April 29, 2013

boston strong.

today is the two week mark since the boston bombings.
for some reason, the boston bombings hit me harder than any of the other large terrorist events in my life so far.
maybe it was because of my age,
my current big city independence,
recent attendance at the slo marathon with many close people participating,
my previous admiration for with mass general hospital and it's staff, 
or position as a budding nurse that can't help but imagine what that would have been like if i was a nurse there.

whatever it was, it's been on my mind and i have thoroughly been invested in the news follow-up.
so i just have to share these.

 stay strong boston.
you will not soon be forgotten. 
i can't wait to come see you someday.

::: if you are at all inclined, here is an article (why boston hospitals were ready) that i absolutely love from one of my favorite medical writers, atul gawande:::

April 26, 2013


guess what, im twenty-four!
yesterday i celebrated another fabulous year in my life.

i have a strong feeling that this coming year, will be one for the books.
grad school graduation,
nursing license,
first 'big girl' job,
just to name a few and i'm thinking that there will be even more unexpected bliss.

to celebrate yesterday, my roomie and i held a little 'wine and cheese' party in our apartment with a bunch of girlfriends from school. 
they showered me with love and we chowed down on cheese pairings.
too much fun.

cheers to a brand new year emily ann palmer (thats me!). 

April 24, 2013

personal gallery.

trying to nurture my artistic side more these days.
painting more often,
trying to get into some ceramics and art classes,
crafting for summer parties and friends events.

art around the apartment has really been great and i can't wait to one day have a beautiful gallery wall.

ah how perfect and simple.
switch out the art and photos now and then.
it will be perfect.

April 19, 2013


definitely worth passing on.
i think we should all, my self included, take a a little bit of this to heart.
powerful, huh?

April 17, 2013


loving the petite jewels everywhere.
silver and gold.
anybody want to accessory swap?

and on a humanitarian jewel level, check out this super cute and great line of jewelry.

have a sparkly day.

April 15, 2013

identify me.

If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for.
- Thomas Merton

April 3, 2013


in case you didn't know,
i love beyonce.

if you are in need of some motivation, here it is.
47 of beyonce's absolute best dance moves.
gah- i wish i could move like that and look like that. 

gym time, here i come.
enjoy this wednesday pick-me-up!

April 1, 2013


thoughts to ponder.
"I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it's these things I'd believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn't all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything." F. Scott Fitzgerald

"The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed." Ernest Hemingway

"Something within me is waking form a long sleep, and I want to live and move again. Some zest is returning to me, some greatfulness for those who love me, some strong wish to love them also. I am full of thanks for life. I have not told myself to be thankful. I am just so." Alan Patton

"Children are the world's most valuable resource and it's best hope for the future." John F. Kennedy

"Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you." Anonymous