Today is my birthday! I am officially entering my last year as a teenager. If you've read my blog posts up until this point, then you know I've not been quiet about the fact this past year was very trying for me. I learned a lot about myself and those around me, and now I … Continue reading 18 Things I Learned In My 18th Year
I've been wearing a lot of leopard print lately. And my nails are painted red. And this isn't by coincidence... it's in my blood, y'all. For those of you that know me, you know I come from a long line of women with big hair and bold lipstick. My mom and my grandma (and just … Continue reading Nan-nerisms
How lucky am I to say that another year has passed? I'm a little late on posting this, but to be honest I've not had the time to sit down and write (for about a month, actually)! Every year I like to reflect on the past 365 days with gratitude, regardless of what has happened. And … Continue reading Happy New Year!
I'm feeling good this Monday morning. Over the weekend I reconnected with old friends, watched a lot of Food Network, and applied for a summer semester abroad in 2019. I reenergized myself, focused on who I am and who I want to be, and got back to my roots. So, this morning, when my alarm … Continue reading Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
Let me preface this by saying I love my church. I love our community outreach programs, I love our social events, I love the casseroles at the social events -- I love all of it. I have went to my church since the day I was born. I have sat in the same row, shook … Continue reading I Visited A New Church And You Should Too
I wrote this essay in December 2017 to use for a college application. I rewrote a few parts to reflect what I have learned, felt, and experienced since writing the original piece. This is one of my most passionate pieces I have ever composed. I hope you enjoy it. --------- June 26, 2014, Annie Lowrey … Continue reading What’s Really The Matter With Eastern Kentucky
A few days ago, a friend brought me a thoughtful graduation gift: Her Campus: The Guide to College Life. I'll be the first to say I'm not much of a reader -- I can think of maybe two books I have read cover to cover willingly -- but this one has kept my attention. I … Continue reading What “Her Campus: Guide to College Life” Didn’t Prepare Me For