My boyfriend catches a lot of things that I do, which are usually
quite strange. While eating dinner a couple weeks ago I was
talking about how I can't use a fork and knife correctly
(my left hand is seriously useless). He was trying to
teach me how to use a knife with my left hand. While teaching me
he told me to hold my fork how I usually hold it and turn it
upside down. It was physically impossible. I hold my fork
like I hold a pencil, apparently that's not the normal way to do it.
So, to this day, I resort to picking up my knife with my left, switching
to my right, cutting, and switching back to my left. I also
hold video game controllers completely backward, as I can't use the
joist stick with my left thumb. It's a complete disaster.
I also say words weird: almond, theatre (which I spell strangely was well),
apricot, ambiance, and ambulance, just to name a few.
I'm obsessed with cleaning my house, or anyone's house.
I have a cavity. I learned I'm not as crazy as I seem from reading
a book called Captivating, which every woman should read.
I'm also a hypocrite. I've give the world's best advice
to friends about various subjects but I will never take my own advice.
I'm still looking to learn more about myself but until then, these are
my most recent finds. What have you learned about yourself lately?
I'll be answering a question daily so you can learn more about me
and hopefully more about yourself as well. Feel free to respond
with your own answer to the question of the day so I can get
to know you a bit better.
The most important thing I need to change in the next year is my ability
to let go. I worry, I stress, I freak out, I lose sleep, I start fights,
I can't rest, all because I don't have the ability to trust the
ones that are closest to me. I'll trust a stranger, not lock my doors, not
lock my car, leave my purse in public when I go to the restroom, not
lock up my bike, but I can't trust the ones I love to do simple tasks.
"The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands." -Robert M. Pirsig
I feel like if I don't do it, it might not get done right, or on time,
or up to my standards, so I take over and end up stressing out.
I take it all on when I don't need to.
"I vow to let go of all worries and anxiety in order to be light and free." -Thich Nhat Hanh
Just like the quote above stated, I'm going to let go of it all.
I'm going to quit asking people a thousand times a day if they have
done something. Instead, I'll wait for them to do it, and if they
don't, then they didn't want to do it in the first place.
And what will be, will be.
Oh, and I love you, this will make everything better, just help
me stay on track. You know who you are.
Now, what about you?
Look at this weather! It's gorgeous outside! And I'm a college kid and I've been up since 7AM? Yeah, most likely taking a nap today. :) Anyways, I just wanted to share a few of my favorite things with you today. Things that I've found using a program called Stumble Upon (#1 of my favorite things) I won't go into too much detail but its an internet browsing program that allows you to choose your interests and by a click of a button you are taken to random sites that fit your interest in some way. It's addicting, but it's also lead me to many awesome sites in the past year. My most recent finding is an amazing acoustic guitar player named Andy McKee. Take a listen at his music and tell me that's not the most amazing sound you've ever heard! Next is a website called Tiny Buddha. No, I don't follow Buddhism and that's not what this site is about. So for all of you hard core Lutherans out there reading this, don't be afraid! It's just a site with a bunch of quotes which you can choose depending on what you're looking for and little daily nuggets of wisdom. It's helped me through a lot, honestly. Another site that's kind of turned me back in the right direction is Do as one. With all the hustle and bustle of everyday life, sometimes I forget to just breathe. To just sit there and breathe and not think about anything else. I also think it's kinda cool to be breathing in sync with X amount of people from around the globe. This website is bookmarked on my home page as 'CLICK WHEN IN NEED!' haha I seriously have so many things that I want to share with you but I guess I'll just share one more. This is a sleep calculator. You tell the website when you need to wake up and it tells you when you need to go to bed. It just counts your sleep cycle backwards to a decent hour. It's nice, why do you think I'm up at 7:00AM and not back in bed? Well, this blog wasn't too insightful but I'm glad I shared with you my most treasured websites. It may sound lame but they really have helped me! Have a great weekend everyone! I'm ho
"The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably deal with." -Tony Robbins
Grr. I just wrote this entire blog and then the site messed up and deleted it. Oh well, I'll try to remember everything I rambled about.
Have you ever wished of traveling the world? I mean, who hasn't wished that? Now for a harder question HAVE you ever traveled the world? Ah-ha! I gotcha there! Not many people have, or ever will. Why? I don't know if it's the way my mind works or what but I don't understand why more people don't just go, leave this place and get exploring! People throw out so many excuses; it's so expensive, I'm scared, I don't know the language, what about my house?, I'll miss my family, so I just quit my job?, I don't have the time, I'm comfortable, where do I start?, I don't know how to plan a trip. My grandma called me today and told me she learned a new phrase. The phrase was 'suck it up'. She asked me what it meant, I laughed so hard. :) But the phrase rings true when it comes to world travel, suck it up and goooooo! My dad died young, 49 years old, that's young in my book. The furthest he got was Alaska. He left the country a max of 5 times in his life (excluding Canada). I have an irrational fear of dying without seeing what's a hop skip and a jump away from the United States. Yeah, I've traveled a bit, France, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Nicaragua, Haiti, Bahamas, various U.S. states, but that's not enough for me. This is one place in my life where I will probably never be satisfied. I've got the travel bug, what can I say?
I think the main reason people don't travel is because they're scared. There is this thing called trust, not really sure if you guys know what that means, not many people have it anymore.
Ultimate Travel Guide
6 ways to travel the world
Do any of these things interest you? They all interest me. Do they scare me? Absolutely! It freaks me out thinking about sleeping on some strangers couch, who knows that could happen! But again, in comes that little word 'trust'. The world is full of good people. Why don't you let them show you around their country? They would absolutely love it. Then when you get home from your 5 year journey across this big place we call Earth, you can do the same for them, show off your home land.
There is also a book that is filled with places around the world to go and volunteer and make a difference. It's a really cool book! It's called Volunteer: A Traveler's Guide to Making a Difference
“Begin at once to live and count each separate day as a separate life.” -Seneca
So, where will you start your adventure? I'm thinking I'll head to Hawaii and head West until I get back home.
Hey, take a leap of faith and go somewhere you've always wanted to go, Dare ya. ;)
As of 01/31/2011 Muncie Indiana, as well as the rest of the state, has been coated in ice. The sleeting started around 6 and didn't let up until late into the evening. Every single school in Indiana is closed except, of course, for Ball State (the college I attend). I emailed all of my teachers to inform them I thought it was unsafe to travel to school today, therefore, I wouldn't be there. Within the hour the all canceled class, I guess my input is so valuable they can't have class without me. :) Just Kidding. Apparently last night was just the baby of the storm that's to come today. I went to the store and stocked up on food. I walked out with the essentials. 1 gallon of chocolate milk and 1 package of double stuff Oreos©.
It's currently 11:30 and the sleet hasn't started yet, but I know it will soon.
Everyone brace yourself, and go clear out the bread and milk aisles at all the stores? Ok, GO!
To all my Faithful Readers:
Here is a small peek inside my brain. Enjoy.