Friday, March 30, 2012

Little Things are Big Things

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you make look back and realize they were the big things.” ~Robert Brault

This is my new favorite quote lately.  It is true for everyone.  Without the little things in life we would certainly not be the people that we are today.  Do not get me wrong, there are big moments in life that are unforgettable, but there were lots of little moments that led up to that one ginormous, memorable occasion.

For example, one thing that I will never forget is my engagement. It has been almost 8 months now, and I can remember the walk to the beach on a foggy morning, taking picture of birds in the sand, watching the sun come over the ocean and then the moment that the ring came out of the pocket.  But, that one amazing moment would not have happened if we did not have a million great little moments leading up to it.

But, I also think that this quote goes the other way as well.  People will remember the little not-so-good things as well.  Sometimes it is the little lies that are told, or the small snarky remarks that people have a hard time forgetting for whatever reason.  Personally, I like to believe that I am someone who doesn't tend to hold a grudge.  I get upset, count to 10, decide what needs to be said (or not said) and get over it.  But just because no grudge is held, doesn't mean that everything is forgotten.  It is those little moments, added to the good little moments, that develop lasting relationships. 

There are many life lessons, some people learn personally, some that are taught to you.  Some I try to live by daily are:

  • "Treat others how you want to be treated". It is the first lesson we learn in kindergarten, it is cliche, and seems so simple, but is so hard for many to follow. 
  • It's simple. And I am going to quote a country song, "Be a best friend. Tell the truth. Overuse I love you. Go to work. Do your best. Don't outsmart your common sense. And love like crazy."-Lee Brice.  If we could all live that way, the world would be a happier place. 
  • Don't go to bed angry.  Let it go. Even if it is just for the night.  Problems will still be there when you wake up in the morning, midaswell get a good sleep and be more ready to deal with them in the morning. 
  • Indulge (sometimes).  Everyone deserves a chance to indulge.  Should you eat a pack of oreos every night, probably not. But if on Saturday, you want to eat your favorite food, which is cheese fries. Do it.  Life's too short to skip the indulging. 
  • Stick up for what you believe in, but also know how to be respectful and step back sometimes.  I think this may be the hardest.  If you believe something with all your heart, it is hard not to fight to make someone believe too. But sometimes letting it go, and respecting the other person is what you have to do.  You are not giving up your belief, you are just realizing that we are all human, and all can form our own opinions. 
  • DON'T STRESS! Someone once told me, "It all works out in the end, if it hasn't worked out, it must not be the end yet"
I am sure there are many more out there!

Have a wonderful weekend!

What are your favorite quotes/life lessons?

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


A quote my friend sent me today:
"how come when an escalator isn't working they hang a sign that says, escalator is currently out of order...Why cant they just hang a sign that says Escalator is currently stairs." -unknown

 Doesn't it seem backwards to have an escalator going into a gym? And even one is on the stairs.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

It's fine by me

Maybe I am behind the times, but I found a new song that I am absolutely in love with while reading a blog this morning. 

It is such a simple meaning.  But such a special song.  It seems like a perfect song to listen to on this beautiful springysummerlike day. And Andy Grammer, he's not so bad to look at listen to sing either ;-)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Random Babble...Do you ever?

Do you ever slip your shoe off under your desk at work, and then reach around to see where it went? And then, you can't for the life of you find it, without scooting your chair back and looking under your desk...only to find that it is two inches from your foot? How is that possible?

Do you ever have those days where the simple action of someone doing something as simple as liking your facebook status which is either a.) and inside joke with someone else or b.) has nothing to do with them, can annoy you more than you knew possible?

Do you ever wonder what would happens if you are at a basketball game and the person behind you drops their entire tray of french fries (covered in at least 10 packets of kethcup) and they hit you in the head, down your shirt, in your lap, and all over your face? This is not a fun happened to me this weekend. I thought Justin Bieber was going to jump out and tell me I just got Punked (I don't know how I feel about him being the new host BTW). 
Speaking of Justin Bieber...did you hear the new rumor is that he likes to wear Selena Gomez's underware? I just think that is something that I wish I never heard on the radio this morning.  That is for their own personal business.
Do you ever look at the clock at work and have no idea how an entire day has passed you by and you have gotten nothing substantial done, at all?

Do you ever wonder what dogs do in their crates (or just at home, if your dog is trust worthy and doesn't chew things) all day while you are at work? What do they think about? I wish a little bubble would pop up around their heads so that we would know (like in a cartoon).

Do you ever...send me some good ones!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Random TGIF Pictures

Pictures that came up in google images when I typed in...TGIF. 

Enjoy the weekend :-)

Thursday, March 8, 2012


If you are one of the 72 people that still watches One Tree Hill (including me) then you knew what the title of this post was.  It is most definitely my guilty pleasure.  I have been watching since episode 1, which started the fall of my senior year of high school.  Just like every other girl, I loved Chad Michael Murray.  I like to believe that I helped in wishing Lucas and Peyton together.  Sadly, he married (in real life) and cheated on with an intern/divorced Sophia Bush...but he will always have a TV "star" crush place in my heart. 
Now as the seasons have gone on, and characters have been lost Moira Kelly, (skating star from The Cutting Edge "ice pick"), as Lucas' mom, Hillary Burton (TRL vjay from back in the day) as Peyton, and old characters have returned, Steven Colletti (two words...Laguna Beach) as Chase and Tyler Hilton as Chris Keller (the musician we loved to hate) the show has definitely changed.  There have been a lot of some overly dramatized episodes and story lines, but it has never claimed to be more than a prime time soap opera.  It is one of the last CW shows that I still watch (other than my new love, Gossip Girl, I was late on that one) and I guess that makes sense, since my Gilmore Girl/Dawson's Creek/Felicity days are behind me...except when I get to watch them on DVD box sets.  But I am really going to miss my weekly dose of Haley & Nathan, Clay & Quinn and Brooke & Julian. 

Season One

The Final Season
I hope that this semi-sadistic season has a good ending for all of the characters.  What do you guys think will happen to Nathan? Or Brooke and Julian's twins? Anyone out there still care like me? :-)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Workout Inspirations

I have become much more inspired over the last year when it comes to working out. I give 99% of the credit of getting me started to Brent, without his love for working out I probably wouldn't have started.  Or it would have taken me a lot longer.  Now that I am on the bandwagon, I enjoy it a little more each workout I complete. I have learned what I enjoy, how to switch it up when I get bored, and I am more confident at the gym.  I go into the "boys only room" where all the big free weights are.  I have taught myself how to use machines that I was intimidated by before, and I bring workouts written down with me so that I don't just wander aimlessly.

The past few times I have run, I have pushed myself longer.  I now attempt to run 4 miles instead of 3.  Running 3 was always my workout.  But I would like it if 4 miles was my comfort.  Just yesterday as I was running 4, I was thinking how happy I would be to run 5.  I never really understood the obsession with distance running.  I always thought I would be happy running 2-3 miles and moving on with my workout. But I see it now. As you run further and get more comfortable, you want to run even further than the time before.  I don't see a marathon in my future ever...but a half looks more feasible every time I finish a run. I am not fast by any means, I can't hold lower that a 10 minute mile if I get over 3 miles but I finish, and I beat my personal records and that is what counts!

The following three pictures are my inspiration today, I found them on another blog. They are so true in so many ways.  The nice thing about working out is the only person you are competing with is yourself. It may be frustrating at times...but more times than not, you feel 100 times better after a hard, sweaty workout!

I always have to remind myself that it is ok to be "slow"

I never understand how females leave the gym with their makeup still in place, I on the other hand look like a mess.

True Statement

I Won't Give Up

I am completely in love with the new Jason Mraz song. It was such a nice surprise to hear it on my way in to work today. Usually I listen to the same station every morning. But about 3/4 of the way through my ride today I changed it, I was tired of hearing people talk and wanted to hear a few songs and I fell upon this gem.

Some of my favorite love songs are by Jason Mraz. They aren't cookie cutter. They aren't all cotton candy and rainbows.  I believe they are honest.

I think this song shows what a love story truly should be.  Things are going to be rough at times in any relationship. If you have someone who thinks you are worth it, and is your best friend, then the promise to never give up is the best promise you can give. My favorite lines are the refain, "I won't give up on us, Even if the skies get rough, I'm giving you all my love, I'm still looking up".

Some of my other favorites by Jason Mraz are, Lucky by he and Colbie Calliat, and I'm Yours.  The first song that made me like him was Geek in the Pink back in college. It was on every mix CD that I burned for my car. I could probably still sing every word to the song. 

I hope you love it as much as I do...I have listened to it no less than 10 times this morning on repeat. Please don't judge.

Friday, March 2, 2012

dance the night away

We are finally to friday!!! This week, it felt like Friday would never come, and now that it is here and the sun is out (for the next few hours at least) I want to do a happy dance. 

Today is a pretty special Friday.  My best friend of, I can hardly believe it, 14 years, is having a birthday. 

We met on our 7th grade orientation and instantly had a friendship. We have been through Middle School, High School, restaurant jobs, and more memories that I can even think of.  We have challenged each other, and went on a break ;-) but more than anything we have supported each other in each decision we have made growing up!

All of those moments, and times in our lives have made us the friends we are today.  I can honestly say that I think our friendship is stronger now than it  has ever been and I can not imagine my life without her there with me.  We have been through her wedding, and now I get to have her as the MOH for mine!

Thanks for being a best friend, and sister to me. And teaching me that when you drink wine when it is 100 degrees outside that you should always bring a washcloth to soak in ice cold water to put around your neck (and also bring mini forks and spoons specifically for dips).

Have the most wonderful birthday ever. Its not every year that you get to have your birthday on a friday! Love you, xoxo.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Finding Direction

Yesterday I woke up thinking it was Thursday = Bad

Today I woke up thinking it was Friday = Even Worse

Hopefully tomorrow I wake up thinking it's like...Tuesday, so I am even more excited that it is Friday. Wishful thinking.


Over the course of my last few blog posts I have decided more of a "direction".  In college, I loved my Op-Ed classes.  We did a lot of writing based on what was in the news, on the radio, or going on in peoples personal lives which also could be backed up with evidence of some sort.  I really enjoy giving my opinion on stuff I read, hear and experience (if you couldn't tell). It is a good outlet.  I love hearing what others have to say as well and respect all agreements and especially disagreements.  So please, comment away!

That being said.  Every so often there will still be personal blog posts, if I do something really fun, or if a bff has a birthday (maybe tomorrow?!?). 

Ash & I at her Wedding
But I think for the most part I am going to write more about things I see, and hear and experience that I have a passion for.  I enjoy that more, than posting what I ate for dinner (although those are my favorite blogs to read) or how it's just an average Thursday in Maryland. 

Hope you keep reading and enjoying!? ;-) And thanks to everyone that I know reads on a consistent basis. It flatters me anytime someone refers to my blog. You all are the best <3