Sunday, January 30, 2011

i don't want to be anything other than what i've been trying to be lately.

Yes, losing your heart`s desire is tragic. But gaining your heart's desire? That`s all you can hope for. This year I wished for love... to immerse myself in someone else and to wake a heart long afraid to feel. My wish was granted. And if having that is tragic, then give me that tragedy. Because I wouldn`t give it back for the world.

'Cause you know what? Tragedies happen. What are you gonna do, give up? Quit? No, I realize now that when your heart breaks, you got to fight like hell to make sure your still alive. Because you are. And that pain you feel? That's life. The confusion and fear? That's there to remind you, that somewhere out there is something better, and that something is worth fighting for.

Because sometimes you have to step outside of the person you've been and remember the person you were meant to be. The person you wanted to be. The person you are.

Happiness comes in many forms -- in the company of good friends, in the feeling you get when you make someone else's dream come true, or in the promise of hope renewed. It's okay to let yourself be happy because you never know how fleeting that happiness might be.

Most people are stronger than they know. They just forget to believe in it sometimes.

The important thing is not to be bitter over life's disappointments. Learn to let go of the past, and recognize that every day won't be sunny. And when you find yourself lost in the darkness of despair, remember, it's only in the black of night that you see the stars, and those stars lead you back home.

Have you ever wondered what marks our time here? If one life can really make an impact on the world? Or if the choices we make matter? I believe they do. And I believe that one man can change many lives... for better or worse!

(all quotes from one tree hill aka my new obsession)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

60 ways to make life simple again.

1.Don’t try to read other people’s minds. Don’t make other people try to read yours. Communicate.

2.Be polite, but don’t try to be friends with everyone around you. Instead, spend time nurturing your relationships with the people who matter most to you.

3.Your health is your life, keep up with it. Get an annual physical check-up.

4.Live below your means. Don’t buy stuff you don’t need. Always sleep on big purchases. Create a budget and savings plan and stick to both of them.

5.Get enough sleep every night. An exhausted mind is rarely productive.

6. Get up 30 minutes earlier so you don’t have to rush around like a mad man. That 30 minutes will help you avoid speeding tickets, tardiness, and other unnecessary headaches.

7.Get off your high horse, talk it out, shake hands or hug, and move on.

8.Don’t waste your time on jealously. The only person you’re competing against is yourself.

9.Surround yourself with people who fill your gaps. Let them do the stuff they’re better at so you can do the stuff you’re better at.

10.Organize your living space and working space. Read David Allen’s book Getting Things Done for some practical organizational guidance.

11.Get rid of stuff you don’t use.

12.Ask someone if you aren’t sure.

13.Spend a little time now learning a time-saving trick or shortcut that you can use over and over again in the future.

14.Don’t try to please everyone. Just do what you know is right.

15.Don’t drink alcohol or consume recreational drugs when you’re mad or sad. Take a jog instead.

16.Be sure to pay your bills on time.

17.Fill up your gas tank on the way home, not in the morning when you’re in a hurry.

18.Use technology to automate tasks.

19.Handle important two-minute tasks immediately.

20.Relocate closer to your place of employment.

21.Don’t steal.

22.Always be honest with yourself and others.

23.Say “I love you” to your loved ones as often as possible.

24.Single-task. Do one thing at a time and give it all you got.

25.Finish one project before you start another.

26.Be yourself.

27.When traveling, pack light. Don’t bring it unless you absolutely must.

28.Clean up after yourself. Don’t put it off until later.

29.Learn to cook, and cook.

30.Make a weekly (healthy) menu, and shop for only the items you need.

31.Consider buying and cooking food in bulk. If you make a large portion of something on Sunday, you can eat leftovers several times during the week without spending more time cooking.

32.Stay out of other people’s drama. And don’t needlessly create your own.

33.Buy things with cash.

34.Maintain your car, home, and other personal belongings you rely on.

35.Smile often, even to complete strangers.

36.If you hate doing it, stop it.

37.Treat everyone with the same level of respect you would give to your grandfather and the same level of patience you would have with your baby brother.

38.Apologize when you should.

39.Write things down.

40.Be curious. Don’t be scared to learn something new.

41.Explore new ideas and opportunities often.

42.Don’t be shy. Network with people. Meet new people.

43.Don’t worry too much about what other people think about you.

44.Spend time with nice people who are smart, driven, and likeminded.

45.Don’t text and drive. Don’t drink and drive.

46.Drink water when you’re thirsty.

47.Don’t eat when you’re bored. Eat when you’re hungry.

48.Exercise every day. Simply take a long, relaxing walk or commit 30 minutes to an at-home exercise program like the P90X workout.

49.Let go of things you can’t change. Concentrate on things you can.

50.Find hard work you actually enjoy doing.

51.Realize that the harder you work, the luckier you will become.

52.Follow your heart. Don’t waste your life fulfilling someone else’s dreams and desires.

53.Set priorities for yourself and act accordingly.

54.Take it slow and add up all your small victories.

55.However good or bad a situation is now, it will change. Accept this simple fact.

56.Excel at what you do. Otherwise you’ll just frustrate yourself.

57.Mature, but don’t grow up too fast.

58.Realize that you’re never quite as right as you think you are.

59.Build something or do something that makes you proud.

60.Make mistakes, learn from them, laugh about them, and move along.

Monday, January 17, 2011

i've learned.

I've learned that you cannot make someone love you.
All you can do is be someone who can be loved.
The rest is up to them.
I've learned that no matter how much I care,
some people just don't care back.
And it's not the end of the world.
I've learned that it takes years to build up trust,
and only seconds to destroy it.
I've learned that it's not what you have in your life,
but who you have in your life that counts.
I've learned that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes.
After that, you'd better know something.

I've learned that you shouldn't compare yourself
to the best others can do,
but to the best you can do.
I've learned that it's not what happens to people,
It's what they do about it.
I've learned that no matter how thin you slice it,
there are always two sides.
I've learned that you should always leave loved ones with loving words.
It may be the last time you see them.
I've learned that you can keep going
long after you think you can't.

I've learned that heroes are the people who do what has to be done
When it needs to be done
regardless of the consequences.
I've learned that there are people who love you dearly,
but just don't know how to show it.
I've learned that sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry,
but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.
I've learned that true friendship continues to grow even over the longest distance.
Same goes for true love.
I've learned that just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to
doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.

I've learned that no matter how good a friend is,
they're going to hurt you every once in a while
and you must forgive them for that.
I've learned that it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others.
Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.
I've learned that no matter how bad your heart is broken,
the world doesn't stop for your grief.
I've learned that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are,
but we are responsible for who we become.
I've learned that just because two people argue, it doesn't mean that they don't love each other.
And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.

I've learned that sometimes you have to put the individual
ahead of their actions.
I've learned that two people can look at the exact same thing
and see something totally different.
I've learned that no matter the consequences,
those who are honest with themselves get farther in life.
I've learned that your life can be changed in a matter of hours
by people who don't even know you.
I've learned that even when you think you have no more to give,
when a friend cries out to you,
you will find the strength to help.

I've learned that writing,
as well as talking,
can ease emotional pains.
I've learned that the people you care most about in life
are taken from you too soon.
I've learned that it's hard to determine where to draw the line between being nice
and not hurting people's feelings and standing up for what you believe.
I've learned to love
and be loved.
I've learned...

- Omer B. Washington

Monday, January 10, 2011

myeloma mondays.

My mom reads this blog, and every monday they share someone's story of having Multiple Myeloma. My mom entered in information about my dad and family, and they picked it to post this week! Check it out!

don't worry about a thing.

"the trouble is, if you don't risk everything, you risk even more."

Life is too short to hold back from doing something that could potentially lead you great places. Go out and do something reckless and risky- tell the guy you like how you feel, show people how much they mean to you, reach out to those who may not want to be reached out to; be the best person you can and do what you want without looking back. Don't waste time with those who are not worth it- you don't want to look back at those times and wish they were spent with someone else. Live every second to the fullest potential and don't let the little things get you down. Go out and live the life you've imagined and deserve. Dream it, do it. We all have the potential to be great and successful- make it happen.

"For every minute you're angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness."

california, here we come.

so obsessed.

this is actual teen angst.

shout out to my fave blogger evaaaa!

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