Sunday, September 8, 2013

Forever seems too good to be true.


Summer is slowly ending and the temps are getting cooler. It always feels like summer goes by too quickly. I enjoy being outside--getting a tan as I feel the warm sun in the hot temps. I really love feeling that warmth. It's a happy feeling. Unfortunately, things seem to end without our consent and I'm trying to embrace this warm weather until it officially becomes Autumn in the next couple of weeks. 

But that is what I do--I hold on until the very end as if my persistence and dedication will help make you stay.

It never works.

"In the end, only three things matter: How much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you."

You'd think as a former Navy brat I would be used to change. I'm not. Instead, I strive to find something constant in my life.
Something forever.



Sunday, July 14, 2013

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Handmade Stamps - Kid Fun!



I collect everything. I like to save everything because I always have a vision of what you can create with STUFF! Recycling is part of it --and so is how cheap it is, but I love creating something out of what one would throw away!

This week, my kids (work) and I create picture frames using cardboard snack boxes! To decorate our frames, we created stamps using foam sheets and milk bottle caps!

I had the children sketch out simple shapes and designs for their stamps before they drew on their foam sheet and cut them out. We glued our simple foam  designs on milk bottle caps and let them dry before stamping up our frames!

They turned out awesome :)
Enjoy!







boyfriend :)


So, I met my new boyfriend a few months ago.
He makes me happy :)
And I'm falling hard.

We've gone to see Les Mis together, ate Korean food, watched fireworks, he taught me surfing, I painted him a mug, he's made me countless meals....I enjoy every enjoyable & relaxing minute with him.

But he's away this weekend.
And it's happening: I'm missing him like crazy.

I need to keep busy!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

"Let go or be dragged."


It feels like my first time going through this, but it isn't. I suppose I won't ever get used to it or learn how to get used to it... having to let go of something that made me so happy. It isn't my fault that the standard was met and "settling" is what I can only receive after letting go.

I am trying, but if you want to know the honest truth: I just now realized how much I miss him. And even though I've gotten over the initial "he's gone" phase, this phase is much harder: learning to live without him.

It's hard to let go of something that made me feel so happy.

But I am trying and it is a struggle.

He let me go and that is enough to help me get through this phase.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

to-do list


Check on the first one, half way! I bought my new workout clothes and I'm headed to the gym this morning! Given, I'm using my free week pass from a friend, but I plan on joining some time this week! I should reward myself with gelato.

...Kidding.
Ish..

Saturday, January 26, 2013

frosted white.


I remember why I slowly ended my blog: it's because I was too busy to blog. This past week has been busy, but happy. Last weekend I went up north with my friends for some much needed girl time and had a blast. I miss hanging with my besties on weekends, but I'm so glad it's easy to drive up north. It just would be better if she lived down here again ;) From macarons to Amish to mypapercrane to a casino... memories were made, and that is what life is all about.

We got back from the trip at midnight and I had to wake up at 6 AM for an all-day work training the following day. Hah, needless to say: I was exhausted. The week went on and work went well. I love my new job: the community is happy and it's such a pleasure to work with children. And it's wonderful I get to be in charge of the art room and have fun with the art lessons I create for the children. It's a pleasure to hear how excited the kids come into the Art room :) It really brings me joy.

Life is happy.
And I only say that now because I have a good head on my shoulders and things have been working out lovely. I remind myself constantly that I make my own happiness in my life: I am in charge of who I am. I remind myself constantly to live in the present because I don't know what will happen a week/a month/7 months from now. I do not dare try and predict or create expectations; I dare to live in the present and make the most of what is in front of me. I have control of right now and I need to make the most of life. I hope you all agree and live the same way. Don't wait for the future or wait for the "maybes" and "whatcouldbes" because life is not set in stone and anything can happen.

More happy: it snowed today! We played outside like children with children today. Smiles and laughter. And then... I had to drive home in it. Hah... it took me twice as long at 20 mph here at the beach. But it sure was beautiful... I love how the snow falls so gently frosting everything white. But, oh man, when you slide as you stop too fast...I couldn't care less about the snow. Send me somewhere tropical, pronto.









Thursday, January 17, 2013

workity work


My nights have been spent like my days: working. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to work on anything art-related because I've been trying to get things done, but hopefully I'll be able to get on that. I need to force myself. I need to do this. But tonight I've accomplished what I needed to as far as spending my nights with work; I have to decorate Art Gallery by Friday, so I'm heading into work early again tomorrow.

Then, I'm on my way out of town and running away to my bestie this weekend. This weekend is much needed. I hope I remember it all, haha. Kidding, I will.... it is much needed. I need girl time.

Anyway, the back of the Cheerios cereal box made me...



Happy Thursday. I hope we get snow tonight :) (Thursday night, that is).

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Aisle



I looked at the first aisle of the parking lot next to the theaters and looked back: it was at night and we were walking back to the car after a movie. He said something funny, but not funny at the same time, so I joked and said, “You can find your own way back to the barracks,” and quickly walked up ahead of him.

He threw his head back in laughter and ran up behind me, wrapped his arms around my body, and lifted me up in the air. “I’m just joking!” We kept laughing and I kept shaking my head.

“That was good,” he said with a chuckle.

 I really need to move on, I know. I am trying.