Time goes by…

As of now, I’m officially on my mini-vacation. I am grateful for the many things that I get to do. My experience of this past week made me reflect  several things I am blessed in this life. So here are some to share.

It’s always a pleasure to enjoy this lovely woman’s company.

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This week, I had the pleasure to spending some quality time with my sister.

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From working in her classroom…
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… to pampering ourselves.

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Jessica and I watched the new Percy Jackson movie while Laurie and Emma watched Despicable Me 2. After the movies, we indulged ourselves with some frozen yogurt.

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Another big thing happened this week. I attended my first minor league baseball game with Lenzi.

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Another trend that I am into is monograms. I recently purchased my first monogram from Etsy 

and I couldn’t be more thrilled. I can’t wait for colder weather so I can wear it out in public!

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As I have promised, I will be including a bible verse on each post. This week it is Colossians 3:23. It is such a sweet reminder that in this life, whatever we do, we should do it for the glory of God.

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Well that is all the updates I have for this week.

Until Next Time,

                                                Vanessa Flores

Last Post!

Th-Th-Th-Th-Th-Th-Th-Th-Th-Thats all folks!

This is my last post for the year! I just want to say for the people who ACTUALLY read my random thoughts, THANK YOU and God bless you!

I can’t believe the semester is almost done and I survived my first semester at Arkansas Tech University! Whoohooo! As you probably saw, after I take my last final, I am going to head to Houston for the majority of my vacation to be with my family there. This will my first Christmas away from home. It is bittersweet. I have been torn about if I should stay here or go there. But I can not pass this opportunity. After all, I might not get another chance to see my family next year since I will be taking summer courses for the first time next year. I just want to thank all the blessings I received this year. I have met people who will forever be in this chapter of my life.

That’s the end.

 Vanessa Flores

Hey, Houston!

“I’ll be home for the holidays!”

Yeah, that’s right. You read that right! I will be home for the holidays! My brother is driving up here in Arkansas for a little visit and leaves on the 10th to go back home. Well, he asked me if I woud like to join him to head to Houston. My answer was “YES!” But there is this other thing where I had no way to get back home for the Spring semester. It turns out that he will be taking care of that! That is my Christmas present from him. I am absolutelty excited. I have missed Houston so much. I miss my family and friends. I hope I have made the right decision moving back here in Arkansas. But God knows what he is doing.

I can’t wait to see these faces!

First Semester.

I don’t have a quote for this entry but I do want to reflect my first semester at Tech. I cannot believe that it is coming to an end. I remember that I was so nervous about transferring to a new college because I knew I would not know where everything is and what was happening on campus like I did at my other. It is nerve-wracking to starting fresh. But you know what, my first semester was pretty darn good. I enjoyed meeting new people, and learning at a new facility. Not to mention being able to be with family. I am thankful God has placed me here for this journey of my life.

Until Next Time,

 Vanessa Flores

Quotes.

Someone asked me what my favorite quotes are and to be honest, I have too many but I will post some of them here.

  1. If you settle for just anything, you’ll never know what you’re truly worthy of.
  2. Sometimes life gives you two options: losing yourself or losing someone else.  Regardless of the situation, don’t lose yourself.
  3. If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, you do have a pretty big problem.
  4. Whatever someone did to you in the past has no power over the present.  Only you give it power.
  5. Don’t worry too much about people who don’t worry about you.
  6. Know your worth!  When you give yourself to someone who doesn’t respect you, you surrender pieces of your soul that you’ll never get back.
  7. Sometimes you’ve got to emotionally let go of the things that once meant a lot to you, so you can move beyond the past and the pains they bring you, and open the next chapter in your life.
  8. If you want to get over a problem, stop mulling it over and talking about it.  Your mind affects your mouth, and your mouth affects your mind.  It’s nearly impossible to move beyond something when you’re obsessing over it.
  9. If it is detrimental to you emotionally, physically and spiritually, what choice do you have but to let go and flourish with self-respect.
  10. Saying goodbye is one of the most painful ways to solve a problem.  But sometimes it’s necessary.

Why do I like quotes so much? Because I feel like that are little reminders of what is really important in life. Sometimes we are too distracted in this world that it helps to have a reminder.

 Until Next Time,

 Vanessa Flores

Life lessons. Part 3.

 “Life is not about making others happy.  Life is about sharing your happiness with others.”

This woman, Ellen DeGeneres, knows what it means to share happiness. Born and raised in Louisiana to now a successful TV’s daytime talk show called, you guessed it, Ellen DeGeneres. I am such a huge fan of Ellen, not because she gives out gifts, she has the best stars and musician guests on her show, but the primary fact that she sparks happiness and constantly strives to do good in our world. She is an incredible woman and inspires so many. She helps so many people, organizations, and always give prime example to be kind to one another.

Until Next Time,

 Vanessa Flores