This post is going up in the morning obviously, but please cross you fingers and pray to the nature gods that it will not rain today! I go in to school normal time today for a “pre-grad” breakfast, getting our gowns, and then the long grueling graduation practice. We will practice outside once and then practice once inside in case there is rain tonight. But if it rains during the day, we won’t even be able to practice outside to begin with. I am pretty sure this bad luck is stemming from the fact that it’s Friday the 13th. O the ironies. But we have to stay positive right? The only plus o having it inside is that I won’t trip and fall walking down the huge hill to my seat. And everything goes a bit quicker. But if it is inside, there are limited seats and only my Mom, Dad, and Jimmy can come. My grandparents won’t, which they were planning on doing.
After grad practice, we go home and then have to come back I around 5:30 I think since the ceremony starts at 7. I just hope I don’t fall asleep before I get my diploma! I have been going to bed at 8:30 the last few nights, and it has been glorious! 😉 I just can’t wait for tonight though! I will officially be a grad by 9 o’clock tonight! This day is going to be so surreal. I really do not feel like I should be graduating? Wasn’t I just a freshman?!
Now moving on to my 20th FTSF! FTSF(Finish The Sentence Friday) is that you are given a sentence each week and you finish it however you want, long or short. This week’s sentence was, “Dear Dad…”
Dear Dad, I don’t get to see you much anymore, we don’t talk much either. Even though our relationship isn’t as great as it could be, that will never change the fact that you are my dad and will always be my dad. I will always love you and always be there for you. You are my big teddy bear when I need a hug. You are my protection with you strength. You always make me laugh even when you annoy me 😉 You carry me when I break my toe on the beach. You go on a cray 19 mile bike ride in the heat of June with me. You go on random car rides with me to take photos for school. You drive 16 hours to a dance competition and then back the next day all by yourself. You’ve held me in your arms and cried. You will one day walk me down the aisle, our arms linked, a symbol that we will always be there for each other. I love you daddy. I hope you are proud of me and that I can always be your little girl.
Wednesday: Vegan Pepperoni White Bean Pizza
Thursday: The Tumultuous Journey
Blog Posts and Links I loved this week:
Life, Mind, Body, Spirit:
Worrying all the time is simple just not worth it.
A great lesson learned from the perspective of the young innocent mind.
Really great post! What defines a “real woman”?
Embrace what you do have!
They have the right idea 😉 Why can’t we all keep this care-free attitude? We had it one time, so let’s channel it again.
Where Gina is right now and her post-bacc years.
I think this was my favorite post all week. It was really thought-provoking for me and got me thinking about that yoga training…
Wow. Would you be able to do this?
Very interesting on how culture and our own self-esteem can dictate this and what “happiness” means.
I want to see real too!
Katie always knows how to make herself glow!
Wow, wow, wow! Must read!
Are you the mom you want to be? Are you present in your child’s life?
For somethings more is better than less!
On taking that leap of faith in the real adult world.
Ever find yourself resisting and delaying getting things done?
Expanding your practice one on one with a teacher.
A little help for the newly certified.
An amazing story!
In the market for a new pair of kicks? This can help!
Are you a dumbbell junkie? Yes. But I also use my barbell and only really use my kettlebell for swings.
You should only be focused on what works for you and what your body needs. You don’t truly know how anyone else eats all the time either.
These are some great “rules” to implement! Don’t worry, no diets and restriction here!
Gabby breaks it down so you won’t break down!
Why the choice was just no longer working for Heather.
Lentils? Hm, I’m game!
My future palace! We will be together again, very very soon!
Ditching the shoulds and getting real about wellness.
Blogging & Social Media:
A letter to a new blogger after 5 successful years of blogging.
We don’t need to be perfect. We are normal people too, just like you. With real lives, feelings, and everyday struggles.
Okay, so this might be my other top favorite post this week! Read it!
Fashion & Beauty:
Some of these look really great! I’ve never tried LUSH, but I may just have to!
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Sprouted Saffron & Basil Hummus. Now this is some fancy bean spread 😉
Millet and Carrot Veggie Burger. Yummy! Full of goodness and perfect for Summer cook-outs!
Quinoa-Chia Freezer Bars. These look like so much fun! I loved puffed grains!
Chunky Classic Fig Newton’s. Michelle said she would be posting this recipe this week and I could not wait! These look so fabulous! I always had a weird things with Fig Newton’s. Sometimes I liked them as a kid, other times I hated them. But that was many many moons ago!
Vegan Caprese Sandwiches with Garlic Cashew Cheese. All you need now is some gluten-free bread and your good to go!
PB&J Medjool Date Smoothie. Really simple, but this is really calling me to make it!
Take It Anywhere Tabata Workout. And a fun workout to balance it all out 😉
A few things I loved about my week or am grateful for:
+ I can’t end this post with out a another tribute to my Daddy. Father’s Day is on Sunday and since I won’t be posting again until Monday, this only seems fitting. My mom found this picture last week on my birthday and I absolutely fell in love with it. I am only a few days old here. Already bonding with my daddy 18 years ago, forever his little girl. I love you Daddy <3 XOXO
+ Summer has officially begun. Really. Now it is time to make the most out of every single day until I leave for DC!
+ With Summer now in full swing, that means I don’t have to pre-write all my blog posts a week in advance! I can to same day blogging and actually talk about my life! Woohoo! I have so many ideas, recipes, things, and stories to share with you! Thanks to my handy multiple notebooks and Google Docs, I can remember all this stuff to share!
+ I think I may have found a yoga studio to do training at this fall down in DC! I am going to contact them this weekend and them maybe set up a meeting when I go down for my college orientation at the end of June! I will keep you updated!
So tell me:
+ Was your graduation inside or outside? Was it due to rain? My brother’s was outside and it was good (and so hot! I got sunburn of course!) But I was able to get a video with my camera of him receiving his diploma! Last year the kids had graduation inside due to rain. It looked really cramped in the main gym. A sea of people. They also set up the auditorium with a live-stream for the extra family member who can’t fit in the gym bleachers.
+ Doing anything special for Father’s Day?
+ What are you most looking forward to this Summer? Outdoor yoga practices, reading time, cooking time, savoring my last few weeks in NJ with my family! O and hopefully good warm weather…
See you Monday with a graduation recap…hopefully! XOXO Have a great weekend!
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