Happy Thanksgiving

I finally, finally, FINALLY had my first break off university... and it went WAY too fast. I have about 3.5 weeks left of the semester, and am off to Australia in just under 4 weeks!

Thanksgiving was fine, not much to report. I did meet up with a longtime friend today, whose life has changed DRASTICALLY since high school, and hearing her update me on her life just made me antsy for the surgery to come sooner. She went from dancing ballet on a scholarship, to cheering for the Philadelphia Eagles, and traveling all over the country. She is here and there and everywhere, and her life is so thrilling now. The thing is, I have been desperately wanting to get out of the Midwest for nearly two years. This surgery is just one more thing that is keeping me here, and keeping me from exploring what else is out there. The sooner the surgery comes and goes, the sooner I am outta here!

Me and my little monkey on Thanksgiving :)

I know that most of my followers can't entirely relate to this one but ... one thing I truly was worried about through the whole braces ordeal was dating. I am not talking about finding a boyfriend, but just having guys judge me in general. I realize it's silly, but I am 21 years old, my mind is on that type of thing. For anyone going through this at my age, one thing I have learned thus far is GUYS DO NOT CARE. Nobody cares, for that matter. I was really nervous to talk to people initially, but when I just act normal and don't draw attention to the fact that I HATE them, no one seems to pay any attention. I honestly think I have more game with braces than I did without. Success :)

Pointless post. Just trying to keep you all updated on my life :)

p.s. I apologize if all of my posts fill up your 'new post feed'.. I had to increase the font size of them all so that people could actually read what I was writing!


  • Anonymous | November 29, 2010 at 11:36 AM

    Hi Dani! You are adorable, pleeeeease... I am sure the boys can't stay away!

    I am much older than you...32 years just this month...but I notice the same. They still look! Guys are guys and they will find something on you to stare at!

    Where in the midwest are you? I am a Chicago girl. :-)

  • Dani | November 30, 2010 at 2:16 PM

    I live in Minneapolis! The midwest is great and I do love Minnesota, but I am ready to get out and see a little more. After Australia, being stuck back in Minnesota is far from thrilling. Do you currently live in Chicago, or are you just from there?

  • Tara | November 30, 2010 at 7:10 PM

    Dani - I agree with Tina, you are SO pretty regardless of the braces so it's no wonder you have more game now! :-) I'm also from the midwest - born in a very small town in southwest Illinois (Olney) but raised in Evansville, Indiana. I love the midwest, but like you, I had an "itch" to get out and explore! In fact, I was about your age (20) when I studied abroad for a semester and that experience awoke the travel bug in me. After graduating college, I moved three times in three years, two of those moves were cross country - so I can totally relate to what you're saying!

  • Anonymous | December 6, 2010 at 10:38 AM

    Chicago girl, born and raised, and yes I still live here! :-)

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