Sunday, June 6, 2010

Eat Pray Love

Right now I am reading Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert and thoroughly enjoying it. Here is a bit from it that I thought was worth underlining.

"But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that's holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. A true soul mate is probably the most important person you'll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then they leave. And thank God for it."

Friday, May 7, 2010


I went to the Dermatologist this week, for a few different reasons. Firstly, my friend Erin just had melanoma cut out of her arm and it scared me. Secondly, I have quite a few moles and they worry me sometimes. Thirdly, I had some money in my Flex Spending Account that had to be used by 06.30.10. I am healthy and so are the little places on my body.

I found the only Vogue magazine in the office and flipped through it in hopes that I would be called back by the nurse before I got to the end. Luckily, there was an interview with Michelle Williams that was really great and I jotted some of it down in my journal. I feel like she had significant things to say, instead of the usual silliness that comes from most celebrities.

"I remember being on my hands and knees. The ground was cold and muddy. I pushed back the dead leaves and saw the bright green shoots of spring. Under all this decay something was growing. Caring for the garden reminded me to care for myself.

"Geography is a great solution for heartbreak."

I feel like I am behind in life. I am not where I want to be.

My dogs have grounded me. Or so I was told. This I am told is my way of avoiding any other life commitments or is my excuse for the things that I am too scared to do.

Stress makes me bitter. Loneliness makes me unmotivated. And all those things make me feel sorry for myself.

I am on my own a lot. Sometimes I realize how not ok I am with that.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


May 4th, 2010 marks 2 years since I got these little girls. These pictures were taken at Willow Springs Park. It is one of my favorite places to go with A and T. We had just walked about a mile and a half so they were pretty tired by the time I was taking the pictures.

Friday, April 9, 2010


"You could just say it. And then it is."
-Eliza (Land) Fink

This is what she told me after we had a conversation about her not liking the fact that she did not know where she would be living in the next 6 months. She said that her younger self would have loved that. And I told her that I would love that idea right now. And she told me, "You could just say it. And then it is." And she is more right then she probably knows.

My sister posted on her Facebook wall that she wish she was a tulip. I told her she was a tulip, and this is how I know.

I know you are a tulip. Ask me how I know. I know because you came to life at the perfect time. Because your beauty is simple but blazing. Because your color stands high above everyone else. Because raindrops look good on you. Because you stand up straight and face every day. Because your presentation needs no aid. Because the sun shines on you. You are a gift to everyday. And most importantly because I am a tulip. And tulips know tulips.

All of this is very true about my sister Rachel. She is the greatest and I hope she knows how much she means to me.

This is one of her senior pictures. She is such a beautiful person.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Looking Fabulous

Gina, Amanda, Me, and Erin on the beach in FL