Friday, July 29, 2011

Breath of Fresh Air

I am currently enjoying my last few days I have decided to call it. I have been having a much needed break from school. The clinical part, I love, but the school part...well, it gets to be a little too much sometimes. Sometimes I struggle with the motivation part of school, I just have no desire...period. I want to, but I don't. I can admit that. I would much rather spend my time with Jaiya and Dustin and do things around the house. But, as I said before, I LOVE the clinical part so that I wouldn't want to give up. So, July became a month to rejuvinate and get myself ready to begin school again in August. This consisted of vacations, working in the yard, boating, reading, and some organization. I will get to the FUN we have been having with some pictures in a little bit, but the organization part is VERY important. As I mentioned earlier, I have struggled with wanting to get my homework done, and really finding any desire in me to do so. I absolutely couldn't have cared less. This is when I realized I needed some uplifting and a nice break to clear my head.
Life, even though it's great, can overwhelm us. I decided to read the book, The Everygirl's Guide to Life, by Maria Menunous. It was exactly what I needed. The key to happiness starts with organization. We need our homes, our lives, and our relationships in order to be able to succeed. So this I did (and am doing). I organized my house one room at a time, and decluttered everything. This was more than just things I didn't need. It was the unneccessary furniture and decor, and the unneccessary items that I just don't use. I have designated a "home" for everything, and make sure that it returns there whenever it isn't being used. I am so much more organized, and therefore, in the long run I work less. The lazier you are the more you's true. I was there at one point. Feeling too overwhelmed and having so much to do that I didn't know where to I didn't. This only made things worse. I also, as I have done before, decided to look into the relationships in my life that were bringing me down. Vampires, as the book called them. People who suck all of the good energy out of you with all of their negativity. This I am still working on, but I realize that these kinds of people only cause unwanted and not needed stress into our lives. I defnitely suggest this book and this new idea for life if you are looking to simplify and organize, and all in all, be much happier;)

Dustin's dad, bless his heart, finally let us take the boat out. We have been twice and it has been a blast! We love boating.

Mator. As in- Tow-Mator!
A guy in Centerfield fixed up this old truck to look like Mator off of the movie Cars! It is so cute, and unbelievable how much it looks just like the character on the movie! Me, Jaiya, mom, Kim and the boys (and two of their cousins), and Brady and Kayla and their two kids all went to see the movie together. It was so much fun.

(I didn't get a pic of Had:( Next time!)

4th of July Weekend.

AI Concert.

Mr.American Idol himself...Scotty;)

I'll continue with a "Part 2"...this is getting rather long.