Thursday, June 17, 2010

oh WHALE!!

just finished reading kelly cutrone's 'if you have to cry go outside' - and i must say, there is much more to her than meets the eye.  which is not surprising, being that her character was built around appearances on 'the hills' and 'the city'.  some of my fav quotes from the book:

'after all, you cant truly be happy if you've never known pain. you cant truly feel joy if you've never felt heartbreak. you cant really know what it's like to be filled unless you've been empty. and here's the other thing: sometimes in life seasons dont come in order; instead of fall, winter, spring, summer, we get three winters in a row. (by my second winter i tend to feel like a cave-woman frozen in a glacier.) but that doesnt mean spring wont come eventually.'

'if you dont let what you dont know stop you from doing your best in every situation, you will surprise yourself over and over in life, as I have.'

'there was so much i'd missed by indulging the lower energies of my mind: greed, ambition, insecurity, self-doubt, guilt. as i became conscious of something greater at my core - i couldnt prove it, and still cant, but i know it - a huge weight lifted off me; i experienced the wonders of the world with something akin to childlike awe.'

'but as you move through your career and life, you will have to learn that if youre not what you do, then what you do has no business keeping you entertained at night.'

'there is also a garden metaphor: your negative thoughts are weeds strangling the progress of your soul; you must find a way to kill them. killing the weeds wont keep them from growing back, but it's like waxing: eventually, if you keep waxing, your hair growth just becomes less and less.'

'if you allow fear to live inside of you after you've already put it to any possible good use - if you allow your mind, instead of your soul, to drive your car - you risk more than finding yourself on a hamster wheel. you also increase the possibility that youll manifest that fear and negative thinking outwardly.'

there are about a half dozen more i have earmarked, but i'll save those for another time =)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

big mac

my new beauty from the hubbs!!! So excited - it's one of those things i've always eyed but could never justify buying for myself. my bro also installed the newest version of photoshop (CS5!!!) and got me a magic mouse - cant wait to play around with editing some photos on it.

happy humpers! =)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

sure enough

"I wish that life should not be cheap, but sacred. I wish the days to be as centuries, loaded, fragrant."

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

la la land

currently taking it back old school with: gwen stefani - the real thing.  love this song, brings back so many memories <3

back from hong kong, beijing, and ho chi minh city with a teeny bit of a tan, the accomplished feeling of surviving the "wild", and a new appreciation for life and the opportunities im blessed with everyday. it affects you in such a powerful way when you are there and living it and seeing it. i hope i continue to remember and am not easy to forget.

on another note, tomorrow is my 28th birthday!!! this year, i found myself a little more optimistic, versus past years where i would use my birthday as a stopping point to evaluate my life and nit-pick at it. i thought i had escaped it this year, but am finding myself constantly thinking about life in general today. with no conclusions of course - just my head in the clouds and rotating thoughts. geez, my specialty it seems =)

more to come soon