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January 13, 2012


You’ve all heard the phrases. “I don’t like change.” “Change is inevitable.” “People change.”

I’ve been thinking about these, and other phrases, lately. It’s not that I don’t like change, because I do sometimes. However, I also like the patterns. I like the habitual. The I know what I’m doing and what’s going on. I do like change. I like the seasonal changes. I like new adventures. I like travel & I like meeting new people. I wish to take as many opportunities as I can find and run with them.

But, I like coming back to something I can count on. I appreciate the norm & the support.

Then, I find myself adjusting and finding that new way of life that is natural and comfortable.

By that point, I realize that I’ve changed.

{via Pinterest from here}

December 15, 2011

Luck of the draw.

Since it’s finals week, I thought I’d talk about luck.

Do you have any lucky tricks?


I have a few tricks I whip out on exam days.

For example, it’s all about what you wear. I do have lucky underwear. I am one of those people. Don’t judge me. I also try to wear one of 3 pairs of shoes.

Then we have music.

I listen to either my newest pump up song or one of my favorites to get my mind focused. Usually this one. After that, it’s just about being comfortable. I try to wear leggings or something similar. Uncomfortable jeans are not your friends on test days.

Here are some lucky superstitions if you’re shopping for a new one.

When I used to cheer, I had to stand there before going on stage and silently go through the entire routine. I also wore lucky underwear back then…

You may think superstitions are silly, but it’s more of a mental state. It boosts confidence or how comfortable you feel. Lucky people make their own “luck.” Just read this. Or don’t, it’s kind of long. Read this instead. Anyway, I’m going to continue my superstitious ways whether or not it really helps. It’s routine now, it makes me feel better.

~Always remember, though:

“Chance favors only the prepared mind.”

-Louis Pasteur

Regardless, you’ll probably look like this after exams.

Just make sure you write correctly. Or think about ALOTS.

November 20, 2011

Catch up.

Busy bees around Btown this past week.

Sometimes school, a job, friends, and family can be a lot to juggle.

& then you have those nights with your best friends where you talk about anything and everything.

& those days spent with family where the nephew is so funny.

& the programs that were totally worth all the work.

& the drives where you jam to music.

& late night walks around the square with the christmas lights up.

& free sbux.

& meeting new people and reuniting with old friends.

& finding a new favorite band.

Thankful for everything I have.

What are you thankful for this week?

November 14, 2011

Monday storm

It’s storming here, which is kind of nice.

I was starting to get really stressed out about this week, but then I got back to my room and just sat in the dark and watched the storm.

That is one of the most relaxing things to do.

All it takes is a little perspective to realize that things are definitely not as bad as they may seem.

So just breathe and listen to the rain fall.

November 9, 2011

Don’t let them hold you back

This post was going to be about my new skirt . . .

But it’s more than that.

I bought this skirt this weekend. I  l o v e  it. However, I was nervous to get it. When you buy something out of your comfort zone, it’s just that: slightly uncomfortable. I was worried about what people would think.

Then I did something wonderful: I said “screw i!”. I’m buying it because I love it. Why would it matter if “they” don’t.

I’ve been doing this more and more, embracing my quirks and the things I love, even if it’s not the norm. If it makes me happy, isn’t that enough? I shouldn’t live my life to fit in, to please the whole, to not be judged.

Let’s face it, someone is going to hate things I choose to do, say, wear, or love.

But there will be others that love it too.

So why not go for it?

I am

October 15, 2011

My week

in pictures:

September 5, 2011

Fall, is that you?

Hello loves,

I hope your weekend was full of fun or relaxation.

It officially feels like fall on campus, with the weather today. I love love love it.

Not to mention, this weekend was fabulous.

Good talks over Red Mango. Getting to know new friends better. Fun nights out. Chill nights in. Avoiding homework. Reading wedding blogs. Seeing old friends. Coffee. Leaving cute post-it notes all over someone’s mirror as a surprise. Visiting my aunt’s for Labor Day. Getting to see my family. Little man is getting so big, it’s crazy!

That’s a snippet of my weekend, hope yours was just as fabulous!


& Now that school’s officially starting.. good luck to everyone.

If you’re not in school… well, still enjoy the fall weather!

August 28, 2011

School time!


Inhaling a spoonful of Nesquick while making hot chocolate.

Not remembering someone’s name, only two minutes after you were introduced.

Waking up to people in my room.. when I was asleep.

Changing, then remembering my curtains are open. I’m on the second floor & a lot of people can see in my room.

Losing keys in the mall.. and going to every store to ask for them.

Turning 20, I feel old in a weird way.


Dressing like TMNT for a costume party.

My new staff. Love them.

Meeting residents.

Having my own room!

Sushi for my birthday.

Hot Chocolate & Butter bread.

Seeing friends I haven’t seen since last year.

School starting. (:

Lattes every single day. & the fact that I’m now a Sbux Gold member!

I’m happy. This year is going to be a good one.

March 9, 2011

Follow Directions

After my organic chem test, I realized I’m not so good at following directions during exams. It made me wonder if I tend to look over the “directions” in other aspects of my life. Just something I’m contemplating. Maybe the answers I’m looking for are right in front of me..

..while thinking about all this, I’ve discovered that classical or classical-type music helps me concentrate.

Here’s something I’ve been listening to on repeat.

It is mysterious, yet intriguing. I find it calming and beautiful.

I hope you are all doing better at following directions and finding clarity in your life than me.


March 4, 2011

Major Change

How am I supposed to know what I want to do with the rest of my life, right now. I don’t even know what I want to eat for dinner…

I am currently a Chemistry major, and I would like to switch to Spanish. This is a big leap, I know. Why the change? Well, I love Spanish and hate lab. However, since I think I am going pre-dental, I have to take some chem, biology, and physics courses anyway. So I may minor in Chemistry or look into a BA. Basically, I’m confused.

Can anyone tell me that it’s going to be okay, that I’ll find a job no matter what?

I hope so. I just don’t want to be at a point in my life down the road where I am doing something that makes me unhappy.

Anyone else feel as mixed up as I do about college?