Do What Makes You Happy

Do What Makes You Happy


Imagine This: You're 9 years old. It's Christmas time and you're bored watching holiday spectaulars and all that jazz. You decide to be bold and turn the channel. BOOM! There it is something in front of you so exciting and different and welcoming it's ... "It Happened on 5th Avenue"!

It's a old movie from the 1940s and it is incredible! I sat in awe and watched TCM the whole day. They played amazing Christmas movies after amazing Christmas movies! I had always had an old soul but this right here confirmed it.

I loved watching the dramatic irony unfold in front of me. By 12 the next morning I knew what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. BE AN ACTRESS!

I wanted to make other people feel the same way I had felt watching Don Defore take Ann Harding into his arms and swing her around the room while everyone laugh. It was perfect and genuine and totally different. I told my family I was going to be an actress and that set the ball in motion.

"When are you getting a real job?" EXCUSE ME JANET?!

What I decide to do and what ultimaley makes me happy is nobody's business!! You have no right to come into my bubble with your two cents and tell me what's right and wrong.

How dare you fix your mouth to say I'll be a starving artist like everyone else and following my dreams are a waste of my time?!

Though my goals for the theatre has changed I've always known that this is where I'm supposed to be. It's the one thing in the world that without a shadow of a doubt I know I'm good at. It sparks a fire in me that people have to take drugs to feel. AND I DO IT SOBER!

Night after night I sit up and listen to people who don't even know me tell me that being a teacher is what's really good for me. I disagree.

Following your dreams, passions, and goals are the best thing that's ever going to happen to you. Just do it and get it over with and if you fail... oh well you can always try and be president.

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The End Of The Semester As Told By Todd Chrisley

Because we're all a little dramatic like Todd sometimes.

The last 3-4 weeks of every college student’s semester are always crazy hectic. We have last minute assignments, group projects, and exams all squeezed into the last few weeks before break.

Sometimes we all need a little humor, and sometimes we are all a little dramatic, so why not experience the last few weeks of the semester as told by the king of drama himself, Todd Chrisley of Chrisley Knows Best.

1. Sitting in class listening to your professor explain upcoming assignments/exams.

2. When your group project members refuse to do anything until the night before it's due or just show up the day of to present.

3. When you and your roommate try to cook with whatever few ingredients you have left in stock.

Because we definitely want to avoid going to the grocery store at the end of the semester if we can.

4. When your parents get tired of you calling them about every little inconvenience in your life.

5. Sitting down to work on assignments.

6. Your thoughts when the professor is telling you what they want from you out of an assignment.

7. When you've had about 30 mental breakdowns in 2 days.

8. Trying to search out the class for the right group members.

9. The last few days of classes where everyone and everything is getting on your nerves.

10. When your friend suggests going out but you're just done with the world.

11. This. On the daily.

12. When all you want to do is snuggle up and watch Christmas movies.

13. Studying and realizing you know nothing.

14. When your finals are over and it's finally time to go home for break.

You're finally back to your old self.

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Poetry On Odyssey: Hustle and Bustle This Holiday Season

"...Have conversation, turn off the cable..."


It's Holiday season,

Time to be freezin'.

Thanksgiving will be here before we know it,

Don't stop now, you can't quit.

Numerous trips to grocery stores,

Pure mayhem when you walk through those doors.

Shelves bare,

You're ready to pull out your hair.

Long check-out lines,

Or delayed airlines.

Prepare and cook the turkey low and slow,

Wait for that golden brown skin to glow.

Place the gravy and cranberry sauce on the table,

Have conversation, turn off the cable.

Before you know it, Christmas is here,

The classic songs are music to our ears.

Yet we all dread the trips to the mall,

To find the perfect gifts, big or small.

The Christmas Tree Lighting floods TV stations,

With singers from all generations,

The scent of candy canes fill the air,

We wish the day runs smoothly, Lord, hear our prayer.

Lots of wrappers and bows cover the floor,

As we obsess over our presents more and more.

New Year's creeps up on us,

Throwing a party is always a plus.

Streamers, noisemakers, food,

Who knew planning the perfect party was of this magnitude.

The line at the liquor store gets longer and longer,

Because of the stress in picking a champagne or sparkling cider.

Deciding to prepare finger foods or a five-course meal,

Why not get take-out? DEAL!

Clock counts down from ten.

As the clock strikes one, we've made it to another year, AMEN!

Glasses clinking,

People drinking,

"Happy New Year,"

We cheer.

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