I’ve been very negative towards myself lately, and its leaving me in a constant funk. So, on the suggestion of a friend (who happens to be in grad school for school counseling), for every negative/self-defeating thought I have, I’m going to write down 5 things that are good about me. Starting now. (don’t worry, I won’t do them all on here!)
I’m undesirable. I’m alone and the fact that its wedding season and several very good friends are getting married in the next few months makes my head a little crazy. I feel like everyone is already with their someone, and I’m by myself.
I’m a loyal friend.
I love that I have really big blue eyes. They’ve gotten me out of a lot of trouble!
I’m a hard worker. Even when school is killing me, I manage stick it out and do (reasonably) well. I may not make straight A’s in grad school like my roommate, but A’s and B’s are good enough for me.
I’m strong willed. I know what I want.
I have really great hair. Its thick and grows well and not greasy, so I only have to wash it every few days (great for my busy life)!
You and your teams were the bright spot in athletics during my college career. I joked that I applied to a football school and graduated from a basketball school…this is due to you and the hard work you and your staff put in and inspired out of your players.
It was so refreshing to see a coach out in the freshman cafeterias, making the rounds in the parking garages on football gamedays, and saying thank you to students who showed up hours before tip off. It means a lot to 18-22 year old kids.
The OUTLIVE campaign is particularly close to my heart, and helping to raise so much money for the UT Cancer Institute is a wonderful part of your legacy.
Regardless of the punishment by the NCAA, we will be hard-pressed to find a coach of your caliber to lead our teams. Firing you will set us back farther than if we had faced the punishments head on.
We’ll miss you Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucccccccccccccceeeeeeeeeeeeee! Go Vols.
Chris Low reporting on radio that Bruce Pearl is out at Tennessee after the NCAA tourney.
All I wanted was a low key, laid back week…trying to catch up with school work, rest, run errands, and relax. Now my blood pressure is sky high and my stomach is in knots. If our JOKE of an athletic director brings me some sort of b.s. coach from a D3 school, I’m going to lose my mind.
Anyone have a Fire Mike Hamilton petition going? and if so, can I hop on that? Nice guy, worst AD in the history of the world.
“Some people pass through your life and you never think about them again. Some you think about and wonder what ever happened to them. Some you wonder if they ever wonder what happened to you. And then there are some you wish you never had to think about again. But you do.”—
“I’m slow to trust but I’m quick to love. I push too hard and I give too much. I aint sayin I’m perfect, but I promise I’m worth it..now I’m standin here in front of you, tell me boy, what you gonna do?”—Sugarland - “Take Me As I Am” (via littlemissillgettough)
“‘Cause you and Tequila make me crazy
Run like poison in my blood
One more night could kill me, baby
One is one too many, one more is never enough”—Kenny Chesney, You and Tequila (via bellesbowsandbbm)
Thanks for following back! I can't remember how I came across your blog, but I love it! your "Loves" section sounds exactly like me.I'm totally going to just live my southern life through you. I was born and raised at the jersey shore and I love it here, BUT my dream is to move to the south. I swear I was made to be a southern girl - god knows how I ended up here in Jersey.
Anyway, I look forward to reading more of your blog!
Your blog is adorable as well! I look forward to scanning through your pages more! The great thing about the south is that we are pretty welcoming…make your way this way!
A lady, though rarely rejected, does not fear the possibility. You’re young, you’re learning, you’re growing up and rejection is apart of it all. I’m not just speaking of rejection from the man of your liking, but maybe you did not do so hot on a job interview (tips to come in a later lesson), or…
I’m Baptist, so technically we don’t observe Lent. However, I’m going to this year as an attempt to take things out of my life that don’t belong. I’ve decided to get healthier in 2011, because if I don’t start in my twenties, I sure won’t do it in my thirties. I’ve already been exercising and eating better, so now I’m working on the internal parts.
For Lent this year, I’m giving up bad language. Now, my language isn’t atrocious, but it does get worse depending on the company I place myself in. I’m cutting out the cussing, the random words that slip in to my vocab (particularly during exam weeks or basketball games), and that biting tone that my voice can take when my sarcastic sense of humor goes just a little too far.
I’m also giving up people who aren’t good in my life. Those people who don’t have my best interests at heart and who don’t make me a better person to be around. This includes someone who is very close to my heart, my on-and-off again boy/bestfriend, AB. This boy and I have been friends our entire lives and have been trying to make things work in the relationship department. However, I realize that I’m always the one giving, always the one with a solution, always the one willing to work harder. He’s the one who is so ambivalent to everyone and everything. While he used to make my heart flutter, he now weighs me down by mulling over things I could have said or done wrong (which is hard from 6 hours away). I woke up the other day and realized that when I see “snapshots” in my dreams of my wedding/future/etc…he isn’t the guy beside me (and I don’t know who is). Its taken me 2+years but I’ve figured out that he is never going to be the man in a tuxedo, waiting at the end of an aisle for me to walk to. So, I need a timeout. From him. From our friends. From the constant uncertainty.
I’m nervous, but looking forward to this season of Lent. I’m hoping that the good habits I form during the next 40 days will last much longer than until Easter! Healthier mind, healthier body, healthier soul, healthier AT.