33 Things You Could Live Without Knowing

1. First thing you wash in the shower? pass.

2. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again? probably not?

3. Do you plan outfits? no. i never know until right when I’m getting ready.

4. What are you craving right now? cinnamon crunch bagel with honey walnut cream cheese from panera.

5. Do you floss? yes. of course!

6. What comes to mind when I say cabbage? how many times are we going to eat cabbage…..i want food from home!

7. Are you emotional? true. “i wear my heart on my sleeve again”

8. Have you ever counted to 1,000? probably? i count to 100 and then count backwards from 100 sometimes when I’m running.

9. Do you like your hair? some days. i wish someone else would just do it and that i wouldn’t have to ever blow dry it.

10. Do you like yourself? most days. sure why not.

11. Would you go out to eat with George W. Bush? why not. not alone though.

12. What are you listening to right now? nothing, unfortunately. i’m on a “I dont’ know what I want to listen to” music streak and I don’t like it!

13. Are your parents strict? nah, they were fine

14. Would you go sky diving? maybe. as long as someone went with me and totally convinced me and made me go. afterward, I’m sure I would be happy I did it…unless I got really hurt or something 🙂

15. Have you ever met a celebrity? yeah. sports players 🙂 federer was fun to see.

16. How many countries have you visited? the US, Canada, South Africa (woot! I’m living here now)

17. Have you made a prank phone call? maybe? a specific instance doesn’t come to mind, but I’ve called and hung up before they answered haha.

18. Brown or white eggs? i don’t know. i haven’t eaten eggs for a while.

19. Do you have a cell phone? yes and no. I have one that is on “hold” til I get back and then I have one I share with my roomie here.

20. Can you use chop sticks? I wish! I love Chinese food, but I haven’t mastered using chop sticks yet.

21. Are you too forgiving? sometimes, most often.

22. Ever been in love? true story.

23. Last time you cried? few days ago while listening to sad music. gotta love how music changes your mood.

24. What was the last question you asked? um probably something about Hope House planning, not sure what though.

25. Are you sarcastic? sometimes. I go back and forth on whether I should use sarcasm.

26. Do looks matter? to who?

27. Do you like your life right now? most days. Fridays make my heart happy.

28. Can you handle the truth? maybe not always right away, but give me a little bit and I’ll get to work on changing whatever or accepting the truth.

29. How often do you talk on the phone? not often here, which is kinda sad. i miss it sometimes.

30. Where was your profile picture taken at? the one on Facebook=Hope House. The other one that I sometimes use=Thrive Africa out on one of the paths. 

31. Can you hula hoop? not well.

32. Do you have a job? not really. I’m a 24/7 intern though.

33. What was the most recent thing you bought? Nando’s maybe? or maybe a white hot chocolate from the cafe.

ht: Tam

The Valley Song

You have led me to the sadness
I have carried this pain
On a back bruised, nearly broken
I’m crying out to you

I will sing of Your mercy
That leads me through valleys of sorrow
To rivers of joy

When death like a Gypsy
Comes to steal what I love
I will still look to the heavens
I will still seek your face

But I fear you aren’t listening
Because there are no words
Just the stillness and the hunger
For a faith that assures

While we wait for rescue
With our eyes tightly shut
Face to the ground using our hands
To cover the fatal cut

And though the pain is an ocean
Tossing us around, around, around
You have calmed greater waters
Higher mountains have come down

I’m liking this song lately…aka the last two days.


I feel like a little kid…

Why?  Because my legs are completely scratched!  They look like I played hard outside and didn’t care if I got hurt, which is true in part.  Yet, in part, I merely like climbing mountains that happen to have bushes, grass, and random other things that scratch.  At least they will heal.  I climbed up the backside of Everest today and forged my way through lots of brambles and mini trees.  I loved finding a new paths and going at my own pace.  The feeling of reaching the top of the mountain makes all the scratches, stumbles, and hard work worth while.


A name?

IMG_3938Since the weather has turned unbearably (pun intended) cold, I decided to invest in a bear.  Well, a bear with a hot water bottle inside 🙂  He/she keeps me fabulously warm at night and during the day.  Who knew?  The only problem is that he/she needs a name.  That’s where you all come in to play.  So, what’s my bear’s name?

Weekend of S’s

Last weekend was a weekend of parties!  First, we had a girls night Slumber Party up at Jenn’s house complete with American Idol Wii, delicious popcorn, and pancakes for breakfast.  We all slept on the floor with mattresses brought up from the cabins–cozy, but warm!  Then on Saturday, we had a Super Hero party.  Everyone went all out with costumes and Super Hero names.  Some of the names were Captain Awesome, Luminescent Lassie, Dark Seeker and lots of others.  I was Blue Mystique with the super hero power of flying and controlling the weather 🙂

Thrive Superheros

Ambitious and Driven

Ha, so I love taking random little quizzes and things of the like when I see ones that are semi-interesting on Facebook.  I thought this was interesting about my apparently “perfect” match:

Your perfect match is someone who values success, is a natural born leader and constantly works hard to improve themselves and their life. They will deeply appreciate your ability to make them feel special. This type of person loves admiration and your giving, loving and wonderfully kind nature will make you their perfect mate. Your match also enjoys biking, hiking, working out and eating healthy–taking care of their body is a priority to them and they always look their best.This person will always protect you and keep your best interests at heart– they really want to go the extra mile to make you happy. The top traits they are looking for in a mate is loyalty and trustworthiness.They love a good challenge and are visionaries. This can hinder them when falling in love because they are very driven to find “the one” and won’t settle for less. However, once they fall in love with you, they will be very affectionate and are enthusiastic about the relationship.