"You can’t just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream, you’ve got to get out there and make it happen yourself."

Diana Ross

"If you haven’t forgiven yourself something, how can you forgive others?"

Dolores Huerta

"Happiness is not a possession to be prized. It is a quality of thought, a state of mind."

Daphne du Maurier

"The true, flattering avowals we make, are not those we utter, but those that escape us without our knowledge."

Ninon de l’Enclos

"What you will do matters. All you need is to do it."

Judy Grahn

"The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself."

Michel de Montaigne

"One change always leaves the way open for the introduction of others."

Niccolo Machiavelli

"The greatest of faults, I should say, it is be conscious of none."

Thomas Carlyle

Celebrated spring today.

2014 has been treating me quite well.

We are in the fourth month. I have thus far applied to 6 graduate schools (NMSU, UConn, UTK, OSU, KSU, and ISU), been to Georgia for a poultry exposition, Kansas interviewing for a job that I decided wasn’t for me, and Vermont for a snowmobiling expedition. Next Thursday I will be flying out to Missouri with a bunch of good friends for National Convention, and next month I will be flying out to NMSU to see my top choice school and do a little exploring around my hopefully future city. Somehow through these months and travels, I have managed to maintain my three jobs, schoolwork, research, and relationships, though I left my internship before the semester started because I needed one day off a week. (Note: I rarely get one day off a week even now.)

Exciting plans for the future are happening, and all is well and happy at the bee hive. I will be graduating in a month, though I have a summer class to complete. R and I have a full home with two cats who have become the best of friends, and though we rarely see each other, it is really lovely when we can catch up. The city has finally started warming up, which makes being outside on the farms a lot more pleasant. I may finally be able to put away my coveralls for the summer.