Monday, September 24, 2012

Just some of my thoughts... I wish. These are just some quotes that I recently came across and really like

"Faith includes noticing the mess, the emptiness and discomfort, and letting it be there until some light returns."
                                    -Anne Lamott

"If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely."
                                   -Roald Dahl

"I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when I cannot feel it. I believe in God even when he is silent."

                                  -Anonymous. Written on a wall during the holocaust
 I can only hope that I would have this kind of faith if I were in the same situation.

"The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise, we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them."
                                - Thomas Merton

"I hate everyone. And Pants."
                              -Some random picture on Pinterest.
  This applies to my life so much. Mostly the second part. I love everyone, but I  REALLY REALLY hate pants. My family can attest to that.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

It's a matter of RYAN GOSLING

As most of the UT students already know, Ryan Gosling is in Austin shooting a movie. It's been posted all over twitter and facebook and whatnot. Tons of people have been trying to get a glimpse of him, I know I have! I heard a rumor that he was in west campus and completely dropped what I was doing to run across campus and see him. It's too bad he wasn't there, and now I have to rewatch a lecture because I missed most of it. Although it's "easy" for me to drop everything just to get a glimpse of Ryan, it's not so easy for others, especially those going through chemo. They can't leave the hospital because they have to be attached to chemo almost all of the time. I remember thinking it was a hassle just to use the restroom because I had to lug this huge pole behind me. And when I felt like walking around my hospital floor, I would have to plug into the wall because the batteries for the chemo disperser would die. Then there's the matter of being in a crowded place. Because chemo kills your immune system, you can't go anywhere where you could be exposed to lots of germs. It's already not fair that these teens and children have cancer, they shouldn't have to miss out on an opportunity to see Ryan! So, how about getting Ryan to visit them?!?!
Every Thursday the Dell Children's Hospital has a teen movie night for the oncology patients. Wouldn't it be awesome if RYAN GOSLING SHOWED UP? I'm trying to make this happen so it would be awesome if you could help! Just tweet it or facebook it. You could be responsible for making one person's week (probably year).

SO LET'S MAKE THIS HAPPEN! Let's see if we can get Ryan Gosling to visit the Dell Children's Hospital in Austin  on September 27!

Tweet #RyanatDell and spread the word!
Also make your facebook status about it and share my blog! We can make this happen.

Just some thoughts

I often have conflicting feelings about seeing myself everywhere. Do I wear my "Team Lizzie" shirts, or would that be weird? Do I save a copy of the magazine I'm on, or would that be considered narcissistic ? Should I think it's cool that people can google me and all these great articles come up, or should I think it creepy that so many people have access to my life and largest battle I have ever faced. I sometimes wonder if it was the right thing to do to start my blog. Don't get me wrong, I love being able to help others by sharing my story, but have I opened myself up to danger by doing so?  I've shared so many intimate feelings that I would NEVER tell a stranger. So many people that I know nothing about know the fears and trials that I have faced over the past year. Obviously I haven't shared everything about my life, but I've come pretty close. I've shared anything from embarrassing stories to my innermost toils. I sometimes wonder if I've crossed the line, have I shared too much? I hope I haven't.

This blog has opened up a huge debate for me. Where is the line between accepting compliments/ being proud of who I am/ what I've overcome and being too into myself/ getting a big head.

I know I definitely don't want to end up like this....

This whole entry came about because I was debating  whether I should post this link or not, but I really like the article and the person who wrote it is a dear friend of mine and her words mean a lot. The rest of her blog is awesome too, check it out!

Monday, September 17, 2012

***Update on last post***

So I posted my last blog entry after I didn't get accepted into a group that I really wanted to be in. One of the main reasons that I wanted to join this group in particular was that they did a lot of work with Make A Wish Foundation and I thought it would be really cool to be able to give back to an organization that I benefited from. But..... I didn't make it in, and boy am I glad now!! After my rejection, someone posted information about another group that I had never heard of called SMILE. This group actually goes to the children hospital in Austin and works with children in the oncology department. Their main focus is helping children with cancer.  I am so excited to be a part of this group. It's way more hands on and basically what I want my career to be. I feel like I was made for this group. If I had  been asked to join the other group, I wouldn't have time for SMILE on top of school, work, Navs (a christian group on campus), and the other group.

It all works out in the end.

God is great. Trust him, he knows what he's doing.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Everything happens for a reason

I believe that every action has purpose. God doesn't let things happen "just 'cause". It's all a part of his plan. If something doesn't happen, its because He either wants us to wait,or has something better in store for us. I don't feel sad when things don't work out the way I would like them to, I feel happy. Something better that I don't know about is waiting just around the corner for me. I know it's better because God wouldn't let something great pass me by only to give me something crappy.

Just remember, it's all for the best!