January 24, 2011

This is Me

Hello everyone!  I thought I would share a few little tidbits about myself today, thanks to three lovely ladies...Kristen from Just When You Thought, Laurie from Heaven's Walk and Priscila from Priscila Peters Decor.  Eons ago, Kristen tagged me and more recently, Laurie and Priscila gave me the Stylish Blogger Award.  I figured it would be best to just roll the whole thing into one post.

So, here are seven things about me:

I have been a vegetarian since I was about eighteen.  Usually when someone finds this out, they ask two things "So, do you eat chicken?" and "Well, what about fish?"  That would be "no" on both counts.

The top two places I would like to visit are France and Italy.  The best place that I have ever traveled to was Spain.  While I was there, it was my birthday and I had dinner at the palace of the king and queen.  I should add that it wasn't with them...it was just with a big group of people I was traveling with.

I have a degree in Psychology and I also went to law school for awhile...a very short while.  I love reading and research and really wanted it to be the thing for me, it just wasn't though...I'm more of a free-spirit.  My dad always feels the need to point out that he thinks I should go back and finish though...no thanks, I'll pass.

I have a soft spot for the show Little House on the Prairie.  I think it teaches good morals and each episode has a point to it.  Last year, when my son had a bit of a bad attitude, I decided that the only shows he could watch were things like Little House on the Prairie and Heidi.  I must say, that it did seem to help ;)

Something I have always wanted and have never yet figured out is my perfect career.  I have always loved art and design and I've been wondering how I could meld these two things together.

I have been known to occasionally drink copious amounts of Diet Coke and binge on sweets.  I like to think that this all stems from my childhood, where I was denied these things.  My mother never bought anything sweet, she didn't even make chocolate chip cookies, but made instead...CAROB chip cookies!  The horror of it is forever etched in my brain.  My mom isn't like this anymore, so I don't know what she was thinking at the time.

Someday, I would love, love, love to live someplace warm and within walking distance to a beach.  I'm from Minnesota, so to me that sounds like paradise :)

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Well, that's it, hopefully you made it to the end and weren't too bored.  I know that part of awards and being tagged is to pass it along.  I'm going to be a rebel though and not do it.  Yeah, I'm kinda crazy like that sometimes.  I would, however, like to say a big thank you to everyone who follows me to see what I'm doing...I really appreciate it!  I've loved getting to know so many interesting and inspiring people.

Best wishes ♥ Tricia

January 01, 2011

New Beginnings

Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits. ~ Author Unknown

Well, another year has come to a close and we are off to a fresh start.  For me, I am determined that 2011 will be be a year of joy, new experiences and wonderfully creative endeavors, rather than a continuation of the same old thing.  I'm thinkin' positive people.

You know how it is.  You say to yourself, "This year I'm going to (insert your resolution here) AND I'm going to stick to it this time!"  So off you go, you start out pretty good and then, well...things just die off, right? 

I remember hearing or reading somewhere that it takes thirty days or so to change or break a habit.  So, I'm just going to take things minute by minute, day by day and hopefully, fingers-crossed, I will see some improvements.

Whatever it is in your life that you are hoping to change, stop or start, just know that you have it in you.  You can do it.  Give yourself a pep talk, make a plan, take little steps and before you know it your world may be a little bit better...just give yourself some time to get there.

I hope that 2011 brings you only joy and happiness!
♥ Tricia