Saturday, July 12, 2008

Happiness is...

Warm breeze and cool grass

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Naked feet

Are happy feet

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I got a bike I got a bike
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Friday, July 11, 2008

Who am I?

And while we're at it who are you?

I am very proud on my outlook of things. I realize that I put importance in and on the wrong things and that made me feel a little lost in who I am. I know that there are things that I am willing to stand up for and protect. I am not the type of person that wants a quick fix because I know that they aren't fixes. In a motifed version fo the old saying... that which does kill us or at least hurt...will make us stronger mentally. I am resiliant like a reed in the water, I am tough like a rock on the shore, I am Karina and I like me for me. Or the me that I am finally starting to see without outside influence. Though influences aren't bad. I just know that in past and even currently that there were things in my life that took over and I have an obsessive personality. I am willing to throw myself into things just for see if they fit. I have now modified that into trying things and taking from it what I can and moving on to the next new and exciting adventure. I have been to two concerts this week with people I have never hung out with. One a random person I men and the other a potential new really great set of friends (co-worker and wife). I am really realizing in my hard times who I can call friend. And I had hidden myself away from expierenceing things and life for far too long. I am getting better at doing things for and by myself. This weekend will be a first for going to an all day music festival solo. Perhaps I will make new friends there as well.

today's happy: A smile that starts on the inside and a hairs cut.

Above water or enjoying the swim?

I've relocated to sunny, (currently much too hot) Northern California.  It has been quite the adventure.  I've experienced several opportunities to put my head down, but I'm not giving up!  What is the secret?  My trust, hope and love of my Heavenly Father.
I realize that I can choose to see these challenges as survival "just above" water, or I can learn to enjoy the "swim".  I choose to enjoy the swim!  California is full of things to do.  :)    I was at the mall yesterday and I realized how much there is to do, and how many things I really enjoy there!  There is no way back home that I'd find an Apple Store in the mall, as well as a 3rd party Mac-repair company kiosk.  Simply sweet!  I'm thankful for this opportunity to relocate.  I know that I need to keep positive and hopeful.  I'm certain that God is not finished with me and that He will complete the good work He began in me.