Tuesday, October 9, 2012


It's been awhile.


I'm just in a wonderful mood today and truly feel like saying "la di da la la"

After hating it, I'm settling into nursing school and looking forward to the opportunities that graduation in a year will afford me.

I also decided today that I will attend an alumni event next week even though it's far from where I live and it takes place the afternoon before I have a test and a check off. I could use that as an excuse to not go but I've been using too many excuses and that's why haven't done any socializing in months. I love keeping in touch with my college friends but I also need to have flesh and blood friends that I can socialize and hang out with.

I'm looking forward to dressing up and doing my hair for the alumni event and I've been very inspired by these looks by Song of Style:

I plan to wear a dress but I adore these looks. The femininity, the edge, and the accessories.

Not sure there's much more to say. Just that I'm still working on a way I can make and save more money while I am in school.

I won't allow a 5 day full time school schedule, working Sat and Sun, and little money stop me from enjoying life. I'll do it all and save enough for a Latin American adventure late summer next year. Promise.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Am I Allergic to My Job?

I've been having some issues lately with my feelings going up and down and it was absolutely horrible on Wednesday. Once I got home from work I really had to take time to center myself and calm down. Originally I thought my bad feelings at work were coming from some personal issues I've been having but my experience yesterday said differently. I woke up in good shape and felt good as I went through my morning ritual and just generally got ready for the day and for work, I noticed that my mood started to dip and only went lower and lower as I got closer and closer to going to work.

By the time I was in the parking lot of my job I  had to make it a point to keep myself positive and upbeat.

This was such a reminder how much environment affects our mood. I've never been to one, but I imagine that a soothing environment is part of what makes a spa so calming and comforting.

All of that to say I was able to visibly lift my mood while at work even though I couldn't control my environment. I created an oasis in my desert of a work environment.  We have more control over ourselves and our feelings than we know.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

It's been awhile...

Life has been interesting since the last time I've posted. My focus on the positive in life is improving although I know one area I need to work on is my relationship with my mother.

I've been reading a lot and focusing on my goals.

I was just offered a new job yesterday and I start nursing school in less than a month.

I get to visit my sweetheart in about 3 weeks and I was able to find a ticket for a very good price.

Even though life has still been throwing obstacles my way, I am generally content during my days for the following reasons:

1. I put a lot of my focus towards what I desire and I know that I will achieve it all someday. I wrote a page on what I want my life to look like the type of life I will be living in just a few short years. I read it every morning as part of my positive morning ritual and I often read it at selected moments throughout the day: during break at work, etc.

2. I have an awesome brother to talk to and we freely share our feelings on everything. He helps me keep things in perspective while not downplaying my views or feelings and I do the same for him. I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful brother.

3. I have been reading a lot of books on the power of thought on our lives. I downloaded most of the free ebooks from this site and have been reading them on my Kindle. I can't say that I agree with everything I read but I'm keeping an open mind because I know that my current way of thinking isn't working for me.

4. I have also been engaging in a lot of self-care. Reading magazines that inspire and uplift both sides of my brain; I have subscriptions to  O the Oprah Magazine and Inc., Magazine. I've started painting my nails regularly again. Right now I'm wearing a beautiful, bright yellow that brings a smile to my face whenever I glance down at my hands. I'm also looking for a way to keep my hair both low-maintenance and stylish.

5. I've been jogging every weekday morning.

There's lots more that I want to share but I think it's better if I save little for later. I think 2 blog posts per week is an achievable goal for this site. I'm itching to share my positive morning routine and (possibly) the page I have written about my future.

thanks for reading

light and love

Friday, June 8, 2012

There are those sudden moments when you realize that the grass truly isn't greener on the other side.

And no one's life is as simple as it seems.

I am thankful for these moments because they give clarity and perspective to life. 

light and love


I like to be pampered and taken care of.

And there's nothing wrong with that.

I put all of my energy, actions, and thoughts towards creating a life that will allow me to be pampered constantly. I will live a life of ease and happiness. : - )

light and love

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Letting go...

Didn't do anything this weekend that's usually considered 'productive.' But I did spend lots of time with my family and (relatively) little time on the internet. We laughed, fought, and just spent wonderful quality time together. We even watched a DVD of a fairy tale from our small ethnic group. It was very interesting and although I had some criticisms, I was able to focus on the positive and feel closer to my culture.

Lastly, I was able to have long, involved conversations with my sweetheart who is visiting my family now but will return home tomorrow morning. Our long-distance relationship for the next year will only make our reunion that much sweeter in 2013. I will keep this in mind when if I start to miss him. All I can say is that love is a beautiful thing.

Overall, life is good. I'm always looking for the positive even while I stay grounded. I'm looking forward to developing the type of joy that keeps me in the sky all the time.

light and love

Friday, June 1, 2012

Passion and Discipline


I've been thinking of how to merge two of my greatest interests (health and sustainability) into a business. I'm fighting the urge to make the preparation and research necessary to make my dream a reality into a struggle. I've already been thinking and speaking such negative words and phrases like "hard work," "too much work," etc. Instead I need to focus more on the fact that every step I take in this direction is a step towards my dreams and the life I want will create for myself and my family.

Reminder: every moment can be a positive experience if I allow it to be. I don't have to give into any waves of anger, resentment or annoyance that begin to rush over me.

I choose to live a joyful life and be less judgmental of the choices others make in life.

I choose happiness.

light and love

Saturday, May 26, 2012

The beginning

I'm just a young woman who is actively choosing to see the brighter side of life while daily crafting the life I want for myself and my family. I will share my progress towards those goals here. Feel free to join in and comment. I know that I am not the only recovering cynic. ;)

Eventually I would also like to share my backstory.

light and love