Rocky Mountain high.

Phew! It’s been a week of vacation recovery for me as my boyfriend and I spent the 4th of July weekend in Denver. We went all out, right? This started out as a small getaway staying with his cousin and her family, and ended up turning into an amazing trip staying in downtown Denver. I’m a total summer girl and part of me was a bit teary-eyed that I wouldn’t be able to spend a classic summer holiday out in 100-degree Oklahoma heat and humidity, but we had a blast. We had about three and a half days in Denver and we did so much. It made me want to take more weekend trips like this to big cities – Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, etc. We trekked on for the 10-hour drive at about 4 a.m. on Thursday morning (yes, you read that right). As you can imagine, it totally messed with my schedule. We went to McDonald’s around 10, and my first thought was, “We’ve been up for six hours. Are they even still serving breakfast? Oh wait…” But leaving that early got us to Denver about 2:30 p.m., which gave us lots of extra time we wouldn’t have had otherwise. Overall, the trip was awesome. We ate tons of great food and had tons of great beer that unfortunately, we can’t get in good old Oklahoma (so of course we stocked up before heading home). I know you want to hear allllll about it! Continue reading

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Back to the grind.

When my blog assignments for my electronic communications class ended last semester, I told myself I wanted to continue with this blog. Obviously I haven’t done a very good job, have I? Fortunately, my persuasive writing class will be assigning some blog posts in the next week or so, so I’ll be back to it.

I hope everyone had a great summer; I know I did. I took a couple of summer classes and worked a lot to save up some money (boring, right?), but my hard work paid off because I got to spend about a week and a half in Breckenridge, Colo., with my family and five days in Jamaica with my boyfriend. Both trips were amazing. We go to Colorado every summer so I’m used to that, but Jamaica was a new beachy, sunny, all-inclusive experience. We’ve already talked about booking a trip for next summer, and I can’t wait!

This is an actual picture we took. Amazing.

The best part of our trip by far.

It’s too bad my time in Jamaica feels so long ago. I’ve been back in Stillwater for three weeks now, but school is already in full session. I think this is my first semester I can honestly say I’m genuinely enjoying all my classes. I’m all done with my basics and finally in classes much more related to what I want to do (which I’m not exactly sure of yet). I’ve got graphic design, persuasive writing, promotions, media law and the random-but-interesting subject of criminology on my plate. So far all my professors seem great and educated in what they’re teaching, which is always a plus. 😉 I have my first exam on Thursday…it creeped up so quickly on me.

I’ll stop rambling now. But hopefully I’ll be a little more consistent in writing in this thing from now on. I’m not exactly sure what interesting things I’ll have to say, but hopefully I’ll think of something. 🙂

Vacation, all I ever wanted.

Here we are.  The last five weeks of the semester.  To me, it doesn’t sound too bad.  It’s only five weeks, only 25 days of class, only shortly over a month.  But I feel like because I have that mindset, it’s going to go by slower than ever.

But hopefully time will fly and summer will be here before we know it!  I’m very much looking forward to this summer.  I’m hoping I can gain some kind of PR experience with either a paid internship somewhere in Oklahoma City or helping my mom out with some press releases.  I’m also hoping to see Chelsea Handler with my best friend in June and Britney Spears with my sister in July.  If I can get the money together, those are two shows I don’t want to miss!  And go ahead, make fun of my Britney love all you want.  I get enough of it from my boyfriend! (blog plug!) (P.S. Femme Fatale is awesome!)

Now for the good part.  My family and I go to Breckenridge, Colo. every summer.  When my sister and I were younger, we complained every single year that my parents never took us anywhere for vacation besides Colorado (besides Dallas, but Oklahomans know that doesn’t count as vacation).  My dad graduated from the University of Colorado and my parents lived in Boulder for a few years, so they love Colorado.  And now that I’m older, I don’t blame them.  Anyone who’s been there knows it’s beautiful, and it’s very nice to get away from Oklahoma’s 100 degree heat during the summer.  We do all sorts of things, though: white water rafting, Alpine slides, Jeep rides and of course shopping and eating out. 🙂

My sister and I on a Jeep ride

And now for the REALLY good part.  As I said, Colorado is pretty much my only vacation…I’m not complaining, but it’s true.  I’ve literally been there every summer since I was born.  So when my wonderful boyfriend seriously mentioned going on a vacation this summer, I was all for it.  Behold the beautiful Maya Beach in Mexico that I will be residing in come August!

Barcelo resort in Maya Beach

That looks like an amazing ending to what will hopefully be an amazing summer! 🙂