Saturday, September 19, 2009

when a door closes...

There are bumps in the road, many that we just cant get around.. Go under, go over, go around or go through... but never give up.. There are many people in our lives that will try to bring us down, that will step all over you only to get higher in life. Forget those people. Don't let them bring you down. They only bring unnecessary negativity in your life. Who wants that? Sad how the whole world revolves around money, people have forgotten what family is.

Don't forget who you are in life, and remember that you are here for a reason. Even if you dont know what that reason is, you do have a purpose. I love my family and I love my friends! Keep your head up and dont forget that there is a whole lot more to life than our "daily" problems. God bless.

Monday, May 11, 2009

after the long trip

It feels like I am in a whole new world.. Nothing seems familiar, can't compare this place to any other places I've lived. But it is Rotterdam! Very lovely city, very well put together =)

I will add other pictures some other time. Enjoys these in the mean time =)



Thursday, March 19, 2009

can almost smell the end..

The end us almost here! This quarter flew by, even though I thought it would drag on forever.. With a lot of hard work and sleepless nights, I only have the final exam left. Im so freaked out to take this exam, but I do have a great motivation =) ...

In about 2.5-3 weeks, I will be flying to Holland to see my love! It's been about 2 months since we last saw eachother, and I can't wait to be in his arms again.. I've gotten so used to seeing this man everyday and being apart is just not healthy. Even though I've gotten used to living without him now, I would give everything up to see him again. Love makes you do stupid and crazy things.. lol


Thursday, February 26, 2009

I know that I haven't been on for a while, and its only because life can tend to get hectic, FAST!! But we all have to remember to breathe, slow down and enjoy what we have.

For me, when i get too busy and just caught up in life, I tend to forget to eat. Horrible idea. So after weeks of eating less and less during the day, I noticed that I lost some weight. Of course that was great news to me... but now... I've noticed that I have started to retain some water weight. WHAT?!? Yeah, I know.. sucks... So I found this great article that explained a lot and helped me understand a bit more on why my body is reacting this way.

Your body does an amazing job of correcting fluid imbalances. But poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle can tip the scales toward water retention. We have eleven water log prevention tips that will help you look leaner.

Don't Undereat
Of course a low-cal diet will help you lose weight, but shed too many calories and you could create water retention. Don't eat less than 1,200 calories per day and include lean protein, an important nutrient in short supply in very low-cal diets that helps stave-off water retention.

Move More!
Your lymphatic system can't drain excess fluid out of tissues without body movement. Exercise about four times a week to relieve your body of extra fluid and salt through sweating and increased respiration.

Get Dry
Alcohol acts as a diuretic at first, making you lose excess water. But that loss can lead to dehydration, causing the body to preserve its fluids. Opt for virgin cocktails, or dilute that glass of wine with seltzer.

Get Hydrated
While it seems contradictory, drinking plenty of plain
water -- 8 to 10 glasses per day -- will flush salt and fluid out of your system. A well-hydrated body in less likely to retain water.

Eat more frequently
Eat five or six small meals instead of three big meals. Nibbling or drinking at frequent intervals will keep you nourished and hydrated and will help avoid the rush of fluid to the tissues that may occur with eating large infrequent meals.

Choose Natural
Anything packaged-including that can of asparagus that seems so healthy-will give you more sodium than you need. Become a purveyor of the farmer's market. Ditch canned products and flavored packaged grains. Plan meals that include fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I'm in L O V E!!

My new found love... I can't get enough of it!! aaahh this stuff is amazing! Its so perfect, I absolutely love the fragrance =) Its called Irresistible Apple..

Voluptuous sun-kissed red apples with whispers of blond wood and soft musk. Enticing. Bold. Undeniably sexy.

I'm a huge fan of the lotion as well! The scent actually lasts on the skin, not all day long, but throughout the majority of the day. It leaves your skin so silky smooth.. I lovee itt.. Bath and Body are still having a sale at the back of their store, even though their semi anual sale is over. There are lots of goodies left that are 75% off.. Only while supplies last!


more snow?!

This gorgeous tuesday morning, all of Bellevue woke up to a white surprise.. SNOW! .... again! No one was excited really. Except me =) I absolutely love snow, and I'm not afraid to drive in it. I know that a lot of people dont like it when it snows here because it makes the commute longer and more difficult.

My poor little Echo got covered too.. Freezing baby..!

here is my little snow beast in the snow.. Isnt she pretty? Haha.. I got some great snow tires that allow me to drive in the snow without a problem. But it also takes skill heheh..

Well I just had to do a self portrait .. Just cant resist.


Sunday, January 25, 2009

So far apart..

The hardest part is letting go...

Love has us holding on to this dream life that we build together. I'm afraid that our world might fall apart, being so far away.. You truly are the light in my life that keeps me going strong. Thank you for letting me be my self, and making me feel beautiful as a woman. I love you and no matter how far apart we are, love will keep us together.

I believe that you will come back for me and that our lives will move forward..

Seeing you get on that plane today broke my heart. I haven't cried for you so hard before in my life. I guess now i realize how precious you are to me and that you are the one who keeps me sane. I love you..



Thursday, January 22, 2009

application process

So being in my shoes has just gotten unbearable. Don't want to go into detail... there just isnt enough time in this world to cover whats going on right now.

Something thats on top of my to-do list is applying to the Radiologic Technology program at my school. I am super nervous about this application process, but basically, this is what is brakes down to.

They accept students based on a point system.

Anatomy and Physiology 241 - 4.0

Anatomy and Physiology 242 - 4.0

Volunteer Experience - 1

Radiology Work Experience - 1
Reapplication - 1

Total: 11

The most points a student can accumulate is 11 points. This is where I feel everything gets tricky. I
need to maintain a 4.0 in my second course of Anatomy and Physiology to have a high chance of getting in. Which I know I can do, but its going to be very hard. Its something that I want, and I know that I will get.

Deadline is on Feb 15th.. just right around the corner. And I'm sure its going to get even closer with every blink of my eyes.

Knowing that I have this man by my side, supporting me is what makes my life worth living. He is my true motivation! I love you.