Sunday, November 2, 2014


I can't believe it has been a long time since my last post.

Just a quick update...

I am finishing up my 3rd year in school, come January I will be in my Senior year (college) and I am way excited. I have kept my grades up As and Bs and have been on the Honor Roll, Dean's List and President's List since the beginning (minus 1 quarter). I have perfect attendance and that is a miracle in itself.

I quit my job at Bed Bath & Beyond for reasons Nov. 2013 and I have been looking for a job ever since. I found one on campus, started last week, that will work around my class schedule and won't schedule me more than 20 hours, it's perfect for me.

Now that Halloween is over, I am excited for the holidays coming up. My birthday (in a week), Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Eve and the New Year! It's the fall/winter holidays that I really love, it's those holidays where I get to spend with family and enjoy the nieces and nephews that live nearby.

I am hoping that I can remember to post more often for those who follow me (who ever you are).

Have a great week

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

December 20, 2012

The closer it gets to Christmas the more I think about my friends. I am blessed to have the friends that I have had, have now or will have later in life.

I feel I should tell you about my friend Mark. I met Mark in 2006 at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. We both had the same ceramics class together. We are like night and day, he is super artistic and I am, well, I manage. :) We have been friends ever since.. I don't know what I would be like if he wasn't there for me in the time that I needed to talk to someone (other than family). When my dad died, my boyfriend at the time was out of the country and couldn't be reached for whatever reason. I had Mark to help me through one of the toughest times of my life. Since then, I have leaned on him for advice and he has leaned on me for advice about nothing and everything. When I need to talk, I know that I can always talk to him.

I have another friend that I absolutely adore. Her name is Laureen and she too, I met while I lived in Utah. Laureen is one of the brightest and loving people I have ever met.  I don't know if she even has a mean part  in her body, I just adore that about her. I live on the east coast as she lives in the west, social networking sure helps us keep in touch with each other. This last summer, I got to spend some time with my friend. I got to meet her boyfriend Tony. He is truly a nice gentleman and it was really good to see Laureen so happy.

I do really love my friends. These are just two of the most wonderful friends that I have in my life. I try to make friends wherever I go, but lately, it has been a little hard. School seems to be the main thing in my life right now and right now, I am ok with that. I have set some high goals for myself and so far I have made them. I continue on my education and I am going to make sure that I GRADUATE! I will succeed with the help some the wonderful and encouraging friends that I have. I don't know if they will read this but I do want them to know that I love them for who they are and I am blessed to have them in my life.

I love you, I truly do.

Monday, October 29, 2012

October 29, 2012

This is a link of a slide show my brother Andy made of my dad. It is getting near the one year anniversary of his passing and I think of my daddy all the time.

I miss him so much!

Friday, September 14, 2012

September 14, 2012

I guess it is about time I update my blog.
I can't believe that it has been almost a year that my dad passed. I am taking it one day at a time and I do think of him often. Some days are better than others.
I have enrolled in school at the Art Institute of Atlanta and just finished my first quarter with a 3.5 GPA. I do hope to keep up my GPA and make it to the Dean's List. I love my new school but there are a few things that bother me but.. those are things that I can't help. The way people dress (they dress like they just came off the street working) and the fact that I am older than most. I am alright with that for now and know that I am just more mature than they are to what needs to be done for my goals.
I am still working with a company I love but I am looking for something that is in my field of study. I have been looking for something in fashion & retail management, I found a few places but because my classes this next quarter are at night, I haven't applied for them because they are night shifts.
I have talked to my advisor about internships and if I am able to do an international internship. She wasn't sure and will let me know when the time comes. I am only in my first year and internships are in the 4th year. I like to keep my options open and see where I can and can't go. My thoughts were to do my internship in Italy for a long time but now I am thinking France or Belgium. I do have a few reasons for this, but I have been looking at scholarships and internship money and a lot of them are in Belgium.
I guess it would be nice to actually be near my boyfriend since he did move to Belgium last month for a job. I am happy he has a job he likes but I am sad it isn't here in the States. I am proud of him anyways.
That is about it for now. Besides missing my friends in Utah and Texas, I am just working and going to school and living. That is all I can do.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

June 7, 2012

For the few people who actually do read my blog, lots of things have been happening since my last post. Since the passing of my dad and the depression I was in, I am focusing on me. I try to keep busy and not think too much.
I moved to Atlanta Georgia in March to help my mom with a few things and at first, I wasn't excited. It's too hot, I have no friends and at the time, I didn't have a job. Now, I have a job I like and the people are great! It is still hot and humid but I can deal with that since I did grow up in Texas. No friends, I still don't have friends I hang out with but as my friend Mark tells me "you are a people person and can make friends wherever you go", it encourages me to think positive. I am glad I have the friends that I have to help me through a "tough" time.
I am determined to get back into school and find a job and when I moved here, that is what I did. I went to the Art Institute of Atlanta and applied to different jobs. I got into school before I had a job, which is good and bad. I am glad to get into school but was freaking out cause I don't have money to go. Well knowing that I have loved working for Bed Bath & Beyond and applied and got the job. There are so many positive things about everything. School and work are across the street from each other and I could just park my car at work and walk to school. I am excited that school starts next month and I can't wait to get my dreams started.
Chris and I are still dating. It has been a little stressful at times but I don't any relationship that isn't. He still lives in Louisiana and I am now in Georgia. It is hard not to see him whenever I want but if we can't do this now being away from each other, we won't make it if we are together all the time. This way, when we do get to see each other, it will be well worth it. We have been together 9 months and although I have seen him twice, I look forward to see him at the end of the month. I can't wait, his birthday is in two weeks and I will see him in three.. :) It may be hard to believe but I do love Christopher!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

February 23, 2012

I am not a very good blogger as you can tell.. Lots of things have been going on and it has taken over my life...It's called stress.... We all deal with it, more than others.

Lots of things have been going on since the passing my my father, my daddy. I was in a deep depression and didn't want to go out anywhere or hang out with anyone. If you know me, that is totally opposite of who I am. But since losing my dad to cancer, things have become a little clearer to me.

1. Family is everything! Without my family, I don't know where I would be.

Because of right now and what has been going on, I have decided and it feels right, even though I don't want it to, I am moving to Sandy Springs, Georgia come March. I will be living with my mom for a few months and hope to attend the Art Institute of Atlanta.

I have a goal to go to school, get a degree and do what I have dreamed about doing for a few years now. Owning my own business. Can't tell you what it is right now, afraid someone will take my idea..

2. It doesn't matter what people say, they just like to hear themselves talk.

I have a friend that I sit with at church who has helped me through my struggles with my dad passing, he has been there as a friend and a shoulder to lean on. We have fun times together and probably not knowing it, he has helped me to be me again. I am laughing and smiling and being me. If people want to talk about how I am dating this friend and have a long distant relationship with someone else, I would say let them. I am not dating my friend and I am in a long distance relationship. His name is Christopher and I have known him half my life.. I love him and he loves me and that is all anyone needs to know. I am not cheating on him with anyone, why would I? Christopher is a good guy.

3. It is alright to eat out by yourself every once in awhile or every week.

I forced myself to go out to dinner a month after my dad passed away. I got an email saying that TGI Fridays has this deal for a appetizer, entree and desert for 12.99.. Sweet, I had that and I was hungry. I forced myself to go to Fridays and because I was alone, I went to the bar, ordered dinner and forced myself to watch whatever game was on the tv to the end. I watched a lot of stupid football games, but it was something I did to get out of the house. I still go to Fridays once a week and watch a game. I don't stay to the end of it but I do watch most of the game.

For three months, I have been going to the same Fridays and eating dinner. Raphael the bartender is good at his job. He remembers my name as well as all the other regulars, what they ordered and lately will have my drink of diet coke waiting for me at the bar. He is one of the reasons why I go to the same location every week. I am also glad that I have met some new and wonderful people. It is nice to see a familiar face at the bar. I will miss them when I move.

I am sure there are a few more things I learned but right now I can't think of them. For all who actually do read this, I hope I didn't bore you. I tend to do that..

Until I get the urge to write again, have a fabulous weekend!
Love you

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Remembering my daddy

On November 17, 2011, my dad William Leon Ransom passed away due to liver cancer. I am glad that I moved back home to Texas November 5. I had 1 1/2 weeks to spend with my dad before he passed away. That is something I will always remember.

My daddy's funeral was on December 2nd in Blackfoot, Idaho. It was amazingly small but it was beautiful. My older brother Andy made a video remembering my dad. It is beautifully done and wanted you to see it.

My dad lived a happy life and he enjoyed spending time with his kids and grand kids. He loved meeting new people and joking around. I will miss his smile and his advice when I need it. I love you daddy.