Monday, September 26, 2011


Im from the wonderful state of Nebraska. The Corn Husker state. Almost everywhere you look you see corn fields. I love being here, although, i dont plan on staying in Nebraska, ill be in a big city someday! :)


This is our court house, its a huge deal in Aurora, its very pretty, and very old! I think this is one of Auroras many beautiful landmarks!


This is Aurora High School, ive went to school in Aurora my whole life!

where am i?

Where am I from? Well, I was born in Grand Island Nebraska, but I moved to a little town called Marquette. It’s a town of about 300 people, it doesn’t even seem like it has that many people though. Im pretty sure most of them are just old people that barely leave their houses, because I never see anyone around. I grew up with only one person in the same grade as me, but we didn’t really talk. I happened to meet my best friend while living there though. Katie VanLandingham moved there when we were in kindergarten, and we became the best friends ever. At first we didn’t get along. In school we didn’t really like each other, but when she moved to town everything changed. We were connected at the hip until about 4th grade she moved back to Aurora. That didn’t stop us from being best friend though; we managed to find a way to be together constantly.  There were a couple girls in the grade below me, but they’ve all moved to Aurora. Marquette finally got a little bar uptown which brings a lot more people to town! I think that was very needed because it seemed as if it was a ghost town! (just kidding) But really, The Marquette bar, “Don’t Care Bar and Grill” has some very amazing food, and I love how I can just walk 2 blocks to get a nice meal.
When I was younger I would constantly beg my dad to move to Aurora, but that never happened. He seemed to like the thought of me growing up in a small town. My dad always said it would be better, less crimes, and less violence. I disagreed of course. I was the little girl who had to sit in their house on a nice afternoon because there was no one around to hang out with. I usually just brought friends over to my house on weekends for sleepovers which were always fun. Once I turned 16 it made life a little easier, I was able to drive to Aurora and hang out with my friends, and do things I didn’t get to do before I was able to drive.
I have gone to Aurora Public Schools for forever. I think it’s a good school district; it has its ups and downs, but what school doesn’t? I have had the privilege of playing all sorts of different sports, and being involved in all sorts of different activities. Im involved in softball, and track. I love softball, I think that’s my favorite sport, although, track is a close second. I pole vault in track, and it’s a lot of fun. I’m fortunate enough to go to a school that has a good athletics program, and good coaches. I’m from a school that shows a lot of class, and does very well in sports, I’m really glad I go to Aurora High School. It’s a small enough school to where you basically know everyone, and all the teachers know you.
I personally think Aurora Nebraska is a very well organized town. It is definitely one I would love to have my kids grow up in. We have so many different things for kids to do. We have a pool, and a youth center. The youth center is a place that has tons of things to do. From Televisions to Basketballs, you shouldn’t get bored. It is made possible by donations from people in our community. It’s a place for people to go without having to pay for it. It’s a pretty good deal if you ask me. I personally don’t go there, but I know a lot of people do, and they always seem to enjoy it. Aurora also has a lot of little businesses. They have a little boutique called Posh and Precious, with really cute clothes that you don’t have to go to Grand Island to get. They have a neat coffee shop called Expressions; they have the best Italian soda ever! Aurora is also filled with loving and caring people who do so much for the community, and ask for nothing in return. Im very lucky I grew up in a nice town like Aurora Nebraska.
Although, i grew up in a small town, i know what i really want is to live in a big city. I absolutely love the idea of a big city. I know im going to miss the night skies of a small town, or the country, it doesnt get much better than a full sky of stars that are so bright, an so clear. I truely hope someday ill end up in the big city, but who knows. All i know is that everything happens for a reason!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Kellie Pickler - I Wonder

my deep map :)

Who am i?

“I believe that everything happens for a reason, people change so you can learn to let go, things go wrong so you can appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so that you learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so things can fall together.” –Marilyn MonRoe

Who am I? I am a happy, optimistic person. I try to see the good in life, and to stay positive through everything. I am an athletic girl who plays softball, and does track. I am the type of girl who tears up when I see really cute old people, or an adult crying. I’m kind of a softy, little things make me sad. I try to be the best person I can be, and the best friend possible. My favorite store is the Buckle; I literally get all of my jeans there.  I love shopping, and I usually spend all of the money I get on clothes. I have a hard time saving it. I don’t have a job because I just don’t have the time. I have softball every weekend, and every Tuesday and Thursday. Even in the summer it’s my life, so there really isn’t time for me to work.

I was born in Grand Island, Nebraska. My mom left my dad and me when I was about 6 Months old. I have a grandma that would do anything in the world for me, she’s the best! I have a very loving and supportive dad, who is there for me for every softball game, and every track meet.  My dad is the only parent I’ve ever had, and I don’t know what I would do without him.  I am very close to my grandpa as well; he is always there to do something for me when I need him. He’s like my second dad, always caring, and supportive. My whole family is very close to each other. Half of them moved to Texas, and the other half are in Nebraska. We always meet up as much as possible.
I was in gymnastics for 7 years, it was something I truly loved to do, but too time consuming. I play short stop in softball, and I love it. Softball is my favorite sport. Track is a close second, I pole vault, high jump, do sprints, and I do hurdles. I’m a girl that can’t sit still; I constantly need to be playing with something. Some people might say I have ADD, which might be true, and that’s okay with me! I am usually hyper, unless I don’t feel good. I try not to judge people, and I try to be nice to everyone. You never know what people go through, or how their life outside of school is. I try to smile all the time. I don’t listen to what people say about me, because I am me, and no one is going to change that. I don’t care if people judge me; I’ll let them think what they want, but ill work hard to prove them wrong.
My biggest fear is spiders, if I see one, I will freak out. They’re disgusting. I guess you could say I have an arachnophobia, which is the fear of spiders. I also have this weird fear of scars on my stomach; it’s always been this way. I don’t know why for sure, I just don’t like them. But, about six months ago, I had really bad pains in my stomach, and I didn’t know what was wrong, it was like every time I moved, I wanted to start balling. I ended up going to the emergency room, and they told me I had an appendicitis, which meant I had to have emergency surgery to get my appendix taken out. You know what that meant? Yes, scars…on my stomach, I freaked out more from the fact that they were cutting my stomach open rather than the actual procedure. While I was waiting for the doctors I goggled appendix scars, and they looked terrible, I started crying again because I didn’t know if I could handle that. That pretty pathetic right? As it turned out the scars were tiny, with technology these days, everything’s a lot less noticeable, and I was overreacting. 

But at the time it was a huge deal to me. That’s everything I can think about my life. This is who I am, and I wouldn’t want to be anybody else. I love my life, and the people in it.

“Live the life you love, love the life you live.” -unknown