Tuesday, April 29, 2014

i try, i really do.

i try to be the best person i can be. really, i do.
i try to leave tips in the tip jar.
i make a conscious effort to drink more tap water instead of grabbing another bottle of water out of the refrigerator.
my room is sometimes always clean. sometimes, people. sometimes.
i always try and hold the door open for the person behind me.
i've made sure to turn the water off and not let it run while i'm brushing and flossing my teeth.
i smile even at someone who is scowling.
i take off my makeup every night and wash my face every day.
i try to eat more fruits and veggies and when i get mad at other drivers on the road, i seriously try to not cuss out loud or say mean things in my head. no matter how badly i want to.
these things may be so little but they are the ones that feel like i'm making progress in my life.

so when i eat that extra piece of chocolate or throw that shirt i didn't have the three seconds to spare and hang up, onto the floor, i should give myself a little break. right?

Monday, April 28, 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014

sunday edit #1

i am starting something new this week to push me to try reaching a goal. every sunday, i will post a "sunday edit" which will be about a book i am reading and what i think about it. i want to start reading more and i am hoping this pushes me to find the time. I'm putting this out for you all to see, so you have to keep me accountable!

for the last year or so, i have been contemplating on starting either The Fault in Our Stars or Divergent. everyone i talked to said The Fault in Our Stars would make me sad and cry uncontrollably. because of a lot of things i was going through last year, i wasn't sure if it was a good time to start a book like that. as for divergent, i wasn't sure how i felt about it. i'm not much into books with this kind of content in it. twilight is about as far as i go, and yes, i was a huge fan!

so last week, i found an awesome deal for BOTH of these books. i took it as a sign and ordered them and was way too excited to get them in the mail.

with a lot of feedback, i decided to start The Fault in Our Stars first. a few friends pointed out that i would probably want to stay in the divergent world and not break it up by reading the other book. so that is why i started it.

so far, i love it. the whit and strength in the characters, even in the first chapter, is unbelievable. the cancer they are going through is intense and makes me thankful {which sounds bizarre} for the type i had which was easy to remove, caught early.

i haven't gotten to the second half of the book where i was promised i would need a box of tissues for the rest. but i am sure i will be blogging about it with tears in my eyes as i type my words.

i have a week to read it! you have to hold me to it.
have a wonderful week everyone! enjoy your sunday.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

we still don't know how we did it.

i have a whole new appreciation for adrenaline rushes. and i know my friend, jenn, does too. previously mentioned, she just moved into the most perfect apartment. she's been getting settled in and i've been having so much fun helping when needed.

whether it's handing her a screwdriver, helping translate assembly instructions, or carrying a 100 lb wooden dining room table across a building outside, down three halls and up two flights of stairs, it's been a fun adventure.

yes, i said 100 lb dining room table. trying to save money, nothing is better than a bargain. and you can't get better than free. we were pulling into her complex one rainy, cold night and we saw this beautiful wooden table on the lawn. we parked and hopped out to check it out. after measuring it and going over the pros and cons of it, she decided to take it. we dropped stuff in her apartment and tried to think of the easiest way to get it inside and upstairs. we pulled our coats close to our bodies and ran out in the rain, grabbed the table and carried it halfway down the building, outside and through the large doors. we decided against the elevator because that would have taken way too long to figure out how to fit it inside. so we did the only other thing we could: carry it up two flights of stairs.

somewhere in between the initial run outside, and grabbing my end of the table, my adrenaline kicked in and Jenn says the same thing. oh. my. gosh. that thing was heavy. but somehow, twenty minutes later, we got it up.

it's never a dull moment with my jennifred.

after drying it off and wiping all the cobwebs off, we cleaned the table and set it in the right spot. we were feeling pretty bad ass and strong so what else are we going to do? juice. she had just bought a juicer from a friend and we were so excited {possibly more than normal} to try it out. we used apples, lemons and grapes and it turned out really well! i can't wait to juice some more.

i smile and giggle whenever i think about that night. and i also get mad that we didn't think to take a video of us doing that because NO ONE believes we did it.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

one wild and precious life

i've been thinking a lot lately about how we treat our lives. we only have one life. one. and most of the time we treat it one or the other. precious, or wild. we protect ourselves and realize the importance of this time we have. or wild where we don't care and live freely. freely to the point where we waste our lives away. but why can't we have both? why can't we have a wild and precious life.

my friend, Jenn, is the best person that this saying describes. and i may have bought her this Printed Palette sign for her  new apartment. because it is just too perfect for her. but i admire her outlook on life so very much. she takes every day and understands the importance of that day and makes the most out of it. she looks for the little things that make her happy. i like to think i am, too, like that and is why we are such good friends. but i sometimes take this life for granted. but you also don't want to get too caught up in the worry you are going to miss out on something. you just have to live it. to the best of your ability. and yeah, we mess up. but that is the {odd} beauty of how things work. you mess up, you learn from it. i had this period in my life where i tried hard to protect myself from the outside. and i knew it was because i was afraid. but what ended up happening was i missed out on a lot. a lot of beautiful and crazy moments in my life because of fear. it took me awhile and i am thankful for patient friends for sticking it out with me and still being there at the end of the day, like Jenn.

yeah. it's one wild ride. but the experiences, lessons, people in it, laughs, cries and hope make this one precious life.

Friday, April 4, 2014

here's to happiness {by ReAna}

here is what makes ReAna incredibly happy...


1. food
2. coffee
3. nice weather
4. long walks on nice days
5. nice long talks with people you fancy

{photo found on weheartit}