Wednesday, November 30, 2011

To young and old

pixee poet flickr  [link]
The english language amazes me.

I mean I guess you can do it in any language if you have it mastered, but yesterday in writing seminar I was just shocked. The way that you can change the entire meaning of a sentence by switching around some words, adding some, or taking some away. Not to mention spoken language. Even one inflection can give away the truth behind the words. 

I'm into journaling now. I guess it's because I am not around my close friends anymore and it helps me tap into those deep thoughts that we used to share with each other. Mainly I'm happy that I'm documenting, because I know I would forget eventually. And if I forget, who will be around to remember?

Monday, November 28, 2011

i want the lights on

Had the most lovely weekend ever. I love my family more than my life and seeing them for the break really put things into perspective. But, now I am having difficulty being motivated for school. And here I am writing this post.

Sorry for the lack of pictures, my laptop was stolen so I am in the midst of rebuilding my collection.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

I'm ready to go

Loving the fall weather and dreaming about living in the house above.
And owning this sweater.

Morning time and feeling good

These are my current inspiration photos for the gym and eating every day. I've definitely improved my eating habits since becoming vegan, but I still have a long way to go. And that excites me, because getting better and improving is a great feeling. I may never look like the girls in these photos, but I do think I can exude the same level of confidence and look pretty damn good myself. Time for the gym, what a great morning!

Check out this link for great impulse eating tips.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Feelin the same way all over again

And oh how I'm imagining them....

Waiting for the return of long hair and scaring myself at the prospect of dying my hair that beautiful shade in the above picture.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Don't give your name, you don't have one

Time-lapse of the past [source]
I am amazed at the human mind. We make decisions, sometimes without even realizing, that effect our whole being just by putting us in a certain mood. I feel like just making the smallest change in your attitude can turn around your mood and furthermore your outlook. This may just be taken as becoming a more positive person, but this change can make us learn more, work harder, and become better people.
This revelation came as I was starting the required reading (only two days before school). Reality is Broken, by Jane McGonigal, is all about video games and things I thought didn't apply to me. Now, only one chapter in, I am completely hooked.

I started with a negative attitude having the typical "games are a waste of time and talent" attitude. Then, as I was half reading her first pages, I decided to open my mind and listen to what she was saying. After all, I have the amazing opportunity to meet her during new student orientation. (And anyone who is motivated and educated enough to finish an original book with 350 pages of a new idea is worth meeting and listening to.) And now, I am loving this book. Isn't life amazing?

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Oh hey, Irene.

Well, things have been a little wild in the mix of this hurricane. My entire county is under mandatory evacuation so I'm in the awesome town of Charlottesville, Virginia. Although I'm praying for everyone at home (and our house!), there are some definite upsides to this evacuation. My family is here with me in a hotel and we got to sight see today!

Charlottesville is a beautiful, beautiful town. We visited Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. Unfortunately, we weren't allowed to take pictures inside, but here are some I took of the exterior and grounds surrounding. If I knew history was so interesting, maybe I wouldn't have slept through it for my four years of high school.

Definitely a must visit place. I also love what I picked up in the gift store (they sell everything from furniture to silverware to jewelry to chapstick- all of which I wanted). I purchased lavender soap bars, a few antique looking postcards, and rose powder.

Here is a link to Ralph Lauren's shade of Monticello yellow, inspired by the dining room. The pictures show just one of the amazing rooms.