This Blog is a Finalist! Vote to Help Out!

As some of my readers may have picked up on, I’ve been talking about moving to Milwaukee and going back to school to become an Architect/ Urban Planner. I will be putting myself through school and I’ve been applying for scholarships left and right to help out with that process. I’ve been selected as a finalist in the 2012 Blogging Scholarship for THIS VERY BLOG! (mini applause in my head). Being a finalist for this Scholarship means I need “popular votes” to win, I’ll be asking my readers that they simply click and vote for me (Roxanne Hembd) to help put this blog author back to school! You can vote every day, once a day till November 28th. Thank you everyone!




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2011: My Year in Photos

Saying goodbye to 2011 will not be hard to do, and saying hello to 2012 will be most welcoming. Granted the Mayans aren’t right.

Jan: Ringing in the New Year at a local Sports pub with the BF.

Feb: I re-learned to Ice Skate

Feb 5: Our football team won the Superbowl, and may win again this year (go Pack!)

Feb 12: We moved into our own place, in an old foundry turned into loft apartments.

Apr: Broke my first bone.

May: I took a small road trip to Nebraska.

I got to be in 2 places at once.

May: we got our trouble making, plastic bag loving cat, Amelia Pond.

Aug: I visited a larger than life Icon, and saw a real one, Paul McCartney.

Sep: I went to my first Packer game. Packers won!

Sep 15: I confronted my fears and painted in front of people.

Found a free bike in the hall of our apartment.

Oct: I won a costume contest, with a home made costume.

Nov: I turned 29. I argued with Father Time, but he was NOT having it.

We had a delicious all vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner with the BF’s brother.

Nov: We attended a Gourmet Grilled Cheese Party.

Dec: Celebrated Christmas with friends, family, and loved ones.

Dec 24: Crashed, and totaled my van of the last 7 years. (Everyone was ok, thankfully)

Today: Only 2 days left of the year! What are your resolutions?

Happy New Year!

Words of Wisdom

So, I’ve learned a thing or two in my day. I’ve had a horrible childhood, with verbal and physical abuse, struggled with the alcoholism of others, grew up very poor and insecure about who I was as a person. It’s hard to find your path when you aren’t confident about yourself or any choices you make. But over time, I’ve had to deal with most ordeals myself, and learn some important life lessons along the way. One of the reasons I’m a confident person today is because I feel I’ve been given certian gifts that have to do with design, compassion, and creativity, and I felt it a shame to not be appreciative, or to waste them. And today I was thinking that my (almost annoying to others) optimistic attitude is a huge part of life. If you look at life with a negative, pessimistic, and cynical eye, you won’t appreciate all that this life has to offer. If you are positive, optimistic, motivated, and just appreciative of life, you will see all the beauty it has to offer, and everything you do will just feel better. Here are some sayings that I draw motivation from.

Good ones, huh? I hope anyone out there that struggles with trying to figure out what this world is all about can find their motivation somewhere.

Happy Soul Searching!