Thursday, April 12, 2018

Four years later...

It is so surreal to find this blog after four years of absence. Reading all of these posts gives me such a sense of nostalgia. This blog was my life for five years and I made so many amazing friends through it. However, as everyone knows, time doesn't stop even though my blogging appearance may have. Just in case you are curious, these past four years have been an absolute whirlwind, but in the best way.

I started dating my best friend in September of 2014.

I graduated nursing school and became a Registered Nurse.

I continued on in school and ended up becoming Valedictorian of my Bachelor's of Nursing graduating class.

Currently waiting on my acceptance into graduate school to fulfill my dream of becoming a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

I became engaged this past November.

I have an amazing job that I absolutely adore as a nurse.

My fiancé and I have a house that we are renting while I am staying at home with my parents.

Our wedding date is set for June 30th, 2018.

Life is crazy. I look back on these posts and read the joy and heartbreak of 13-17 year old Heather and realize that life is so sweet. I did not know where God was taking me in those years but here I am with everything I could have ever dreamt of and yet, there is more of life to come. Don't get me wrong, life isn't easy. But it is oh-so worth it. 


Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Sunshine Award

"For bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere."
The rules are:

I. thank the blogger that nominated you and link to his/her blog.
II. nominate other bloggers and let them know on their blogs.
III. answer a list of ten questions.
IV. the Sunshine Award button must be posted on your blog.

1. What is your favorite scripture verse?
My favorite verse has changed many times over the years but I my all-time favorite is John 16:33.

"For I have told you these things that in me you may have peace.
In this world, you will have tribulation, but take heart!
I have overcome the world."

2. Would you sacrifice your life if it would save that of a stranger's?

If I had to time to think, I would probably attempt to come up with a different solution but if it was a spur of the moment kind of thing, I would say yes. 

3. Given the chance to swim with dolphins... would you accept?

HECK YES. I told my parents for years that instead of receiving a car for my sixteenth birthday, I wanted to go swim with dolphins. Sadly, that plan did not work out.

4. Are you more "fascinated" by the light or by the darkness; why?

I am definitely more fascinated with the light. The darkness and the uncertainty that comes with it seem to terrify me.

5. Can you speak with a different accent?

Can I? Yes. Can I speak it well? Not really...

6. Do you play an instrument?

No. :'( My parents were into sports when they were younger so that's what they introduced myself and my sisters to. I once learned how to play a song on guitar but that's the extent of my knowledge.

7. Has the ocean ever filled your dreams?

Most certainly. I grew up at the beach so almost every memory I have from when I was younger is related somehow to the water.

8. Presuming you own one, how often is your journal put to use?

During my school breaks, I am writing constantly. I am always creating and inventing stories but it is only during my time away from school that I am able to put my pen to paper.
9. Why on earth (pun intended) would anyone wish to rule the world?
So that they could possess their own group of minions!

10. What is your favorite hymn?

I'm more into the comtempory style of Christian music but I do enjoy That Old Rugged Cross or I'll Fly Away. I'm a sucker for either one.

I nominate...

KayleeBeth from That Bright One
Aimee from Part Of Me
and Isabelle from She's Not Afraid


Hopefully I am going to have some actual posts uploaded within the next few days but please bear with me. School is hectic and life-consuming. I sowwy. In the meantime, please go watch Frozen while you wait. There are so words to explain how amazing it is.

I mean, come on. Look at those two. You can't get more adorable than that.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

All I Want for Christmas is You {Adventures Edition}

Oh, I don't want a lot for Christmas.

This is all I'm asking for.

I just want to see my baby...

...standing right outside my door.

Oh, I just want you for my own.

More than you could ever know.

Make my wish come true.

Baby, all I want for Christmas... you.

When I first posted my "All I Want for Christmas is You" post that was compiled of fictional characters, I wasn't planning on completing a series. After I started, I was compelled with the need to finish the song. As I post these last wishes on Christmas day, I realize that I do not simply crave possessions. I am also searching for life's moments. In 2014, I vow to be dauntless. I promise to take chances and take on new experiences. I pledge to stress less and love more. Isn't that what life is all about?

Merry Christmas, my lovelies. May this day be magical for every single one of you.

I love you all.


Monday, December 23, 2013

All I Want for Christmas is You {"All That Sparkles" Edition}

All the lights are shining... brightly everywhere.

And the sound of childrens'

laughter fills the air.

And everyone is singing.

I hear those sleigh bells ringing.

Santa won't you bring me...

...the one I really need.

Won't you please bring my baby

 to me?


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

All I Want for Christmas is You {Celebrity Edition}

I won't ask for much this Christmas.

Tom Hiddleson

I won't even wish for snow.

Josh Hutcherson

I'm just gonna keep on waiting...

Scotty McCreery

...underneath the mistletoe.

Chris Evans

I won't make a list and send it...

David Tennant the north pole for Saint Nick.

Sam Claflin

I won't even stay awake to...

Theo James

...hear those magic reindeer click.

Josh Duhamel

'Cause I just want you here tonight.

Hunter Hayes

Holding on to me so tight.

Ansel Elgort

What more can I do?

Andrew Garfield

Baby, all I want for Christmas...

The Grinch. (Don't ask. I've loved him for years and in my opinion, he is an actual person.) you.


Post Scriptum: This fabulous girl and I have created a video blog. Go us!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

All I Want for Christmas is You {Clothing Edition}

I don't want a lot for Christmas.

There is just one thing I need.

I don't care about the presents...

...underneath the Christmas tree.

I don't need to hang my stockings... 

...there upon the fireplace.

Santa Claus won't make me happy...

...with a toy on Christmas day.

I just want you for my own.

More than you could ever know.

Make my wish come true.

All I want for Christmas... you.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

All I Want for Christmas is You {Fictional Character Edition}

I don't want a lot for Christmas.

Tobias Eaton
There is just one thing I need. 

Steve Rogers/Captain America

 I don't care about the presents...

Peter Pevensie
 ...underneath the Christmas tree.

Eugene Fitzherbert
I just want you for my own.

Finnick Odair

 More than you could ever know.

Kristoff (I don't know his last name .-. )

Make my wish come true.

Augustus Waters

 All I want for Christmas...

Percy Jackson (Those eyes just kill me.) you.

I think I would die of happiness if any one of these characters showed up under my tree on Christmas morning.

I have a major crush on Fix-It Felix. Don't you judge me.