Archives for the month of: November, 2012

My family has been very big animal and pet lovers ever since I could remember. People might call my mother and me the “cat women,” but we do not care because we love them so much. We have one dog right now named Molly and three cats, Oscar, Misty, and Ella. They are all black cats, which one might say that is a lot of “bad luck”, but we still love them all the same. I have had my dog Molly, since I was seven years old. She is my best friend literally. She is half lab and half boarder collie. She is the best behaved dog and she also has the same birthday as me, which is another reason my parents decided to buy her. I know that having a pet teaches children to grow up with responsibilities. I know my parents would not allow my brothers and I to get an animal until we proved we were able to take care of one. So my mother and father got us a fish to take care of, and we did a fantastic job at that. So they said if we really wanted to look into getting a dog and cat then we could. Also, looking back it did not take long for my mother to want more cats, she loved animals growing up, but we just did not have the time when we were younger to have one. Two of our cats were rescue cats, they came to our house as kittens and we took them in and got them all their shots to make sure they were healthy. I could not imagine a life without pets. I am saving up my money to get my own cat here at school, hopefully someday soon!

 

I took this picture of Lilith, a black cat fou...

I took this picture of Lilith, a black cat found as a kitten in a supermarket parking lot. Feel free to share this image, but leave “Lilith” in the file name, please! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

I was born in Noblesville, IN in 1991. When I turned seven years old I moved to a little town in central Illinois. Most people would never ever move to a little small town with nothing to do, but my family got transferred there because of my fathers job. Now when I think back to it, I would not change it for the world. It amazes me how much my cousins have grown up and become so different then I did living in a small town. My town had no more than 2,500 people in it and the town I was born in had over 55,00 people. I know my high school was a lot to handle, anytime anything would happen everyone would know an 10 minutes later. It’s unbelievable how much people know in a small town, but everybody is always there for everybody. Everybody knows everybody and will be there for anyone in a heart beat. I love when I come home and it is just like we have never been apart. When I go home to Indiana, it’s so great seeing my family and old friends, but it is just not the same. They have all grown up in a big town where they did not have the closeness like I did when I grew up. My cousin will come home every other weekend with a new best friend which is insane to me. The best friends I have, have been the same ones since I moved to Illinois when I was seven and would not change them for the world. I love living in a small town, where people know who you are.

 

Small town charm

Small town charm (Photo credit: KarinaInTO)

 

Schoolworks Classroom

Schoolworks Classroom (Photo credit: topgold)

 

When I think about my everyday routine and it consists of okay did I finish all of my homework or study for this quiz or test, did I write that paper and submit it correctly? Then I think about my routine from back in high school, wake up, shower, eat breakfast, go downstairs, drive to school, practice or a game after school, go home, shower, go to sleep, and wake up and do it all again. We live our lives from the age of four to maybe sometimes into our thirties doing school work. It blows my mind that we not necessarily “waste” our time with school, but look at the economy today, we all are getting our bachelor degrees and we are not able to get jobs? I sometimes feel like it could possibly be a waste of time. My hopes have always been to win the lottery, five thousand dollars a week and then we would not have to act like we just wasted over one hundred thousand dollars in schooling that never got us the job that we wanted. I feel like if we are going to go to school for this long there should be a way to ensure that we will get to work our dream job someday. It is very upsetting when you push yourself everyday to try and work your hardest and you do not know if you will have a job when you graduate from college. I hope to get into a field after I graduate to get me into a field that I will always be secure in.