HAPPY NEW YEARS!

This post is not one of a happy nature.  It's a goodbye post.  To Austin Michael Hall.  He was the best friend someone could have asked for.  Sweet, innocent, good head on his shoulder, loved his mother, and talented in everything he did.  He was in the Air Force and he was quite the daredevil.  He had a passion for life and trying new things, but sadly that passion is why he isn't here with us anymore.  Austin passed away due to a motorcycle accident.  The whole town was shocked.  Something this horrible should not have happened to someone so amazing.  Our whole community has heavy hearts, but we will always keep you in our hearts Austin.
One of the gifts that I got Omar, Gabe, and my brother, Patrick, for Christmas was take them paint balling.  I got a bunch of our friends together and we went out to Paintball in Aldie, VA.  We had all of the couple on opposite teams and we played for what felt like hours.  We used all of our tactic skills to hide and dodge paintballs.  They hurt!!! If you've never gone before you totally should because it's a blast, but be prepared for the bruises.


My team won the most games!  I think there was only one game that we didn't win.  Omar & I went after each other every game.  It was hilarious though.

The most important thing I can ask of my readers is to never give up on what you want.  May it be a health goal, a career goal, or even if you've been eyeing the last pair of Jessica's on the shelf, always go after what you want.  It's something that I have strongly believed in the past couple years and it has never let me down.  People say I'm crazy for applying to a large internship, they tell me to start small and local.  People tell me that living in California is too expensive and I should "stay in my price range."  People are constantly telling me that my degree won't get me a job.  In response to those who say to stop dreaming and face reality, I say keep dreaming and make reality.  Why would I settle for anything but extraordinary?  No one ever made it big by playing it safe.  I know that my perseverance and drive will take me places further than I could imagine.  I don't need someone to hold my hand and walk me through the steps because I am doing it on my own.  I may not be where I am today, or tomorrow, but I will be there one day.  And you are never too young to have a dream.    I hope all of you stay true to who are and go after what you want in life.  Don't let anyone stop you from accomplishing your goals. Your value doesn't decrease because somebody doesn't see your worth.  I believe in you, but most importantly I hope you believe in yourself too.

As one of my Christmas gifts, Omar took me to a shooting range for the first time in my whole life.  It was so much fun and I did pretty well for a newbie.  Apparently my stance is off, but I can work on that.  It was great going to the range with my boyfriend, Omar, and my best friend, Gabe.  Most people learn to shoot guns by themselves or by a parent- two Marines trained me!







MERRY CHRISTMAS!


I hope everyone is having a lovely Christmas.  I celebrated today with family, best friends, and loving boyfriend.  I drank way too much hot chocolate and stuffed my face with delicious foods.  I played with my baby cousins and watched movies with friends.  My brother & I took our annual picture in front of the tree and there was so much wrapping paper in the trash cans that they started to over flow.

Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year and it's a great feeling to have everyone I love come together in one place for a fun filled day.

What do you do for Christmas?



HAIL TO THE REDSKINS, HAIL VICTORY !


It's football season and my favorite NFL team is the Washington Redskins!  Since that is my Dad's favorite team and I am a Daddy's girl, it only seems fitting.  However, Omar's favorite team is the Philadelphia Eagles... boooooooo!