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"If you let yourself be blown to and fro,
you lose touch with your root.
If you let restlessness move you,
you lose touch with who you are"

"The best athlete
wants his opponent at his best.
The best general
enters the mind of his enemy.
The best businessman
serves the communal good.
The best leader
follows the will of the people.

All of them embody the virtue of non-competition.
Not that they don't love to compete,
but they do it in the spirit of play.
In this they are like children
and in harmony with the Tao"

"Failure is an opportunity.
If you blame someone else,
there is no end to the blame"

"He considers those who point out his faults
as his most benevolent teachers
He thinks of his enemy
as the shadow that he himself casts"

Tao te ching

Current Mood: calm calm
Current Music: Somewhere over the rainbow/what a wonderful world

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I'm officially an IS major with an anthro minor.


This actually feels really right.

I really wish my back would stop hurting.

Current Mood: happy happy
Current Music: Gonna Change the World-S Club 7

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New Year's Resolution: Avoid people who are mean and bitchy. If you agree with them to make life easier, you feel like crap. If you don't, it just creates fighting or tension. I knew this in high school, but I did it anyways. I haven't done it in college, and that needs to stay that way. I would say it was because people in college have matured, but I just hung out with said high school "friends" who are now in college but still super bitchy.

Summary: In college I need to not have such petty bitchy friends, because it's exhausting telling all sorts of half-truths about who I was with for fear of people being jealous or making mean comments about those people. I shouldn't cater to it, even though most of the time I do it not to hurt the people.

Also, Avatar was amazing, and I bowled like 129 or something good.

Maybe a week and a half will be enough. I'm feeling gross, eating crap, and not working out enough

Current Music: My Life Would Suck Without You (Glee Version

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 Um I love skulling. Someday I will buy a single shell and live on/near a lake and go out on the water all the time. Maybe also I will have a sunfish. 

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Just brought out the alarm clock with the ipod dock. I'm very excited to wake up to Party in the USA tomorrow. 

Current Mood: excited excited

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Hey so apparently if you get first in the regional fair you are automatically entered into the international fair in Reno, NV for a week.  So that's pretty freakin' sweet.

Current Mood: excited excited
Current Music: mentir- marie-mai

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So today I went to the Western Mass Science fair. There were 108 teams there. Cindy and I won. The first prize was split between us and another team, but still, pretty freaking sweet. We get $300 and automatic entry into the state fair for winning, and we also won the special award from Genzyme, which is going to get us even more money and awesome stuff. So yeah, finally redemption after last year's failure/ drama.

Current Mood: exhausted exhausted

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What I've learned from this week:

Sleep is good. Stress is not.

Current Mood: cheerful cheerful
Current Music: C'est la Vie- Bewitched

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I went to bed early last night even though I didn't do any of my homework, but I felt good this morning, not exhausted. I managed to get everything done in Study Hall/ Physics class, except the flynn freewrite, but there was no way I could've read 80 pages last night, and I really don't want to get behind/ I want to actually get something out of this class besides a good grade. Yet when I saw Mrs. Baldwin this morning she told me I looked really stressed and that I should relax a bunch, I told her I would in June. In retrospect, I don't know why I took on so many long term projects this year when I secretly hate them because there's ALWAYS something else you can do. I've decided that the way I'm going to get through this upcoming semester is to make sleep a priority (with exceptions of course, but for the most part) because otherwise it will be bad for my health and sanity.

I'm looking forward to lifeguarding this evening and getting my 3 hours of more or less sauna meditation. I mean, paying attention of course, but there's something about simply sitting and observing for a long period of time that's really nice.

I might just save all of my homework for my study halls tomorrow.

I'm having kettlecorn for dinner and I think I just ate a kernel that my dog licked.

I played the piano for like 10 minutes this afternoon, even though I didn't really have the time, and realized how much I had missed it. I think I'm becoming more of an artist as time passes, not necessarily meaning I'm getting more skilled, but I appreciate the process much more. I love that focused time of creating and using the other side of my brain.

Current Mood: overstimulated
Current Music: quiet

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