Thursday, February 28, 2013


Monday, February 25, 2013

I am very bogged down right now. Normally I'm a great multi-tasker. If I write it in my planner, I get it done and there's no fuss. However, this semester, school is absolute madness. I'm busier than I've ever been and I'm getting bogged down. It feels like there's no light at the end of the tunnel, but I just keep telling myself the best is yet to come. Yes, I'm stuck in the middle of my last semester, deep in trial team, legal writing, work and then all the fun social things that come with being 25, even though I feel like those things are limited due to all the things I "have" to do. But, in 47 days I'll be in KC for my bests bachelorette party, in 82 days I graduate, in 103 days my best gets married (and its my bday!) and in 157 days the bar exam will be over! I just keep telling myself, the best is yet to come, because it's easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day. But, the best is yet to come, I promise, the best is yet to come.

GOOD LUCK!

Today, my best friend Whitney starts her new job as a nurse!! I'm so proud! She's going to be the cutest nurse around town. Good luck Whitty! You're doing what you were made to do and I am so proud of you! I can't wait to hear all the details! 
To succeed... You need to find something to hold on to, 
something to motivate you, something to inspire you
- Tony Dorsett

Brrrr!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

So, last Thursday we had the craziest snow storm everrrr (at least in my knowledge of snow storms). It was super fun. Everyone knew this storm was coming, so there was a lot of stocking up with groceries, classes were cancelled, even work called people off as they prepared to tuck in for the evening. The snow started around 1130am and didn't stop until the next morning! Overall we got about 10 inches! It was crazy, but oh so fun, to know I had nothing to do and nowhere to be all day! So, Adam and I made dinner at home, caught up on TV shows and ate way to much junk food. I hope all the mid-westerners who were snowed in had fun, and all those who aren't, I hope you get a snow day one day :) I hope you all have a great week!

This is the view from my apartment about 4 hours into the storm! 

I choose to be happy.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

I love this quote. I think it is powerful in the sense that it gives us the ability to control (some) part of our path, our lives and our outlooks. I've been pretty sick (nothing serious) this past weekend and it's easy, when you feel like crap, to act like crap. It's easy to look at happy, healthy, smiley people and be angry. It's easy to play the "why me" game. But tomorrow, though it's going to be rough, I'm going to wake up and chose to be happy. Because, at the end of the day, I've got friends and family by my side, I live in a great city, go to a wonderful school, have the best dog and don't have much to complain about. So, here's to everyone choosing to be happy despite circumstances that might lead us elsewhere. We have the power, we just have to chose to use it. 

"Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it." 

"Do you think I'm wonderful? she asked him one day as they leaned against the trunk of a petrified maple. No, he said. Why? Because so many girls are wonderful. I imagine hundreds of men have called their loves wonderful today, and it's only noon. You couldn't be something that hundreds of others are."

-- Jonathan Safran Foer

My Valentine.

Friday, February 15, 2013

"I belong with you, you belong with me, you're my sweetheart." 
Valentine's Day with my valentine. 



Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! 


Regardless of relationship status, 
I hope you celebrate the love you have in your life! 
To Adam, my family and my friends;
I love you all and am so blessed to have you in my life. 

I thought this vintage Valentine was super cute :) 

Enjoy this classic by Ella Fitzgerald. 

Happy Birthday Nati!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Happiest Birthday Natalia! 
Natalia, my love, my kindred spirit, have the BEST day! 
I wish I was drinking wine with you today! 
I love you! 

Happy Monday!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Since Friends is my favorite show, I thought I'd share this :) 
Happy Monday everyone! 

Don't let anyone make it small or light to you.

My brother, being awesome, sent me this email with a link to a letter written by John Steinbeck (The Grapes of Wrath) and I love it, so I thought I'd share it with you. Enjoy :) Here's the link too!
New York
November 10, 1958

Dear Thom:
We had your letter this morning. I will answer it from my point of view and of course Elaine will from hers.

First—if you are in love—that’s a good thing—that’s about the best thing that can happen to anyone. Don’t let anyone make it small or light to you.

Second—There are several kinds of love. One is a selfish, mean, grasping, egotistical thing which uses love for self-importance. This is the ugly and crippling kind. The other is an outpouring of everything good in you—of kindness and consideration and respect—not only the social respect of manners but the greater respect which is recognition of another person as unique and valuable. The first kind can make you sick and small and weak but the second can release in you strength, and courage and goodness and even wisdom you didn’t know you had.

You say this is not puppy love. If you feel so deeply—of course it isn’t puppy love.

But I don’t think you were asking me what you feel. You know better than anyone. What you wanted me to help you with is what to do about it—and that I can tell you.

Glory in it for one thing and be very glad and grateful for it.

The object of love is the best and most beautiful. Try to live up to it.

If you love someone—there is no possible harm in saying so—only you must remember that some people are very shy and sometimes the saying must take that shyness into consideration.

Girls have a way of knowing or feeling what you feel, but they usually like to hear it also.

It sometimes happens that what you feel is not returned for one reason or another—but that does not make your feeling less valuable and good.

Lastly, I know your feeling because I have it and I’m glad you have it.

We will be glad to meet Susan. She will be very welcome. But Elaine will make all such arrangements because that is her province and she will be very glad to. She knows about love too and maybe she can give you more help than I can.

And don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens—The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.

Love,
Fa

Alyssa

Today also happens to be two of my closest friends birthdays! 
To you, Alyssa, Happiest Happiest Birthday! 
I love that I got to celebrate with you this weekend and
 can't wait to continue the celebration tonight! 

To you, Callie.

Today is my best friend's 26th birthday! 
Calista is my sorority sister, roommate, traveling partner, Tahoe love and one of my closest friends. 
We've been through 4 years of college together and I'd be lost without her. 
She's hilarious, smart and beautiful and I'm blessed to call her my friend. 
Happy Birthday Calista! I love you! 



Hello, February

...a couple days late. 
I have a feeling, this month is going to be amazing. 

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