Will this be relevant two years from now?

Two years ago, I had no idea that I wanted to go into health sciences. I thought I wanted to be an author and write young adult novels while sipping on tea. Side note: I still have not acquired the taste of tea, so in no way shape or form did that plan work out.

Two short years ago, I wrote a short little snippet for a contest on Figment. Below is The Final Destination.



 

“What am I doing?” I thought to myself as I walked in to the dim lighted room with beads dangling from the ceiling and dark fabrics hanging from the walls.

            “I was expecting you” Said a middle aged woman dressed a black dress that looked more like a cape due to its huge sleeves. The gold head piece that sat perfectly on her head complemented her straight burgundy hair.

“Take a seat, my dear” motioning toward the red velvet colored table that held a glass ball as a centerpiece.

As commanded I took the closest seat.

“Let’s see what I can find…” Said the old woman peering into the glass ball.

For thirty seconds the psychic seems mesmerized into a blank state. Suddenly the trance was broken and she looked up at me with a grin plastered onto her face.

“Scared of the future. Huh?”

I nodded my head up and down not sure what else to say.

“Well seventeen is the age of decisions. Deciding who you are, who you want to be, and the life you want to live. It’s most certainly difficult for a young woman, especially when you do not even know what you are going to be doing a month from now nevertheless years from this moment.”

“What should I do?”

“Let me look” she said refocusing back on the glass center piece.

The wait was much longer this time to receive a response. My foot began to start twitching and my finger nails began to race on the table. Was she going to tell me my parents were right of not following my dreams of becoming a writer and to look for a more realistic career? Had I placed my dreams too far out of reach for a small town girl? Was it even remotely possible that I could succeed? Was college even for me? No campus that I had step foot on felt like home and the added pressure of need to choose one for next school year made my head spin. Not only did I not know which school to go to but what if I choose one out of desperation?

Her head rose so her eyes were at the same level as mine. For a while we just looked at each other because based on the look on her face she did not know what to say.

“My dear…” she started. “I cannot tell you what your future entails because…” she stopped trying to think of what else to say. “Child, you are a gifted person and all of the paths you will come into contact with, no matter which ones you choose, will lead you to the same destination.”

“What is my destination?”

“Think of every vein in your body. These veins represent the winding and switch paths you will encounter. Just like all the veins lead to you heart, so do your paths. That, my dear is your final destination.”



 

Even though I have narrowed my career goals to be focused in the health sciences, I still have not figured out which profession is the right one for me. With all of the thoughts in my head I remembered what I had wrote when I was first thinking about college. The specifics might not be relevant but the overall general themes are the same. My life has changed so much in the past two year and in the next two years it will continue to change. No matter which path I choose to go, I know I will be happy. And the beauty of life is that if I am not happy with where I am going, I can take a different route.

In school, there is so much pressure to choose the right college and the right career path. Odds are that if you follow what your heart is telling you to do while using the mind for some logic, in the end you will be happy.

Kari’s Breakfast Cookies

Reason number 139 why I love my roommates: they make yummy food. One of my favorites is Kari’s Breakfast Cookies. This recipe is so simple but it curbs the sweet-tooth fix. Because this recipe only contains healthy ingredients, it is a guilt free-treat.


What You Need:

-Two Ripe Bananas

-One Cup of Old Fashioned Oats

-One-fourth Cup of Dark Chocolate Chips

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1. Set the oven to 400 degrees.

2. Mash two ripe bananas.

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3. Add one cup of Oats.

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4. Sprinkle in a fourth of a cup of dark chocolate chips. Note: It never hurts to add more chocolate.

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5. Place the mix into tablespoon sized balls on the baking pan. To save yourself from crumbling cookies or a huge mess use a cooking spray. You will thank yourself.

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6. Place in the oven for 12 minutes at 400 degree.

7. Enjoy the deliciousness. Like all cookies they are best right after they come out of the oven.

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Suggestion: The recipe tastes so much better when country music or anything Ellie Goulding is playing in the background. 🙂

Quotes From 13 Self-loving, Positive Young Females

What do Lauren Conrad, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Zoe Sugg, Laci Green, Kasey Musgraves, Selena Gomez, Ellen Page, Shailene Woodley, Emma Stone, Emma Roberts and Emma Watson all have in common? Well, they all have something to say. But it is what they are choosing to say is what is really great. All of these females I would consider great role models. Not in the idea that they are perfect, but in the fact that they follow their hearts. Even if you do not agree with all of their decisions, it is hard not to respect them when it comes to the dedication to themselves in a positive way. These young women encourage other young women to value themselves unlike the messages from the media that encourage self loathing and belittlement. Below are some quotes from these strong, self-loving young women:

“You never make the same mistake twice, the second time you make it, it is no longer a mistake. It is a choice.” Lauren Conrad – Television personality, Fashion designer, Author

“Girls see enough of this body that we can’t imitate, that we’ll never be able to obtain… these unrealistic explanations. It’s better to look strong and healthy.” Jennifer Lawrence – Actress

“No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.” Taylor Swift – Singer, Songwriter, Actress

When life puts you in a tough situation, don’t say “Why me,” say, “Try me.”‘ Miley Cyrus – Singer, Songwriter, Actress

“Be the best version of you.” Zoe Sugg – Fashion Blogger, Youtuber

“I am definitely not like the hottest young actress, the most beautiful or whatever. I have my own thing going.” Emma Roberts – Actress

“You don’t encourage people to take care of their body by telling them to hate it.” Laci Green – Science Youtuber

“Follow your arrow wherever it points” Kasey Musgraves – Singer, Songwriter

“Whenever you have a goal, whether you want to be a doctor or a singer, people will find a way to bring you down. I always tell people that if you have something you’re really passionate about, don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it.” Selena Gomez – Actress, Singer

“What sets you apart can feel like a burden, and it’s not. A lot of the time, it’s what makes you great.” Emma Stone – Actress

“As a girl, you’re supposed to love sleeping beauty, I mean who wants to be sleeping beauty when you can be Aladdin?” Ellen Page – Actress

“We have a set number of days to live, you know? Or like, whatever, breaths to breathe. And you’ve got to enjoy ll of them, even in the moments where you’re like, ‘I don’t want to be here. I don’t want to do this.’ Am I going to complain about it? No. I am going to f-ing make it fun.” Shailene Woodley – Actress

“What gets scary is when your self-worth is tied up in what strangers think of you.” Emma Watson – Actress

What is your favorite quote from a young female?

 

 

 

 

Reminder About the Heart

Best advice: Treat everyone like the way you would treat your best friend. Treat everyone with the same respect, love, protection, and kindness that you would treat your best friend because everyone’s heart is fragile. It is amazing how much having a person smile at you on the hallway can change your day. However, it is hard to remember that a rude comment can also change a persons outlook on the day.

Below are the effects of positivity and negativity on the heart.

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Here is a paper heart. This heart is clean and untouched.

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But hurtful comments and actions cause the heart to crumble. The heart is no longer clean and untouched.

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As time continues, if the heart continues to receive negativity it will become small to the point where you do not recognize it is a heart.

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Slowly but surely the heart can recover. Love and positive actions help to mend the shriveled heart.

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However, the heart will never be the same again. The heart can forgive, but the heart can never get rid of its scars. The heart is no longer clean and untouched.

It is important to remember that you need to treat other peoples hearts as well as your own with care. Every action, word, intention, and deed can change the shape of a persons heart. For some actions, words, intentions, and deeds sorry is not enough. Be careful of how you choose to treat others.

“Before you speak ask yourself: Is it kind, is it necessary, is it true, does it improve upon the silence?” -Shirdi Sai Baba