Welcome to my other blog. I started this one shortly after graduating from the C.I.A, to differentiate between my food and my other thoughts. It's a cozy little place with frequent weird but real, honest thoughts.

There's really not much more to say here, as anything mildly interesting is either down below or written in my Armadillo section above.
Hope you can relate to some of my thoughts and situations, even if they tend to be strange sometimes

Monday, January 10, 2011

Words To Myself From The Past

Over the years of graduating, moving out of my dorm, back home, unpacking. Things shuffling here and there.Packing and moving into the apartment. Things get shuffled and lost.

I've been doing a lot of cleaning lately. I tackled my room, my closet, going through papers, folders, notebooks from college. All this time, and over the years, I've kept my eye out for a little green composition book. In my old Ethics class, we were given the tiny notebooks to write down the quotes we'd write on the board before class. Not for a grade. Just for us. As my time in the class and at the school dwindled, I realized more and more how important this book would be...What if I found this in a few years...What would it say?...What would I want it to say?

I've been hoping to find the notebook. But knew, I knew I couldn't just find it. It would find me when the time was right.

I had to put together the apartment closet today. Pulling out an old box of school things, I wondered if I would find it. I had my doubts, since just this week I'd made the sad conclusion I'd never find it again. But I still hoped that maybe someday it would find me.

And there it was. In a binding folder. Peeking out at me, as if it's been there the entire time just waiting.

"12/03/2007 To myself: If I find this years from now, I hope you've made choices that make you proud. I don't know where I'll be, but know you've always had a good heart, and you love your family, don't forget that. <3 Jenni."

"Nothing in this world worth having comes easy."

"Love yourself without worrying what others think of you, it's not so bad to be different."

"I don't know where I'll be in the future, or what I'll be, so I'm going to be me. Difficult, complicated, moody, laughing, weird, nice, sharing, worry wort, crazy outside the box me, so I wont wish later. I am Jenni Robinson, and I'm going to be me while I still can."

"Trust me, your G.P.A wont matter 6 months after you graduate...Just work hard in school and at everything."

"It's okay to do nothing sometimes."

"You are more lucky then you will ever know."
"Please have a good heart."

"If a man does not keep pace with his companions perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer Let him step to the music which he hears however measured or far away"

"Looking back, nothing seems so bad, so don't fret so much when it happens."

"Don't be nasty to be nasty. Don't stoop to their level and backlash meanness."

"Don't be fooled. Remember, some people NEVER change. EVER."

"Love your parents."

"Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me."

"Some people really never change. Know who they are"

"Be kind, but know when to stand up for yourself."

"Don't give up, yet know when enough is enough and to call it quits."

"Don't be so afraid to be so different. Others just don't get it!"

Thanks, Dr. Johnson, from Ethics at the C.I.A, this was my favorite part of this class, and I am so happy to have found this again.

....What would you tell your past self? 


  1. I would tell my past self --> In life you are always going into a storm, in the middle of a storm or coming out of a storm. I'd also recommend to my past self to read the book peaks and valleys.

  2. That is so true especially in the food industry, it always seems to be something!

  3. This is great! I don't know if/when I'll have kids, but what a great legacy that would be... maybe I'll start a list of my own. It's never too late, right?

  4. It's never too late! Especially if you have future kids, you can give it to them when they're old enough to appreciate it, and their minds will be totally blown. Or even with your students! I loved that my teacher did that for us. But I was one of those weird students who took this kinda stuff to heart. Even just for yourself it's really cool.

  5. Wow, that's cool. I actually don't know what I'd say to myself. I'd probably tell myself to choose a career that makes me happy. Be a good person. Make others laugh.


If you don't have a blogger Id or anything, please leave your name, I like to see who comments!

I moderate every comment, so while I respect your right to express your opinion, I reserve the right to not post it. If you want to be nasty, ask yourself "Is she really worth the trouble?". (PS- I'm not. I'd probably post it everywhere and make fun of you)