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16 May
"Don't listen to those who say, 'It's not done that way.' Maybe it's not, but maybe you will. Don't listen to those who say, 'You're taking too big a chance.' Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor, and it would surely have been rubbed out by today. Most importantly, don't listen when the little voice of fear inside you rears its ugly head and says, 'They're all smarter than you out there. They're more talented, they're taller, blonder, prettier, luckier and have connections...' I firmly believe that if you follow a path that interests you, not to the exclusion of love, sensitivity, and cooperation with others, but with the strength of conviction that you can move others by your own efforts, and do not make success or failure the criterion by which you live, the chances are you'll be a person worthy of your own respect."
-Neil Simon

my name is marianne. i am nineteen, and a second year student at the university of british columbia. i'm majoring in psychology and sociology. i take a lot of photos, some of which end up in my journal. i take swim lessons, and play basketball, volleyball and soccer on occasion. i'm a really big dork and i laugh a lot.

i've also been doing the South Beach Diet since April 2004. i follow phase 2 loosely, and am trying to get a little more serious about it again. so far i have lost the weight i gained in first year, and am working on losing a bit more.