Saturday, July 5, 2014

Hello Old Friend


It's been so long since we've talked. 
I can't express how much I have missed you.
It has been over eleven months since I last wrote.
I think I lost my spark. 
I lost my drive to keep this going.
I had no inspiration.
 But I think more than that I lost myself. 
I couldn't figure out a way to express what I believe or where I am headed.
But today, I found my voice.
And I knew that I had something more to say.
It was very simple.
I was getting my nails done. 
A pretty lavender for my fingers and a neon purple for my toes.
I had my nose in the book I've recently started reading and I was tuning out the world.
Until I heard a tone in a woman's voice.
It sparked my interest because it had so much anger in it.
I pulled myself out the words on the page and found the source of the anger.

This woman had been waiting for twenty minutes.
She felt forgotten about.
Her daughter was next to her engrossed in her phone unaware of her mother.

Instead of simply asking how much longer of a wait it would be, she lashed out.
She was making a scene in the middle of nail salon.
The poor women working were so overwhelmed, but they offered her some water while she waited.
She continued to berate the women working in the salon until finally someone was available to see her.

It made me consider a few things.

The first was that people need more patience. 
For me, getting my nails done is a treasured time. 
It is a time when I am not on my phone, but I am focused on myself.
It is an easy confidence booster for me to have my nails nicely painted and for that I am always willing to be patient. 

The second was that her daughter was witnessing the way she spoke to the women who were working. 
Her impressionable daughter was listening to her mother yell at women for doing their jobs learning from her that the way to get what you want is to make a scene. She is learning that patience is not a valued attribute. Whether she realizes it or not, her daughter is watching her.

The third is that the way people treat those who are serving them is very indicative of the kind of person they are. 
This is in no way limited to the nail salon.
It can be a waiter, a valet, a mechanic, a salesperson, etc. 
When I witness this kind of impatience and rudeness, I assume that this is how that person conducts themselves in other settings as well. 
It is easy to forget that the people who are serving us in our daily lives are people too. 

Anyways, my point is, that we should all have a little patience.

And that inspiration can come in any form, including an impatient woman at a nail salon.  
 
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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Style Icon


As a part of my pledge to blog more, I've also decided to write more
about things I am interested in.
Such as interior design, fashion, beauty, food, etc.
Instead of just about my day to day happenings.
I think it could do me some good to find a bigger purpose for this blog. 
 
So for today's post, I am going to share with you one of my biggest fashion inspirations.
Kourtney Kardashian
Kourtney Kardashian
 Now, say what you want about the Kardashians, I still love their style.
Their show is entertaining to watch when I have the chance,
 but it's not something I keep up with on the reg. 
However, Kourtney's style is fab.
I wish I could wake up every morning and be styled like her. 
PS. Can anyone tell me where to find a hat like the one below??
 
Kourtney Kardashian's style 
BestPinterest: Kourtney Kardashians style

Until then, 

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Blogging

This blog means the world to me. 
But as a reader you may not see the love I have for this blog.
Sometimes I don't know what to say and sometimes I forget my purpose.
Some days I feel like my life isn't interesting enough to write down on paper.
But these things don't matter. 

What matters is that this is my space to share the parts of my life that I love the most.
I've been doing some thinking lately about where I want to take this blog and how I can make it fit in my life. I don't ever want this to feel like an obligation or a hassle. I want to sit down and make the choice to write what I want at my own convenience. 

I've decided to set a goal for myself to blog during the week at my own pace. I want to focus on my content and what messages I'm sending the world about myself through this blog. I want this blog to develop and grow at its own pace and I want to flourish and blossom when the time is right for me a d my life. 

For now all I want is to make a bigger effort to write what's on my heart fairly regularly. I don't want to limit myself too much with this goal because as I said, I don't want this to be an obligation. I want to enjoy every moment of it. I hope that I can achieve this and make some of my other dreams regarding this blog happen. 

       


Until next time 

Friday, June 7, 2013

Slow Mornings

Summer mornings should all start this way.
Waking up slowly with the sun streaming in my window.
Drifting in and out of sleep until it's finally time to get up.
Taking my time getting ready and enjoying the process.
Spending some time reading blogs or watching Netflix.
All of it is slow and easy.
It is finally summer.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Summer Obsessions

Summer is here and I have a few obsessions right now.
I had to share these with you guys because they are my 
absolute favorite part of summer right now.

 Bath & Body Works Candles
 Summer Scarves 
These two are from CWonder and Three Birds Nest on Etsy
Victoria's Secret Swimsuits

Happy Wednesday!

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Art

As an interior design majors we are forced to take a lot of art classes.

 All of the following a projects I completed last semester.
In my new art class, we are working on a self reflective piece.
I mentioned to my teacher that I write this blog and he gave me the idea to run with a visual blog.
I've been playing around with it a lot. 
It's a hard piece.
It forces me to dig really deeply into my blog and myself
to figure out my purpose here.
I guess in reality it's just an expression of my life and my memories,
and that's what this piece is going to reflect as well.
But there is something about my classmates reading these posts that intimidates me.
I don't mind when complete strangers read my daily thoughts, but when the people
in my art class have the opportunity to, it sort of terrifies me.
It's a weird thought that I can express myself so vulnerably to the internet but not 
to people who I see on a daily basis.
I guess that's kind of the beauty of the internet.
Anyways, I'm looking forward to sharing the finished product and seeing how it progresses.
I hope you've had a fabulous Thursday.
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Empire State of Mind

I'm back from the big city and back to real life.
And I'm a little bittersweet about it. 
First of all, it feels like I never left.
While I was there, I felt like the week was going slowly.
It was nice considering that we were doing so much.
We saw all the big stuff, the empire state building, lincoln center, radio city hall,
columbus circle, central park, the works you know.
It was overall a fabulous week.
We did so much shopping and sight seeing.
By the end of the week, I was confident enough to navigate myself and 
walk a few blocks alone to get a pastry from a little french bakery.
I felt like a true New Yorker.
But I'm going to be real with you.
This Texas girl can not handle the big city.
I was overwhelmed by how big it was.
It was a great place to visit, but it is not a place I ever see myself living.
It's a place filled with people all crammed together.
And that's just not my style.
I can't wait to go back and get another taste of the big apple, but for now,
I've got my fix and I'm happy with where I'm at. 



 
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