Monday, January 31, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

There is something about these flowers that have really captured my heart this season! They are bright and vibrant and I want some in my room! Must HAVES for this season!

Adam & Eve from dolly on Vimeo.


There is something beautifully artistic and simply dreamy about this video, its not all the hullabalu of a classic stressful wedding, it seems simple yet complete. What is your idea of a dream wedding?
Okay so yesterday was my first day of class (for me), I missed the actual first day because I registered for the class late because there were a million requirements before getting in. I walked in with a new spiral, small bag, laptop, pens and pencils. I wore my expensive jeans a black turtleneck and a new pair of weird heels. At first glance my class was small and filled with much older people, no fresh faced bright eyed freshmen taking this course. I made a new friend. I also learned absolutely nothing. Everything said in the course was common sense but I took notes anyway.

Being in pharmacy school for 1.5 years I have been used to being the bottom of the barrel there for awhile. Struggling, and wondering why on earth I was putting myself through this torture. Over the past few weeks I have had sufficient time away from pharmacy and had some time to explore the outside world. I have made a few discoveries. Alot of things that are not pharmacy related come easy to me, I love literature and analyzing poems, I love picking up on marketing skills, history is a breeze, writing essays and projects are my forte. Sitting in my class, I remembered what it felt like to be smart. If I had chosen a career in any of these fields I would have excelled without the heartache, (hearburn), headaches, meltdowns, sufficient breakdowns brought on by my chosen career path. But the truth of the matter is I would not have been sufficiently challenged. Yes there are challenges to each of these other careers but for me it would not have been as challenging as  what I chose to do.

Many times people go for what's easy for them, what comes naturally, what takes the least amount of work with the most amount of pay. I think that life is not about the easy road out, there are going to be things that challenge us, there are going to be mountains and walls and forrest with unpaved roads. I want each one of you to pick up something that is absolutely difficult for you and try it, be successful in accomplishing it.

On a Side Note: Allegra is going OTC!

Happy Thinking
Challenge your selves!


Monday, January 24, 2011

Haha This video is cute, plus the sounds in the background are soothing =)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Oh! The Places You’ll Go!
by  Dr. Seuss
Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
You’ll look up and down streets. Look’em over with care. About some you will say, “I don’t choose to go there.” With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down a not-so-good street.
And you may not find any you’ll want to go down. In that case, of course, you’ll head straight out of town. It’s opener there in the wide open air.
Out there things can happen and frequently do to people as brainy and footsy as you.
And when things start to happen, don’t worry. Don’t stew. Just go right along. You’ll start happening too.
Oh! The Places You’ll Go!
You’ll be on your way up!
You’ll be seeing great sights!
You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights.
You won’t lag behind, because you’ll have the speed. You’ll pass the whole gang and you’ll soon take the lead. Wherever you fly, you’ll be best of the best. Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.
Except when you don’t.
Because, sometimes, you won’t.
I’m sorry to say so but, sadly, it’s true that Bang-ups and Hang-ups can happen to you.
You can get all hung up in a prickle-ly perch. And your gang will fly on. You’ll be left in a Lurch.
You’ll come down from the Lurch with an unpleasant bump. And the chances are, then, that you’ll be in a Slump.
And when you’re in a Slump, you’re not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done.
You will come to a place where the streets are not marked. Some windows are lighted. But mostly they’re darked. A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin! Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in? How much can you lose? How much can you win?
And if you go in, should you turn left or right…or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite? Or go around back and sneak in from behind? Simple it’s not, I’m afraid you will find, for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.
You can get so confused that you’ll start in to race down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space, headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.
The Waiting Place…for people just waiting.
Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go or the mail to come, or the rain to go or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow or waiting around for a Yes or No or waiting for their hair to grow. Everyone is just waiting.
Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite or waiting around for Friday night or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil, or a Better Break or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants or a wig with curls, or Another Chance. Everyone is just waiting.
No! That’s not for you!
Somehow you’ll escape all that waiting and staying. You’ll find the bright places where Boom Bands are playing. With banner flip-flapping, once more you’ll ride high! Ready for anything under the sky. Ready because you’re that kind of a guy!
Oh, the places you’ll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all. Fame! You’ll be famous as famous can be, with the whole wide world watching you win on TV.
Except when they don’t. Because, sometimes, they won’t.
I’m afraid that some times you’ll play lonely games too. Games you can’t win ‘cause you’ll play against you.
All Alone!
Whether you like it or not, Alone will be something you’ll be quite a lot.
And when you’re alone, there’s a very good chance you’ll meet things that scare you right out of your pants. There are some, down the road between hither and yon, that can scare you so much you won’t want to go on.
But on you will go though the weather be foul. On you will go though your enemies prowl. On you will go though the Hakken-Kraks howl. Onward up many a frightening creek, though your arms may get sore and your sneakers may leak. On and on you will hike. And I know you’ll hike far and face up to your problems whatever they are.
You’ll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You’ll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left.
And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)
Kid, you’ll move mountains!
So…be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Ale Van Allen O’Shea, you’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So…get on your way!

SO I was hanging out at BORDERS today, with my dear honorary sister and I read this aloud to her ( she is 17), she was brought to tears =) It was memorable! The funny thing is I found as I sat there reading to her that the words rung true for me, right now in my life, Dr. Seuss hit it right on the mark. I really think that this book is more for adults then for children. =) I hope you all can take the time to enjoy!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

White House Black Market  started out as a basics store, the perfect place to find that "little black dress" which all girls need in their closet. But how many variations of white and black can you do? The designers have gotten creative. Starting this year I have noticed that the store has its basic black white and grey options for every occasion (maybe mixing in creme) but it has now started to add one BOLD color for a particular season. In the fall it was red, mixed in with the black and white there would be a bold red to make the ensemble stand out. During the winter Creme played a role in the outfits. In the latest catalog it seems that Blue is IN. I thought I would share because I picked up on the creativity =)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

"Do not pass Go, Do not Collect 200$"

So this is where I am at. Much like the game of monopoly, I have picked up a chance card and am at a standstill in life. Due to circumstances, some may say of my own making, but I see the hand of God, I have been given a 6 month reprieve from pharmacy school. At first, during the time I wrote "problem solver" I was angry and upset at God for even putting me in a situation like this, after all I did pray earnestly. Some time has passed and the situation eventually got worse but surprisingly I trusted God more. I am breathing more and sighing less. In fact I really do consider this my God given break.

What will I be doing?

- I invested in a very expensive pair of Jeans (Jeans took a back seat in pharmacy school, so i am going to live it up while I can)
-I am going to be more on top of my blog and keeping it maintained, I promise I will learn to work a camera (non film)
-I have enrolled in a few random courses
- I am working on a major project that I cannot reveal
- I am going to read a few good books ( Anna Karenina, The girl who played with fire, The tipping point, Crazy Love)
-I might find a Job (maybe)

More to come, I will definitely Keep you posted! until then...

Happy Thinking

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I love to problem-solve. If there was a job titled “problem-solver” I would definitely turn in a resume and give the company a good run for its money. I may not necessarily be the best at one thing, but I am able to put together the resources that I have to solve a particular problem. I am by some genetic factor beyond my control, inclined to come up with ideas or mechanisms to figure out, or solve, or come to a compromise. (okay, okay you get the point- now you are wondering why I am on this problem-solver rant)

Over the past few days/week, I have come across a school related problem, I have done my best and now I have left the rest up to God. I have prayed and prayed and prayed, to the point where I feel tired of praying. I feel like God has promised me that he will pull me through and make a way, I am actually most certain of this. The thing is, in order to make this situation better there are a myriad of ways to resolve the issue.

I have found myself telling God which way I think would be best…my conversation with him would go something like this “Hey God, how about …plan A…it has least amount of setbacks and most benefit…so overall the best benefit to risk ratio (in pharmacist terms). Plan A does not happen. Obvious disappointment ensues.

A day or so of mourning occurs and being the ever optimist that I am, I have developed plan B. “Dear God, guess what, alright so plan A didn’t work, well I have another idea about this new and improved plan B…maybe a few more setbacks then plan A, but hey maybe its part of my “learning process”…what do you say? Lets back plan B?”  Of course plan B does not pan out and I am left shattered, disappointed, stressed, and hopeless.

Until I start getting to thinking and I come up with Plan C.....except this time, as I start getting hope, plan C is bound to fail. Yet another obstacle has come in my way making the situation even more difficult to resolve. So now I am not sure what to do, and I am trying to force myself to somehow make plan C work. And somewhere deep down I am thinking “Umm hello God, I gave you options A, B, and C, now really when are you going to help?”

I can’t help but think of Abraham walking Isaac up the mountain ready to sacrifice him, I am sure that up until that knife was in his hand he might have been thinking “now would be an excellent time to rescue me.” Except the thing is the rescue did come, but only when God wanted it, just at his perfect time. You see in life, if God wants something done, he doesn’t need my help in figuring out  the best way to solve it. God doesn’t need my ideas or plans or projected problems solving presented in neat folders titled prayer. God knows what is best and he will make it happen in the right time.

Ps the post was meant for the beginning of December, I started writing it around December 13. A lot has happened since and I will be informing you via the blog. Until then…

Happy Thinking

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.