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My favorite Artists: Brad Paisley

I love all kinds of music and artist. However, my favorite artist is Brad Paisley. I have seen him in concert twice, the first in Savannah and the second at GSU; I loved them both. I am ready to see him again.

Brad Paisley has the ability to create songs that make you laugh, dance, cry and just touch your heart. He has the ability to just capture your attention and just draw you in when you are watching him sing. Even if there are no instruments he still sounds great. Not only is Brad a great artists he is also a great husband, father, and all around great person. Everyone that has toured with him has said they had a blast. Brad loves to play pranks and jokes on the people joining him on tour.

My favorite song by him is one that just grabbed me from the first time I heard it. Watching him sing the song you can hear the love he has for his wife. It is an amazing song. As women we wish our men loved us this much….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBA_occjdcc

Reality Shows

I have to say that I rarely like or get into reality shows. However, I like to watch Dancing with Stars and American Idol. I love to watch these shows and see the talents that people have or think they have. It can be very hilarious at times, when people are casting to be on American Idol.

Realty television takes you into the lives of other people; Jon and Kate plus 8. This show has basically ended their marriage and tore the family apart.  This is not the first show to do this. I believe that people need to get a life. I am not saying they are bad and ridiculous, but most of them are.  Some people get so caught up in the lives on television that they forget about their real life.

Spring Break that Changed my Life Forever!!!

For Spring Break 2010, I attended LeaderShape at Flat Creek Lodge in Swainsboro, Georgia.

Below is a brief description of LeaderShape from the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement website. LeaderShape is an interactive six-day experience designed to equip young adults to become amazing leaders! Students will work in both the large group (60-70 participants) and in small groups known as “family clusters”. Through these interactions students will work to define his/her personal vision – an extraordinary commitment to changing and contributing to the world in a positive way. Throughout LeaderShape students will be a part of a supportive community and will be able to create close friendships with fellow participants and staff facilitators. Students will leave the institute with an appreciation for leading with integrity and will have a healthy disregard for the impossible!

LeaderShape was one of the best experiences of my life. My family cluster was my favorite part. I made some of the closest friendships that will last a lifetime, not counting the memories I will forever carry with me. This experience has me becoming a better leader and showed me what I need to do to make that happen. From the large group exercises to the small groups and one on one, I learned so much about my self and my capabilities to lead and change the world in a positive way. I learned to trust others and to also open up. I walked in to this experience very shy and I came out realizing that I have voice and that I need to use it. My family cluster did a skit and I was one of the main characters, before I would have never done that. This experience is really undescribable. So many tear were shared are friends were made, a vision was created, and now it is up to me to carry it out. I will forever remember this great opportunity I was given.

LEADERSHIP involves living in the state of possibility making a commitment to a vision, developing relationships to move the vision into action, and sustaining a high level of integrity. Effective leadership takes place in the context of a supportive community and results in positive change.

“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.”   ~William Arthur Ward

Opinion of the Olympics

I have to say the one moment I will remember about the Olympics held in Vancouver is the death of Nodar Kumaritashvili, 21 year old Georgian luge slider. There have been several controversies over his death and the footage shown on television and the internet. According to a wesite, AP notes stated that concerns were raised even before the fatal crash. Kumaritashvili told his father that he was terrified of the track on which he later died.

Als according to the website; A Romanian woman was briefly knocked unconscious and at least four Americans – Chris Mazdzer on Wednesday, Megan Sweeney on Thursday and both Tony Benshoof and Bengt Walden on Friday in the same training session where Zoeggeler wrecked – have had serious trouble just getting down the track. 

My question and concern is, How much has to go on before something is done? I mean,  this is people’s lives that are at stake.  Something should have been done when Kumaritashvili was terrified to go down it. This should have thrown a red flag, here is a trained athlete and he is terrified of the track.

May his family find strength to get through this tragic time in their life. God Bless!!!

~Tabatha Amerson

Interest and Hobbies

I have several interests, however my biggest  interest is to make a positive impact on the world. I love to give back to my community. Since becoming a student at Georgia Southern University I have taken part in becoming a bigger leader in my community, as well as in school and gaining my leadership skills. I have or am currently participating in Fall Leadership Conference Board, Tau Sigma (honor society), Bahamas winter break (built a library for a small community), Colleges against Caner, Relay for Life and several more. Between classes, homework, and activities to give back there is not much time for hobbies and spare time.

My hobbies are hanging out with my boyfriend, family and friends, scrapbooking, working out (walking), and photography. I love to take pictures especially wild life and nature. This is mostly my life in a nutshell.

 ~Tabatha

Future Plans

Even though I do not know where life is going to take me however I do know what my plans are. I will graduate from Georgia Southern University in May 2011. I really want to be an event planner (this is one of my joys in life). Anytime that I can plan an event I jump on board. Event planning allows me to be creative and bring my personality to it. I would love to work with a non-profit organization or an organization similar. I really want to move out of state or away from my hometown. I have always lived here (Georgia). It is a great state however I would love to see what more is out there. It is a big world and I want to see it all. I hope that with my job I will be able to travel occasionally.

Lately, I have debating Grad School but I am still unsure on that direction of my life at this time. I do know that if I decide to go to Grad School the program I will enter will be Higher Education. This will allow me to teach at a University and I would enjoy working in the Leadership Office. The leadership office at GSU has given me so many opportunities that in return I would love to give other students the same opportunities I have had. Also, I would go back to my original plans, event planning. The leadership office is always planning events.

~Tabatha

Who in my life means the most to me

There are so many people in my life that mean so much to me; starting with my parents, brothers, boyfriend, and friends. Each person has a special part in my heart.

My dad is the hardest working person I know. He works from sun up to sun down to make sure that my mom, brothers, and myself included have a great life. He provides for us all and never complains knowing he is worn out.  He teaches me and my brother life lessons. He is always making sure we are prepared for the real world. He is truly the best father and man I know.

My mom is loving, caring, and a great mom and women. She is always teaching me how to carry myself. My mom has always been there for me encouraging me to be the best person I can be. If something major happens in my life she is usually the first call.

My brothers: I have two younger brothers and they act like my body guards. They keep me grounded and full of life. I love going back home and seeing them.  My brothers are my rock, I love being a role model for them and at the same time learning things from them.

My boyfriend is my life. We have been together for 7 yrs. I love being with him. He is always telling me how great he thinks I am doing in school. He is so encouraging and loving. I can just sit with him and carry on a conversation and it seems as though it will never end.  He keeps me grounded, if it seems like I am getting frustrated or tired he is their saying, “don’t give up, you can accomplish it.” He is the BEST!!!

There are so many friends….they know who they are and what they mean to me!!!

~Tabatha