Archive for ‘Everything’

January 13, 2012

Change

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.

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December 4, 2011

Weekends are for…

Sleep, the ballet, coffee, long talks, thrifting, gift giving, and movie watching.

 

 

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 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 18, 2011

Sometimes things fall through. Plans change. Life happens. Confusion and disappointment.

Sometimes you’re left in pieces and the only thing you can do is watch your step and carefully clean up the mess.

Then you breathe. You find that pattern, it becomes easier. Just focus on that pattern. Keep going, keep running.

 

It’s like a rainy day, cold and dreary.

Look through the window. See past the drizzle, there’s beauty out there.

 

October 4, 2011

The rest is just sand

My sister posted this on FB, it caught my heart.
When things in your life seem almost too much to handle and 24 hours in a day is not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class with several items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the …students if the jar was full…. They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. Once more they agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked one more time if the jar was full, and the students responded with a unanimous “Yes.”
The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand, the pebbles, and the golf balls. The students laughed.
“Now,” said the professor, as the laughter subsided, “I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things—God, family, children, health, friends, and favorite passions—things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, house, and car. The sand is everything else—the small stuff. The professor continued, “If you put the sand into the jar first, there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you.” “So,” he cautioned, “pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children; take time to get medical checkups; take your partner out to dinner; play another 18 holes. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first—the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.”
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled. “I’m glad you asked.” He elaborated. “It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.”