Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Quotation Wednesday {37th Ed.}

No need to explain the beauty of this quote, it's just phenomenal...
"because there's nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it's sent away" -Sarah Kay

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Happy Monday {52nd Ed.}

Happy Monday Everyone! Here is what has been making me happy Thankful :)

I love family dynamics during the holidays, the interconnectedness of love, frustration, fun, food, laughter, and a healthy dose of family drama is all just so amazing to me :)

Random lettering
I love this idea! Now I just need to decide what to spell out...
Reading everywhere
This picture just looks like heaven to me!
Or really any clothes that make you say "Ahh..." after a long day/week of wearing something real clothes ;)

That is it for me this week...all the food put my brain into hibernate mode I think!! I hope everyone had a holiday weekend filled with things that made you smile :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Quotation Wednesday {36th Ed.}

I don't have any profound reason why I love this one, except that the pairing of the words "passionately curious" is just so appealing to me...

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Happy Monday {51st Ed.}

Happy Monday Everyone!! Here is what is making me happy this week, well besides the fact that it is a 3 day week that is :) ...

These gloves
Seriously, I NEED them!!
you can by them (ahem, for me?!) here
Big bright shoes
Aren't these super fun?
via here
This swing
Its just so whimsical... 
via here

And of course...the first snow
Big fluffy gorgeous flakes, if only it stayed so pretty (and didn't last so long!)

Have a wonderful short week everyone, what is making you smile?!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Grad school was totally worth it!!!

I have had this post in edit mode for a couple of weeks, then my friend Lisa posted something similar and I thought "Crystal, you need to get your enthusiasm out there as well!" So, here it is; my "I love my job and grad school was actually worth all the pain" post!! Enjoy :)

I just spent my Friday morning (well, 2 weeks ago...edit mode, remember) sitting in a conference room with 3 other interns, a psychologist that I totally respect for his intellect and wit, and 4 male offenders who are in on life sentences, awesome no?! It was a panel to discuss life in prison, viewpoints on the corrections system, and life in general. lt was amazing!

I spend 2 mornings every week in the best process group you could ask for. (Non psych people ~ process group = group therapy format that has no specific plan or outline, its just open to the process.) Seriously, I leave the room every single time thinking something along the lines of "wow, that was the most insightful / amazing / thought provoking / emotionally draining and yet fantastic, 2 hours of my academic career so far!"

I have found myself saying or thinking "my job seriously rocks!!" at least a dozen times in the past 2 months. Seriously, who gets to say that? I know I'm an intern who is new and fresh into a long career that will be filled with stress, work politics, and general bad days. I get that. But, it will also be full of such amazing cathartic events. I love that psychology challenges me, I love that it is literally never boring, that it requires continual lifelong learning, and that it makes me feel good about what I do. I am continually amazed by the human mind and am so stinking happy to be around other people who are also amazed by it and are as excited as I am to discuss those amazing complexities.

Seriously, I have the best career in the whole world, and Im just entering the path!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Happy Monday {50th Ed.}

Happy Monday Everyone! This is my 50th Happy Monday post, wow! Well, here is what is making me smile...

I am not a huge fan of talking on the phone, I just think it is too easy to be distracted and not fully present for the person you are talking to. Skype is so much better! Not only can you see the person and read body language, but you are forced to be truly there and engaged with each other. I have a few regular Skype dates with friends (Hi Lynn!) and family back in Seattle and I really look forward to them!
Crazy Stupid Love
I watched this movie on Saturday and really really liked it. At first I was upset because Julianne Moore plays almost the exact same role as she did in The Kids Are Alright, and I just don't like that character. But, it got better, the story was good, and I adored both Steve Carell and Emma Stone's characters!
Has anyone seen this movie? Isn't this part the cutest scene ever? She is stinkin' adorable!

I love this time of year, there is eggnog everywhere! Shakes, coffee creamer, I just made some cookies (yum!), and my favorite, Eggnog Chai Lattes!! Oh, my poor waistline :)
Fun tights
There is just so much potential...
Big loose curls
Im obsessed with trying to make my hair look exactly like this...

That is all for me this week, what is making you happy?

Monday, November 7, 2011

Happy Monday {49th Ed.}

Happy Happy Monday Everyone! Here is what is making me smile this week...

Whimsical Fairy Tale Houses
It just doesn't even look real, I love it!
This guy
Too cute :)
Purple Starry Shoes
I need these!!
buy them here
Rocking Bed
That's right, I said rocking, the bed rocks! Plus it is just plain gorgeous.
got a bunch of money? Then go here
Beach huts that levitate over the ocean
Look at the tub!! Plus the deck/dock is just heavenly...

What is making you smile?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Quotation Wednesday {35th Ed.}

This quote is from a great book! Have you read the Perks of Being a Wallflower? If not, go do it, now! I love this quote though. I think it is hard sometimes to hold 2 seemingly contradictory emotions or ideas. It is entirely possible to love and hate, to dream with fear, to be happy and sad, all at the same time. The trick is to learn how to accept that and live within the contradiction.