I've spent the majority of my college years trying to figure out my life and I have realized over time that while I'm busy making plans, life quickly passes by. So I took a break from planning my life and things fell into place exactly the way I wanted. Friends and Family are most important to me and I thank God everyday for all the blessings in my life. I am lucky enough to have the best pair of parents, wonderful fun-loving friends, and the most beautiful supportive sorority sisters in the world. I have enjoyed everything life has offered me so far and I am looking forward to all that the future holds for me - and the rest is still unwritten…

Thursday, November 11, 2010

topic #2

No, I wasn't lying when I said I promise to not stop blogging again. I had a few minor speed bumps this week, but we're back on track now. However, I have decided that instead of doing a 30 day challenge, I'm just going to do a 30 topic challenge. This seems more practical to me and a way to justify not being able to blog every single day! haha.. yes, i make excuses for myself.. but who doesn't?!

I know all of you are eager to know why I skipped a few days of blogging. So here is a run down of my oh-so productive, fun-filled, adventurous few days. In case I haven't mentioned before, I love college football and the Georgia Bulldogs. I live right on the Alabama/Georgia border, so of course my entire family is split between teams. I, however, bleed Red and Black. And this weekend is the best weekend for Georgia football. This weekend is the longest running rivalry of college football in the south.. come on people.. its Auburn vs. Georgia weekend!! I have some pretty amazing friends that are students at Auburn so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to catch up with them as well as support my beloved bulldogs! So Tuesday night, LH [who always drives the girls around in her car better known as Sally], my little [Bree -which you will hear more about over various topic challenges] and myself made a trip to Atlanta to pick up my ticket for this weekend. Some people may call it crazy for paying a complete stranger $80 for football ticket, but I call it love. So that's my excuse for missing Tuesday's blogging session... and as for yesterday... class and work mostly consumed my day.. and of course I had to attend the social with Sigma Nu :) Our theme for the social was Disney vs. Nickelodeon... pictures are soon to follow!
So there is the run down of my life the past two days.. which brings us to now.. back to topic challenge #2... so enjoy getting to know me more :)

Topic Challenge #2 - Meaning behind blog name

-         The meaning behind my blog name is simple, really. For the longest time I have lived my life by trying to plan out each individual detail. It took a long time for me to finally realize that as much as I plan and want for things to happen, things [LIFE] is unpredictable. I always thought by planning everything out in my life, somehow, my life would follow that neatly constructed plan. WRONG. And in fact, I could not have been more wrong. It didn’t take long for me to realize that while I was busy making plans, life was happening all around me and I was missing out. So for once, I stopped making plans. I stopped trying to be the driver of my life’s destination. From that point on, my life has been thrown many curve balls and up and down moments. I realize that having a life plan keeps me on track, and don’t get me wrong, I have a plan. But the greatest thing I’ve learned is that sometimes, the “speed bumps” and “alternate routes” are worth taking, its worth having the memories. I could have never imagined that I would have the journey that I’m on now. I have been given so much more than I deserve, and for that, I will be forever grateful.  The past is the past for a reason and the future is unknown to us all… so what better way to live than living right now, in the present, living for the moment.

7, 648 days of my life have already been written, and for the future, well…
the rest is still unwritten
"You may not end up where you thought you were going, but you always end up where you are meant to be."

Monday, November 8, 2010

I'm backkkk :)

Guess who's back?! I couldn't be more excited about blogging again! I was really into it at first, but like so many other things in my life, that quickly faded away. However, I still read other blogs so don't think I completely ignored you! I guess sometimes I feel as though I have nothing to say or what  I want to say doesn't seem important or interesting enough to be on my blog.. but after much pushing from my friends and a desire to share thoughts again.. I'm back and better than ever! I promise to not leave for long periods of time this go around. I promise to blog about whatever.. no matter if it sounds stupid, non important or whatever.

So in honor of my return to the blogging world.. I have stolen the 30 day challenge from my friend Lauren.. so thank you LH :)
I'm super excited to begin this challenge and let everyone in on more details of my life! If you're reading this, then I want you to feel like you know me. So the 30 day challenge will be a great way to get back into the blogging world as well as share different information about me and my crazy roller-coaster life.

So ready or not... Get to know me - Day #1

Hello Blogging World!! My name is Whitney Lott. I am exactly 20 days away from being 21! I am in my third year at the University of West Georiga. I am majoring in Mass Commnuications [Public Relations] with a minor in Marketing. I'm from a small town, southern born and bred. I'm so excited for the place that I'm at in life right now and I can't wait to see what the future holds!

Current picture from a Halloween Social and in honor of her new cd [which i'm completely obsessed with] - I was Taylor Swift :)
15 interesting [or not so interesting] things about me:

1. I plan on studying abroad in Costa Rica for a month this summer to complete my foreign language requirements!
2. I have only been out of the country once, so the above interesting fact is extremely exciting but also a little nerve racking.
3. I am an only child and only grandchild [on my mom's side of the family].
4. I work in the admissions office at UWG.  
5. I absolutely hate gum smacking.
6. I love falling asleep to the the sound of rain at night.
7. I am extremely hot natured so I love the cold weather but my heart belongs at the beach!
8. I played basketball and softball in high school. Sports are my passion.
9. I believe that laughter is the best medicine for any situation.
10. I believe in wishing on shooting stars.
11. I am a member of Alpha Xi Delta I credit the best times of college to these women!
12. I received the position of Public Relations on Panhellenic Executive Council for the upcoming year and I am absolutely thrilled to work with the great women from every sorority!
13. I am lucky enough to have the ability to fix my hair however i'm feeling for the day. It curls great and straightens in only a few seconds. I thank God for this wonderful gift.
14. I believe in learning from situations and experiences instead of regretting them.
15. I hate making decisions.. even decisions about what to eat for dinner. I like making people happy :) 

Day #1 is complete! Hope you enjoyed and learned a few new things about me! More exciting details of my life are to come in the following 29 days... so get excited :)


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

the stressful days of college

Wow. I can't believe it has been over a week since my last post. As you can tell from the title of this post, things have been pretty stressful since school started back. Its the second full week of school and I am already completely loaded down with: homework assignments, case studies, a test, paper, and presentation.. all due within this one week, might I add. Sometimes I feel like all the professors have a meeting and plan their schedules the same.. but then I think about how silly and unrealistic that really is. Maybe just one of those weird coincidences of life.. that all of my classes have multiple things due in the same week. That was completely a rambling thought.. so anyways.. I find it funny that I can sit here and ramble on in a blog, but I can't manage to come up with the first line of my paper due on Thursday. What I've learned already from this semester is that starting major geared classes are no joke! Most of my classes this semester involve a major group oriented project. Its the second week of school and I am already learning the importance of being able to work well with others. 3 of my 4 classes involve a group project.. and 2 of these 3 count the project as over half my grade! (God, please bless me with a good, hardworking group!) Working with a group to compose a business proposal or marketing plan is somewhere (hopefully) in my near future.. so although these projects will be filled with busy work,drafts, final copies, late nights, meetings and presentations.. I'm looking forward to it!

I think working well with others is very important for life. I would like to believe that I have mastered these skills through all the hours spent on a basketball team, softball team, sorority, and the other various clubs and organizations I have to sink my claws into.. but the truth is.. Are we ever really done learning? Only as far as a proposal idea, I have already learned new things about working with others. I feel as though I could succeed more in life from the lessons I have learned about life from college, rather on the knowledge I learn from college. I truly believe that everything in life can be a lesson if you let it be. We can learn so much from everyday life. Nothing dramatic  or big has to happen to learn a "life lesson".. Life lessons are around us and apart of us all day, everyday. Its what we choose to learn that day, that makes it apart of our life. As we grow older, the life lessons seem to become more clear. So many things my parents tried to teach me and tell me never made any sense until I got out on my own. I thank them will all my heart for coaching me along this crazy journey called life. And as for those life lessons, well I believe you have to live your life to learn anything!

"Quit hanging on to the handrails. Let go. Surrender. Go for the ride of your life. Do it every day." - Melody Beattie

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Monday, August 16, 2010

another day of class

so today was another day of class.. first day of monday and wednesday classes though. my classes were pretty good today. spanish is going good so far and marketing was great today! i think i'm really going to like it. i got information on joining the marketing club.. i got information on it after class today and the first project the club is working on is with the Atlanta Falcons! Of course I was immediately sold on this idea.. this is exactly what I want to do after graduation so I am thrilled at the possibility of working with the Falcons marketing team. On another happy note.. one of my best friends and I re-wrote a song for Rush this year! It will be sung on sisterhood and follows a song by Lady Antebellum.. my personal favorite :) Tonight was the first time I heard my chapter sing the revised song for Rush and it made me so happy!! It actually gave me chill bumps and brought tears to my eyes! Its a truly amazing feeling to be apart of such a wonderful sisterhood. Its hard to be disaffiliated from my chapter during Rush but with great sisters in charge, i know everything will work out for the best and just the way God intends it to! I can't wait for all the freshman to meet my wonderful sisters! Rush, please hurry along! I can't wait to add baby xi's to our chapter :)

As I mentioned in my last post, questioning certain things will force you to re-evaluate your life. A new change I'm making in mine.. or atleast hope to make.. working out again! I was soooo active in highschool and I really do miss it. Some days, I barely had time to take a breath in highschool, and in a weird crazy way.. i miss that! So tomorrow morning.. its gym for me at 7a.m! Of course I won't be alone.. I'll be enjoying an early morning, blood pumping workout with some amazing sisters, Emily and Lauren! This should make for a very interesting day but I'm excited! Life was pretty random today so no certain thought for a quote.. I'll just leave one of my favorites :)

"You're never fully dressed without a smile." -Annie

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

remember me

Today has been a very lazy, relaxing day! I think its good to have days like this every now and then. Our lives get so chaotic and crazy sometimes that we forget to do the small things in life. So some of my favorite days are spent doing absolutely nothing. Although the majority of my day was spent doing absolutely nothing but relaxing and catching up on lifetime movies and laundry, I did manage to see Remember Me, a movie I have been wanting to see for quite sometime now. What a tear jerker!! It was one of the best movies I have ever seen and definitely recommend everyone watch it! The twist at the end is breathtaking and truly a remarkable film! As I sat in the chapter room of the sorority house with sisters watching the movie, I realized how much my life has been blessed with wonderful friends, family, and sisters. How lucky I am to have so many people in my life that are worthy of being remembered and who have impacted my life in so many ways. Remembering things, for the good or bad, is what makes us feel alive. Its reality. Acting like things or people dont exist would be an easy fix for lifes problems, but remembering is a way to feel something. Remembering brings about an aray of emotions and feelings.. sometimes good and sometimes bad.. but either way, remembering rather than just forgetting is an important part of life. So with this being said.. I sit here asking myself.. How do I want to be remembered? What legacy and memory do I want to leave for those who know me? Its a scary thought to think about but something that could force me to re-evaluate my life and current lifestyle.

"If i die young, burry me in satin, lay me down in a bed of roses. Sink me in the river at dawn and send me away with the words of love song..." -Band Perry

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Friday, August 13, 2010

first week of class.. check!

Well the first week of class is over, granted it was only 2 days.. I had a mild freak out over my major. apparently i was suppose to apply to be a mass communications major and was never told. but long story short, everything was fixed yesterday afternoon and its official.. I was accepted into the mass communications program! As weird as it sounds to say, but I am so excited for this semester. After many hours, days, weeks, and years contemplating what I was gonna spend time studying in college, I have figured it out. And I have to say, figuring this part of my life out has taken a load off my shoulders! I feel like this part of my life is falling into place and everything else will start to make sense as well. But on another note.. My dad is out of town for the weekend so my mom and grandmother are coming to Carrollton tomorrow! I'm so excited to see them and spend the day together.. I'm looking forward to them seeing the sorority house and my cute, almost fully decorated, room! Isn't it weird how whenever you are away from home, thats the only place you wanna be? I remember praying every night for college to come so I could move out on my own, but now I pray for a free weekend so I can go back home! Its funny the way life is sometimes.. How we pray for change and then realize that maybe we weren't ready for it. Being home now just has a different feeling. It has a sense of warmth, love, and relaxation.. Carrollton is home away from home, but home is definitely where the heart is.

"Mama said home is where the heart is when I left that town. I made it all the way to West Georgia and that's where my heart found.."  -Lady Antebellum

Thursday, August 12, 2010

where has time gone?

So although my blog is far from set up the way i want it.. I decided that today was the perfect day to write my first post! Today, is the first day of my junior year of college.. and I've spent the last few days of summer asking myself WHERE HAS TIME GONE?! Growing up I've always listened to my mom talk about "the older you get, the faster time flies" but i never really payed attention to many of her statements so of course this one never made any sense to me. But as I am now "climbing the age ladder" i've started remembering the little cliche sayings my mom throws my way. I spent the majority of my life hurrying along my age to reach certain milestones in life... 10-to be in double digits, 13-to be a teenager, 15-learning permit, 16-drivers license, 18-to be a so called adult, 20-no longer a teenager, and the all famous 21-legal in every sense of the word.. but as the last milestone is quickly approaching, its hard not to realize how fast time really does fly by. I'm starting to see things much more clear. Like the things that matter in life and the things that dont. As much as I miss some things in my past, i am so happy at the place that I am in life right now. God has blessed me with so much more than I deserve and i'm so thankful. So in a way, the first day of my junior year is bittersweet but i'm definitely looking forward to the great things in store for this year.

"Life moves pretty fast.
 If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." -Ferris Bueller