Thursday, December 11, 2008


Inspired by my dear friend Ashley, I'm going to try to be positive despite finals week next week and lots of unwanted stress.

Today I was in my last pathophysiology class ever, miserable, bored, and tired. I thought of my dog and how excited I am to see him. He's so cute. His name is Scottie and he is a ball of energy. I didn't ever think I'd be a dog person but when my mom (who of all people I NEVER thought would get a dog) got him, I fell in love with this little pooch. He is so cute. He makes me smile and laugh. I had to stifle a giggle in the middle of class. I felt much better!

My brother Heath and I had this tradition at school. We would call each other once a day or at least 3-4 times a week just to say "hi" and check on each other. Sometimes we did lunch, mostly it was meeting up in the library to say hi. It made me soooo very happy. I miss Heath so, so much. He's such a stud. I miss him now because I need to be able to call him and tell him how I did horribly on a test and feel like scum, how I'm nervous and tired and scared for finals, and how I just wish he were here. I miss my brother. If you knew him, you would too. He's one of the best brothers I could ask for (I have another...the youngest and he's wicked awesome too). I've thought of him a lot lately.
*sigh* I miss Heath. Lots.

Another thing that makes me smile is flowers. I've gotten into photography the past few years and photographing flowers is perhaps my favorite thing. The texture, colors, shapes. They are so fun and so unique.

The last thing that made me very happy was thinking that in a week I'll be home for Christmas. You have no idea of the joy this brings to my soul. I love New England like only a New Englander would know. Utah is nice...for school. I love my friends here and I love college, but New England is like no other place I've ever been. It's my heaven on earth. My family is there and I can't wait to see them--my community family, high school family, church family, neighborhood family, work family. I just can't wait to be back at home.

Strawberry Banke-Portsmouth


Britton said...

Gabe, you are my hero.

Jean said...

you're so good. i'm so bad. i'm in the worst mood and just so stressed about everything and feeling crappy about life. so i'm glad at least somebody has something to smile about!!!!

love ya

Ashley said...

This is why I love you.

AB said...

Gabe how are you so positive? Good luck with finals! Ps your dog is sooo cute

Gabe said...

Well it's not as easy as I'd like to pretend it is, but I try to focus on the things that make me happy and that way I can make it through the sludge. :)