Friday, June 29, 2012

Chapter 25

I was so good about blogging when I first started. I guess life has just picked up for me in recent months! I keep saying I am going to do better but keep failing. Anyways. There are just a few quick things I want to tell you guys about. A few weekends ago I spent the weekend in Chicago for one of my really good friend, Whitney's 24th birthday! The weekend was perfect! I got to visit with
 a lot of my loves from Purdue University. On Friday we went to this place called Mad River. It was crazy. We paid $20 for unlimited drinks for 3 hours. Needless to say the night ended very interesting. But it was just what I needed. I really miss my friends from Purdue. We always pick right up from where we left off. Whitney just interviewed for a company back here in Indianapolis. So fingers crossed that she gets it so we can continue to play!

In other news I pretty much #FAILED on my 25 things to do before I'm 25! In my head I am sitting here trying to make up excuses as to why I didn't do certain things but that is something I need not to do... make up excuses because I have no reason why things didn't get accomplished. But then again on the other hand I am proud of the things I did do. And a few of the items are kind of up in the air like I did them but not exactly to the point where I would like them to be. Even though I turned 25 this past Tuesday I will still try and strive to finish everything. My coworker, like I have said previously, is doing the 101 things in 1001 days. I might try and incoroprate that in my list or maybe I will do 30 things before I'm 30. That IS just 5 short years away. Maybe I can make that into more long term goals.                           check out the Abs ------------------------------>

< side note, I began writting this and word & I don't like the font hmph >

Here is more of an update also my coworkers and I have been doing a lot of different activites together. We had a picnic, which was on my list, we also did the wine and canvas activity. Which was so fun. But seriously I have issues. I was stressed trying to paint this painting. I wanted it to be perfect. And we all know that is not possible but I was like stressed. SMH! Here is a pic from Wine & Canvas. We had a blast!

I start writing a blog then get busy and forget where I was going next.

This past weekend was probably one of the best weekends I have had in a really long time. I celebrated my 25th Birthday! Saturday I went to Bloomington, IN (where Indiana University is located) and rented a boat with some of my best friends from high school. It was a perfect sunny day! I need for my friend Danielle's boyfriend to put up pictures from the day!

This is a picture of two of my best friends from high school. Danielle on the left is in Optometry school in Bloomington and Jenae on the right just finished the Teach for America program in LA and is now going to attend George Washington University for Grad school. Not only do I have beautiful friends I have extremly intelligent ones as well.

Sunday I had a pool party at a family friends house. It was simply ridiculous. Great food, great people & a pool. What more could you need. I had a few friends drive from out of town just to visit with me. I feel so incredibly blessed to have such amazing people in my corner. Here are a few pics from my party.

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Now you know I have quotes for days and I was looking for this one that I know I have used before but i couldn't seem to find it. But I felt this was fitting. Although, I am not quite to 28 yet it pretty much sums up the feeling...
"This is the thing: When you hit 28 or 30, everything begins to divide. You can see very clearly two kinds of people. On one side, people who have used their 20s to learn and grow, to find … themselves and their dreams, people who know what works and what doesn’t, who have pushed through to become real live adults. Then there’s the other kind, who are hanging onto college, or high school even, with all their might. They’ve stayed in jobs they hate, because they’re too scared to get another one. They’ve stayed with men or women who are good but not great, because they don’t want to be lonely. … they mean to develop intimate friendships, they mean to stop drinking like life is one big frat party. But they don’t do those things, so they live in an extended adolescence, no closer to adulthood than when they graduated.
Don’t be like that. Don’t get stuck. Move, travel, take a class, take a risk. There is a season for wildness and a season for settledness, and this is neither. This season is about becoming. Don’t lose yourself at happy hour, but don’t lose yourself on the corporate ladder either. Stop every once in a while and go out to coffee or climb in bed with your journal.
Ask yourself some good questions like: “Am I proud of the life I’m living? What have I tried this month? … Do the people I’m spending time with give me life, or make me feel small? Is there any brokenness in my life that’s keeping me from moving forward?”
Now is your time. Walk closely with people you love, and with people who believe … life is a grand adventure. Don’t get stuck in the past, and don’t try to fast-forward yourself into a future you haven’t yet earned. Give today all the love and intensity and courage you can, and keep traveling honestly along life’s path.
Here are some links that go along with today's post:

- A small piece on why we should enjoy our twenties.

- 24 Lessons that can be learned from Sex & the City.

- How to break a habit

- Sun on on side & not on the other... think about it.

- 8 Ways to be more couregous.

- Living Well: Use your Intuition to Make Big Decisions

- College degrees ARE still worth it. So don't think differently!

I think that is enough for now! I hope you all have a lovely wknd! I will be at work all wknd! WOMP! But I will def be vibing to this Yellow Album by Dom Kennedy I recommend you all check it ou.


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