An Internet Gem.

College

Before I share the newest, most amazing and addicting site on the entire internet, here are four things that have been going on:

1. I found out today that I’ll be stretching my PR muscles once again by teaming up with Bugs4Christ for another awesome project. I’m sure I will dedicate a post to that later.

2. I’ve eaten around seven avocados in the last two weeks. Guacamole basically runs through my veins and I’m happy about it.

3.  A tree fell across our street and into our yard at around 5 a.m. on Sunday. It caused a transformer to explode not too far from my window, and I was pretty convinced that I was going to die. Thankfully, nobody and no cars were hurt, but I wasn’t a fan of being woken up to the ear-splitting sound of a tree falling and snapping numerous power lines.

4. Speaking of our house, we finally gave it a name- The Penthouse. The name has a long back story, which I may or may not type up later. Naming houses is a sort of an RUF tradition in Athens, so it’s a big deal that we finally came up with a title.

NOW for the internet gem. I recently stumbled upon FOUND, which is a National Geographic blog. Nat Geo is possibly my favorite magazine on the planet, and I was pretty much ecstatic when I found this.

What is FOUND? I’ll leave it to the site itself to explain:

“FOUND is a curated collection of photography from the National Geographic archives. In honor of our 125th anniversary, we are showcasing photographs that reveal cultures and moments of the past. Many of these photos have never been published and are rarely seen by the public.”

Basically, this blog showcases a bunch of unpublished, beautiful Nat Geo pictures. I’m drooling.

I was going to share a few links to my favorite pictures on the blog, but I can’t choose. They are all marvelous. So please, just go explore the beauty of FOUND.

K

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Great things He has done.

College

I got a very important email today, one that would determine the outcome of the rest of my college career and influence my entire life. The email told me that I’m officially a part of one of the top Public Relations programs in the country.

This email answered my prayers, gave me a huge relief, and reminded me that God is always sovereign, even when I’m doubtful.

I seriously didn’t think I would get into my major. My grades were right on the “minimum” line, so naturally, I was terrified. So many times I’ve been “not good enough” for many jobs, positions, or people. I couldn’t bare the though of being “not good enough” for what I want to do with my life. Just the idea of rejection has weighed on my shoulders every day for the past few months. Writing, nonprofit, and communicating with others are all things that are close to my heart, and I am passionate about them. PR is my ticket to a career filled with my favorite things. This is why I couldn’t stand the thought of being rejected.

Luckily, I was blessed with acceptance. I owe my major to God’s Grace, since there were many reasons why I shouldn’t have gotten in.  I’ve promised to use my major/career to honor Him, because He gave me the opportunity to go to my favorite school and major in my two favorite things. I want today to always serve as a reminder that God’s plan is great, and I should never doubt Him about anything ever again.

– K

And so the Adventure Begins

College, Travel

I’m just in such a wonderful mood today. In an hour I will be finished with all my classes and thus will begin the highlight of every college student’s year: SPRING BREAK.

I have done very well on all of my midterms, so to reward myself I ordered a celebratory pair of Chacos (on sale of course, because I am the queen of online shopping). They are blue and green,which are possibly the most wonderful colors ever. I am too excited.

For break I’m going up to my friend E’s house and then to her cabin in the mountains for a few days. I am wilderness woman extraordinaire, so I could not be more excited. Then later next week she’s coming to my house and we are going to do very mature adult things like eat cheesecake and watch Disney movies. I think my plans are glorious, and certainly beat going to the beach and getting drunk with 87392874 other college kids. I will miss my other college friends, but many of them are going to NYC on a mission trip (So jealous) and E and I are two of the few left in our group not going. So we’re going to party hard.

However, I think I might be most excited about my end of spring break plans. On Friday I will make roughly 100 cookies, because Saturday is eight hour dress rehearsal for my high school theatre department. They are putting on The Wizard of Oz. It might be a cliché show, but I’ve already been to a rehearsal and I’m ecstatic to see how it turns out. Anyways, I have mentally adopted most of the kids in the department. I refer to them as my children and bake for them when they have long rehearsals. The best part is they love me almost as much as I love them. The term “theatre family” is certainly appropriate for us.

Also, Miracle League starts up next weekend, and you need to look it up if you don’t know what it is. I don’t have the time right now to explain the greatness of this organization. I will try to expand on that later.

I cannot wait to document this weekend’s adventures. More to come soon, but I gotta go social network take notes in class.

-K