Monday, December 19, 2011

Airport Adventures

Original time of publish: 11:49am Pacific time. It did something funny w/ html coding and reposted after I corrected it. Now on w/ the good stuff!

Currently I am coming to you live from the Sacramento International Airport (terminal b for all you stalkers out there;). I've never had such an interesting gate experience. There's are seven people in wheelchairs! I look around and feel like I am at a convalescent home rather than the airport. But as long as there is no in-air emergency, I will be perfectly content with the situation.

My family arrived in Phoenix on Saturday, but b/c of work I am just meeting up with them today. In a matter of minutes I will board the plane and be flying sky high to a new place. I am so excited! I've never been to Phoenix or Scottsdale (Arizona at all for that matter), so it only seems natural that after my parents and sister pick me up we would.... go see a movie!? Hahaha. My life. What a trip. Just a peak at what I am a product of. But tomorrow will be eggcellent... For as long as my sister and I can remember, our parents have been telling us they would take us to the Grand Canyon, and it's finally happening!! Woo! I will be sure to write a travelers-post following or during the trip :)

But for now I will leave you with this... The celebrations that follow graduating are amazing and I am so happy I've been able to participate in the debauchery two semesters in a row. Hehe. And a big shout out to LA Riots, who performed in humble Chico on Friday at the El Rey and KILLED it. Small crowd w/ a lot of power, keep it up Cheeks!

I will be sure to put up a sentimental post about finishing school when I am not writing from a phone.

Today's Quote: "LIVE IT UP!!!"

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Last Call

In a matter of hours I will have completed my undergraduate education here in beautiful Chico, CA. It's a little hard for me to fathom and really process, especially considering the POUNDING headache I'm suffering as a result of last night's festivities. Here in Chico we have a little thing called "buck night" that falls on multiple nights depending on the bar. Wednesday night is the Crazy Horse's night to shine.

And while I did not take advantage of the chance to dominate the bull, I absolutely took advantage of the concept of buck night. All well drinks are $1, doubles are $2. Incredible, right? So yes, now I am suffering and unprepared for the last final of my college career, but I am confident in my grade and know I will pass the class. In life you are faced with choices. To go out and strengthen your relationships, or live in solitude and focus on gaining superficial knowledge. Too often I've chosen to go out instead of study, but one thing I know for sure: when I look back on my life, I don't think of the low grades or missed classes and assignments; I think about the GREAT times that I had with my awesome friends and the memories we created. Those memories will last a lifetime and always bring a smile to my face no matter what the unmemorable consequence might have been. Life lessons are more valuable than lessons received in a classroom, and it's those lessons that I care to learn.

Now it's cram-time (because that's proven to be effective, right? ;)! So ready to finish this final and begin the celebrations once more!

Today's Quote: "Every man dies. Not every man really lives." -William Wallace

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Reality, Check!

I am more than proud and excited to say that I only have one final remaining! Tomorrow morning at 10am I will be presented with the last college exam of my life!! And as I sit here at our student recreation center (Wrec), laptop open, trying to study for the upcoming final, I suddenly realized that my life as I've known it for the last 4.5 years ends tomorrow. But with that realization comes one that the rest of my life will truly begin tomorrow! Everything I've become used to as my reality will be changed and replaced. It's a scary thought, a strange thought, a confusing and unbelievable thought, but also an incredibly exciting one. But if I'm being completely honest, as I promise to always be with you, the feelings of excitement I used to feel are no where to be found at the current moment. They are replaced by feelings of fear and uncertainty. Fear that my life may not work out in the way I hope it will, and uncertainty because I know the things I want in life are among the biggest of all dreams. However, it is in my nature to believe that I can make anything happen and achieve whatever I set out to, so my optimism will return and I will be overtaken by the knowledge that I've held onto for the last few months: God has an incredibly big plan for my life. I do not yet know what it is, where it will take me, or anything that it might involve, but I do know that it is great and will be worth while. We're going to do very big things together and make a positive impact and change on this wonderful world He's created. 

And now that I've once again used this blog as a self-help/calming sesh, I will return to my studies. One of my roommates has hit the landmark I will reach tomorrow (completion of undergrad studies) and we are celebrating tonight! Which means I need to get all my studying in now so I can really let loose and help her celebrate the beginning of the rest of her life!

Today's quote is one that I use, and will always use, to help me stay on track and keep my ultimate goal in mind (ultimate goal being to make a positive change in the world, help people, and help guide the world towards peace and unity): "Be the change you wish to see in the world." -Gandhi 

Monday, December 12, 2011

One Down and I'm Turnt

One final down (services marketing) and "only" five more to go! One tonight, two tomorrow, one Wednesday, and one on Thurs! Just wanted to put up some love to everyone else that is going through what we Chico students are right meow..a week of hard work and cramming all the semester's knowledge in in a day! Keep up the good work all of you out there, the pay-off will be grand! Good luck on all those final exams, and just think about the future! 

Speaking of the future, I found this video last night and was so TURNT by it, that I felt the need to share it with all of you!

A.D.D. Drift: "Turnt" is a word that is commonly used, especially in the recent months, by my roomies and I to describe something we really, really like, and are a little "turnt on" by.

How sexualllllll! For probably 5 years now I have debated on getting a tattoo, but never thought it to be a wise choice. Since I cannot make a decision and stick to it, or make a decision and then want that outcome just as soon as it's happened, I know without a doubt that I should not put anything permanent on my bod. I would be the person to get a tattoo, like it for a millisecond, and then want to get something else. Either that, or my incredibly ADDictive personality would kick in on high-drive and I would automatically be examining my body for the location of the next. So here I will patiently wait, in the library, studying like a good little estudiante (student) should, for this to find its way into my life!

Today's Quote: "A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams." -John Barrymore

Sunday, December 11, 2011

I Can Taste It

The end of my college career is coming to a close, it's so close, I can taste it! In four days, after hundreds of flashcards, spending more hours in the library than at my own home, and completing six finals, I will no longer be able to fill in my occupation as "student" on anything...ever again. So what comes next? What will my next occupation be? Here is a short list of things that I wish were suitable and acceptable answers:

  • Peace maker
  • Traveler
  • Nomad
  • Little kid trapped in a grown up's body
  • Socialite 
  • Foodie
  • Ball of energy
  • Person to offer encouragement to others
  • Motivator
  • Free spirit 
And that is all that my congested head cares to think up at the moment 8P

I've finished the flashcards for both finals I have tomorrow (services marketing and retailing), but now must get to the 'hard' part of actually memorizing them. So now this A.D.D. drift of a post will conclude, so I can learn fast, and go to sleep even faster :) 

My reminder of the week: In four days it will all be over, so you better work hard b/c you don't want to look back and regret not finishing strong and putting in all the effort you possibly could!

Today's Quote: "Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Cheers and a Banger

Well, I did it, I made it through 20 years of school...almost! I officially attended the last college course I will ever have to take in my life! And I can tell you one thing is for sure, my smile was never so big walking into that classroom! The professor only kept us for 35 of the 75 minutes, and to be honest, I almost wish he'd kept us the whole time. Ya know, just so I could really embrace the last moments of my life as a student. Such a mix of emotions are running through me right now. I am certainly feeling proud of myself for making it through these last 4.5 years with the grace that I have ;) But now as the hours pass since I exited that room for almost the last time (still have finals), I think the nostalgia is kicking in and I'm starting to feel a little sad, maybe a little freaked. Okay, A LOT freaked. Mostly because I have been living my life these last few months with the thought in my head that I will be carving my own way, foraging my own path like none other before me, and didn't need to really try to find a job. I think I didn't really believe that college would end. It has been such a little bubble, far away from any reality I see grown-ups living in, and therefore un-pop-able. But not to stress, I have always had the feeling inside me that this life has something MAJOR in store for me. Now all I have to do is wait for that pivotal "a-ha" moment to come when I realize, "Yes, this, this is what I was always meant to do." 

A.D.D. Drift: I thought I should share with you all this little pearl of goodness-- if you like it when your body tingles and you can't help but move to the groove, then you'll love this track. Coming to you straight from one of my favorite music blogs, get ready to get amped up for the weekend with the deeeeeep bass in this face melting BANGER!

Now it is on to the studies so I can ensure that this semester, truly is my last. What a trip!

And today's quote is one that I've been telling myself quite a lot the last couple of weeks, and intend to continue telling myself until I die: "Life's a ride, and I'm along for it!" 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Finals Stretch

I am losing my crazy mind right meow!! Finals week must have been invented by someone who had an arch enemy with A.D.D. and was looking for a way to spite their life, because this is redonkulous! I think that in some far-away culture this form of living must be considered torture and punishment, right!?! To the good fellow who thought finals would be a good idea, THIS IS FOR YOU.....

My "angry" face, a token of my current feelings about needing to be productive and studious.

I have been in the library since 3:00 and only have 12 note cards, some organized notes, and scanned copies of my transcript to show for it! And the fact that I am, and have been since August 22nd, completely over school, doesn't help my case in any way. I just keep telling myself that it will all be over in a mere 8 days (including non-school/test days), and that quitting now would be highly unacceptable and ridiculous. But ohhh mannnn, is it hard not to just throw in the towel! It's really quite unfortunate that these coming finals are so very important for my grades, because I would really enjoy putting in minimal effort and instead spend my time with my friends who will be leaving soon. So sad this can't be a part of the reality I intend to create. :( 

I suppose I should be looking at this on the up-side though-- finals don't start until Monday, and I'm already in the library preparing for them! Hah, there we go, positivity! I feel better about myself already! Who would have thunk it, that blogging would become a form of self-therapy? Eggcellent! And now that I have released this momentary emotional spurt, I will return to the PowerPoint slides and flashcards that drove me here in the first place! Enjoy the rest of your hump day everyone and be forewarned: I am officially going to move on from my 20-year role as a student in EIGHT DAYS!!! Which means...LOTS of fun blog entries to come, as I will surely be in a total state of distortion.

Today's Quote (which is particularly appropriate for my current state): 
"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." -Buddha


Monday, November 28, 2011

Motivation Statement!

Alright, alright, so I have to change my deadline for when I will have this application turned in for going to Spain. I requested an official transcript today (one of the documents I need to submit), and it won't be ready until December 7th. Which I figure isn't far off, and will give whoever I decide to ask to write the letter of recommendation, some time to do so. 

I thought I would share with you all another little part of the application. I was instructed to write, in 300 words or less, a statement that explains my motivation for wanting to participate in the program. And since I will be taking all of you along for this lovely ride, I figured you might want to know also! So without further a due, here is my motivation statement...

             I was blessed enough to be able to take my third year of university abroad in Bilbao, Spain, where I lived and studied for nine months. During that time I developed strong and real relationships with locals in Spain, as well as the other countries that I traveled. I gained a more global perspective, appreciation for all the differences in life, and realization of just how great and big the world around me is. Ever since my return to the United States I’ve known that my time abroad isn’t over quite yet.

Deep down I know that there is more for me to accomplish before I can be satisfied and settled in the U.S. I did not master Spanish in the way I expected, and need to go back so I can become fluent. Submersion is the key to learning a language and this program provides the perfect opportunity for me to do so. As well as a desire to become bilingual, studying abroad left me with a hunger for travel and thirst for culture. There is nothing in the world like learning about someone else’s culture and experiencing it.

I want to be involved in this program in order to share my language and culture with the students in the way that everyone I met abroad did with me. I think that when we have experienced other cultures and understand them, we develop respect for them. This respect is invaluable because it will help a person to be open-minded. With all that is going on in the world, we need to teach the young minds to appreciate and accept different languages, cultures, and people. I want to make a positive change in the world and help bring people together through learning about one another.

Enjoy the rest of your night, or day depending on where in the world you are reading this :) 

Today's Quote: "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." -Mark Twain

"Art After Dark" at the Guggenheim Museum, one of my first weekends in Bilbao

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Casi, Casi

I should probably begin by explaining the chosen title for this entry... 

"Casi" in Spanish means "almost," and has been chosen for tonight's title because I am CASI done with my application for NALCAS (North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain)!!! YAY!! After much procrastination and internal debate, I am finally almost finished with the thing and can then wait, impatiently, to hear about my acceptance. I have just a few things more to do, but hope to have it all completed by the end of the week (I am giving myself till the end of the week because part of the application involves submitting a reference letter, the writer of which is still undecided). 

ADD Drift: Is it appropriate to ask someone (who I would like to write the letter) on a scale of 1-10, would they make me seem like an 11, or below a 7? I assume so, but since I tend to go against the grain and do things in an unconventional way, I can also assume that when I decide to ask my professor, I will also ask where he would rank me. Whoops ahead of time? I think not! ;)

And here we go...

I would like to start by saying that I think I owe it to my vision board that I have become so directed! (Either that, or my medication has been in my bloodstream for enough days that it actually is having an affect?) No matter where the credit be due, I am happy as a clam that I feel so "on track!" And what you may wonder is a vision board? The answer is simple! I got the idea from the ABC show "Happy Endings," a truly wonderful and comic show I might add! 

ADD Drift: Simply writing the three letters "a" "d" and "d" next to one another only make me think of attention deficit disorder/A.D.D., and not the word "add." I read it as "a" "d" "d," and am left feeling strange, like I am referring to my blog or something. Therefore, I will probably make my use of the word "add" very minimal in order to avoid getting bugged out in my own head.

Back to the explanation of a vision board... What you do is take a poster board of some sort, and on it you put pictures or words of the things that you want for/in your future. It is supposed to give you some sort of visual inspiration, and ultimately the goal is for everything on the board to come true. And this ladies and gentleman, is mine!!

Quite a beauty, ain't she? ;) But really, I've pinned it to the ceiling right above my bed... That way, every night when I go to sleep, and every morning when I wake up, and any random time I check the vent to ensure that it is pumping out heat (when we actually decide to start using the dang thing), I will see it and be reminded of the things I want in my life (at least the things I want in my life this week.. =/). Pero en serio (but seriously), every time I look at it I get this feeling within that just lets me know:

  • I have a plan
  • I have goals
  • And I will accomplish everything I want to in this life! 
  • As well as remind me that I want to make a positive change in the world and help guide it into a peaceful direction. 

I highly suggest this approach to anyone who is feeling a little confused, lost, defeated, unsure, or even if you think you are completely satisfied with your life-- MAKE A VISION BOARD! Maybe it works so well for me because I am an avid list maker and love to watch the things on my "to do" list dwindle away as I ferociously cross them off (sometimes ferociously, others with a smug look of satisfaction as though to say, "HAHA, item! I have taken care of you!").

Yes, yes dear friends, life is good. I feel good and am keeping negative thoughts at bay. Even though finals are upon us and I have a term paper due on Thursday, I am cool as a cucumber and know that everything will work out. I just can't think about the term paper, or the fact that I have yet to even figure out a book to write about and read. YIKES! But it is alright, I have the best teammate around, and He and I will conquer all! 

But now, Dan Gibson's "European Spa" CD has come on my iTunes, and I am drifting away to the land of waterfalls, pianos, and harps! Good night my avid readers, and thank you as always for the soon-to-come support :)

Today's Quote: "Life is good with God!"

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Absolutely Wretched.

Alright, so I'm not sure why I am soooo incredibly bad at this whole blogging thing, other than to say that, I am living my life, and doing it in quite a lazy fashion. I will be setting a new goal for myself, and that is to write a new blog entry simply once a week (which in Allison-land, means we're lucky to get one every two). I am going to mark it on my calendar, and try to put out a new post every Sunday. Sunday will become my day of accomplishments (pending my weekly-changing work schedule). 

ADD Drift: Growing up I went to summer camp and we were instructed to create a "camp name." These names were supposed to include our real names somehow, but be creative and made-up. I went into the first day of my first year with no camp name, but was given one on my first night by a fellow, and might I add, more creative camper. She deemed me "Allison-Wonderland," coming from none other than "Alice in Wonderland." I never could have known how appropriate this would prove to be to my life, since I tend to live in "wonderland" and "Allison-land." And now back on track!
Update: Currently I am back on my ADD medication! But fear not, the ADD drifts and randomness that is my life will not fade! I have got to finish out the semester strong and focused, and trying to do so without my meds was proving not to be the wisest of choices. So it has been one week (perhaps two??), and I am not sure how much of a difference I feel. Although I'm sure it would help if I could remember to take it every day. Am I sounding like an 80-year old? Because I certainly have been feeling like one! My mind has left me and become a jumbled mess of fairy tales, dreams, and a constant shift in what I would like to do with my future. 

My current conclusion: Be a travel writer/blogger! And then form an organization whose purpose is to help other people and make a positive change/difference in the world!

I presume that there are many of you out there, hanging on my every word, depressed beyond belief when I take my 3 week leaves and give you nothing, but ecstatic and loving me right back once I give you something to read. (As we can see, I like to use my imagination, but hey, what is life without dreams!?) So it is you that I will depend on to help me gain fame and recognition, which will ultimately help me gain funding to do charitable work with my life. And as I have decided that there are without a doubt many of you out there wondering what I will do with my life, here you go! The following would be my ideal future (at least for the next few years):

1) Finish everything I need to for school and pass those classes! Included in this is to finally finish my application for Profex (being a teaching assistant in Spain).

2) Save tons of CHEDDA!

I have big plans and they are going to require some capital! I will be done with school in 3 short weeks, and plan to work full-time and save up as much as I can (for the rest of my big plan, of course)!

3) Leave in July for SPAIN! I will begin the hunt for an apartment, and get myself settled in. 

4) Attend TOMORROWLAND in BOOM, Belgium from Friday, July 27-Sunday, July 29!!! Now listen here faithful followers, this is the music festival of all music festivals! I know we in the U.S. have EDC, LovEvolution, Coachella, Ultra, and many, many more, but Tomorrowland is truly special. In a similar fashion to Burning Man, they create a whole new world. And since I plan to be living in Europe in the upcoming year anyways, I figure I might as well get there early, enjoy the European summer, and hit up one of the most epic festivals to hit planet earth!

5) Come October, I will (and please note, that here I would put "hopefully," but as I intend to make all of this happen, I will not be using that word, as it implies a chance of these glorious things not happening) be an English teaching assistant to some cute lil Spanish munchkins (not to imply they are of short-stature)! 

And finally, this will all coincide with my blogging. Which will be about the places I go, the people of those places, their cultures, food, and I will likely use an annoying amount of photos. I will use photos to depict the beauty of the places I see, as well as share some of the sadness. I realize that sharing sad images is not really a conventional way to gain a following, but I have a much larger goal and aspiration: WORLD PEACE.

Call me crazy, but I am determined to do what I can to help guide this wonderful world in a more peaceful and loving direction :) 

So within my traveling and what-not-ing, I hope to connect with people who have the common hope of making a positive difference in the world. (Attention TOMS and similar organizations: If you are reading this, I LOVE what you're doing and would love even more to be a part of it-- HIRE ME!?!)

And now that I have laid it all out, while I feel as though I could continue to write for a while, I will end this entry, and carry the joy of writing into a new day, not one that is 3 weeks away! 

Today's quote comes straight to us from Tomorrowland itself: "Yesterday is history. Today is a gift. Tomorrow is a mystery."


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Anyone Alive Out There?

Oh my lanta (as my dear friend, Courtney, would say)! It has been quite a while since I have created a new post. I realize that this is certainly not the way to be a successful blogger, but geez, did school catch up and take over for a bit there! This week I had 3 exams, 2 quizzes, a presentation, and 2 homework assignments! PHEW, it's almost over! And when it is, my aforementioned friend will be in Chico for a weekend full of play time and fun! She is returning from Florida, where she now lives and acts as a "grown up." If you can really call doing an internship at Walt Disney World adult. Ah, we can, but resist to do so because of the immense feelings of jealousy we have that it is not us who gets to go work in the magical land every day!

With thoughts of last weekend (Halloweekend), this weekend that is soon to commence, and next weekend (Tahoe trip w/ about 25) filling my head, it is a wonder and a half that I was even able to scrape by in the last couple of weeks!

Halloweekend, now renamed All-Hallows-Geek-in-d, was quite an event! I wish that I had my trip odometer set so I could give you the exact amount of miles that I drove in the 4.5 days period, but here is what happened:
  • Left Chico on Thursday afternoon after a job try-out (and yes, don't fret my friends, I DID get the yob:) and drove to SF. It was here that I reunited with my BFF lovebug from high school and went out for sushi/drinks with her and a few others. The night was incredible! So full of fun and laughter, just what the doctor ordered after the stressful week that had been. And such a lovely reminder of why she is my OG (in this case, ORIGINAL) loverrrr! But all good things must come to an end, and so we move on to Friday.
  • Picked Molly up at the BART station and we left at 7 AM (!!!!!!) for Santa Barbara! Amazed that we actually rallied and got our butts on the road at the early time we had hoped, but we did it, and it was glorious! No traffic (thank you, carpool lane!), and made it into SB by 12:30, where we spent the day enjoying the sun, looking at the wild people of the city partying, and making Molly and Dani's costumes for the following night.
  • It was later that night that we left for LA, went and stayed with my wonderful friend downtown, watched him DJ at a Halloween party, and woke up and left LA for San Bernardino at 10:30!
  • Made it to San Bern, got ready for the rave, and then went on to enjoy one of the most incredible nights any of us had had in too long, at Escape From Wonderland!

What an awesome group, eh? We saw ourselves some Thomas Gold, Steve Angello, Paco Osuna, Benny Benassi, Afrojack, Pendulum, R3hab, Dash Berlin, Dimitri Vega & Like Mike, ATB, Moguai, Tritonal, and Cedric Gervais (in no particular order). It was a night to be remembered forever. So many positive vibes and smiles! A night that we will want to re-live for years to come!  The crowd was incredible, and I was so pleased not to run into anyone who was there to cause trouble and be a total pain in the arse. The feeling that night was one of happiness, joy, and the most important things..peace and love :) 

  • After the rave, we went back to our friends' hotel to hang out and wind down before making the drive back to LA. Sadly, when we left to return to LA, we hit some serious traffic that was the result of a MAJOR car accident. We watched from a distance as someone was airlifted by a helicopter and rushed to emergency care. Those involved are still very much in my heart and prayers, and I hope so much that you have come out strong! But after much traffic and stopping, we made it to Glendale at 6am! Woo! Showered, chilled, slept. 
  • Woke up at 13:30, got ready, got food, and hit the road once more back to SB to drop off Dani. Then onto Lafayette, and finally back to the city where it all started, SF for one more night of sleep and hang-time with close friends.
And now we are here, back in Chico, living life, excited and happy about what has happened, and what is to come. But now my dear friends, I must end this post, as my class is going to be over soon ;)

Today's quote: "But when you get music and words together, that can be a very powerful thing." -Bryan Ferry

Have a great day, and I will become more consistent with my posts (this week's goal:)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday, Funday?

Well bloggies, we find ourselves juntos another day, but not just any day, it's a glorified Monday! We all have to face them, more often than we might like, and we all struggle through them while day dreaming about the fun and adventure we experienced over the weekend, and what fun is to come in just a mere four days. 

ADD Drift: "juntos" = "together" in Spanish. Randomly placed Spanish words will find themselves into my sentences on a regular basis, and as such, you should expect to not only have some knowledge about myself dropped on ya, but also some Spanish vocabulario (vocab:).

But now let's get back on track, shall we? 

This Monday, is quite exceptional to others because it is the Monday leading us into HALLOWEEN WEEKEND! Halloween is a very special time in our lives... 

We grow up adoring it and celebrating it regularly, dressing up in any costume we desire (so long as it is deemed appropriate by our parentals), walking around collecting sweet little treasures from the neighbors, and spending the night looking at our loot upon returning to the homestead. 

Then we go through a phase where Halloween is something we all secretly, and sometimes not-so-secretly, want to celebrate and participate in, but society tells us we're "too old to trick-or-treat." These are generally the junior high and high school years, when your parties consist of the In-N-Out parking lot, parks, and anywhere else that the cops might not arrive at 15 minutes w/in yours. And finally, we hit the mother-load, COLLEGE! Here it is more than acceptable and entirely expected to be celebrated. The only differences are that we used to dress up like Disney Princesses, and now mom and dad aren't around to oversee our attire, and we used to collect candy, not shots and 4 outfits (because we all know that you REALLY need one per night-- sarcasm noted).

And while I have to keep in mind the massive Anthropology exam that I have on Wednesday, I also have to keep in mind that Escape From Wonderland is on Saturday, and I still have yet to determine my costume! 8O So for the next couple days I will memorize each of the 206 bones in the body, as I picture different things on mine!

TTFN love bugs, blog on!

Today's quote: "Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth." -Benjamin Disraeli

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Hello Friend :)

Well guys and gals, this is it! The moment has finally come for me to begin documenting the crazy, A.D.D. things that go on in my life, and inside my head. I should begin by welcoming you to A.D.D. Adventures with Allison. I hope you are ready, because things over here get WEIRD! 

I am Allison, Allison Clark Fedor to be exact. Remember this name, because on of these days, I plan to make it mean something! A little bit about me.. I am 22-years young, direction-less, and loving it! I use emoticons like it's my job, and love to write! I have been plagued with the need to travel and explore the world we live in, and cannot rest until I have done so. I took my 3rd year of university abroad in Bilbao, Spain, and since have been forced to live with the deep rooted hunger and thirst to travel and fill my life with as much international flair as possible. Self-diagnosed with bipolar disorder, that can be attributed to my extreme ADD, and complete lack of ability to commit, make a decision and stick with it, and horrid habit of blurting out my ever-changing opinions, feelings, and ideas about anything at a given time, entirely based off of my current mood.

My current situation is this: I am graduating in December as a marketing major, Spanish minor, and need to figure out my life! I am going to apply to go back to Spain as a teaching assistant, and refuse to believe that my future holds anything else. This blog is going to serve the purpose of tracking my life, and giving you the people an inside glance to the mind of someone who is ADD, and off their meds 8D

But for now new friends, I must leave you with this. The ladies of the F.A.T. House are going on a bike adventure through the park!

Today's quote: "Aim for the moon, because if you fall short, you're still among the stars."