Current Playlist:

Mm. So, lately, my play list has been following my mood. I don’t know how to really describe this current list. My life is filled with change and possibilities, but I don’t want to forget what got me to this step. So the list is a bit mish-mash.

In high school, music used to be my major escape. I would listen to the radio, to my mp3s, to pandora (before anyone really knew about it) all the time – at all hours. Friends would turn me onto new music, and I’d find the oddest things online to fall in love with. I have never been musically inclined by any means. But gosh darn it, I have always enjoyed listening to it.

I lost that for a few years while I got myself through college (yay me!), through hours of homework and work, and while I allowed myself to follow a path of habit and “safety” and hurt. I’m out of that cycle, and music is back. Both literally and figuratively.

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Merry Christmas :)

So the holidays are definitely upon us, and I have been enjoying family time with tons of board games and card games. (Scrabble, Yahtzee, and Apples to Apples have run rampant in these parts.)

Lately, I’ve been trying to figure out what I want from life. Setting goals for myself concerning my career, finances, friends, and family. The one thing I’ve learned that I can’t control is my love life, but I’m having a hard time letting go. This part of my life has been confusing and distressing for well over a year, and I’m no closer to processing my thoughts or feelings. I feel torn between two opposing ideas.

I have been wishing, praying, and hoping for an answer or guidance. Hopefully the New Year will bring some new insights and knowledge.

Happy Holidays. ❤

Life As I Knew It

Things are changing, slowly but surely, I’m making changes. Those who were bringing me down, or in my eyes, helping keep my mood down, have slowly fluttered out of my life.

The job that was causing me an inordinate amount of stress has been kicked to the curb as well. I wasn’t doing what I loved, it was meant to be a filler, and as a filler, it sucked. It was distracting me from my dreams, and it had to go.

I don’t want to jinx myself, but I’ve been putting out feelers in the world I’d like to populate career-wise. Fingers crossed. Prayers said. Wishes made. Hopefully I’ll hear back from something soon.

Someone special is coming to visit me tonight. I can’t wait! 🙂 I haven’t seen him in just over two weeks. I’m excited.

Weekend of Awesome

This weekend was spent:

At a Halloween costume party!

Reconnecting with someone from my past. He’s awesome.

Really good food from a really awesome restaurant (Blue Dog Cafe = hotspice)

Scrumptious icecream (Maggy Moo’s)

Labyrinth fun!

Stargazing

Two back-to-back date nights of epic proportions. ❤

Happy Halloween, folks!

Little Magical Moment

Today, everyone seemed to have a serious case of the Mondays. Even I was grouchier and mopier than usual. Work was dragging, and nothing was really thrilling me.

This afternoon, a deaf guy came into the store and wanted to pay his bill. At first, I just thought he was like every other customer and couldn’t hear me because I have a soft voice… Quickly frustrated, I raised my voice to greet him again. It finally dawned on me that he couldn’t hear me because he was deaf. Slightly ashamed, I took his information, pulled up his account, and paid his bill. As he was leaving, I thanked him (in sign!) and smiled. He smiled back and thanked me (in sign!) and departed.

He made my day better just by being patient, friendly, and super relaxed. And I’ve been smiling ever since.

(I’ve always wanted to learn sign language… I really only know how to say hi, introduce myself, and say thank you.)

Life…

Well, then… Life certainly swept me off my feet in the last couple of months.

 

Just a brief update:

1. Met a soldier

2. Developed some severe warm fuzzy feelings for said soldier. But he’s back on the other side of the world, and things are starting to shift back into place.

3. I miss my puppy-love.

4. Making care packages for soldiers = lots of fun.

5. Working out with a friend = 1 million times better than alone.

6. Making healthy food habits = more energy in the long run.

7. Having hard time sleeping lately.

8. Looking forward to Halloween! (Confession: My costume is still a CONCEPT. I need to step up my game before it’s too late!)

9. Special K = Best cereal everrrr.

10. Reading Wuthering Heights for Halloween is the best thing I could have done for myself. 🙂

 

But anyway, nothing is going on in the boy front now. Everything’s calm and soothing. My life isn’t going to topsy turvy. I’m kind of enjoying it. I never thought I’d enjoy single life so much. I owe a lot of this to my friends.

I’m trying to develop healthier habits. I tend to forget and step back into bad routines, but so far, I’m 2 weeks strong. My diet consists of a lot of humus, wheat thins, veggies, fruits, water, and a piece of dark chocolate every now and then 😉 My workout routine consists of:  ZUMBA (gloriousness!) ellipticals, track, yoga, arms, abs, and butt toning. haha Being a girl seriously rocks.

I’ll have more in-depth posts coming soon!

❤ and peace

Fais de ta vie un rêve, et d’un rêve, une réalité.

Fais de ta vie un rêve, et d'un rêve, une réalité. -Antoine de Saint Exupéry (Make your life a dream and with a dream make reality.)

I’ve always been a dreamer. Oh my gosh, have I always been a dreamer.

Last fall, I read Le Petit Prince and instantly fell in love. (I’m so in love, I’ll likely read this every night to my children again and again and again.) There’s a quote by de Saint Exupéry that really struck me. “Fais de ta vie un rêve, et d’un rêve, une réalité.” (Make your life a dream and with a dream make reality.) I recently saw it pop up on the notebook doodles and it got me thinking…

My thoughts are filled with dreams. Every day, I think about what I’d like to do, what I wish I could do… I forget that I can make these dreams into reality. I simply need to set goals, small achievable goals. Today, my goal is to sit down, make a list of everything I’d like to accomplish. Then make more lists of how to achieve these with step-by-step.

The world is full of possibilities. Your life is what you choose to make it, so why not sit there and dream and plan. You just got to figure out what steps to take and find the path most suitable for you.

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