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Sometimes I wish I always knew the right thing to say. 
But I’ve never meant “I love you” more than I do with you. With you, love has meaning. Love songs on the radio are real life. I smile; I’m happy. You are everything that is good in my life. <3
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7/8/14
   So this summer has been a first for me. I am a terrestrial care intern at the Newport Aquarium with a focus on cold weather penguins. Never thought I’d see the day when I would be handfeeding penguins!! Of the 5 species (Gentoo, Chinstrap, Macaroni, Rockhopper, and King) Macaronis are by far my favorite. Although the baby King penguins, Mario and Luigi, are growing on me. The smell of fish on my clothes at the end of the day is worth it :)
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Story of my summer
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In honor of seeing my first Giant Panda!!!! (At the National Zoo in DC)
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7/7/14
What an amazing few weeks this has been! I still cannot believe some of the places I have been.
Carter Caves State Park ~ Daniel Boone National Forest ~ Natural Bridge State Park ~ Mammoth Cave National Park ~ Big Bone Lick State Park ~ Gettysburg, PA ~ Washington, DC ~ National Zoo ~ Smithsonian Museum of Natural History…..WHATTTT
This is all too crazy. I have always wanted to see new places and travel the world, but who would have thought I would actually get the opportunity to do it? And with my best friend? Makes it all the more worth it. I have learned so much during all of these experiences…about myself, about nature and science, history, and God’s creation. This world is a beautiful place if you take the time to stop and reflect on it. Life seems way to fast and can be overwhelming a majority of the time. Taking time to pause and think about some of these adventures makes life seem a little less hectic and a little more peaceful and hopeful. 
Lesson of the day: REFLECTION and THANKFULNESS
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6/20/14
     It hit me the other day when I brought Laurel home from the vet. It hit me that I was his angel. I had lifted him from a dark place. Seems fitting since I have been in many dark places in my own life. Laurel was sentenced to be euthenized and if it weren’t for myself and Dream House Rescue this loving dog would have died for no good reason. I hadn’t realized it at first. I just wanted a dog for the summer since I couldn’t have one permanently and fostering seemed like a good temporary idea. But when that dog laid his head in my lap the whole ride home. It was as if he was saying “Thank you.” I wanted to cry right there. 
     They always talk about finding your calling from God at school. I’m not sure if this is it, but it definitely gave me a feeling like I was doing something important—something greater than myself. For Laurel and for Cleo, I may just be a fleeting memory in their mind. A stopping point along a great journey. They may not even realized that I was the one who saved them from death. But I will always have that memory.
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Stopping to Smell the Roses

So I’ve decided to really start using Tumblr as a blog of my life—not just meaningless rebloggings of pictures that are cool (although I can’t say I won’t find any along the way). No, I want this blog to be real, raw, from the heart. I want it to be me. I have so much in my life to be thankful for, and I want this blog to reflect it. It is so easy to get distracted from what really matters, and I think everyone can admit that he or she has taken something in his/her life for granted at one point or another. So here’s to life, love, memories, moments, and adventure. 

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spiritualinspiration:

Don’t give up just because things seem hard. You’ve invested so much, and you never know, just a few more days of believing, another few weeks of doing the right thing, another few months of staying in faith, and you could see that situation turn around. Remember, God is on your side! Keep standing and keep believing because you are closer than you think to fulfilling every desire He’s placed inside of you!
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spiritualinspiration:

God has a set time for your opportunity. There is a set time for that problem to turn around, a set time for your healing, your promotion, your breakthrough. It may be tomorrow, or next week, or five years from now. But when you understand the time has already been set, it takes all the pressure off. You won’t live worried, wondering when this is ever going to happen. You’ll relax and enjoy your life knowing that the promise has already been scheduled and your answer is on the way!
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