Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Little bit of stress, dash of sleep, a sprinkle of love

The past few days have been busy, busy, busy. I am nearing the midterm point in my semester and I have a few papers and projects due in the next week and a half. I'm praying that sleep does not continue to elude me...I'm tired!! I am also in constant prayer, that I am able to get these projects completed and that I keep my focus. That's my little bit of stress and my dash of sleep.

I wish that I could, at this moment, be eating these cupcakes. French Toast cupcakes with Maple Bacon icing. It's the form of a cupcake.

That works, right? Maybe? I'm going to pretend that it does.

I made these a few weeks ago and they were a hit!

So what is my "sprinkle of love" this week? My job. Honestly, I leave my job every day full of love and joy for the work that I am doing and the people whose lives I am helping to enrich. This week at work, I have been voted Number 1 staff, best bowler out there, the best driver, and best friend. And it's only Wednesday! Blessed does not even begin to describe my thankfulness for my job.

So with a little bit of stress, a dash of sleep, and a sprinkle of love, I will keep my head held high, knowing that He is with me every step of the way on the crazy journey.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Blogging World and Me

So here I am. Sitting at my computer, procrastinating on doing my research for class. What do I do? I start a blog...because that's the most logical response to NOT doing my research.

What research?, you may ask.

That's a great question, I would say. I have to write a paper on a relevant topic in adolescent development and psychology. Easy enough, right? Apparently for everyone but me. I shall persevere and keep looking. But first...a little about me.

Hi. I'm Rachel. I'm a curly headed Southern girl who loves being Catholic, making new types of cupcakes, reading, and just hanging out with my goofy friends and weird family. I'm in graduate school for the second time because, hey, one Masters degree just wasn't enough. I work for a non-profit full time and absolutely love the work I'm doing. I'm obsessed (slightly) with Harry Potter, anything Apple, dystopian literature, learning about my faith, and chapstick. Seriously, I have about three tubes in my purse at this very moment. It's like an adult security blanket. And it keeps my lips shiny and not chapped (winner)! What else about  me? Hmmm...I enjoy running! I recently ran my first 5K and made pretty good time. My goal is to run a half-marathon before the end of 2014.

I am the youngest in my family and call my mom one of my closest friends. My family is crazy and I love when we are all together. My friends are hysterical and I absolutely treasure every moment we get to spend together.

This blog will be my story as I navigate, sometimes clumsily, my way through the big and scary real adult world. You'll read about my trials and my triumphs, my cupcake endeavors, and my hair problems (and there are a LOT of those) all while I learn more and grow more in my Catholic faith. Because being a cupcake-loving, curly-headed Catholic 20-something is pretty awesome. You'll just have to take my word for it.