Thursday, February 25, 2016

Hey There

^ my own personal R2!

Hey there, it's been a while huh?

It's sad when I can't really think of anything to write about... it's been all about school here lately, nothing too exciting. I get the urge to write a blog post and when I sit down to write it, I can't think of anything to say. I need some inspiration I guess.

Thankfully, exciting things are coming my way! Spring break, John's birthday and my 21st birthday!!! John and my family are coming to Austin to celebrate and I couldn't be more excited. I'm already planning it and it's still a month away! Also, I can't wait for margaritas ;)

A couple things that have been fun lately: Emily and I went and checked out a Star Wars mural she found! We were definitely freaking out about it. I've been reading books that aren't related to school which I've been pretty thrilled about. Anna and I went biking around Town Lake a couple of weeks ago! It was beautiful and I even did some exercise, which is very unusual if you know me. And finally, this weekend my parent's are coming to Austin to visit me. I haven't been home since winter break and won't be home till spring break, so I've been really home sick. Seeing them will be so nice! I'm looking forward to seeing people that aren't students, haha. 

With so many exciting things coming up, I'm looking forward to some writing inspiration. 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Best We Can

^ love yourself!!!

My roommate said something the other day that's been on my mind lately. She reminded me that it's easy to get annoyed, frustrated and angry with ourselves and other people. But, it is so important to remember this one thing: We're doing the best we can. 

With people, I tend to wonder why they do something a certain way or why they can't just do this one thing I asked. I criticize and assume I'm always right. But really, I'm so wrong. These people are doing the best they can do. No one does things maliciously to hurt me - they have their own life and their own struggles and their own battles. I need to understand that they can't always help me with my own. They are just doing the best they can. 

And with me... well, I am so hard on myself. Everything I do I question. I seek approval from all the wrong people and try my hardest to be what people want me to be. I knock myself down and inevitably struggle to pick myself back up. But here's the thing I have to realize: I'm doing the best I can. Even when I fail miserably, I tried and I tried my best. I won't get the acceptance I may want from other people and I can't continue to beat myself up for it. There is nothing wrong with me - I was wonderfully and beautifully made. So here's to reminding myself today and everyday that hey, you're doing the best you can. 

I found this really cool 18 day challenge online. Can you go 18 days without saying anything negative about yourself? It will be a struggle, but let's see if we can do it!