The Newly Mrs. Yopp

We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive.

—Thich Nhat Hanh  (via paperlover)

Just a small reminder to take a break from the chaos that is school every now and then.

(Source: psych-facts, via nvlcek)

Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to. Stay home on New Year’s Eve if that’s what makes you happy. Skip the committee meeting. Cross the street to avoid making aimless chitchat with random acquaintances. Read. Cook. Run. Write a story.

—Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking (via psych-facts)

(via cattinthecity)

Great wine….even better company!  (at Wine Authorities)

Great wine….even better company! (at Wine Authorities)

Free

Friday afternoons with no obligations are the best! Just wish they came my way more often. Cheers to Friday!

What do you watch on a Saturday

When you don’t have cable….? The worlds strongest man competition. I am currently watching gigantic men throw kegs over their head. Interesting.

So many drugs. Thank goodness Top 300 Exam is on Monday. Hello P3 year!

So many drugs. Thank goodness Top 300 Exam is on Monday. Hello P3 year!

Pet sitting this little baby….aka butters.

Pet sitting this little baby….aka butters.

Five years ago I married the love of my life. Best decision I have ever made. Happy anniversary to my cubby bear!

Five years ago I married the love of my life. Best decision I have ever made. Happy anniversary to my cubby bear!

Utilizing my Christmas gift. Not too shabby. (at The Umstead Hotel and Spa)

Utilizing my Christmas gift. Not too shabby. (at The Umstead Hotel and Spa)

Emmys

They announced the nominations this morning. It makes me realize how much TV I don’t watch. We haven’t had cable for over two years now. ( three and a half if you don’t count when we had cable for 4 months when moved into our new place) And to be perfectly honest I don’t miss it. ( well maybe HGTV sometimes!)

I know people think I’m crazy and tell me I’m missing out on some great shows….game of thrones, breaking bad, etc. I guess I just like to watch things on my own time. My schedule changes week to week so it’s really difficult for me to watch shows religiously. Plus I don’t want my life to revolve around my television.

I’m not a complete weirdo though. I do watch tv with our digital antenna and really enjoy netflix bc I can watch things when it fits into my schedule. My husband and I were obsessed with house of cards and orange is the new black.

I like not being a slave to my television. I know that there is this thing called dvr but I just don’t like paying so much money for something that I will barely use.

Any of you not have cable?