So Fresh & So Clean, Clean

The switch has been made from WordPress.com to a self-hosted domain using the WordPress software installation. After almost 8 months since the blogs debut I decided it was time to give the blog it’s own domain and the ability of more customization. Don’t let this confuse you, I redirected Cathryn101.wordpress.com to the new improved blog at CathrynGray.com.

What has changed:

The theme (or template as some call it) – I have switched from the Digg3 theme to a new theme which shows more of my personality and is more clean.

The sidebar(s) – Instead of three columns there are only two now. My newest photos at Flickr can be located at the top followed by the RSS feed icon and social network icons which link to my profiles. Along with my Tweets via the Twitter widget, Categories, Archives and Blogroll.

The post set up – Beside each post is now icons which when clicked will share the post at Digg, Del.icio.us, and Technorati.

Contact page – Which contains a contact form allowing viewers to directly contact me.

Let me know what you think and if you find any problems.

Note to subscribers: Please switch from my old RSS feed to the new RSS feed.

Car windows and cold don’t mix

I’ve been lost in a sea of school work and life.

I’m currently driving a Lexus 470and about 2 weeks ago I got in the car on a freezing morning to go get some breakfast at Chick-fil-a. I tried to roll the window just a little bit and it wouldn’t go down so I didn’t try anymore. Then I starting driving and noticed the window wasn’t all the way up, so like normally I rolled it down a little bit and back up. Instead of going back up it went out of the frame. Kaboom- broken window. It’s been in and out of the shop a couple of times and it’s still not fixed because one of the parts had to be glued and the glue hadn’t dried all the way when they tried to reprogram it. Did you know how much you use your window in your car? I didn’t. Drive-thru’s became a huge problem. It should be completely fixed tomorrow. Yay.

I knew that school was going to be extremely demanding but I had NO clue what I was getting into. I’m now doing the recommended work load of one week in only a day. Urg, a ton of work let me tell you, but with some time management and non-stop work I’m staying on track.

I’m still deciding on where I want to move. I’m still thinking about possibilities in the USVI, Cali, Florida and South Carolina. I’m still not certain, but I’ve got a couple of months to figure that out.

New Years Resolutions, In Depth

Instead of just naming the things off I would like to accomplish this year in a list I thought it’d go more in depth, by saying why I would like to accomplish these goal, how I am going to accomplish them, and by when I would like to accomplish them this year.

  • My high school diploma, with decent grades
  • Why I want to accomplish it: I would like to accomplish recieving my high school diploma so I may go to the college that I would like to attend, which is FIDM, and so I can have the job I would like to have, which is being a graphic designer.

    How I am going to accomplish it: I’m going to accomplish it by keeping up with my school work, and studying.

    When I would like to accomplish it by: I would like to have my diploma by May.

  • A job, that I enjoy doing
  • Why I want to accomplish it: First of all, the money would be a big plus. Second of all, I’m going to need the money to be able to pay for everything when I move out. Third of all, it has to be something like I like doing or else I’m not going to want to wake up and go do what I have to do.

    How I am going to accomplish it: I’m going to accomplish it by finding something I enjoy doing, then I’m going to find somewhere that’s hiring.

    When I would like to accomplish it by: I would like to have a job by February.

  • Moving out of the house, into an apartment somewhere near the beach
  • Why I want to accomplish it: I want to move out once I have my high school diploma because I won’t have to focus on high school anymore, and so I can move near the beach.

    How I am going to accomplish it: I’m first going to finish school, than I’m going to figure out where I would like to move. I’ve thought about the Caribbean, but I’m having second thoughts about it because it’s so far away from home. I have thought about different places yet, but I’m not sure.

    When I would like to accomplish it by: After I get my diploma, hopefully in July I will be moving into my own place.

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    New Year’s Resolutions

    It’s that time of year again. Christmas lights glow at night, trees have been put up and decorated, and the next thing around the corner is the “big ball” dropping in NYC!  In years before I have made lists of what I would like to accomplish by the end of the upcoming year, but the all of the lists end up being thrown away of forgotten about. Apparently I’m not the only one who has this syndrome, and some people don’t even make them. This year I have decided to follow through with my resolutions. I will be blogging about them. Let’s see if I make it!

    My New Year’s Resolutions for 2008 are to achieve or receive:

    • My high school diploma, with decent grades
    • A job, that I enjoy doing
    • Moving out of the house, into an apartment somewhere near the beach
    • Blogging more, at least 5 days a week
    • Taking more photos, and start a daily photoblog
    • My own website, with my blog, forum, photos, etc.
    •  Modeling, and making it into at least 2 magazines of some kind
    • A well maintained online business

    For now, these are my ambitions and what I would like to accomplish and work towards in 2008. Keep checking in to see how I am doing accomplishing these things and to see what else is going on in my life or what else I have found.

    HAPPY NEW YEARS!
    Cathryn

    Hello!

    Hello everyone! I have decided to use wordpress to start my personal blog. Take a look at my “What to Expect” page to find out about a little bit about me and what I will be blogging about.

    I have found tremendous amounts of things floating through my head lately, from what do I need to do today to what should I do for the rest of my life. Being 18 there are so many possibilities of what to do and where to start, it’s mind-numbing.

    Here are two of my many thoughts: Continue reading