of you haven't given him your time lately. You should change that. Seek Him First and all these things will be added unto you.-Matthew 6:33♥

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!

~Just Keep Swimming~