"I am good but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love." -M. Monroe

she dreams in poetry but writes in prose // she lives in ballet flats but likes to feel the grass between her toes // she craves her Starbucks fix // she's pearls and she's politics // she makes her own sunshine on a rainy day // she gets her work done but she lives to play.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Le Petit Prince

"on ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux."
"one sees clearly only with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eyes." - Le Petit Prince

{via Scholastic)

I recently reread The Little Prince and I realized that I had forgotten what a wonderful book it is. You can read what is purportedly a children's book in under an hour, and it is full of amazing quotes and sentiments. Take a break to read this and it will be the best hour of your day!

I truly feel as though I have grown up in the year and a half I've been in college more than in any other time in my life. Adults always seemed to know everything, but now that I'm growing up, I realize adults only had the answers when everything was simple. Maybe children see reality better than anyone, because their reality hasn't been clouded by the half-truths and shades of gray of adulthood; this is a major theme in The Little Prince that got me thinking.

"Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them" - The Little Prince

ab imo pectore,


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

"Later that day I got to thinking about relationships"

"...But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that's just fabulous." -Carrie Bradshaw

I've been thinking lately, that the best moral compass and the best measure of happiness is the quality of your relationship with yourself.

Some things are clearly wrong, but for the grayer day-to-day decisions, I always think "if I do this, will I be as comfortable with myself after?" When I'm alone in my head will I still like myself as much as I do now? Sometimes, you do something that goes against this, and makes you question who you are. The wonderful thing, though, is that unlike other relationships, the relationship with yourself will always be there, so no matter how damaged it becomes, you can always fix it.

Other people may be smarter, wealthier, prettier, but if I wake up every day only wanting to be myself, then that's a happy life :)

ab imo pectore, Hannah

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Go Greek Lightning; I love that I'm an Alpha Chi (Greek lightning! Go Greek lightning!)

It's not a New Year's resolution if it's not broken within the first month, so apologies for my lack of posting.

Recruitment and classes are now in full swing, and this week promises to be exhausting. I have more hours of class today than I had sleep last night, but I am surprisingly wide awake and powering through! My first class and first professor both seem really great!

Recruitment has been such a good time of meeting potential future sisters, bonding with my sisters, and making our house look amazing!!

In our philanthropy round we "shopped out" domestic violence by donating clothes to battered women in need. I love that our round is more than just making crafts that will be thrown away at the end of the day.

I was up late last night blacking out the entire inside of the AXO house and putting up decorations for our Grease themed entertainment round complete with root beer floats, dances, skits, and the songs from Grease rewritten with lyrics about Alpha Chi. So catchy!

ab imo pectore,

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

it's totes the best hun cal fro yo

Short post today. Here's some comedy to lighten up a boring Tuesday...

There's one with girls being boys, but it's not nearly as funny.

ab imo pectore,