Sunday, September 29, 2013

sunday evening

I hope everyone had a good weekend. I know I did. I made my way home for a short but sweet weekend. It felt like fall and it was so good to be home at the beginning of the new season. Something in the air at the start of fall smells refreshing and cozy. It was nice going home for a weekend and not working, which is what I did last year. I went to dinner with my mom and sister on Friday night and it was nice catching up with the both of them. I sure did miss them. Saturday morning, my dad took my sister and I out to breakfast where I had pumpkin pancakes... delicious! My sister gave me a comfy sweater and a sweet smelling candle for my birthday, even though it isn't for almost two weeks but it's the only time I'll be seeing her. My mom and dad will be coming down this weekend for Family weekend which I am really happy about. It'll be nice having them at the place I like to call my second home. As for this week...

I have a two part test on Monday & Tuesday, which I am praying I do well on! Tonight or tomorrow we will be finding out who are littles are... eeks, so exciting!! Wednesday... I finally get to relax and that's what I'll be doing for the rest of the week... Ha! Just kidding, I can't ever seem to catch a break (;

Hope you all have a first good week of October - the very best month of the year!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

learning to let go

Last semester, Spring 2013, carried many negative days and I was in a position I wasn't very proud of. I let things bother me and bring me down that ultimately shouldn't have made me feel as low as I had ever felt. In the summer, I worked a lot to take my mind off of these certain things but in my hometown where everyone knows everyone else and their secrets, it was an extremely hard thing to do.

Coming back down to school, I have learned to let go of the things that weigh me down and focus on the aspects of my life that lift me up. As of now, it's a slow process but I'm getting there. I only hope for everyone, you can take your bad days and make them good. I wish you the ability to not only put a smile on other's faces, but on your own as well. It's challenging sometimes to find the good in a day that feels like Hell, but it's there - it always has been and it always will be. Don't let the little things of one day affect your entire mood for the rest of the day.

I know it seems impossible to do, and it's easier said than done. But, it can be done.

It's late and I can't sleep. I won't ramble on, but leave you with this:

An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you.
— Goi Nasu

Sunday, September 15, 2013

mid september

Happy September! I hope you are all enjoying the close of summer and the start of fall. The weather has been beautiful the last few days... it's definitely got me in the mood for some fall festivities. As promised, here is an update of my hectic but beyond good life the past few weeks.

As you all know, I started school at the very end of August, which came in full swing once classes got started. Not only that but we had recruitment workshops for about a week. If there's one thing I learned from that week is that hard work pays off. We finished actual recruitment with 77 wonderful new Phi's that I cannot wait get to know!

I also started my job the day of Pref night, which is the final day of Recruitment. It has literally been non-stop, but I can't say I hate it. It's definitely kept me busy, to say the least! My job is pretty easy-going, so I won't bore y'all with unnecessary details about it.

This year has already had plenty ups and downs, but I'm looking forward to all parts that it has to offer in the next upcoming months! Also, the countdown to my birthday will be beginning soon!

As for now, I'm enjoying a cup of hot tea and trying not to stress over a quiz that I have in the morning. I hope all your classes are treating you well!