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...


Sunday, June 15, 2014

Movie With a Friend: Maleficent

Friday afternon, I went to see Maleficent with a friend of mine. I had posted a status update, asking if anyone wanted to go see it with me, and she had said she wanted to. So during the week before we saw the movie, we made plans for the movie.

It was awesome!!!!

I would highly recommend it to others to watch.

If you don't know what Maleficent is about, here is a description of it from IMDB:

A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal - an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces a battle with the invading king's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom - and perhaps to Maleficent's true happiness as well. Written by Walt Disney Pictures

So, go see it in theaters if you can, or check it out from the library/Netflix if you can't.

Monday, June 9, 2014

What Makes You Different Makes You Beautiful


Monday, June 2, 2014

Stand Fully in Your Power


Sunday, June 1, 2014

My Goings-On This Past Week

A few things happened this week, including today.

Last Sunday, I got a new phone, as my old was quit working altogether. I am loving my new phone, an LG Optimus L90. It is a little bigger than my last phone, has more memory, and is pretty cool.

It has a front-facing camera, and a back-facing one, I can finally use Instagram again, which I couldn't get on my last phone.

Monday was Memorial Day, but we didn't do anything special. Just relaxed at home. Which is fine with me (and my family).

Tuesday was my first day volunteering in the children's department at the library. I loved volunteering with them last summer, and wanted to do so again. So when I was asked by the volunteer director if I wanted to do so again over the summer, I jumped at the chance.

I helped decorate the area for the summer reading program (the theme this year is Fizz Boom Bang, a science related theme).

I now volunteer at the library five days a week, Monday Through Friday, 2 hours each day. Mondays and Wednesdays, I clean discs from 12-2 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays I helped out in the children's area, doing whatever they need done from 2-4 pm, and Fridays I deliver library materials to patrons who can't come in to the library for whatever reason, from 9-11 am.

I absolutely love what I am doing, and am so grateful for being given these opportunities. The people are super nice, which makes volunteering all the more enjoyable.

Today, I went to the local Day in Our Village event, that happens every year on the first Sunday in June. There are several booths offering their services, there is food, music, and entertainment for everyone. I had a really good time, even though it was hot and humid out.

Well, that's pretty much it so far. More to come soon!