Hopes and Dreams and Wants and Fears.

Since I wrote my last post, a lot has happened. IMG_1134

Just to hit the milestones, I graduated college and got an internship at WeddingWire, watched one of my closest friends graduate from the Naval Academy, and stood as a bridesmaid for my best friend as she finally married her man. Also, Chris and Whitney got engaged and broke up, and Bruce Jenner is now a woman, so things escalated pretty quickly in the past few months.

It’s hard to believe I’ve graduated college. It’s hard to believe that Andrew graduated USNA and Aubrey Krueger is now Aubrey Bair. I’m not sure where the time went or how it passed so quickly, but the crazy thing is that it’s gone.

In honor of growing up and time going by and yada yada yada, I have a very personal post for you today. I’ve shared my thoughts, my dreams, and my fears with my boyfriend and with my friends from bible study, and that’s about it. But the point of starting this blog two years ago was to relate to other people who were taking this journey of life day by day, just like me, and sometimes doing it blind. Well, friends, right now, I’m doing it blind, and I’m here to share how I’m feeling about that.

SPOILER ALERT: It doesn’t feel good and I don’t enjoy it at all.

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Sex, Love, and Marriage

Some light topics to discuss at your next dinner party, eh?

Or never. Never at all. We tend to shy away from topics like these (in general small-talk conversations, at least) because they’re personal. Sex, love, and marriage are all major, life changing subjects: they reflect the most intimate parts of your life. So it makes perfect sense that we hesitate to share our thoughts on the matter, much less our own personal experiences. I did exactly that. Until I signed up for Honors Seminar 370: Becoming Sexually Healthy.

There were great reviews about the professor on ratemyprofessor.com, students said it was a good class, and I needed those three honors credits. So, indeed, I signed up for a sex class at Towson University. Right now, you’re probably doing what I did before class started– reducing it to that tiny box of “physical sex.” The class has been so much more than just that (thank goodness…it can be preeetty uncomfortable talking about some of the topics we discussed– I won’t even go there.)

We’ve talked about sex, love, and marriage, along with parenting, body image, gender roles, and more. It’s been enlightening, to put it in a broad term. Luckily, I’ve had a wonderful counterpart for more than 4 years now, so the lessons I’m learning about relationships and, most importantly, marriage, are not falling on deaf ears.

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Instead of Giving Up Something for Lent…I Decided To Try Cooking

The title says it all. If you know me at all, you know I’m not a good cook, chef, baker, or any other synonymous words. (Also, if this post isn’t great, it’s because I’m watching Fallon. But it should be … Continue reading

For Those With a Love of Sugar

Hello, world! Since you read my blog, you must be literate. And if you’re literate, there is no reason why you shouldn’t be reading my friend Taylor’s blog. She’s narrating for you- in her wonderful, funny, sometimes totally inappropriate way- … Continue reading

Writers Block?

I’m not going to write a blog.

I just had like 3 paragraphs of nonsense typed out that I was going to elaborate on in this blog post. That’s when I realized: I am way too tired to write anything of decent quality. College has been rough the past couple weeks, and I’m a month in and I am feelin the pressure.

I’m exhausted, and I have nothing particularly worthwhile to talk about. So if you have any ideas or topics you want me to write about, throw them at me! Truong, I’m talkin to you! You’re the one who always gets on me about writing another post, so help me out with ideas.

Goodnight from me, xoxo.

It’s the Final Countdown….But Actually, it is.

26632 months and 1 day. Holy moly.

The closer moving into Towson gets, the more excited I get. Not only to move out and finally live on my own, (I’ve been excited about that for 15 years) but to be part of the community there. And let me tell you why.

Emily, my amazing, wonderful, introverted, stay-at-home, shy, uninvolved-in-activities best friend, has been at TU for the past 2 years. By luck of the draw, or someone random in the housing department, Em got the most outgoing, involved, busy roommate on the Towson campus. Let me tell you, Allie did it all; everything from rugby to student residence government. Looking at pictures on Facebook of the tons of TU activities she attended made me even more excited to transfer.

Who would have thought that a college would have so many activities! Everything from TED lectures and informative seminars to a color run and festivals are available for TU students. It’s basically like summer camp, but for 9 months. (And admittedly, probably a little more expensive.) They even had a petting zoo on campus for a day, for goodness sake! What an amazing way to meet tons of people and get involved with your school.

I seriously can’t wait to be closer to Towson to take part in all the activities. Transitioning from a small high school to community college was completely different, and my life felt empty. Going from seeing my friends all day every day to suddenly not knowing anyone in my classes was heartbreaking. Sure, Carroll has activities, but nothing that was sustainable for friendships. What a better way to make friends at TU than meeting them at a color run and making plans to go to a petting zoo next week. Okay, so maybe the petting zoo thing is a little weird, pick another activity, who cares what it is!

How are those opportunities to be crazy and have a blast not the coolest things?! Maybe this is what private high-school does to people, makes them in-awe of the littlest things. But I have to say, Allie’s extra-curricular activities have to seem awesome to everybody. The girl has so many friends, and her life is a constant whirlwind of fun, learning, and new activities. Isn’t that what college life is about?

I’m so ready for a group of new friends and new activities at Towson, and basically starting over and becoming a new person. Who knows, maybe I’ll run for president of student government. I mean, that will never happen, but it could, and I love that possibility.