Category Archives: November

As Thanksgiving approaches, the excitement of the holidays is upon us. Recently, I have received a lot of backlash because of my lack of Christmas spirit. Christmas isn’t my favorite holiday. I have been compared to the Grinch by many thus far. It’s not that I don’t like Christmas, it’s that I don’t like everything that comes with it.

However, I will say that the one thing Christmas brings is a nice, long break. During this break, I am looking forward to seeing Big, Jackson, and OMW. The end of this semester has been so crazy that seeing them almost never happens. This is the positive I have discovered in the joyful Christmas music and decorations everywhere.

The holidays also bring time with family. I can’t wait to sit on the couch with my mom and catch up on all of our TV shows. I guess the moral of this post is that regardless of this holiday, I am looking forward to some time off and time spent with friends and family. Bring on the red and green.


The reality that my first semester of my senior year is almost over really kicked in this past weekend. Three huge things happened in my life this weekend that could potentially change the course of the rest of my life. 

The first thing that happened:

I had my phone interview for a position I want so badly with my sorority. It took place Friday morning. Phone interviews are weird. You can’t see the expression of the other people. You can’t tell what they are thinking or if you are doing a good job. I think it went really well, but now the waiting game begins to see if I make to the next round of interviews. The fact that I am applying and interviewing for jobs is crazy. It only makes me more aware of the fact that I only have one more semester of school left. It is shocking, yet also so exciting.

The second thing that happened:

I won a pageant. Now this is still setting in because I took a year off and thought I would never compete again. Guess that plan changed. My whole view of pageants has completely and the way I carry myself throughout them is different as well. Something clicked in that year off. Maybe I grew up a lot. I am just so much more comfortable with myself and who I am and what I can do. It showed Saturday night and I walked away with a crown and title. I also walked away with this amazing opportunity to go out in my community and spread awareness for my platform. The biggest part of this, is that I will compete for the title of Miss Oklahoma in June. Winning Miss Oklahoma is a complete game changer for my life.

The third thing that happened:

Elections. Sunday evening a new President of Alpha Phi was elected along with a new executive board. My year as President seemed to fly by. I now get to pass the amazing experience onto one of my best friends. I get to watch her grow and change into a young women and a strong leader. As I wrap up my year as President, I look forward to next semester. I get to be a regular member again. Someone who just comes to meeting and participates. I no longer have to lead or be responsible for the members. It will be an adjustment, but I am truly looking forward to it. 

All of these things compiled together made for an exhilarating weekend. It was full of fun and full of promise for the future. I am getting excited to see what life is going to bring to me. I am ready. Ready to grow up and be me.

The four of us, me, Jackson, Big, and OMW were finally reunited this past weekend at homecoming. It was a great feeling to get to see all of them and catch up even if it was just for a short period of time. It was the first time we have all been at the same  place and same time in a really long time. The thing that threw me off the whole night was the alum sticker they were all wearing. Now, I know what you’re thinking, why that? I honestly have no idea. Other than the fact that it made reality hit hard.

The alum sticker signified that they were old. That they had moved on to bigger and better things. The alum sticker caught my attention in ways nothing had before. It was weird, but in the same breath, it also made me realize that I am almost to that point in my life. Next year, I will be wearing that alum sticker. I will be the one that comes back and sees all of my old friends and recalls all of the good times.

The alum sticker signified something different, a change. It signified that I am growing up and will soon be in their place.

Here we are and would you look at that little blue sticker on each of their shirts.

Here we are and would you look at that little blue sticker on each of their shirts.