Friday, March 9, 2012

Life is about challenges and battles and overcoming things that make you hurt.
Because that is certainly what I have been doing.

I just realized that I have been focusing more on overcoming obstacles instead of really enjoying life.  I dive into problems thinking the more I focus on what's wrong the better I can fix the problems. 
I need to learn how to acknowledge the problem and then let it float on by like it doesn't have anything to do with who, what, or where I am.
I am going to learn how to use the power of time and patience to help me let things pass so I can focus on enjoying the now. 
It seems so silly to me how I came to this recognition but I was browsing through Facebook and stumbled across a girl from high school.
She is a beautiful girl with a fantastic smile but had some issues when we were younger.
I clicked on her page to see how she was doing.
With every new picture that popped up onto my screen, all I saw was her white, beaming smile, and everyone surrounding her just as happy.  Each picture was about a different adventure she had enjoyed and with who she enjoyed them with.  I couldn't help but smile while looking at her page.  She looked so happy and so fulfilled.  Like she was really really REALLY enjoying life.
I want that to be me.
I want to look back at my pictures and think to myself, "WOW! That was really fun."

So here's to happiness, going with the flow, and making the best out of every possible minute of every day.

Monday, March 5, 2012

So here's a little update on my life here in Puerto Rico....
I was playing for Carolina.
We were bad
Very very bad
last place bad
The girls were AWESOME
like #Iwouldhangoutwiththemeverydayforayear kind of awesome
but we kept losing
so I got traded.

Now I play for Guaynabo.
We wear white spandex
like wet t shirt, transparent white spandex.
I didn't know how see through they were so I (accidentally) wore a leopard thong.
I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.
But we are good team.

I am starting to get sick of coffee
I never thought this day would come
It was somewhat inevitable considering I drink it during matches.
That's right, matches.
I nixed water.

Lately, I have been totally jazzed on finding fantastic quotes that speak to me in some sort of way.  They provide that much needed motivation to get me through the day or to start that daunting task/project.  Some quotes I find actually make me want to workout or eat right or even clean my home.  It's kind of crazy to think about the impact words have and yet the people who spoke them never planned to inspired hundreds if not thousands of others.

Some of my latest finds....

"You have enemies? GOOD! That means you stood up for something in your life."

"Life is short. Break the RULES, FORGIVE quickly, KISS slowly, LOVE truly, LAUGH uncontrollably and NEVER REGRET anything that made you SMILE"

"Don't let the best you have done so far be the standard for the rest of your life."

"When you feel like quitting, think about why you started."

"Eventually all the pieces fall into place. Until then laugh at the confusion, live for the moment, and know that everything happens for a reason"