Monday, November 28, 2011

Stop and smell the flowers

"cus' I'm on my way to Tennessee, singing Georgia on my mind"

I'm in a good place.  I'm looking forward to my future.  Take time and trust God.  I keep saying that.  I feel like I just need to start letting things go and having a little more faith that things will work themselves out and I only have so much control.

Learning to love my life again.  There is beauty in everyday, sometimes you just have to stop and enjoy it.

"My kind of crazy"

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Lead your life so that...

"avoidance isn't healthy, self-control is healthy" - the wise words of Chelsea

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

True colors

I absolutely LOVE being home with some of my favorite people.  It's so refreshing to be surrounded by people who love you and who you love back.  I wish I had more of these types of people in my life on a daily basis.  It's nice to be around happy people too.  It's amazing how a little positivity can change your outlook on things.

I have so much to be thankful for :)  God bless food, friends, and family!

Thursday, November 17, 2011


"Behold the turtle.  He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out." - James Conant

"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results."
- William Nelson

I've never considered myself a somber, depressed person.  But right now, it's been a struggle.  I keep trying to convince myself it's a rough patch, but it keeps seeming to get more painful.  I'm so excited it's finally Thanksgiving break.  I hoping going home will give me the renewal I need and completely refresh my mind and spirit.  My lack of inspiration is frustrating me.

Positivity and healthy friendships!  Come on back!  I'm ready for ya :)

Always a personal favorite - Keep it Positive

Monday, November 14, 2011


I need to go home.  Enough.  Exhausted physically, mentally, and especially emotionally.  Time to conquer my fears and take control of my life instead of it controlling me.  Happiness is my decision and completely obtainable.  I just have to seek it for myself!  It's Senior year, it's my turn to make my life the way I want it.

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
- E. B. White

Those who won our independence... valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.
- Louis D. Brandeis

As I go through all kinds of feelings and experiences in my journey through life -- delight, surprise, chagrin, dismay -- I hold this question as a guiding light: "What do I really need right now to be happy?" What I come to over and over again is that only qualities as vast and deep as love, connection and kindness will really make me happy in any sort of enduring way.
- Sharon Salzberg

What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful.
- Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

It doesn't matter how long we may have been stuck in a sense of our limitations. If we go into a darkened room and turn on the light, it doesn't matter if the room has been dark for a day, a week, or ten thousand years -- we turn on the light and it is illuminated. Once we control our capacity for love and happiness, the light has been turned on.
- Sharon Salzberg

No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.
- Barbara de Angelis

Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health.
- Julia Child

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Get a grip! Now hold on tight...

Officially lost it.  I need a breather.  Puerto Rico winter break, where are you?!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Grad School? Check!

Well, my backup plan is set!  Last week I was officially accepted to the Virginia Tech Biomedical and Veterinary Science Graduate Program.  So if I don't get into vet school this year, grad school is a go!  Woohooo.  I'm still keeping my fingers crossed though ;)

"Keep calm and carry on"