Monday, March 31, 2008


I've learned that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.- Unknown

Recently I almost lost my best friend. Things were changing in both of our lives and I lost sight of what was important in my life. Luckily the damage that was done to our relationship was reparable and together we were able to save our friendship. My best friend is the one person I trust most. She tells me straight up how she feels about things and I know right off the bat how she feels. We have been through alot together and I don't think that I could honestly say I would be the person I am today if she were not my best friend. I think too often people take friendships for granted and I have to say you really shouldn't. You should really cherish those who mean the most to you. Because in times of need they are the ones who will be by your side!

Sunday, March 30, 2008


Over the past few years I have learned so much about myself as a person. It's been an amazing growing experience and I have come to the conclusion that now more than ever I really truly believe that everything happens for a reason.
Again thinking back on "Eat, Pray, Love," I have realized that much like the author Elizabeth Gilbert I tend to lose myself in those I love. And I have decided to make sure that I never allow this to happen again. I will from this point forward set boundaries within every relationship I enter into.
When you are a person who continuously gives to make others happy you have to also learn to take. Relationships are not a one way street, it must go both ways otherwise ultimately someone is going to end up unhappy.

Eat, Pray Love

So recently after going through a difficult breakup I finally found the strength to read the book "Eat, Pray Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert. My mother had been hounding me about the book for weeks because she said the main character had many personality traits that reminded her of me. Of course when she mentioned this I was not in a state of mind to want to see any of that. However, in the two weeks since moving back home I have found that this book is amazing. Any woman who hasn't read this book should go out and buy it immediately. It has something to teach everyone. I believe my favorite part of the book is when Richard from Texas explains his definition of soulmates:
A true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you
everything that’s holding you back, the person who brings you to your own
attention so you can change your life. A true soul mate is probably the most
important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and
smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever. Nah. Too painful.
Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself
to you, and then they leave. And thank God for it
I found myself rereading this quote over and over in my head. It took me a really long time to wrap my brain around this definition. But ultimately it made sense. I can't believe how amazing this book really is!