ITS OVER.

How did this happen? How it did it become August? My life is so drastically different, yet exactly the same and this is such a weird time in my life. I cant wait to write about it.

First thing first as I type this I realize that I have not typed over maybe 25 words this entire summer. I miss typing, and I miss the sound it makes. Since I am not in school I have almost no use for my wonderful mac, (since my IPad) and I only use it when the Ipad is dead. The longest things I have typed this summer is my searches into google.

Which when I look at my google search history, it sort of makes me laugh. Google search history can tell a lot about a person, and where they are at in their life.

I am going to explain where my life is at through my google search history. Starting from April. Google searches will be Bolded and Italized. and yes- these are my legit google searches.

What are sypytoms of apendicitus?

So only a few short days after my last post, my life changed pretty drastically. It was your typical thursday night at college. Farm Baby bunnies in the crimson lounge as a part of the end of the year celebration, and afterwords we walked over to Crimson Dining, where I ate fried clams which Ashcow thought where “ball things”. Since it was raining we decided to have a “sneaker” night at bogarts. Come home and get dressed head out to Bogs, which I think we ended up at the Riv that night, and I drove Meghans car, but she wasn’t there. This is because her car was parked outside because we spent the entire afternoon shopping for Senior Ball shoes and accessories, which was coming on that friday. I had booked a hotel room for my room mates so we could go up early, swim, get ready together, pre-game and then head downstairs just to where Senior Ball was. It was a great plan and we were all super excited.

ANYWHO, after the Bar we stop at Mcdonalds, because hello, I was OBSESSED with Mcdoubles, and I was the DD and needed some sort of fun to that night. I get my usual McDouble and we head home. At Mcdonalds I took a “shot” of Dr. Pepper. Since I was no longer drinking soda, since I cut cold turkey sophomore year of college because I was afraid of the life long addiction. My ribs, and back began to start hurting like they often did when I had soda. So I chalked it up to that and tried to sleep. Ash pags was in my room and I told her that I was actually in serious pain, she told me to sleep it off and as she left she told Meghan to watch me because I was having contractions. who slept in the common room at the time because of my snoring, (because of extremely enlarged tonsils from mono). The pain was very weird because it was every EXCEPT my stomach, and I had no feelings of nausea just extreme extreme pain in upper ribs, lower right abdomen and back. As soon as Meg fed me a tum, I began throwing up, which was strange because I had no stomach symptoms. I knew something was wrong because the pain I was experiencing was like no other and the throwing up just didn’t match up. I didnt sleep a wink that night and it was the most miserable night of my life. I decided to wait till 6 am to call my mother and tell her something was wrong with me which I thought was appendicitis. We decided to wait until health servies opened and to go from there. Meghan drove me over to health services where the lady thought for sure it was my apendix but when I told her I had extreme back pain, she said it was from pulling a muscle from throwing up. She said I needed to get to the ER right away. This made me very upset because the Senior Ball was that night, and the hotel room was booked! Meghan my kind kind room mate drove me to St Lukes, where I waited two hours in the waiting room in extreme pain. They ran blood work and told me I had pancreatitus, caused by gall stones and that I needed to be omitted over night.

I cried right there in the ER becuase this meant I was missing my senior ball. Still upsets me that I didnt attend. :( But my room mates took my picture to the ball, I went swimming, and drank and even ate my prime rib and managed to squeze in some awesome dance moves.

Overnight at the hospital turned into Five days and four nights. WITHOUT EATING. No FOOD. NO WATER. It was tortue, I got an MRI too. more torture. There was a lot of back and fourth on what was actually wrong with me. and it was extremely fustrating. I missed four finals due to my hospital visit and the timing couldnt be worse. LAST SEMESTER EVER, SENIOR YEAR, and I am hospitalized!

What foods can you eat on a Low Fat Diet?

When I returned back to school I was on a strict no fat, and no drinking diet. This pretty much ruins your life in college, and I could not eat at the dining halls because there is nothing there that did not contain fat.

Despite my many set backs, I was determined to finish out my Senior year with a bang.   I went bogarts almost every night the last week of school, and we made a YOLO countdown, so that we knew that our days were numbered and that we needed to live up every moment we had. AS the days grew closer more and more pressure grew about WHAT TO DO ON THE LAST NIGHT OF COLLEGE. What does one do on the last night of college EVER?

Somehow we decided to begin with room mate dinner, which was a Mexcian Resturaunt Fiestas, we all had never been there and then fell in love and kicked ourselves in the butt for never going the past four years. We came back to the room and cleared all of the furniture out of the common room. and COVERED the floor in shaving cream. Thats right, we had a shaving cream slip n slide in our room. It was so much fun sliding around our empty room. When else in life can you do that? Next we moved all of our matresses out in the common room and had one big slumber party and reflected back on our college expierences and our favorite memories by candle light. The night couldnt have been more perfect.

The next day it was pouring rain and we still had to move our stuff out by 12 pm. It was a super bummer and the weather matched our moods. Jared, came to sign us out, and I walked out of the building for the last time I was OVERCOME with emotions. I began to cry, I couldnt believe it was the last time that I would be walking out of home, and walking out of BSC as a student. Because we just could not let go yet, Ashcow Meg and I went to good days in bridgewater to have breakfast/ lunch. Then I made my way home, my last venture home from BSC.

Pom De Circumstance

Thats right, graduation. I played this song a lot before my graduation. I like to play songs that make me depressed from some reason when I am feeling depressed, and this song, it gets to me. I decided to go to BSC the night before and stay at Toni’s house, this way I wouldnt have a long drive ahead of me in the morning and I could wake up and just walk right over to graduation. Now my high school graduation was a miserable, miserable experience.  So i was DREADING college graduation. But I woke up in the morning in a great mood, and it was fun to get ready with everyone and then walk over together through the neighborhood in our caps and gowns.

When we got there we were given a number and then sat in order. I was sitting next to all COMMD girls, which was an entirety of two rows. So I knew everyone around me , but I was stuck in between veronica who was obnoxious, and tan horse, who was also obnox. As we began walking to the tent, I saw Ashpags, who was SO DISORIENTATED. I will never ever forget that moment, IT was SO FUNNY. As we file in, they video taped you and projected your face over the big screens that hung above the tent, me not knowing this, thought that I was awesome that I was on camera and began waving like a frantic lunatic. We took our seats and everyone pretty much did what the wanted, I was texting the friends that were not around me to talk about the ceremony, and tlaked with my friends. IT was perfect temperature and I have no complaints from the entire ceremony. Mayor of New bedford, Scott Lang spoke and he did a great job .I suddenly got a lot of anxiety when it was getting close for them to say my name and walk across stage. Me who has performed on stage countless times was afraid to walk across the stage for three seconds. Toni sat in front of me and I told her I was really nervous and she said dont worry about it Linds. As her row stood up and she was about to walk up Toni looked at me and said “I feel awesome Linds”. Right in that moment I knew I had noting to worry about and that this was a  HUGE moment, and I wasnt going to waste it on anxiety about walking across the stage. I think my six inch heels had alot to do with my anxiety. Overall it was such an awesome ceremony, and I would re live it everyday of my life if I could.

Afterwords I went home, very depressed and went out to eat with my family. I could tell my dad was excited to give my graduation gift, but I had NO idea what it could be. They gave it to my after dinner and it was an IPAD! I WAS SO excited. Then they told me to read the note they had written on it. I open the note, and maybe I should share here what exactly it said:

Dear Lindsey,

Congratulations on graduating from COLLEGE!!  And for making the Deans List!!!  9 classes, 21 credits in your last semester… You rock!  

We want you to use this iPad as a tool for your first professional position.  Hopefully it will bring you luck in landing the perfect job.

There are just no words to express how proud we are of you.  You made the best of your four years at Bridgewater State (and your semester at California State!)  You made great friends and had so many fun and wonderful experiences.  We love the adult you have become, even though you say you will never grow up.

While you have been working hard at  school and successfully passing all of your classes, Daddy has been working hard at saving money.  He would like you to enter the workforce without having to worry about a large debt.  So he is sending you out into the real world with an iPad and a fresh start!  Zero debt!  No student loans!  No Federal  Unsubsidized Loans, no Federal Subsidized Loans, no personal loans!  Zip, zilch, nada.

We love you and we are excited to see what your future brings.

XOXOXOXOXO

Daddy and Momma

So as you can imagine I was SO INCREDIBLY HAPPY. Being a child that yes was fortunate, but never had anything handed to me, I appreciated this greatly. I was always taught that my parents don’t owe me something, and neither did the world. If I wanted something I should work for it. I am happy I am raised this way, because I have many friends who believe that their parents owe them something and get upset when Mom and Dad make them pay for something on their own. So for me to learn this lesson, yet not have to worry about student loans anymore, which I have been worrying about since I applied for them and have been paying interest on them. My whole college career, I was the one who applied for loans, signed the loans, payed the extra in which my loans did not cover. Now its all being taken care for me. and I cant beleive it!!!

Pros and Cons of having Gallbladder Removed?

After much research I decided that I wanted to have my Gallbladder removed. because lets face it, a low fat diet and no drinking just isnt realistic at the age of 22. It was no wonder why drinking made me sick my whole life and why I felt like my body rejected achohol…. it was BECAUSE IT WAS. Pancreas was a by alcohol.  So the next problem was finding a doctor who would remove my gallbladder after just one attack. Heres the thing, that attack was the most painful thing of my life and it was not something I EVER wanted to deal with again. My Family has a rich gallbladder history, and and many members in my family have suffered for years in gallbladder attacks because Drs would not remove them. I did  not want this to be me, nor did I want to live in fear of having another attack, which would probably be at the most inconvenient time.

Risks of Double Surgery

Thats right, I some how finagled my way into double surgery. Tonsilectomy, and my gallbladder removed at the SAME TIME! I was excited scared/ and nervous. Surgery day was a little bit nerve racking, I woke up in extreme pain, the air they pump into you to make your stomach blow up like a balloon makes everything really painful. Of course I was nauseas and threw up. I stayed there extra late after the thing closed because I was in so much pain, and I did not want to have to move and go home. Doctor made me go home due to risk of infection.

Symptoms of Pneumonia

Yep, thats right, High Fever and coughing my guts out. I got pneumonia, as if the recovery already wasn’t rough enough. I was out for a good two and half weeks and it was a really difficult time in my life but I perserved and made it through!

Is it normal to bleed after Tonsillectomy?

yeah, I started coughing blood, extreme blood, it was digusting but I never did anything about it. I am also still having trouble swallowing, but I am being referred to the ENT for dysphagia.

Kids activities in 02747

Thats right I agreed to one more summer with the kids, because HECK. Whats one more summer of swimming, fun and beach?

How to do a New born Photo shoot. 

PAM had her baby! It took forever to come out. literally. They said two weeks early and he was born on the 21st, which was one day before his due date. It was a hard week, the hospital would not take her becuase they didnt have any beds available. I went to the hopsital with her a few times, and she ended up having a C-section so her recovery was long and  even hard for me to watch, I felt her stomach pain!!! But Adam Joseph is here! He is so easy going, and right now not even two months yet. I finally did a photo shoot with him today, it was alright but not as good as I was hoping for.

 

Hope Studio Classes

I had a new lease on life and I wasnt going to sit around and let myself get fat anymore. Since I was eating I was dropping weight rapidly, and my height I lost 24 pounds. Gained almost half of that back, but I guess thats what happens when you eat. I thought yoga would be a good way to introduce fitness again in my life since I took the class at bridgewater. WRONG. It was hot YOGA. Hip hop yoga, and it was hard. But I decided that I wanted to become a runner, becuase of the upcoming 5k.

Aidens Pub  Bristol Hours

My new favorite place for the summer. Its outside, on the water, things we dont have in Dartmouth. So this was very exciting to be able to be outside and just enjoy a drink. Everyone fell in love too and we were going up to two times a week.

Marathon Sports Mansfield

I have a major shinsplit problem and Mom thought we should go get fitted for shoes, so this is what we did, I like my shoes, however now having them for a few months I am realizing that in fact I dont think they fit me right which makes me SO ANGRY. I have been excersising two times a week. because well I have a new lease on life, and I want it to be a healthy one. If only I could put the sweets DOWN.

Where to get Kegs 02747

Thats right, my graduation party was up and coming and I wanted it to be a BLOW OUT BANGA. I insisted on a keg, even though I don’t drink beer, I thought my graduation guests would enjoy.

Jello Shot Recipes

I wanted to make million of jello shots, so we pulled out the old mini fridge and I made over 350 jello shots. Every different kind, and there were also strawberry shots, and chocolate pudding shots there as well.

Anchor Tattoos 

I bought anchor tattoos on line, because I decided that the party theme should be anchors due to my recent obsession with everything anchors.

How to make Bunting

I made and ironed my OWN bunting. I was very proud of it. I am going to hang it in my room.

How to Make Pom Poms

Thats right even made my own Poms Poms that hung from the tent.

Anchor Template

I spray painted anchors to the table cloth.

Cheap Paper Lanterns

There were hanging lanterns everywhere at my party and they looked wonderful. Basically I dedicated my life to this party and wanted every detail to be beautiful and perfect, and I think I achieved it! The party was so fun, it went by way to fast and I was afraid of all my circles of life mixing together to make one successful party. But it went off without a hitch, and it was so much fun. I cant even begin to explain so many memories, and people are still talking about it. A party that will go down in infamy.

Color Run 5k 

Our only plan after graduation, finally here! Stayed at Meghan’s the night before. Woke up super early to run it, Saw toni and morgan and taryn and it was lots of fun. So glad that we did it! I barely ran it, but I am working my way there!

Where to find Speech Assistant Jobs

Okay Lindsey, time to realize YOURE IN THE REAL WORLD NOW. Its time to get a 9-5 job in your field, and work at it everyday for the rest of your life. Sound appealing huh?

How to write a cover Letter 

Found a few jobs to apply to like South Bay Mental Health, where Toni works. Early Intervention and home visits, everything I wanted in a job.

How to write a two weeks notice. 

Time to quit Hawthorn Hill. Five years too long at a dead end job. I needed days where I had free where I could go on interviews. I was only working there fridays, so what was the point anymore. It felt so refreshing to walk out of there for the last time, however I may have to go back.

Cruises

I was still looking for one more bang. This was my last summer, I wanted to travel do something, before I entered the monotony of the real world every day working.

What its like to work on a Cruise line?

Wait, why dont I just work on a cruise. I have nothing tying me down. This is the only time in my life where I would be able to pull it off. The more I thought about it, the more I liked the idea of it. This was something I REALLY wanted.

Tips for Skype Interview

Thats right, I got an INTERVIEW. WITH Disney Cruise Lines, how awesome is THAT. I was nervous a skype interview and this is something I really want. It almost seemed like fate because the first Friday off I had, (since quitting HH) was when my interview was schedule before. If it had come a week earlier, I would not have been able to hold the interview!!!

This is where I am at right now in my life, I wanted to make one more life post until I switch over to a different kind of blog. Senior Year to Real World and all the mistakes in between. I am big right now into pintrerest, and online recipes, however all these blogs out there of the stay at home moms, who take wonderful pictures of their food, and make perfect recipes and make it sound so easy. Well its not THAT EASY. I want to start posting what its really like to make the recipes, and how they REALLY. turn out. THE REAL WORLD. THE REAL. TRUTH.

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