Friday, June 7, 2013

funny what stalking a person can do...

So I had a crush (like, a mega-crush) on a particular dude. I was seriously falling hard. And fast. I was frustrated and annoyed at myself but I couldn't help my attraction. Everything about him was irresistible. His face, his gorgeous blue eyes, his beard, his manliness. Everything. Then I looked at his Facebook profile.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

lazy lazy lazy

There have been some times in my life where it's been really difficult not to get stuck in a rut. I think right now is one of those times. I got sick. A silly little eye infection that turned into a somewhat serious eye infection and a little cold. But it was an excuse to stay in bed! Really, it was the perfect excuse: a great reason to lie there, all day, watching episode after episode of Psych and Drop Dead Diva. I think that it's been good for me. I needed a little break. Though it hasn't been a week on the beach in The Bahamas, it's been a break nonetheless. The problem is, I don't ever want to get up again. Yes. I've watched way too much TV and my diet of Cheez-its and NyQuil will not sustain me long. However, I'm losing motivation to get up. My bed is so comfortable and the dark red curtain over my bedroom window hides from me the truth of daylight. I'll get up eventually, however... There is work to be done and Nutella to be eaten.  Toodle-oo!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Moving day

Moving is kind of sad. I hate saying goodbye to all of my friends and having to leave whatever awesome life I've created. Moving this time has been especially hard because I'm leaving the Wathens who have been my family for a year now. Well, we've always been family. But, living with them has brought us so much closer. Even though moving is sad, it's awesome too. There's something exhilarating about going to a new place where you hardly know anyone and where you get to start all over with everything. So on to the next new adventure!! Hoorah!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Strumming to the beat of my heart

Guys! I found a new love. One of my good friends is an incredible musician and on Friday night he started teaching me some basics on the guitar. He let me borrow his electric guitar for the week and I can't put it down! I'm smack in the middle of finals but all I want to do is play. I practiced for four hours straight yesterday... I think I'm going to need to buy myself a guitar so I can keep practicing all summer! I'm really excited. Learning to the play the guitar has always been one of my goals but I always decided it was too hard. But I'm learning to live my dreams! Hooray for music!

P.S. Happy Monday. Mondays are always hard. Someone should tell you they're happy!

Saturday, April 27, 2013


It's finally warming up in these parts. This past winter has been brutal but the weather is finally getting better. It's time for early morning runs, afternoons by the pool, and evenings spent by the fire. I love summer! It's the best time to go on an adventure! I have soooo many adventures planned for this summer. Do you? I hope so! Everyone deserves (and needs) a healthy adventure every now and then. Happy summer! It's finally here.

If you need ideas for some awesome summer adventures, check out my summer bucket list!

Monday, April 15, 2013

drinkin' away my troubles

Man. You know those days? The ones where everything goes wrong and you feel like screaming, crying, kissing, and and screaming some more? Today is one of those days. I might go crazy with all the ridiculousness happening in my head right now. Thank goodness for good music and for the gospel and for vanilla Coke. I think with the help of those three things, I'll still be alive tomorrow.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

dream big! seriously though... BIG

Okay- something has been bothering me quite a lot lately. As I am a college student, I am surrounded by thousands of nervous young people who are franticly trying to decide what to do about getting married, where to continue school, and what to do for a career. I've heard a lot of garbage amongst these desperate conversations. I've heard things like "I probably won't make it into the program", "he's/she's out of my league", "too much school", and worst of all, "I don't think I'm good enough/smart enough for [fill in boy/girl/major/job here]". Um, excuse me! This has been quite irksome to me. I feel like people these days think too much about the 'practicality' of everything. When deciding what to major in and what they want to do with their lives, people are thinking too much about money and about job outlook (though, those things are extremely important) and they're completely forgetting about the fact that they better enjoy whatever they choose. Because, I'm sorry if this is news to you, you're going to be doing it for the rest of your life buddy. Choose something you love! Do you want to work at a zoo and care for the baby monkeys? Do it. Want to be president of the United States? Do it. Med School? Go for it! If choosing the money-smart career and sitting behind a desk crunching numbers for the rest of your life sounds a tad awful, don't feel guilty. Do what you want to and choose to do something that you love! There's a cheesy quote that I've always loved that goes something like this: "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars". I hope that everyone will loosen up a little bit and just learn to chase their dreams (the big ones).

Monday, March 4, 2013

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle!

People have waited in line for over twelve hours to get a ticket into the midnight showing of Harry Potter (myself included), they've camped outside Apple stores to ensure getting their hands on the newest iPhone, and full-grown men have gotten into fist-fights over the last 72 inch flat-screen TV on Black Friday. All of us have seen sights like these and most of us have been a part of them at one time or another. Let's all try and transfer some of that crazed enthusiasm, or at least the worry that our desired products are going to run out , to more important and more useful things.What if we were that passionate about making sure we had our fair share of clean air to breathe every day? Or if we got that excited about making sure we had the hottest new tree planted in our yards every spring instead of keeping up on the hottest clothing styles? What if people got in fist-fights (though, we should avoid fist-fights all together) over trying to be the first to recycle their soda pop cans rather than over the new Batman DVD or Wii console at Wal-mart? Think of the change that could take place! 

For those who are overwhelmed by the task of recycling or don't know where to begin, here are some small steps you can take now to start making your home and your lifestyle green!
  1. Use an inexpensive and reusable water bottle instead of buying disposable ones. I like this one. Maybe consider a reusable morning coffee cup. Also, watch this short video called The Story of a Water Bottle.
  2. Stop using the plastic bags from the grocery store. Order reusable bags or even make your own from recycled t-shirts!
  3. Look for "made from recycled materials" on all the products that you regularly buy (i.e. tissues, paper towels, and clothing)
  4. Change your light bulbs to CFLs which are more energy efficient. 
  5. Hang-dry your laundry.
  6. Use cloth napkins, cloths, and towels instead of paper.
  7. Save all junk-mail and newspapers in a plastic bin and make a weekly or monthly run to your local recycling center. You can find one here.
  8. Turn off the lights! Only use lights when you need them and always remember to flip them off when you leave a room.
  9. When washing your hands/face or brushing your teeth, turn the water off while you do the scrubbing and then turn it back on just to rinse. 
  10. Whenever you can, walk or ride your bike. If driving is necessary, try to carpool and combine all of your errands into one trip. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


If you've ever looked around at the world around us and wished that you could change something but doubted your ability to truly make a difference, you should watch this video. It will give you a complete change of perspective. 

Thursday, January 24, 2013


"I believe that the more time we spend choosing to run the deep inner peace circuitry of our right hemispheres, the more peace we will project into the world and the more peaceful our planet will be. And I thought that was an idea worth spreading."

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Beauty spot

Last week I heard an extremely beautiful little girl complaining about an adorable little mole on her cheek. I piped in and said that I thought it was beautiful but she disagreed. She said she could never be pretty because of her mole and that 'no pretty girls have moles'. I told her that someday I would prove to her that she was wrong. Today is that day.

Exhibit A- Mandy Moore
Exhibit B- Marilyn Monroe
Exhibit C- Eva Mendes

Friday, January 4, 2013

There was a point where I had to decide between two things: to either crawl into bed and to never come out, hiding behind my sadness and my fear or to just hit the ground running and do whatever I could to make life better. I decided to keep going running, head first, into the storm because I know that it can't rain forever. I just need to remind myself of that every morning... Here's to a happy New Year!!!

Just tryin' to keep this smile on my face!