Friday, December 31, 2010


  Every New Year, I feel an intense need to collect my thoughts about the previous one. Mostly these thoughts are lessons that I learned through life experiences during the previous year, or things that I did that I'd never done before. Here is 2010's collection of thoughts:

This Year I:
had the SINGLE weirdest experience of my entire life thus far.
got drunk for the first time.
had a boy travel 2,000 miles by land just to see me for the first time.
opened my heart completely up for the first time.
fell truly, madly, deeply in love for the first time.
moved out of my house and away from my family for the first time.
learned a LOT that I never knew before about maintaining relationships (both romantic and friendly).
went to a university for the first time. 
lived on campus for the first time. 
made a lot of multi-cultural friends for the first time.  
cried more than I ever have before.
loved more than I ever have before.
gave second chances.
learned that my happiness should not be dependent on anyone else.
realized that making other people happy is great, but my own happiness should determine my choices.
learned to be VERY choosy about who I drink with...alcohol can change anyone.
learned not to judge others. Anyone is capable of anything, and no one plans to end up 'in a hole'.
discovered better methods for studying.
learned that I am growing up, and I can turn my desires into realities now.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Scene One

  My name is Kendra Marie. A few years ago, I discovered that if you take 'drama' out of Kendra Marie, you get 'Kenrie'. I started calling myself that, and it stuck with a few people, hence my screen name. I love blogging, and unfortunately I haven't blogged in awhile. I decided since I haven't blogged in a few months that I wanted to just start over. I'm strange like that. Everything has to be new. =)

  To sum up my current life situation, I am a 19 year old college student living in a dorm. I am in love with a guy that makes me smile and laugh and feel adored; sadly, he lives 2,000 miles away from me. I've moved around a lot within the past few years; for this reason, I have two homes. One home is in the South, and one is in the North. My parents recently got divorced and my mom remarried a great guy.

  I don't know where I want to go from here exactly. I haven't decided on a college major yet, but I love to write. I want to incorporate writing in whatever I do. It is my dream to one day be a published author. I'm also interested in psychology, but I'm not sure if I'm interested in it as a career or if I'm simply interested in the topic yet. I think learning a little bit about psychology could definitely improve my skills as a writer at the very least. I also have entrepreneurial ambitions (coffeehouse, duh!).

  I like traveling, reading, music, knitting, baking desserts (which is somehow very different from cooking actual meals), going for walks (especially at night time), and the color purple. I like hanging out with friends of course, but that sounds a bit cliche' to say; I pretty much hate anything cliche'. I love to make friends with people who have been many places so I can live vicariously through them, seeing as I haven't been anywhere; at least not outside of the USA.

  I feel as though I have more to say, but I think I'll let you get to know more about me as I keep up this blog. I would like to post thought-provoking questions for my 'readers' to answer for their own benefit and for my enjoyment. I am too tired to think of a good one right now, so I'm going to start off with something cliche' and try not to ever be so dull again! =)

  So, here it is:

  Where do you see yourself in five years' time?