Most amazing Post I have been able to write/co-write

Hello!

My name is Sarah and I, like you, am a fellow blog reader of Nadina.

I first came across Nadina’s blog in the middle of this summer. I was blog surfing and searched for inspirational quotes when I found her blog.

I did a quick scroll down her blog getting ready to click over to another one when some words popped out at me “Numb to the pain, Numb to the emotion, Numb to thought.” (This was in one of her blog posts called “Numb”) I couldn’t help but to keep reading her post, after that I found myself captivated by another, and another, until I looked at the clock and realized I had been reading her blog for several hours. I felt I had so many things in common with her, a stranger whom I never met. She gave so much insight on life, on past experiences and even future decisions.

Alpha Omicron Pi just recolonized the Phi Upsilon Chapter at Purdue University.
Sarah is in this picture ūüôā¬†

Nadina has written a few posts on her experience being a part of a sorority, Alpha Omicron PI. I was so inspired by her blog that by the end of the summer I decided that I too, would try to join a sorority. When I found out the same sorority she was in was also going to be at my University, I was ecstatic!



“Yay!” I thought, “I get to experience everything that Nadina talked about.”

Before recruitment I found myself very nervous, no matter how many blog posts of Nadina’s I read, I could not find the motivation to go through with it. I thought I would shoot her a Facebook message, just out of the blue. I didn’t think she would reply but just thought I would give it a shot.

A couple of weeks passed and…

 

Nadina replied to me!!

Not only did she reply but she apologized for the delay in the response. I couldn’t believe it. The person who I’ve been so inspired by, who I thought I would never get to talk to is not only replying to me but offering me advice and help.

She was so kind and sweet to me, she took time out of her day to encourage me as well as give me advice.

 

I could not thank Nadina enough for all of her support.

The point is, Nadina’s blog is not only relatable, inspiring, and insightful but she herself is a kind, caring, and helpful person.

Thank you for being so awesome Nadina.

I can’t thank you enough.

Love, 


Sarah


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I was searching on facebook and I had noticed in my over flow message box on facebook  I had a message I took a look and this is what I found:

I saw this, I had no idea what to write back, I was soo happy I could have cried.  If you read my Hiatus blog, this girl is the reason I found to blog again!
 She made my day, even though she will argue I made her day!

This message was seriously the most amazing feeling.  I thank you Sarah for inspiring me again and realizing why I love blogging so much!!!!

THANK YOU!

 

Challenges help define you, but don’t break you

What we have face us and how we overcome them, are true testaments to the type of person we are.

I was recently “seeing” a guy, I use the term seeing very loosely because we fell quickly before he left for a long distance gallivant.¬† I have a hard time writing this blog because I feel like the last ohhh 9 months were a bit of joke… it was like having a pen pal¬† you had known only for 3 months… instead of signing “write soon” we wrote “I love you”….which don’t get me wrong I easily could say I didn’t love him…but that wouldn’t be true…..¬† I have written many blogs about love…¬† I know I wear my heart on my sleeve that is because I care for a lot of people far before they care for me…. Call me emotional, call me hopeless but you can’t call me uncaring. I would rather wear my heart on my sleeve then not wear a heart at all. But now that, that is said…we can move on…. for the purpose of this blog I will call it a relationship..but don’t think it was…. it was nothing of the sorts…¬† It was a good time, good stories, great friend…. he was there when I needed him most, some of the time….¬† he was the friend¬† I needed at the time I needed….
There were things I regretted during that time, but that only taught me how to change my future since I can’t change my past.¬† I guess you could say it was a mutual ending only because I wasn’t willing to “wait”¬† around for him to figure out how awesome I am… I know I am awesome, but I don’t need to wait around for someone to think and figure it out….. the person that is going to be worth my time will realize that from the get go and get to constantly experience it…. I sit and think about what a future could have been…¬† it all would have been a lie…a complete¬† 180 from the life I lead now…¬† and I know I said I was willing…¬† and I would be, but I don’t think I could have been for him…¬† because he wasn’t giving as much as I was giving… and healthy relationships require give and take… So I guess I get to thank him for trying to over think¬† things that ended the relationship…¬† I am happier, which is hard because I was happy all along…¬† I have since met people that show me I can have the type of religious/cultural balance that I want, because I want, not because I have to…. The give and take is there…or has the potential to be there…either way it will be fair.

Life is a ongoing lesson, Moral of this lesson:

Go with your gut-–Your instincts, your family and friends usually are correct, no¬† matter how much you want to deny it…..
Listen to your heart ..&¬† mind.…Don’t put all of your heart into something your head isn’t into
Love works the way it is suppose to…¬† sometimes you don’t realize it right away
Tears are a waste… don’t cry because in¬† the end… it just wasn’t meant to be and you can’t change that.

 This is what I want, what everyone should be allowed  to have 100%  of the time:

Happy Living & Hopefully Loving

Hello Holidays!!!

I love how before the month of Christmas¬† there is thanksgiving and Halloween.¬† I don’t know about others but I see those as purely time lines for us to realize that Christmas is coming!¬† I can’t wait for it too! I mean every year is a little bit more impressive then the next. This year (disclaimer, don’t do the awh sad voice after you read the next sentence, I am not heartbroken) This will be my first Christmas with out my grandmother, despite my heartfelt sorrow that she is gone, I know she is looking down upon on us.¬† The fact that she is gone I find myself having more desire to do things that are out of the ordinary for my “normal”¬† Christmas.¬† The past memories are amazing and will never be forgotten but the new ones will¬† help!¬†
Well the day after thanksgiving you will find our house almost exploding with Christmas cheer. This is one of our trees, this one is the living¬† room with our over done but just to the right level¬† before it becomes obnoxious.¬† The ability to have christmas around ALL month is amazing!¬† I can’t wait to decorate my own house… I have learned from watching, I will probably go with a theme of colors rather than an explosion, but only time will tell what I end up doing!

Our family is filled with traditions that make any heart happy. You will find us writing letters to Santa, which at the ripe age of 23 I will still do… our town has a great little program that children that write letters will get a hand written letter back from Santa!¬† We have letters from every Christmas!!! We also take our Santa pictures the day after thanksgiving.¬† We will do that every year then when we have kids we will do it with our families and siblings! On Christmas eve we have my whole family and friends for dinner.¬† Us kids at night sprinkle oats with sparkles and a saying…¬† don’t laugh it is true, we are a sucker for traditions! Then we all wait until morning and “santa”¬† comes!¬†¬†
Well now that I have covered the traditions, I want to spice this year up a bit!¬† I have always¬† wished we were the type of family that did fancy Christmas parties with a lot of people, but¬† we aren’t doesn’t mean I wont be one day. I also want to adventure to some of the lights displays like Zoo lights, or Leavenworth!¬† I really want to go down to Seattle and see the lights!¬† I plan on making Christmas a bit more fun and develop some of my own traditions outside¬† of my family!¬†¬†


What does your family do for traditions? What are traditions you wish to make?!