I saw a few girls on YouTube decorating masks and since it is getting to be about Mardi Gras time here in New Orleans I had the whim to decorate my own. When I got to Hobby Lobby the mask section had a wide selection of colored feathers and such and so I decided to make an owl mask. The picture attached is the work in progress. I think I would like to add some rhinestones around the eyes and some gold and bronze leaf on the “beak” part. My friends liked the idea so much they asked me to make some for them for Mardi Gras too. Can’t wait to finish this one and see how it looks! 5 months ago
The iPhone is a wonderful picture device. Until it runs out of space. I no longer have space on my phone I have too many pictures. I would say I am making decent progress on this goal :) 5 months ago
My new neighborhood is quite nice. I live in a more rural area away from town and I love it! This year I really want to start walking everyday for 40 minutes and I want Dénan to be involved. Why?
1. Because he has a belly that needs exercise too.
2. Because I need someone to protect me. Even though I live in a safer place I still am paranoid. But I am more comfortable walking here alone than when I lived at the Quarters.
I will also use my CharityMiles app to raise money for a good cause while I walk! 5 months ago
Still haven’t conquered it. Still not important. 5 months ago
I have come to the conclusion that I will never be okay with my body. At least not anytime soon. But that is okay. Because since graduating from college this month I have realized that I have many more things of worth. I have learned to love a piece of myself and that is my intelligence and academic accomplishments. And that is a good start. 5 months ago
I’m restarting this goal. I’ve been in contact with a few girls on Interpals that want to start writing letters. I am going to write one to a nice girl named Katelyn in Canada and one named Becky in the UK. I am waiting on letters from Andrea and Arnela from the Czech Republic and Bosnia and Herzegovina. This is a good start for me. I do not want to over extend myself. I think that I will add one more friend if someone else wants to write. 5 is a good start. This is very exciting for me and something I really want to do in the New Year! 5 months ago
I know it’s not the same as meditating but I find myself lately counting to ten when I get mad and finding my inner happy place. I should know about meditation. I did it almost every day in school when I started studying Acceptance and Commitment Therapy under Dr. Sandoz. But I find that I don’t make time for it in my day. I think that this will be something healthy to implement in my life once 2013 comes around. 5 months ago
It is more than easy to make time for Nicole. She is my best friend. Whenever I come to Covington one of the first things that happens is Nicole comes over for dinner. I was in a bad mood last night when Nicole came over. I made a soup recipe that I really wanted to work out and it ended up coming out really poorly. I got it off of a blog that had really vague directions and it came out pretty bad. So I was frustrated. But Nicole was patient with me. I was exhausted from spending the day with dad in New Orleans and I apologized to Nicole for falling asleep in his chair and not spending time with my guest. And she said “It’s okay. Sometimes just being with friends is the best. Chit chat is optional”. It made me realize what a good friend I have.
Today we made up for it though. My sister pulled out her bow and arrows and she taught Nicole and me how to shoot. I was doing well at first but got tired after the first two rounds. Nicole got really good shooting two bull’s eyes. It was a really good bonding experience. I would like to do it again sometime. :) 5 months ago
2012 wasn’t too good for me as far as reading goes. Being in school really doesn’t do well for leisure reading but now that I am graduated I hope to be able to read some more. In 2012 Dénan and I read all three Hunger Games books. Of course I can’t really say I read them. Dénan read them TO me since we have no cable or Internet in our new apartment. We have to do SOMETHING. But this year I fully intend to read more in my spare time. We’ve recently started the Game of Thrones series. He’s reading that to me. It’s very dry and I find it hard to follow but I’m still willing to listen. I’m reading Marcus Samuelsson’s bio “Yes Chef” to Dénan. I’m also working on A Million Little Pieces by James Frey and “Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy seriously. I dabble in and out of other books but seriously I am reading those two on my own. Hopefully I’ll have some completed books to report soon. We’ll see how my depression holds up. 5 months ago
Looking back and reading the entry that I wrote a year ago I can see how far I’ve come. I started in a place where I was completely dependent on my father to take care of me. I got my student loans and completed my last semester of college. I am graduated now. I live with my boyfriend. We share the financial responsibilities of living. The only two things my dad pays for is my health insurance and phone. We pay for our rent, our car, our food and everything else pretty much. We accept donations from my mom when she gives them but they are small. Now the next step is to find a job for myself. I feel like I am over halfway there to completing my goal. 5 months ago
I always try to read too many books at one time and I never finish…
Currently reading: The Hunger Games. It’s really popular right now but I want to finish the book before the movie comes out and spoils it for me! 17 months ago
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