Thursday, March 22, 2012


Wow! I do not know what it is about this week, but I have been in a huge rut.  Life seems to be going in slow motion, yet I still find myself to be a step behind.  It is times like these when encouragement is so important.  Encouragement can be found in the most unexpected places.  For me, I love inspiring quotes.  For example, today I woke up at 7:50 when I am suppose to be at work at 8.  Miraculously I walked into the office at 8:05, but was merely going through the motions all morning. While trying to finish up a couple of projects, I stumbled across the quotes above.  Immediately I felt encouraged and inspired.  Wow, God shows up at precisely the right times!

The next few weeks are going to be absolutely crazy.  Between working my full time job, taking the GMAT (19 days away) and beginning to train for my first triathlon, it is safe to say that I am the busiest I have been since my college days.  And while I spent my entire college career with a packed schedule, I have gotten quite used to getting off work at 5 and relaxing.  

I am so thankful for all of the encouragement in my life.  I look first and foremost to my creator.  When I find myself stressed or discouraged, I remember that the Lord will never put me in a situation that I am unable to overcome.  And. That. Is. Awesome.  

On a lighter note, tomorrow my Bears play for a chance to go to the Elite 8!  Oh, how I wish I was in Atlanta this weekend.  But I have to save my time and $$$ for New Orleans and the FINAL FOUR! I am completely confident that Baylor can make it there.  We just have to play like a team and not get discouraged (I say WE as if I am part of the team).  Baylor is one of the most talented teams in college basketball, but sometimes I am not quite sure that they realize their true potential, or maybe they have just been saving the real show for when it matters most! I wonder if Brady Heslip can beat the 9 three pointers he made last game.. That would be quite the show.

Alright, that's all for now.  Thank you for listening this dramatic post of mine and be looking for some exciting new things that are developing in my life! Despite having a rough week, there is still so much to look forward to! 

Friday, March 16, 2012

Friday Favorites//St. Patrick's Day

Happy Friday everyone! I am currently sitting at my desk, trying not to be distracted by the stress/excitement that is often referred to as March Madness.  I am so thankful that my Bears were able to pull off a win last night, despite a not so stellar performance.  

In a few hours, I will be heading up to Dallas for the weekend to celebrate a friends birthday and St. Patrick's Day.  It will be a nice, short break from reality.   I can't wait to share pictures with you on Sunday (I told you I would get better at this whole blogging thing eventually).  

For now, check out these St. Patrick's Day inspired images. 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

My Life//March Madness

It truly is the most wonderful time of the year!! March Madness is here and I am expecting my Baylor Bears to make a pretty far run in this year's tournament.  I have no problem admitting that I have a not so slight obsession with college basketball and I have been beyond giddy all day knowing that the first round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament is now officially underway! 

Each year, my Dad and I sit down and spend what seems like hours analyzing the bracket in order to choose as many correct outcomes as we can.  I think this year we might be onto something.. check out our bracket below:
 I also have my "fantasy bracket" where I have Baylor winning it all.  That would be nothing less that awesome! I'll keep you updated on how my bracket is doing throughout the tournament.  

I also wanted to share some pictures with you from this past weekend.  My friend Ashley and I decided to spontaneously road trip to Kansas City to watch Baylor play in the Big 12 Tournament Championship game on Saturday.  Despite the fact that the Bears did not end up victorious and and even though I got lost in downtown Kansas City, I would do it again in a heartbeat.   

FYI: I am in the middle of reconstructing my blog, so please excuse the mess :)