Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Going Orgainic??

So after a solid two weeks of rush hour traffic, loads of class work and lack of money thanks to the unpaid internship, My diet and my visits to the gym are beginning to suffer. With no time to shop I was forced to eat out for lunch more than I'd like in a week and my few dollars only stretch so far. Needless to say, I'm in need of some good quality food. My feeling if ick was not helped by watching Oprah's episode on the documentary Food Inc. But it's true. Fresh organic food does make you feel better and I am in desperate need of some and some new recipes. 

My friend Anna (who lives in Utah) and I swapped some recipes via mail. I know who would have thought?! Mailing a friend a letter these days. But it's fun to get mail that doesn't include the world "Balance due" every now and then. I'm eager to try some of the goodies she sent me. I just may do a blog about it. 

If any one out there in blog world has a good recipe or just a good food tip in general I would love to have it!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens....

These are a few of my favorite things!!
While we get caught up in the routine of life I decided to write about a few new things that have brought joy to my daily routine of school and work. 

I know, it's a odd choice for a favorite things list, but after 4 annoying years of trying to clear up my face I finally found something that works. Although it does dry out my face a little, it led to me finding something else on my list so it's a win in my book! 

This is my second favorite, a direct result of the first. I got it in a kit and have loved it. It just leaves your skin feeling fresh and not overly lotioned. Not to mention it's natural and smells wonderful. 

Third: Green Tea. While my southern roots have had my glued to extra sweet tea my whole life and I have finally found others. While Green is my favorite there are a few others. Although mine usually comes from the little packets and not in  fancy pot and cup like this. OK so I add some splenda to it but you can't blame a girl from the south! 

My new itouch I received as a christmas gift. I'm a bit of a nerd and like gadgets and this one is AMAZING. I didn't think it would be this cool. Seriously. Right now I'm stuck playing Tetris. But I'm some one that works with their hands and playing stupid mindless games on this thing helps me relax between classes. 

The biggest source of joy: My sorority. While I took a semester off and debated if I should come back for my last semester. I'm glad I did! It's filled with a lovely bunch women who are always in a good mood and full of life. I've become best friends with girls I never would have met otherwise. While I know sororities have their stereo- types and reputations. This one fits me and I fit it. 

It's the little things in life that get us through some days and these are some of mine. What are yours?

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The beginning of the end

As I enjoy what might be my last christmas break, ready for the last semester in my college experience, A quote appeared on my sorority's (delta phi epsilon) website and it made me think. It's my last semester of college. I have a great internship that has lots of potential post graduation. A full academic load. I'm going active in my sorority after a long semester off and I'm excited to see what my senior year experience class will have in store for me.

I've worked two jobs to put myself through college and while I would have loved to just take out student loans and party away my college years. With this economy I am grateful I will graduate debt free. And when my children are away at college and come begging for money I will kindly remind them of this detail in my life. I'm sure they'll hate me for it.

While I'm not sure where I will be after may (hopefully I can drive across the country this summer) I'm glad I'm here. I can see the finish line. To do something only a few of the men in my family have done and graduate college. While I am completely rethinking the communication major and thinking being a teacher would be a pretty good fit for me, I honestly don't know what the future holds but I know it will be a welcomed change!

While the color coded planner in my is stress by not knowing where I will be in 6 months. The rest of me is pretty excited.

I will leave you with the quote that inspired this post:

Sororities symbolize all that we wish to accomplish in our lives. They represent the struggles we all face as we grow. Why we cling to them no one can explain, but in the end, we are all stronger for it."