Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday Quote

“In periods of rapid personal change, we pass through life as though we are spell-cast. We speak in sentences that end before finishing. We sleep heavily because we need to ask so many questions as we dream alone. We bump into others and feel bashful at recognizing souls so similar to ourselves.”

- Douglas Coupland

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thursday Quote

"So many people are shut up tight inside themselves like boxes, yet they would open up, unfolding quite wonderfully, if only you were interested in them."

--Sylvia Plath

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tunesday: Foster the People

lately Foster the People has been blowing up my car stereo, my ipod and my pandora (it's a really great station). I am in love, and the guys are pretty cute too...brownie points/swoon factor

soundtrack to: running on the beach, new sperrys, sunset porch party

most of you may know their hit "pumped up kicks", but i am a huge fan of the whole album.
noteworthy tracks: call it what you want, helena beat, i would do anything for you and miss you

Monday, October 24, 2011

feather obsession

{grey and turquoise nails}

i made this feather headband after a desperate trip to michaels and my decision to be pocahontas for halloween. as you can see i'm very feather obsessed with the vase of peacock feathers and my summer county fair earrings find.

this sweet card came in the mail from my mom today. definitely put a smile on my face and came at the right time. moms know best.

happy happy monday.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

lazy sunday

bon iver, walk in the woods, coffee, muffins, english paper (struggling...procrastination nation) and sunday night meditation

Saturday, October 22, 2011

diary of a soccer mom sans mini van

today was perfect...refreshing. i woke up at 7am and cleaned house (i love cleaning and picking up around our house. clear space=clear mind) then i headed over to the local saturday morning farmers market. i whipped out my camera only to discover the battery was dead. thank you instagram on the trusty iphone! i bought some really pretty flowers and pumpkins to carve this afternoon.

i invited my assistant coach's kids over with their mom cause they have never actually carved pumpkins before...i told them this HAD to change. i baked pumpkin spice muffins and we carved three pumpkins and baked the seeds. it was wonderful. the three year old has claimed that i am his girlfriend for the past three months. i'd gladly carve pumpkins and eat candy corn with my boyfriend any day.

tonight the house is empty so i lit some candles and made dinner...chili and corn bread. good music and a clear mind. homework and studying you ask? that's what tomorrow is for. today was a no school related day and it was glorious.

Friday, October 21, 2011

my happiness project

I had a break between classes today and decided I needed to read
something not required for class. I entered the student union
bookstore and immediately picked up The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. It had been on my list of book to read for a while and decided today was the day. I needed something to inspire me and symbolize my latest epiphanies of change along with my Starbucks mug, a feather hair extension (sorry mom but I really want to get one) a fresh moleskine journal and a new book.

I decided to be overindulgent and begin reading immediately. A few pages in, with some quotes written down, I realized how ridiculous it was that I was sitting in the crowded student union when there was a beautiful fall day outside after three days of rain...brushing elbows with four girls whose conversations of Obama and a football player's "luscious locks" were louder than the John Mayer on my iPod.

After so long feeling something was missing and trying every possible outlet for an answer, I think I've found it. It's been here all along, I just abandoned it. It was this secret me, the art me. The one that actually made time to be creative cause I enjoy it. It relaxes me. I turned into the facebook-consumed, texting college student trying to keep up with everyone's social lives when really I'm a huge introvert. Yeah I'm outgoing and confident on the outside, but inside me is so much I keep hidden and suppressed. Why? From who? I spent so much time in high school wanting to fit in and be noticed or invited, but now more than ever I want to be different and do what really makes me happy rather than what the crowd deems as exciting.

So begins my happiness project. Soul searching, whatever you want to call it, but the time is now and I've never been more excited. First on the agenda: tackle my recent obsession with feathers and drink lots of coffee to feel more sophisticated. Happy Friday my friends. It's going to be a good one. I can feel it.