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Friday, May 21, 2010

Priorities, People and Pedicures

Thursday night as I sat in my weekly class, something that was said offhandedly smacked me right in the face.

People are more important than tasks.

I know it seems obvious...
but how many times do we get caught up in massive "to do" lists, and neglect the people that are right in front of us?
I am often guilty of this...
of getting stressed with all of the millions of things I just HAVE to get done, and forgetting to enjoy the moments with the people I love.

About a year ago, Javier joined the Army Reserves.
Already, he is about to deploy.
In a very short time he'll be leaving for training, and then off to Iraq.
For a year.
I have so few moments left with him before he is gone for quite a while. So I want to be sure that the next couple of weeks, I spend as many of those fleeting moments enjoying life with him as possible.
Because the fact is, that in a couple short weeks, my "to do" list will still be here.
But my boyfriend won't.

So please hang tight with me, and forgive me if my blog posts are few and far between for the next couple of weeks. I promise that I will come back to it :)

For now, I'll leave you with a couple of things that I am loving right now!

1. Brown Hair and Bangs
I am naturally blond. But I decided I wanted a change :) I've been brunette for a while now, and I think it will stick! I also recently cut bangs... but I love that I can still pull them back! Hair is so fun! (PS.. this was taken with my Palm Pre, not my Canon)

2. Pedicures and Manicures... especially RED!
I don't always get my nails done... but every now and then, I love getting a manicure and pedicure... and there's something about BRIGHT nails that just makes me kind of happy! (Photo also taken with my Palm Pre).

3. Sparklies...
See above photo :) I absolutely adore sparkle. This has not always been the case. My mother worried about me as a child... she worried that her love of all things bling would not be passed on to her one and only daughter. But sure enough... if it sparkles... I love it :)

4. Etsy Military Necklace
I ordered a personalized one for myself (this photo was taken off her site... this one isn't mine) and I love it! I love anything personalized, so this was super fun for me! And very affordable. Everyone who has a loved one in the military should go there quick and get one!!!

5. Grey's Anatomy
I am a HUGE fan of Grey's Anatomy. I started watching in the second season and I watched the entire first season in 2 days! It is addicting. Although I watched the Season Finale on Tivo today and it just about killed me. It was that suspenseful. I won't give away the end, but it was pretty fantastic :)

What are your top 5 fav things right now???


Damaris Mia said...

I loved this! I have a brother who is in the Army who is getting deployed in less than a month. It sucks. I will definitely look into that necklace; I love it! Something my sisters and I can wear :) Thanks!

Evelyn Perez said...

OMG!!! I love you necklace. I must get one. I feel your pain. My husband is off to Afghanistan for one year (this is our first deployment), and he to joined a year ago, so I know where you are coming from. I have delt with attacking my to do list these past couple of weeks instead of just relaxing with him. Thanks for being so open and real. You and Javier are both in my prayers!!!