- Never Settle, even if you fail at least you tried. I can't say that.
- Don't rush. Stay a kid, enjoy life, believe me it goes quick.
After a dinner talk about my future, it has led me to question everything. Growing up, I never had a set dream job in my mind like most kids. Take Allie for an example, for as long as she can remember she has wanted to become a gym teacher, because she simply love sports and kids. It's the perfect job for her and now she is going for her dreams. I on the other hand, I still have no clue on what I want to be or do. I think back in High School and I never had anyone say to me "Em, you need to continue studying this" or "Em, you will be amazing at this." Because nobody thought I could achieve anything, so I think personally I settled in the Hospitality World. Don't get me wrong the Hospitality World is amazing and it's not easy! But I think about my high school self and I think I chose it because I thought it was the only thing I would be good at. If I truly thought I could do anything and I thought I would succeed at it, I would've gone to: Nursing School to become a pediatrics nurse or a Pre School Teacher. But here I am twenty years old and in my junior year of college, in Travel & Tourism. A dream job of mine in this industry would be a sports coordinator. Where I would plan their trips, or events. I love planning and absolutely love sports especially NFL. It's not easy to get into and its very limited, so I'm trying to become more realistic because I've heard that what grown ups have to do. I also think I would love to work with children with disabilities (Sorry, I hate that word too). I think I would feel very rewarded doing that and it's so close to my heart. I have these goals and dreams but honestly no idea on how the hell I'm gonna get there. The world is a big scary place and I'm just a small girl who's trying to find her way through it. So if you're reading this and you are thinking about the future do me a favor:
As pathetic as it is, this picture is getting me through this week. I cannot believe that its finals week already and my fall semester of my junior year is basically over. This semester is probably my favorite one ever. I have the best friends who would literally do everything for me. I'm loving living with my best friend. I couldn't imagine this year without her and my two other super close friends! This semester was probably my worst with the courses, Managerial Accounting and Business Law, were very tough. Not my strongest, not one bit. But I am still hoping for over 3.0 (fingers crossed for me). It doesn't feel like Christmas, even though Allie and I have a mini tree in our room, with stockings, lights, and signs. Finals kinda kill the Christmas Spirit. But I am very excited to go home. I think I procrastinated enough, back to studying! Wish me Luck!
I'm entering my Junior year of college isn't that crazy? I'm going to have a roommate, Allie, I couldn't be more excited on rooming with her. We just click, she's the biggest NY Yankees fan and I am the biggest NY Giants fan. Im hoping to make a her a bigger Giants fan and you never know she might make me a Yankees fan!
As parents should, mine have been nagging me about making a plan for my future. To me though it feels forever away, but truthfully I know it's not. I think I'm just terrified a little bit, don't get me wrong I'm excited to see what it holds. I feel like Peter Pan sometimes I never wanna grow up, but also I cannot wait for it. So lately I've been thinking more seriously about it and I think I have an outline to a plan. Want to hear it?
1) Graduate with my bachelors degree at SUNY Delhi (currently in progress)
2) Go to the Disney Program Fall of 2016
3) Save my money while in Disney for an apartment for afterwards because I plan on staying down south when I complete the program.
4) While I'm down in Disney, go to interviews in the area, or somewhere down south, for a good job.
5) If all goes according to the plan I will have a job, I know it may not be the best one, but work my way up. I will have an apartment.
6) Live my life the way I want to, and always remind myself to be happy.
So how does my plan sound to you? What did do you when you graduated college? How did you get to where you are now? Please tell me!
I was saddened to learn the news of the passing of Robin Williams. I've seen several movies with him and he never seemed to fail to make me laugh as long as with the rest of the world. I will pray for his family for losing a husband and a father, I will pray for the world for movies may never be the same. Most importantly I will pray for his family for privacy in this hard time. If anyone ever feels sad, depressed please never hesitate to talk to someone.
If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
"In the last two weeks, the Ice Bucket Challenge has quite literally “soaked” the nation. Everyone from Ethel Kennedy to Justin Timberlake has poured a bucket of ice water over his or her head and challenged others do the same or make a donation to fight ALS within twenty-four hours."
"With only about half of the general public knowledgeable about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, the Ice Bucket Challenge is making a profound difference. Since July 29, The Association has welcomed more than 70,000 new donors to the cause."
I'll be honest with you I was hoping I wouldn't get nominated to do this and when I found out I was dreading it. I even blackmailed my co-workers saying that if they weren't nice to me I was going to nominate them. I did the challenge on a cold summer day and it wasn't that awful! Check out my video on my Facebook page! Did you get nominated? Let me see your video!
I am such a terrible blogger. So lets see what happened:
I went to Maryland! I have no clue how I forgot to write about this! I'm sure most of you read Julie's blog and heard all about my amazing trip. Of course the one time I travel by myself, we have one of the biggest snowstorm. So my original flight was delayed in a hour and 1/2. So Julie and Matt were so wonderful and rearranged their plans so I could arrive earlier. I arrived and they made me feel at home right away. I enjoyed getting a different point of view of CCMS, I got to see someone with it and see maybe how my parents were with me when I was Abby's age. I feel as if Ab and I have a strong connection, she is young but she understands. One of my favorite memories was me with Abby's cousin Anna, (same age) was sitting on my lap and Abby pushed her off so she could sit on my lap. I couldn't thank Julie and Matt enough for that experience.
I had the best semester of my life. I made new friends, fought with some and made up. My grades weren't as good but still good! I will have a roommate next year and I am so excited! I cannot wait for school to come. This summer instead of being a housekeeper (if you read last year you know I hated that), I am a hostess. I absolutely love it, and most of my co-workers with an exception of a few (wherever I will work in my future there will always be people I don't like). One night though it was awful. Two people this specific night flat out asked me how old I was. I was taken back so much, because here I am professionally dress and acting like a women and they ask me. I laughed and smiled and said "I'm 19". I was kinda in a bad mood that night, and my boss could tell. I figured he would tell me "Em, you just have to ignore it". He took me back because he told me to tell them "You never ask a women's age". I liked that!
The past two weeks were exhausting! We went to Italy the last week of June, and came back two days before my birthday! I'm getting a computer with more storage, so once I get the pictures on it, I'll post some for you all to see!
I know I'm late but I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, I know I did! I cannot believe 2013 is almost over. I cannot wait for 2014 because I get to start it off by going on my first trip by myself! On thursday I will be traveling on a plane, by myself, to Baltimore to spend a nice long weekend with The Leach Family! I finally get to meet them and I cannot wait!!!!!!
Also not to be a bragger but I wanted to mention that I got a 3.8 GPA.....AHHHH. I cannot believe it. My lowest grade was a B+ (stupid B+ in history class)
I kept meaning to do a list of what I'm thankful, well obviously November ended but why limit to what your thankful for only in November. So it here is a short list of what I Emily Elizabeth Durrant am thankful for:
1) My parents, everyone can say that they wouldn't be where they are without them but for me it has more meaning. My parents made choices, decisions that determined my fate. They made choices where they honestly didn't know if they were good ones. But they made the hardest choices, and they all seemed to work, because I'm here. They never once gave up on me, and I couldn't be more grateful for that.
2) My baby sister, Hannah. She keeps me sane, and loves me no matter what. She stands up for me even though she is younger, I would be lost without her.
3) College, sometimes I still can't believe that I'm in my second year of college. So many thought I wouldn't be here, and I'm proving them wrong.
4) Oddly enough, I'm thankful for the people who never believed in me, truthfully I wouldn't be where I am without them. They gave me strength to get where I am today, even though they never thought it would happen.
5) My doctors who also never gave up on me.
6) My friends from home and my new friends at school. I have friendships from home that I know I will never lose. I made incredible friendships at school. They treat me normal and love me for who I am.
7) Lastly I'm thankful for the two important people I lost in my life. Caylie and my grandfather. I'm thankful for the time that I did have with them even though I could've spent forever with them. They both taught me a lot about who I am, I know they are looking down and watching me.
I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving, and thought about what your thankful.
I survived. After a terrible cold and having back pain on top of it, it was not a good time for me. I don't get colds or sick like that, and I have to admit I was baby about it. I haven't had pain in my back since like two weeks, I'm so incredibly happy over that. Although my doctor said I could go months without pain and then have days or weeks with it. All of my life I have lived in the moment and thats what I am doing, I am relaxing and not worrying about the pain coming back.
However I am counting down the days until Thanksgiving and Christmas Break. Only two more full weeks of school till Thanksgiving Break, and once I come back after that two weeks of classes and then finals break! I cannot believe how fast this semester is flying by! I think it flew by because I have made a new amazing friend, who I hang out with all of the time. I'm not spending every night alone anymore waiting for morning to come. She has became easily one of my best friends.
I hope everyone is doing well! Talk to you all soon!
Well if I told you a week ago my plans for my Fall Break, guarantee you they wouldn't be what actually happened. I was so excited to come home, my only class on thursday was cancelled and one class on Friday was cancelled. I figured it was pointless to stay all day Thursday and Friday, for just one class! I was excited to sleep in my own bed, and get an amazing goodnight sleep. That quite never happened.
I been having pain in my hip and back for about a week and 1/2 now, but stupid me never thought anything about it. I just thought maybe I pulled a muscle or been sleeping on it wrong. The two hour drive home, killed me. I was in so much pain, that I almost called my parents to pick me up somewhere, but I stuck to the drive. I was in a ton of pain by the time I got home, I tried to relax but couldn't get comfortable. My dad came home and saw that I was crooked and bent over on my right side. He was concerned about the metal rods on the bottom of my spine (where my pain was), he thought maybe one of them got loose. We ended up going to the ER at Albany Medical Center, where my mom works (pre-op). Not much happened there besides me missing the whole NY giants loose, which I apparently didn't miss much because they lost once again. Anyways I got x-rays there, and just took Motrin. X-rays showed all my rods intact but a curve on the top of my spine. We made an appointment on Friday to see my orthopedics (Doctor Emons) out in Boston. He got us in the very same day! Which worried me because he wanted to see me right away. We went out and he looked at my X-rays, he said the rods were fine and the curve on my top was fine. He did notice that I may have a ruptured disc which is by my rod. He said the pain would go away soon, and I'm still waiting for it go away.
I haven't slept well in days, it's better for me to walk around instead of resting. After a couple hours of sleeping I wake up in pain and can't fall back to sleep. Emons wanted me to get an MRI and we decided that I would do that at home. I had it today and let me tell you those things are scary! I'm usually a pretty relaxed patient but I was quite scared and nervous during that! So that is my "relaxed break", I go back to school tomorrow. I'll keep you updated on my MRI.
P.S that is summary, especially since I don