Smell the Roses in Your Own Garden

Hello all,

I am on break! I was so excited to come home and clean and organize my life and do art but I actually slept most of the day and ate almost everything in this house, (I am sick of college food). This semester went really well! I feel accomplished with many aspects of my life. Everything feels pretty good. I feel like I am dipping into somewhat of a slump with myself, but I am hoping that it’ll clear  up soon. Things are up and down, but for the most part, everything is going very well.

I am SO EXCITED to be DONE with my generals and now officially move onto the English Education/ Professional Writing track. It’s great being able to look forward to such an awesome Spring semester filled with writing and teaching classes. Education is truly important, my friends. Some people do not believe in the power of education and that’s okay. Education is not for all people on this Earth. For how I feel utmost passion for Education, others may feel for something else. It’s all about respecting other peoples decisions, whether they correlate with what you believe.

This is something I thought of the other day.

I’ve seen some of the most famous cities and monuments and almost every major museum in the world.

I’ve drank European coffee on the tippity top of the Eiffel Tower on New Years. I have surfed the wide expansive array of beautiful beaches in Hawaii and have skied down almost every US mountain range.

I’ve been biking through Japanese rice fields and walked the very same hallways as our beloved Ann Frank in Amsterdam.

I’ve caught a cab in New York and once took a cigarette from a homeless man in Chicago.

Some people search the entire globe to feel a sense of fulfillment.

I’ve seen it all, and I still feel empty.

You do not need to go do big, exotic, expensive and breathtaking thing to feel full.

In this simple life, you’ll feel most full when you stop and smell the roses in your own damn garden.

Or when you watch the sunrise in your favorite nature park.

Or when you are beautifully laughing over coffee with your best friend in a downtown coffee shop.

It is not the big things in life that will fill you with a sense of accomplishment. In the end, the little things will mean the most.

“Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you have never been. Sleep out alone under the stars. Learn how to drive a stick shift. Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back. Say no when you don’t want to do something. Say yes if your instincts are strong, even if everyone around you disagrees. Decide whether you want to be liked or admired. Decide if fitting in is more important than finding out what you’re doing here. Believe in kissing.”

Leave me a message, I miss you all.

Love, Rosie.


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