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Saturday, April 18, 2009

"To believe in yourself and to follow your dreams, to have goals in life and a drive to succeed, and to surround yourself with the things and the people that make you happy - this is success! "
-Sasha Azevedo

I soooo completely agree. I have found that having people around that support me really help with my success. Sometimes I find that I need that little extra drive to help me along. Yes, I have goals and dreams that I really want to meet, but I am one who needs to be surrounded by people who love and care about me enough to know when I need a little more support or push. My fiance is becoming very helpful in my endeavor and I am very excited about this. I think her support is helping me a lot more and I find that I am even more excited and driven on my journey.



Tuesday, April 07, 2009

"Our attitude towards what has happened to us in life is the important thing to recognize. Once hopeless, my life is now hope-full, but it did not happen overnight. The last of human freedoms, to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, is to choose one's own way."
-Victor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning

So, so very true. Everyone gets to choose their own way; I just try to make sure it's the more hopeful or easy going. I find when I'm really strict I don't stay on task as well and sometimes find it really boring. If there isn't room for change or I can't see the light at the end it is hard for me to keep going.



Friday, April 03, 2009

"The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy. "
-Dietrich Bonhoeffer

I like to think of myself as an optimist. The days that I have an optimistic outlook on life tend to go better. My day also seems to be much more productive, relaxing and invigorating. I am a happy go lucky type of person, but once in awhile I have my bad days and at the end of those days I just feel horrible. I believe being optimistic helps keep healthy.


Growing Old

Thursday, April 02, 2009

"I promise to keep on living as though I expected to live forever. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old only by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul."
-General Douglas MacArthur

This is so true for me; I have always believed that age is only a number. As I have grown up, I have realized the people who are healthy and active never seem to be as old as they actually are. This is something that I have witnessed in my grandmothers. One has been able to remain young and in very good shape, while the other hasn't "aged" well at all. The first was an athlete through most of her life while the other wasn't. I have seen myself following in the footsteps of the first and hope that I remain too.
When I go out with my friends, while other the others may not be IDed I am. We hold this as an inside joke because I am not the youngest in our group. I believe that this is because, not only do I try to stay healthy, but I also have a possitive outlook on life and want to remain young forever.



Monday, March 23, 2009

I'm grateful for the opportunity to live on this beautiful and astonishing planet Earth. In the morning, I wake up with a sense of gratitude.
-Earl Nightingale

This is so, so very true. I find that when I get up early I feel much better than I do if I sleep in. This morning is a whole new start for me. Spring Break is over and I need to get back into the swing of things. For me this means a new swing, not the old. I had formed a habit of not getting up early and when spring break hit, it became even later. My body felt horrible and lethargic and I just did not feel like doing much of anything. So, to start my week today, I forced myself out of bed a 5:15, this never use to be difficult. I got out of bed and as soon as I put my feet on the floor, I realized that I miss getting up early and my cheery self found me again. I am happy for the new day and ready and raring to go.


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