Archive | March, 2013

Life

27 Mar

It’s funny sometimes, isn’t it? One minute, everything it going exactly how you want it, and you don’t possibly think you could be any happier. And then, more wonderful things happen, and you realize it can get WAY better. But, there’s also those times where everything is going wrong, and just when you think you’ve hit rock bottom, you fall a little farther back.  I’m totally convinced that things both good and bad happen in sets of threes. You ace an exam, score free starbucks, and get a nice gift package from home. On the opposite hand, you bomb a test, your coffee is burnt, and the only things in your mailbox are bills. So…

The good things: a total blessing. Every once in a while, reminders of the good in anything are crucial. I think sometimes we all take things for granted; phonecalls with family, the love we share, Starbucks, classes that don’t take attendance, and waking up every morning, safe and healthy in my own bed. Sure it sounds like something your mom would say when you complained about her making tuna casserole for dinner, but there are people who wake up every morning in fear, terminally ill, on the streets. Be happy you aren’t. Be glad you have the money to buy coffee, the blankets to cover up in, and two working lungs so you can breathe and be alive. While you have the good things, don’t take them for granted. Bad things could happen, and they could be gone.

Sometimes, I literally sit on my couch, writing a paper, and stop for a solid five minutes to think of how blessed I am. It’s kind of nice, to put thing into perspective and see what I really have.

The bad things: a blessing in disguise. Bad coffee, a less than ideal grade on a test, the common cold, or an argument with someone you care about, are all things that definitely suck, but it could be a lot worse. In life, things happen and you just learn to roll with it and deal. I’ve found the key to never having a crappy coffee, is to make it yourself (Yay Keurig!). I’ve found the key to making decent grades in class is studying/paying attention (or at least looking like it). The common cold? Pop those vitamin C pills. But, even if you take all these “precautionary” measures, crappy coffee could happen, bad grades may be earned, and you may find yourself with a sniffle every now and then. Arguments? Well, theres no avoiding those, but you’ve gotta take them head on and face whatever life throws at you.

But, when these bad things happen, it might suck at the initial thought. Actually, it definitely will suck at the initial thought. After some time passes though, (hopefully) you’ll realize that everything happens for a reason. Your bad coffee could like a sign, telling you not to drink it because you’re going to meet the man of your dreams today and he doesn’t like girls with coffee breath. That example was an extreme exaggeration, but you get the idea. Plus, you have to have bad coffees to appreciate the ones that your barista has made to perfection. 

A while back, one of my friends sent me a picture the found on tumblr, and I found it to be extremely true. Weird.. truth on the internet.

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I mean how much more accurate can you get?

Life is full of amazing things that give you the greatest joy you’ll ever know. It also can show you the most heart wrenching pain you’ve ever felt. If you’ve never expienced both, you aren’t experiencing life.

For the record im writing this on one of my days where things are going wrong, and I’m still positive and optimistic about what tomorrow will bring. You should be too.

okkk

Lets Play Catch-Up

18 Mar

So, I’ve been ridiculously MIA the past few weeks. My excuse is 18 credit hours, and major Spring Break fever. However, I have been jotting down ideas for things to rant/blog about. And they will all be compiled into this post. Before you start reading, make sure you have ample time. Ready, set, go!

1. You can get with this, or you can get with that.

Raise your hand if while reading that title, you sang the stupid hamster car commercial song… *raises hand*.

Anyway, I’ve noticed that lately girls are looking for Mr. Right.. shocking news really. The problem is, they all want the same one. The one who will buy you the standard chocolates and flowers for Valentines day, take you out for a fancy dinner on your birthday, and one who is the stereotypical definition of perfect, (see “tall, dark, and handsome”).  Now I am absolutely saying that there is anything wrong with someone who does all that. In fact, that’s great. It’s always nice to have someone who likes to do nice things for you.  But.. you can get with standard, cookie cutter Mr. Right, or you can put in effort and find Mr. Right for You. What I mean by that is, rather than finding someone who goes by the book, find someone who is daring enough to get creative and do things that they know suit you. Like instead of a perfume gift set, a sweater in a color they know you love and a personalized gift like oh, say…. a dart board with pictures on it, not to release anger, but to aid in your decision making process because they know how indecisive you are. Not necessarily that specific gift, but something that actually speaks to YOU as a person, and not 99.9% of the female population. If everyone had Rolls Royces, they wouldn’t be special. So find your Rolls Royce, instead of a Honda Civic. They are after all the most stolen car in America.

2. Sharing is caring, right?

WRONG! Well, sometimes. I’m all for sharing the Diet Coke in my fridge, shoes from my closet, and just about anything else. I do not, under any circumstances, share boys. I’ve never understood why when girls can see (courtesy of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or  standing next to them at the bars) that a man is in a relationship, that they would meddle in that. Like what? Sorry no, get out. I’ve seen some wild twitter rants about this kind of stuff lately. Don’t get me wrong, the rants themselves are hilarious. The concept of what is happening, however, is not. It doesn’t speak well of the character of the girl doing the wedging (you know, wedging her way into your relationship), and it speaks even worse of your man if he is stupid enough to feed into it. I understand there’s a level of politeness, but if you see him buying her drinks, and/or sense that flirtiness in the air (WE ARE GIRLS. WE CAN SENSE THAT), time for a call out. Trust is so so so so so SO crucial in a relationship. Why be with someone that you can go out with Saturday night, and they’ll be nowhere to be found come Sunday morning? The only people that should be remotely involved in the relationship are obviously the two in it, and mayyyyyybe the parents, depending on the situation. Random girls, there is no place for you at this table for two. Whether it be your free drink thirsty self, or your nosy ears. You don’t need to know what’s going on, so stop the twitter stalking, and eaves dropping, and overall creepiness. It takes 2 to love, and 3 to ruin it. So don’t be that third, or you won’t know what hit ya.


There were two more topics, but I couldn’t rant about them just yet. More for tomorrow!

okkk