Tell them.

Friday, June 21, 2013

19 Reasons to Tell Someone You Love Them: By Sophie Martin 
1. The best part of being with someone you care about is knowing that they know how important they really are.
2. There is no reason to be afraid of loving someone, because the worst thing you can face is rejection, which is nothing compared to being the kind of person who never tells anyone how they really feel.
3. Even when someone rejects you, you are still gaining something from being a more compassionate, open and honest person.
4. We all know how it feels when you are waiting for someone to tell you-there is no reason to inflict that torture on someone else
5. There is no such thing as gender norms, anyone can say that they love someone first, and it doesn't make you a "pussy" or "too mail" for not following the right order.
6. If someone is making you happy enough to feel that you love them, they deserve to know all the good that they are doing.
7. A lot of the time we think that telling a friend we love them would be weird or creepy, but thats only because society has a lot of stupid rules about platonic love. Friend love is one of the greatest emotions in the whole world.
8. Your family. The people who raised you- only want to hear how important they are and how much you care. There is no reason not to repay them with your affection.
9. The older we get, the more clear it becomes that loving and being loved are the only really important things in life. The rest is kind of just filler.
10. We never hear enough how much we make life worth living for other people, and letting someone know is one of the greatest gifts we can give to them.
11. There are a million ways to tell someone that you love them. You can write them a letter if you are too nervous to say it face-to-face, and it will be something that they can keep with them for the rest of their lives.
12. We often leave relationships wondering if we were ever really loved at all, and it's a terrible feeling. You can stop that kind of pain in your own relationship if you want to.
13. The world will never lose its meaning if you always say it with as much emotion and honesty behind it as the first time (if not more).
14. It's easy to forget with someone you have been with for a long time - friend, partner, or otherwise - that they are the one of the best parts of your life. It's important to tell them.
15. We love people for a million reasons, and it's important that we start making it okay to tell people who you love for more unconventional reasons that they matter just as much.
16. Sometimes we are trapped in tough situations and we know that there is only one person we can call and that person needs to know that you love them. Seriously.
17. You're really, really drunk.
18. The one thing we remember with people we are years and years with is how much we loved them and how loved they made us feel. It should be as big a part of your time together as possible.
19. We all know at least one person who we wanted to tell, who we told ourselves over and over again would always be around and who eventually disappeared from our lives before we go to say how we really felt. 

In all our glory and our imperfections.

"There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life."  
John Lennon

have the courage.

"Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." 
 Steve Jobs

I am still with you.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

I have been the absolute worst blogger in the entire universe. Studying for the bar exam is 100% taking over my life, really though, you should see my apartment. It's gotten so bad that I didn't even post that one of my best friends got married 2 weekends ago! That's just sad (pictures to follow). But while I've been studying for this huge make-it-or-break-it test I have coming, it has me thinking a lot about my future and what the last 3 years has really meant. To me, the last three years have been about finding something that I legitimately love to do. Let me break it down. In college, I wanted to be a housewife, not gonna lie. And then law school came along and I can honestly say, I cannot wait until I get to start working. I finally found my passion and it's so awesome. So, while I absolutely hate studying for 8 hours a day for a test, I'll continue to work hard, put in the hours and then come July 31st, I'll be rejoicing that I finally get to start living my dream job. My dad sent me this amazing email today, and I thought I'd share it with you: So to those who have yet to find their passion, their desires, their dream... have no fear, God has a plan even greater than we can imagine and He knew what our lives we're going to be way before we were even a thought. Happy Thursday peeps, it's almost the weekend :)
 Psalm 139:13-18: "For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb.  I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.  Wonderful are your works; my soul know it very well.  My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.  Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.  How precious to me are your thoughts, O God?  How vast is the sum of them!  If I would count them, they are more than the sand.  I awake, and I am still with you."
As you carefully review these words, it becomes even more apparent to us that God knew all about our lives well before we were conceived.  How amazing is that?  As you  sometimes ponder and struggle with where life may take you,  God already knows.  The more we trust in him and his direction, the better our lives will be.

She's a married lady! ah! 

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Such sweet words.

Photo update!

Since studying the bar exam is taking over my life, here's a brief little insight to my life currently :) Happy Sunday Everyone! 
1. Graduating and having my family and loved ones there to help me celebrate. 2. Girls nights out my with B, Lys and Lynds. 3. Studying for the bar exam. 4. Graduating! Still not over celebrating this. 5. A long weekend with Calista. 6. Texts from my mom. 7. Graduating (again!) but with Adam too. 8. Becoming a lawyer, finally.


Loving: That it's June :)

Reading: Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes by Shauna Niequist

Watching: Bachelorette & Deadliest Catch. 

Anticipating: Birthdays, weddings, bar exam, new house and New York City!

Listening to: All country all the time.  

Planning: Nothing really :( Damn bar exam

Working on: Studying for the bar exam and not procrastinating (this is NOT helping) 

Struggling with: Bar Bri

Favorite quote: "Be in love with your life, every minute of it." Jack Kerouac 
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