Memorial Day

So today is Memorial Day in the U.S. My dad is barbecueing, but I wanted to take a moment to just thank the vets, and all those who are currently serving, and will serve in the future.

Their sacrifice and service means alot to everyone here. They deserve recognition and honor everyday, not just for one day. It is because of them that we live the way we do now.

Just a reminder to everyone to take a moment to thank and remember all those who have serve their country today, and think about why you are able to live the way you live now.

Volunteering, Jobs, and School, Oh My!

I’ve been thinking about volunteering, job hunting, and going back to school a lot lately. I want to volunteer more often until I can get a job. Or in addition to a job. In the spring, I want to go back to school, as well.

I just applied for this event in my town, where they have benefits for people with disabilities. I would sell raffle tickets and hand out t-shirts for the event. There’s going to be food, music, and other fun stuff.

It is on June 2nd, a couple weeks away. Now, I just have to wait and hear back from them, to see whether or not I get to help out with the event.

I am also looking for a job that’s close by, since I don’t drive yet. Whenever I do get my license (which, hopefully, will be by this summer sometime), I will look further away for jobs.

I have applied at several different places already, but I haven’t heard back from them. It’s all very frustrating. I really need a job right now, and no one seems to want to contact me. I hate that.

I also want to go back to school in the spring, and I want to pay my own way. And, of course, I would need a job for that. I just wish the process (both for school, and for finding a job) were easier.

Then I wouldn’t be as worried.  It’s a lot to take in, considering what I’ve been through the past year.

But, I’m ready to take on more responsibility. It will be good for me, having something to do. Especially something I love. And it will take my mind of all the bad stuff that happened.

I really can’t wait to get started in all this. I actually miss going to school, and that’s surprising, since I never really liked school until now. I’m also surprised that I want to be a teacher, as well.

I want to be a special education elementary school teacher. I love children, I love helping people, and this is one way to help out.

I just hope it all works out in the end. I seriously want to be a teacher, and I really want to get my degree. Right now, I’m going for my Associate’s (or will soon). And then I want to go for my Bachelor’s. And then, hopefully my Master’s.

So, wish me luck with all that I want to do!

Well, that’s all for now. More to come later.

I Really Need to Exercise More

Today I had gone out to a couple places, and it made me realize that I really need to exercise more. A lot more.

I got home from the phone store a little while ago (about 45 minutes  ago), and it’s a bit hard for me to breath right now. And I don’t like that feeling.

I just wish I didn’t hate exercising so much. Although, I recently found out about Zumba, which is a dance exercise program.

It was a lot of fun when I tried it out, so I plan on getting the Wii game someday soon, so I don’t have to always go outside to exercise.

I also need to start eating better. I probably eat more junk food than healthy food.

Hopefully, a few friends would be willing to be exercise and cooking buddies. Then it wouldn’t be so bad for me.

Well, that’s all for now. More to come later.

Lists-I Love ‘Em

For some reason, I absolutely love making lists. I don’t know what it is about them, but I love them.

No matter what the list is–to do, shopping, packing, whatever–I love to make lists. I guess it’s seeing what I have/need to do/get makes me feel like I can control things, that I know what to do.

I know this is an unusal topic to blog about, but I figured I might talk about this part of me anyway.

I have no idea how many lists I have made in the past. They’ve been long, short, and in between.

My question is: do you make lists? Do you have to, or do you want to? Do you like making them, or hate them? Is it dull, or do they make you think (‘outside the box’)?

Well, that’s all for now. More to come later.

Waiting for Love

Lately, I’ve been starting to wish I had a significant other. I’m 26 years old, and single. A lot of my friends have girlfriends/boyfriends/husbands/wives, and some of them even have children. That makes me wish I was a part of that. I want to have those experiences in life. I’m starting to feel like I’m missing out.

I’m not going to literally go out and get a mate, but I do want to be in a relationship. I have had a couple crushes on a couple of my guy friends, but they turned into jerks in the end, so it kind of deterred me a little. But I think I’m starting to become ready for a relationship that’s more than a friendship.

I want a guy who’s caring, sensitive, funny, kind of shy, loves children, animals, music, baking/cooking, having the occasional night at home, spontaneous, who will at least acknowledge my birthday (he doesn’t necessarily have to get me anything, although that would be nice), who knows when to be serious and when to have a good time.

I hope I find someone this year, and that I can be happy with him, whoever he is and wherever he is. Love is something I really want to experience.

Well, that’s all for now. More to come later.

Not Looking Forward to Mother’s Day

So, this Sunday is Mother’s Day. It’s bittersweet for me now, because my mom died in November 2010.

Even though it’s been over a year, I’m still pretty down about not having my mom around anymore. I still have moments (or days) where I cry when I think about her, although that’s not as often now.

We are going to go to the cemetary on Sunday, to visit my mom’s grave. Hopefully they’ll have the grave marker up now. They were supposed to do it last year, but didn’t for some reason. So, we’ll see what happens on Sunday.

Even though we did fight on occasion (like anyone would), my mom was my best friend (which I didn’t realize she was until she was in the hospital). I am thankful for the time I had with her, but I wish I had more time, since I’m young, and never thought she’d go until I was older.

I wanted her to be around for my wedding, and when I had kids (of course), and now that’s going to be bittersweet as well.

At least I’ve had dreams about her, so I still feel close to my mom, in a way.

Well, that’s all for now. More to come later.