It’s crazy that it’s already the middle of February. The semester is almost over and no lie…that’s ridiculous! Everything’s going by so fast and somehow dragging by at some points. But I guess that’s just how it is. The good stuff takes forever to come when you’re waiting for them and the rocky points in the week seem to last forever.
But to catch you all up with some of the good! I went to New York at the end of last month, got to see Daniel! The amount of traveling I did was absurd, but definitely an experience. Despite the constant transportation switches I must say I was quite proud of how well I could navigate through the city and get to Rhinebeck.
Overall, I had a lovely trip and enjoyed getting to take a little break in-between all the chaos. I realize that there is so much going on everyday that I find it hard just to keep pace with myself which is obviously frustrating and overwhelming at times, but can also be seen as an opportunity to put enough of myself into each day. The days go by faster when I’m busy and it helps me stay organized (ironically) with all the stuff going on at once.
Now…I want to talk about my new found obsession that I honestly can’t explain. I’m not sure why I fell in love with this movie – could be the music, or the simple fact that it was about love between two sisters – but really Frozen is a magical Disney movie. Pretty sure I’m constantly singing “Let it go” and now the soundtrack is in my car so I get to hear the loveliness on the go! Of course, I’ve shared the awesomeness of this cinematic adventure with the boyfriend and just about anyone else who is willing to watch. Like I said before, I don’t really know how to explain this new love but I simply wanted to announce it to the world! Because it’s been a delightful time :)
Finallyyyyy my last thought. I’ve been trying to think of ways to alleviate stress and maintaining a positive outlook on all things in life. So I made a list of things that make me happy and the one I wanted to put into action. I love helping people, making people happy brings me implicit joy. It puts a smile on my face to know I could put a smile on yours. With that thought in mind I was stumped thinking of ways to contribute to the lives of others in a simple and time efficient way so that it didn’t uproot my routine, but still fulfilled it’s purpose. That’s when Netflix saved me…movies are clearly a theme for me this month. I saw this movie called The Letter Writer on my home page and I figured why not? Watched it, kind of cheesy acting to be honest, but the message was great. This old man randomly picked a name and address out of a phone book every morning and wrote them an encouraging and uplifting letter and sent it their way. Then he wrote small personal notes that he would randomly hand out while he was out and about in town running errands. He gave them to people he felt needed a little spark to their day. Since then I have started writing a few of those personal notes a day and handing them out as I go around. Now. Let me just say, some react differently than others. Let’s face it, reality isn’t like in the movies, I certainly can’t find a phonebook anywhere around here plus I think the random notes are hard enough right now. But they’re quite fun to write and aside from one awkward encounter I’ve had they’ve been received well by others. :)
1. New York is wonderfuuuuul and I really want to go back and play in the snow soon.
2. Frozen has brought awesomeness into my life (the only true way a Disney movie can…through my heart <3 )
3. Writing notes + making smiles = happy meeeee
Thanks for reading and Happy Valentines Day!
“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” -Lena Horne