Sunday, June 9, 2013

I'm picking up and Moving forward you should join me!

I have grown up on this blog a lot I think. Scattered thoughts and fun adventures here along with my youtube channel but as my life moves into another chapter of career and progress so do I. I have moved my blog to here is the link 13unbeatablehearts . You will notice it is much cleaner and well I hope it will be more me than this blog has been right now. Nothing against blogger at all they have been good to me can't complain I would just like to move on forward. If your a follower here I hope you move on with me to my new page I promise there will be a bunch of fun new things coming your way. Crazy adventures new recipes and some good old laughs.

In case your wondering why I changed the name:
When I first started my original blog I was a lot younger 18 years old. Now I am 22 and life has changed so much from them, I am still with the guy I was dating when I started this blog and that is a blessing. I have gone through so many health changes, mental changes and relationship changes. 13 to be exact. When I was 5 I wanted to be thirteen so bad I would tell my mother that once I was thirteen I would stop dancing and no more piano practice ( yes I was a brat). Then by the time I was thirteen I had already had several heart procedures a leaking lung and had a busier schedule than most of my adult friends do now. My thirteenth birthday was a milestone for me, doctors though I would be dead before my thirteenth birthday because of how bad m heart was. Needless to say My stubbornness comes from deep within somewhere because I was always more active than the other kids who I  had met in the cardiac unit. From age 13 to 21 I have had so many more procedures and hospitalizations that by looking at my chart you would probably think I was 60 years old.
My doctor would joke that I was probably immortal because I am not exactly the best patient. I don’t like to take my medications (because of the side effects) I do all the activities I am not allowed to do (running, drinking, lifting heavy weights). Like I said I am stubborn. However despite the fact that I just don’t listen I was never as ill as I was supposed to be.
Now a days I am being a bit more cautious taking my meds, trying to take care of my body, and trying to refrain from as many harming activities as I can ( so now I only go drinking every once in a while).
I’m sure by now you got the message about why the name of the blog. What sparked the change originally was someone asked me about what the blog was about. Me being silly said health fitness life and all my quirkiness and she said “really I wouldn’t of thought about that from the name”. My eyes must of popped out of my head because she followed it up with ” well It just sounds like a self absorbed name almost like a beauty blog name. After this convo I began to think about the blog and how I have been on and off with it. I decided I will try to keep up with the blog and if I cant write to make it only a two week gap. Having my name and my favorite numbers as the name of my blog was all nice and awesome when I was younger but now it is time to give it a little more meaning.

I hope to have a lot more life changing moments down the line and now with the new and improved blog I hope to make you all part of them too.

this page will stay open for another week or o then i will be shutting it down.

xoxoYMV (see you on the other side)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

June quarterly SHOUTOUT! Blog and Website

Yes, I just committed to the word quarterly, and yup fully aware that means that four times a year I have to post a blog shouting out websites, blogs, and possibly followers who I think deserve a shout out. (boy is that a long sentence or what ) Okay bloggers I realize I just said I am becoming more obsessive compulsive about my career path and school and life in general ( I am still sticking to this). Blogging to me is a part of my life that well, just makes me happy. With the craziness of school, work, reese & karim, I haven't had time for myself. I tried the whole you tube thing link<3* , but I really don't like the camera and checking my wording and grammar on here is enough ( and lets admit my writing won't be in a book anytime soon). So I will be reading more blogs, websites and general articles that interest me. Of course as an effect to my constant reading I will too be posting up my own writings on health wellness, recipes, school, savings, crafts, and general day to day things.

Now that the long intro to this post is OVER, lets get moving. Down below are shout outs to websites bloggers, tweeters, and general writers who in the last few years, months, & weeks have made reading a little bit more exciting.

They are a blog, community, & a killer site. Me and karim have had our many ups & downs and the moderator/ owner of this site (martin) has been giving me advice that has saved us on many an account. He (martin) has also keeps me conscious of myself and it's nice to have a guy who isn't your boyfriends friend or your own brother way in on relationship issues.They are slowly building up a community that is freindly and filled with a ton of helpful people who have all gone through their own experiences with it comes to relationships, dating, families, and life. So If you even find yourself in a relationship rut check out this site become a member and I can promise you will leave a little more confident on what step or move to make next into bettering your relationships. Plus the people are great!

2nd: MeloMeals:
OMG this blog is amazing. Besides the pornography of food the recipes are amazing and the budgets they are made with are awesome. I started reading this blog way back when I was just first getting into being vegan, obviously you don't have to be vegan to appreciate Melody's blog. Here is a link<3* to her latest post. I have personally tried to make a few of her dishes and they have blasted the minds off my taste buds.

3rd: IT'S A TIE!!!!!!!!
TheZenofMaking (TZM) : I can go on and on and on about her. She is witty spunky and just plain old awesome. I even got to meet her a while back when I was just starting off on being vegan at a happy herbivore meet up, before Lindsay exploded all over the inter webs and became the book writer, recipe maker she is today. Haley is a vegan yes, but this isn't why I love her blog. She is a craft junky, she makes really cute things and has awesome step by step tutorials that help the helpless of all (example me ) get through even the toughest of projects. Here is my favorite tutorial by her the "pillow case pencil skirt" I love this one because it takes something everyday and makes it into something you can wear and its easy to do. The vibe of her blog is fun and active. I don't know about you but I hate going onto crafts blogs where everything is tutorial after tutorial. I love it when they sit down have a cup of joe and tell you how everything in life is going and then get down to the "how to"  of the tutorial.

Relove Planet: I love magazines and reading books, I also enjoy reading blogs. I find many a blog (example mine at certain times) have no direction or they just haven't found what topic to stick to. Well this is not the case with this girl. Bianca  runs a blog that well  the name of the blog says it all. She is an activisit, not just for animals but the planet (like the name). She goes into current events says the things you are too afraid to say yourself all while keeping a calm and knowledgeable voice. She also has a number of motivational post that on my worst day pick me up. Here is her current motivational Mondays post link<3* . If you could ever imagine  a person who was just all around trying to do good for no benefit but the benefit of others well that's Relove Planet.

4th  (But absolutely NOT least ) BEXLIFE
I hope that when I get a little older and have my kids that I turn out to be as awesome as this lady. (no offense mom, love you just not the life style of the crazy Spanish food) Her blog is much like her personality, fun, vibrant & energetic. She is really into green living and growing and making everything your self. She even has a chicken coop to show for it. I started following her on you tube. Her advice is though out and she doesn't speak with out really researching  the topic out first which I  love because a lot of bloggers don't do this. She is a fitness guru and yoga instructor who in my opinion looks great, to be honest when I first started following her videos I though she was only three years older than me (that would be now 26). If you need adivce on what to do in a yoga move or how to maintain a green environment friendly life she is your girl.

The shout out of the websites. : 
this site has almost everything you could need if your getting into crafting. but its also great if your searching for handmade gifts or quality items. Recently (since I am getting into sewing ) I found that you can purchase good quality fabric for a very good price. HOLY MOLY if you haven't discovered this place you will be glad you did now. Are you a thrift shopper? I am , and if you love shopping and thrift shopping but can't get to a location as frequently as you would like, or if your just simple low on funds this is your new holy grail. They have an awesome set up, you sign up with your personal size and style and 2nd hand goods from other people come up. Some poshmarkers are even happy to trade with you. The prices are AMAZING for the quality of the product. 

 This 1st post of the Shout out quarterly has come to its end I hope to check out a ton of other blogs and sites. In the mean time I hope you check out the ones I mentioned above. 

Here are the twitters to the awesome bloggers:

Geek and Jock: Twitter

MeloMeals: Twitter

ReLove Planet: Twitter

TheZenofMaking: Twitter
BexLife: Twitter

Until another late night get some rest, have some fun and keep blogging. 
xoxo YMV

Friday, May 31, 2013

School is over but life is still just as busy

Life has been RIDICULOUS to say the least this past year with nursing school. I have learned so much and at the same time I have also gotten just a wee bit crazier. I failed nursing two, although I can reapply to the sister school and take it over in the fall I have come to a realization from my failure. I didn't fail because I didn't work hard, or study enough, or because I am not smart enough. I failed because I just didn't get certain material. Most of it I was okay with and I struggled with family and friends (possibly lost some) due to my crazy no life or fun schedule. What I took with me this semester was that I can throw myself into something if I truly want it. I can neglect my tv shows, stop reading my magazines, and let go of hang out time with old friends. Its possible, I learned the proper way to study for an exam and how to ORGANIZE. Which to be honest I think nursing school has made me a little obsessive compulsive (stay tuned to see the crazy organizational projects I have coming).

What now ? Well I decided to go into masters school for what .. well that not 100% sure yet but its fine because turns out Kean University the beautiful AWFUL school that it is ( ill leave it at that ).Turns out I have to make out a few classes before I can apply to any programs which is fine (not really but keep reading you'll see why it works out) since public health is a major and since one of the girls who I became really close in nursing school failed also and will be tagging along with me.

I think what I am honestly happy about, when I was at kean I literally went through classes just to pass and finish I barely studied. All I basically did was party, sleep, drink, & eat (ahh sorority life <3). But now that its all over I have so much more of an appreciation for school . So the classes I have to take over because of nursing school I see their importance so much more. I am also going to throw myself into it and never come out until I am doing exactly what I want to do . I just not quite sure what that is yet. I can tell you this though I LOVED nursing, the clinical, the poop, the paperwork, the documenting, I loved it all (sure I complained frequently) but I still loved every drop of it. However I also loved some of my bio classes, I love nature and don't even get me started on them furry little creatures.

My dear and close friend rosie introduced me recently to a geology major. My first instinct, "WTF who wants to play with rocks all day... weirdo", but being the polite me that I am I asked "what made you choose that ". This is where the ahhahh moment came in. Her response

" There is just so much I can do with it. I graduated with anthropology because honestly I hated math and was willing to do any major that didn't have it, but then when I moved to jersey for my 'ex-fiance' I found ______ university has geology and what you can go onto do . A lot of it has to do with the earth, nature and aligned with public health it can be turned into how nature is affecting our health. (<- for those of you snoozing .. THAT's THE AHHAHH MOMENT). If you like nursing you can also fix your classes or go back in as a transfer take a year and a half pick a second major type thing like I did and graduate then go along and sign up for nursing and you will have two degrees that allow you to basically make any nature or medical job into one."
so I think this is what Im going to do since lovely KEAN UNIVERSITY has basically sucked. What I can 100% say is that I know when fall comes I will be back on to nursing school mode no life no nothing. I don't know how but I plan on taking 18 credits, working, while still making time for karim.
If you know me well enough by now you know my down fall unfortunately is !MATH! I hate it. but because all of the courses I did not so good in were math I am beginning the clean sweep this summer with precal.
I don't feel so bad ( I mean I had a depression week full of tears after I got the failing grade... which isn't horrible might I add) but after realizing karim has his career set and did undergrad and grad and still isn't sure what he wants to do and if he wants to continue teaching. I got to  say I don't feel so bad anymore. I know I want nursing and nature, or medicine and nature ( which ever combination makes sense) in my life.
Well enough venting and rambling ( I am at work after all )

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Random late night post

Studying for an exam on Monday and this is what happens (check picture below) I ended up babysitting my kiddies And spending the hour after the kids were in bed watching rotten television.

Well back to the books good night bloggers.

Xoxo YMV

Thursday, April 4, 2013

preparing for the hell weekend ahead

To start off I had a long long day of work ahead of me today . Hence the NO MAKEUP day below picture. 
Yes my eyes may be puffy and my hair may be super curly and wild but honestly all i wanted to do all day was sleep in my cozy bed. Sadly life has a way of happening and I had to go to work. 

Currently all week on top of trying to figure out what I will write for my incident report for school (long story short my clinical professor is an ass) I have been trying to finish reading and writing notes for my study group on Saturday. Luckily I chose the chapter on the EYE, which might I add I find incredibly interesting, who knew there were a billion things that could happen to such a small part of your body that is exposed to the world. 

Tada!!!! the "To Do List". Okay so you might of seen this once or twice on here already, get use to it. I find myself becoming more OCD, organized, extremely tired & easily annoyed as I go through nursing school and life. Of course I just had to add "work out" because of my promise to karim that I would get 80% more healthy before judgement for the horrid "open heart surgery". So I'm trying. 


In keeping my promise to karim I went shopping at BJ's with mark (little brother for those of you who are just following this blog now ) and we bought a bunch of healthy yummy things. I find I am one of those people who think that because it comes in kids size It has just got to be healthier. Because of this i bought the Chobani champions yogurts and boy oh boy are they yummy ( I love banana in everything !). Has anyone noticed that the kids get better flavors and lower calories I mean it technically is healthier.  I also got the MOTTS apple packs to combine with some almond butter, we bought more water (because seriously you cant have too much of it ... haha! yes you can its called "Fluid Volume Excess") The hidden container at the bottom is some brown rice, beans & boiled eggs. And a go-gurt mark thought I couldn't live without.

As I head off to sleep I get stuck looking at my to do list and everything I have to do tomorrow before I leave for work and during work & all I can think is HOLY CRAP!. 

I leave you with an oh so cute picture of my favorite Study buddy.
Good night fellow Late night bloggers,
xoxo YMV