Monday, October 18, 2010

Good Girlfriends are hard to come by...

Looking over my life as it sits currently, I am in good shape. Excellent shape actually. I have a job, working on grad school apps, family and wonderful boyfriend. I, however, feel as though I am lacking a good girl friend to call on. I know this is due completely to me not putting myself out into the world. I have two of the best girl friends but one is in Atlanta and the other in AZ (Which I really must call them more frequently). Finding a good friend is not something that you can push and force it has to come in to your life like magic. I know all I need to do is to start doing something out of my comfort zone once a week and that will help. Must do that starting as soon as possible.

On another, less random and rambling note, Jesse and I started a Etsy page. It has 5 photographs available and I hope it gets a good response. Until next time...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Art of Staying Busy- Part II

First of all, I would like to start off by sharing a thought that I had today while browsing fb.
Why is it that some people's life seems more glamourous and jet-setting then your own? I read different peoples blogs and ponder why their day to day activites are more exciting then mine. And then surprisingly it sheds a new light on my own life and makes me feel like mine is pretty exciting as well just in a completely different way.

Now back to title of my blog, though I suppose the first comment could be considered staying busy. My main focus of late has been the GRE. I am in week 3 of my 6 week preparation. I plan to take it at the end of July. I can not wait until it is behind me. That is my main focus because I am learning that I get nothing done if I try to tackle more then one large goal at a time. The GRE is just one piece of a larger goal to go back to school for my Masters in Architecture. I am so excited and really can not wait to start the program but have so much work to accomplish before then. All will be said and done by Janurary and it will be up to UW or UO to accept me and decide my fate.

Blog to hopefully continue on a more regular basis (I am going to use it to work on my writing for the GRE of course!)

next time possibly about my new home with pictures...

Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Art of Staying Busy- Part 1

When your dreams have been placed on hold, what does one do? Get a new dream or do whatever you can to hold on to the current dream and hold on tight...

I am trying to do the later. In real life, it takes a lot of patience and a lot of distractions.
One day at a time, one task at a time. Focusing on what you can control and trying really hard to mix in things that make you happy along the way. With that, it is a fine balance to not be over indulgent. To do tasks that help you and make you feel better at the same time.

Life is a very tricky series of events. A person never knows what is around the bend and I suppose that simple fact is what keeps the bulk of us going.

There are so many things in this world that inspire us to continue on our journey. We all long to be strong and not let some of these things knock us down. However, being strong also involves knowing when to be down and out if only for a short period of time because in doing that it makes us even stronger.

Staying Busy is key when you feel stuck. It keeps you moving forward and keeps you experiencing new things that could enable you to become unstuck. As long as you continue to learn and grow from your experiences they are not wasteful.

The most important thing I have learned of late is that you should never let someone change you. It may seem simple and easy but a person can do this without you even realizing it. It can happen slowly and subtly. Take pride in yourself and how far you have come and continue to realize why you are the way you are and why you love being that way so much.

This is the first installment of the The Art of Staying Busy, stayed tuned for the products of my labor to stay busy.