Friday, October 29, 2010

Boys to Men

No, not the band. I'm talking about the concept. How exactly does a boy become a man? What makes the difference between man and boy? And where does "guy" fit in the spectrum? If you ask me, there is one big thing that answers all of these questions. It's all about the heart.

   When a boy is just a boy, he's just learning. He loves his mother and it's ok that he does. Sure, he probably won't admit it to his friends, nor will he admit his crush on a girl.  A guy starts to accept that he can have feelings, he just might not show them. A man accepts and embraces the fact that a woman can be a part of his life. A man doesn't care if he's called a man. A man doesn't care what his image is, although he tries to make a good one. A guy is selective in who he shares his relationship with. A guy is over the "cooties" scare, and although he may admit less to loving his mother than a boy would, but a guy is at least closer to being on his way to manhood than a boy. Not that a man can't still learn, because he can. Everyone can. But when a man loves someone, he doesn't care who knows it. He treats a woman right and is there for her, and lets her be there for him. So the bottom line, when a man's heart is fully opened is when he really is a man.

That is all.

 There are many guys I know who will always be guys. But there are also many guys I know who will be the sweetest, kindest, smartest, and most loving men I'll ever know.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Make New Friends But Keep the Old, One is Silver and the Other's Gold

The circle is round, it has no end, that's how long I want to be your friend!  :) Thank you Girl Scouts haha.

Tonight I went to the Richwoods Choir Concert and I have to admit how much I miss that department of Richwoods. Those friends were the best friends, and despite the bad, bad times, the teachers were the best too. Although, the recycling of music really needs to take a break haha. I do love seeing old friends at the same time, and it’s actually really nice to know that some things never change. (Great song yes, but really intended for the actual meaning.) It seems almost kind of weird how unchanged things are but at the same time, everything is changing around me at this time in life, so it’s funny to be able to just pick up right where we left off, as if two years ago was really just yesterday.
            It’s also funny to realize how much you do for a person without even noticing. Handing over my wallet, my car keys, my car, and being an accomplice to any and every thing bad without even questioning it. Funny the way it is when you think about it… (ok, that one was intended haha).
            I keep having all of these good ideas about what I can do with this blog, but they always come at the most inopportune time, like when I’m running or when I’m right in the middle of something else and can’t write it down. One of these days I will make the thought stick and maybe then I can actually make something of this blog haha. But if you’ve been reading, thanks for continuing.
            Also: in case I happen to die next semester, let the record show why. Let’s start off with stats. Enough said. Chem, plus a lab. Bio 145, a.k.a the hardest Bio offered at ICC, plus a lab. Psych. English. 17 hours. Ending with death. Just so everyone knows. That is all.
…something something….and to all a goodnight!  …what’s the first part of that quote?? That’s gonna bug me…
"Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget."   -Unknown

Monday, October 25, 2010

Rainy Days and Mondays

What a Monday. And a rainy day. Cue the Carpenter’s soundtrack, which by the way I did haha.
            School wasn’t too bad today, and work was fun, like always. I was lucky enough to make it to my mom’s yoga class. I really love it when I do yoga with my mom, and I wish I did it more often. It’s true what she said tonight in class that the hard part is getting there, not the actual yoga itself. The last two times I’ve been to my mom’s class, she’s made it really fun for me. During Savasana, when she comes and adjusts each of students, she gets to me and finishes. The she touches my eyes and my heart. I didn’t even have to ask after the first time she did it what she meant. Tonight during class we were doing half-moons with partners and as my mom and I were doing it, one of her students called us cute, and I know it’s not a big deal and it might make some teenage girls cringe be called cute as a pair with their mom. Just in the past year, it’s so crazy to see how far my mom and I have come. More on this subject some other time, I’m becoming verklempt (I love that words, especially around my aunt Val) J.
I’m watching Hoarders right now and it really makes me want to go pick up my room. It also makes me grateful yet again to have such good parents. Tomorrow I have a meeting with my advisor to figure out how I can squeeze 16 hours into 5 days a week and get me to work at 3. Ha… Today we watched part of Monty Python and the Holy Grail in my English class. I love that class. My professor, Dr. Angela Cox, is awesome. She just knows how to get us to talk and get us interested, and frankly that’s half the battle with most students, if you ask me.
I guess this really wasn’t a bad Monday really; the weather and the day just fit the song title all too well. Alright, early morning run tomorrow before class so it’s time to wrap this up. Thanks for reading, and I don’t know if this is even an option but leave some comments or suggestions or whatever you feel like leaving. J Thanks! Wish me luck on shaving off these last 4 seconds of my run!

"A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart." -Author Unknown
"A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be a friend."  -Author Unknown

This one gets two quotes just because :)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Lazy Saturday

I love waking up whenever I feel like it to find weather that just lets me stay comfy all day.
            So today I got a little slip of paper in the mail from my career class letting me know my grade and cumulative GPA and I’m wondering if that means for that class only or all around. But I’m happy with it either way so I won’t worry about it.
            Last night I saw Sweeney Todd at Cornstock and it was great. My very own uncle Bob Parkhurst was Sweeney and my very own best friend Hannah Sutton was in the chorus, along with lots of other awesome people and the whole production was fantastic. If you don’t have tickets, I’d definitely suggest you try to find some because it was scary good.
           Today becomes a lazy day for now, before I run anyway, and then I’ll be going out to Brimfield to celebrate my cousin Sam’s 24th birthday! J And on top of that I’ll be spending the night at another one of my family’s houses to watch their two dogs for the night. At the same time I’m also watching my neighbor’s cat while they are in Ireland. It’s just an animal watching weekend haha.
            I thought I’d have more interesting things to discuss so far on this whole blog thing so you’ll have to forgive me until I get the hang of it haha. Give me a couple more days and maybe something more exciting will happen J

“The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.”   - Andy Warhol

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Beginning

Hey everyone! This is my first legitimate blog, so this is kind of exciting. Thanks for checking this out, I hope you enjoy it :)
        This blog will mostly be surrounding the goings-on in my life and how I am applying them to my future. I figure if you live how you want to live, that's how it will be. Like the saying, "Dress for the job you want, not the job you have." So I guess I'll start with a little bit about myself.
        I am a freshman at ICC, our community college here in town. So far it's pretty good here as far as classes and my education are concerned, but as for the social aspect of it all...well, it's community college. But hey, I have plenty of time for the social parts of life later on..haha. I came into this school not really sure of what I wanted to major in, nonetheless what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, but I just completed a career class that pointed me towards the medical field. Coincidentally, I am currently employed at KP Chiropractic and Acupuncture on Willow Knolls Road. I love it there and it has really opened up some new doors for me. My bosses are so great and every day that I go in to work, I'm happy about it, which is more than a lot of people can say about their jobs. I think this job came at the perfect time for me because just as I am realizing that similar work done there is a possibility for my own career choice, I am getting hands on experience.
        I am also in training for the Chicago Marathon next October, and it's a good thing too because I'm going to need all that time and more to be ready for it haha. My genius friend Matt Carlberg and I decided that we wanted to train for this out of the blue, so for the past two months we have been running every day, give or take a few days :) and already I have noticed a change in my eating habits, sleeping habits, and my tendency to think about everyday activities in relation to how it will affect my run that day. I’m excited to see how I progress over these next few months.
Well, it just kind of dawned on me that I'm the boss of this whole blog thing and I can be done whenever I want, so for now I think I'll come to a close, and I look forward to writing more for you guys. Feel free to check of my Facebook page too. Thanks for reading! 

"'There are only two way to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." -Albert Einstein