Lisa's Life

Friday, December 08, 2006

Yay!!! school is basically done. I have one more online final to take and then I am DONE! Just one more semester to go before I graduate. I feel good about this semester b/c I gave it all I had. I had a moment this morning in practice where I realized that I am living my dream. I am doing the very thing I dreamed about doing for 2 whole years. What an amazing feat. I managed cheerleading well, worked hard in school, and managed to work part time. I am amazed at how I did it all! I love my life and what I am doing so much. I feel that I am blessed. Granted there are periods of time where I am struggling b/c this life is tough...but it is what I need! Living in this moment b/c it may never come again!!!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

I am so excited that I got to visit with some of my cousins this morning that I have not seen in years. It was Karen's birthday and so her brothers and sisters were in town. We had brunch this morning and then climbed to the top of Kennesaw mountain. It was so refreshing to be around family. I really like being so close to family. I am not used to having them around but I LOVE it. I am blessed with a great family. This morning I realized how blessed I was to know so many great people. I am proud of where I come from.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

The end if finally in sight. I am burried this weekend in my studies hoping to finish strong. It has been a long semester. It has flown by but it has felt long in some instances b/c I am just ready to be done with school. I've done the best I can do so I am going to be happy with that. I just need to get through this next week which is chaos. By this time next week I can breathe a sigh of relief. Yay for finals!!!!!!!!

The end if finally in sight. I am burried this weekend in my studies hoping to finish strong. It has been a long semester. It has flown by but it has felt long in some instances b/c I am just ready to be done with school. I've done the best I can do so I am going to be happy with that. I just need to get through this next week which is chaos. By this time next week I can breathe a sigh of relief. Yay for finals!!!!!!!!

Friday, December 01, 2006

"When the gusty winds blow, if we know that people care about us, we may bend...but we wont' break."- Fred Rogers

I read this today and thought it was a good description of how things get sometimes. If we have a deep understanding of who we are and what brings meaning to our lives then the storms of life won't destroy us. It also helps to have people in your life that care about you. Sometimes you have to step back and evaluate things. You may have seasons where you feel so alone especially when the gusty winds blow but that my friend is when you develop an inner strength. I'm learning this myself!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

I had to go to the doctor today. She said that I have a sinus infection AGAIN! I wish I could figure out what is causing me to get them so frequently. I spent the afternoon doing homework trying to get a little ahead for finals. I am burnt out and ready to go home. I talked to my friend Katie today and it was so nice to talk to her. I realized that I often have such high expectation of things (which a lot of people do) that I feel such a let down when reality settles in. I love what I do at KSU. It is different than I thought it would be but I still love it:)

Anyway finals begin soon and it is crunch time for the next few weeks. Can't wait till Christmas break!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Well Thanksgiving sure did fly by quickly. I said goodbye to my parents tonight. They are headed home tomorrow. It was weird having them come to visit b/c I realized that I am off on my own now!!! It was a nice visit. Tonight my aunt and uncle, grandma, parents, and brother came to my game to see me cheer. Then we met up with another aunt and uncle for dinner. It was one of those moments where you just wish you could freeze it! I had a great time having family around this weekend. It was also nice being able to just enjoy it and not worry about traveling...it came to me!

Anyway I am truly thankful for all that I have. I have some great family members. Tomorrow though I am going to the doctors b/c I am sick:(

Good night!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Well Thanksgiving is almost over and I am sad! I really think that we need more than one day a year designated for good eating! I had a wonderful time with all of my family. It was so nice to see some of them. I didn't realize how old I had gotten until I got to Kennesaw. Here I am the oldest one in most of my classes and on my team. And today all of my little cousins are not little anymore. When did I get old?

It was a day that I was truly thankful for my life. I think of others who don't have the greatest life. Their hand of cards is a lot harder than mine yet they still seem happy. They don't ever become victims to their lives...they inspire me. I also spent some time today talking to my cousing in law school up at UGA! What an amazing feat to do what he is doing. That too inspires me.
In the midst of all that I am realizing that I not only have a great life but I have had it kind of easy. Yeah I had to go through a lot to get to where I'm at but so have a lot of others. My uncle, my dad, and I were talking tonight about how important attitude is. That is truly what makes your life what it is. If you think you can do something than you will. The mind is a truly powerful thing. As we were talking about all of this my uncle said something to me that I will never forget. He said in case you haven't caught on Lisa you are anything but average....hmmm!!! He said that all that I have gone through to pursue my dream has earned a lot of respect from him! I had never really thought about that. I spend so much time trying to be better at everything I do that I forget to realize how far I've come. I never seem to give myself enough credit....I am incredibly driven. (I think a little too driven). It gets me into trouble sometimes.

Anyway my point is that we can't ever feel sorry for ourselves or our circumstances. Self pity is one of the worst places in life that we can find ourselves. It does nothing for us. You must always find something to be thankful for...something that you can be positive about. Because if you stop for long enough to think about you can find something that you have been blessed with no matter how small it seems. And by acknowleding that you will be successful in what ever you do!