Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A week off

Whats a southern bell to do with a week off?  I still don't know.  Today the plan is to run, workout, shower, and drive home.  I know I'm a really exciting person.  But having a week off helps me put things into perspective.  My word for the next eight weeks is TRANSFORM.

What does transform mean?  To me transform means to become the butterfly.  At the end of every book or every movie the main character becomes a better person.  A better heart, a better body, and a better life.  My life has been kind of boring over the last few months.  It's time to step up my A game.

While watching the royal wedding I thought it was interesting when they talked about how while they were broken up Kate went out, had fun, and glammed up.

SO what does that consist of?  The glamming up part is my focus for the next 8 weeks.  It's a good and place to start.  I have biochem every day so my other focus will be the glam factor.  This will include loosing some of the college weight.  It'll give me something else to focus on when Biochem is taking over my life.

Well I have a long run to get in and a DCC workout to do.  I like all the squates and lunges.  I want to make it home in time to go for a walk with my Mom which will be nice.

SO we will have a little fun.  My goal is to write everyday so you guys can follow me and I can keep track of myself

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Wanna Be

Hi!  My name is Ellie Lawrence and I'm a Wannabe.

Yep- if you wannabe my lover- you gotta get with my friends!

Okay enough spice girls.  I'm a wannabe southern belle.

This all started in High School when I read Gone with the Wind.  I just LOVED Scarlett O'hara!  However, as I've grew up as more of a Susan B Anthony.

I define myself as a. . .  earthy independent strong midwestern girl.  But in truth that's only half of it.

My Father is southern and while I was raised in the north I spent my summer in Tennessee.  I was raised, in the words of Allen Jackson "raised on the ways and simple kindness of a small town southern man".

While watching the most recent season of the bachelor (I know I know- but my southern side claims I'm a hopeless romantic) I fell in love with Emily
Yes I know- she was sweet and cute and had a sob story.  But also her manners were amazing.  I loved how she used her sweet southern side to be powerful.

SO. . .  I'm working on this.  I want to let my southern side come out and I am ready to be a sweet southern belle.

A southern girl is a girl who knows full and well that she can open a door for herself but prefers for the
      gentleman to do it because it demonstrates a sense of respect. After all, every girl wants to be treated
      like a princess. We know how to make sweet tea and grits while telling you everything about any football team in the SEC. 

We pick our battles and fight with the heart of a pit bull while still maintaining grace
      and elegance. Our mystique is that of a soft-spoken, mild-mannered southern bell who could direct an
      army, loves her momma and will always be daddy's little girl.