Now Is Good.

•March 6, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Well geez. I hope this comes out in America. I really want to see it.

veganism? why, yes.

•March 4, 2012 • 2 Comments

As according to my bucket list,

Number 18: Try out being a vegan for a minimum of two weeks.

Today is my…*counts fingers*…fifth day being vegan. So for the last five days, I haven’t partaken of meat, eggs, dairy, and gelatin. It’s actually been really amazing. There’s a certain natural energy that comes from eating only natural food. I know that may sound extremely pretentious, being vegan and all, but it’s been surprisingly wonderful. Eating a bunch of oatmeal and hummus and veggies is kind of a dream.

I wish I could be vegan for a period longer than two weeks, but it’s a really expensive lifestyle. All the soy products are extremely overpriced. I don’t understand how it’s so cheap to go to McDonald’s and get a burger, but to have healthy food, it’s so expensive. No wonder America has so many obesity issues, healthy food is too pricy! I’ve read that in Denmark, it is the other way around, and unhealthy food is given a special tax. It’s kind of mind-blowing. Believe me though, I love eating juicy chicken nuggets and french fries (and for under $5) as much as anyone. I just wish that there were more options for America to eat cheap and healthy food.

Which leads me to the idea that there should be a vegan/vegetarian fast food chain. I’m surprised it hasn’t already happened.

Anyways. *rant over* It feels good to actually get something done on my bucket list, because a lot of them require being over 18 and having money. To cross something off next week will feel quite nice.

Well, that’s all I have tonight. Sorry I’m rather inconsistent with blogging. Hope everyone has a nice rest of the weekend. Au revoir!

P.S. This is completely off topic from this post, but please go to the library or a bookstore right now and get the book Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. Oh my gosh, such an amazing book. To be honest, it might have brought me back into my elementary/middle school phase of reading practically only historical fiction. And it was an easy and quick read, as well. Look it up and read about it, then get the book. Seriously. It’s really worth it.

Hosea 6:1-3

•February 21, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Come, let us return to the LORD.
He has torn us to pieces
but he will heal us;
he has injured us
but he will bind up our wounds.
After two days he will revive us;
on the third day he will restore us,
that we may live in his presence.
Let us acknowledge the LORD;
let us press on to acknowledge him.
As surely as the sun rises,
he will appear;
he will come to us like the winter rains,
like the spring rains that water the earth.

Adventure time.

•February 16, 2012 • 1 Comment

Tomorrow, I am going up to Massachusetts to visit my older brother at his college. He’s at a coast guard sort of school, and he’s getting back from (essentially) a cruise around Central America. He has been gone since the end of Christmas break, so my family is driving up and staying for a week.

Perhaps best part? I get to miss school. I really need a break. Even though we only go three days a week, it’s still so stressful and time-consuming. And I hate that I am constantly studying, but not truly learning anything. I go to school to learn, not to study. Why can’t teachers get that through their heads.

Oh, and it’s actually wintry up there. I am excited to actually where winter clothes and perhaps even get to see some snow. Winter is a lovely season, and I wish that Georgia’s wasn’t so bipolar this year.

I’m hoping while I’m up there I will also have time to focus on some photography. I have all these great photo ideas and I’m constantly inspired by the photographs I see on tumblr, but then I’m either too lazy or too busy to actually go out and take pictures. And the most sucky part is that I now have my license, so I could drive out to somewhere remote and do a photo shoot, but I just…haven’t. I’m hoping to produce something substantial out of this trip.

Anyways, this post was just sort of a general update, and I’ll probably blog  some more next week. Hope everyone has a wondrous and relaxing weekend.

Political Tidbit.

•February 12, 2012 • 1 Comment

This is so true.

Even though I don’t agree with the whole Wall Street thing, I think it’s great for people to protest for what they believe in.

But practice what you’re saying. This kind of hypocrisy is just ridiculous.

 

Quote.

•February 12, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Here she stopped and, closing her eyes, took a deep breath of the flower-scented air of the broad expanse around her. It was dearer to her than her kin, better than a lover, wiser than a book. For a moment she rediscovered the purpose of her life. She was here on earth to grasp the meaning of its wild enchantment and to call each thing by its right name.

–Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago

Lacking

•February 9, 2012 • 2 Comments

I’m in a bad place right now.

I have so much, yet I am not grateful for really any of it. I choose to focus on what I don’t have and let it resonate within me until I am just complete devoid of anything joyful or godly.

I know people that have so much less than me who are infinitely more thankful. It bothers me that I know what’s wrong with my life, but I can’t seem to change it.

How does one get out of such a funk?