Nothing is Heavy to Those Who Have Wings

Although life is often full of hardships, remember:
Nothing is heavy to those who have wings.
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Hello there!
I'm ErikaMarie Kelsey.
22.
San Diego State University Alumna.
ΑΦΓ. 188Γ.
Alpha Alpha Class. Fall 2k11.
I love my life & the people in it.
I love LOVE.
I am the epitome of a hopeless romantic.
I'm also aware that I'm far from perfect.
So if you'd like to know more about me, just ask.
I'm sweet, I promise =]





Flights before our flight back to LA. ✈️💁🍷 Back to reality *sigh* 😩 Thanks Vancouver, BC, it&#8217;s been real and really fun! 😉👍👌😄👫❤️🍁 #Day4 #LaborDayWeekend #EmariesTravelgram #EKKJTrip2014 #Vancouver #BC #Canada #Flights #RedWine #LovelyWeekend #Adventures #Fun #Love (at Vino Volo)

Flights before our flight back to LA. ✈️💁🍷 Back to reality *sigh* 😩 Thanks Vancouver, BC, it’s been real and really fun! 😉👍👌😄👫❤️🍁 #Day4 #LaborDayWeekend #EmariesTravelgram #EKKJTrip2014 #Vancouver #BC #Canada #Flights #RedWine #LovelyWeekend #Adventures #Fun #Love (at Vino Volo)



"I remember the nights when I had plenty of sleep," said no one ever. 😜 But first, let me take an epic mirror myspace status #selfie Cheers to clubbing with my love in Vancouver for night #3! 🍻🎉💙🎶 #Day3 #IntoDay4 #CapriceNightclub #Trap #HipHop #Rap #Love #EKKJTrip2014 #EmariesTravelgram #Vancouver #BC #MirrorSelfie #DamnWeLookGood 😝 lol but  #StayHumble #Fun #LaborDayWeekend  (at Circa)

"I remember the nights when I had plenty of sleep," said no one ever. 😜 But first, let me take an epic mirror myspace status #selfie Cheers to clubbing with my love in Vancouver for night #3! 🍻🎉💙🎶 #Day3 #IntoDay4 #CapriceNightclub #Trap #HipHop #Rap #Love #EKKJTrip2014 #EmariesTravelgram #Vancouver #BC #MirrorSelfie #DamnWeLookGood 😝 lol but #StayHumble #Fun #LaborDayWeekend (at Circa)



Day 3 in Vancouver foodie adventures! 🍴🐷 Kevin reppin&#8217; a @rndvco tank in Canada + our first time trying Japadog. 😍👍  #Nomz #Japadog #HONGcouver #Day3 #EKKJTrip2014 #EmariesTravelgram #BigSwoll #Love #Adventures #FoodieLife #StreetFood  (at Waterfront Station)

Day 3 in Vancouver foodie adventures! 🍴🐷 Kevin reppin’ a @rndvco tank in Canada + our first time trying Japadog. 😍👍 #Nomz #Japadog #HONGcouver #Day3 #EKKJTrip2014 #EmariesTravelgram #BigSwoll #Love #Adventures #FoodieLife #StreetFood (at Waterfront Station)



Day 2 in Vancouver ✔️😉🌲🌳💚 #followmeto #capilanosuspensionbridge #capilano #LaborDayWeekend #EmariesTravelgram #EKKJTrip2014 #Day2 #adventures #fun #love Photo Credit: @hemehno90  (at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park)

Day 2 in Vancouver ✔️😉🌲🌳💚 #followmeto #capilanosuspensionbridge #capilano #LaborDayWeekend #EmariesTravelgram #EKKJTrip2014 #Day2 #adventures #fun #love Photo Credit: @hemehno90 (at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park)



And as the city lights fade into day&#8230; Day 1 in Vancouver. ✔️😉 #Day1 #Vancouver #BC #HONGcouver #WeTotallyHadFilipinoFoodforDinner #Weird #EKKJTrip2014 #EmariesTravelgram #LaborDayWeekend Photo Credit: @hemehno90 😘 (at Vancouver Canada)

And as the city lights fade into day… Day 1 in Vancouver. ✔️😉 #Day1 #Vancouver #BC #HONGcouver #WeTotallyHadFilipinoFoodforDinner #Weird #EKKJTrip2014 #EmariesTravelgram #LaborDayWeekend Photo Credit: @hemehno90 😘 (at Vancouver Canada)



His &amp; Hers. 🍻 Cheers to our first trip together internationally for this Labor Weekend! 😜👍😄❤️🍁 #LAX #Vancouver #BC #Canada #Cheers #SoExcited #Love #Fun #Adventures #EKKJTrip2014 #LaborDayWeekend (at Alaska Airlines - Los Angeles Int&#8217;l Airport (LAX))

His & Hers. 🍻 Cheers to our first trip together internationally for this Labor Weekend! 😜👍😄❤️🍁 #LAX #Vancouver #BC #Canada #Cheers #SoExcited #Love #Fun #Adventures #EKKJTrip2014 #LaborDayWeekend (at Alaska Airlines - Los Angeles Int’l Airport (LAX))



Happy National Dog Day to my babygirls back home in the bay! 😍😘🐶 #Woof #NationalDogDay #BitchesLoveMe #ILoveBitches #Maltese #Maltypoo #NorfolkTerrier #Love #DogsOfInstagram #CarChillin #HeidiKlum #Tara #Beyonce  #Tootsie (at Life)

Happy National Dog Day to my babygirls back home in the bay! 😍😘🐶 #Woof #NationalDogDay #BitchesLoveMe #ILoveBitches #Maltese #Maltypoo #NorfolkTerrier #Love #DogsOfInstagram #CarChillin #HeidiKlum #Tara #Beyonce #Tootsie (at Life)


Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there, to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson, or to help you figure out who you are or who you want to become. You never know who these people may be (possibly your roommate, neighbor, co-worker, longest friend, lover, or even a complete stranger) but when you lock eyes with them, you know at that very moment that they will affect your life in some profound way.

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.

Some people move our souls to dance. 

They awaken us to new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom. 

Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon. 

They stay in our lives for awhile, leave footprints in our hearts, 

and We are never, ever the same.

Sometimes things happen to you that may seem horrible, painful, and unfair at first, but in reflection you find that without overcoming those obstacles you would have never realized your potential, strength, willpower, or heart. Everything happens for a reason, nothing happens by chance or by means of luck. Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness, and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul. Without these small tests, whatever they may be, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight flat road to nowhere. It would be safe and comfortable, but dull and utterly pointless. The people you meet, along with the success and downfalls you experience help to create who you become and affect your life immensely. 

 

Even the bad experiences can be learned from. In fact, they are probably the most poignant and important ones.

If someone hurts you, betrays you, or breaks your heart—forgive them—for they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of opening your heart. If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally and wholeheartedly, not only because they love you, but because in a way, they are teaching you to love and how to open your heart and eyes to things.

 

Make every day count!! Appreciate every moment and take from those moments everything that you possibly can for you may never be able to experience it again. Talk to people that you have never talked to before, and actually listen. Let yourself fall in love, break free, and set your sights high. Hold your head up because you have every right to.Learn to love yourself because if you don’t love yourself, how do you expect to love anyone else? Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself. If you don’t believe in yourself, it will be hard for others to believe in you. 

You can make of your life anything you wish. Create a life to live with absolutely no regrets.





Today&#8217;s wedding was beautiful. 😍❤️ Even more beautiful that no one has IG. And even better, Rikka had me as her +1 yet again. #WeekdayBFintoWeekendBF #NidayWedding #NewFriends #Love #Beautiful #TemeculaWineries #ErikWhatsWrongWithYourHair #ErikWTFInGeneral #SundayFunday #GoodTimes #OpenBar 👍🍻🍸🍹🍷 #IAteAllTheNomz 🍴  (at Lake Oak Meadows)

Today’s wedding was beautiful. 😍❤️ Even more beautiful that no one has IG. And even better, Rikka had me as her +1 yet again. #WeekdayBFintoWeekendBF #NidayWedding #NewFriends #Love #Beautiful #TemeculaWineries #ErikWhatsWrongWithYourHair #ErikWTFInGeneral #SundayFunday #GoodTimes #OpenBar 👍🍻🍸🍹🍷 #IAteAllTheNomz 🍴 (at Lake Oak Meadows)




"WOOOO!!" Check out my big brother @electrickoolguy gettin’ it at Dive yesterday! 😜 Hahaha! #SoMuchFun #JustDance #LiquidCourage #ILoveMyBigBrother 😍❤️👌#Hilarious #GreatTimes #LatePost #DiveDayClub #SeriousSaturday #CollarBones (at Dive Dayclub At Harrahs Rincon)