Friday, November 28, 2014

I Am Heavy

Of course I'm heavy.
My stride is weighted by heavily heeled boots.
They hear me before they see me.
Because I am heavy.

Of course I'm heavy.
My mind is weighted down by the thousands of pages I have turned
and the thousands more I anticipate to learn.
For this, I am heavy.

Of course I'm heavy.
My heart is full of experiences and emotions 
that I never thought I'd live or feel before.
But now I have, and it is heavier for it.

Of course I'm heavy.
My body has endured trials my mind never though I could endure.
Muscle entwined with fat to form strength.
For that, I am heavy.

Of course I'm heavy.
I am a woman who lives fully
and restraint is not in my practice.
For this, I am heavy.

I am heavy
Weighted down with outlandish shoes
weighted down with stories
weighted down with memories
weighted down with experiences
weighted down with confidence
weighted down with joy in simple pleasures,

and for all of this,
I have never felt lighter.

-Linda Greaves

(PS: On a lighter note, how many of you thought this would reference all the turkey, stuffing, and pie I'd eaten yesterday?)

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

photo via my instagram: @dragonfruit_diaries
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving with loved ones today - isn't that the most wonderful part of this holiday season? Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years...the emphasis is usually placed on family and being surrounded by those dearest to you.

Of course, there are always "those" relatives at most gatherings, but that's what the wine is for! ;)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, thank you for continuing to visit my blog and reading my words.

Remember the important things in your life, and be grateful for them.

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
I Thessalonians 5:18
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Monday, November 24, 2014

Have a happy Monday!

Let's switch things up for today's Music Monday post, shall we?

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Ever since I was little, I've had a love for dance and all things that go into it - rhythm, movement, the sheer joy that comes from expressing music and what you're feeling through dancing! 
This video doesn't fail to put a smile on my face, especially by seeing how joyful and enthusiastic this guy's mom is about dancing. What makes it even better? She's deaf, and she has a better sense of rhythm and timing than most people I know.

Oh, and they're both obviously Filipino, so you know...#PinoyPride

Hehe, hope this brightens your day! Also, the official song they're dancing to is a catchy track by Usher, so take a listen. It's not my typical indie-pop track, but it's a beat-filled tune that's easy to dance to.

Have a happy Monday!
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Friday, November 21, 2014

All This Bad Blood

Tank: AE   Hat: JcPenney   Bag: Rue 21   Loafers: Target
You know how you've found a good item for your closet?
Once you've set eyes on said item and try it on, you put it back on the shelf and walk away.
Then, as you're lying in bed later that night, and visions of it float in front of your shut eyes, you'll know you've found something worth spending your money on.

It's always those "haunting" pieces that get the best of me. Luckily, instead of a thrift store find (which increases the likelihood of not finding it again), it was the leopard print loafers you see above. I wasn't sure I could pull off this style of shoe, but as I thought more about it later that night, I realized how perfectly they'd meld into my new style of black, white, and minimalist chic-rocker wardrobe.

However, while my closet has become a boring black and white tunnel, my lipstick has become as colorful as my high school self! For today's post, I tried Milani's Sangria shade, which based on what I've researched, is a good dupe for MAC's Rebel. I'd have to say, I really like this rich, fuschia shade and how the color lasts for a long day of errands, which included drinking multiple cups of coffee.

Anyway, I was lucky enough to snag these photos before the snow hit, so you get one more post featuring our lovely (but long gone) fall weather. 
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