Tuesday, February 25, 2014

10 things I want to do

Here are 10 things that I want to more of in my life:

1. Spend more time outdoors.  Nature is so pretty and I often find myself spending way too much time trapped indoors.  It's nice to get some fresh air and go for a walk.

2.  (with the previous said), turn all electronics off for at least one hour a day.  Even though I spend a great  majority of time with electronics glued to hands, I think it would be nice to just have time without that kind of distraction

3.  Read more books.  I enjoy reading very much but I don't get to read for fun as much as I used to because I'm always so busy.  I think that it would be good to read more books.  Any suggestions?

4. Stop worrying about the small stuff.  I always finding myself worrying about very insignificant things.  There is often times where these things I worry about are always in my mind, eating at me, putting me under a lot of stress.  I need to learn that these things don't matter in the grand scheme of things.  Just let it go. Everybody makes mistakes.

4. Be more organized.

5.  Spend more time helping people.

6. Eat less sugar, and more healthy food.  This is going to be quite difficult as sweets are my favorite, but it's important to eat healthy blah blah blah.

7. Spend more time with family and friends.  I often find myself on my laptop/phone when with other people instead of socializing...I should stop that.

8.  Tell people how much I appreciate having them in my life.  It's ALWAYS a good idea to show appreciation.  Also never be afraid to say "I love you":)  Even though it might seem scary at the time, you will regret it if you don't.  Trust me.


9.  Don't be so judgmental of people.  One value that I think is so important is to always be kind towards people, even if they are not nice to you, you never know what problems they are dealing with. Be the better person.

10. Slow down and just enjoy life.  Time goes by so fast and sometimes you just need to stop and appreciate all that you have.

Peace and love
E

Friday, February 21, 2014

Cards Against Humanity

I had been hearing about this game for a really long time and when my friend got this game for Christmas I figured that it should be time that I find out what all the hype is about.

First of all, this game can get really offensive, so in order to thoroughly enjoy this game, you have to be able to be okay with horrible situations and not take offense to anything.

For those who don't know, Cards Against Humanity(similar to Apples to Apples) is a game where one person picks up a main topic card, such as "What is my New Year's Resolution?" and the other players put face down a card that they think would be the funniest/most messed up and the one person picks the card that they like the best, and then the person who put down that card wins that round.

I really really enjoyed this game(probably more than I should have), and I think it's just fun to hang out with some friends and play this game.

I also thought it was funny how the motto of the game is "A party game for horrible people"....how appropriate.

See you next timeeeeee!
E
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars Book Review

Okay...So I know I am probably about the only one who hadn't read this book by now but I recently saw the movie trailer for this book......Here it is if you haven't.....

and I finally made up my mind to read it.  And let me tell you...two words:  THE. FEELS.

I have never really  been an outwardly emotional person, but let me tell you, I was struggling to keep those tears in and the lady sitting next to me on the plane probably thought I was crazy!

The story begins with a sixteen year old Hazel Grace Lancaster who has Stage 4 thyroid cancer.  Her parents force her to go to a local cancer support group for other teens battling cancer.  It was here that she meets Augustus Waters.  Now I don't want to give away any spoilers so if you want to know what happens to Hazel and Augustus in their whirlwind adventure, you will need to pick up a copy of it for yourself.

This book had it all.  Although it was an imperfect love story, this imperfect romance is what makes this story so great.  It does not lightly paint over the details with a "cookie-cutter" idea of a love story.  There is sorrow, heart-break, grief but there is also joy, acceptance, and most importantly love. This novel really shows that love can really conquer any tragedy that one can be faced with.  It's just so great.


HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT 

See you next time
E
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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Update!

Hello! hope you have been having a great start to 2014!

This semester has proved incredibly stressful as there are many many projects that have to get completed.  I have exams, upon papers, upon more exams, and even more studying and lab preparations that need to get done...yikes!  I am definitely not looking forward to this.  On top of all this I have work and various clubs that need organizing and meetings that I have to attend.  There is definitely not enough time in the day to accomplish everything.  If only there was 12 of me, then maybe I could finish everything on time!  If only!

It was also recently my birthday, which was a lot of fun.  My sister and parents came up for the weekend and we went out to eat at Texas Roadhouse(which is so delicious--highly recommend it!)  I am officially not a teenager anymore.  Growing up is scary...very scary.  I can't believe how fast time is going.  It seems like it was just yesterday that I was starting my first day of high school.  Crazy.

Stay classy everyone,

E
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