Perseverance

Annie. 23 years young. Virginia.
ECPI University, c/o 2014 (hopefully)!
Aspiring web designer/developer.
My heart belongs to a USN sailor. ♥
Aside from being handsome guys and playing an awesome variety of rock music, their philanthropic work to help the needy is remarkable. Part of their yearly income is contributed to the construction of the CNBLUE Schools in Africa and the Philippines. Can’t help but love these guys. πŸŽΈπŸ’™ #CNBLUE #씨엔블루 #γ‚·γƒΌγ‚¨γƒŒγƒ–γƒ«γƒΌ #Yonghwa #Jonghyun #Minhyuk #Jungshin #internationalstars

Aside from being handsome guys and playing an awesome variety of rock music, their philanthropic work to help the needy is remarkable. Part of their yearly income is contributed to the construction of the CNBLUE Schools in Africa and the Philippines. Can’t help but love these guys. πŸŽΈπŸ’™ #CNBLUE #씨엔블루 #γ‚·γƒΌγ‚¨γƒŒγƒ–γƒ«γƒΌ #Yonghwa #Jonghyun #Minhyuk #Jungshin #internationalstars

Island Breezes, Malibu Reds, and Long Island Iced Teas. 🍹🌴 #barhopping #drinksafterwork (at Calypso Bar & Grille)

Island Breezes, Malibu Reds, and Long Island Iced Teas. 🍹🌴 #barhopping #drinksafterwork (at Calypso Bar & Grille)

When I came home from Session this past weekend, I was reminiscing the term that I became Honored Queen. I kept everything that I ever received when I was still considered a daughter in the organization. That includes my gavel, my swan carrying piece that Mom Teresa handmade for me for my Installation, the ribbon that I received for the year that Mom Pam Stephenson and Dad Grayson Koogle became the GG and AGG along with the pins that I have earned throughout that same year, the Grand Bethel Representative of Nevada medal, and awards from numerous competitions and activities that I participated in. And although it isn’t pictured, I also kept my acceptance speech and the lyrics of the song that I asked Rona (@rocmile28) to do an acoustic cover of for my Installation. And all of these are only in my Honored Queen’s box, it doesn’t even cover all the other things I’ve collected throughout the 7 years that I’ve been a part of this organization. If there’s anything that I’ve ever truly felt that I really belonged to other than my own family, it’s Job’s Daughters International of Virginia. πŸ’œπŸ‘‘ #JDIVA #Norfolk46 #HonoredQueen #swan #transformation #tbt

When I came home from Session this past weekend, I was reminiscing the term that I became Honored Queen. I kept everything that I ever received when I was still considered a daughter in the organization. That includes my gavel, my swan carrying piece that Mom Teresa handmade for me for my Installation, the ribbon that I received for the year that Mom Pam Stephenson and Dad Grayson Koogle became the GG and AGG along with the pins that I have earned throughout that same year, the Grand Bethel Representative of Nevada medal, and awards from numerous competitions and activities that I participated in. And although it isn’t pictured, I also kept my acceptance speech and the lyrics of the song that I asked Rona (@rocmile28) to do an acoustic cover of for my Installation. And all of these are only in my Honored Queen’s box, it doesn’t even cover all the other things I’ve collected throughout the 7 years that I’ve been a part of this organization. If there’s anything that I’ve ever truly felt that I really belonged to other than my own family, it’s Job’s Daughters International of Virginia. πŸ’œπŸ‘‘ #JDIVA #Norfolk46 #HonoredQueen #swan #transformation #tbt

YNot Pizza dinner with coworkers a few weeks ago. πŸ• #tbt #ilovemycoworkers

YNot Pizza dinner with coworkers a few weeks ago. πŸ• #tbt #ilovemycoworkers

We were so ready to go back home. It has been an exhausting weekend. 😡 #JDIVA #GrandSession2014 #Norfolk46

We were so ready to go back home. It has been an exhausting weekend. 😡 #JDIVA #GrandSession2014 #Norfolk46

The only TP creation that I was able to document… πŸ˜” #JDIVA #GrandSession2014

The only TP creation that I was able to document… πŸ˜” #JDIVA #GrandSession2014

The older girls of Bethel #46 would love them! #JDIVA #GrandSession2014 #missourdancingroots @shellycantada (at Ferrum College)

And of course, the Filipinos would be the only ones dancing to this song. Except for me. 😜 #JDIVA #GrandSession2014 (at Ferrum College)

My Saturday night, guys! Line dances with 10- to 20-year olds. Don’t worry, I wasn’t a wallflower the entire time. Of course, I had to get my “wobble” on. πŸŽ‰ #JDIVA #GrandSession2014 (at Ferrum College)

Sidewalk Art Competition: sea creatures theme! πŸŒŠπŸ™πŸ³ #JDIVA #GrandSession2014 #Norfolk46 #FrancistheWhale #TheSnackThatSmilesBack #WhoYouCallingPinhead #Weeshnawwww (at Ferrum College)

Sidewalk Art Competition: sea creatures theme! πŸŒŠπŸ™πŸ³ #JDIVA #GrandSession2014 #Norfolk46 #FrancistheWhale #TheSnackThatSmilesBack #WhoYouCallingPinhead #Weeshnawwww (at Ferrum College)

Just a bunch of hooligans. 😝 #JDIVA #GrandSession2014 #Norfolk46 (at Ferrum College)

Just a bunch of hooligans. 😝 #JDIVA #GrandSession2014 #Norfolk46 (at Ferrum College)

The new majority member and the chaperone want to be in the pictures too! Proud of my girls. πŸ˜€πŸŽ€πŸ‘‘ #JDIVA #GrandSession2014 #Norfolk46 #MomAnnieheretoserveyou (at Ferrum College)

The new majority member and the chaperone want to be in the pictures too! Proud of my girls. πŸ˜€πŸŽ€πŸ‘‘ #JDIVA #GrandSession2014 #Norfolk46 #MomAnnieheretoserveyou (at Ferrum College)

My girls all got a station in Grand Bethel this year: Representatives to Maryland and Utah, Page, and Recorder. #JDIVA #GrandSession2014 #Norfolk46 (at Ferrum College)

My girls all got a station in Grand Bethel this year: Representatives to Maryland and Utah, Page, and Recorder. #JDIVA #GrandSession2014 #Norfolk46 (at Ferrum College)

Dress Alike Competition: First Place Almost Alike - Small Bethel - Miscellaneous category! #JDIVA #GrandSession2014 #Norfolk46 #beachtheme (at Ferrum College)

Dress Alike Competition: First Place Almost Alike - Small Bethel - Miscellaneous category! #JDIVA #GrandSession2014 #Norfolk46 #beachtheme (at Ferrum College)

Candids of my girls + Tori after Field Events. #JDIVA #GrandSession2014 #Norfolk46 (at Ferrum College)

Candids of my girls + Tori after Field Events. #JDIVA #GrandSession2014 #Norfolk46 (at Ferrum College)