It’s finally here everyone…the snow is here and I believe it’s here to stay. I definitely have mixed emotions about this. Like on one side I am excited because I can make snowballs, snow angels, snowmen, snow-everything!!! But on the other hand I hate ice and guess what’s on the sidewalks while trying to get to class…ice! The people do a great a job at laying out salt or scraping the ice of but they can’t get to everything so I have to face what I like to call the slippery slope of ice or the icy path of death. I don’t think I would mind the ice so much if it weren’t for me being so talk (6’2) it’s a long way down and even a longer way back up.
Any-who I am ready for the challenge and if I fall, I know there will be some really nice fellow MSU students there to help me up because that’s just the way our community rolls.
Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Thanksgiving, ooh how I love Thanksgiving! A time where people come together and just take time to enjoy life and be thankful for what we have. I got to spend my holiday with one of my best friends and her family and it was amazing and I totally loved it so much! It’s hard to be so far away from your family and not be able to see them for the breaks but having a family away from your family can really keep your spirits up and having that moral support can help.
And now that Thanksgiving is over it’s time for Christmas! An it’s time to craft all my gifts and enjoy the gift the of giving!!!
Take away message: Try to enjoy the holidays with the people you love and enjoy the gift of giving
The Undie Run is a great way to bring out the MSU community and run around campus and show of their blue and gold spirit! It is super fun and even though I have never done it, I know many people who have and sometimes you have to just say YES and grab some friends and go have fun. That is what college really is…FUN. There are so many opportunities that will slap you in the face and you just need to embrace them and try to do as much as you can while you can. I think next year I might do the Undie Run…but first I need to hit the gym
This weekend was Cats vs. Griz and for those of you that don’t know the Griz (University of Montana) is our rival school and the rivalry has been going on for 100 + years. The atmosphere is always amazing and exciting and even when you aren’t from Montana and know nothing about the other school, you still feel the rivalry in your blood! Even though we lost, I know our team fought hard and I am really excited that my senior year I get to go to Missoula and cheer on my Bobcats and hopefully we crush them!!
Take Away Message
Just say yes and try something new
I am now an official member of Alpha Omicron Pi!
Initiation was unbelievably wonderful.. Everyone had such positive things to say about initiation and how much I would enjoy but I knew it was one of those things that I had to experience for myself, but during initiation, I found myself tearing up and it is crazy because I don’t know where any of that emotion came from. But there was a certain euphoria that took over me and my feelings were uncontrollable!!
Rose Week is what AOII calls the week leading up to initiation and it was amazing too! Getting to hear stories and all of the wonderful time that my fellow sisters had in the house makes me so excited for what’s in store and I love all of the crafting I got to do for my big because I love to craft, but never really have a reason to!
I definitely encourage everyone to join a sorority or a fraternity. Even if you think it isn’t for you, go through recruitment because the biggest regret that I have was not deciding to join earlier. Going through recruitment is just a chance to see what the houses are about and you don’t have to make a commitment so don’t ask yourself why, instead ask yourself why not!
Peace and blessings,
The Ellen Theatre, is a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting to the Gallatin Valley the very best in the performing arts, with the goal to entertain, educate and inspire the audience, while celebrating the human experience, providing cultural and social enrichment for all.
I am so glad that I got the opportunity to go to The Ellen Theatre and see Young Frankenstein. It was pretty amazing to see such an old (black and white) movie in an old fashioned movie theatre. That is why I love Bozeman, Montana because of all of the little joys and splendid wonders that this town has to offer!!
Take Away Message: Take the time out of your busy schedule and go enjoy the things that your town has to offer!!
Yes it was Halloweekend people and it was packed with fun. First the festivities started with the actual October 31, 2013 HALLOWEEN! I was a witch and even though I don’t believe in them but they are fun to dress up as. My sorority, Alpha Omicron Pi, actually has a prop closet and so the beautiful hat (and other pieces of my costumes) came from there.
Friday night we start the night off swing dancing in the Strand Union Building Ballrooms. Swing dancing is super fun and happens every Friday night starting at 9:00pm. You don’t even need to know how to, as long as you look willing and able, someone will snatch you up and teach you how to dance. Or if you want to come prepared, there is this great class called Social Dance and you learn all types of dancing from Cowboy Jitterbug to Waltz to Fox Trot and more!
I was superwoman and got so many compliments on my costume. I had too much fun running around in my cape and seeing all the other superheroes.
The last night of Halloweekend was so much fun but really crazy too. My sorority had our Fall Formal which was a murder mystery. I brought two dates (no big deal) and guess what?!? They totally beat everyone in finding out who the killer was! Woot woot! The soirée was beautiful and my big sister in AOPi is social chair which meant she had to coordinate the whole thing and she did such an amazing job! After the soirée, we danced the night away to some new and old jams and to me that sounds like a great way to the end the night!!!!!
Take away message: HALLOWEEKEND is so much fun. When else can you dress up as someone you aren’t, do extreme makeup, just have fun!!! So take advantage of every good opportunity out there.
“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”
-leonardo da vinci
This is the quote of the week for because sometimes I forget that good things don’t always come to people that work hard. Sometimes you have to go and get it for yourself. Accomplishment is not something that everyone achieves, but I do think that people can achieve great things by their own standards. I believe a lot of times we sit back and compare ourselves to other people. We say “well she/he isn’t working hard so why should I,” and we don’t realize that life isn’t about what other people do and say, but it is about what you do and say. Your actions affect how the world reacts to you. If you want to go and become president, well what the heck is stopping you. You might hit a few road bumps on the way but you have to ask yourself, is it worth the journey. If no, then stop, don’t let yourself keep going down that path. Find a new path, there are billions out there for you to take advantage of no matter who you are. But for those who do believe the journey is worth it, then stick it out through the hard times and know and believe that there will be any good times to enjoy!
I hope I can present some food for thought for all of you readers because I love to think about this stuff.
I love going to coffee places in town, but one of my favorite places to go is Wild Joes. It is located in Downtown Bozeman and has a certain vibe to it right when you walk in. Whether you want a coffee or a slice of pizza, Wild Joe’s has it all. And although I love this place, there are plenty of other options to grab a quick joe whether you are on campus or off. You just have to find the right fit for you!