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Life

28 Mar

Hey friends. I know it’s been a long while. This semester has been getting the best of me. So, I’ll try to catch you guys up on what’s been happening since I last blogged.

Basically, I didn’t get into the nursing program at MU… again. And basically it sucks. But things happen for a reason and now I’ve just reevaluating my life and my future. Upon advising, I found out that I have about 2 semesters left until I complete my undergraduate degree if I switch to health sciences, an idea that is VERY APPEALING. This week, which is spring break, I visited my cousin. I just kind of opened up to her and explained what was going on. Mainly I just feel stuck in this rut and I’m so completely burnt out on school. If we’re being accurate, I’ve been burnt out since I graduated from high school. She suggested that I finish my degree as soon as possible and get the hell out of the Midwest. She said that if I’m having a “mid-life crisis” already in my early twenties, I need a change in my life because well the 20’s are where you find out who you are. You’re supposed to be living life, learning from mistakes, and not continually stressed out about what your future is going to be, and obviously that is not me. And I really have to agree. Lately, I just have been feeling kind of stuck, with school, with life, etc. I truly believe that nursing is what I want to do, but just not right now. My cousin said that if I am really feeling this way, I should take a break, because if I force it, I’m going to start hating it.

If everything works out/goes according to plan, I’ll hope to finish my bachelor’s in a year (possibly 1.5 years) and I’ll probably be moving to Boston (somewhere I’ve always wanted to go and it’s a place totally different from the Midwest), find a job out there and stay out there for a year/2 years/ x years, and eventually, maybe, move back to KC, because honestly I really do love KC. And somewhere in there I’ll probably see if I can get into a nursing program. I just need a break from what I’ve known. Of course a lot can happen in that time, so I guess we’ll just have to see what happens.

That being said, I still applied to CMU’s nursing program. They had talked it up, saying that people like me often get into their program, and if I get in, I’m not entirely sure if I will take it. My parents are going to be disappointed probably, but I just don’t want to force anything, you know? GOD, WHY IS LIFE IS SO HARD?

Anyway, other than that, Hy-Vee is becoming my 2nd home, reading the Divergent series is how I procrastinate my time, I’m currently obsessing over Theo James and Bastille, my grades are doing alright, and I am still loathing school. My spring break was cut short because I decided to work. And I spent one day working at the marina over break while I was home. I’m really excited to go back there actually, especially since most everyone I know will be there. That being said, summer will be here in a short 1.5 months, and I’m so EXCITED.

Thanks for reading/listening to me rant on about my life. Maybe you’ll hear from me again before the semester ends, but I can’t guarantee anything!

Peace out, girl scouts.

Megan

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Ready for London!

18 Nov

I am officially registered for classes next semester I am taking 15 credit hours and I am weirdly actually excited to go back to being a full-time student. I am only taking two classes this semester public speaking which I hate with a passion, and college mathematics which I actually somewhat enjoy. Mainly because my professor is awesome but I occasionally find the math I am being taught to be interesting instead of stupid and boring like normal.

I am starting to get stressed about what I want to major in even though I have another semester to decide. I pretty much think about what I want to major in and do with my life several times a day every day, and constantly change my mind  and consider different things as I get more stressed out in a never-ending cycle of me being undecided.

I am on my second week working in before and after school child care and its growing on me. Not sure how or why, considering I have never liked beings around kids even the slightest. But after a horrible first week things are starting to look up for my new job and I think I will be able to tolerate working it through the rest of the school year.

I spent last weekend visiting Meewan and Kendz at Mizzou, we had a small get together Friday night with some friends and one gigantic slore of a douche bag. Then Saturday morning Kendyl and I spent several hours sitting at McDonald’s to avoid some awkwardness back at the apartment. Then we spent the majority of the rest of the day recording our awesome debut album (torturing the neighbors with our singing). Lawlz. On Sunday we finished up planning for London, and went to the park on a 60 degree day (Its November wtf weather?) so Meewan could practice riding her bike.

And last WE LEAVE FOR LONDON FRIDAY.

I am literally excited for every part of this trip and I mean every part. From airport security to the flights there to seeing Cathy for the first time in months to the death stare Kendyl and I will give Megan when she tries to use her fake British accent and last to all  incredibly fun, weird and probs awkward times we are going to have in Europe. This trip will be LEGEND Wait for It DARY.

Peace, Love, and Happiness

Live A Little

Derek

Feelin’ like a creep

13 Nov

Hi everyone, guess what? Only TEN DAYS until I see your beautiful faces! I’m so excited!

This weekend, I’m going to Prague (which is in the Czech Republic). There are 10 of us going. 9 of us are people that like each other and are good friends. 1 of us is someone that we’re not really sure why she’s going, and 2 of us have very strong feelings against this 1, so we will see how that goes. I don’t know a lot about Prague but I’ve heard it is really beautiful and I am excited to go to another new country!

Luckily, my hard week of papers (which was last week) is over so I’ve celebrated by not really doing anything, which is okay because I don’t really have to. Out of the past 7 nights, 3 have involved things for my theater class and 2 have involved large quantities of alcohol.

Speaking of theater, I fell in love with a play that I saw last night, the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, and I wrote more about it at my other blog if you want to check that out in a while!
http://cathyinlondon2013.wordpress.com

In other news, my International Relations class has turned into “Read Articles On Your Phone About The Kansas City Chiefs And Their Prospects Of Beating The Denver Broncos, But Don’t Let Your Teacher Notice You’re On Your Phone The Whole Time” class. Needless to say, that’s a lot more fun than trying to learn about something that your teacher doesn’t even know how to explain.

Today I went to Oxford Street to make some videos of social interactions between people. I had to do it for my Interpersonal Communication class, which I actually pay attention in because 1) it’s interesting; 2) it’s easy, and 3) my teacher is not a dimwit. I had to creepily try to film people while they talked or whatever, hoping they would do things such as gesture, scratch their nose, or show facial expressions, so I can make a presentation for my class and explain their illustrators, self-adaptors, and affect displays, respectively. It was super weird and it’s impossible to hold your phone in a way where it looks like you’re texting but you can still get a good video. I felt like everyone knew I was filming as I pointed my phone at them. Also, every store on Oxford Street is huge and has security and personnel around every corner, probably to look out for creepy people like me. Eventually I stood in a mall and filmed a mother and her adult daughter having some food and talking.

I can’t believe that when I get back from Prague, there will only be 5 days until you guys are here! I better start getting my projects done so they won’t be a problem once you get here!

I miss you all!

Cathy

Don’t Cry Over Spilt Tiramisu.

12 Nov

“Don’t cry over spilt milk” doesn’t make sense to me because I don’t drink milk, but “don’t cry over spilt tiramisu” does because I have cried over spilt tiramisu. I’m not necessarily proud of it, but I’m definitely not ashamed. I spent 3 hours beautifully crafty this tiramisu, I even made the pound cake form scratch, and when I was dusting the top with cocoa powder I spilt almost all of it in the sink. So yes I cried, but I think the real moral of this story is that its ok to cry over something that you spent a lot of time on/tried really hard on/cared a great deal about that didn’t go your way, however the key is to not keep on crying. So I guess what I’m really trying to say is don’t cry more than once over spilt tiramisu. I just think this is a good analogy for life.

I would like it to be known that this is the third week in a row I have blogged. SHOCKING, I KNOW.

This weekend we went up to the farm to visit my Grandma and Uncle. We got there Friday evening and had dinner. While eating I dropped food on myself (surprise surprise) and was subsequently asked if I was dating anyone… Clearly No. Lol.

Saturday I woke up pretty early (for a Saturday at least) and went outside and walked around. My mom was putting some rocks in a flowerbed so I helped a little with that, road the four-wheeler, harassed the cows, played with the BB kitties, and took some pictures. After lunch I took a substantial nap during the Mizzou game, which they won! When I woke up I went outside and did some more of the previous stated activities and after dinner we drove back home.

Sunday I slept in (hooray!) and went with Gentry to run a few errands. We ended up going to Target twice, the mall, and Taco Bell. I mainly got mini-shampoos and things for LONDON 2013 (#10days). We then went to my Grandma’s house for Sunday night dinner.

10 Library shifts, 5 tests, 5 quizzes, 2 Lab reports, and 1 paper until the end of the semester!

Keep it Classy.

-Kendyl

P.S. This post is extremely random… just like my thought process.

P.P.S. Here’s a thing I found on Buzzfeed that I liked… I’m getting good at the whole angst-y 20 year old thing.

Lists

29 Oct

I have written 6 speeches in the last 6 weeks for my public speaking class, which has led me to hate doing anything in an essay, speech, or story format. So I am going to stick with a list again because lists make me happy. So I give you my last to weeks in a randomly organized list

I have been to 2 concerts and seen 5 bands in the last 2 weeks. All the bands were awesome but Watsky and The Naked and Famous blew my mind.

The bands I saw ranked in order of Awesomeness

  1. Watsky
  2. The Naked and Famous
  3. Portugal The man
  4. Tie Between The Crystal fighter and The 1975

I started binge watching Weeds on Kendyls recommendation, and I am hooked on it. I watched almost 10 straight episodes today just because why not. From the time I have spent watching Weeds and Breaking Bad I am pretty sure I could be a highly successful drug dealer. Just saying. I have learned a lot about the business.

I started riding my BMX bike again instead of my mountain bike. I used to ride BMX back in middle school and although I was pretty good I never liked competing and I quit after a bad wreck. I might start racing soon if I can get in shape and see where it takes me. I still don’t know what to do with my life and along with a hundred other careers I have considered I might as well take a shot at BMX Racing.

This week I heavily considered choosing photography as a major. I think it would be awesome to be a freelance photographer who gets to travel the world documenting their journey. However although I like photography I dislike being told what to photograph so that thought may not go anywhere.

I had fast food every day last week. I am not bragging about this and I am disappointed in myself for it because I have been making an effort (a very poor one) at eating healthier mainly because diabetes doesn’t seem like much fun and that is likely where I am headed if I continue to only eat things that are fried, microwaved  or full of sugar.

This was has been the first week in over a year and after 2 knee surgeries that I haven’t had any pain or swelling in my right knee. To celebrate this I sprained my right ankle while walking down some stairs in darkness when I stepped on badly place tennis ball and fell down the rest of the stairs.

I still have a 100% in math. I am not sure how and I am very baffled by the fact that after years of failing math in high school all I ever had to do was try. I no longer have a 100% in Public Speaking buts that’s okay because I hate that class with a passion, and I look forward to torching all my speeches at the end of the semester.

I have been donating plasma twice a week for the last 4 weeks, and with some of my money from donating plasma I bought new clothes for the first time in I don’t know how long. I am way more excited about new clothes than any male should ever be.

I badly want to go surfing, I have never surfed before but it is one of the few remaining board sports I haven’t learned and I have always wanted to do it.

I am Amped for the 3 trips we have planned over the next several months. First Europe in less than one month, than Colorado in December, and last our great American road trip to the west coast next summer. I know they will all be wild and fun trips.

Peace, Love, and Happiness

Live A Little

Derek

That Deli Life

10 Oct

Today was my 3rd day overall at HV.  The past two days, I’ve been working in the deli at HV. And being completely honest, I think I like it better at the deli, but I guess I don’t really have too much to go on. There’s just a lot more things to do in the deli. And not everything is “bitch work” because you’re new, which I kind of feel like that’s how it mostly is up front.

Yesterday I was trained, made hummus, made lots of sandwiches, and bagged lots of meats and cheese for customers. Today I did all afore-mentioned, minus the hummus, plus used the meat slicer. That was pretty interesting. My favorite thing to do in the deli though is probably use the sicker machine. You just punch in some numbers for the product, then BAM! It spits out the sticker label then you stick that on the product. Call me lame, don’t care.

Yesterday my cousin who works at HV came to get a sandwich. I don’t think he knew I had started working because he was surprised to see me, and I was kind of surprised to see him. But it was all exciting.

Most of the people I’ve been working with have been pretty cool and chill. I guess there isn’t a manager as of right now in the deli, so everything is pretty laxed. Also today, I accidentally used “suppes tired” in front of my new co-works and was judged hard core. LOL. After that happened, I basically said all of the abbreves I use. Probs, whateves, etc. but it’s cool though because they make fun of me too. Somethings never change. Haha.

Other than working at the deli, my week has been super stressful. I had two tests this week—one in my hardest class, the other in my easiest class. I stayed up really late for the first half of the week studying for the hardest test. Then after that I kind of was just like meh, but I think the second test turned out to be okay, so no worries there.

If I’m being completely honest, it’s been one of those weeks where it just sucks. I wish I could that things were better, but I can’t. Sometimes things happen, and maybe it happened for a reason, but it was a punch to the gut. I wanted it, but I don’t think I realized how much I desperately and whole-heartily wanted it until I was told I couldn’t have it. So now I’m basically back to square one. I just don’t know where I’m headed or what’s ahead. And every time I think about having to think about what I should do next, I just don’t want to think about it. You get me? I hate facing this reality. I hope things get better from here, because it sucks, guys. I guess it’s just one of those obstacles in life, huh?

Peace out, girl scouts.
-M

PS. S/O to Ben Rector and Lorde for getting me this week. Your guy’s music is awesome opossum.
PPS. 42 days to london
PPPS. I posted this with one minute left in Thursday. WHUT UP.

Content.

8 Oct

This week is the first week that actually feels like fall, so thus began my annual watching of all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls. It’s just something about fall that makes me want to watch Gilmore Girls, maybe it’s that the show is supposed to take place in Connecticut and that it always seems to be fall or winter during the show.

Here is a thing on Buzzfeed about Gilmore Girls you should look at… sorry I am obsessed. I have a lot of favorite TV shows, but Gilmore Girls is my all time favorite TV series.

I guess I haven’t blogged in a while… oops. I have a hard time making myself bog because it feels a bit like an assignment for school and I really don’t need any more of those. I have a physiology test tomorrow morning and a Medical terminology test on Thursday so I really need to be spending time working on those. Also I have a 15 minute presentation on Monday that my group hasn’t even started yet. Group work is seriously the WORST. I mean we are all juniors and seniors with insanely busy schedules and jobs… how the hell are we supposed to find a time when all 5 of us can meet.

A couple weeks ago I filled out my paperwork basically telling the university that I will be ready to graduate in December 2014. This really has me thinking about what I will do after graduation and I am lost. It’s not that I lack ambition; it’s just that I don’t know how or where to direct my ambition. If I thought that physical therapy was undoubtedly the career path for me I would gladly spend three years accomplishing that goal, but with my uncertainty three years is a lot to potentially waste. So, maybe I’ll take some time after graduation and try some new things, see some new places, and try to figure out if that’s what I want to do. I have a map on my wall and there all too many places I have not seen and my goal is to change that one country at a time. I’m learning that a career is not what makes you, it’s the experiences that you have accumulated that shape you as a person.

Even though I am constantly busy, stressed most of the time, and have no clue what I want to do with my life I am actually very content with where I am at right now.

Keep it Classy.

-Kendyl

P.S. Guys it’s almost time for sweaters YAY!

P.P.S. I have decided that I hate all of my clothes and will be wearing leggings and t-shirts for the rest of my life… Ok not my whole life… this is probably just a phase.

P.P.P.S. I got 4 new bottles of OPI nail polish so I’m also pretty excited about that.

Youths Everywhere

30 Sep

Since nothing exciting is happening with my life right now I am going to stick with ranting and mumbling like did in my last post. The last 2 weeks of my life and the happenings inside my head:

I have some jobs lined up for November when I will be unemployed

  • The leading candidate is a before and after school childcare job
    • I would  rather not talk about it

Last week I bought the new albums by Chvrches and The Naked and Famous

  • After downloading them to my mp3 player I disappeared into the woods on my mountain bike and shredded to two of my favorite bands for several hours
    • Yes I said “Shredded”
      • No I am not weird
      • Okay, I am incredibly weird. I had a one sided conversation with a caterpillar I almost ran over.
      • That^ made me realize I had been in the woods a little too long, so I went home

I remembered my car is a thousand miles overdue for an oil change

  • I then unremembered it not wanting to spend the money

I went to Buzz Beach ball

  • Awolnation, Alt J, Cage the Elephant, Little Green Cars, Daughter, and Phoenix rocked my face off
  • I also felt very rebellious the whole time due to being surrounded by fellow wild youths
  • So rebellious that I went home drank a glass of milk and went straight to bed

I caught up on world news for the first time in a while

  • I saw the number one news story was Miley Cyrus Twerking
  • I wasn’t sure if twerking was a health condition or a dance move
  • So I googled it
  • I then lost a little faith in humanity

I got paid

  • I paid my bills
  • I was then sad for a while
  • I calculated that I had 8 dollars of spending money for the month
  • I bought myself a shirt a the thrift store for 4 dollars
  • I now feel caught up on current fashion trends

I watched the Chiefs go to 4-0

  • All Hail The Chiefs

I watched the Breaking Bad Series Finale

  • It was EPIC
  • MY GOD IT WAS EPIC
  • Like seeing a Unicorn kiss Bigfoot Epic
  • Only Probably even for epic then that

Breaking Bad is my all time favorite TV series so it’s a little sad knowing its over

  • But its taught me so much about life
  • Which isn’t good since it’s about death, meth, and organized crime

I got stressed out on school for the hundredth time

  • So I made myself a nutella peanut butter sandwich with a glass of milk and wasted a stupid amount of homework time watching netflix

That is All

Also,

Tomorrow I am going to start giving plasma. I figure its a good idea since I have no fear of sharp things poking me, and I need extra money to fund my future world travels and adventures

Peace, Love, and Happiness

Live A Little

Derek

Rest in Pieces Venus Flytrap.

17 Sep

The last couple weeks have gone by incredibly fast, probably due to the fact that I have Zero free time.

My weekly schedule looks something like this:

Monday:

8:00-8:50 Physiology (when I choose to get out of bed)

9:00-9:50 Math (where I spend 50 minutes trying to figure out what the hell my teacher is saying)

11:00-3:00 Work in the library (shelvin’ books makin’ paper)

3:30-4:45 Health Science 4300 (where I use every ounce of energy I have to try and stay awake, but usually fail)

Then I get home and due homework until I go to sleep.

Tuesday:

Tuesday is Mecca. Except for the fact that Tuesday has become do a F ton of homework day. Either way I still get to sleep in 😉

Wednesday: The same as Monday.

Thursday:

8:30-11:30 Physiology lab (where we do the lab in 5 minutes, but spend 2 hours deciphering what the background information means)

12:00-2:00 Work in the library

Then go home and do homework.

Friday:

8:00-8:50 Physiology

9:00-9:50 Math

Then right after drive to blue springs.

12:00-6:00 Work at the marina

I also work 8 hours on Saturday and Sunday, but at least I have a little free time. Even though it makes my life crazy, I really like going home on the weekends because I get to spend time with mi familia. On Sundays we always go over to my Grandma’s house with my aunts, uncles, and cousins and eat dinner, which is nice. This week we found six kittens living under the ramp in her front yard (brb dying because of the cuteness).

The other day I had a dream that I was bald on half of my head and some of my friends from Jewell were in it. I had remembered from the movie The Giant Mechanical Man (which is really good) that Jenna Fischer’s character had dreams about losing her teeth so I figured those probably had similar meanings. Anyway, basically what my dream is telling me is that I don’t have any idea of what I’m doing with my life, which is pretty accurate.

I think Derek and I have had very similar thought processes when thinking about what we want to do with our lives, except mine involve less action sports and more cupcakes. Right now I am considering becoming an Au Pair after I graduate, but I seem to change my mind every 3 days, so we’ll see if this actually sticks.

Keep it Classy.

-Kendyl

P.S. Sorry for this insanely boring post.

P.P.S. My Venus flytrap is almost completely dead and I don’t understand because I water it all the time. I am very distraught about this.

P.P.P.S. I have been listening to a lot of San Cisco lately and I really like the song Wetsuit by the Vaccines. You should check them out.

Random Mumblings

16 Sep

Hello everyone. It has been 2 weeks since I last blogged so here is a quick summary of the very boring past 14 days of my life, and I apologize for the good grammar skills I will not be using in this post.

  • I pre-ordered the new Naked and Famous album
  • I pre-ordered the new Chvrches album
  • I showed 2 attractive girls at the mountain bike trails how to change a flat tire after they singled me out in a lot full of people and asked for help, But I didn’t realize that they were heavily flirting with me and hinting we should swap #’s until after I was half way home and replaying the situation in my head while slapping myself and yelling stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid
  • I spent a lot of time Longboarding
  • I got a new phone
  • I finally got an Instagram  http://instagram.com/derek_neely
  • I saw a Bald Eagle swoop down and snatch a squirrel
    • I felt bad for the squirrel for a while
    • I then thought about how badass that eagle was
    • I then felt bad for the squirrel again
    • I then weirdly felt very patriotic
  • I got paid
  • I filled up my gas tank
    • I saw how much it cost
    • I then was sad for a while
  • I won in fantasy football
  • I randomly wanted to be a mail man
    • I wondered what the chances were that my acceptance letter to Hogwarts was lost by a mail carrier
    • I then no longer wanted to be a mail man
  • I worked during both Chiefs games
  • I wrote this

I am pretty excited for the  Buzz beach ball music festival in 2 weeks, and incredibly excited to go see The Naked and Famous live in October

Peace, Love, and Happiness

Live A Little

Derek

Tuesday is Mecca.

27 Aug

Tuesday is the only day of the week where I have no class, no work, and no obligations (well besides homework of course). So today I woke up listened to music, did an assignment, made chicken parmesan and pasta for lunch, watched a movie on Netflix, watered my Venus flytrap and cacti garden, went to Joann’s to get corkboard, went to Hy-Vee, went on a mission with Megan to find a Hammer to Wal-Mart, Dollar tree and the thrift store, bought a pair of rain boots for 6 dollars at said thrift store, ended up using a frying pan to hammer the nail into the wall, cleaned my room, and blogged. I LOVE Tuesday!!

Last week I worked 44 hours, which is more than I worked per week this summer. I worked 10 hours in the library and 34 hours at the marina. Megan and I might be a little bit insane for willingly working from 7am to 8pm both Saturday and Sunday, but $$$ is $$$.

This semester I am taking 14 credit hours and while that doesn’t seem like a lot, this will probably be my most difficult semester to date. I am taking Math 1100 (shout out to Megan and Cathy for saving my butt and helping me stay in the class), Physiology, Medical Terminology, and Health Science 4300 (a class solely about the Health care system in the US). The only class I currently hate is math because (1) we have homework due 3 days a week, (2) my teacher has a very thick accent and I have yet to see her smile, and (3) frankly I just hate math. 

I am going to be graduating with my Health Sciences degree next fall and I still don’t know what I want to do after that. It’s up in the air whether I will apply for the physical therapy program. I have been seriously contemplating the idea of enrolling in the pastry/baking program at Johnson County Community College and taking some business classes in order to pursue my dream of opening a bakery. I feel like I am meant to be doing something that involves creativity where I get to call the shots and make decisions. It is really scary because I could choose a field where I would have great financial stability or I could choose to pursue something where there is a very high risk of failure. It really has me thinking.

Here are some pictures of my room:

Bed Desk Bathroom Bedroom

Keep it Classy.

-Kendyl

P.S. I am going to try to make and send cards out within the next 2 weeks… we’ll see how it goes. 🙂 

P.P.S. Mediterranean Ave is also Mecca… sometimes. 😉 

Back to School

26 Aug

Hello everyone, now that summer break is over we are all slowly getting back into the routine of blogging every week.

I came back from my 5 month vacation snowboarding in Colorado in late march after I tore my medial meniscus snowboarding, I then started off my summer with knee surgery in May. I am working on a lake at the marina again with Kendyl and Megan. I spent the summer working, longboarding, mountain biking, rock climbing, and chilling to quickly sum it up.

I am currently taking 2 classes’ speech and math at the local community college before I get back into being a fulltime student next semester. Why just 2 classes?

1. I started paying my student loans last December and they suck and I am broke. So I decided to make myself temporarily even more broke by paying for my classes this semester in cash to avoid more loans and I could only afford two.

2. I am taking the last of my general education classes which means I need to declare a major so I know what classes to take next. This is a problem because I have no idea what the hell I want to do the rest of my life.

I really did not want to go back to college simply because I want to do too many different things, and several times I almost hit the abort button. Since coming back in March I considered, looked into, or almost did all of the following before ultimately going back to school.

  1. Joining the Air force
  2. Joining the navy
  3. Moving to Seattle (Had a job offer)
  4. Going back to Colorado (Had a Job offer)
  5. Peace corps (I filled out the first page of the application)
  6. Working in Alaska (Friend asked me to work there with him)
  7. Working in New Zealand (Friend ask me to work there with him)
  8. Working in California
  9. Without telling anyone emptying my bank account and leaving to travel the country
  10. Winning the Lottery
  11. Conservation corps abroad
  12. Starting a Company (Had partners and a business plan)
  13. Buying a one way ticket to Costa Rica to surf and live on a beach for a few years

Ultimately I went back to school which was probably the best choice but I still have no idea what career path I want to take. I wish traveling the world with friends and having fun was the description of a decent paying job because that’s all I want to do (I’m pumped for London in November).

Also this winter I will probably work as a snowboard instructor at our local ski area, I am pretty excited to spend a second straight winter working on a snowboard.

PS. Community college sucks

Peace, Love, and Happiness

Live A Little

-Derek

A New Year

22 Aug

Hey everyone! I guess I will be the first to blog for this new school year!

I really can’t believe how fast summer went by. It was for sure a memorable one that included my 21st birthday, lots of ½ price shakes at Sonic, and lots of working at the Yak-co-mo Marina.

Summer technically ended last Saturday. That was the day Kendyl and I moved into our new apartment which is super nice. I don’t have pictures yet because our place is still a work in process. Anyway after we settled in we had a few hours to rest before free The Neighbourhood concert, which Derek came down to visit for. They weren’t the best band I’ve seen live, but still I saw them live. Also that night, Dan from 69 knocked on our door to introduce himself. It was a bit querd, but it was nice… LAWLS.

Classes started on Monday and waking up for my 8am class was rough, even though I had already been doing it all summer for work. I think it was because I knew that I had to sit in class. Currently I’m enrolled in Human Phys, Stats, Masterpieces of Western Music and Professional Nursing. I probably can already tell you that my favorite class is going to be the music appreciation class because it’s pretty easy and it’s a topic that I enjoy. It also should be noted that there are soooooooo many Asians in my music appreciation class. And I can already tell you that I’m going to hate Stats because well, I hate math, and also because of that stupid math class I had to take during the summer. I HATE MATH SO MUCH.

Tuesday I had an interview at the local Hy-Vee. I got a call back today and well… I’m going to be a helpful smile in every isle, starting as a courtesy clerk and hopefully moving up to cashier. Weeeeeeeeeeeeee!!

Nursing applications are due in about 1 ½ weeks and I’m getting so so so so nervous. Prayers, good luck wishes, good vibes, or all of the above would be appreciated. I am trying to keep a positive mind for this obstacle in my life, but sometimes I just don’t know, you know? To be completely honest, I’m not even for sure what the next year is going to look like. Wahhhhhh.

Also this weekend (and probably for the next lots of weekends), Kendyl and I will be heading back to work at Lake Yak-co-mo, since they are short staffed. That’s a good thing though because I left a lot of things at home. Typical.

-Megan

Chrisman2College Official Photo shoot

10 Aug
Derek

Derek

Tristan

Tristan

Cathy

Cathy

Megan

Megan

Kendyl

KendylChrisman2College Morgan

The Time You Have

26 Jun

My decision process for how I spend my time or why I do pretty much anything is usually just me asking myself  “Will I regret doing this 40 or so years from now when I am old”. I know for a fact that I am not going to look back on my youth when I am old and wish I had slept more instead of having late nights hanging with friends, or traveled less so I could make more money working. My attitude and outlook on life is exactly why one day I will be one hell of a happy, down to earth old man who has no regrets.

Peace, Love, and Happiness

Live A Little

-Derek

Late Night Longboarding

23 Jun

Downtown KC

Hometown Adventures

13 Jun

Photos from C2C’s most recent outing!

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Union Station and the KC skyline via the Liberty Memorial

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Kendyl, Derek, Cathy, and Me

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Whut up, KC. Whut up!

Hope everyone is having a great summer!

From everyone here at C2C, thanks for following our blog!

Megan

Of Monsters and Men

1 Jun

On may 21st Me, Megan, Kendyl, and Cathy went to the Of Monsters and Men Concert at Crossroads in downtown Kansas City, Mo.

We met the Band

While walking to the concert venue we spotted the band playing basketball in the street and got a picture, and Kendyl touched them ^

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Knee Surgery

31 May

Two and a half months after tearing my medial meniscus snowboarding in Colorado I finally had surgery to repair it.

Spring fever(s)

9 May

The reason why I didn’t blog last week was because I was still feeling like crap and was having recurrent fevers. All I basically did was go to class then sleep. When I got home Friday afternoon, it got really bad and I slept until my mom came back from work, which was about 9. I woke up radiating heat for pretty everywhere on my body. When I took my temp and saw that it was 104, I immediately had a crying break down because 1) I thought I was going to die, 2) I was/am tired of being sick FOR OVER A MONTH, probably more like 6 weeks-ish, 3) I was feeling really helpless 4) I had been on at least 2 antibiotics in the past month and was still “sick” 5) I just wanted to know what was going on. My mom makes a quick phone call to my Asian doctor and he says I should probably go to the ER. I’ve seen/talked to that man way too many times this month.

Anyway, so guess where I spent my Friday night/early Saturday morning at? Centerpoint ER. The nurse was a pretty funny bro and the doctor… well let’s just say he was pretty attractive. Anyway, I was pretty dehydrated so they ran an IV and I got some fluids. They also ran some tests but all of my results came back pretty much clean. But they said there’s a chance it could be autoimmune since my SED rate was kind of elevated.

I feel like I could be a patient on an episode of House. The title could be, “Girl with the Fevers” or something. Just kidding. But really, still don’t know what’s wrong with me. My fevers haven’t been as recurrent this week. And I’ll probably have to do some more testing this summer to see if there is actually some underlying cause.

Also today is the last day of classes. I’m starting to get really nervous about finals week because all my finals are pretty much back to back. Oh and two my finals start at 7:30……am!!! WHAT KIND OF CRAP IS THAT?! But I just have to remember that after Thursday I’ll be freeeeeee!!! Can’t wait for summer!

Also Gatsby comes out tomorrow. SUPER EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

Megan

PS. Here’s this. Watch the whole thing. It’s worth your time.

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