TEN Bears In ONE Day

It’s been a Mother’s Day tradition in our family for over ten years to go to Yellowstone for the day (we live pretty close by) and we’ve always seen at least one bear. I think they come out specially for my Mom. πŸ˜€

However, yesterday’s trip was special. Why? Because we saw not one, not two, not even seven (our previous Mother’s Day record), but TEN bears! And all in a span of like an hour! They were all black bears, no grizzlies, and we also saw the usual buffalo, elk, deer, pronghorn, etc…. Oh and tourists too, we saw those a lot… πŸ˜‰

Here are some pictures….hopefully you guys can zoom in on the ones that are a little further away… ❀

Some scraggly elk πŸ™‚

Bear #1

A buffy lol

These pronghorn were running with a herd of elk…

Bear #1 leaving the water

Bear #2

Bear #3

Bear #4

Bears 5 & 6 were sleeping…

Tower Falls

This was a mama and three cubs, one of these four was bear #4 from before πŸ™‚

We didn’t get a picture of bear #10….but he was really cute too!

Most of these pictures are credit of my sista….check out her blog: http://www.thelighthouseofessays.wordpress.com

I’m Halfway Done With College!

I can’t believe I am halfway done with college already! Two years went by super fast. I won’t say they went by too quickly, cause that’s definitely not true; if they could’ve gone by faster I’d have signed up. The last couple semesters have been pretty stressful. I took six classes each semester, a total of 18 or 19 credits, I worked part time, and I also enrolled in the Honors College.

It has been great though! Last week was finals and I did really well, I am happy to say! Got 4/6 A’s this semester so that’s something to be proud of, although we would’ve liked more haha. Who wouldn’t? I also won a scholarship for the fall, which is soooo awesome! It’s not a super big scholarship but it will cover my books/supplies cost, which is what I needed. I feel very grateful for that! It also means I have to attend the business college’s scholarship banquet in September, so I bought some cute heels to go with one of my dresses….even though its four months in advance. Any excuse to go shopping is good enough, right? πŸ˜›

Since my job is only during the semesters, I have been applying for a bunch of jobs here in my town. I have one interview that I’m going to on Tuesday, and I am really hoping that I get it. It’s for a real estate office and one, that’s great cause I have office experience, and two, I may want to get my real estate license in the future so this would be a great step forward.

I am also really happy because a couple of my really good friends aren’t going home for the summer and are staying here, which means I get to see them more often and we can go ahead and do some fun things this summer! πŸ˜€ I want to also travel a little, maybe somewhere like Seattle or something, but we’ll see what happens. I’m not holding my breath over it, but also kinda trying to get it to work out. Also, I will also be hopefully seeing my best friend (hey, Alli! <3) this summer after three years, so that will be super, super AWESOME!

I am sick and tired of the wintery weather. It’s still kinda chilly here in Montana, I don’t know why we can’t have a proper spring already. In the next couple of weeks I really hope that it warms up and the trees get leaves and the flowers bloom, cause it’s May already! And I am wearing shorts. Cause I don’t care lol. It comes to the point where I wear summer clothes in an effort to make the warm weather come sooner, although that obviously doesn’t work. Sadly.

My newest favorite TV show/obsession is Blue Bloods. My last one was 24. I highly recommend both. Blue Bloods can be easier to watch, it resolves itself every episode, the characters are well acted and the story revolves around a kind family. It’s very American and I love the cop stories. I am currently on season 3, but they’ve made 9 so far, and renewed for a tenth for 2020. Means I have a lot of watching to do….although I’ll try to keep it reasonable. If you guys have any good recommendations for shows, I’d love to hear them! I compiled a movie/book list over the semester to watch and read over the summer, and I’d love to add to it!

I’ve been journaling every day for the past week, which is a first in my whole life. I have never been able to keep a diary or a journal, honestly my blog was the closest to either I’ve ever come. But I am really going to try to keep this going. I allot time every morning for about twenty minutes. It’s been really relaxing honestly. And writing down my thoughts helps me not stress about things.

I hope you guys are having a great spring/summer so far! It’s probably warm already where you live. Montana is probably the only state that’s still chilly. :/ Might scare away the first wave of tourists though, so if I look at it like that….maybe I don’t mind so much. πŸ˜‰ Gotta love it! hehe ❀

It’s February!!! (finally)

Hello y’all! All it seems I can do is put up memes for you guys and barely even that haha! The last couple weeks have been crazy though, and I’ve barely had enough time to go skiing (and that, only if I procrastinate homework) once a week. I’m pretty much at school/work all day and then homework after that. And weekends are homework and maybe some skiing. I managed to take this Sunday off though, which has been so nice! Actually read a book this weekend (not a school one), and chilled at home. So that was awesome!

Next week seems like it might be a little easier. I have two exams, but not so much homework/papers/projects, so I think I might be able to relax a little. We’ll see. I am so glad it’s February. Time is passing so slowly for some reason. Usually when you’re busy, time goes fast, but nope, not this time around! Finally, though, it’s another month and that feels good.

I’ve been going to the gym once a week (whoop, whoop!), which is definitely not a lot, but it’s all I have time for right now. I am now able to run 1 mile on the treadmill! For the unathletic, out-of-shape me that’s pretty good and I’m quite proud. lol Skiing has been pretty good, we’ve been getting more snow recently which has been awesome!

Other than that, I’ve been pretty overwhelmed with class work, and work, trying to relax in between, which has been fairly impossible. We’re getting there though, and still getting good grades!!! Honestly sometimes I don’t know how I get good grades in most of my stuff cause I’m so tired and stressed, but I do. Gotta be proud of yourself sometimes!!! ❀ I really want to bring my GPA back up to 3.5 this semester, so I’m trying to get all A’s (or at least the majority) and I would say so far I am succeeding…although one can never tell….

Hopefully y’all’s lives are going great. For those of you who live in the midwest I hope y’all aren’t completely frozen! It’s been pretty cold here too, but not quite as much as there. Today it was under 10 degrees though, and with wind, it’s probably -0…idk it’s winter and Montana, so what can I say???

I am going to try very hard to write more than just memes on here, but I won’t promise. Please tell me what you guys would like to read, though! Do you want to read life updates, about classes/school, pictures, I don’t know. Please tell and I can try and do that. Most of the time I don’t write cause I have zero ideas. If you haven’t noticed about all I do is write once-a-month update posts for y’all.

I feel like writing these posts is like writing a nice email to a friend, it’s really fun and I love it. You guys are like my friends, and I really appreciate that you read this! I’d love to chat with you in the comments, so don’t feel shy to just pop by and say hi! And if I haven’t seen you before, leave a link to your blog and I’ll check it out! May not be able to write posts when I’m busy but I can definitely manage to reply to comments and check out blogs when I’m bored in class. πŸ˜‰

I love you guys! ❀ Talk to you soon!

2nd Year | 4th Semester

Heyyy! πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈΒ You’re reading this on Thursday, which is day 2 of my 4th semester of college, which means I am almost 1/2 way through my college degree! 😁 However, I am writing this on Tuesday evening, the last day of my Christmas vacation, as I contemplate an entire new semester. I am not at all ready to go back, (who is? haha), but I am fairly excited for the classes I’ll be taking and I hope that per usual the spring semester will be less stressful than the fall (any one else feel that?).

I am a Business Management major and am considering doing a dual minor in International Business & Spanish. I am taking 19 credits this semester and am continuing my great work-study job with 12 hrs/week. Sounds like a lot, I know. Each semester I tell myself I will take it easier, and then the next semester I go ahead and load myself up again… I guess it’s meant to be. 😜

I hadn’t been able to register in time for a couple business classes, so I was taking other ones instead. But I was super lucky and by God’s grace I was able to get into 3 business classes that I really needed! I will be taking:

  • Intro to business information systems
  • Professional business communications
  • Management & organization (online!)
  • Managerial accounting
  • Honors seminar (text & critics) 2 (for my honors program reqs)
  • Early child physcology & development (more for fun cause I like education)

My schedule is really packed, at school from 9 to 5 between work and classes, and then homework at night, but I am gonna try and fit in a couple hours at the gym and some social life…maybe…what do you think? And maybe play my cello once in a while…I wonder if it’ll be possible.Β πŸ™ƒ

So…that’s kinda the update. I am doing good. Can’t believe it’s already 2019. I am 19 years old, which feels crazy. I have a great job. Am almost 1/2 way through my bachelors. I am so grateful for my wonderful family and for my friends (old & new!!).

Also, can we just pray for snow please? Cause this is Montana and it’s the middle of January and it’s suppposed to be cold and snowy so I can ski (yet another thing in my totally-not-busy schedule…) and actually feel like it’s winter. I mean, if it’s not gonna snow we might as well have summer. I would like that better. ☺️

In conclusion, break was great but far too short; I spent it sleeping, eating, watching TV, taking long naps, playing with my sibs, cooking occasionally and sleeping some more. Now I have to go back and sacrifice sleep for textbooks, food for stress, hobbies for papers, and friends for professors. Wish me luck. “It’ll be fine…we’ll get through this…you gotta trust me…I promise….” (If you get the reference comment down below…bffs). πŸ€”

I’m gonna go now and pack my backpack, eat dinner and then go to sleep cause I’m already tired just thinking of the next 3 months. See you next week (hopefully)! ❀️

Happy New Year 2019!

I guess it’s a little late, but who cares? Happy New Year, y’all! I can’t believe it’s already 2019, time just flies. I think 2018 was a great year, lots happened and I really am excited for a new year.

Here are some of the big things (the great and not so great haha) that happened in 2018:

  • I turned 19, now I am “old” according to my little brother lol
  • I voted for the 2nd time
  • I started my 2nd year of college
  • Joined Honors college
  • Got a new job, which I love
  • Got a pay raise, yay!
  • Re-decorated my bedroom
  • Brought my GPA up above 3.5
  • Started/tried wearing contacts
  • Blogged regularly
  • Grew my followers to over 300 on my blog
  • Lost 10 lbs
  • Did 3 months of Aikido
  • Put our dog of 11 years down 😦
  • Made new friends!!
  • Attended a Trump rally #MAGA
  • And so much more…. πŸ™‚

 

Some things I want to do in 2019:

  • Learn to dance/take lessons
  • Keep my GPA up
  • Finish out my second year of college (almost 1/2 way through!)
  • Turn 20 lol
  • Continue blogging regularly
  • Grow to 400 followers here
  • Write in a journal a few times a week (I am so bad at this :/ )
  • Read more books outside of school
  • Travel somewhere outside of MT
  • Be more adventurous and try new things
    • water skiing
    • new restauraunts
    • ice skating
    • outdoor movie
    • etc…any good ideas??!?!
  • Fully catch up on classes through the summer
  • Ski (I’d love to ski Big Sky or Alta, but we’ll see)
  • Work out at least 2x a week
  • Save $$ for a couple big things
  • Budget my money and stick to it
  • Do more hobbies: cello, origami, jewelry, drawing, etc…
  • I also want to try and capture in picture one memory, event, or picture of myself every week for the whole year and then compile into a video at the end for ‘2019 Memories’.

 

A new year always makes me want to do lots of things and start many new ideas….do you have the same thing? We’ll see how far we get this year haha!! πŸ˜€

I start another semester again next week, and I will try and continue to blog regularly. Love you all! ❀