Friday, July 30, 2010


Pictures drawn from books, magazines, photos I have taken and out of my very own imagination. Enjoy!

Kung Fu Andy

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


No more stress! At least not for a little while. I have successfully registered for my classes at FIU for the Fall term 2010. Which means I have nothing to worry about really unless I get a job soon, which I do have an interview with AT&T tomorrow and am crossing my fingers hoping I get the job because there are so many things I need the money for: my truck, gas, the netbook I'm buying for school, I really want to join a sorority and I really need to start building my finances back. So I'm hoping I get this job at AT&T, if not I'm going to be applying at Longhorn Steakhouse and for a a job on campus, maybe at the Panther Dining Hall. Damn, the list of things to do and buy never ends, it's true! At least my education is on its way and I've already got the next semester and summer term planned out as well so I'm feeling pretty proud of myself :)

Friday, July 23, 2010

My Room is Almost Done... Seriously!

OK so it has been a while since I last updated but I had my computer taken to UTS and FIU and apparently I had some viruses so it was out of my hands, but the good news is that my room is almost complete. For real this time. All that's left is putting up one hanging shelf, some purple hooks and fixing my closet which I hadn't even expected to do. Here's the photos of my new and improved room :)

Next I'm planning on organizing my 4 foot closet with this Closetmaid organizer from Home Depot:

Monday, July 5, 2010

Doctor's Orders

I have a real problem with depression but am completely against taking anti-depressants. At least once a year I get severely depressed and always manage to get myself out of my depressive state. So today I sat back and thought about the way I went about de-depressing myself and I recognized a sort of routine that I go through that always gets me through those rough spots. Here are the docotr's orders:
  1. Cut your hair. Sometimes all you need is a change and fresh perspective.
  2. ALWAYS change out of your PJs. Staying in them all day makes you feel like your life is so pointless and unnecessary that you can stay in bed all day and do nothing and no one and nothing will notice.Start the day with fresh clothes.
  3. Groom yourself every day. Brush your teeth, do your hair, put on make up, shower, etc. Remember: How you look affects how you feel.
  4. Read a book for at least 20 minutes a day. Get involved in a series. It's nice to get out of your life which may seem pretty boring sometimes and become involved in one of complete fiction like Harry Potter.
  5. Draw or do something artsy and creative every day.Get those creative juices flowing again. When you see something that you have created, not only will you realize that, hey, you just had something to do for a good half hour or more, but also your life will have more of a purpose because you are creating something physical.
  6. Make your bed every morning. You'll feel better; more fresh and ready to start your day.
  7. Write in a journal. Journals are a great way of getting all your depressive thoughts that clog up your mind released onto paper where they can stay instead of flooding your mind with sadness throughout the day. Journaling can also let yourself see how you are progressing out of your depression, get you excited about your future plans, etc.
  8. Start a big project. Whether it is redoing the house, starting a garden, and art piece, writing a book, building, anything at all. Just keep busy. Make sure you have something to occupy your mind throughout the day. Focus on a goal and finishing it. Try to keep it at one large project at a time or at least on large one and a mini project. You don't want to become frustrated because you feel you can't accomplish your goal. Just KEEP BUSY.
  9. Make sure your room/workspace is clean. Tidy around the house/room/workplace every day. an uncluttered desk is an uncluttered mind and a clean room is a clean mind, body and soul.
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    No medication is necessary to overcome depression. I'm proof of that. Depression is almost always purely a mental state. And like they say: Mind over matter. Get your mind to think a different way. This way works for me, it might work for you too. You'd have to experiment with different things to see what helps you.

    Saturday, July 3, 2010

    Another Option for Square Foot Gardening

    I thought this was a pretty cool idea, plus it is easy to build and really practices this whole reuse, reduce and recycle thing I've been trying to exercise.

    Milk Crate