Thursday, March 24, 2011

Life As of Lately...

Geneice and I before the Lady Gaga concert.

Wow! It’s been a long time since I’ve blogged. I’ve received a few emails from people wondering what I’ve been up to so I apologize for my absence. I really appreciate the emails and from here on out will do better at updating my blog.

Cover of Metro Magazine featuring the event I did for "Dance for a Chance"

Well, life has slowed down for me, and for now I am really enjoying it. I have been fully focused on graduate school and preparing myself for the work force once I graduate next May. I am happy to say that my hard work in school and long hours of studying have been paying off. I’m on the path of receiving a 4.0 in my full course load of graduate classes! I’ve given tons of presentations this year, and I thank my training in pageants for the success and comfort of public speaking I now have. Only a month and a half stands between me and summer break. Although, I don’t know if it will be a break, since I will be taking classes, but the nice weather will be nice for a change!

Valentines Day with my amazing boyfriend.

I have been busy applying for fashion, advertising and public relations internships for the summer in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. I really have my heart set on Chicago and Los Angeles and have had a few offers, so within the next few months I will know for sure where I will be relocating this summer and working. There are so many great companies I’ve been in contact with and I look forward to working with them in the summer months. Relocating this summer will also give me a chance to see where I’d like to move after graduation. Although I love Nebraska and the people in it, the one downfall is that Nebraska is not the place for me to be to work in the industry I love.

Weekly outings with my Advertising friends.

Besides school and the intern hunt, I’ve had ample time to do my long list of hobbies. Sometimes I think I’m an old soul because I love doing all of the things my grandma and mom taught me when I was young. I’ve been a quilting maniac, sewing for hours upon end. I’ve been scrap booking out of control and also cooking a lot. I’ve been spending a lot of time with my little puppy Harley, my family, friends and boyfriend and have been able to continue living a healthy lifestyle. So although life has slowed down a little, I can’t complain. I’m taking advantage of the free time I have because life is about to pick back up to the busy schedules I adore so much.

Miss Nebraska 2010, 2006, 2007 and 2011

I’ve been spending a lot of time with my Miss Nebraska USA girls. Haley Harold is preparing for Miss USA, and I couldn’t be more excited for her! She is one amazing women and I can’t wait to watch her in Vegas this June as Miss USA celebrates their 60th Anniversary. Be sure to check out the contestants, and rate Haley 5 stars at I am also beyond enthused to see all of my Miss USA sisters from the class of 2010 as we reunite this year at Miss USA.

Out to eat.

I have some motivational speaking events coming up, so I look forward to sharing my experiences and helping others. I also have some very special little ones that will be entering my life. My brother and sister-in-law and my best friend and her husband are expecting in June and September! I am beyond excited for them!

More pictures with people with crazy outfits from the Lady Gaga concert.

Well that’s all for now, look for more updates to come!