"It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not."

"You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."

Top ten memories (good/bad) in 2011

10. Youth Retreats

9. U.S Open Surfing 

8. Up “recreation” video w/ Peter & Joseph

7.Birthday Suprise

6. Life Rolls On; Huntington Beach

5. VCN

4. Sneaking 99 Ranch w/ Maricel.  

3. Vanessa coming to California

2. Farewells to Grandpa

1. February 13, 2011 

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.

—Buddha (via soul-surfer)

(Source: beforethewater, via soul-surfer)

Sometimes..

all I need/ wish for is your hug, the ones that feel like forever, the ones that make me feel safe, the ones that make everything right in that moment. 

If Tears Could Build A Stairway

If tears could build a stairway,
and memories a lane.
I would walk right up to Heaven
and bring you back again. 

No farewell words were spoken,
No time to say “Goodbye”.
You were gone before I knew it,
and only God knows why.

My heart still aches with sadness,
and secret tears still flow.
What it meant to love you -
No one can ever know.
But now I know you want me
to mourn for you no more;
To remember all the happy times
life still has much in store.
Since you’ll never be forgotten,
I pledge to you today~
A hollowed place within my heart
is where you’ll always stay.

The hardest part is having family get-togethers and them not being there. He’s not there to make me laugh, she’s not there to check up on us, and she not’s in herbed where I would curl up. I miss them so much. The holiday seasons are the hardest, but all I can do is think of the good times. I love you. 

You know you’re vegan when..

your friend calls you up when she’s cooking to make sure you can consume soymilk.

when your TA brings pizza for the whole class, and the room is filled cheese smell, and your throat hurts and you want to gage. And when you leave the classroom your throat feels better.

your at a party and everyone around you is eating dishes that contain meat and you can smell it and it makes you sick. Then your aunt goes to her car to bring you her nuts and crackers. And your mom brings you fried rice with no meat but with eggs, and says you can take out the egg when she also just took out the meat that was previously in it. Then you, all off a sudden, want to go to temple so you have vegan food to eat and get out of the meat smelling house. So you’re waiting till 6:30 to leave and meanwhile you’re posting on tumblr about when you know you’re vegan.

the ones that make me happy (:

the ones that make me happy (:

Acceptance

It’s almost 2 in the morning, and I’ve yet started my UC essays, which is due in 2 days. While I’m online researching osteopathic schools and being a nutritionist, I’ve come to a point of realization, an acceptance that if I don’t get into med school, that’s okay, it’s not the end of the world, I’ll be okay. It just means another path will open up for me, and life will continue because God has a plan for me. All the things I’ve been stressing about for the past couple week has gone away, I’m just going to roll with whatever life throws at me.

Chef Chole’s Vegan Mac n Cheese

Chef Chole’s Vegan Mac n Cheese