• You've stumbled upon 'The Good Stuff.' Whether you're here to share in my adventures or just passing through, I'm glad you're here!

  • #InstaLife

    #HappyBirthday Jancz 💗 Just remember that "no one likes you when you're 23"... Love, Sissy
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#SpooGirls #sisters #tothemoonandback #sassysisters #theyearof26 #sisteract @janci_lamour #OnTheBlog #LinkInBio: There are few things more beautiful than a wheat harvest. There's a reason we sing "...for amber waves of grain."
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#wheatharvest17 #wheat #USWheat #ilovemyjob #amberwavesofgrain #mylifebelike #Kansas #homesweethome #agriculture #farm365 #Summer2017 #TheGoodStuffBlog #theyearof26 #canont5i #photography "Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness." -Thomas Jefferson
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...Happiness, yes, Tom was certainly right about that.
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#wheatharvest17 #wheat #USWheat #ilovemyjob #amberwavesofgrain #mylifebelike #Kansas #homesweethome #agriculture #farm365 #Summer2017 #theyearof26 #OnTheBlog #LinkInBio: Sharing my #TravelJournal from my work trip to #EstesPark a few weeks ago. My sweet mama also got to tag along and we made a mini vacay out it, complete with a great hike!
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#TheGoodStuffBlog #theyearof26 #hiking #Colorado #GemLake #PaulBunyansboot #latergram #canont5i #wanderlust #igotitfrommymama #gooutside The company alone was worth the two blisters I earned #billygoattrail #hiking #weekendvibes #mylifebelike #theyearof26 This is what slow, sweet summertime is made of 🍷☀️👫
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@smvwinery @sugarloafmountain #winery #chardonnay #drinklocal #theyearof26 #weekendvibes #mylifebelike #lazysaturday
  • My Favorite Words.

    'The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still' -Exodus 14:14

    "You've got to know your limitations. I found out what mine were when I was twelve. I found out that there weren't too many limitations, if I did it my way." - Johnny Cash

    "Courage is the ladder that all virtues are mounted on." - Mr. R. Crosby Kemper, Jr.

    "It's your choice, Ace. People can live a hundred years without really living for a minute. You climb up here with me, it's one less minuteyou haven't lived." - Gilmore Girls

    "Faith, it does not make things easy, it makes them possible" - Luke 1:37

    "I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the lights that I have." -Abraham Lincoln

    "Writing is a struggle against silence." - Carlos Fuentes

    "At the end of the day faith is a funny thing. It turns up when you don't really expect it. It’s like one day you realize that the fairy tale may be slightly different than you dreamed. The castle, well, it may not be a castle. And it’s not so important happy ever after, just that its happy right now. See once in a while, once in a blue moon, people will surprise you, and once in a while people may even take your breath away." - Grey's Anatomy

    "Imperfection is beauty. Madness is genius. And it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. And when it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them." - Marilyn Monroe

    “It’s not that I believe everything happens for a reason. Some things are meant to be broken. Imperfect. Chaotic. It’s the universe’s way of providing contrast. There have to be a few holes in the road. It’s how life is." – Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

    "Opportunity knocks; that doesn't mean you have to knock the door off the hinges." - Sam Herringshaw

    "Grace doesn’t depend on suffering to exist, but where there is suffering you will find grace in many facets and colors." – William P. Young, The Shack

    ‎"You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it." - Robin Williams

    "I think I'd miss you even if I'd never met you."-The Wedding Date

    "If you don't even believe in the possibility of magic, you'll never ever find it." - Castle

That’s What Happens When You Blink

Tomorrow is my last first day of school. Ever.

Good gravy that is a really hard concept to wrap my mind around.

First semester freshman at K-State back in 2009. So young!

First semester freshman at K-State back in 2009. So young!

Today one of my friends who transfered to K-State only a year ago and works part time for campus security told our apartment that he would be on duty this evening, so if we wanted company while we “walked our classes” to let him know. To be honest at first it took me a minute to figure out what he meant and then while trying not to laugh too much, we thanked him and reminded him that after seven semesters on campus as students, we were pretty sure we knew where we were going.

Of course that made me think back to when I wasn’t so comfortable navigating myself between those limestone buildings.  The only other time that I had even traveled to the Midwest had been for my campus visit, I hadn’t been away from home for more than three weeks in my entire life and there was not one person I knew for hundreds of miles. I knew that I was 100 percent positive that  Agricultural Communications and Journalism was the perfect major for me, but my scope of what that could mean for my future was very narrow. And I already loved the color purple, but I had no idea about the “family” that I was joining. Thinking back I can vividly remember finishing high school and being so excited and so ready for that first day of college. Of course what I imagine then and what I know to be true now are very different. What really happened was better. Much, much better.

To say these past three and a half years have gone by fast would be a lie, because I feel like I have hardly blinked. But in a little over four months I will be able to say that I am a GRADUATE of this little purple haven that I have genuinely fallen in love with. If I said that I didn’t have expectiations for this semester, that would also be a lie, because I do. But what’s more important is that the biggest thing that has changed between my first day of college and tomorrow is that there is not one bit of uncertainty left that I had that first day. And that, is a very reassuring feeling.

I guess that’s happens when you blink.

To all of my fellow seniors, have a wonderful last first day tomorrow!

– Amanda

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