Fraternity Initiation Weekend

I’m late on this because it happened last weekend but here goes..

Okay, so last semester I had to drop the fraternity and some of you know this and some of you don’t, but you can read some about it in my blog post  here. Anyway this semester I moved closer and am learning to better manage my time so I thought I would rejoin after a few of the guys reached out to me. THEN, It finally happened!! (initiation weekend for the chapter I’m apart of at my university). So we all get to call ourselves “Founding Fathers”.

For obvious reasons (scared information that needs to be kept within the fraternity) I really can’t say much in detail about how our weekend went down but let me just tell y’all three simple words: SO. FUCKING. HAPPY.

There are some things I can say: We spent time together, we got to meet the president and a few alumni who are just so down to earth and genuine it’s ridiculously amazing and inviting. The chapter I’m in prides itself on not participating in hazing not only because it’s illegal but because it is hurtful and degrading to a person and I really love that about the fraternity I’m apart of. We believe in holding each other accountable but also reinforcing one another’s strengths and weaknesses. It’s like after our weekend spent together there was an instant bond that we all had because of this experience we shared.Not to mention our president told us some crazy story but I still don’t know all of my “brothers” as well as I’d like. Today I opened up and it felt good to be honest. I feel like I’ve been really open to friendships from all of them however I know it’ll take some time but I hope I can go from calling them “brothers” to calling them brothers.. STILL,  Proud to be a Phi Delt and definitely can’t wait to see what the future holds with meeting guys from other chapters, alumni, and building lifelong relationships. It just feels damn good to be apart of something.

Best Regards,

Bombshell Boyfriend

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Hey Better Body? I’m Coming For You.

I guess you need some background first so you understand how you know you can believe what I’m about to say is true. Improvement starts with health. A healthy attitude, mind, and body. Taking care of myself has always felt good and it gives me a sense of purpose and that doesn’t make me an expert and I don’t claim to be, however what I’m saying can be put to the test, which I challenge you to do once you’ve read this.

Background:

Up until two weeks ago I didn’t take care of my body like I had early last year. I got busy with school, work, life in general and don’t get me wrong I didn’t drop everything immediately but I did slowly start de-prioritizing that which mattered most to me– my body and health. Until my recent move I didn’t have much time to focus on working out, eating right, or getting enough sleep. I was driving hours and hours a day to and from work and school and that really took up all of my time. As of about three weeks ago I have been settling in and I have so much more time, but before that (about a month ago), a relative of mine signed me up for a 15K so we could run together. She’s been running since about June of 2016 now and I’m telling y’all, in that time she went from running three miles maybe once every two weeks to running 18 miles a week. She’s doing great and my purpose for telling you guys about her is that three years ago years ago she was having health issues start to come up, I’m talking left and right. She hated spending time with her doctors which included only about two visits but they made recommendations. She changed her diet, cut out alcohol, went on a 6 month “no alcohol” kick, on top of that she added yoga in the evenings after work, since June of last year she has added the running I told y’all about. She’s in her late 30’s and she looks 27, (I hope I look THAT good when I’m her age) she has slimmed down and she has so much more energy, trust me it’s not just good genes, she changed her lifestyle.

Her change has motivated me to get back on the road to a better body. I mean appearance, I mean muscle, but most importantly, I mean health. I want to feel good about myself again. So I have literally hit the ground running. In the last three weeks I have put in a total of 26 miles. For someone who hasn’t ran in 6 months and didn’t train for the 15k, I’d say I’m doing well! I bought hella groceries today before my seven mile run/walk, all organic and fresh veggies and fresh cut meat. I am so excited to start this journey towards my better body and I encourage each of you to do a little something for the benefit of your health each day: walk a mile, run a mile, eat a meal that you spend time cooking, it doesn’t matter where you buy your ingredients from initially, just that you eat a home cooked meal every now and then (baby steps). It will improve your life. Personally I’m glad I’ve given up fast food because I feel better already and I’m only three weeks into my commitment. I wish y’all the best  on your journey to a better (insert the improvement you’re seeking here), and I hope you share your progress with me. I’ll post progress pictures once I think to myself, “Damn, you look good naked”, It’ll happen, I’m coming for my better body. Haha, BET.

Best Regards,

Bombshell Boyfriend

2016 Fall semester recap

This post is about my first semester at University, but for you to fully grasp all of the amazing experiences I have had here, I first want to provide you with a little bit of background (side note: someone is eating something right now and judging by how it smells I am not even sure it should be allowed to be edible) anyway; I started Spring 2013 at a community college so I’ve been in school for three and a half years at this point.

My first year of community college I did really well and then I started to drop in productivity because I had to get a real job, I had to give up most of my social life. My second year, 2014, I just dragged through the school year giving about half the effort I did my first year, but still managed to do well. Fall of 2015 my grades weren’t what they should or could have been but that’s because I was really going through a lot and I let my grades slip, but I graduated from there in May of 2016 with a 2.7 (not great but at least I didn’t give up on school when I wanted to).

Fall 2016 I started with the mentality that I needed to not only pass, but do great and I wanted to be as involved as possible– not like at community college when I let the days all mold together, so routinely and disenchanting — I wanted to really immerse myself in college to the fullest, so I did. I joined the John Marshall Pre-Law Society, I pledged PDT and lived the fraternity life for a short while, which I chose to leave to focus on my grades. I was driving four hours a day six days a week to and from Dallas, working full time and taking ten hours, with maybe five hours of sleep a night– a very unideal situation for the life I was chasing after. Something had to give, I was less healthy, less rested, and I didn’t want my academic potential to suffer because of it. I ended the semester with a 3.78 and was accepted to the National Honor Society. It’s safe to say my prioritizing paid off. It was by far the best experience of my college career so far.

Now we are here at the beginning of 2017; doing better than ever, with so many positive things going on, I started this blog, my twitter is going strong, and I’m moving to Dallas in three weeks. Trust me you’ll be hearing about more and more of my life as the semester goes on, I have high hopes for this year and I can’t wait to see how I grow and how you all grow as well, please feel free to email me with any advice you may have anytime, I’m amazing at it..

Best Regards,

Bombshell Boyfriend