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  • Regrets


    regret (noun): a sense of loss, disappointment, dissatisfaction, etc. This past week I have been stuck in the past. I haven’t truly realized it until now, but... Read more

    Posted on 31 January 2014 SELF EXPRESSION
  • If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It!

    Ain’t Broke, Don’t

    AHHHHHHH!!!! (Can you tell I’m a little frustrated?) First and foremost, I (usually) don’t have anything against technology. I am completely guilty of constantl... Read more

    Posted on 09 January 2014 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Well♡ Loved, Take 2

    Well♡ Loved, Take

    I have started this post four times now. I thought that sitting down and putting my thoughts out there would help me feel better… that it would make me... Read more

    Posted on 17 December 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Catch Up!


    The last time I posted was in April. Let’s rewind…. I finished up my spring semester at Mizzou (Yay!!). And one other small thing, I was on crutches (Boo!). Read more

    Posted on 10 December 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Rambling Thoughts…

    Rambling Thoughts…

    I’m a planner, in case you haven’t figured that out yet. I pretty much do anything to make sure that my plans aren’t changed. The plan was to start graduate... Read more

    Posted on 30 April 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Natural Vs. Unnatural

    Natural Unnatural

    Stress. It’s a crazy thing. Last week my hometown flooded in a matter of minutes. When I was home over the weekend, I was shocked to see the damage first hand. Read more

    Posted on 24 April 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Help Yourself to Help Yourself.

    Help Yourself Yourself.

    I was having trouble coming up with something to write about this week. This is a busy time of the semester as it is, and I am still fighting this foot injury.... Read more

    Posted on 16 April 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Ebb and Flow


    I have had an interesting semester, to say the least, and it has been chock full of challenges. I have had to keep reminding myself that things will get... Read more

    Posted on 11 April 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Balance


    I could kick myself for falling and breaking my foot seven weeks ago. Yes, you read that right. It’s been that long and I’m STILL incapacitated. Read more

    Posted on 05 April 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Accepting Assistance

    Accepting Assistance

    My school personality is very different from how my close friends know me. Growing up with Mom as a teacher, I was taught that you don’t cause problems in class... Read more

    Posted on 20 March 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Summer


    I LOVE summer. I’ve always loved summertime. My mom is a teacher so she always had the time off to spend with me and my siblings. We have been lucky and have... Read more

    Posted on 14 March 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Why? Why? Why, Annie? Why? Why?

    Why? Why, Annie?

    Having a broken foot has left me with a lot of time to sit on my butt and as I’m pretty much burnt out on television, I have started thinking. A LOT. Read more

    Posted on 04 March 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Possibilities, Part 2

    Possibilities, Part

    If you haven’t read Possibilites, Part 1 yet, please do that now. I’m no stress superhero. I certainly carry my share of stress, and some days I really... Read more

    Posted on 25 February 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • the Things We Can Control

    Things Control

    Everyone all week has been terribly stressed out about the winter storm, myself included. I just couldn’t fathom how I was going to be able to navigate... Read more

    Posted on 21 February 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Possibilities, Part 1

    Possibilities, Part

    I saw this video last week and have been pondering the message ever since. No, not about the company and purchasing an insurance policy from them. Simply about... Read more

    Posted on 16 February 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Death


    Are you squirming yet? It’s not a topic that a lot of people like to talk about or think about, including me. On one hand, I think that we are desensitized to i... Read more

    Posted on 05 February 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Stress, Pressure, Anxiety … Oh My!

    Stress is a funny thing. It comes at us from all angles, and sometimes we can’t pinpoint exactly why we are stressed, we just know that something isn’t right.... Read more

    Posted on 30 January 2013 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Ladder of Life

    Ladder Life

    Each new semester is exciting for me. I love the thrill of getting organized and starting a new routine. It’s almost like I get to have a new beginning every... Read more

    Posted on 22 January 2013 SELF EXPRESSION