Friday, January 18, 2008

Louisa May Alcott -

The Astute. The Magnificent. The Veritable. Yes, all that and more :)

I've just finished reading Rose in Bloom, which is, delightfully, what I have always longed to get my hands on. Louisa May Alcott is also the author of Little Women, Little Men and a few other beloved classics which I have simply adored since grade/middle school.

Rose in Bloom is a sequel to Eight Cousins, and was written in 1876. An outrageous period piece, a glowing testament to goodness and sweetness winning out over all odds. Wonderfully written, and the characters so lifelike that I feel as if I should really meet them somewhere. Read this book for the marvelous picture it paints of family life and social customs. Lastly, read it for the advice Rose’s uncle gives her, especially when she's immersed in the pages of a French novel.

A truly amazing book, that which has left an indelible impact on my life. I've learned lots from it, and I want to learn more :)

*slips back into sweet reflection*

Thursday, January 3, 2008

As I have promised...

BEHOLD: here, are my resolutions. I was debating on whether or not to post them up here. And so, before you is what I have already (finally!) decided on. Keep me in check: all of you.

1. Place GOD 1st. in every aspect of my life.

2. Develop an intimate relationship with the Lord.

3. Throw myself into my studies, music, etc. etc. (Basically being ardent in 'most everything)

4. Be able to visualize what I want to accomplish, instead of wandering around aimlessly as I am prone to sometimes. Focus. Discipline.

5. Be the best daughter, sis, friend, student, server, and servant- leader I can ever be.

6. Make this year a year worth living for. The Year of Stephie.

7. Finally, face the year with intrepid determination.

Never settle for less once you've seen the best :D

And sooo, that's 'bout it. Catcha later, people! All the best with your resolutions....naturally. Haha!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

*drum roll*...

Have a blast, everybody! Happy 2008!
I'll, um...post up my resolutions...later :)
Sigh, procrastination has got the better of me.
haha! *grins*