Thursday, January 29, 2015

Flash Back Friday: Nationals year 2

{2013 Officers rocking out}

It's that time of year again. Time to bring out the green and gold, practice our best cheerleader screams, and support a group of girls who have dedicated not only the last few months but years to this moment. It's nationals weekend and time to reminisce. Last year when I wrote this post it was one of my most popular post and still is to this day which it should be.The Golden Girls deserve every bit of praise they get for their hardwork and dedication to their sport. (Yes I'm bias and NO I don't care)

{living on the edge of glory with a group of girls I would give it all to be back with}

{2014 girls setting up to kill their Pom routine}

{when you accomplish great things all you can do is smile and enjoy with your sisters} 

{Sophomore year Elvis routine}

For years I took for granted the hours of daily practice, the missed Friday nights, and those horrible early Saturday mornings. What I would give though to be back in that studio with my 22 sisters preparing for a National title and making memories that will last me a lifetime.

{Long Live the walls we crashed through, I had the time of my life fighting dragons with you}

Golden Girls teaches you more than just what it means to be a teammate. It taught me passion for my goals, it taught me focus in my life, and taught me that no matter what I AM JUST THE WOMAN TO DO IT. Mrs. Baker was an instrumental part of all those teachings and to her I am forever grateful. She was my second mother when my mom couldn't be there and pushed me everyday to be a better person. 

{You can't help but smile when being with her} 

{Being a fan with her was a memory I will cherish forever}

To this years girls from Freshman to Seniors I hope you take every moment this weekend and make it the best you can. Stay focused on the ultimate goal but don't forget to enjoy your sisters. You have all worked hard to get to this spot and you all deserve to rejoice in its glory! 
Don't ever forget you didn't get to this moment alone it took your sisters, your coaches, parents, and schools support. 
Seniors be sure to especially enjoy the moment no matter the outcome, this is it girls make your legacy count and don't forget to thank your team it took every single one of you to get to that floor. 

{When you love, work, and play the way we did that year you can't help but cry tears of joy for the glory of the prize}

{I'm on the Edge with YOU}

{Here is that one time we beat The Floyd Central Dazzlers at camp.. Yes that really happened}

To Coach P I'm not sure I have ever shared this with you but you were my dance inspiration since I stepped on to the varsity team. I can remember a distinct practice where you spent a majority of its time sitting and focusing working skills with me my sophomore year. To me that meant the world that someone would take the time to help better me as a dancer and I have made sure to pass on the favor whenever I can. I am beyond excited for you in this new journey you have embarked on and love being able to support you in any way I can and will continue to do so! 

Coach Sasser though I have never danced under your direction I have had the pleasure of knowing you on a personal level! Keep your love and a spunk for the girls because it's infectious, and that is seen by all. You are a hard worker and great role model. 

To the parents, remember this weekend is about the girls! There will be times they forget how much you have done to prepare for this weekend and the time and effort you have put in to make this season happen. Don't fret I promise you one day they will realize all the great things you did for them. As I sat the other night helping make buttons and fan paddles I took a moment in realizing the things my mom had went through to make sure that everything was perfect my nationals weekend. Never once did she complain and still to this day she won't say an ill word about it and volunteers to help whenever she can. Wisdom comes with age and I'm not claiming to be wise I'm just claiming to have grown mature enough to be grateful for my mother and all her time! 

I look forward to watching all you girls and supporting your hardwork. I'm excited to see familiar faces and recount the nationals memories made over the years. This is your time girls go forth and make every minute of it the best that you can. 

Love to you all, 
   One very Proud Alumni, Morgan Kennedy Miller 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


{The moment we take life to seriously is the moment we lose who we are}

Everyday I turn around and another girl or guy I went to school with is getting engaged, married, or having a baby. As joyous and amazing as all these occasions are remember we are only 19/20 years YOUNG! Life is just starting, all those amazing stories we were told about finding ourselves and travelling the world that is this time right here right now.

Now please know that I don't judge you if you are a part of any of the above scenarios. If anything I send my blessing and I wish you the best of luck. Those of you though who think that is what life is about rushing to get married, have kids, and make a life know you have plenty of years to do that. Right now is the time to make mistakes, love hard, and go places beyond what you ever dreamed.

I recently just got out of a three year relationship that I swore was the boy that I would marry. You know it may be but right now he is not the boy for me. I am young, I am vibrant, and I am confident. Being with him though I forgot all those things about me and while getting out of a relationship with him I really forgot those things about myself.

Over the past six months I allowed a boy to control how I thought about myself and even now catch myself worried what he would think. The truth is though it doesn't matter! I have to wake up each morning and look in the mirror and be proud of the things I have done for myself not for others satisfaction.

Over the last six months I had lost my spunk and zest for life. I didn't have goals and I forgot what my dreams were because I was so focused on making sure I kept someone else happy that I forgot to see if I was happy. As the relationship ended I had found myself in such a hurt place that I then threw my time, money, and energy into things that I thought would make me happy but actually were only hurting me more. I was going out constantly and distancing myself from God. I emotionally shopped on the days I felt weak and pushed away my feelings in order to not have to face the issue. This was not the answer though.

Over Christmas my parents sat me down though and had one of their come to Jesus meetings with me about the path I was forging for myself. They told me they were worried cause this was not the Morgan they knew. As it hurt it was also eye opening, I had been suppressing my feelings to not have to deal with them but no one had truly brought it to my attention and that was exactly what this meeting was about.

As I work each day to get back to where I was I realize now that being single is the best thing for me. I have no one to answer to but myself for my actions. I am getting back to loving who I am and laughing. God laughing is the best, I truly enjoy a moment of laugh so hard you cry it is one of the most cleansing feelings of the human body. One of my newest favorites is my gym. Sweat Therapy Fitness, #sweattherapyisthebesttherapy Sweat has really taught me how to love myself again and show me how strong I am not just physically but mentally as well.

{You have to love yourself first}

Fellow young people, take a breath and look around. Life is fast and before you know it, it is all over. Don't allow someone to dictate that for you and don't rush any part of it. Love life and most importantly love yourself. Hope you are having a great Tuesday, I would love to hear yall's comments on the piece and know what you think!

  Morgan Kennedy Miller

Monday, January 26, 2015

{Mr. Michael Mckinley Isaac}

Dear Mr. Michael Mckinley Isaac, 
  Welcome to the world little buddy. For months now we have anticipated your arrival. We have laughed and joked about how you will be one of the smartest little nuggets around and be potty trained by 3 months and self sufficient by 6 months. (No worries dude I won't hold it against you if you don't live up to that, I get your mom is crazy for even thinking its possible.) This is a big day though it is you first day on earth and it will be the best day of your life. 

As your oldest cousin I find that it is my duty to give you a few tips on life and help you out little buddy: 

1. Love your mom and dad: I can't say this enough and you can never love them enough. These two humans will be there for you no matter what happens. On your strongest days and even more on your weakest days these two will love you for every part of you. Yes they will yell and yes they will get upset but that never will surpass the way they love you. So when you get old enough make sure you let them know how much they mean to you. I will tell you now your parents are amazing, no two people are as funny and sarcastic as them and will make you laugh when you need it most. (ok your Aunt Dawn and Uncle Josh can do the same. I mean just wait to you see "Grandpa's" beard it gets me every time.) 

2. Never fear adventure: Seek to live everyday bigger and better than the next. There will be the fear of the unknown but trust me when I say take that leap an go. When you have the chance make every moment the best moment in life and live with out regrets. 

3.Love Pork: Ok this one you won't appreciate for a few years but trust me when I say you are going to want to love pork. Many years ago in a place called Lake Weir where only the finest of humans live there was a national day created. This day we observe is not only the 4th of July and Americas celebration of independence but this is also the day we lake people call Porkapalooza. This is a day of nothing but the finest recipes of pork usually created by our dads. Michael trust me when I day it is never a disappointment. So prepare dude cause you are in for one of the finest treats. 

I won't bore you with a long list just a few things! Dude get excited you are embarking on the greatest adventure; life.  Again I welcome you with open arms and an abundance of love! So excited for you to join us and know you will make a great addition. 

Love you forever and always, 
   Your oldest, smartest, and most beautiful cousin Morgan Kennedy Miller  
(Shh don't tell the other cousins I said that) 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

{Happy Sunday}

Blessed are the Sunday's when you surround your self with good people, fun places, and great weather. 

Today I extended myself the luxury of sleeping in past 7 am which was much needed! I then spent most of the afternoon meandering around southwood a young neighborhood newer to the Tallahassee area taking photos for my blog and these are what I find best describe me and my afternoon.. 

{Blessed would be to say it best}

{Always proud to be an American}

Happy Sunday all and I hope you have a wonderful rest of your weekend.

  Morgan Kennedy Miller

Monday, January 19, 2015

Tuesday's and OOTD's

It's one of those glass half full kind of days which also means that there is only three more days to this week. So if you haven't noticed by now I took a little time off blogging last semester which I deeply regret. Blogging seems to keep me centered and focused on goals so this semester and year I'm vowing to get back into the groove and grow and improve more than ever! 

Today I'm starting back with one of my favorite types of post which is an outfit of the day post! Here in Tallahassee our days start out chilly and work their way warmer so I am going with what I think is a very conventional sweater combination for the occasion! 

{sweater: ooh la la (local tally boutique), jeans: American eagle, necklace: Orange blossom gals,  bangles: bourbon and bow ties, bracelets: Alex and ani}

Sweaters are a major favorite of mine in this cool weather and this is probably my most fave sweater in my collection! 

Like I said before I'm getting back into the blogging vibe so I would love to hear your feedback and any ideas you have to help me grow! 

 Morgan Kennedy Miller 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Book Review: "Is everyone hanging out with me? (And other concerns)"-Mindy Kaling

So I have just finished what I think could be one of the funniest books I have read in a while. That being said I haven't picked up a book and read cover to cover in a very long time. Mindy Kalings new book though had me so inthraled that I read in a day and a half.

Within pages of this comedic essay compiled book I determined that if spirit animals were a thing and I had never thought that many other Hollywood famous persons had been my spirit animal Mindy Kaling is my true spirit animal. With her sarcastic sense of humor, quick wit, and her over internalizing ability on life I quickly connected to her while reading. Mindy explains life through her comedic way internalizing the many moments of life and rationalizing their importance. I found her story inspiring in the sense of a young women with a dream trying to survive. I haven't totally hit the "no job but still have bills to pay point in my life" but I found it inspiring to see how she made it work. I enjoy her tips about men and friends, my favorite chapter probably being the one were she breakdown how best friends work and that no matter what they do or what you do a bestfriend will still be your friend through it all. 

I came upon Kalings new book through my New Years resolution. This year I am vowing to full body healthy, more intellectual stimulation, and more public service. I'm not making the vow to lose 100 pounds and become the next Giselle but figuring out what makes me happy while giving back for all that I have been given is something I plan to hone in on this year. 

The book was bought for the intellectual stimulating part of my resolution. Though it's not about some great moment in history or some riveting story about a soldier princess it helped me in realizing I'm not the only crazy over analyzing, thrill seeking, hopeless romantic in the world. I was sad to have gone through so quickly but more excited to be able to now share this book with my bestfriend and get started on my next book, 41 a Portrait of my Father. 

Well happy tbt and I can't wait to share with you my thoughts on my next book! 

   Morgan K. Miller