Friday, November 30, 2012

New year, New me

My birthday is in 2 weeks. I'll be 20 years old and 235 lbs. That's scary. I'm coming out of my teenage years weighing more than I ever thought I'd weigh. I know some pretty amazing people that are over 300 and I watch them struggle all the time. It's hard and I don't ever want to have to go through what they go through. I'm already seeing my body start to do not nice things. I have a hard time walking up the stairs at school. I have been sick a lot lately. I'm always tired. I'm done feeling bad every time I say "I'm going to workout today" and then don't. So to bring in the start of my "grown up" years, I'm going to start working out for at least 30 minutes every day. Whether that means taking a walk, going for a bike ride, or just walking around the house. I'm also going to start taking my vitamins every day and eating more fruits and vegetables. My goal is to lose 100 lbs total. I know it will take a while, but I know that I can do it. I'm going to make small goals and have big victories when I hit those goals!

These are my starting pictures. Kind of embarrassing to be honest but I feel like if I post it, it'll keep me from back sliding.

Monday, November 26, 2012

angry does not describe how I feel right now

*WARNING* There will be very angry and possibly very inappropriate language in this post. If you don't like it, then don't read it.

So today was the first day back to school. As if that couldn't ruin my day enough, I came home to something that made me want to throw a refrigerator (Timmy reference for all my NaNo readers). I said goodbye to Josh and watched him leave. *sad* I went to the fridge thinking I'd get a piece of chicken and pop it in the microwave for a bit and have some chicken and rice for lunch. I opened the freezer and grabbed the french fries to move out of the way and realized that they were not frozen. Not even a teeny tiny bit frozen. I began to panic as I grabbed my FULL bag of chicken and my untouched hamburger. All squishy and unfrozen. I was livid. I thought at first that maybe somebody had unplugged the fridge over our WEEK LONG break. I called my mom and cried over all of my food being destroyed for a minute and then I called Campus Safety. The lady said that it shouldn't have been unplugged. I hung up and went to see if my roommate knew anything about it. *This is where the bad language comes in* Some dumbass decided it would be a good idea to turn the fucking temperature of the freezer down to COOL!!! They messed with my fucking freezer and now my food is ruined! Now my mom has to come and spend money that she doesn't fucking have to buy me food so that I don't go hungry. I am super pissed and somebody is going to pay. I don't know who did this yet but I will find out. And you don't want to be around me when people ruin my stuff.

*End rant*

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Busy busy busy!!

I think the last time I wrote was when I was having a job interview. I unfortunately did not get the job but I am still looking. I've been crazy busy with school so I haven't written anything on my book in like 2 weeks and I haven't worked on school work at all over my Thanksgiving break. The last couple days I've been sick and feeling really bad so I've just been laying around. I started making bracelets again yesterday and remembered how much I liked doing it. I'm gonna teach myself how to knit sometime soon and maybe start selling my stuff on Etsy.

Anyways, it's bed time. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!! Eat lots!

Monday, November 12, 2012

What the heck happened?

I've been slacking on my novel. I haven't even hit 11,000 words yet and I should be at 20,000 words. Kind of depressing but I keep telling myself that, even if I don't win, at least I'll have a great book to start getting my name out there. I try to write a little every day. Even if I can't get my 2,000 words a day in. Plus, Thanksgiving break starts on Friday, so I will have that whole week to try to get caught up.

Big news!! I had an interview with a temp agency of Friday! They offered me a second interview on Tuesday (tomorrow) at 5/3rd bank's call center and I accepted (obviously! What unemployed college student wouldn't?). So I'm going in at 11:00 tomorrow because Josh has his interview with them first and then I have mine at 11:45. Josh has this job in the bag because he has previous experience in a call center and his best friend works there, but I'm going to have to work really hard to get this job. We both really need jobs so I'm praying that I get this.

Well, I will update tomorrow after the interview. Love you guys.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Election day and NaNoWriMo

Yesterday was election day. I finally got to vote in my first election. It was pretty exciting. My mom took a picture.
So onto NaNoWriMo. I am a whole day behind on my writing and I'm not going to be able to get caught up today. I have class all day today so I'm not going to have a whole lot of time to write. I will get caught up though. Whether I finish in time to win or not.... This book WILL be completed. Today is going to be a crazy busy day. Wednesdays for me are worse than Mondays because I have 3 classes. Anyways, I will write more later. I love you guys.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

It's not a job when you love what you do!

Hello everyone. I've been writing all day and just been feeling really good about my book. I finally reached 7,000 words. I'm above that now. I'm not quite to 8,000 words though. I'm so excited about my novel. It'll be my first novel so it is definitely something to be excited about.

I'm super happy about the fact that my book is basically writing itself. It has gone so many places that I didn't expect it to go. My story has done a really good job of surprising me on a few parts. I just hope it continues to be this easy to write. I really didn't think I'd make it passed day 2 of NaNoWriMo but it's now day 4 and I woke up this morning just as excited as on day 1. I hope it continues throughout the month. Well, I think it's time to do a little bit more writing. Love you!

Saturday, November 3, 2012


November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo is where people all over the world write a novel that has 50,000+ words in 30 days. This is my first year and I am super excited. It is day 3 and I have over 5,000 words. I don't think I realized just how much I adore writing until I started my novel. Now all I want to do is write. I'm calm. It's like my antidepressant. To all you other NoNoers out there, good luck!! Be strong. Stay Sane. And keep on writing!

A little about me

For those that don't know me, my name is Cari. I am 19, going to be 20 on December 14th. I am a student at Baker college of Muskegon. This is my first year and I am studying Elementary Teacher Preparation: Language Arts. I am also planning to write on the side. I am a lover of all things literature. I love to either curl up and read a really good book or do some major writing on any given day. A cup of coffee and my computer are my best friends when it comes to my writing. I dream of one day being a bestselling author and seeing my books on the shelves at Barnes and Noble and doing book signings and all that jazz. It's not about the money for me. It's about inspiring young writers to follow their dreams no matter what anyone says or what their background is. My biggest fans are my boyfriend, Josh, my momma, and my grandma. I don't know where I'd be without them. They are the reason I write and the reason I never give up. When I've had a bad day I like to just throw myself into my writing. Writing makes me happy. It calms me. It's my lifeline. It keeps me sane. I will write on here as often as I can while still trying to pass my classes. I love you all. :)