Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Voice

The Voice has quickly become one of my new favorite shows.  I have a lot of favorites on the show, but Javier Colon's voice melts my heart every time.  Team Javier!! <3

Monday, May 16, 2011

Summer To-Do List

This is my last summer as an undergrad (wahhhh!), and there are TONS of things I need to get done this summer.  So I decided to make a list of everything I want to accomplish.  And because I love all things social media, I had to post it in a blog.

Summer To-Do List
- Re-paint my bathroom
- Hang up pictures in my room
- Clean out my entire room & bathroom
- Take a nice summer trip
- Accomplish your Oasis of the Seas bucket list
- Cross one thing off your bucket list each month
- Study for the GRE 3+ times a week
- Take the GRE and ROCK IT!!
- Pick out the five (5) grad schools you'll apply to
- Start applying to grad school
- Make a "Dinosaur Family fact book"
- Make time for friends at least once a week
- Go to a concert
- Stay on top of homework for my summer class
- Finish my summer class with a B or higher

** I'll be adding more as I think of more things I want to accomplish! **

Sunday, May 8, 2011

May 7, 2007

I don't think I ever consciously made the decision to stop cutting.  I think it just happened.

One day I cut myself.  The next day I didn't.  And the day after that I didn't.  After a month of not cutting, I decided that day was it.  There wouldn't just be "one more time."  The last time I cut would just be my last. And from that day forward I did everything in my power to not cut.  Four years later, I'm still cut-free.

I don't know why it worked that time and not the others.  All the other times I had a plan.  But maybe I didn't need a plan.  Maybe I just needed the drive.

I guess I just got tired of being miserable despite how terrified I was of being happy and enjoying my life.  For three years, I was okay with being miserable.  I was content in that lifestyle.  But eventually that feeling changed.  I wasn't just sick of hurting everyone around me.  Finally, I was sick of hurting myself.

I look back at my journal from four years ago and can't believe how depressed I really was.  The cutting, depression, anxiety, and eating disorder were ruining my life.  And it showed in everything I did.  I look back at that journal sometimes to remind myself of where I've been.  To remind myself that I never want to go back.  To remind myself that there are brighter days ahead.

May 7, 2007.  The day that changed my life forever.  Here's to four years of not cutting and being happier than ever.

Every journey starts with a step...or in my case, a leap.  I'm glad I made that leap and picked myself up along the way.

It wasn't easy.  But it was damn worth it.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Osama Bin Laden dead

People are outside the White House waving the American flag and singing the National Anthem. This is seriously one of the most amazing moments of my life. I wish I was in DC to experience this. But experiencing this from home is pretty amazing too. Watching social media sites blow up is insane.

This is a historic moment. Osama Bin Laden, the mastermind behind 9/11, was found dead It's truly great to be an American.