Thursday, March 29, 2012

tunesday on thursday

Tonight We are young So let's set the world on fire 
We can burn brighter than the sun

thursday quote

"Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life."

Bob Marley

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

life is good

life is good even when it's not going so great, at the end of the day life will always be good.  life will always be rewarding in the people you meet and the little things that you choose to cherish.

Monday, March 26, 2012

monday quote

"My idea of good company…is the company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.’ ‘You are mistaken,’ said he gently, ‘that is not good company, that is the best."

Jane Austen (Persuasion)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

thursday quote

"Being alone is generally represented as quite dark, fragile. But I find it to be the most uplifting feeling ever."

Kevin Parker

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


people are restoring my faith in humanity.  it's the little things that remind me of how lucky i am to meet special, unique and different kinds of people.  the quirks, the expressions, the actions without words.  an awkward comment, a text miscommunication, the thrill of ransacking a goodwill store, a touch on the nape of your neck, a fabulously detailed letter in the mail from someone you thought was out of touch.  these people give me comfort in this world where it's so easy to get caught up in the superficial gossip and rumors.  it's easy to become estranged from yourself sometimes, but then these people bring me back down to earth to the simple things.  i only hope i do the same.  this weather has me flying high.

in other news, i have way too many clothes to be allowed to buy more.  starting today i reinvent outfits and dig up ones that have been forgotten.  thinking about putting an outfit inspiration hanger on my wall.  fabric wrapped hanger...sounds like a nice lil DIY.

happy wednesday!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

monday quote

"I think I fell in love with her, a little bit. Isn’t that dumb? But it was like I knew her. Like she was my oldest, dearest friend. The kind of person you can tell anything to, no matter how bad, and they’ll still love you, because they know you. I wanted to go with her. I wanted her to notice me. And then she stopped walking. Under the moon, she stopped. And looked at us. She looked at me. Maybe she was trying to tell me something; I don’t know. She probably didn’t even know I was there. But I’ll always love her. All my life."

Neil Gaiman

(oh to be that girl)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

thursday quote

I mean, they say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.

Monday, March 12, 2012

monday quote

Never regret anything you have done with sincere affection. Nothing born of the heart is lost
Basil Rathbone

Sunday, March 11, 2012

confession no. 4

sometimes i write things on my to do list after i've done them just for the satisfaction or crossing it off.

other forms of satisfaction:
  • finishing a sheet of stamps
  • folding the last pair of socks in the laundry without any orphans
  • finishing a box of notecards
  • writing on the last page of a journal
  • parallel parking in one attempt (honestly i'm a pro)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

thursday quote

“But I believe good things happen everyday. I believe good things happen even when bad things happen. And I believe on a happy day like today, we can still feel a little sad. And that’s life, isn’t it?” — Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


it's a powerful thing.  if you can't believe in something then how do you expect anyone else to believe it?  this applies to anything all across the board.  just an ounce of belief can move many others to believe too, but it all begins with yourself.  you must believe.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

tunesday: 1979

90s throwback goodness by the smashing pumpkins.  listen to it.

Monday, March 5, 2012

monday quote

And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter - they are so rusty, so ugly, so meaningless and feeble from being kept in the small cramped dark inside you so long.
Sylvia Plath

Thursday, March 1, 2012

thursday quote

life is a canvas.  throw all the paint on it you can.

--danny kaye

hello march,

hello warm spring weather. hello spring break. hello motivation and belief. 
hello wish list purchases as rewards (I see you colored skinny jeans).

dearest mind is as fresh as the changing weather. teach me. mould me. 
mentor me. remind me of life's greatest lessons and treasures.