Monday, July 21, 2014

By Being Yourself


Friday, July 18, 2014

Fun-Filled Weekend

Last weekend, I had gone on vacation with a few friends, as there was a festival going on.

It was so much fun!!

There were a lot of games, food, music, and rides. I checked out some of everything.

One of the games they had was the goldfish ping pong game. In their game, if you got five ping pong balls in bowls, you could get a hermit crab instead of the fish. That's what I decided to do when I played.

Besides going to the festival, I went swimming a few times with my friends, and just hung out a bit.

The day we were going back home, my friends did a Christmas in July celebration. They didn't tell me they were going to do that, so I didn't get anything for them, and I wasn't expecting to get anything myself.

But, I got three different presents, which really surprised me.

I got four different sizes of knitting needles (two sizes of which I already had), some yarn, and a baking book.

I am really into knitting and baking, so I was (and am) very happy with what I got.

The friend that gave me the knitting stuff said that if I wanted to, she could take me to the store to exchange what I didn't want or need for something I did want or need.

I decided to exchange the needle sizes I already had for ones I wanted/needed.

She also got me more yarn, some sewing needles (for sewing in the ends of the yarn for when a project is finished), and a bottle of lavender and vanilla scented lotion.

All in all, I had a wonderful time with my friends!!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Words Are Free


Monday, July 7, 2014

Craft Circle With Friends

Earlier this week, I went to a craft circle at a friend's house. Besides my friend and I, one other person was there.

I had a good time, and I'm glad I went.

We decorated and ate cookies, ate pizza, and worked a bit on our individual projects.

With my project, a shawl, I hadn't worked on it in over a year, so I forgot how to do the stitch pattern used for the shawl, but was able to figure it out after a few minutes, which I'm really happy about.

All in all, it was a good day, and I'm glad my friend invited me. I love doing crafts, so this was perfect for me.

Do For One What You Wish You Could Do For Everyone


Monday, June 30, 2014

Your Life Has Purpose


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Motivation Wall/Board

Pinterest has inspired me to make my own motivation/inspiration wall/board. I'm hoping to make one this summer, or the fall by the latest. It's a great idea, as I can see my goals/wishes and be more willing to do the things that I need/want to do.

I created a motivation board on Pinterest for such things, which you can check out here, if you like.

The things I am planning on putting on my wall/board are about exercising more (by taking up yoga, Pilates, and/or Zumba, walking more, bike riding, swimming, and/or other exercises), getting my room cleaned up and walls painted, getting a job, inspirational quotes, and maybe a few other things.

Hopefully friends (and family!) will help me in this process as well, in actually getting my motivational things done. Here's to motivation/inspiration!!

Monday, June 23, 2014

A Little Bit of Kindness


Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars Movie Outing

Well, yesterday I decided to go see The Fault in Our Stars.

Oh. My. Gosh.

So sad, so moving, so beautiful. Definitely a tear-jerker of a movie.

If you decide to go see this movie, be prepared to cry quite a bit. Bring some tissue with you.

If you don't know what it is about, it is about two teenagers, a boy and a girl, who have cancer, and are trying to live life to the fullest with the time they have. They travel halfway around the world to have some questions answered, they go through the pain of sickness and of loss.

I haven't read the book before seeing the movie (yeah, yeah, I know we're "supposed to read the book first, but I haven't been able to get my hands on a copy, and I really wanted to see the movie), so I was a little unprepared for how it would go.

I may wait awhile before reading the book, though, as I'm still kind of on an emotional high right now.

But I will definitely read it, as I am curious as to how the book differs to the movie.

Movies like this really make me realize what's most important in life: family and friends, love, living every moment to the fullest.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Only Trust Someone Who...