Blogmas: Day 3

I was strolling through the wonderful world of the internet, looking for Blogmas post ideas, when I ran across a list of some really interesting Christmas prompts. Unfortunately, I forgot to save the web address, and now I can’t find it at all, but I did copy some of the ideas into my handy dandy blogging book.

So, the prompt today is:

If your year was going to be encapsulated in a snow globe, what would be included inside?


Golly holly, this has been such a wild year for me, so its hard to choose what to put in my snow globe.

I would definitely have to put my family, because without them, who knows where I would be. They’re always there to pick me up when I stumble, pull me down to earth when I’ve lost sense of reality, and celebrate my successes in all areas of my life.

I would also have to put the NC State logo in there, because afterall this is my first year of college, and frankly I’m loving it. Its like the start of the rest of my life.

Then I would put some mountains in the background because while Raleigh is a great city, it is lacking high altitudes and hiking trails.

I think that is about all. Oh yeah, I would probably put a Dutch windmill in there too because my Dutch roots are such a big part of me. Plus, this past summer was the first time I ever traveled there on my own money. (And big news… I’m going again this coming summer! More on that after Blogmas).

I know this was a short one, but I am starting to feel the heat of finals week. While I only have one formal exam, I’ve got enough projects, portfolios, and papers to keep me busy for the next week. What would you put in your snow globe?

Peace out, enjoy life, and live the adventure!

My year in review.

My year started out in Holland. Crazy to think about actually. Fireworks, card games, shopping in European towns, and bike rides. After we were back home we got the newest addition to our family, Mimi.


School was good, and I got closer to my best friend, Corbin.


Spring brought floods in Spruce Pine and the river reached new heights, or well heights I had never seen. The river broke its bank hungry for dirt and trash can lids.

Somewhere around this time I got accepted to Miss Hall’s School and I was out-of-my-mind-excited to be going there.

In May was nominated to be a prom attendant, the nice way of saying the underclassman slaves of prom. It was fun though. Got to hang out with people that I normally wouldn’t and saw more christmas lights than I would ever care to see again.


My sister graduated from high school this year. Quite crazy to think about. It seems like just yesterday we were playing Barbies and playing for hours in the park. Couldn’t be more proud of her though. What a role model.


This summer was a summer of rain, friends, and letters. Friends from all over the world and from all different age groups. I finally found a friend who would write me consistent letters while I was shut off from all society and that was truly something. I got my first DSLR camera and was the photographer for Camp Spring Creek.


After saying goodbye to some of the best friends, little “sisters” and little “brothers”, I had a month until I shipped off to Massachusetts to start a new journey. I decided to start this blog and document my time at Miss Hall’s. So far its been a blast. I will admit that I have just about been worked to death but I’ve made friends and learned things that I would never have experienced.


I also traveled to Arizona with my mom. Warm weather, red rocks, and picture taking. It was absolutely beautiful and being amongst the red rocks of Sedona made me feel so small. It definitely puts the world in perspective.


Being back home has been a real treat. No homework, all-night-internet, home cooked meals, and family. Couldn’t get much better than this.

Well, that pretty much sums up my year in a quick little blog. It has been truly special. I couldn’t ask for anything better. Thank you guys for reading my blogs and giving me a little self-esteem boost that there are people out there that care what I have to say!

In the words of Louis Cole, “Peace out, enjoy life, and live the adventure!”

I hope you all have a fantastic 2014 and I hope you’ve had a fun-filled, fabulous 2013!