I am a pinterest addict. I think I have made half of the recipes on my “food” board, tried a few crafts and don’t get dressed in the morning unless I consult my “clothes and accessories” board. Doesn’t every girl do that??

So last night I decided to make some cute acorn donut holes. Mini donut holes + nutella + sprinkles + pretzel sticks = pretty adorable food! I ended up bringing them in to work as a treat for some new coworkers starting today, and they were pretty well liked! Although, I work with mostly men, so their reaction was food? free food? where? And didn’t really care so much that they looked like acorns. I guess it’s the thought that counts 🙂

Acorn Donut Holes
Acorn Donut Holes

I love to bake! I’m pretty sure I get high off of being around all that sugar, but that is just me: the poster child for sugar addicts.

Lately, I have been doing a lot of soul searching. Interpretation: I-just-realized-I’m-24-and-all-of-my-friends-are-getting-married-and-I-don’t-know-what-I-am-doing-with-my-life. At first, I was all caught up in the moment with all of my friends, pinning all things wedding on my pinterest boards… and no, I am not getting married anytime soon. Then, I took a step back and thought… What the HECK am I doing?! I don’t even live in the same STATE as my boyfriend! I can safely say that I took a step back and called myself crazy. You can, too. I mean, I am living in a state  that i hate and working at a job that I have absolutely no interest in… why don’t I focus on being happy NOW instead of getting worked up and planning a future that may or may not happen?

So that is the craziness that made me re-think and re-evaluate my life. It is so easy to get caught up in the glamour of other people’s lives, and most people don’t even realize that they are chasing after other peoples dreams and not their own. I don’t want to live someone else’s dreams – I want to figure out what I want to do with my life, and it’s going to be huge. Life changing. And I will change other people’s lives. I don’t know what it is yet, but that’s the beauty of life – it’s a journey.

So what have I been doing to figure this out? Reading… meditating… being nice to other people… making time for myself and not letting others stress me out… being more open minded to everything: moving to another state, making new friends, trying new things (kickboxing, yoga, starting a blog, etc), not sitting on pinterest and facebook all night….. and this is what I have found out so far:

  • I don’t want to get married (yet)
  • Meditating has made me a happier person
  • Stopping and noticing the little things brighten my day and make me feel more at peace/closer to God (the ducks that cross the street at work, cloud-watching while laying at the pool, the lightning when it storms, etc)
  • I am terrified but excited at the different paths I could take in the next few months… and am willing to risk a lot to go where I think I need to go
  • I am going to get fat from baking so many recipes off of Pinterest
  • I need to find a new job

and with that: here is a quote that pretty much sums up my life right now:

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