Thursday, May 19, 2016
The day I've been waiting for is finally here. After 12 years or wait after 13 years graduation is literally (@panton) around the corner. I couldn't be happier. The moment I walk across that stage hoping I don't fall down but I will be the happiest little 4'11 girl in the world. Finally out of Palmetto!! Goodbye to all the good and especially goodbye to all the terrible teachers or teacher that I had. Goodbye to the people that push in the hallways and poop in the bathrooms and not flush the toilet :) Thank you for pushing me in the hallway and saying "damn girl you short i didn see u". I will not miss you. Because I will be moving onto a new chapter in my life and even moving to a different state. To be honest, it is pretty nerve wrecking but im so ready for the move and to begin something that will benefit my future. I can't wait for game days, rush, dorm life, basically ready to be in college. I know I'll miss my parents and friends but I will meet people from all over the place and make new friends. My parents I can't really replace but I'll FaceTime them and come visit every chance they let me.
Monday, May 16, 2016
Next fall I will be living in Parham female residence. Not only is it the dorm I didn't want to live in but it is not co-ed, I have to share my room, there are bunk beds, and we have to get another roommate. All because one of my roommates picked the wrong dorm. We aren't allowed to take our bunk beds apart and the rooms are pretty small. No room for activities. One of the only positive things is that its right next to the stadium. So for game days we can just walk to the games and not worry about rides etc… Also, the dorm is about five minutes from sorority row. Which actually is the part best of the dorm. But we no longer have a kitchen so us four girls have to figure out how were gonna cook and be healthy. We all do not want to gain the freshmen 15. Hopefully we don't. On another note we are getting another roommate which we can't tell if it will be a good or bad thing. We are all already know each other and have gotten to know what we like and don't like so having another person tag along in our squad will probably suck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So after convincing my parents for about three months I finally got them to agree on letting me take my jeep to Alabama in the fall. After basically crying they made a deal with me and said if I get a job over the summer they'll agree to officially letting me take it. But now I'm in the whole debate of jeep or truck. Im practically obsessed with jeeps and already own one but after looking into more cars I fell in love with trucks along the way. My parents refuse to buy me a truck to travel 800 miles alone. Since I'm 4'11 they claim I'm too short for a truck but I think otherwise. My argument is that since I'm short ill be safer in a trucker because it is a lot bigger than my two door soft top jeep. But their argument is that Ill regret getting a truck and they'll receive a phone call two months from now on how I want to trade in the truck for a jeep. And costing me to come down from Bama waste money on trading in the cars and picking a new jeep after just have had selling the OG jeep.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
I swear I have written so many scholarship essays that I don't understand how I still have fingers to type. What sucks even more than writing all these essays is that I probably won't receive half of them. But yet I need to keep applying to scholarships and writing my name and address about 1,000 times everyday, because that out of state tuition are loans waiting to happen. Even better waiting to be in debt. Each scholarship requires an essay with a word count of at least 500 words and than more short essays describing myself. How do I explain that I just need money and to please give it to me so im not in debt the rest of my life? At this point I don't even know what else to write about myself.
This weeks post is gonna be a little off topic! This past weekend I went to Tortuga. Tortuga is a country music festival run by Rock the Oceans Foundation. Rock the Oceans is all about saving the turtles and doing everything we could possibly do to save them from going extinct. It also promotes Rock the Oceans and lets people become aware of the organization and get involved. The concert is held in Ft.Laurdale Beach. It is was of the greatest experiences and each year something new happens. You meet people from all over florida and even from Georgia, Alabama (ROLLTIDE), North Carolina, and so much more. All here for the same reason to save the turtles and listen to good old country music.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
AOII, ADPI,TRIDELT, DG,KD, and the list goes on and on and on. College comes with many perks and one of them is definitely Greek life. And it so happens that Bama has one of the top Greek life out there. I have always wanted to be in a sorority from all the pics to being able to be apart of a sisterhood that will help me through my four years in a state I've never lived in and people I have never known. Greek life is not for everyone but I'm sure it's for me. The process of joining a sorority can be a little rough. At most schools it's seven days but it's nine at bama. The first three days a normal casual with pretty sandals. The fourth day is when you start wearing wedges and dressing up. The fifth and sixth consist of wedges also and there is a formal day. If I'm not missing anymore the ninth is bid day. Bid Day is when you find out who/where you're sorority/sisterhood is. One of the most exciting days is Bid Day. You find out who your big sis is and they help you through the rest of the recruitment process. Bid day will probably be the most exciting days!
The search is officially over. Finally found my three roommates, and I couldn't be happier. We are all from different areas but Shay and I are both from South Florida. She's about an hour away. Next is Morgan she's from Pennsylvania and we actually look like, which is kinda creepy. Lastly there's Shannon, she was the last one to join our dorm. Shay, Morgan, and I looked for three weeks for our last roomie. Basically had mini interviews for each girl that asked to join our suite. Trust me there's a couple weirdos here and there. But Shannon instintally clicked with us. The only thing is none of the girls are rushing so I'll be alone in our suite for a almost two weeks. Otherwise, none of us can't wait to meet and start decorating our lil suite. We already send each other room ideas 24/7 in our bama roomie group chat. With all that being said can't wait to move August 3rd and join a sorority!
Friday, March 11, 2016
This has had to be the longest week of my life. Not only because its the week before spring break but palmetto decided to make us go on block schedule. Meaning for three days we have two periods a day each for three hours. Starting with Monday having periods one and four, which wasn't too bad only for the fact that I had Ap biology for three hours. I love Ms.Nelson but she gave us a mock Ap exam and believe me I was not prepared for that. Even though I didn't do as bad as I thought. Next she made us take a mock FRQ. That was a total mess and 100% sure I bombed that. Thankfully I had variations after that and just danced for three hours which it typical. Tuesday was periods two and five. Period two being Economics with Mr.G and English fifth period with Mr. Panton. But senior picnic was that day so we were in the gym until we went to the zoo then were stuck back in the gym afterwards. The last and final day of block was Wednesday the longest day of all. Starting with math with Mr. Karpiak then anatomy with Mrs. Evans. Let me tell you three hours of math made me want to cry afterwards it was hell. WOOO!
Thursday, March 3, 2016
College leads to adventures you never thought would come. One of them being finding a roommate to deal with your personality. Never would i have thought that finding a roommate would be this hard. Trying to explain yourself with a 200 max word count on a Facebook post, trying not to be weird or sound to cool for school. Then reading hundreds of post trying to find someone you just click with. To be honest it felt harder than trying to actually get into a university. Going back and forth over and over again with people you've never seen, meet, or heard of. Trying to not be mean when some random girl messages you asking to room together. But in the end you'll find your perfect roomies! As I did three days ago. Finally found three girls that want to live in the presidential village on campus with our own rooms and thank god our own bathrooms. All of us being from different states except for one who lives in West Palm. All liking the same things and wanting to decorate our lil apartment the same! And let me tell you I cannot wait to move in. But hopefully they're as cool as they seem and one of them isn't some crazy child.
Friday, February 26, 2016
Send help! Prom is April 30th but soon approaching. Already there is a Facebook page with all the palmetto girls posting pictures every 30 seconds. Posting pictures even if it isn't the dress they want. Claiming dresses before other girls do to make sure they don't show up with the same dress to prom. To our last senior event before graduation. Prom preparations start months before to make sure everything is perfect for that one Saturday evening. And then theres me who hates shopping online and can't seem to pick a dress she likes. Its hard enough picking one dress, or even finding one that catches your attention. And then falling in love with a dress thats almost 1,000 miles away and over five hundred dollars just on the dress. Imagine finding two that you love equally as much and deciding which prom to wear it too. Making appointments two months in advanced to make sure no one takes your slot and then your whole day is thrown off because of timing. Trust me it happened for homecoming. Not only does it come down to the dress but finding heels that stand out even though no one will see them under your dress. Lets not even get started on the after party dress. Next, trying to figure out bus situations and which friends you want to be with and trying to let your date be with his friends too. Oh my god lets not even get to promposals. Boys are clueless sometimes and do not ask oil the day before. The anxiety is real. send help.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
As I have said over and over again time is ticking it's little heart away. And one of the most important things in my life is ticking away. Dance, I have been dancing since I was three years old. It's the only sport I have ever played. But its all coming to an end after my last dance show at palmetto. I hate to just stop dancing but it will be hard to balance my schedule with dance and college classes, especially since I would need to find a new studio in Tuscaloosa. Besides all those 15 years of dancing is catching up to me. I feel like an old lady and I'm on 17. Dancing is all I have ever known. From I could remember my excuse to not be able to hang out was "sorry I have dance" or "sorry I'm at dance", that excuse will no longer be valid. Its another bittersweet situation but I'm not going to completely give it up, that would be mentally impossible. With that being said I need and am going to make the most of the rest of senior year. Also, this last few moments on palmettos stage.
Friday, February 5, 2016
Can someone let me know where all of our time has gone? Four months left until graduation and time is flying by. I can't seem to grasp it for a second and hold on. Paying for grad-bash, senior picnic, cap and gown, prom, and all the other senior events. Already seeing someone being asked to prom and I'm here trying to find a prom dress. Asking my parents for money every day for something new wether its for high school or for UA. Trying to hang out with all my friends every weekend but trying to send as much time possible with my parents. Knowing this is the last year I'll be waking up every day to them and seeing my dogs everyday. Spreading myself thin to not have any regrets of not spending enough time with the people I care most about. I know I say I hate palmetto every time I step into those hallways and find something broken or missing but truth is I love palmetto with its broken bathrooms and not having power for a whole day and being stuck there. Its where I have spent the past four years of my life meeting new people and spending more time with people I have known since pre-K.
Friday, January 29, 2016
As finally becoming a second semester senior the world seems to be changing a whole lot. Now there is a date for graduation June 2 my heart couldn't race any faster towards that finish line. After 13 years of education it's coming to an end. Its strange to think that the people I've been seeing in the hallways for all of my 13 years I might never see them again. The teachers I saw going to every period never seeing their smiles again. It is all one big scary rollercoaster but I couldn't be more excited to hop off and get on a new one. To start all over again with people I have never seen or heard of before. New stories to hear to tell. The excitement building every day but my heart still in the halls of Howard Drive Elementary, Perrine Elementary, Southwood Middle School, and lastly Palmetto Senior High school.
Friday, January 22, 2016
Hey y'all, my name is Paula Vega and I have never blogged before but here it goes! As the end of my first semester of senior year approaching and graduation slowly coming its now time to start preparing for the next chapter in my life. I couldn't be more excited to say that the next chapter in my life will be spent at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. Never would I have thought that I would be knowing what I'm doing with my future at this moment. Its pretty nerve wracking moving out of my parents house and not being able to come down for a dinner. Being 14 hours away and out of state scares me half to death but also makes me one of the happiest people in the world. Being able to go out of state with the support of my parents means the world to me and so much more. So with that being said this blog will be about the journey of me preparing myself to move onto the next chapter in my life. From dorm shopping list to making a survival guide on how to survive without my dogs for months at a time. I hope you enjoy and learn a little something as will I.