Saturday, May 29, 2010

Live Your Best Life Weekend (Day 1)

So I know its been soooo long since I blogged but I am trying to catch up to graduation so that I can have my blog printed into a book to remember the past two years.

The weekend after class finished one of my best friends from undergrad came up to NY and met me in the city for Oprah's Live Your Best Life Weekend. It was loads of fun to spend time in the city. We had a great time. Here are pictures from our first day. We went to Macy's, checked in for the event, and then went to Serendipity. Carly flew in and I took the megabus - which a really cheap way to get around the northeastern part of the United States. I thought it would be a quick walk from where the bus dropped me off to the hotel but it was actually 2 miles. I was sweating and tired having pulled my huge suit case through town. But we both arrived at the same time and enjoyed lunch at Cafe Metro.

Us outside of Serendipity.

Police cars in Times Square

Inside Serendipity. It was nothing like what we anticipated and it was filled with junk.

Carly got a frozen hot chocolate.

I got a frozen pink lemonade

Inside my first taxi ever in NYC - when I have gone in the past I mostly take the subway

Where we checked in.
Flower center pieces for the reception.
Banners hanging outside.
Macy's is 9 floors high and the length of a block. It was super intense.

I had heard so many good things about Crumbs Cupcakes - so when we passed one in walking we stopped by.

Crumbs even had a special Oprah Cupcake.

This was just the first day. We were so pooped by the time the day was over. Serendipity was our last stop then we came back to the hotel and crashed!! Apparently the fire alarm went off in the hotel too, you could not hear it from our room. Good thing it wasnt a real emergency!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Graduation Day

Today is the day I graduate with a Master's in Public Health. It has been a long road coming, but I am sooooo excited for the newness that is in store. :)

Thursday night the school held a graduation dinner and it was great catching up, saying by, and hanging out!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Woo Hoo!!

Update: My class that was literal hell this semester grade was just posted and I got an A-. Woo hoo!! Little to no sleep, and roughly 450 pages of 3 different assignments. This class pushed me further than I have ever been pushed before!! Soooo thankful that it is over!!

So I should be blogging so that I can remember these significant moments in my life, but I have been so extremely busy this past week.

Last week Monday was my last grad school class and our group got to present first and I think it went great!! Going first was such a stress reliever because we got to watch the other groups go and just sit for the next 3 1/2 hours of class. Now I am just waiting to walk across the stage on Saturday. Tuesday I went home for an interview with CPS which was on Wednesday. Unfortunately, I did not get the job. Although I am okay with that because when one door closes another opens and I think one that I will leap through will be opening soon. Thursday I flew back to New York because Carly and I had booked tickets month ago to go to Oprah's Live Your Best Life Weekend (which will be a post in itself because it was on my 101 in 1001 list). So we were in the city (NYC) for 5 days and got to do that which was lots of fun. Now I am back home and getting ready for graduation this weekend and moving back to Texas. Life has been extremely busy and unpredictable. I will be traveling for about the next month, but I am excited about it!!