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23 Jul 2011 No Comments
Failure is an event, never a person.- William D. Brown
Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now, and do it- William Durant
Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality- Les Brown
Never think that you’re not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. People will take you very much at your own reckoning. — Anthony Trollope
Take control of your destiny. Believe in yourself. Ignore those who try to discourage you. Avoid negative sources, people, places, things and habits. Don’t give up and don’t give in. — Wanda Carter
There is more in us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps, for the rest of our lives, we will be unwilling to settle for less. — Kurt Hahn
“Each body has its art” – Gwendolyn Brooks
“I see my body as an instrument, rather than an ornament” – Alanis Morissett
Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don’t start measuring her limbs.- Picasso
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being. ~Hafiz
To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. ~Thich Nhat Hanh
You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are. ~Yogi Bhajan
Of all the judgments we pass in life, none is more important than the judgment we pass on ourselves. ~Nathaniel Branden
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within. ~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid. ~Albert Einstein
Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Don’t be afraid of it or what other people think of it. It’s the greatest instrument you will ever own. ~Mary Schmich
Whatever you are doing, love yourself for doing it. Whatever you are feeling, love yourself for feeling it. ~Thaddeus Golas
You are as amazing as you let yourself be. Let me repeat that. You are as amazing as you let yourself be. ~Elizabeth Alraune
Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent. ~Eleanor Roosevelt
A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her. ~David Brinkley
It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not. ~Author Unknown
Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying anyway. ~Mary Kay Ash
People are crying up the rich and variegated plumage of the peacock, and he is himself blushing at the sight of his ugly feet. ~Sa’Di
It’s hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head. ~Sally Kempton
Never dull your shine for somebody else. ~Tyra Banks
If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. ~Thomas Alva Edison
A gold medal is a nice thing – but if you’re not enough without it, you’ll never be enough with it. ~From Cool Runnings
Once you become self-conscious, there is no end to it; once you start to doubt, there is no room for anything else. ~Mignon McLaughlin
When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you. ~African Proverb
The best way to gain self-confidence is to do what you are afraid to do. ~Author Unknown
Be proud to wear you. ~Dodinsky
The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others. ~Sonya Friedman
Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us that we are nothing but acorns and that our greatest happiness will be to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns; but that is of interest only to pigs. Our faith gives us knowledge of something better: that we can become oak trees. ~E.F. Schumacher
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. ~Marianne Williamson
23 Jan 2011 No Comments
It’s been storming in Middle Tennessee! We had a snow day this past Friday and the week before we had 3 snow days in a row. Ahhh that’s the life! School has been crazy, working on registering for classes next year. I’m not sure how to reach the balance of challenging myself senior year and absolutely going insane with a massive work load. Hopefully I find the perfect equilibrium!
Today I took the SAT this morning. It definitely wasn’t as bad as I thought…but I doubt I did stellar. I’ll find out on February the 12th! Then I came home and lay down on my bed and watched part of season one of Grey’s Anatomy! I love Grey’s Anatomy…it’s a guilty pleasure up there with the Bachelor and Private Practice. Hehe..dont judge me.
I’ve been doing Jillian Michael’s Six Pack Abs workout. Man is that tough! Everytime I do it I feel like I’m going to die…but I don’t! And I know it really is making a big difference. It’s not just an ab workout, it has high intensity cardio worked into it. Which makes it crazy difficult! But I’m gonna stick with it and hopefully not die and stuff…
I’ve been looking up healthy recipes…and there are some good ones I think I’m gonna try! Mmm I’m in a muffin mood. I think I’m gonna make Pumpkin Muffins tomorrow. Haha my recipe for pumpkin muffins is not necessarily healthy..but it’s yuuummmyy! I have to make a dessert for a competition. It’s a crazy intense competition. It’ll take lots of training. Or it’s a contest at my church’s Chili Cook-off between the jr. and sr. high. It’ll be fun! But I don’t know what to make…maybe those cupcakes I made before? What do youuu think? (I say this as though I have people who regularly read this blog and will comment on this post. ha. ha.)
Tomorrow I have church. I need to clean my room…and vacuum. And clean the bathroom. And finish my homework. It should be a FUN day! Haha :) Hope all my avid readers are having a wonderful weekend :D
29 Dec 2010 No Comments
Maybe I am not supposed to get the recommended amount of sleep for a normal human being. Maybe my body wasn’t designed for it. Or maybe my independent mind simply doesn’t want to conform to the 8 hour nuh night time society sets. Whatever the reason, I am not sleeping. It’s 1:22 in the morning. Last night I was up with a horrific migraine and got an extremely small amount of sleep. Yet I wasn’t tired. And now I still can’t sleep. Maybe I should start blogging more…I might as well be productive in my spare time. I’ve heard that you’re not supposed to lie in bed for hours, trying to sleep. Maybe I should move around, do my work-outs at night. Or I could watch countless random Netflix Instant Watch movies. What would you do if you had all night open? Maybe I could write people letters. Perhaps some more knitting projects. I’ll start with the blogging thing. Obviously.
So I might as well talk about stuff…I suppose that’s what a blog is. My Christmas was pretty amazing :) For me Christmas is all about family time and being together. And happy. This year I got a new lens for my camera- a Canon fixed 50mm 1.8 aperture lens. I’m veeerrry excited to try it out on the many photoshoots I hope to have this year. My boyfriend is visiting tomorrow, spending several days here. I am so happy to get to see him in just a few hours! (Maybe time would pass faster if I could sleep…grrr). We are going to see Harry Potter 7 tomorrow night. He hasn’t seen it yet (gasp!) and i’m super pumped to see it again! I hope I hold it together better than I did last time! I’m bringing tissues just in case.
I can’t believe how fast 2010 has flown by. It’s been a pretty incredible year. Some parts have been really tough and some parts have been very joyful. I’m hoping to have fewer of the really tough times in 2011 but I’ve definitely seen myself grow this past year and I think I’ll (hopefully) be better equipped to handle life this next year.
I never really set New Years Resolutions. I think they’re pretty pointless. If you didn’t [lose weight, stop ___, spend more time with loved ones, exercise more, quit smoking, get out of debt, help others, get perfect hair, have alone time, get enough sleep, play with fluffy animals, have a relationship] alllll this past year, why are you gonna do it just cause it’s your resolution? While resolutions have mostly good intentions, don’t fool yourself into thinking that “this will be the year I keep mine!” Take everything day by day. Start changing your life now, don’t wait for the 1st. And don’t stop after the first week of 2011. Change can be good…if you allow yourself and give yourself the chance to change. But that’s just one sleep-deprived teenager’s opinion ;)
This coming year is going to be supercrazyhecticbusy. I’m finishing the last semester of my junior year which will have bunches of testing, exams, AP exams, college crap, workworkwork. Then hopefully a wooonnderful summer with friends and family :) My family is going to Maine this summer! I haven’t been since I was like…11. I’m sooo looking forward to going! Then I have my first semester of senior year which will be applying for colleges….gaaah! I am so not ready to think about that just yet. Even though some parts of this year are not exactly…wonderful and super fun! i think it’ll be a really good year. At least that’s what I hope…maybe it will be my New Year’s Resolution to have a happy year ;)
So whatever you’re doing, I hope the rest of 2010 plays out nicely for you. And, as cheesy as this sounds, I hope that you meet 2011 with bright hopes and confidence for the future :)
06 Nov 2010 No Comments
It’s funny how things like your hair not cooperating can totally set the mood for your whole day. If you wake up and you don’t like your hair or can’t find something you wanna wear, your day is doomed. I think all girls could agree with me on this, at least to some degree. And how sad is that? It’s really sad that we define ourselves by what we look like, what other people think of us…I know I do this a lot. I can be really judgmental towards myself. A lot of the time I’ll be unconfident of my self. It’s funny because some of the girls that I think are the most beautiful are the ones who have confidence. This whole week I haven’t like what I’ve worn, how my hair looks, and that makes me feel insecure. Why is it that we let these things define us? I don’t really have an answer to this one. But I hope some day this won’t be true for me.