Monday, August 23, 2010

Awesome Poem

Stumbled upon this poem via my friend, Kathleen. It's awesome, and can totally see it hanging in my house somewhere, someday.

"Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love – for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment is it perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you from misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world."
Max Ehrmann (Desiderata: A Poem for a Way of Life)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

I Should Be...

Studying for my last exam of the summer! But I'm too full from my dinner and need some free internet time between work and studying right? Of course right.

After my exam tomorrow I'm going to get my keys to my house. How exciting! This will forever be known as my first ever house! What I have so far:

  • bed (using one from my own room)
  • bookcase (see above)
  • desk
  • clothes...
  • bed spread, sheets, pillows
  • towels
  • backpack
  • bicycle (dad found in shed, bonus!)
And what I still need:
  • desk chair
  • decorations for room
  • school supplies
  • chain for bike
  • to pay money for rent....ugh

Sunday, August 15, 2010


So I saw these awesome shoes on my cousin's maid of honor during her wedding weekend of festivities and fell in love with them. Went home and just devoured myself into their website, collections of shoes and their movement. What are these shoes you ask? TOMS.

I read every inch of information on their website and just fell in love with the entire company. Their whole idea is One for One. Buy a pair of TOMS and a child in need will receive their own pair of shoes. Genius. I wanted to buy a pair so badly but I'm just never at a mall and there are scarce stores that sell them. Until yesterday. I found them! I bought a pair of red classics.

And when I got home I got even more obsessed. I learnt of all the amazing internships the company offers and the great environment they have invented! It's not just shoes, it's a lifestyle. Believe it or not.