Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A Poem on Feeling Aimless

I took this a few days ago while skiing.

This is a poem I found recently that I wrote a while ago. I wrote it during a time when I was feeling aimless - so small and insignificant; as if I never had done anything truly important. I don't suppose I've done anything really significant since them, but rather I've realized that it's the people around you that you touch, which is far more important than where you work or what you've done. I don't think i'll every truly know how much I effect other people, whether that be in a good way or otherwise. Anyways, here's the poem:

I am reaching for something I cannot attain – for a light that will ever glow, for a love that seems to hide it's face. Thoughts of purpose drift through me - a river of music running up ahead. I want to sleep – to dream of light, of love, of courage, of peace... a state of genuine awe at this strange thing we call life.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Reliving My Favorite Disney Movies:


I saw Frozen the other week and it made me want to watch all my favorite Disney (and Pixar) movies:

1. Frozen Frozen

2. Beauty and The Beast
beauty and the beast

3. The Lion King
"I'm surrounded by idiots" - Scar, The Lion King

4. Up
love defined

5. Tangled
One of the best quotes! Hahaha

6. Mulan 

That's Just a few out of the many. What's your Favorite Disney Movie?

Sunday, January 12, 2014

DIY Notebook Cover

The other day I was getting rid of stuff when I came across my old Pottery Barn magazines and remembered a pin I saw a while ago of a notebook cover. I used a regular composition book, and taped a magazine page on and I finished the book off with a quote on the inside cover.

Monday, January 6, 2014

How I'm Going to Keep up My Resolutions:

1. Apps – I love apps (I seriously have an app addiction!)  and I've found they really help me to stay on track of my goals and stick to them. My three favorite productivity apps are:

– A community of people all trying to make and break habits – lift helps me to be accountable.

– My favorite to do list app – is simple but stylish; especially if you purchase the extend feature for different themes, fonts and other premium options.

– I was reluctant to try Canary out at first, because it doesn't have iCal sync (they are working on that); but I love the formatting and customization options so much I decided to switch from my previous favorite – Cal.

2. Printables - other than apps, write-on calendars and other organizational printables is a good way to keep focused. 

– I really love this one, it's a little bit odd because it starts on a Monday; but nevertheless it's my favorite I've found so far.

– This is where I put my more detailed to-dos and appointments.

- I write down the thing I want to accomplish most on this each day.

3. Work and determination
• It's easy to plan with fancy apps and calendars, but no matter how much you glam it up it’s still work. What it comes down to is determination – for which I'm striving to possess.