whether you think you can or you think you cannot…

You are right.

I was at the gas station the other week, minding my own business (which, for me, obviously includes studying people from my peripheral vision and listening into their conversations, lol) and I heard a conversation that will stay with me for the rest of my life. 

There was an old guy in the passenger seat of a vehicle, leaning out the window and speaking to another, much younger guy tanking his car.

Old guy: Hey! What do ya use to tank up? 
Younger guy: Wha?
Old guy: What doya use to tank up your car? Regular fuel?
Younger: Regular fuel, yeah.
Old: The guy before you used premium fuel.-jeering tone of voice obviously directly toward the individual who used premium fuel- 
Younger: Oh.
Old: Yeah, people are living paycheck to paycheck and he used premium fuel! What a joke!

My friends,
I’ve used premium fuel before. Why? Because I was driving a car a BMW in the luxury-class division and it’s recommended because of very good reasons. You can look up the reasons on a standard google search. Here’s a forum. http://www.city-data.com/forum/automotive/1025377-what-premium-fuel-lux-cars-93-a.html

but that is not even the point.

Stop looking into other people’s lives to see how much “stuff” they have! 
The only time you should be looking at other people is to see if they have enough. That’s it. If they have enough, fan-fucking-tastic. If they don’t have enough and you have a little extra, maybe you can offer some.

I will bet anyone, anyone, a month worth of my paychecks that the old man I overheard does not have any plans to better his situation. Rather, he is going to continue to go around, appraise others, and vent about how he is living paycheck-to-paycheck. But he isn’t going to do a single thing about it because he, on some internal level, believes that it should be handed to him. 

You have the power to change your life. Always. I don’t give a shit about the economy. You have the same brain and same amount of time as everyone else. That’s all you need. 

xo

LOL
THIS REALLY WEIRDS ME OUT BECAUSE THAT IS THE SAME BED/HEADBOARD THAT I HAVE AND THAT WOMEN LOOKS LIKE ME AND, ERM, CAN WE STOP

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THIS REALLY WEIRDS ME OUT BECAUSE THAT IS THE SAME BED/HEADBOARD THAT I HAVE AND THAT WOMEN LOOKS LIKE ME AND, ERM, CAN WE STOP

can we just stop and breathe and think about how

WONDERFUL AND CHARMING AND AMAZING LIFE IS?

LIKE. YOU ARE IN A HUMAN BODY. RIGHT NOW. HOLY SHIT. YOU CAN CONTROL THINGS. WITH YOUR MIND. TELL THAT RIGHT ARM TO GO RIGHT AND IT WILL GO RIGHT. HOW RIDICULOUSLY AMAZING. 

GAH! I LOVE IT! 

ahhhhhh,

home at last!

Have been out of the house since 7am. It’s currently 6pm. I’m at the point where I sincerely enjoy being at home because my house is turning into the coolest habitat known to man (aka it’s becoming MINE and has my imprint all over it). 

Picked up my dad and his girlfriend from the airport. They had a vacation in San Diego, California and Hawaii. I’m a bit jealous because my dad went scuba diving and I really, really miss scuba diving and he saw a shark and I really, really miss sharks and coral reefs and turtles. 

All in due time, Yvette.

aaand long story short, I spent the full day doing accounting work alongside some of the usual work I do. Deposited a whole lot of checks in the bank today (hint: 5-figures) and doing THAT usually means there’s a shitload of accounting to do on Quickbooks. The drivers both came back from their routes at the same time sooo I had loads of invoices to do as well. 

It was easy though because it’s all things that I have been doing for ages and ages and ages. I was laughing to myself today, thinking that one year ago I would have been stressed to my core with the things I had to do today (answering calls, booking orders, talking to people while simultaneously faxing one invoice, typing up the next invoice on que for faxing, marking it on the drivers folders, making the drivers routes, etc) because it wasn’t something that I was accustomed to doing. If you were to walk in the office, you would see my hands crisscrossing one another (left, right, up, down, left!) and I would seem ridiculously busy… but you just have to take it all with a breathe of air. It’s a continuously list of things to do, always revolving, in your mind, there’s no time to write things down because by the time you write it down you should already have it halfway done. It’s fun. 

And, as always, I am eternally grateful to the luck that surrounds my bones. I am the luckiest person on the planet. I will always bow down to that thought, to that realization, and I will never stop saying thank you to the Universe. I am humbled by you, Universe, and I cannot thank you enough for the beautiful life you have given me and the continuous opportunities and thoughts surrounding me! 

I must wake up tomorrow at 5 am. Am beginning work at 6am tomorrow because I have to help out in Wisconsin + need to do the regular day-to-day things + book orders + Johnny’s visitation. 

So, excuse me while I enjoy the last radiating bits of sunshine outside.

:)

xo

condom:

I love when people shut the fuck up

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my landlord is sooo helpful

Gah,

Air conditioning broke. I tried fixing it and thought I did but apparently I just fixed the fan and not the actual air conditioner.
Called him. He came over right away (I left to work and took my dogs with me, hehehe). Couldn’t figure it out. Called someone in. Fixed same day. It was a burnt out motor.

He also fixed the back sliding door for me and… got rid of the two bee nests on the back sliding door.

In actuality, I wasn’t going to kill the bees and I feel bad about not saving them before he came. I was going to just knock down their hive and have them evacuate. But he found the nest before I could do that and sprayed them for me.

Heck though, he did it out of kindness.
He put the package I got inside the house. Closed the window I had left open. Small little things. So nice.

SO NICE.
I’m so thankful!

I’m so tired

Kicked my brain into high overdrive today

Got soooo much done in terms of paperwork, holy cow, three days worth of stuff

Met up with two drivers at two different times for their paperwork - which I will sort tmrw

Went home
Ate
Put up a 5-piece mirror pattern on my wall


I’m done
Have to get up tmrw
To go to airport

Sleep
Early
I welcome thee

  • british people: better stop off at the next motorway services since i've been driving for 3 hours, which is 1 hour more than the highway code recommends!!
  • americans: yeah it's a pretty short drive only like 47 hours if i don't stop
“And I realize that no matter where I am, whether in a little room full of thought, or in this endless universe of stars and mountains, it’s all in my mind.”
— Jack Kerouac, Lonesome Traveler (via pyur)

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korra:

i would describe myself as a “stay-at-home dragon”

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