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Finals…..

As my first semester of college comes to a close I can’t help but be excited yet stressed at the same time. This semester has definitely had its up and downs. From living on my own for the first time to exams and work everyday I would have to say I have learned a lot about myself. College is not as bad as I thought. Yeah, I’ve had a few mini panic attacks but hey what college student trying to beat the 11:59 deadline doesn’t? I have been extremely lucky with my teachers and classes. My teachers are understanding, and the work isn’t bad at all. But as finals week begins to approach I can’t help but to be a little nervous…

I have to say, I am probably one of the more blessed students when it comes to finals. For my college success class my final is an easy project that is due the week before finals so that knocks off one final for me. Then my government class (which i absolutely love) is just another exam like the two we’ve already done and I’ve completely aced them thanks to studying. So I know as long as I keep up my studying efforts I’ll ace that. But then there’s my English final….

This class has by far been my hardest class. I have also had the most work due in here which caused most of my firs college panic attacks. The final isn’t too hard it will just be a lot of work. I know as long as I sit down and take a few days to knock it out I’ll feel better. But knowing my past and my horrible procrastination problem I know it will just be another headache.

I know I don’t have it as bad as I could when it comes to finals but it still does give me a little stress. I am glad to say I have successfully survived my first semester of college, AMEN!!!!!

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Turkey Break!

As the semester begins to come to a close I can’t help but realize Thanksgiving break is approaching. Unlike most of the students at Santa Fe, I have to make quite a trek home. I’ve come to noticed a lot of the students live not too far from Gainesville. Going home is easy for them. For me on the other hand, its not that simple. As i mentioned before, I live in Key West. This is a small island at the end of Florida. Yes, I’m talking Mile Marker 0. For me this is about a 9 hour drive home. Luckily I have amazing parents that are willing to fly me home (yes i am extremely lucky) so it will only be about an hour and a half plane ride home.

The reason I am so excited to go home is Thanksgiving is amazing at my house. One of my mom’s favorite hobbies is cooking so the food is amazing. This year I know its going to be even better considering I haven’t hr home cooking since I moved away, I am also excited to go home and see my family. But the Thanksgiving break is going to get even better Saturday.

My amazing mother bought me tickets to the Florida vs. Florida State game. As you all know this is a huge game considering the schools are rivals. These tickets were not cheap or easy to get but luckily my mom got me two for me and my boyfriend. So after stuffing our faces for two days we will get to watch the biggest game of the season. I know this game will be tons of fun. I know, sounds like a pretty awesome Thanksgiving break (exhausting, but awesome)!

Hope all of yours are just as awesome as mine! Happy Turkey Day…

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Very Merry Christmas Party

If you’ve been keeping up with my blog, I’m sure you’re extremely sick and tired of hearing me talk about Disney (I know should probably change the name of my blot to Disney Fanatic). But I promise, after this week I’ll give you guys a break!

Anyway, as you all know Tuesday is Veteran’s Day and everyone gets the day off. Well I thought to myself what better way to spend my day off then in the happiest place on Earth with the person that makes me happiest? So as Tuesday approaches I find myself planning yet another Disney trip. This isn’t even the best part. Monday night happens to be Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party!!!!

Cinderella's Castle in Magic Kingdom park lit up as a Winter Wonderland for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.

Cinderella’s Castle in Magic Kingdom park lit up as a Winter Wonderland for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

Now, for those of you that don’t know what the heck I’m talking about its a Christmas celebration in Disney World. They transform the Magic Kingdom into a winter wonderland. They even hand out cookies and hot cocoa at every turn (I know, it sounds awesome!) The whole park is decorated to a tee. The best part is, they only let a small number of people in so the lines are crazy short!!! This is my favorite time to go to Disney because it has my two favorite things, Disney and Christmas.

I know for some this may not seem like the best thing in the world, but for a Disney Freak like me, its pretty awesome. And yes, I am dragging my amazing boyfriend along who supports my Disney addiction fully (he’s a trooper). He’s actually pretty excited too considering it will be his first time there for this special event. Luckily he got the day off of baseball practice Tuesday. So Monday we will leave after class and head down to Orlando. I can not wait for the mini vacay, I know it will be magical as always.

Now cross your fingers I get the impossible fast passes for the new seven dwarfs ride!!

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