Carpe diem. Seize the day. Make the most of today. Everyday. Of life.
I keep thinking about how important it is to be true to yourself and to satisfy yourself- your spirit, your soul, your aspirations and goals- on a broader scale rather than on day to day, quotidian terms. I don’t want to take for granted my time here… I want to take advantage of it. I want to go out and explore. Take pictures. Feel free. Connect. Be happy.
The song “I Wish I Could Go Back to College” from the musical Avenue Q keeps coming back to me… it goes “I wish I could go back to college/ …I wish I had taken more pictures”. I know my time here, both in France and in college, is short. The song kind of reminds me of that and how I don’t want to look back with regrets.
I already posted a “Words to Live By” quote by Mark Twain here, but I think it captures this feeling perfectly, so I’ll share it again. It goes:
In 20 years, you will be more disappointed by what you didn’t do than by what you did.
I think it’s something we all need to be reminded of once in awhile :)
Make the most of your day life.
Yay! My mom and sister arrived in Denver around 7 p.m. this evening and it was so nice to see them! They brought our precious poodle with too which was so nice because I’ve missed her so much. The purpose of them driving out is to help me pack up and move back home before I leave for France in a few weeks. There is so much to do it is scary!
For dinner, I took them to a little restaurant in the South Pearl St area (it is way past most of the cute shops & restaurants and is located closer to Evans) called Park Burger. I’ve noticed it before and thought it looked really cute but this is the first time I’ve ever been, and let me tell you, it was delish! Everything comes out of the kitchen in these functional wire baskets and there is a nice patio area too.
Also, HUGE PLUS, they are very dog friendly. There were three or four dogs sitting on the other side of the fence of their owners tables. I had the Park Burger Royal (carmelized onions, blue cheese, and bacon) on a wheat bun and I would highly recommend it if you like blue cheese. They also have fun specialty burgers like the “Croque Burger” which is kind of like the lovechild between a Croque Madame and a Hamburger:
Big M & little m just dropped me off at my apartment and I’m now getting ready to write/finish my last paper for the summer class I’m taking. My professor is accepting papers until Friday at 5pm but I just want to get it over with so I can start packing already because we are leaving Saturday morning. Yikes!
sidenote: I NEED TO GET RID OF MY BED. IF YOU CAN MOVE IT, YOU CAN HAVE IT!!!! ITS ONLY A YEAR OLD & STILL HAS ITS WARRANTY TOO! please let me know if you are interested. It must go.
Happy Wednesday! Friday will be here soonnnnn!