Wednesday, January 30, 2013

To Write Love on Her Arms

Last night on the news I made a discovery that really got me to actually take interest. There was a segment about a tour for a non-profit organization called To Write Love on Her Arms. On their website their vision states: "To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery."

This really hits home with me because for a long time I struggled with depression (and to be perfectly honest, sometimes still do), cutting and was suicidal. I'm not ashamed to admit that I faced this during my life because I want to encourage people who might possibly be going through something similar to message me if they just need an ear to listen or a friend to lean on. 

TWLOHA is now on a tour called Heavy and Light and the tag line is "An evening of songs, conversation and hope." I am still doing research into the movement but I am truly inspired by their vision and the story behind the movement. 

I encourage everyone who reads this to at least take five minutes to look at their website, read a little bit and see if this amazing movement can inspire you as well. 
Have a wonderful day from my wacky world to yours!

Internship and a new friend!

Well I know I haven't talked about this before but I got into a really cool internship program called HIP and it is through Northrop Grumman. I had an amazing second day today working at Northrop as an administrative assistant. I love my mentor and I swear she is like a grown up version of me! Basically what I'm doing so far is helping with simple tasks and getting settled in. Those two hours fly by so fast! Well I can't really tell you guys much because they have really strict security protocol, but I can tell you that I have a feeling I'm going to learn a lot and have an amazing time! 

I also got to "meet" an awesome new friend from England over Skype tonight. She goes by Chrysalice and we bonded over making my friend JJ cringe. It was highly entertaining and I laughed a lot. The group of us are so weird and I love it because I can just be goober around people who not only don't care but act the same way! We spent a lot of the call also discussing the politics behind our group the Toy Soldiers. (But then again when isn't there drama somewhere.)

So I know this was kind of a random and possibly boring post but I at least wanted to post something for today!

Have a wonderful day from my wacky world to yours!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

New year, new me!

Ok, so I know it might be a little late to post my "new years resolutions", but my boss reminded me that it's never to late to start fresh. What inspired this? Well I mentioned to my coworker that I used to do yoga and he invited me to a free Sunday morning yoga class at Lululemon. Well to put it bluntly, I realized how out of shape I was haha. So that led to my decision to get my butt in shape! My goal to start is to loose about five pounds, starting with a small goal and working my way forward. (And I will keep updating my blog with my status as a way to keep myself going)

I'm not big on working out for hours and running till I pass out because to be honest I'm kinda lazy and suck at running XD So here's  my plan: I sat down today to download a couple simple workout/fitness apps so that way when I wake up or have a spare moment I can do a 15 minute workout or however long I want. (Workout Trainer, Daily Yoga, Fitness Flow and Nike Training Club)

 Also, I plan to start regularly going to the free yoga class that started this reformation. And finally, the simplest thing is just continuing to go for walks around my neighborhood. I personally love just walking and going at my own pace, I can go and listen to music and think or clear my head. Also, I found out about an amazing hiking trail so maybe I will go check that out and report back!

*Here is a quick tip when you want to make a change in your life: anyone can go all out for just one time for one day and then give up, but what it really takes is doing a little bit at a time repeatedly. So I wish everyone luck with their goals! 

From my wacky world to yours!

I'm back!

Hey blogging world! So I know I kinda went AWOL for a bit, here's what I was up to: 

I experienced extreme stress (and still am) over college applications and now scholarships. I don't think I've ever talked about myself that much! First of all, I hate writing essays to begin with so that was not fun at all. But thankfully they are all submitted and that is such a huge weight off my shoulders...but unfortunately it has been replaced with scholarships. But on the bright side, scholarships mean cheaper college for me :)
I got to go see my family and have a wonderful time on Christmas! My family actually all got along which is an achievement and, in typical Clark fashion, we were completely insane! My aunt always makes the best food and this year we had her famous mash potatoes, ham, spicy chicken and so much more! 

To wrap up the major events, I drove with my aunt up to Pleasanton to visit my cousin Ursula and finally meet my adorable little Christian :) he is such a flirt and has accepted the fact that he is just to cute. I mean seriously, look at this adorable little boy right here: 
 Isn't he adorable? He has such an active personality for being six months (now seven) old. And on top of that, I missed my cousin (Christian's mom) so much, she is more like my sister to me than a cousin. (So much so that I've actually called Christian my nephew a couple times!)  I feel so blessed that I got the opportunity to bond with him and spend a weekend with both Christian and Ursula, it reminded me how important my family is to me.
 Oh, almost forgot! There was one major change while I was up in Pleasanton! *drum roll* 

 That's right I cut my hair! And I decided that I wanted to do something drastic to symbolize how much my life is changing and that I vow to make those changes for the best! I learned a valuable lesson: I can waste my life trying to make everyone else happy but at the end of the day my own happiness is what matters the most. So sometimes I may have to make some difficult choices but in the end I will to what is best for me and leads towards the brightest future.

Have a wonderful day, from my wacky life to yours :)