Thursday, May 19, 2016

Meghanne Shares her Mother's Day!

Last Sunday, my mom and I spent our day in Fargo, our state's largest city, to celebrate Mother's Day. My mom and I usually don't get to spend Mother's Day together because it lands on the busiest time of the year for our family business. We spent our entire day purchasing décor and supplies for my graduation party, eating at our favorite restaurants/coffee shops, and singing to country music together.
Mother's Day isn't something we always are able to celebrate in our household, but when we get to, we make sure we make it a fun filled day for the both of us. Thank you mom for being my rock, momager, boss, and best friend, I love you! 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Create a Personal Mission Statement

Hello Blog World!
            Today I want to share with you something I have created about a year ago and has become a very strong asset to me over this time. In a crazy busy world, it can become difficult to focus on your goals, your dreams, and staying true to you. These are all reasons why I had created a Personal Mission Statement! Personal Mission Statements are beneficial for several reasons.
1. It forces you to think deeply about your life, clarify the purpose of your life, and identify what is really important to you.
2. It forces you to find your deepest values and aspirations.
3. It reminds you of your values and purposes so they can become a part of you rather than something you only think about occasionally.
There are many ways to write a mission statement and it is completely however you want to create it! I wrote mine as a motivating reminder to why I do what I do in my everyday life and I would love to share it with you all!

I believe in living a proactive, intentional and loving way of life.
With that, I want to live a life with purpose and with direction.
I will not let others put me down with negative words and inconsideration.
I will enjoy my life with laughter, communication, love and with people whom I love.
I hope to have opportunities to use my God given talents of multi-tasking, leadership, consideration, and hard working abilities. I can do anything I set my mind to, God-willing, as anything is possible with Him. I will stand on solid rock; not on sand that will crumble beneath me.
My life’s journey will be traveled with passion.
I want to be passionate about everything I do and all that I believe. I want whatever it is, to be real and genuine.
I want those around me to see a fun, considerate and God-seeking woman. I want them to see the love I share and passion I have in what I am doing.
Though, not everyone will see these things in me and that is okay. I may slip, become selfish, or angry, but I am not perfect, nor do I expect to be. Those who want to be a part of my life will love me despite my imperfections. I need to accept that my best is THE best.
I will constantly renew myself by praying, exercising, loving, and spending personal time reflecting myself.
To keep my focus on my long term goal I will contribute all things listed above to get where I need to be. I am a loving, independent, God-depending woman, who will SUCCEED.

**This Mission statement holds my personal goals, morals, and beliefs in one. I have it printed and hung on my desk and in my Bible. If you care to contact me with any questions or want help in creating your OWN personal Mission statement please do so! You can always find me on Facebook or Instagram!  Thank you again for all your support! God Bless you all!

Your Miss North Dakota International 2016

Taylor Woodruff- xoxo

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Choosing the Right College for YOU

As graduation creeps closer and closer to me and I am scrambling to study for finals and complete my last assignments as a high school student, there is one thing I do not have to worry about and that is my College/University choice. I spent most of my spring touring and researching the places I would like to attend the fall of 2016.

I highly recommend touring the College/University you are considering attending before you make your absolute final decision. For myself, I thought I wanted to attend a huge University with a high population of students to get out of my small town comfort zone a bit. That was definitely not the case; the first University I toured was North Dakota State University (NDSU), in Fargo, North Dakota. It was full of life, super busy, and there was a ton of people, which was quite overwhelming for me and at that moment I decided I did not want to attend a huge University and so I began to search for something a little smaller and something that felt like home. I then toured the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota which is a Catholic and private school. The U of M was the last option on my list but after touring it and visiting with faculty, staff, and students that attend the campus I fell in love.

I am completely comfortable, confident and excited with my decision to start my journey at the University of Mary. I wouldn't have known that I wanted to attend there without taking my tour and meeting the great people that I did. I now have one thing checked off my list of things to do before college, that being to pick a college, and it feels good to be confident in my choice.

With love and blessings,
Meghanne Quam, your Miss Teen North Dakota International 2016