Monday, April 30, 2012

Long Time No Blog!

It has been an absolute crazy few months. I am so sorry I haven't been keeping up with my blog. 
I don't even know where to begin. Let's just say I am ready to kiss the semester goodbye. 
Between work, school and family and health issues I have been in extreme stress mode. 

My friends and family would call me a hypochondriac. I worry about every single thing. and I google way too much (GOOGLE is evil for me, I need to be banned). So pretty much I will google something and think I have it. I convince myself I am sick. Well it didn't help matters when I found a lump around the groin area. I automatically freaked out, but tried to stay calm before jumping to conclusions. Well I googled groin lumps right away and lets just say NOT HELPFUL. I went to the "female" doctor and she simply said its nothing to worry about its just a small inflamed lymph node, nothing to worry about, but if it gets bigger or starts to hurt to let her know. So I automatically stop worrying UNTIL a week later when I find ANOTHER bigger, harder lump above the other one. Immediately I burst into tears fearing the worst. I make an appointment with my regular physician this time hoping she would ease my worries about it. OPPOSITE she prescribed me medication and I was told to take it for 10 days and if it didn't go away I would need further testing. Well again I immediately freak out because I wanted an answer of "it's nothing to worry about." 
Ten days later the lump seems to have gotten smaller but it is STILL there. I am an absolute wreck, those were the longest 10 days of my life. In the meantime I had been frustrated with my physician for YEARS!  I hated going to him, but it was easy to go there. My older sister recommended that I go to the doctor she goes to, which happens to be in the same town where I am going to school. I make an appointment there. I am telling you that place is absolutely wonderful. The doctor actually LISTENED to me and didn't make me feel stupid for worrying. AND she said she doesn't feel it is anything serious and ran blood work as well just to easy my mind. She even gave me hug when I got upset explaining what was going on. I am SO glad that I switched. It is so nice to be heard. So anyway I have been trying not to worry, but the lump is still there, not growing or anything, but I go back on the 8th for a second appointment and we will go from there!

On a brighter note I only have 4 more days of classes and 3 finals until I finally am done with my first year of graduate school! I have to go a month in the summer for classes BUT I have a 10 day Florida trip coming up very soon (May 17th) that I am VERY excited for! My boyfriends family invited me down and I can not wait! I haven't been to the beach in 3 years!! :) 

I still have so much going on, but I will stop for the night :) 
Hopefully I will be able to update more often!! 

Have a goodnight :) 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Insanity or am I just insane?

It has been a few days since my last blog post, but a lot has been going on in the last week! 
I have only been hearing wonderful things about the Insanity workout! 
So me, being an impulse shopper, decided to buy it. First of all this is the first time I have ever invested in anything like this, but I figured it would be a good idea for when I go home because I have no gym to work out in. 
I TRY to be very religious in working out everyday when I am at school. I have my moments where I am lazy and have no motivation, but after putting on almost 30lbs last year I had to do something! I am almost back down to my goal weight but the last couple pounds are hard to get off!! Probably because I can't give up sweets and junk food which I justify eating because I "worked out" that day. haha
Anyway I purchased the Insanity workout and I started it Monday. It is now Wednesday and I CAN NOT MOVE an inch without being sore. I can't walk up and down my apartment steps without cringing and I can barely breath without something hurting. HAHA. The sad part is I can barely even keep up with the people on the video! It is definitely INSANITY! I do love it, because I know I am pushing myself, but I may need a day to recover! 

That's my little rant for today! Hope everyone has a great Wednesday! :) 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hello Tuesday!

I have a few moments to spare before class so I thought that I would explain why I chose my blog name to be "Just a Small Town Girl." Obviously the name describes that I come from a tiny town, with one stop light (ok two, but I grew up with only one). In my town EVERYBODY knows everybody else's business. I can't say I am a fan of that, but when tragedy strikes it is nice to have such a close knit community. :)

My schedule today is awesome! I have one class today at 11 :) Then my whole day is free! I usually hit the gym after class come home and shower, do whatever homework I have (which has been minimal lately) and then I am a huge lazy person. I will watch Grey's anatomy for hours on end on my laptop! -I may be a little obsessed. I know this may sound like a boring life- but I am gonna soak up my non-busy life as much as I can because next year I will be working full-time (hopefully) and will miss being able to just relax!

Today is Valentines Day. And I do have a special Valentine... He is unfortunately back at home but he will be visiting this weekend and we will be going on a double date with my wonderful sister and brother-in-law to see the vow :) has anyone seen it? I can't wait! :) Channing Tatum-nice eye candy! HAHA. I am also a huge fan of Rachel McAdams as well :). Anyway Valentine's Day is a nice day, but I don't go all crazy about it. Everyday my boyfriend treats me like a princess so I don't need one day out of the year for him to spoil me! He does everyday :). I woke up to a cute text from him which made my whole day already! no need for flowers (which will just die, waste of money) or anything! Plus I just had a birthday and our year and half anniversary is on sunday! :)

I hope you all have a fabulous Tuesday :)

P.s. I am obsessed with quotes so I thought at the end of each of my blogs I would post one that means something to me each day :)

I found this one fitting for today because its from the movie "Valentine's Day:"

"In a relationship you have to accept the other person for all of who they are and not just the parts that are easy to life, and your stupid if you turn your back on something as important as love."

Monday, February 13, 2012

Getting to know Beth :)

I am new to the blogging world. Actually I have been against blogging for awhile. Not necessarily against it, but I thought I led a boring life for one and I just wasn't sure about having the whole world have access to my life. However, my wonderful older sister has been on me forever to just try it out. So here I am giving it a chance. I can't promise I will post often but I am willing to give it a chance! So as I sit at my sisters house waiting on a load of laundry I will introduce myself! :)

Well first off my name is Beth! :) I just turned 23 (That sounds so weird). I graduated high-school in 2007 where I then went on to Clarion University and got my undergrad degree in Speech-Language Pathology! This major requires a Master's degree (what was I thinking?) so I am now in my second semester of Grad school (still at Clarion). I wish I could say I am enjoying it, but I am sooo ready to be done and making money!!

I have two sisters, who are my absolute best friends! We rarely ever fight and I can them for everything! They have been my support system my whole life! Without them I don't even know where I would be! :)

I will just list a few of facts about me :) I am a pet LOVER. My favorite color is yellow and pink. I have an obsession for Minnie Mouse (haha). I am a sap when it comes to sad movies. I love to eat. chocolate is the best invention EVER. I sleep with a teddy bear. I am a STEELER FAN! I love to read. :) oh and a shout out to my wonderful boyfriend :) he is the absolute best and I love him sooo much! :)

Even just writing this has been therapeutic. Sometimes I just wish to express my feelings about things. They aren't meant to press my opinions or about certain people. So if you don't want to hear my feelings about things then you don't have to. There are many times I wish I could write down my feelings and now I have the oppurtunity to do so! So I hope you all enjoy :)