Why I Am Grateful For Being Raised In Oklahoma

Why I Am Grateful For Being Raised In Oklahoma

"It's always good to remember where you come from and celebrate it" -Anthony Burgess

We’ve all heard of the play Oklahoma. The majority of us, whether from Oklahoma or not, can recite the lyrics from the play and recognize the tunes within seconds of their exposure.

Arguably, the play Oklahoma is one of the most popular things to emerge about the state. The OKC Thunder is probably the most popular thing to emerge out of the state and Carrie Underwood is currently the most popular person to be born in the state. But, the most popular thing about the state as a whole should be the people you find living within it.

Growing up in Oklahoma was a unique experience. Depending on where you live, you find yourself exposed to city life, suburban life and country life in a matter of a 20-minute drive. It’s not all rolling hills and farm animals; it’s a place filled with generosity, hospitality and some of the best home-grown meals you will ever taste.

Oklahoma is a state known for its odd shape and western vibes but really it’s much more. The people you meet in Oklahoma will treat you the same as their own neighbors no matter where you come from. My decision to leave was not made lightly.

Oklahoma will always be my home and will always own a piece of my heart no matter where I end up. It’s unlike any other place that I have been to. The people are unlike any others I have come to know. The love for community is stronger than any I have witnessed elsewhere.

Oklahoma has its flaws, as all places do, but it’s a one-of-a-kind state that is often overlooked. Whether from the country, the suburbs or the downtown area, the people all have one thing in common: their kind hearts. If you ever need to restore your hope in humanity, take a quick trip to Oklahoma and I promise you will leave with a replenished heart.

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25 Things About Me

On My 25th Birthday

Since my birthday is on Sunday, I decided to write an article all about me!

1. I love to cook for my husband. Actually, I like to cook period. I even have my on cooking blog titled "If You Want To Eat You Have To Cook". My favorite thing to make is anything with noodles because I love Asian food.

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2. I have a degree in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations.

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3. My favorite food to eat while I am out and about is sushi.


4. Cats are my favorite animal.


5. My favorite thing to drink is a margarita.


6. My favorite season is summer.

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7. I love making treats for my husband, such as cakes and love notes.

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8. My favorite artist is Lady Gaga.


9. My favorite movie genre is a crime drama, such as Lifetime Movies.

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10. I love wrapping presents for other people.


11. My favorite outfit is a long summer dress.


12. My favorite color is pink.


13. My most prized possession are my engagement and wedding rings.


14. I love taking black and white pictures.


15. My favorite dessert is coconut or red velvet cake.

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16. I love my parents and husband.


17. One of my guilty pleasures is binge watching the Bachelor and Bachelorette.


18. My favorite show on TV right now is Nashville.


19. I love to watch Disney movies.

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20. I love cooking with my husband.

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21. My favorite meal is steaks and gnocchi.


22. I love bingewatching TV shows on Netflix.

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23. I love taking road trips on the weekend with my husband.


24. I love getting things done early, and hate procrastination.


25. I love myself and I love being me.

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6 Signs You're Experiencing The Infamous Sophomore Slump

Stress goes up, excitement goes down.

As the end of my sophomore year in college is now in sight, I've begun to take a look back on this year and how utterly strange it has been. I've recently found a term that perfectly describes everything I've felt from this year in just two words: Sophomore Slump. This term has been coined to describe a,

"Period of developmental confusion where students may face difficulties in academic, social, and personal development. In addition, after the novelties of college social life have worn off, nothing seems quite as special."

I've definitely experienced this feeling this year, and although I find myself still enjoying college, the stresses have seemed to increase while the excitement has simultaneously worn off. If you're suffering through the Sophomore Slump as well, you might be able to relate to these tell-tale signs.

1. You went from going out every weekend to adopting a sleep schedule similar to your grandparents.

Freshman year, every weekend was full of constant opportunities for parties. You waited your whole life for the true college experience, and last year you went a little too hard. Now, you're making up for it by spending your weekends reading, sleeping and most importantly, binging the latest Netflix original special.

2. Frat parties are yesterday’s news.

I still remember the excitement leading up to frat parties during my freshman year, especially for tailgates. Now, if I ever even do go out, I prefer a house party with people I actually enjoy being around.

3. You begin questioning whether your major is right for you…and is it too late now?

Is my major the right one for me? I'm already too far in! I can't back out now! Sophomore year is basically a giant ball of stress and quarter-life crises.

4. You enjoy feeling more like an adult, but you miss the innocence of being a freshman.

As a freshman, you were still naive to adult life, and while that had its own problems, sometimes you miss being the new kid on campus with a whole world of opportunities ahead of you.

5. Somehow, if it’s even possible, your procrastination has gotten even worse.

If you thought last year was bad...

6. And you still find yourself in a constant state of denial.

It's fine, I'm fine, everything's fine.

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