Sunday, November 28, 2010

thanksgiving.


As you all know, Thursday was Thanksgiving.  Besides being a time to stuff our faces and spend time with family, it is a time to really think about what you are thankful for in your own life.  As cliche and typical it is, I am most thankful for my family and friends, or just all the people in my life.  My dad has taught me so much about life and how to live it.  He has also taught me how to be a stronger and better person.  For him, I am thankful.  My mom has always been there for me and puts up with me when I am at my best and at my worst.  No matter what, she puts my family and me before herself and does everything she can to help us.  She has listened to me rant on and on about trivial things, while she has much more important things to think about.  She has given me good advice and taught me how to be the best person I could be.  So for her, I am thankful.  My friends have always been there for me no matter what.  They challenge me to be the best person I can be in situations where I want to give up or take the easy route.  They are always so much fun and I know I can completely be myself around them.  Like my mom, they listen to me vent even if what I'm saying doesn't matter and/or doesn't make sense.  They support me and pick me up on days when I'm feeling down.  For all of them I am thankful.  Lastly, I am even thankful for the "friends" who have been less than good to me.  By not always being there for me or not treating me the way I should be treated, they taught me about life and about myself.  Without those experiences, I would not be the same person.  They taught me how not to treat people and how to really appreciate my true friends.  So for them I am thankful.  


i'm embarrassing.




(the reason for it being uploaded on youtube is 3:27 on)

Yes, I used to be obsessed with American Idol, especially that season (woot woot Jason Castro).

got to be true to myself.

byeeee buddy, hope you find your dad.

video

my friends and I are normal.


Monday, November 15, 2010

i'm on the pursuit of happiness.

“To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy... is to set our own conditions to the events of each day. To do this is to condition circumstances instead of being conditioned by them.”
I admit that I have trouble doing this. It is challenging for me to be able to control my emotions and just focus on what makes me happy and what will make my life the most positive. I tend to have expectations for people that will inevitably make me disappointed, but I can't find a way to control that. This quote describes how I ideally want to look at the world, and how I want to live life. At the moment at least, I tend to keep focusing on the aspects of my life that just get me upset and sad, which just makes me more upset and sadder. I need to change that. It's important to "look back on only what makes you smile" and to not dwell on the past. Don't forget the lessons you've learned through the mistakes in the past, but don't dwell on what you could've done differently. Don't regret anything you've done, you did it for a reason and it will lead you to the person you need to become.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

“the more that you read, the more things you will know. the more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”













When I was little, I LOVED reading. I was constantly reading a book, even at school when I was supposed to be doing other assignments. I ran into my fourth grade teacher the other day and she asked me if I still loved reading as much as I used to. It made me realize that I never read like I used to anymore. My goal from now on is to start reading again for fun and not just for school. And to actually make time for it. Because in life, it's what you don't do that you regret, not what you do. And who wants to go through life just going through the motions and skipping out on what they really enjoy?
If anyone has any good books to recommend, definitely comment on this!

Friday, November 5, 2010

just do it.


How much would you regret not doing if today was your last day?

"if you don't challenge yourself, you have not lived."














you only got 86,400 seconds in a day to turn it all around before you throw it all away.


you're beautiful, no matter what they say.


























A friend told me about this the other day.. It is so inspiring. It really shows the true statement that everyone is beautiful. Our beauty comes more from our inside than it does on our outside appearance. Too many girls (like they said), including me sometimes, get caught up in the number on the scale and not just how they feel and if they are healthy. My goal from now on, and it should be everyone's goal, is to simply be healthy. That does not mean I'm never going to eat a cookie again, but it means that I am going to be conscious about what I eat, but not obsessive. We are all beautiful in our own ways; we just have to have the confidence to see it. I'm definitely going to take part in Operation Beautiful.



CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE: http://www.operationbeautiful.com/




Oh her eyes, her eyes
Make the stars look like they're not shining
Her hair, her hair
Falls perfectly without her trying

She's so beautiful
And I tell her every day
Yeah I know, I know
When I compliment her
She wont believe meAnd its so, its so
Sad to think she don't see what I see

But every time she asks me do I look okay
I say

When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change
Cause you're amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile,
The whole world stops and stares for awhile
Cause girl you're amazing
Just the way you are

Her nails, her nails
I could kiss them all day if she'd let me
Her laugh, her laugh
She hates but I think its so sexy

She's so beautiful
And I tell her every day

Oh you know, you know, you know
Id never ask you to changeIf perfect is what you're searching for
Then just stay the same
So don't even bother asking
If you look okay
You know I say

When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change
Cause you're amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile,
The whole world stops and stares for awhile
Cause girl you're amazing
Just the way you are

The way you are
The way you are
Girl you're amazing
Just the way you are

When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change
Cause you're amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile,
The whole world stops and stares for awhile
Cause girl you're amazing
Just the way you are