Sunday, February 28, 2010

Weekend = Success



Description: playing pool, hot tubbing, good conversation, power outage, partyyy, Harry Potter, scrapbook shopping, family dinner.

I normally don't post about my personal life [aka weekend shenanigans, adventures, etc] but for tonight, why not.

Obviously, there was a lovely assortment of adventures had this weekend, all of which made me realize [yet again] how much I enjoy the people God has placed in my life. I could go on and on about the various events of the weekend but I suppose the best way to sum it all up would be with this song:

After Hours

This door is always open,
This door is always open,
No one has the guts to shut us out.
But if we have to go now,
I guess there’s always hope that,
Some place will be serving after hours.

This night is winding down but
Time means nothing,
As always at this hour
Time means nothing,
One final final round cause
Time means nothing,
Say that you’ll stay

We’re all right where we’re supposed to be,
We're all right where we're supposed to be
Time means nothing...

[We Are Scientists]


My friends are the shiz. My family is wonderful. Life is [at present] totally good :]

And now I reluctantly close this blog, and pull my blankets around me, and close my eyes preparing for the craziness of Monday. And mid-terms. And projects. And essays.

Can you say March Madness, anyone?

Cheers to this weekend though :D

<3

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

so...

I can't tell whether I'm running away from my problems or if they are dissipating with time.

Let's hope it's the latter.

Because lately, it feels like they are resurrecting themselves. And I can't deal with that this semester.

Luckily, I'm so busy that I don't have time to think about them and they so far have dealt with and fixed themselves.

But does that mean I'm running away from my problems, or are they going away?

And so another thought circle begins.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Oh boy.



This weekend:

-Disneyland-work-movie night(s)-fro yo-Seaside-Michael Jackson-friends-laughter-Dennys-

All cumulating into an intense void where my motivation used to reside.

I love weekends like these. They're relaxing and fun, spent with the people I like the most. Sunshine & rain, nights out and nights in, deep conversations, hysterical laughter, and whatever else fitting in between. That would be the definition of a weekend well spent.

But that only makes facing a new week harder.

Projects, classes, exams, essays, work, responsibilities in general... not down.

It's all part of life, yeah I know you don't have to tell me.

But I just have to say, you can measure a good weekend by the unwillingness you feel about facing blah boring Monday.

On the bright side... The Bachelor & My Life As Liz are also coming up tomorrow night :D

<3

Saturday, February 20, 2010

A thought.

You know those moments where you're laughing so hard your stomach hurts and tears form in your eyes?

It's one of the best things about life.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

[Happy] Singles Awareness Day


So. Valentine's Day aka S.A.D.

The day when couples cuddle together in warmth and love. The day when singles all over America sulk by their lonesome selves, thinking various statements along the lines of "F*** my life" until the holiday is over and life resumes in a rational manner.

But despite the overdose of bubbly-ness and bitterness this holiday douses us with, I will honestly proclaim I'm okay with being single on V-day. More than okay. Happy, even.

I've never had beef with Valentine's Day. I haven't had an exceptional one, nor have I been in a relationship during this time of year but this day has always been fun, usually a better day than the rest of the week.

You would think this year would be the year for me to sulk on the 14th, what with most of my close friends in relationships, and my romantic prospects so dry and empty the Sahara desert seems like a rainforest, but I'm actually looking forward to the day.

I've come to the conclusion that having a boyfriend isn't going to fill my needs. I mean, it will, for a little smidgen of time, but Jesus has to be my first love. He's the only one that's going to come through with His promises. And until I get my relationship with Him sorted out I really can't focus on anyone else :p

I want to be so in love with Jesus that the boyfriend will only be the icing on the cake.

I don't know why it's taken me 19 years to come to this realization, but hallelujah here I am.

I have great friends and family I adore spending time with, and I'm just working on juggling a job, 18 units, applying for scholarships and internships, and maintaining a decent weight.

So on this Valentine's Day, I gladly wish all the couples out there a "happy V-day" and I can't wait until I have someone to spend it with. But I am utterly content with watching The Shining (eeek) with two of my lovely lady friends, eating Sees candies and enjoying my favorite day of the week: SUNDAY!

All this to say, S.A.D. shouldn't be sad. It should be happy!

And I really, genuinely, am happy :)

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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Book of Life


Everyone is familiar with the "your life is like a book" analogy. I enjoy comparing my life to a book, because it narrows the chaos of it into chapters, calming the madness enough to reflect upon it. Each season (whether it be fall, summer, a hard time, a relationship, etc.) reads like a chapter. You read a page, you laugh, cry, or smile as the occasion sees fit, and then you move on. That is the way a book of life should be.

Stagnation is not an option here.

For the past 4 months I stared at the same page. Over, and over, and over. The same story, never changing.

It was time to flip the page.

The story needed to progress, for my thought processes, character developments, and experiences were all the same.

Now I've started a new chapter.

Like any book, this chapter might be more boring than the last, or it might be more exciting, more life changing, or simply more intriguing. I'll just have to keep reading--living--to find out.

One thing I know is this: God is the author of this book, and He will NEVER write a chapter of it without a purpose.

So no matter what this new chapter holds, I will read it eagerly, looking to see where this particular plot line will take me :)

And obviously, I will write about each twist and turn on this blog!

Ciao loves, & have a wonderful Superbowl Sunday.

GO SAINTS!!!

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