Summer Lovin’ Bucket List

I can officially say, after a few days of recuperation, that I am done with my sophomore year of college and am finally a junior.

Tragically, I’m no where near close to done…

But it’s summer and I can worry about that another time. For now, I am going to worry about my summer bucket list.

I decided to make a bucket list for the summer because why not? I’d like to get these things done one day, so why not this summer?

Life is for living, so that’s what I plan on doing

Anyhow, this is my list:

    • Lose 20 pounds
    • Go to at least two texas restaurants from “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives”
    • Take a spontaneous trip
    • Go to a baseball game
    • Go camping
    • Go a whole day without technology
    • Do a color run or at least be able to run a 5k
    • Hammock on campus
    • Float the river
    • Read 2+ books for pleasure
    • Fly kites on campus
    • Go to a drive in movie

It isn’t that impressive of a list, but they are all things I want to do.

I’ll keep you all up to date on this list and my life as it develops


Are, Final, Finals Final?

Just a fun little update on my life:

My schooling for the semester is over. So now, while I figure out my grades, I am just floating about, relaxing, and doing whatever I feel like.

I’ll be regularly blogging now, for the rest of the summer.

My Burnout Stress Diary

Have you ever heard of the work burnout syndrome? No? Well i’m good friends with it.

Let me tell you about what it is. Burnout takes place when you build up so much stress upon yourself and do so many things on top of one another and it becomes so much that you eventually just break. Your mind kind of collapses and you become lethargic, unmotivated, depressed, etc.. Well, from what I have gathered, this is a real (be it temporary) mental complication (condition seems too permanent a word) that can require actual therapy if it gets bad enough. They say that stress and other worries are the main causes of burnout and there are a few ways to help rectify it.

Some remedies include:

  • Exercise
  • Eating healthy, drinking plenty of water, getting good sleep, you can see where they are going with this: physical health
  • Moving about
  • Therapy, if nothing else works
  • Finally, a stress diary to express all that pent up emotion/stress/rage inside

So that’s what I’m going to try to do, write a stress diary entry every day, at least until my finals have finished, that is.

I’ll let you know how that goes.

A Short Story of Innate Human Kindness

Kindness Blog

A Short Story of Innate Human Kindness

by Dom

human kindness

Two seriously ill gentlemen occupied the same hospital room. The first man’s treatment required him to sit straight up in his bed for an hour every afternoon to drain fluid from his lungs. His bed lay next to the room’s only window. The second man was bedridden and spent all of his time flat on his back. The two men were fast friends and would talk for hours. They spoke of their wives and families; they shared their most intimate memories from their childhood; they talked about their skills and passions in life; they reminisced on vacations taken long ago.

Every afternoon, while the first man had to sit up by the window for his treatment, he would pass the time by describing everything he saw out of the window to his roommate.

The second man began to truly live during…

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Sticks and Stones

Daily reminder to live life thoughtfully and treating people properly

The Soul Diet

Today watch your words. Our words are powerful things indeed. They
have the ability to either hurt or heal others. When we feel at peace
within our own selves, we don’t need to pull others down, only lift them
up. It’s vital in our spiritual development to recognize that sticks and
stones may break others physically but words can do far more harm
emotionally. Today, if you feel yourself about to lash out with negative
words, stop yourself and remember what Thumper said to the skunk
in the movie Bambi, “If you don’t have something nice to say then
don’t say anything at all.”

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What Is Love?

Some great advice on finding the one and relationships.

Author -Carole Parkes

Cross-Stitched Wedding

What is Love?

Does anybody know what love is? My guess is no-one can define it, or put it into a single sentence, least of all me. Neither am I an expert on marriage, but, having been married for 49 years, and witnessing my parents’ long marriage; I do feel I might know a bit about it. Enough anyway, to express some views on love, and what makes a relationship work.

My parent’s marriage lasted nearly 76 years, and they never stopped loving each other despite the trials thrown at them. My mum was 18 and pregnant when she married my dad, who was 22. My mum, an only child, had already lost her father when she was 15; he’d had a stroke. Her mother was also ill, from the effects of breathing in cotton fibres at the mill where she worked. She died aged 45 when my mum was just 20. Just…

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The Trials and Tribulations of ADD Testing

There is something to be said for the doctors that perform these tests, they have such patience that it bewilders me. I’m sitting through this five hour long test and I’ve barely made it through two and I wonder how she makes it through five on the regular. All these different tests and the evaluation of the results and even the paperwork that must follow. It bewilders me as I answer these questions about my psychology and my ability to do math and timed reading assessments. We will see how it turns out.

Why Can’t We Talk About Mental Disorders?

This is so important. I want each of my followers to read this and understand that you should not feel stigmatized by something you can’t control, and know that I am here for you.

The Persistent Platypus

I want to go on a small tangent for a few hundred words, so please bear with me 🙂

If you have read a few of my earlier posts, or my bio, I have talked about my struggle with anxiety. It is something that has been apart of my life since I was young. I struggled for a long time trying to figure out what was wrong, but couldn’t quite put my finger on it. When I was in college I finally realized what it was, and I will admit that I felt relieved, or even happy, to be able to put a name with what was happening to me.

My internal struggles did not end with a diagnosis. I continued to try and keep my affliction private because I was afraid of what people would think of me. I had (and still have) wonderfully supportive parents, but it was…

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The roller coaster called CoLLeGe.

I want my followers to keep this list in mind. The most important thing to your success in college is how you handle it.

sharing the best years of my life: my twenties

Our lives are just a huge compilation of moments- great moments, bad moments, and whatever’s-in-between moments. Things happen, people come and go, and doors close and open, but the amount we learn from each of those moments in our lives is astounding. I absolutely know I am not the same girl I was two years ago when I turned 18.  I was fresh out of high school, unaware of what the world had to offer, and especially unaware of what the roller coaster called CoLLeGe was going to show me.  My eyes have been opened in more ways than one and I’ve learned more about myself in these past two years of my college experience than I ever did in my whole 18 years of life prior coming to college. There’s just something about being on your own, in a new town, and surrounded by strangers that has that affect on…

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