Perseverance

Annie. 23 years young. Virginia.
ECPI University, c/o 2014 (hopefully)!
Aspiring web designer/developer.
My heart belongs to a USN sailor. ♥
My favorite picture of the night: me having issues with the gum that I tried to stick to my cup, but it got stuck on my finger instead. Just put simply, of course I wasn’t ready! 😟😄📷🍺 #alwayscausingproblems #whatismylife #fail #monumentour (at Farm Bureau Live Virginia Beach Amphitheater)

My favorite picture of the night: me having issues with the gum that I tried to stick to my cup, but it got stuck on my finger instead. Just put simply, of course I wasn’t ready! 😟😄📷🍺 #alwayscausingproblems #whatismylife #fail #monumentour (at Farm Bureau Live Virginia Beach Amphitheater)

Definitely couldn’t stay away from the merch. After getting two shirts from Hot Topic, I just had to get my hands on another one. #bandmerch @paramore @yelyahwilliams

Definitely couldn’t stay away from the merch. After getting two shirts from Hot Topic, I just had to get my hands on another one. #bandmerch @paramore @yelyahwilliams

Last night was the reaffirmation of my woman crush on @yelyahwilliams of @paramore. She’s an adorable human being with an amazing voice, and I love her to death! #wcw #repost #monumentour

Last night was the reaffirmation of my woman crush on @yelyahwilliams of @paramore. She’s an adorable human being with an amazing voice, and I love her to death! #wcw #repost #monumentour

#Monumentour #FallOutBoy Top: a sea of cell phone lights. Bottom: Pete Wentz rilin’ up the crowd. (at Farm Bureau Live Virginia Beach Amphitheater)

#Monumentour #FallOutBoy Top: a sea of cell phone lights. Bottom: Pete Wentz rilin’ up the crowd. (at Farm Bureau Live Virginia Beach Amphitheater)

Sang every song. 💛 #Monumentour #Paramore #HayleyWilliams (at Farm Bureau Live Virginia Beach Amphitheater)

Sang every song. 💛 #Monumentour #Paramore #HayleyWilliams (at Farm Bureau Live Virginia Beach Amphitheater)

Monumentour: Fall Out Boy with Paramore and New Politics last night. 🎸🎤🍺 (at Farm Bureau Live Virginia Beach Amphitheater)

Monumentour: Fall Out Boy with Paramore and New Politics last night. 🎸🎤🍺 (at Farm Bureau Live Virginia Beach Amphitheater)

Selfie time with my parents on the Spirit of Norfolk! 👪📷🚢 #SpiritofNorfolk (at Spirit Of Norfolk Cruise)

Selfie time with my parents on the Spirit of Norfolk! 👪📷🚢 #SpiritofNorfolk (at Spirit Of Norfolk Cruise)

Walking through the empty Waterside Mall while waiting for 12:30 to board the Spirit of Norfolk. #thewaitinggame (at Waterside)

Had Korean food for the first time last night with some friends. Let me tell you, I think I could eat this every day for the rest of my life. 😋🎎🍲🍶 #ricebowl #yogurtsoju #omnomnom  (at Asahi Restaurant - Korean Cuisine)

Had Korean food for the first time last night with some friends. Let me tell you, I think I could eat this every day for the rest of my life. 😋🎎🍲🍶 #ricebowl #yogurtsoju #omnomnom (at Asahi Restaurant - Korean Cuisine)

So I spent a Friday night at a country bar. Not my typical venue, but I had a good time! #unexpectedgoodtimes @chris_and_nicki @ashley.nicole24 @caramurphyy427 (at Eagles Nest Rockin Country Bar)

I got another busy day ahead of me, but these busy days don’t keep me from realizing what every 23rd day of every month is. Happy 19 months, sweetie. 💑 #nook #collegedays #busybee #anniversary #longdistancerelationship (at ECPI University)

I got another busy day ahead of me, but these busy days don’t keep me from realizing what every 23rd day of every month is. Happy 19 months, sweetie. 💑 #nook #collegedays #busybee #anniversary #longdistancerelationship (at ECPI University)

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. 🎸💙 #CNBLUE #씨엔블루 #シーエヌブルー #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. 🎸💙 #CNBLUE #씨엔블루 #シーエヌブルー #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. 💜👑 #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. 💜👑 #JDIVA #Norfolk46 #HonoredQueen #swan #transformation #tbt

YNot Pizza dinner with coworkers a few weeks ago. 🍕 #tbt #ilovemycoworkers

YNot Pizza dinner with coworkers a few weeks ago. 🍕 #tbt #ilovemycoworkers