Everyone has been watching a lot of TV lately so I thought I would do a Me Myself & I and post about one of the shows I have been rewathing *again* I'm posting a blank one on here as well for anyone who wants to fill it in and post it on FB or Instagram.
It's been one year sense the Theatre Club's Spring Break trip to New York. It's crazy to look back at New York and compare it to how it is now. But instead of dwelling on everything that is going on now I thought I would finally sit down and write the long overdue blog post about what happened on my trip to New York.
Our fist day started at 3 am with 17 of us meeting up at the college before we headed up to the airport picking up our 18th person on the way. The ride to the airport was met with a semi truck jack knifed on the freeway. Thankfully we were able to get around it making it to the airport in time. After a quick shuffle threw bag check, being grouped together to pass the bomb sniffing dogs and a quick Starbucks breakfast we were in the air and on our way just a little past 7 in the morning.
The flight wasn't bad in fact it was actually fun and unlike what I said in my previous blog posts I didn't end up watching Grey's Anatomy or read my book. I watched the second Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. As well as talked to the people around me. Although I didn't have a window seat I was able to get Jacob to let me use his window to get a few pics.
We flew into Queens *JFK Airport* in the late afternoon. After a long and slightly confusing wait for the buses we were finally on our way to our hotel in Time Square. Once we were there and settled in we headed downstairs to take what is sadly my least favorite group picture of the whole trip. It is also the only picture of the whole trip that has all 18 of us together. (Well as much of me as you cans see anyway.)
Right after the picture was taken we all took off in separate directions to do our own things. Mac, Maddie, and I decided to go to dinner and then head out to explore the rest of Time Square. We had dinner at a quaint little 50's restaurant suggested to us our adviser Emmy. If you're ever in New York I highly recommend that you check out Juniors.
After dinner we headed off to M&M World for a much needed chocolate fix. Although its a really cute and fun store to be in it has to be one of the most expensive places I have ever gotten M&Ms in my life. We spent the rest of the night walking around Time Square doing what girls on vacation do best... Shop.
Our first full day was non stop from the moment I woke up at 7 in the morning until the moment I went to sleep around 1 am. The morning started out with a free breakfast in the hotel and a quick trip to Starbucks (yes we went all the way to NYC and ended up in a Starbucks.) After everyone picked up their day passes we were given the choice to either go off and do our own thing or stay in a group and visit the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the 9-11 memorial. I chose to hop on a ferry with Mac, Maddie, Haily, Kennah and David and head to the islands.
We didn't book tickets to go to the top of the Statue of Liberty but it was still fun to be able to just walk around the island and look at it. Going to the Statue of Liberty is something I have always wanted to do. Not going to the top just gives me an excuse to go back one day.
After our short time at the statue we hopped back onto the ferry (where I was briefly attacked by a small bird and laughed at by both David and some random lady.) for a short ride on over to Ellis Island. Having family come thew the island I was excited to tick it off my bucket list.
Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to check out all of the buildings and the library's were closed down for cleaning. It was still fun to walk around and read about the history of the buildings and people who came threw. One thing I was surprised about was the amount of Titanic memorabilia they had in the gift shop.
David and I spent entirely too much just walking around looking at things and goofing off and almost missed the ferry back. This wouldn't be the last time we would almost be left behind. In fact we kinda became known for it. I started to make a joke of it quoting Finding Nemo and we became Exit Buddies.
After a very questionably ferry ride where the driver literally crashed us into the docks we took a small detour to the mall. Haily, David and I formed a group got something to eat and chilled out for a bit. After a bit we decided to check out a few stores we don't have at home. First stop Louis Vuitton where we met some really nice employees who were more than willing to let us try things on and find anything we may want to buy. Unfortunately none of us make that kind of cash and we left the store with nothing.
After our fun in Louis we decided to check out Gauche. That experience wasn't the same as Louis. First off they had eyes on us from the moment we walked into the store. I understand that we didn't dress like someone who would normally shop there, but how are they to know that we don't have money to change that? Haily stayed at the front of the store while David and I went into another room of the store. One of the stores clerks fol owed us the room was set up with a bunch of sunglasses mirrors and candles. I went over to check out the candles. As I picked one up just to check the price 300 dollars for a candle that was smaller than you could get at Bed and Bath. I was promptly told to put the candle down. David was trying on sunglasses trying to take a selfie when he was told to put the glasses back and not to take pictures. Shortly after that we were asked to leave the store.
When we were done with our mall trip we went to the 9-11 Memorial. It was both touching and heart wrenching at the same time. Once we got there we broke off into groups to look around. My group started out with Mac, David and I but once again slowly just dwindled down to just David and I. When you first walk in there are these pillar like protections with words and things on them. As you pass by them you get news clips and minute by minute updates about what happened that day. They even have a huge screen with a rebroadcasting of the Today Show from that day. you walk down this long hallway and then come to a set of stares that leads you to ground level. Next to the stairs is a set of stairs that someone who worked in the tower used to help people inside the tower escape.
There is also a pillar still standing from one of the buildings that people would tag in for the first respondeners and other people who helped out. Behind that they have a beautiful blue wall that has bodies from that day behind it. They also have fire trucks that were on the scene when things happened. As well as an engine from one of the planes. They have rooms dedicated to the people who lost their lives with things their families have donated as a memorial for the fallen. There is a room you can go into and hear audio of people talking about those who lost their lives. One of the sections is dedicated to the rescue animals and art work people have made for the memorial. If I remember right we spent a couple hours in there.
Outside they have a the fountain were names of the fallen are carved into it. They have small holes for people to leave flowers and flags for the different people. This is a part of the trip that will forever stick with me.
During one of the ferry rides we had formed a group of 6: Haily, Kennah, Vaneza, Spencer, David and I. From this moment forward this group of 6 would spend practically every waking moment together. Before we had headed out to the Saute Of Liberty that morning I had gone to Madame Tussaud's Wax Figures. I had been to the one in West Hollywood and really wanted to check this one out so I asked a couple people to come along. It really turned out to be one of the most memorable times of the trip. When we got there the people working let us know that there was some big party happening on one of the floors so it was shut off the the general public. I still don't really know what was on that floor. But I know we didn't need it because we had a kick ass time on every other floor. We spent a couple hours there we might have been the only people there at one point. The only reason we ended up leaving is because it was about to close. From tea with the Royal Family to fighting with the Avengers we did it all, and of course we had to have a photoshoot along the way. We just wouldnt be the NYC 6 if we didn't.
At this point its around 9 at night and none of us had eaten since the short time we had spent at the mall. So we went to the one place you should always go for a great late night burger... Shake Shack
After a quick bite no one was ready to go back to the hotel so we decided to check out some shops in Time Square. Hitting up the M&M Store again as well as the Hershey's Chocolate World. Along the way Spencer and Vaneza won the best couple award for being together for half their lives. (I'm going to say they've won this award 2 years in a row.)
Also shout out to the cast of Pretty Little Liars with out this billboard we would have gotten lost trying to find our way back to the hotel on more than one occasion.
To round off the night and to tell you the truth I don't even really know why we did this we went to the hotel gym at 1 am.
However the night didn't turn out to be over. The say New York is the city that doesn't sleep they didn't mean just the night life. That night out side Mine, Mac, Maddie, Kennah's hotel window their came a sound that sounded like a chainsaw that went on for a few minutes. Followed directly by a jack hammer once the jack hammer was done an alarm went off. Being on the third floor and having an awning right below the window made it hard to see what was happening below. Little did we know just down the hall Taylor was jolted from her bed and screaming at Ashlie about the alarm.
Today started out with the now NYC 6 infamous I'm downstairs group chat followed with a gross breakfast. I know I shouldn't complain about free food but Hotel Edison had some problems. If you guys want to hear about an opinion about the hotel and what I as well as my friends thought of it, and how we were treated at times then I will write a separate blog for that. Since most of us were running on about 3 hours sleep at this point we yet again headed over to Starbucks for a morning boost.
Next we went on a morning trek to The Top of The Rock. Where yet again had a small photoshoot. The Top of Rock was something that honestly I wasn't too sure I wanted to do at first. I'm glad I followed the group and did it because It was so pretty and well worth it. I took some of my favorite pictures of the trip up there. The Top of The Rock starts out with a green screen photo opportunity that we couldn't pass up. (a photo that I later on realized that the cast of Friends also took. Our is better.)
After the top of the rock we had a brief debate on if we should go ice skating, head on over to Central Park or go to the Moma and check out the Van Gogh exhibit. Van Gogh won out because how many times in your life are you going to be able to say that you saw Starry Night up close and personal?
Before we headed out around the Museum to check out its very unique peaces of art we hit one of the many cafeterias for a small snack.
I'm not a huge fan of museums myself but this one had a lot of fun and unique peaces of art. There was one room that I didn't get pictures of that was full of trash but was considered high end art because of the way it was placed on the floor David got in trouble for crossing the line on the floor neither of us saw and touching a piece of trash. That is how we found out it was art. Up until that point I thought they were redoing that room. One of the sculptures they had was a snowman in see threw freezer. One of my favorite pieces of art was a basketball hoop with candles. Their was also a room that played Zen music while videos played and crystals hung around the room. I want to be able to go back some day and check out the room that has the old movie posters I started to look at a few but didn't have time to really look. We spent a good couple hours in there just walking around talking and having fun.
I don't remember how the idea came around or who talked about it first but instead of taking a walk around Central Park The 6 decided to rent bicycles and ride around the park. So after I we all pitched in and I signed the paperwork and gave my ID to the people at the bike shop we were off.
Their surprisingly aren't a lot of places you can take bikes in Central Park. At least not in the area we were in. I was also surprised at the amount of stop lights they had in the park. It was the perfect weather to just bike around chill out with each other and you guessed it take some pictures.
It was a pretty chill bike ride around the park. With only a couple hiccups.
We thought Spencer losing his chain was going to be the worst of it. Unfortunately we were wrong. When everyone else had eaten a little something at the Moma Vaneza opted for just a couple small pieces of fruit. As we were approaching the end of the park she got a little dizzy and took a pretty scary fall, flipping head over handle bars and landing face first on the cement. Thankfully she was able to cushion her fall with her arm and didn't hit her head or get seriously hurt. Their were a couple cops near by who we got to come over and check her out. They didn't have a first aid kit for her cuts and she didn't want to go to the hospital so we decided to just start our trek back to turn in our bikes. After turning in our bikes we stopped by a local deli for something to eat.
That night the Theatre Club and a couple other people on the trip had tickets to go see the Broadway production of Chicago. Before we got ready we all decided we needed time to chill. So we headed to the boys' room to watch some tv and just hang out.
While Haily, Kennah and I went to see Chicago David, Spencer and Vaneza ended up going to the movies to see the latest How To Train Your Dragon to help Vaneza keep her mind off the fall. Chicago was a really great show and I am really glad we chose to see this one. The music was amazing and I love the story lines. While a hand full of the people who went on the trip seen more then one show threw out our trip I only saw that one. Which I guess gives me another excuse to go back someday.
After Chicago Ashlie, Jacob, Zach and I went back to the hotel for a quick change and to pick up David. We then went to dinner at a Deli Emmy suggested we go check out. (I feel like I forgot to say that Emmy used to live in New York.) It was cute and reminded me a lot of Deli's in Seattle so we all kinda felt like we were home. They had a sitting area up stairs where it was just the 4 of us and let us hang out past closing.
The main reason we went out was so that Ashlie could see Grand Central Station. Jacob and Zach called it a night leaving just Ashlie, David and I to go exploring. You meet some really interesting people in New York on our way to the train station we ended up talking to some random guy who for some reason thought we were British then proceed to ask David "Are you English?" He miss understood replying "Yes." The guy went onto explain to us that its up to us to vote no on Brexit,
Grand Central was under a bit of construction and almost completely dead when we got there but the security guard seemed to like us and let us go exploring. We didn't stay long. We weren't ready to head back to the hotel so we decided to take a walk around the city a bit and check out Madison Square Gardens as well as parts of Broadway we hadn't see in the day time. It was a fun walk and a great way to spend our last night in the city.
The last day started with everyone finishing up packing their things and storing them in Emmy's room. Then the I'm downstairs group chat. We skipped the free breakfast and even bailed on the morning Starbucks. We headed out to Dunkin' Donuts which in our opinion wasn't as good as people say it is. From there we did some more exploring of Time Square. While we there threw out Time Square people were asking for donations holding onto big clear square boxes. We were on our way back to the hotel to meet up with our advisers and some of the others and head over to Brooklyn when we were approached by one of these people. He kept asking us for money. None of the 6 said anything to him we entered a small crowed of people to try and get rid of him. Some how we ended up next to a man and his wife. The person with the box somehow took this as we were a family. He turned to the man and commented him all of his beautiful daughters. The man looked uncomfortable but looked at his wife and said "please leave my family alone." and we all proceed to cross the street. That's the story on how the 6 got adopted in NYC.
We took the subway to Brooklyn by this time most of us had become sort of experts on the subway. I say most because Ashlie had yet to grasp it. (I got permission to talk about this.) Out of all of my friends Ashlie is the most well traveled. She is constantly on the go however she has the worst sense of direction. She also loves tea more than any other person I have ever met. Before we went to New York Ashlie and Taylor booked reservations to a Tea Room. While most of us went to 9-11 they went to Tea. To get to where they needed to go they had to take the subway, Ashlie miss read the maps and instead of coming back to Manhattan she ended up in Brooklyn not once, not twice but three times before she finally got it right. When we were on our way to catch out train to Brooklyn Ashlie was on my left I remember her talking to me and then all of asudden she was gone. One of our advisers had to go and find her.
After we got into Brooklyn we went to a very small tea and coffee shop. The shop was so small that only about 3 of us could stand in it. From there we headed down to the waterfront.
Once we got our fill of the view we headed out to check out the town. We stopped into a couple book shops and other small businesses in town, 5 of the 6 even got yelled at for taking yet another group photo. A random lady walking by in a very disgruntled Brooklyn way said "Its a fucking sidewalk!" from that point on it became the phrase of the day.
Given the fact that we hadn't eaten yet that day the 6 along with Taylor set off to find some food and get in as much of the city as we could since we wouldn't be there long. So where do 7 college students from Washington State go when they're on Spring Break in Brooklyn New York? Starbucks.
It was a cozy little place to chill and talk about our trip. The tables had charging stations for your phones the wait wasn't long. The random part was that we need to ask the barista the code to the bathroom. Random fact since I ordered so many photos of this trip from the app Free Prints they sent me a poster sized print of this photo to say thank you. I still haven't found a frame for it.
Brooklyn was one of the places I really wanted to see while we in New York and I am still grateful that Emmy added it to the itinerary. One of the reasons I really wanted to go was to check out Joe's Pizza and not just any Joe's Pizza so under the promise of real New York pizza I dragged them with me. I am happy to say Joe's was a great hit and to this day they best cheese pizza I have ever had. No one can change my mind on that.
We spent the rest of the trip grabbing beagles and boba tea while checking out some more local shops.
Once back in Manhattan we had bit of time left before we had to head out to the airport. The 6 decided to take advantage of this hit up some of out favorite shops (I'm pretty sure I went to the Disney Store at lead 5 times this whole trip.) and just take in Time Square one last time. 4 days really just wasn't enough I know we all wished we had just one more day.
The bus ride JFK was a trip all in itself. The buses showed up and we were told to split into two separate groups. Kennah, Spencer and Vaneza went with one group while Haily, David and I ended up with the second group. Now I am sad that the 6 were split up for this part. Not because we weren't all in one place but because Kennah, Spencer and Vaneza totally missed out. What we didn't know at the time was that group 2 was getting into a party bus. It was a great way to say goodbye to the last 4 days. We goofed around with Emmy and everyone else on bus listening to Eminem and other artist that should defiantly be played in a situation like this. Although the bus wasn't stocked for a party we made our own. I'm really bummed out I can't post non YouTube videos on here because I have some great ones from that bus trip.
Random fact I bought that hat because I kept steeling David's the whole trip and if you pay close attention to some of the other pictures I ended up wearing his anyway. I also keep forgetting I own that hat. So this is me once again publicly asking David to just give me his since clearly it looked better on me and I liked it better.
Our plane ended up being 2 hours delayed so we all just hunkered down at our gate some people slept (or tried to sleep if a certain person would have let me) We played heads up on my phone and did some bottle flips and had just a chill time together. Once again I took more videos that pictures at this point. (Shout out to whoever took this picture I'm pretty sure it was Ashlie.)
The plane ride home was one to remember. We had a lot of turbulence at once point everyone was told to just sit down and ride it out. The best part was this guy who was still determined to make it to the bathroom despite the airline attendant calling him out over the PA. At one point she just yelled "SIR! JUST SIT DOWN!" he sat on the floor and waited it out. At another point of the flight there was a person who had a panic attack and the ever famous "Is there a doctor on board." came from overhead. The flight eventually evened out and had a pretty quite flight home.
The bus ride back from Seattle was really quite most everyone had passed out at this point wanted to but couldn't or were just too tiered to be social. All in all it was an amazing trip and I wouldn't change a single moment of it. I have said that if I could relive any point in my life that vacation is top of the list. Hopefully one day I get the chance to go back to New York. Until then I will have the memories of that one time 6 random people decided to hang out together and had the time of their lives for the rest of the week.
XO That One Girl
I'm not one to ask for help with certain things, I normally like to do things on my own. Unfortunately this is something I haven't been able to do on my own.
For those of you who don't know I am the publicist for the Centralia College Theatre Club. This year the Theatre Club is sponsoring a Spring Break trip to New York. We will be seeing a Broadway play as well as going to places like Brooklyn, The MOMA, Greenwich Village among other things,
New York has been a dream of mine sense I was little. I've always wanted to see Time Square and find the Alice In Wonderland statue in Central park as well as see a Broadway play, The down payment for this trip is 900 dollars. My hours have been cut way down at work. I'm currently trying to get another job before the trip, but so far I haven't had any luck. We have to pay the 900 by February 25th. If I can't get the money in by then I will not be able to go on this trip.
I started a Go Fund Me page before Christmas to help raise money so I can go on this trip. So far I haven't been too successful with it. I'm writing this to ask if anyone in the That One Fam can help donate to my trip. You don't have to donate a huge amount what ever you could give I would be so grateful for.
When I am on the trip I plan to vlog the whole experiences and share it on YouTube as well as my blog so that it will be just like you were on the trip with me. I will take tons of pictures as well as Paris In My Pocket pictures. I have so many plans for that series. The Eiffel Tower at the Statue of Liberty,On the top of the Empire State Building, In Time Square, At the Theatre etc. Paris Takes New York. Would be so much fun to do,
This trip doesn't happen often. Most of my friends from the Theatre Club will be graduating this year and I would love to be able to have this experience with them.It would be the trip of a life time and a dream come true.There are only 20 people who can sign up for to go and the spots are filling up fast.
Please help me tick this off my bucket list. It would mean so much if you could donate and pass along my Go Fund Me page and help me encourage others to donate as well. Please click here to donate. Thank you.
XO That One Girl
1. First thing you wash in the shower? My hair
2. What color is your favorite hoodie? Blue, White and Black
3. Do you plan outfits? Only on occasions
4. How are you feeling right now? Stressed
5. What's the closest thing to you that's red? The ruby on my Proverbs 3:15 sticker
6. Tell me about the last dream you remember? I keep having weird dreams about a t.v show I used to watch
7. Did you meet anybody new today? Yes
8. What are you craving right now? Dr. Pepper
9. What comes to mind when you think of cabbage? Corned Beef
10. Have you ever counted to 1,000? Yes
11. Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it? *Cringe* Just the thought of biting it makes my teeth hurt, Lick it,
12. Do you like your hair? At the moment no I need to get my roots done.
13. Do you like yourself? Some days.
14.Would you go out to eat with George W. Bush? Sure
15. What are you listening to right now? 7th Heaven
16. Were your parents strict? Yes
17. Would you go sky diving? No I don't like the feeling of falling.
18. Do you like cottage cheese? Yes
19. Have you ever met a celebrity? Yes This is not a brag but the list is long and I don't want to type it all out.
20. Do you rent movies often? I prefer to go to the theater
21. Is there anything sparkly in the room you're in? My light box
22. Have you made a prank phone call? When I was younger
23. Ever been on a train? Yes
24. Brown or white eggs? Does it really matter?
25. Do you use chap stick? No
26. Can you use chop sticks? See answer 25
27. Are you too forgiving? I can be
28. Ever been in love? A long time ago
29. Last time you cried? On Friday
30. What was the last question you asked? "Have you seen Infinity War?" To Katie
31. Favorite time of the year? Summer
32. Do you have any tattoos? I have 5
The number 3 in Arabic on my right hand
The word breathe on my right wrist
A small cross on the side of my left wrist
Lyrics to the Little Mix song we are who we are *not those ones* on my left wrist
And a triquetra on my left for arm
33. Are you sarcastic? Very
34. Ever walked into a wall? Yes
35. Favorite color? Blue
36. Have you ever slapped someone? Yes
37. Is your hair curly? If I let it dry naturally it gets wavy
38. What do you first notice about someone? Their eyes
39. What was your first vehicle? A mustang
40. What kind of vehicle do you drive? A Bug
41. Do you sleep with the TV or radio on? Sometimes I sleep with the t.v on
42. Can you handle the truth? Yes
43. Do you have good vision? No
44. What is your favorite vacation destination? The beach
45. Do you have any pets? 2 dogs and a cat
46. How many pillows do you sleep with? 1
47. Do you enjoy roller coasters? Nope
48. Do you believe in miracles? Yes
49. What is your favorite drink? Dr. Pepper
50. What color is the shirt you are wearing? Gray, Green and White
5 move days until Christmas. I hope everyone is ready. I'm relieved I don't have any last minute shopping this year. For those of you who read yesterday's blog post my dads surgery went really well. He can see but its a bit blurry for the time being. He has a doctors appointment today for a follow up we will know more on how he is doing then.
I figured that these blog posts have been kinda redundant the last couple days so I decided to do a Christmas About Me to switch things up a bit. Hope you like it.
I hope you didn't just skim threw this just to see what today's charm was. I would like to think you guys check out the blog for more than just that. With that being said lets see what I got today. Yesterday I guessed it would be the Dove. Shelly is on Team Dove. Katie is desperately wanting it to be the penguin and Tina has joined Team Penguin. While Sara thinks it will be the red jewel.
It's the super cute penguin! Tomorrow I am going for the red jewel. Please click like it helps be best understand which content you guys like more. I will see you guys tomorrow with another charm
XO That One Girl
I have been meaning to write this blog post for the last couple days. I just didn't know how to start. The thing is I'm really bad at asking people for help with anything, but this time I can't do this all on my own so here goes... Some of you might know that for the past year an a half I have been the publicist of the Centralia College Theatre Club. This school year for Spring Break the Theatre Club has a chance to go to New York and see a Broadway play. We would be there for 5 days and 4 nights. The catch is that I have to pay for everything out of pocket.
Going to New York is something I have wanted to do sense I was really little. It is one of my Bucket List places to go. The play I would be getting to see if I can go is Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. You guys all know how much I LOVE Harry Potter. I have been dying to see this play ever sense it first came out.
To help raise money I have started a Go Fund Me page. It would really mean a lot to me if you guys could please donate anything you can as well as share the page and this blog post. I plan on Vloging the whole trip so it will be like taking you all along with me.
If you would like to donate or just share the page click here like I said it would mean a lot. Thank you.
XO That One Girl
For this weeks Me Myself and I blog post I took inspiration from one of my favorite YouTubers (Who I'm pretty sure hates being called that... Sorry Leesha) Xsparkage was one of the first channels I followed on YouTube and has been one of my top faves ever sense. Xsparkage (Leesha) does everything from makeup tutorials to fun vlogs with her family. Yesterday she posted a video titled 9 Things I Hate About Myself (And 9 Things I Love) I really liked the idea so I decided to take a note out of her book and do 5 Things I Hate About Myself (And 5 Things I Love) *In no particular order.*
I have been overtly self conscious my whole life. I don't like looking in mirrors unless I have to and even at that I don't spend a lot of time looking. I have been criticized for my looks my whole life. Even now with my adult acne and acne scars, I have super soft teeth do to the fact that I don't have a lot of enamor on them (I was sick a lot as a kid.) So they break easily. People jump to conclusions about me before they even talk to me. I really, really wish it was something I could just not care about and get over I am working on it. It's just easier said than done.
I am a pro at this. It's something that really needs to stop to be honest. Whether it's getting ready in the morning or doing a paper for a class I am queen of waiting tell the last possible minute.
It's a weird thing to not like about yourself. I tend to jump head first into things be it a relationship or friendship. It's not always a good thing to be the one who cares the most in a situation because I always end up being the one who gets hurt in the end.
I have something called Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), It is a type of anxiety that doesn't need to have anything to trigger it. I can be having the best day ever and out of nowhere I will get hit with this feeling of dread in the pit of my stomach that something really bad is about to happen. Nothing ever does but it is an uncontrollable feeling. I also have something called Testing Anxiety (Yes its a real thing.) I can study for a test know all the answers frontward and backwards get A's and B's on every assignment and then when it comes to the test I blank everything I thought I knew I no longer remember any of it, Even if I had just been studying seconds before the test.
It's all apart of caring too much,
I love creating things for other people. Writing a short story and hearing all the positive reactions from people is the best. I also love creating things like banners and other such things for my the website or my twitter page or Facebook.
Those are the things that mean the most to me in the worlds.
There is no better feeling in the world then helping someone do something. I have been volunteering sense I was really little. I have always been told and believe fullheartedly that it is better to give than receive.
This is something I just kind of fell into. Whether its nature shots, posed, action, or candid I love it all. I really need to start uploading more of the stuff I do on here. My mom has told me I am the worst person to go on a walk with because I'm constantly stopping to take pictures of things, One of my favorite photo series is my Paris In My Pocket series (Link above, Click Paris In My Pocket for a bunch of candid shots or click on any of the mini series in the drop box.) The series started when I bought a bottle of perfume that came with a small Eiffel Tower charm, I had been wanting to do a series of photos where I took something around and took pictures of it in random places and the charm was perfect. I am planning on taking a digital photography class at the college this Winter.
I have loved music my whole life I don't go a day with out it. I listen to everything from Ozzie Osbourne to Harry Styles. I love how music can take you back to a memory in life or connect you with people you never would have thought to talk to before. It's amazing that something so simple as a song can mean so much to one person or how the right song can change your whole day.
This year has been a year of reflection for me. Spiritually, emotionally, and personally. I have been thinking a lot about my faith and what it means to me and what church I want to make my own. For me this has been harder than I originally thought it would be. Thankfully I have an amazing best friend that I have been able to talk this threw with and has been on hand to answer any questions I have stupid or not. Although I know I can annoy the crap out of him with some of the questions I have *Even though he wont admit it haha*. I'm glad to have him on this path with me.
Emotionally I have been trying to get better control over my anxiety. This is another thing I have been leaning on my faith for as well as my best friend *Who I know I put a lot on and I owe a lot to. I have told him time and time again how grateful I am to have him in my life, and no I am not using him in any way for those haters out there*. I have also been attending consoling sessions threw my college. I know that it is very hard to get rid of anxiety permanently. For me I just want to find a way to face it and control it for now. Then maybe sometime down the road get rid of it permanently.
Personally I have just been reflecting on the path I am on right now in life. My college degree, where I live, and what my future may hold. I've been thinking a lot about if I am ready to find a guy and settle down with a family or not. Where I would like to move to. I know personally I need a second job, and that I need to learn how to properly balance my personal life around my school life.
The year isn't even half over yet and I'm not rushing anything or putting a deadline on any of this. What will happen will happen when it happens and whenever that is I will be ready for it.
*10 points to anyone who gets the Christina Aguilera reference in all of this*.
XO That One Girl
I was going threw old blog posts and stumbled across a survey I did way back when I first started this page. Some of the answers haven't changed, but a good handful have. I hope you all enjoy.
XO That One Girl
1: What is your favorite 'ber' month? (Sept-Oct-Nov-Dec)
2: What is your Favorited autumn leaf?
3: What did you dress as for Halloween last year?
Queen Elsa, haha who else would I be?
4: What is your favorite fall food?
As clique as is sounds I love anything Pumpkin related.
5: Do you have any fall traditions?
6: Do you have any Halloween traditions?
Carving Pumpkins With My Dad
7: What music do you like to listen to during fall?
My music doesn't change with the seasons.
8: What is your favorite fall outfit?
Long sleeved shirts, Jeans, and cute boots.
9: Favorite spooky movie?
The Halloween series. The originals not the Rob Zombie remakes.
10: S'mores or pumpkin pie?
Despite my answer to number 4 on this one I would have to go with S'mores.
11: Hot chocolate or warm apple cider?
Hot Chocolate all the way.
12: Do you like Pumpkin Spice Lattes?
Yes. Hate all you want but they are really good and worth the waiting for each year.
13: What is your favorite day of the year?
14: Ghosts or Zombies?
15: What is your favorite part about fall blogging?
Taking pictures and all the new fall recipes.
16: What is the story behind your URL?
There is a girl in my home town who looks like me, I'm constantly being mistaken for her. When it came to picking a URL and name for my page That One Girl seemed to be the perfect fit...
17: What is the best thing about your town during fall?
The changing of the leaves.
18: What is your favorite kind of decorations?
I like spooky Halloween decorations.
19: Tea or coffee?
20: Halloween or Christmas?
I have given this a lot of thought. I actually talked about this with other people haha. I would have to chose Christmas because it brings my family together.
21: Cats or bats?
22: Do you enjoy carving jack-o-lanterns?
Yes I do.
23:What is your favorite fall color?
24: Do you have a fall blog?
Not really. I do however have a favorite Fall YouTube page. Each year Carrie Hope Fletcher does a series of video's called "Letters To Autumn."
25: Werewolves or Vampires?
I've always preferred Vampires.
26: Spooky or sweet?
27: Trick or Treat?
28: Do you enjoy visiting graveyards?
No does anybody?
29: What is your favorite fall memory?
Trick or Treating with my friends and cousins as a kid. I also loved all the Fall midnight movie premiers. I wish they would start doing those again. 8 o'clock premiers just aren't the same.
30: What was your best fall ever?
It's hard to decide.
31: Gloves or mittens?
32: Do you enjoy ice skating?
Shouldn't this be a winter question? Truthfully I've never gotten a chance to try.
33: If you could spend fall anywhere, where would you choose?
I would spend any season in London.
34: What's your dream Halloween outfit?
If I had the money I would go full on professional makeup and be Darla from Buffy.
35: Be honest... are you already stocking up for fall?
I've been eating candy corn sense the begging of September. So yes haha.
36: Do you enjoy the other seasons?
I've always been fond of Summer.
37: How do you plan to spend this Halloween?
I don't have plans yet... It's a school night haha
38: In one sentence... why do you love fall so much?
It's cozy weather.
39: What is your favorite fall makeup look?
A smokey eye and a red lip.
40: What is your favorite fall candle scent?
Hands down apple cinnamon.
41: Do you enjoy Christmas?
I love it.
42: What is your favorite store during fall?
43: Do you enjoy cold weather?
For the most part yea, but I prefer hotter weather.
45: What is your favorite Halloween candy?
I love anything sour.
46: What is one thing you'd love to try during fall, but haven't yet?
A murder mystery dinner party would be so much fun.
47: What do your friends and family think of your fall obsession?
It's 50-50 some of them get it. Others don't see the point or fun in any of it.
48: Be honest... are you already planning your fall-themed wedding?
49: Do you have fall/Halloween boards on Pinterest?
Of course I do and I pin in it all year round.
50: Do you enjoy rain?
I'm from Washington you kinda have to like the rain.
What was the last thing edition.
1. The last thing you drank?
No surprise answers here, the last thing I drank was a cup of coffee.
2. The last thing you ate?
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup.
3. The last movie you watched?
I'm currently watching Sweet Home Alabama for the billionth time.
4. The last video you watched on YouTube?
The latest Lex Los vlog.
5. The last person you texted?
My best friend Logan
6. The last thing you bought?
Stuff for dinner last night. *super exciting answer*
7. The last book you read?
Hunter by Mercedes Lackey
8. The last app you used?
The Tecarta KJVS Bible app.
9. The last song you listened to?
See Me Now by Little Mix
10. Last thought in your head?
Should I cut my hair?