,Hi my people! This week has proven to be slightly stressful due to the fact that I am a college senior and almost half way done with my first semester of the year. This year is, obviously, when all of the anxieties set in about the rest of your life. So many questions go through my head everyday, such as "should I go to grad school next year?" or "Hm, what if I went to law school?" and then that leads to, "Okay, when are the test dates for the LSATS or GRE?" which leads to, "Shoot, I need to start studying on top of drowning in course work," and that goes into, "Maybe I'll just get a job right after college," and, finally, just ends in sheer panic because we all know how hard and stressful that is. That being said, I re-wrote a popular Disney song from Tangled to highlight a typical day in the life of Jamie and to add a little fun to my week. So, here we go.
*CUE MUSIC FROM TANGLED*
Seven AM, the usual morning lineup.
Hop out of bed because I feel so alive.
Put on coffee, cook eggs, and eat, and clean-up,
wash my face, and by then it's like 7:25.
And so I'll run a mile,
or maybe two or three.
I'll study so I can get my college degree.
I'll grocery shop and nap
and cook and basically,
just wonder what will I do next year?
Then after lunch, it's walking to class and sitting,
taking some notes, a bit of photoshop and press,
lectures and probably too much day dreaming,
I'll gain insight, maybe write, make a rhyme,
then I'll stress.
So I'll re-read my notes
if I have time to spare.
I'll study all my books,
I'll say a little prayer,
And then I'll search and search
for a job somewhere,
and occasion, I'll shed a tear,
and I'll keep wonderin' and wonderin'
and wonderin' and wonderin'
what will I do next year?
I've been thinking about this a lot lately, and each time I let the thoughts creep into my brain, it's like a tornado hits and thoughts go flying around uncontrollably. This season of life is hard and sometimes it is very overwhelming. There are times when I think, "what if it doesn't work out? What if I don't get into graduate school or can't find a job?" Those are scary thoughts and it has made me realize how much we need some sort of hope to cling onto in these hard seasons of life. I have a friend, who I have been seeking advice from recently, that shared with me a video about seasons of life. The video talks about trees, which sounds strange, but trees are cool and they are beautiful and strong and can teach you a lot if you let them. The video is about the different seasons that trees go through. It talks about how the trees are so bare in the winter with no fruit, blossoms, or leaves. The video relates the trees to our lives and how in the moments when we feel bare and worthless, it brings on anxiety and sadness, but we don't feel anxious when we look at the trees and see that they are bare because we KNOW that spring will come and they will blossom because they are rooted and grounded. That is why seasons are necessary. We need these hard seasons in life to be able to cling onto and ground yourself in whatever brings you hope. For me, recently, I have been recognizing the need for hope and how without it, life can feel kind of worthless and you might never be able to find those little joys that I keep talking about. In the midst of life happening around me and seasons changing, through hope, I am able to stop and take in everything about my life that is constant and good, like my supportive, loving family, or the fact that I have a functioning body that has two arms, two legs, and a healthy, beating heart, or my opportunity to get a college education, and that I am able to eat three meals a day, and so many other things that I take for granted all the time.
This post is a little deep, but sometimes you need to hear that even in hard times, life is worth living and everything will work out in the end. I hope this brought inspiration to your day, and I hope you go and live life to the fullest and blossom in all the ways you can! Go. Be joyful. Love well.
Hello Hello, and welcome to this week's rendition of another classic Disney song. This weekend, my friends and I traveled on down to D-town, or Dallas if you must, to witness a truly tragic event-the hogs ending their three game winning streak to, none other than, the Aggies (side note: still have zero clue what an Aggie is even after countless people have tried to explain it to me). It was a weekend of sadness, tears, shame, and expensive food and drinks. As I was driving home, I started thinking about the game and the sadness, but, then, I was overcome with joy because those little memories of laughing with my friends and creating numerous inside jokes crept in and I thought to myself, "Wow, there are so many happy things that happened this weekend, so why am I dwelling on the Razorbacks losing??" And that, my friends, is where my inspiration for this week's song came from. Sit back, relax, and sing on.
As I'm sitting here on my couch in my cute little apartment that I share with three of my best friends, I cannot help but to be very, very annoyed. Why? You might ask. Well, you see, as I type this, there are about 500+ motorcycles outside of my apartment- their riders enjoying a rambunctious weekend in Fayetteville called Bikes, Blues, and BBQ. It is a weekend that is filled with music, fair foods, and tears from the locals because of the noise. So, as I sit here and ponder my next thoughts, I want each of you to know that even in the midst of hard conversations, bad circumstances and all the other petty things life can throw at ya (500+ motorcycles outside your window), there are still the small joys that seem to break through the clouds and turn that frown upside down. Enough rambling, here is my Disney song of the week with a little twist that I call the Jamestown Edition.
*CUE MUSIC FROM THE LITTLE MERMAID*
Look at this day,
It was kinda hard.
Days like today can leave you feeling scarred.
Wouldn't you think I'd be down,
down about everything?
Look at the facts that this day brings.
Sometimes life's hard and really can sting.
Looking back, ya, you'd think,
this day's been nothing!
There's been classes and convos of many.
There's been no naps and headaches galore.
You want homework?
I've got plenty.
But who cares?
No big deal
I'll smile for much more.
I got to make the best breakfast sandwich
I got to enjoy, to enjoy the sunshine.
Walked to class on my- what do you call them?- oh, feet (LOL)
I was able to hang with people so FETCH
with Sonic drinks and a night filled with wine,
Drove to a lookout and it was- what's the word?- SWEET!
I'm gunna smile
I'm gunna sing
I'm gunna laugh at every little thing,
dancing so free,
I'm glad I can be,
a Part of This World
I want to give a huge shoutout to Ariel for inspiring so many with her original version. I hope my version brought a smile to your face and reminded you to think about the good things in life and not dwell on the bad. Life is too short to not smile, sing, and laugh. Go, be merry, and love well.
Hi friends! I am a Senior at the University of Arkansas. I am pursuing a degree in Advertising and Public Relations and a couple of minors in Marketing and Italian. I am going to tell you a little about myself in the best way I know how: show tunes.
So, here we go.
First let me set the scene.*DISCLAIMER: THIS SCENE TAKES A FEW SNIPPETS FROM THE SOUND OF MUSIC* Picture me (look at picture to the left) on a mountaintop in Austria (preferably Italy, but Austria will work) with seven children staring at me waiting for me to sing about my favorite things.
*Cue music from the Sound of Music*
Cheese-its and Goldfish and music that's Disney
Bright green avocados and days that are busy
the laughter and love that all my friends bring,
these are a few of my favorite things
Cold, light, iced coffee and free, working wifi,
sunglasses, mountains, and my sorority Pi Phi,
talking to people with very big dreams,
these are a few of my favorite things.
All things Italian and the finest of wines,
the way that old buildings are covered in vines,
driving down roads with nowhere to be,
these are a few of my favorite things
When a tear falls,
when I can't sleep,
When I'm feeling down,
I simply remember my favorite things,
and then I decide to no longer frown
I, in no way, can sing, so I'm sure reading that was a far better experience than if I were to ever meet you in person and decide to sing it for you. Anyways, I love a lot of things in life and those things mentioned above are just some of the many. This blog will be focused on finding the little joys in everyday life while I attempt to weave my way through this crazy, wonderful world. Go. Read. Be Joyful.
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