Monday, May 21, 2012

Cha cha cha China!!! :)

So I find myself going to China tomorrow ;) LONGGGG story! The brief summary is that it is through Armstrong's nursing department-- we are studying "alternative medicine" abroad!...WaY cool!!! I've always wanted to travel but was too chicken to go by myself (no pun intended)...this seems perfect! I'll be with a bunch of other students and we'll be studying stuff that is VERY cool!!!...and in reference, here's a video, courtesy of one of my facebook buddies! ;)

Friday, May 18, 2012

The Beauty of Childhood

There is this song by Tori Amos called "Ribbons Undone.", I could be completely wrong-- because really, sometimes I am...but when I hear this one, it makes me think of childhood innocence and how precious that time of life is. I don't know about you, but when I was that age, I didn't fully grasp how special it was. I did a little I think, because I was always sentimental that way...but I felt it from more of a self-centered standpoint-- the here and now-- whatever boy I had a crush on...etc.... I didn't really grasp it from how my elders may have felt. I watched this video and started to think of my parents and grandparents and how much I appreciated them. I'm not going to lie, life wasn't perfect for me (but whose was)??...but regardless, I had a really good childhood. And I thank my Dad and grandparents for this. I hope to pay them back some day in a way--they really loved and helped me. They made me who I am, and for this I will be eternally grateful-- love you so much! Thank you :)

Friday, May 4, 2012

The Asheville Show!!!

I must admit, this was pretty exciting for me. I have never had a solo show in a state in which I do not live, let alone a state that is a couple of states away! This was the longest trip I have taken by myself in my life, and I'm a tad bit scared of long distance driving, so in many ways it was a personal victory :) What's even cooler is the night I got into Asheville, (after the longest drive I've ever taken), I found out I got into nursing school! I was sitting there, grabbing a bite to eat, checking my email on my internet phone, and there was the "email of acceptance!" It was a great weekend! :) And it was so AWESOME to show my work at The Lola Salon and Gallery. It's such a cute place, and the people are SO nice! (They do great hair cuts as well)!-- if you are in the Asheville area and need a great hair style, or some cool art, I'd highly recommend checking them out!'s some pics from the show-- Enjoy!