Southern Belle in Training

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February 14, 2013

While I'm Waiting. (Valentine's Day post 2013 part 2)

     Yesterday I wrote down some very jumbled yet honest thoughts of mine on love and purity, and how I'm waiting for God to bring a great man into my life. Today's post is my conclusion to yesterday's!

     First off, I hope that y'all are having wonderful Valentines' Day! Take the time to tell everyone in your life that you love them, not just your significant other. :-) Next year I'm going to try and make homemade valentines for my college friends.

     I think I made myself pretty clear in my post yesterday that I'm currently single and waiting for God to bring an amazing guy into my life. So until then... what to do? In high school I definitely spent my fair share of time moping around my house because I didn't have a boyfriend. But what did all of that wasted time accomplish? Absolutely nothing. God wants us to make the most of our single years by spending time getting to know Him better, and also getting to know ourselves better. After observing friends that are dating I realize that having a significant other takes up a lot of one's time! So here are the things that I'm focussing my time and attention on until I have a boyfriend!

1.) Relationship with God: As I've said before, one of my goals for 2013 was to spend more time with my Heavenly Father and deepen my faith. I need to remember everyday that God is my everything and not to take him for granted. I'm making going to church every Sunday a must, and I've been blessed to find a wonderful church near my college that I attend with some sweet friends. I also make it a priority to attend the worship service that my school holds every Tuesday night, and I'm a member of a girls bible study on campus. These 3 things have immensely helped me to grow in my faith! I'm also reading the bible a lot more as well as devotionals, and making daily prayer time important. These things all take time out of my day, but it's time well spent!

2.) Schoolwork: I've always been a pretty good student, but I've learned that you have to work a lot harder in college for your grades! I'll admit that my senior year of high school I slacked off a little bit in a couple classes... but in college I take my schoolwork very seriously. :-) I was blessed last semester to make the Dean's list and all A's for my first semester of college! But this doesn't come without hard work and attention. Not having relationship commitments and problems occupying my brain means that I have more energy to focus on my homework.

3.) Preparation for my career: I mention in my About Me page that I'm a communications major and my goal is to work as DJ on the radio someday. I'm very blessed to attend the school that I do because my college has a radio station that I volunteer at! Since the second week of school I've been DJing two afternoons a week, and a few weeks ago I just started my very own radio show on Monday nights! I got to pick a theme for my show, and I chose to do 90s/early 2000s pop! Yes- I'm bringing boybands back. :-) I hope to have an internship at a commercial radio station my senior year of college, and possibly junior year as well. (If you'd ever like to listen to me on air in the afternoons or my evening show e-mail me at and I'll let you know how to listen online!)

4.) Doing things for myself: When I'm stressed out after a long day or week, sometimes the best medicine is forgetting about all of the things that I have to do for a little while and taking the time to do something that make me happy. Typically with me this involves a trip to Chick Fil A for a milkshake... :-) Other things that I enjoy doing are reading non-school books, catching up on my favorite TV shows, painting my nails, straightening/curling my hair, finding a friend to play tennis with, and blogging! It's honestly amazing what a little "me time" can do to lift your spirits. Another favorite past-time since coming to college is napping!

5.) Girl time: I never had a ton of girlfriends in high school, so it's been wonderful to meet so many sweet Christian girls at college and to be able to call so many of them my friends. A perfect day for me at this time in my life would involve spending some time in the city with some girlfriends, eating at a yummy (and hopefully cheap) restaurant and then doing a little shopping! I'm prioritizing my girl friendships here at college and I love letting my friends know how much I appreciate them.

     For you single girls reading this- what are some things that you like to do to occupy your free time? And married/taken ladies- how do you balance your relationship with your other responsabilities? I'd love to hear your thoughts! :-)

     xoxo Miss ALK <3


  1. Beautiful, true post. My thoughts on V-day? Well, sometimes I feel that I'll die alone, single with 23 cats... but as you said, believing in friends, yourself and (in your case) God will get us through the spots without a valentine. Single as a pringle is the way to go for me this year :)

  2. I love how passionate you are about strengthening and deepening your relationship with God while waiting for Him to bring a guy into your life! You're a great inspiration!

    Great post as always :)


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