Saturday, January 30, 2010


This is one of my favorite pictures ever. I took this one summer morning as I was eating breakfast outside before work. I remember glancing to my left as I was swinging on our porch swing and freezing to take it all in. Then I ran inside to grab my camera and took some shots. I LOVE this.
I am both a night owl and a early bird. I enjoy the time to myself. This morning I got up at 6:30am to play basketball and I loved driving to the courts because it was so still and peaceful and the sun hadn't even peaked over the mountains yet. There was a full moon out sitting low on the horizon amidst a light blue sky. Beautiful. I couldn't help by smile. I also like staying up after my roommates have gone to bed because I have a few moments to myself to relax and then go to bed. Know what I mean? I treasure these small moments of my day.

The point of my title today came from a quote I heard yesterday. Funny story how I heard it....
I ordered the movie Stomp the Yard and have been anxiously checking my mail for days! Finally I got it yesterday, ripped it open, popped it in and settled in to watch some while eating some lunch. Well, I couldn't find the dang DVD remote, which actually turned out to be a good thing because otherwise I would have skipped over the previews and then missed this quote:

"If you want something you've never had before, you have to do
something you've never done before."
Cool huh? Read it one more time. Wow. Powerful don't you think?

And it's rather applicable now, as I suppose it will be for the rest of my life. You see, my friends in my dietetics program just found out who got accepted into the dietetics internship at our university and of course, because these girls have become some of my closest friends I feel emotionally involved. That being said, I'm indescribably excited and proud of the girls who got in. I also feel for the girls who were not accepted. In fact, it hurts because everyone that applied was completely qualified, but I guess that's reality. Still, it hurts. This led me to think of what's going to happen to me in April. What if I don't get an internship. Terrifying. Scary. What will I do? People keep telling me I will, but what if I don't? I have to be honest here: I might not get one. I might not. I might, but I might not. I know that whatever happens happens for a reason and I'm going to accept that, but not without feeling a little bit dismayed, scared, and sad, but that's expected right? I've worked hard, dang hard for 5 years and would be a bit discouraged if I don't get one.

But, I suppose that would be where I would have to do something I haven't ever done and completely diverge from my original plans and go from there. Whew. Deep breaths. Gosh, can April please come. I just want to know.

But on a more positive note, I broke my camera (I know, that's not exactly positive but....) and now I just have to get a new one. Darn! (sarcasm). I'm SO excited!!! My camera was wonderful. I loved it, but I was ready for a new one, something a bit more high-tech and modern and I'm stoked to get a new one. I do love these new gadgets. Hooray! Maybe if I don't get into my internship I'll go back to school for photography. Or maybe I'll go to culinary school and open up my own bakery. Hmmmm.....any name ideas for my bakery?


Erica Chandler Hansen said...

Oh Gabe, you are so great. You will be wonderful at whatever you do. And,if and when you get an internship, I think you should still open up a bakery and take pictures of all your treats. Your brownie looks scrumptious.

The Meyers said...
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The Meyers said...

Dave looked over while I was reading and just "Mmmm... I want some of that right now." Lol. I'd be all for you opening a bakery!!! BUT, you'd be too good of a dietitian, so I guess you'll just have to do that. Or you should do both.

Gabe said...

Haha thanks ladies!!! You'll for sure have to come to my grand opening of my bakery.