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I started the fall semester at Murray back in August. My sister was my roommate again, and we moved in with the help of her best friend and our mother. Our first few days were spent unpacking and preparing for classes. I had originally signed up for six classes, but I had dropped two of them by the end of the semester. I had high hopes for Murray when we arrived, but it ended up being the hardest semester of my life. I got so overwhelmed with classes, I could not find a job, and I ended up getting behind on bills. I am still trying to recover from the stress of it all. Aside from all of that, I am still trying to hold on to my positivity. The little things help with that, such as the sunset that happened during our first week back. Or the fact that I ended the semester with good grades. And once again, I got to share a dorm with my sister. Little things. I always liked the boards that the residential advisers made for our floor. The boards that our RA made at the beginning of the semes…

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My brother started seventh grade back in August. I went with my mom to his orientation. I feel like I have been doing that ever since he started going to school. I am always in disbelief when I go though, because it's like I have to acknowledge that my brother is another year older (I feel the same way when his birthday comes around, too). I took a photo of him in the same spot when he started sixth grade, and he has grown so much in just a year. I hope to take another photo when eighth grade gets here. It's interesting to see the little changes with each new photo. Time just needs to slow down though. I went with Jamie to Bardstown Road to get ice cream at the Comfy Cow. We parked and walked to the shop on what seemed like the hottest day ever, but that just made the ice cream so much better once we finally got it. I had Cake "Batter Up," and two of the seasonal flavors at the time that were called Banana Puddin' Ya'll, and Oh My! Chess Pie! The seasonal flav…

Goodbye, Murray State

I made the decision to not return to Murray State University next semester. Murray was my home for a year, and I shared it with my sister, so I wanted to document the things that I did during my last week. I am taking a semester off, but I will be transferring to another university in the fall that's closer to home. In the meantime, I am going to work on myself, find another job, and save money. I am going to start another chapter, of course, but this video will be nice to look back on.

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I went to Game back in July with Austin. He had a bison burger, and I ordered a walnut quinoa veggie burger, which was served with brie, smoked apple chutney, curry mayo, and fresh greens. There's actually a pretty funny GIF that Austin captured of me taking this picture. It was one of those date nights where we went to dinner, and then we ventured over to Bardstown Road to go on a Pok√©mon Go adventure. The servers crashed shortly after we started, so we popped in at Flanagan's for a flight, and then we sat out on their patio. Sitting and talking under twinkling lights has been our thing since the very beginning. We had also started a "Let's go get a drink" outing that would take place every so often at Back Door. It would usually happen after work if we both got off around the same time. We would meet, unwind with a pitcher of beer, and order an appetizer. A reviewer of the joint has even said that it's "one of Louisville's favorite after-work, meet-…

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I have been spending a lot of time at Sunergos lately. It's not too far from home, and I usually go and sit on my laptop and relax with an iced caramel latte. I have been going with my sister on mini dates. I have been editing pictures, applying to jobs, and getting everything prepared for the upcoming fall semester at Murray. I had almost twenty books that I had to order for all of my classes, so that took up a lot of time (and money), too. I just love the atmosphere of the place. There's soft alternative music, the baristas are inviting, and there are so many cozy chairs to sit in. I have found a lot of new songs thanks to my Shazam app. Most importantly, I have been crossing a lot of things from my to-do list.

My mom told me that she used to take me to the drive-in in Radcliff when I was little. I have no memory of it, so I have always said that I have never been to one. I got to go one weekend with Jamie, Austin, Will, and Jamie's mom, Jeannie to the Georgetown Drive-In

Nashville Weekend

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I went to Nashville last weekend with my friend Austin. It was a weekend getaway to escape from all of the stress that we have both been dealing with. He is worried about his upcoming student loan payments, and I have been having some issues with family and friends. Plus, I have been trying to figure out how to manage my own debt and find the money to purchase my books for the semester. Needless to say, this mini vacation was exactly what we needed. We arrived on Friday and checked in at a hotel, and then we grabbed dinner at McNamara's. We went across the street to a market, and then Austin took me to a hilltop where we could see the Nashville skyline and watch the sun set. Saturday was much more eventful. We started the day with breakfast at Sky Blue Cafe, and then we had coffee at Barista Parlor. This industrial space over on Gallatin was so nice to sit in. I couldn't help but scan all around the place for some serious interior motivation. I got a cup of Daredevil, and I ha…

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I wish I would put more of an effort into physical fitness. I feel like I never have the time, or I am too tired from work, or I simply just don't feel like working out. I got on a health kick for a minute, and I invited my sister along with me. We would go to Iroquois Park and walk on the road that circles around the entire park. We occasionally threw in a few brief sprints when going uphill, but that didn't last long. I would like to make it a regular thing, but I just need to find the time first. Brittney enjoyed it as well, and there is nothing better than having an exercise buddy to keep you motivated. I attended the memorial service for Muhammad Ali with Jamie and her mother. We drove to the Kentucky Exposition Center and got in line to be taken to the KFC Yum! Center by TARC buses. We arrived downtown, and we were dropped off one block over from the arena. We had a few hours to spare, so we wanted to find a place for lunch. We went to the new Hillbilly Tea location becau…