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Learning Patience In a World of “Time is Money and Money is Time”

In our busy day-to-day life we are rushed to do everything. We are rushed to eat lunch, to get somewhere, to finish something, or to take a quick nap. In our great American nation we no longer take time to stop and smell the roses, we are always rushing (which is why I think fast food is popular). Anyway, this post is not about a revelation on how I think we should make time for everything about about how we need to stop rushing into love.

With the upcoming Valentine Day season you can not go to the store without being surrounded by “I Love You” balloons and teddy bears all priced extremely high. Some of my single girl friends are beginning to think they will be forever alone and my guy friends are steering clear of anyone looking for commitment. However, we need to STOP with the idea that we need to find love! Us a twenty-something college student I can’t commit to buying a certain brand of cookies because of their price let alone make the commitment to marry someone.

Our generation has two sides one that does not want commitment until they’re 50 or those who by now are married/engaged/have children. Both options are fine if it is what you choose however here is some food for thought: what if we rush into a marriage/commitment/partnership/whatever label you choose and later on we find “the one” who we are truly meant to be with? What if the only reason we made a commitment to someone is for fear of not finding someone else or of being alone? I mean, we are considered the selfish generation why can we not be selfish with our love and wait to make that big step with someone who you truly want to be with not with someone who you at the tender age of nineteen thought was your end-all-be-all. Sometimes we try to get ahead of our own destiny instead of it finding us. 

 

This small though was brought on by this song that my mom loves, “Tarde by Ricardo Arjona” I included a link for those of you who want to listen to it. 

 

– Warm Wishes, 

Marisol

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Who Am I? And other concerns…

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Hello pepperonis, 

I hope everyone is having a fantastic start to their week. I’ve been on the struggle bus these  two day. I am literally almost falling asleep in class, but someone how through the wonderful use of energy drinks I have made it through. This post will be about the all to often question that I ask myself, who am I?

I typically ask this question to myself when I am showering because it’s the only time where I am disconnected from everything in life. I literally have nothing else to do beside do normal shower stuff and think. This morning as I was getting in the shower it occurred to me that in the past two years since I’ve been out of high school I’ve grown up so much. I have matured, made better decisions, and overall been a better person. However, I feel like something is missing. I don’t know what but lately I have a yearning for something new and challenging. 

I am in the current search for this new life fulfilling adventure that I might embark on and I will keep you guys posted. And of course if you guys have any suggestions I’m all ears.

With much love and affection,

Marisol  

Sick Days and Beyond

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Hello Peeps!

I would like to formally apologize for not posting in ages. I have been super duper sick lately (the stomach flu and regular flu has been going around here at school). So I’ve had to deal with doctors, medications, and throw up bags for the past week and a half. It hasn’t been pleasant but I did learn a couple of things from it. 1. Who you can count on and 2. How to make really, really good chicken noodle soup. 

My parents were gracious enough to make the 6 hour trip up to school to take care of me and bring me medicine which meant the world to me. Also, friends here who were so considerate of what I needed. It really made me place things into perspective and value what I had both health wise and people wise. I’m so blessed to have SO many great people care about me. 

Two, I made delicious chicken noodle soup the entire time. It was awesome. Oh, and Panera has scrumptious bagels that compliment the taste of my soup. 

Well, off I go to finish all the work I missed those days. 

With much love and affection, 
Marisol

Two of Life’s Greatest Lessons… That I’ve Learned So Far.

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Two of Life's Greatest Lessons... That I've Learned So Far.

Hello everyone,

I hope your life is great. Today, I did a lot of self reflecting and I realized that in the short 20 years that I have been alive I have not learned many of life’s lessons; but, if there was something in my head that was certain I knew two things. 1. Love is complex and there is many spectrums of love. 2. Knowing how to respects others is essential in surviving. Now I’ll discuss them a tad bit more in depth.

1. To give and to receive love is one of the greatest treasures that a person could posses. However there are many shades of love and the single most important thing you should love is, yourself. Without loving yourself you can not give love or really appreciate it when you receive it.

2. Respect. Respecting others and yourself is essential in being able to live a fulfilling life.

I know these two life lesson’s I’ve learned aren’t much but I think for being only 20 years old I’m not doing bad.

With all my love and affection,
Marisol

All the Roses in the World.

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Hello Everyone!

Well it’s official it is finally SPRING, yay! It is finally that time of year when things start to seem a little less gloomy, a tad bit brighter, and a whole lot warmer. And for those allergy sufferers like me the time when allergy medicine becomes your best friend in the whole world. With spring comes a breath of warm air in which we can start imagining those upcoming (or reminiscing on) the summer nights. Also, the time when the earth becomes covered in beautiful flowers. 

That is what todays post is about flowers. I know it seems so cheesy and simple but give me just a second to explain and you’ll see what I mean. I would like to compare a single gorgeous rose to life. A rose when one sees it in full bloom is wonderful and splendorous this is like life. From the outside looking in a persons life is excellent and nothing is wrong with it but much like the rose life has thorns, and other imperfections in it. However, instead of tossing the rose to trash can just  because you mis handled and pricked yourself your just grab it with more caution. This too is like life, just because you have a crappy day,  week, month, or year does not mean we should throw in the towel and call it quits. We need stand back up and learn a new technique on how to handle life. So my friends, be handle life like the beautiful rose. Admire the beauty, be cautious of the thorns, but never ever give up life is to amazing to just give up.  

Stay fabulous and rock those spring colors my friends!

 

With love and affection,
Marisol

Love…

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Hello everyone!
     First and for most I would like to apologize to everyone for not having posted in a while. I had midterms this past week and that absorbed my life. If anyone else was on the same boat I commend you on survive! 

     So, the most stressful final I had was about the History of Iran. I know it sounds super interesting and it is but it kicked my behind into next year. Anyway, one of the authors that we had to read was the great poet Rumi. This poet wrote about many different subject but his idea of love is the one that, to me, was the most interesting. He wrote, “Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.” This struck a chord with me when I read it because lately I have continuously thought, ‘Where is my prince charming?!’
     The reason for this is that everyone and their dog has been blowing up my Facebook feed with their engagements. Which is great don’t get me wrong, but I feel everyone is on a different stage of life and I’m still stuck back in a mentality of wanting to get a really good education. Am I doing something wrong? Is it the classic case of, “It’s me not you”? I just don’t know. 
     Then after getting worked up about me not having a boyfriend I think, how many of them are truly happy with their choice? I know of at least two friends who got married because they got pregnant, and some that are doing it because they want to get out of the house. And worse I know of many who are in abusive relationships. So am I really missing out? Am I doing something wrong? No, me and all you beautiful single people out there are  just not settling. We are not going to stay with someone out of fear of not finding someone else. We must never settle for our minimum; what we must do is strive to find that person who are Rumi says has always been in us the entire time. 

   Well there you go my friends a random post about love and my rant. Sorry if was too rant-y. Stay fabulous everyone and promise to never, ever settle for less than what you deserve. 

With all my love an affection,
Marisol 

Not Caring and what not…

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Not Caring and what not...

Hello everybody,

Today’s post is just super short because I have tons of homework to do! I would like to talk about the fact of losing the interest in things, people, or activities.
The reason I say this is because about a week ago an ex-boyfriend came walking into my life again (he expected me to run into his arms) but I had no interest in him what-so-ever. I mean thats the reason we broke up… Anyway, when I found myself not caring if we talked or not I started to do some internal reflection on things that used to bring me joy and they no longer do. Such as: reading magazines, playing volleyball, and several people that used to be important no longer are a priority. I wonder what it is that makes us lose interest and if we can ever regain the passion we had in keeping a relationship alive or in doing a hobby that you enjoy.
I hope that all of you regain passion for the goods things in life that we’ve let go of. And most importantly that you remain passionate about life.

With love and affection,
Marisol