Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Maslow Theory

You're probably familiar with the Maslow Theory of how needs take precedence over others. Well, it has REALLY been on my mind lately. Not so much the specifics of this theory but really how day to day, week to week, and especially season to season our needs, desires and interests change.

The theory gives the example of hunger and how you will be hungry until you get food; however, if all of the sudden you are being choked by someone, your hunger will most definitely take back seat to the need of safety... and well, the need to get this fool off of you.

I'm noticing this more and more lately. Within one day I will find myself in the morning stressing about a project due, head to lunch and run into a friend from high school who has graduated from college and doing quite well with her life. I have now completely forgotten about my deadline and am now focused on my long-term life goals and trying to figure out the next step to fulfilling them. The day goes on as I get a call and learn that on a more personal/family level something is about to hit the fan, now all thoughts or worries about school/career decisions are in the distance and seem meaningless when compared to a loved one's well being.

You can go around in circles handling one need out weighing another! Its quite exhausting to be honest, but it does help with keeping you grounded and focused on things that actually matter. Stressing is pointless, worrying is a waste of time. Life is short and crap happens. I have no point to this blog... not. at. all. Just a lot of thinking going on lately, A LOT!

Lord, I need you more than I think I do.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

30,000 pounds of food!

Last Sunday 200 people got together, organized 30,000 pounds of food and then distributed it to over 2,500 people.

It was one of the most beautiful and incredible experiences I have ever been a part of.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Bucket List #56

Own the largest dictionary in existance!

made in 1929 and incredible!

Monday, November 9, 2009

ingenious or ridiculous?

My grandma's solution to dust-free water:

I love this woman!! There's little treasures like this all over the place :)

I would drive 60,000 miles..... and I would drive 60,000 more...

This blog has absolutely no purpose but to share my joy in the little things of life...

As I was driving out of a parking lot on Saturday night I realized that my odometer read 60,000 miles exactly! who cares right? haha I do! I was able to catch it right on the mile. You know how pissed I would've been if I had looked down and read 60,001 miles!? argh! I would've just missed it!

But I didn't! and I want to share the joy with every one of you :) (well, all 13 of you that ever read this haha)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Well that sucks!

I've been dealing with a few things over the past couple of days... things that everyone deals with, but plain and simple... they just suck.

1. You can't make a person feel one way or the other.

No matter what the situation or relationship, you cannot change how a person feels or reacts. I am usually a firm supporter of this, however on rare occasion... it just sucks!

2. When the child becomes the parent.

It just goes against the very nature of a parent/child relationship. Isn't it frustrating when you are stuck in a situation thinking, "Why am I the one who has to.... shouldn't they be the more mature ones... why am I having to deal with their unresolved issues?"

3. It takes two...

This pretty much goes hand in hand with #1, but it sucks when you try and try and try to rekindle a relationship but NO MATTER what you do nothing can be reconciled if the other person doesn't want it or doesn't try. and then you are left with, "do I give up?" "do I keep putting myself out there?" It's draining, but it happens... :(

Sorry to be a downer, but coming from someone who usually likes to control any situation I'm in it's been a pretty big smack in the face to realize that most things in life (at least the things that matter) are OUT of my control.

Monday, October 26, 2009

I left my heart in... SAN FRANCISCO

This past weekend I went to SF for a couple of days to visit my good friend Karis.

I had so much fun! The weather was gorgeous, the people were awesomely different, and catching up an amazing friend just made it all the better.

Chocolate wasn't too shabby either ;) seriously, they had a pool of chocolate... not ok!

We walked about 4 blocks which consisted solely of vintage stores... where I found the largest pair of earring I have ever seen.

Good times all around! Ive decided that I will definitely be taking more mini vacations like this. It is so necessary to just get out town ever so often.