Friday, September 11, 2015
Sunday, September 6, 2015
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Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Thursday, July 2, 2015
These past few days I've actually been in the mood to blog, so I thought I'd just take advantage of that and write a few things down. As it's the first of the month, I have goals that I'm working on through out the month. At the beginning of the year I was focusing my energy on different themes for goals. It was working pretty well, but when I moved I lost some momentum and I decided to just make a few goals that will help improve my my life on a daily basis.
All of the things on this list are pretty self explanatory, but sometimes you just need to take a step back and take some time to really focus on the little things. It takes a lot of little changes and improvements to create a constantly wonderful life and making creating a few better habits and focusing on some small tasks could be exactly what I need for right now.
What do you think about your goals? Now that we're half way through the year and then some, are you sticking to your plans? Do you care if you have or haven't?
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Monday, June 15, 2015
I was one nervous sissy in the passenger seat. But it was really nice to get a break from driving.
We also had a few challenges when we arrived. We didn't really know how things worked so we stayed in a hotel for one night. The next morning we had to sit in a car line for a few hours before we could drive up the mountain to find a camp site. Once we arrived at a camp site, we realized that we didn't really know anything about camping. We were without tent stakes, a table to put our stove on, any type a shelter to cook under when it rained, we didn't have a mattress pad for Megan...Basically we just realized that we were very unprepared.
We improvised this little box with sticks to get the propane stove up off the ground. Eventually we ended up just putting it up on a styrofoam cooler. The bottom of the stove doesn't get hot, so that worked out really well.
It was a miracle this thing stayed up...but it did.
The shelter would have been smart. It rained basically the entire weekend. We were pretty lucky that I happened to have quite a few things in my car from my move that I've had yet to take out my car. We had extra socks, shoes, scarves, and other things to help us out. We may have been a bit unprepared but we ended up no worse for wear.
On the way home we made a few stops, and it was so worth it. Megan was able to take a picture in her signature stance and we got to stop at the "Hole N' The Rock" where you can go ride a camel and tour a house in the rock.
And there you have it. I blogged.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Sunday, May 24, 2015
My cousins got me some gift cards (perfect for me as I'm unemployed) as well as a mat stack book for scrapbooking. And my aunt got me a bag from her recent trip to New York.
Gifts aren't just material things...They're a way that you show someone you care and I love them. What do you think of gifts?
Friday, May 22, 2015
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PS...Sorry if the graphic is a little small. I'm still trying to figure out my new computer and that occasionally means that I can't figure out how to make things bigger or smaller...I'll get the hang of it eventually I suppose. If you're interested, you can check out more on Oscar's health insurance services if you're in the NY and NJ areas!
On another note, you should be seeing more of me around here. I'm still getting settled in at home and trying to figure out a bit of a routine and so far that routine has not included blogging. I have a lot of work to do around this house so that I can make all my crap fit inside of it. So maybe I'll just blog about it. We'll see!
So don't panic if you don't hear much from me. Life is just a challenge when it's constantly changing, and unfortunately, sometimes something must go. For me, blogging may have to be put on the shelf for a few weeks.
Please don't cry.
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
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Monday, May 11, 2015
4. France. I have taken years of french and I just feel like it would be so cool to go there and see the Eiffel Tower and try my best to talk to people en francais.
5. Washington DC. I love history. Like love it. I would especially like to see the Smithsonian and the Declaration of Independence.
6. Nashville. Because Bluegrass.
7. New York City. I have been to New York once, but it was only for a day when we had a little accidental trip there when I missed a connecting flight to Italy in High School.
8. London. Harry Potter. Big Ben. Shakespeare. The Thames. Kings and Queens.
There are a lot of places in the world that I feel that I must see before my time on Earth is up. Hopefully I'll be able to make at least a few of these things happen. I've learned in the past few weeks that nearly anything is possible if you want it bad enough.
Friday, May 8, 2015
+I bought some new shoes a couple days ago at the Vans Outlet store...First of all, they were ony $14. That fact alone could make them my favorite...But they're also the most comfy shoes I've ever put on. They're called Surf shoes and they have some foamy inserts for the inside of the shoes and basically they rock.
+ Right now is my favorite time of year. It's just something about the newness of Spring that puts a big, happy smile on my face. It helps that I'm also moving home to be with my wonderful family and I'm finally finished with this semester this month!
+My final Friday Favorite is The Railsplitters. I seriously cannot stop listening to their new album. I recommend it to peple who like music of all types.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Basically, I have always just wanted be them...I think that my sister Megan can understand that kind of dream. For a while, the dream sort of just...dropped of the earth. I was busy doing other things and I stopped actively pursuing my dream of becoming a Dixie Chick. Through out the past few months, though, my musical fire has been reignited and thus the Dixie Chick Dream has resurfaced as well.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Monday, May 4, 2015
I am so very blessed to have these two humans as my sisters.
Alexis and I are a few years apart, so we were in middle school and high school together. We basically did everything together. Now, we're all grown up. She's a wife and a mom, she's a full time student, and she works a full time job. Basically...She's my hero. I don't know how she does it. I guess she just learned from the best. Our mom.
Miss Megan is a little Bluegrass Diva. Some where between my high school graduation and now she just became this amazing musician with more ambition than I have ever known. She's basically turning into the musician that I always wanted to be and I am completely jealous of her dedication to the craft.
This year she's taking on some great musical responsibilities and she's learning and growing into an adult that I completely respect...It's pretty hard to see her as anything but my baby sister though...
I feel like I'm the luckiest middle sister in the world to have grown up between these two. Sometimes we fight. We don't always get along perfectly, but they will always be my sisters and forever my best (and first) friends.
Friday, May 1, 2015
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
As this is the last week for a while, I highly suggest you get in on this!
What I loved about the past week// Well, this weekend I got to spend time with my family and my boyfriend, so that was great. I got some home-cooked meals and I was super happy to just sleep in my bed at home.
What I'm looking forward to// I'm looking forward to Thursday! Jake is coming here for the weekend and I'm so excited! I saw him basically all weekend, but it will be awesome to have him here! It's like a little staycation for me.
What my latest obsession is// Well, I ended up purchasing a new MacBookPro...And I am so in love with it. I have barely left the thing alone since I bought it. But I want to use it as much as I can...It hurt my heart to spend that money, but I'm super happy with the decision...It had to happen.
What I've been daydreaming about// All I can think about is the semester ending and life being simple again...no homework or papers. I just can't wait.
What I'm watching// I started watching Sons of Anarchy today. I'm only one episode in, but I can already tell I'm going to love it.
What I'm listening to// This band called the Railsplitters. I can't stop. They're releasing a new album in May and I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves music.
What I'm craving// I've been wanting Mexican food lately...Last night I was feeling some Taco Tuesday action.
What I'm doing this weekend// Like I said before, Jake is coming down and we're going to do all kinds of great things together.
What else is new?
Basically...I'm super happy. I had no idea that things were going to end up this way, but I'm pretty glad they did.
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Monday, April 27, 2015
I took a chance.
My friend invited me to go out with she and her boyfriend to see some fireworks (it was the fourth of July) and of course, why would I want to do that alone? So I invited Jake. The guy that I'd met all of one time...We'd talked a little, but I was really stepping out on a limb by asking him to go out with me.
He took a chance.
It went swimmingly...after that day it was like we wouldn't have been able to stay away from each other if we'd tried. We spent every day of that summer together.
But as it drew to a close, we knew that this bliss had to pause. He was leaving for boot camp and I was also preparing to go. We planned to sort of...meet up later. We wrote about a thousand and one letters and I tried really hard to just not cry all the time.
So we got to see each other when he came home. It was great. We were so happy...He asked me to marry him on Christmas day. It was great. We were scared. Honestly, we were just kids and didn't really know what we were getting our selves into, even still...
...we took a chance.
Unfortunately, though, we couldn't make it work. Not then. It was too hard. Our lives were moving in opposite directions and somehow we just couldn't bend the paths to make them cross. So we broke up. And it was hard. We were both really sad...For me, it was like the end of the world. I spent the next few years getting my life together and figuring out that sometimes things just don't work out. I dated other guys. Then recently I got a new boyfriend. My very first serious relationship since Jake and I. And it was great...For a while. But then, again, our paths shifted and I felt myself falling out of love. Then it was over. And I was sad.
But not long after that break up Jake and I found each other again. I'm not really sure what happens next, but I'm excited to find out.
We're taking a chance.