A Little Happiness Goes A Long Way..

I am just a girl trying to find the true happiness I once experienced as a child. The bliss of living life with no worries, concerns, and sadness lasting longer than a couple of hours.

"Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it." Elizabeth Gilbert - "Eat, Pray, Love"


I must document how a guy approached me to dance last night because it was just too funny.

*peeks into my line of view looking curious*
“Caroline? …… your name’s not Caroline is it?”
“No. It’s Becky.”
“Becky? Let’s dance!”

Clever, my friend. Very clever.

I’ve got my own back… FINALLY! #fitness #workout #strength #gym #weights #weightlifting #muscles #9round #kickboxing

I’ve got my own back… FINALLY! #fitness #workout #strength #gym #weights #weightlifting #muscles #9round #kickboxing

Your Dream

This post inspired by Grey’s Anatomy.

You have a dream. What is it? Is t to be a mother/father? To be the best at your job? To make a difference to someone/the world? To make the most money?

Whatever your dream, what are you willing to give up for it?

I started watching Grey’s Anatomy before Christmas last year; I started with episode one and watched it almost every day until I got caught up three weeks ago. Christina appeals to me. She’s a strong and independent woman who knows what she wants and goes for it. Was she a bitch in certain situations like with Owen or Meredith? Sure. No denying that. But she got what she wanted and those two are still there for her.

This farewell episode really rang a bell for me. Though she is a fictitious character, I am so very happy for her. Having watched all of the episodes and seeing her grow as a person is sort of inspirational. You know from the get-go that she is a go-getter, she wants to be a surgeon, the best surgeon there is, and she wants to specialize in cardiology. She is willing to do whatever it takes and not let anyone get in the way of that. But she did. Preston came into her life and tried to change her. She didn’t want to be married, she didn’t want kids, she jeopardized her career for him; yet somehow he convinced her that she did want to be married and then left her at the alter. The ending of that episode made me cry just as hard as she did whilst ripping her necklace and dress off of her and Meredith hugging her and trying to console her. He took something from her. But she grew from it. She moved on and became a fabulous cardiac surgeon who eventually performed life-changing medicine to save a child’s life and was nominated for a prestigious award that she was deserving of. Despite not winning the award for a ridiculous reason, she moves on yet again visiting Zurich to teach other surgeons her technique and finds Burke owns the hospital she is speaking at. No, he doesn’t want to fix things between them and have her back, but give her his hospital so she can perform more life changing medicine. There are 50 printers there and technology that would allow her to print a beating human heart for replacement. The way the episode ended, I’m guessing she took him up on the offer. Good for her.

So again, what would you give up in order to chase your dreams? Your job, family, friends, lover…. What would you give up?

European Adventure

I have an opportunity to fly into Germany at the beginning of August and spend probably three weeks abroad. During this time, I would visit with my family, then travel with my cousin through various countries with a last stop in Greece. My cousin is being generous enough to not charge me anything since he would already be traveling to Greece, so we can basically say my foreign expenses are paid for. My passport is due to expire at the end of July. I quickly got my gears going and sent my application off to renew my passport and surprisingly received my renewed one three weeks later.

So now I sit here with my new passport in hand looking at dates to travel on and I find that the largest hurdle I have yet to jump over is that of buying the plane ticket.

A plane ticket to Germany during the month of January is $1,100 which hurts enough. A ticket to Germany in the month of August for three weeks is $1600+. Ouch. But it’s a bandaid I have to rip-off if I really want to go.

When it comes up in conversation, the people I talk to tell me to go go go. Since I want to travel the world to marvel in all of its glory and learn, I should go go go. But that bandaid is stuck good.

Close your eyes.

My favorite copilot. #dogsofinstagram #pitbull #boxer #dog #ilovemydog

My favorite copilot. #dogsofinstagram #pitbull #boxer #dog #ilovemydog