Back to the Blogging! California & school update and stuffies

Listening to: Tegan & Sara - Take Me Anywhere


My stand still is over and I'm back to blogging! Weee! I think I have my class figured out for the fall semester...DM Shepard said that she would do an independent study with me called "No...But I Saw the Movie!" and we will be reading books (plays and novels) and then watching the movie versions of them and compare! I hope that it will all work out. I keep praying about it and after being at my churches convocation I have decided to practice invulnerability. To not be so upset when someone says something awful to me or if something that I want doesn't work out. I have to build the strong faith that God will take care of me :) and so far so good. I have also been thinking lately that I need to build my will power more too. The mind is a very powerful thing...it's a factory of imagination and creation. I know that if I sincerely put my thoughts in the right direction while meditating and going about my daily life I can help myself get through my troubles and overcome obstacles.

Anyway...here are some pics! We went to Encinitas the first few days of the trip. It's a little, but well known surfing town outside of San Diego and it is one of the many places that my church has a temple in California. The beach (Swami's Beach) was named after Swami Paramahansa Yogananda.

Mommy walking on Swami's Beach in Encinitas

Me at Swami's

The sunset

One of my new favorite photos :)


My Swami's Cafe smoothie! It's a vegetarian cafe near the beach. My smoothie contained kiwis, strawberries, bananas, mangos, apple and orange juice as well as a protein powder and bees wax sprinkled on top. Yummy!

a sign outside of the meditation gardens on the way to the beach :D

sign to the gardens

More to come! If not here, than definitely facebook! Love & Peace!


  1. Gracie, you are an inspiration to me as I read and learn more about self-realization and everything that you're trying to face,overcome, and experience.

    The photos are gorgeous! I can't wait to here about everything you saw while in California

  2. You know, LittleBigPlanet is all about imagination and dreams. In fact it says that our planet is called the Orb of Dreams. Oh boy oh boy, too many video games!!!!