I Have Returned

I got back from Arizona today. It was a nice trip, but it’s always good to be home. I haven’t put pictures anywhere yet, but I will post them up as soon as I can.

There are a lot of things that I saw for the first time. I saw the Grand Canyon, an exotic animal place, and more (though I must admit to not remembering everything). It was my first time ever in Arizona, and I loved it.

Not all of the trip was happy, though. You know those trips where everything goes wrong? Yeah, that was this trip. Absolutely everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. First off, I realized that I forgot my pajamas — two hours away from home. What did we do? We went to the store and bought a t-shirt and shorts for the week.

The pajamas thing was a minor incident for the whole week. When we got to the Painted Desert, I burned until my neck was as red as my shirt. What fun that was! I’ve spent the whole week with a red neck and now peeling is in the process. Big time. The aloe has done nothing for it. It got re-burned every time I was in the sun, I’m sure. Needless to say, I decided against blow drying my hair this week. Too hot and too hard on my neck.

I still live with my parents, so I know a thing or two about how it feels to not be able to escape. I got nagged by my mother every single morning, and it wasn’t pretty. If it wasn’t one thing, it was another. Not fun. I wanted to escape, but I couldn’t because I shared a room with them. Most of the time I can just escape to my room, but not this week. Nope. Not at all.

I know, it sounds like I didn’t have much fun, but really, I did. I enjoyed seeing the sights, and I had a lot of fun telling people that I texted during the week about it. Like I said before, it was a nice trip, but nothing beats home sweet home.



Tomorrow, I leave for vacation. Where am I going, you ask? I will be going to the Grand Canyon. I’m looking forward to it, for sure. I will be seeing things that I haven’t ever seen before. I’ve never been, so I’m not quite sure what to expect.

I love my job, but I have to say that I’m actually glad to be off for a week. Let’s be honest, you know you need the time off when you’re quoting The Cat in the Hat Comes Back off the top of your head… Your voice tends to be shot after reading it for three straight hours. (:

I’ve taken several vacations before — one of them even out of the country. All of them have something really special about them. I have to say, though, I’m looking forward to this one more than the others. Well, there may be an exception for Estonia. That one was pretty exciting.

I’m not sure what all will be in Arizona, but I know I’m looking forward to that. Everyone on Facebook and Twitter with me will see, but I will be sure to post in more detail on here too.

What are some of your favorite vacations? Let me know. This is still a new blog, but it’s taken off tremendously. Thank you, everyone, for taking time out to read it. I look forward to hearing from all of you.

My Life in a Blog

Okay, I want to try this again. My introduction post last night was less than stellar, so I’m going to hope I do a better job this time.

My name is Courtney Killian. That’s pretty much the only thing you got from me last time. I run another blog: http://whatnottowriteandwritingtips.wordpress.com/. My hope is that it helps fellow writers.

From the outside, it looks like my life is pretty simple. My weeks pretty much just consists of work, school, writing, and The Newbie Writers Podcast. Sometimes, though, life gets in the way and things aren’t that simple. For example, the podcast wasn’t on last week, and I’m just waiting for Friday to get here so I can listen live again. I have to! It was ripped out from under me and there was that big, empty hole that I couldn’t fill with anything. There was nothing to do on my Friday night after I got home. I know, it was Independence Day. That’s fun and all, but  it would have been nice to do something after I got home from celebrating.

That’s pretty much how I am. When something goes missing from the week, I freak. Tomorrow, I may have to miss work because I woke up sick today. I don’t want to do that. My week will be all thrown off again because I’m supposed to be at work, yet I’m not. Hopefully, that’s not the case.

Next week, I will hopefully have my work void filled. I’m not looking forward to see how that pans out. My family and I are going to the Grand Canyon for vacation. I love vacations, but that was before I got a job.  Now, I feel like if I’m not at work, I’m missing something. If one little thing is thrown out of place for my week, I’m missing something. I know, most people would look forward to getting some time off of work to go out of town, but I’m just different, I guess. Maybe it’s the fact that I just started this job and I feel bad about how easy it is to get time off.

Okay, enough about what my week consists of. I’m currently a college student with hopes of getting a degree in elementary education. I’m a writer with dreams of becoming an author. I’m a regular teenager with the two loves of my life being my two nieces. Basically, to sum this up, I’m just a small town girl with a crazy big dream of becoming a best selling author.