Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Good feeling about this quarter..

I am off to an amazing start on this quarter. I really hope I can continue this! I have already started studying for my Special Ed class! It just started today too! Printed out all the guided notes for the entire quarter, have everything organized so I won't be rushing to print them off right before class. I reorganized my entire room! Got rid of clothes I haven't worn in years! I have been working out! Stopped drinking pop, have been waking up and eating breakfast in the morning! Trying to limit what kind of processed food I am eating! I made a totally fresh meal tonight, besides the rice and diced tomatoes. I start training for that job I just got next weekend! I am just so blessed this quarter, and am almost kind of overwhelmed by it, but its a good feeling! I cannot wait to see what is in store for me in the future! I need to pray that I can keep this determination, I have needed this for so long!! It feels great! Well, I am off to finish my notes and read for class tomorrow! The weekend is almost here! But.. I just have to work! weee.. Can't wait for the next 3 weekends! Exciting things are happening!!!

Have an amazing rest of your week, and hopefully a little warmer weekend!!

God Bless! =)
<3 Andrea Farell

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Random update!

So I wrote a post on here a few days ago. Decided to delete it. It kind of got too personal after I reread it. Oh well..

Anyway! Spring Quarter classes started today! Back to my lovely Mondays! Fall quarter my Mondays were awesome because I only had one class and I got so much done. Like laundry, homework, resting. haha total opposite of how a Monday should be! But it's back! Winter quarter my Mondays were hell! But not spring quarter!

I woke up this morning, actually made myself breakfast. Got ready and even put makeup on! My only class for today? Class Voice! I am really excited about it! I haven't gotten to use my voice in quite some time sadly. I hate that I have such a blessed gift that I rarely use. Used to be my life, and I put it on the back burner. So hopefully I can begin to use it a lot more! The teacher is awesome! He may not be our teacher for the quarter tho =( He is really spunky and funny, keeps you awake! They are trying to iron out which grad students teach which classes so hopefully he gets stuck with us! He gave us a card that we had to write some info down on, and one of the questions was if we had any musical experience. Welllll.. as I start filling out that section, I feel as if I am writing a dang book! Mostly everyone finished before me, and I am scurrying to write down everything I have done in the past! I even took a quick look to what other people wrote down. Most of them wrote none, or just choir. I felt over prepared for this class haha. It's just an intro class and its for the "non-music major." A lot of the stuff he talked about today I already knew what he was talking about so I really hope I do well in this class. It almost makes me want to change my major back to what it was before I entered college. College is really frustrating sometimes! Well, anywho I am going to go make myself some dinner and relax a little before classes tomorrow! Hope you all have a blessed day! For those of you who are wondering why I deleted my facebook? I am trying to break the habit of it. So, just read on here what is going on with my life! I'll get it back soon I promise!

God Bless!
Andrea Farell!

Super old picture!! haha I believe this was my Junior Year in high school!

Monday, March 21, 2011


It's definitely been one of those weekends.. maybe I am just exhausted from working all weekend. I dono, I am just trying to kick this state of depression that is trying to come up right now. I do NOT need that haha.. anywho.. Finally got to meet Little Aniwe!(I may be spelling his name wrong) My friend's Aunt and Uncle hosted him so he could get surgery on his legs. Happiest little thing I have ever saw! Made me smile! That is why people with handicaps are so amazing, even kids like Aniwe where he is only physically handicapped and can feel the frustration on how he has to live, but yet is so happy! I just wanted to write on here that he was the cutest little thing ever! The Hanthorn's already have him as a huge Buckeye fan he was lovin' the O-H-I-O cheer!!

Welllll... I am exhausted. So good night!

God Bless!
Andrea Farell

Thursday, March 17, 2011


As many of you probably know I had an absolute horrid morning yesterday, walked out of my exam with tears because I was so frustrated on my performance. Worst exam I have had yet, and I felt so prepared.. still awaiting the final grade.
Any who, I don't have much time to write much on here but today was the complete opposite of yesterday! Spring break couldn't have started on a better note! I had an interview with Recreational Services which is a Mentally and Physically handicap all year camp! It's about not even 45 minutes from campus.. and I was driving there my tom tom got me off of the highway and I was literally driving in the boonies for about 15 minutes. In my head I am thinking where in the heck am I going and where is this place! I felt as if I had dressed way to nice and ended up taking off my jewelry to make myself less "dolled" up. Well as I turned into this driveway it was gorgeous. I could not believe how much this place had to offer, the interview went amazing. I got to meet the staff that runs the camps, and I am just in awe about what is about to happen during this summer. I met the CEO and he said himself that I am in the right place for learning about kids and adults with special needs. He said its an extremely difficult profession but being at this camp and with all of these people I am going to learn so much and be miles ahead of any person applying for a job. The guy who interviewed me was extremely helpful and crazy knowledgeable about everything! He said that this camp forever changed his life. I am just overly excited about this. =)=)=) I was tearing up on the drive home because I was that happy! haha ahhh I get so emotional over the silliest of things! But oh well!! =) Well sorry if this is really rambly wish I could of written more, I wanted to write really fast while it was still fresh in my brain! I couldn't thank God anymore for letting my find this opportunity!!!

Have an amazing St. Patty's day and stay safe!!

God Bless!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Appreciation.. ♥

I've written about this before, but it definitely just struck home today. One of my friend's had an devastating loss in their family last night, his son passed away. He was just shy of turning a year old, and God took him to be an angel far to quick. I believe this with all my heart that God does absolutely everything for a reason, he knows what he is doing. He tests us each and everyday, sometimes to the point in which you question your faith in him. I know this first handedly, I questioned my faith awhile ago when my Grandpa was in and out of the hospital, I was being selfish because I couldn't understand why he had to go through all of this pain and misery. Why couldn't God just let him be okay? Why would he do this to someone this close to me? My grandpa still is living today, as said in a previous blog. He lives his life as normal as can be and has been an inspiration to us all. That is why God did that, he gives us hope. Back to my friend's son, even though he was only here a short period of time, he taught an important lesson. Lives should never be judged by how long a person lives, but by the lessons they taught during their life. It's a hard subject to talk about when a person loses a baby, then others can sit at home and caress their little one thanking god it wasn't their own. It doesn't seem fair. But everyone on this earth has a purpose.. whether it takes them 8 months to fulfill it, or 106 years to fulfill it. I would devastated if any of my nephews were taken away from me now, but at the end of the day you have to trust God's plans for everyone's life. 
I've said this numerous times to people, I am not the most religious person in the world. I really want to be more involved with what is going on up there! Trust me, I am in the works of finding something here in Columbus. I think I already have and I am more than excited to start getting involved! But my point is, I do believe. I believe in God. I believe he has amazing plans for me, even if I feel like everything is going wrong on my path to get there. I know it will all work out someday, you just have to believe. I could never see my self not believing in him, what would you have to live for then? You serve no purpose, life would just have no meaning. Look at our weather for instance.. its miserable during the winter. You are begging for summer, wanting warmer weather. Weeks after weeks we are getting dumped on by snow and freezing rain right after we had a 60 degree day. But then one day, the weather changes.. Sun is shining, birds are chirping, and all you can do is have that silly smile on your face that you can't get rid of! Now if that doesn't make you believe, I feel bad for you.
I am a overly optimistic person! Don't get me wrong though! When I get sad it is to the very extreme, but I think about 80% of my life is all happiness. I seriously wish I could be more comfortable with public speaking, because I could give some amazing speeches about optimism. But, this is why I write on this blog or over texts. I wear my heart on my sleeve behind a phone or a computer. But you ask me personal questions in person I instantly put a guard up. Really stinks most of the time, but I learned to accept it! 

Well, I really need to get to bed, I have to get up and study all day tomorrow for my last final. Oh I am so excited for break! 

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11

That is one of my favorite verses from the Bible, hence I have yet to read it all. I am slowly but surely working on it!

Never stop smiling!
God Bless!
<3 Andrea Farell

Monday, March 7, 2011

Counting my blessings..

As I sat in my room, watching "Coming Home" all by myself with tears rolling down my face every two minutes, I realized how truly blessed I am. I have no idea how these women do it, letting their loved one leave for months, even years at a time. It's so crazy how much your family becomes a huge part of your life once you get older. I mean of course they are anyway, but at a younger age you tend to oversee the importance of family interaction. I am a sap, I am a momma's girl, even though I am very independent I call my mom probably twice a day at the minimum. A little crazy? Maybe, I just love talking to her! haha! Younger we would get into screaming matches, to the point where my mom would say some very hurtful things, as did I. I haven't fought with her like that in possibly 3 years. Those used to be the worst, but she always ended up regretting some of the things she said. I'd lock myself in my room, and probably an hour later a piece of paper would pop under my door, with a cute little picture saying I'm sorry. Haha she's so goofy! I miss her everyday! But back to my point, I can go home and see them basically whenever I please. But, these families of people in the armed forces cannot. It breaks my heart to watch little kids reactions when see their dad or mom for the 1st time in a year. A lot changes within a one year span! So, I am truly grateful I am able to see my family on a regular basis! My heart goes out to all the people in the armed forces and I truly appreciate the time and effort you put into for proctecting our freedoms. I am always the one who reaches out a hand to thank any suited soldier walking by, I love seeing their reactions when I do that! If I could make everyone person in the world smile once my life would be complete! POSITIVE POSITIVE! You can never die from it so why not? haha =)

I swear I just ramble on these, they aren't proper writing techniques that Bradley would definitely be disappointed with me about! Buttt, I don't care. I do not really have time to make this structured. So, now I must focus on a little bit of homework. I work tomorrow at 1130 am! Hope you all have a great week, and remember God is always there when you need him the most! Well anytime at that, don't forget it!

God Bless!!
<3 Andrea Farell

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Reminder.. ♥

I just wanted to tell everyone reading my blog, that this is by no means a blog where I am trying to teach anything. I started this so my family and friends could see what life is like for me when they are not around to experience it with me. May it be just for you to smile, or may it be for you to be annoyed by. Whichever you choose is fine. I am not writing this to boast about anything I have done, or will be doing. However, I am doing this to remind me of the blessings I have been given in my life. All I want from this is for people to smile while reading it. Just thought I would put that one out there for everyone!

God Bless!
<3 Andrea Farell

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Spring is, hopefully, just around the corner!

Beautiful day on campus! Too bad I was sick =( I hate colds more than anything because they last forever and always seem like they come at the worst times ever! Plus, getting less than five hours of sleep last night probably did not help! I just woke up from the best nap ever, I seriously was out dead for 2 hours! Woke up feeling achy so I took so Ibuprofen! Hopefully that kicks in soon!

So my reason for this post is simply to be positive, as always. I happened to leave class this afternoon, which was my class over by the medical center, and a little family came out of one of the buildings next to it, probably leaving an appointment. Well, they seemed like an almost brand new family maybe mid thirties like my brother and sister in law. I believe they had a new born and a little boy. The little boy was so freaking cute, wired like he just ate a bag full of sugar, they were all dressed in Ohio State. In which I love seeing people visiting Ohio state do that, its cute! But on the walk from my class you end up getting to see the shoe, one of my favorite things about this walk to class, but the dad pointed it out and says "Look there's the shoe!" and the little boys response was "What the heck is the shoe?" His dad responds "Where Coach Tressel coaches his Buckeyes." The little boy of about 4 years old started to freak out, he was screaming "No way!!" like 5 times. He stopped walking and just stared, it was so cute. One of my moments where I just quietly smile and walk by. I love seeing stuff like that, maybe because I am a sap for children, but just seeing that the family was happy made me grin big. I think I heard them saying they were dreading the drive back, so they must live far away. Which makes me think since they had to come to the Medical Center that something serious was going on in their life. What I would do to be a kid again though, I used to scream at my mom and say how I could not wait to move out and grow up. Man I should of savored being young, growing up is not as fun as I thought it was going to be! But, it did make me become closer with my mom. I don't think I go one day with at least talking to her on the phone twice! haha!

So thankful for how supportive my family is, both sides of my family to be exact. I always talk about my mom's side of the family because they are the ones who I typically get to see more. But the Zickafoose side is very dear to me as well! Basically 75% of who I am came from what I learned from them, music! Will never underestimate what music abilities I was given from them! Love my family!

I think my reasoning for starting this blog was to remind me of the many blessings and opportunities that I have been given to me throughout my life. I write with my heart on my shoulder because I am not afraid of telling the truth, I am who I am and you should never be ashamed of who you are. God gave everyone different personalities, ways of thinking, ways of doing things for a reason. To be an individual. I am by no means a writer or a preacher, I am just a believer! So I just say what I believe! =)

Well, I hope you all have a great night!
God Bless!
<3 Andrea Farell