CONTROL YOUR EMOTIONS OR THEY WILL CONTROL YOU

Why can’t Halloween be an every day thing?

I want to see the macabre at Target and explore Spirit stores all over San Diego.

As much as I love summer and the heat, bring on the darkness!!

It’s been a long time since I’ve had feelings like this.


Especially this strong…

ICON is over and so is my time as a Circle K International member.

This was my third ICON and I am so happy I decided to go. I signed up for early registration about 10 minutes before the deadline but am glad I did. From the moment I heard the 2013 ICON was going to be in Vancouver, I knew I wanted to have a road trip. My dream came true and 2 days before ICON started, Amanda, Prescilla, Brian, and I started the drive to Canada. We made a few fun stops along the way, including a photo shoot in San Francisco. 

Last year, I wasn’t able to spend to spend much time with CNH because I was busy doing IBoard stuff. This year, I made a point to meet every person from CNH who was at ICON. I’m pretty sure I accomplished my goal. Some members I bonded with, others it was just a simple hello, but it was more than I was able to do last year.

My main reason for going to ICON was to be reunited with last year’s IBoard. Before going to ICON, we all knew it would only be the Representatives from Sub-regions B-F. It was amazing to all be together again. One night, my room got a call at 2:30am. When I answered the phone, I hear Rob saying, “Lisa, what room are you in? There’s an emergency! We need to show you something!” I head to the elevator, the doors open and the other Reps are standing there with Steven (the President from our board). The 6 of us had such a good time and I ca’t wait until 2014 to be reunited once again, but with Melanie as well.

This was also the event where I got to vote on who would be my grand-successor. I am so proud of David for stepping up and wanting to run. I’m really excited to hear about everything he does this year and where he takes Sub-region B.

I am also tremendously proud of Byron. Stepping up at the last minute and caucusing in front of every member at ICON is a very courageous move.Despite the last-minute decision to run, he had one of the best speeches I have ever heard. He is an amazing speaker and I know he will continue to serve and lead this year no matter what position he holds.

I feel so privileged to be in Cal-Nev-Ha. Our leadership training is some of the best and we all work so hard. Other districts may not like that we win so many awards, but they should see how much hard work, dedication, stress, sunrise sightings, and regretted midterm scores go into everything our members do!

I joined CKI in 2007. I have experienced and grown so much in this organization. As Daniel rand the bell signalling the end of convention, it made me cry. I thought about all the people I met, people I impacted and how this chapter of my life was ending. It was a bittersweet moment, but I am more excited than ever to move on and join Kiwanis.

I haven’t been on tumblr in a few months, but last night was too crazy not to write about.

Although I was getting pretty nervous around 4ish, last night was amazing!

I’m so happy I volunteered to host MRP. It was a lot of work (and money!) cleaning, setting up, and regulating, but it was totally worth it!

It seemed like everyone had a pretty good time. I may possibly be housing a few future MRP parties.

I appreciate the kind words by some people. It makes me proud of what I have done and know that I have (and still am) made a difference.

THANK YOU to everyone who attended! <3

Now that DCON is over, my time in Circle K is done (except for a few banquets and possibly ICON). This Dunlap is not just an award. To me, this represents my time in CKI. it reminds me of everything I have gone through, everything I sacrificed, and everything I gained from November 30, 2007- March 17, 2013. It’s a reminder that if I put effort into something, others as well as myself will benefit. This represents the late nights, the early mornings, meetings, board meetings, flights, road trips, awards, awards I won and awards I lost, clubs that have become like family, divisions, districts that accept me as one of their own, tears, laughs, and true happiness. During my time in Circle K, I lost both of my parents. Everything I do, I do for them. I still strive to make them proud. I know I have made an impact and it still makes me so happy when younger members tell me how I have become an inspiration to them. I have been a paid member of several clubs, but even more have reached out, treating me like one of their members. I have so much love and appreciation for CSUF, UCI, OCC, SDSU, UCSD, and UCR. And then there are the boards that mean so much to me: CSUF 2009-2010, CSUF 2010-2011, District Board 2011-2012, International Board 2011-2012, FiFun Committee 2012-2013, Shush Up 2012-2013, and of course District Board 2012-2013. To 2012-2013 DBoard: thank you so much! Thank you for the recognition and all the love.

Now that DCON is over, my time in Circle K is done (except for a few banquets and possibly ICON). This Dunlap is not just an award. To me, this represents my time in CKI. it reminds me of everything I have gone through, everything I sacrificed, and everything I gained from November 30, 2007- March 17, 2013. It’s a reminder that if I put effort into something, others as well as myself will benefit. This represents the late nights, the early mornings, meetings, board meetings, flights, road trips, awards, awards I won and awards I lost, clubs that have become like family, divisions, districts that accept me as one of their own, tears, laughs, and true happiness. During my time in Circle K, I lost both of my parents. Everything I do, I do for them. I still strive to make them proud. I know I have made an impact and it still makes me so happy when younger members tell me how I have become an inspiration to them. I have been a paid member of several clubs, but even more have reached out, treating me like one of their members. I have so much love and appreciation for CSUF, UCI, OCC, SDSU, UCSD, and UCR. And then there are the boards that mean so much to me: CSUF 2009-2010, CSUF 2010-2011, District Board 2011-2012, International Board 2011-2012, FiFun Committee 2012-2013, Shush Up 2012-2013, and of course District Board 2012-2013. To 2012-2013 DBoard: thank you so much! Thank you for the recognition and all the love.

New puppy!!!

New puppy!!!

I love going to my dentist. I know that may sound weird, but everyone in the office is amazing.

I have been with the same office for a long as I can remember, so everyone knows me and my parents and everything going on.

It’s so nice to be able to go and be able to talk to people about life.

Plus my dental hygienist is awesome. We always talk about her son and boyfriend and traveling. She asked to add me on facebook so we can talk and share pictures.

While I was talking to the ladies that work in the front  office, I mentioned how I want to get a dog soon. One lady’s dog just had puppies last month and they are the exact breed I was thinking about. She’s sending me pictures this weekend.

Even though I don’t have health insurance, I think it’s important to continue to go for cleanings and check-ups every 6 months. Getting complimented on my smile is the main reason why I take this so seriously.

:)

Within the past 3 hours, I’ve had 2 people mention to me that they are thinking about the idea of running for Sub B Trustee. It makes me so proud that CNH is so aware of the International level of CKI and that there is interest out there :)

Trying to figure out how to do my make-up for DCON awards night

Trying to figure out how to do my make-up for DCON awards night

I can never wear my favorite earrings for more than 24 hrs without my ears feeling really irritated.

I really hope I’m not allergic to the material. These earring are too fancy to not wear anymore.

:(