So this is my first blog post… eeeeek!!  So what kind of spurred this whole blogging thing was a conversation with a friend of mine about living positively.  In the past, like a year or so ago, I was a super positive person.  I honestly thought there was nothing the world could throw at me that would change my attitude.  But the second half of my senior year in undergrad, a lot of stuff happened that just kinda got me down.  I HATED my teaching internship.  The kids I had were just plain mean and made me completely miserable.  I didn’t get into my dream grad program and I didn’t get my dream assistantship at my second choice.  It just seemed that my bright and shiny attitude wasnt cutting it anymore so my bright shiny-ness subsided.  Well now that I am in a program I LOVE and starting to make a great group of friends relatively quickly(it took me much longer to make a good group of friends in undergrad) I am starting to see the positive side of things.  Being a busy grad student, it’s going to be hard to see “the bright side of things” sometimes, but I’m hoping this blog will help me do that 🙂  To kick off the renewed bright and shiny Katie, I think I’m going to blog about positive things that have happened to me, things I love and tips for the “good life”.  So to keep today’s theme of “be positive” here are 3 things that made me happy today:

Ok, so I know this is super girly, but something that made me super happy today was my outfit.  I wore one of my favorite summer dresses and it just made my day feeling so spring-y and dressed up.

So sometimes class can be super annoying, and tonight was no exception, but my group kinda rocked a presentation and our teacher seemed to really like our project that we did.

Ok, so I know this seems a little ridiculous, but I don’t delete songs from my iPod, like EVER! So on my ride home tonight, a lot of O-Town songs were coming up and it really brought me back to like early HS and just reminded me of summers that would last forever and gushing over Ashley Parker Angel and thinking that they were boy band GODS!  I’m actually thinking of making a boy bands playlist for this summer to make summer classes more fun!