1:02 pm - Mon, Feb 4, 2013
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twenty six

bettermentletters:

26 things to do before my 26th birthday. I’ve already accomplished some, because I started 26 days before my birthday, of course.

1. Finish reading Blood, Bones, and Butter and meet with my book club. Which is one other person but that’s ok, no one reads anymore.

2. Go to a dance party

3. Practice yoga at least 3x week

4. Take a walk before work at least 3x week

5. Try hypnotism

6. Find new black flats because apparently no one sells them anymore

7. Try hot yoga

8. Give myself a face masque while watching tv like I live in a spa

9. Pay all of my bills even my astronomically high car insurance that will make me cry to pay

10. Get my hair cut and colored and DO opt for the hand massage because it’s my favorite thing second only to the scalp massage

11. Go to a live music recital (done, twice: 1. Missives and Sea of Storms and 2. Ghost Limb)

12. Order the drinking chocolate at the new bakery in my neighborhood because sometimes it’s all I can think about and I don’t know why I didn’t order it the very first time I went

13. 1/13: Make meals at home for the following week

14. Finally figure out the layout of my house (houseoneasthill.tumblr.com)

15. Paint my foyer ceiling (ugh why did I put that on this list, I dread it)

16. Finally replace my tire that keeps going flat

17. Start writing a book to finish in the upcoming year

18. Write ten haikus

19. Clear out my closet and take everything to a clothing swap that doesn’t fit/flatter

20. 1/20: Make meals at home for the following week

21. 1/27: Make meals at home for the following week

22. Visit the Chihuly exhibit at the VMFA (done)

23. Find a better to-do list app

24. BRUNCH. Eat all of the brunches.

25. Set up my bedroom so it feels like home

26. Celebrate my birthday

Well, 69% isn’t a passing grade, but I’m still happy with the things I’ve done (on and off of this list) over just a few weeks! Money has been super tight, so I have to wait on some things, like the shoes, hypnotism, buying things to set up my house… I managed to take more walks and practice yoga more often, but not consistently 3x/week each, and I honestly had no sweet cravings, so drinking chocolate would have been a chore rather than a delicious treat. 

Fortunately, I’ve set up a consultation with a personal organizer next month, so I can get really set a house layout in stone! 

11:10 am - Sun, Jan 13, 2013
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twenty six

26 things to do before my 26th birthday. I’ve already accomplished some, because I started 26 days before my birthday, of course.

1. Finish reading Blood, Bones, and Butter and meet with my book club. Which is one other person but that’s ok, no one reads anymore.

2. Go to a dance party

3. Practice yoga at least 3x week

4. Take a walk before work at least 3x week

5. Try hypnotism

6. Find new black flats because apparently no one sells them anymore

7. Try hot yoga

8. Give myself a face masque while watching tv like I live in a spa

9. Pay all of my bills even my astronomically high car insurance that will make me cry to pay

10. Get my hair cut and colored and DO opt for the hand massage because it’s my favorite thing second only to the scalp massage

11. Go to a live music recital (done, twice: 1. Missives and Sea of Storms and 2. Ghost Limb)

12. Order the drinking chocolate at the new bakery in my neighborhood because sometimes it’s all I can think about and I don’t know why I didn’t order it the very first time I went

13. 1/13: Make meals at home for the following week

14. Finally figure out the layout of my house (houseoneasthill.tumblr.com)

15. Paint my foyer ceiling (ugh why did I put that on this list, I dread it)

16. Finally replace my tire that keeps going flat

17. Start writing a book to finish in the upcoming year

18. Write ten haikus

19. Clear out my closet and take everything to a clothing swap that doesn’t fit/flatter

20. 1/20: Make meals at home for the following week

21. 1/27: Make meals at home for the following week

22. Visit the Chihuly exhibit at the VMFA (done)

23. Find a better to-do list app

24. BRUNCH. Eat all of the brunches.

25. Set up my bedroom so it feels like home

26. Celebrate my birthday

11:24 am - Wed, Jan 2, 2013
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May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.
Neil Gaiman (via bookporn)

(via npr)

11:05 am - Sun, Dec 30, 2012
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amandalynferri:

sarahschneider:

jeffrubinjeffrubin:

It’s a :30 video called “The Greatest Putt-Putt Shot of All-Time.” What do you have to lose?

Everyone should bookmark this video for when theyre in a bad mood.

What Sarah said. 

1:23 pm - Sat, Dec 29, 2012
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There are moments, still, when I miss three whiskeys on a weeknight, the chaos of someone new and ill advised, but not all that much. The metrics I employ now to judge my days are radically different.
10:57 pm - Tue, Dec 25, 2012
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We’re so much more than these wretched vessels that we sprint or swagger or lurch or limp around in, some of them sturdy, some of them not, some of them objects of ardor, some of them magnets for pity. We should make peace with them and remain conscious of that, especially at this particular hinge of the calendar, when we compose a litany of promises about the better selves ahead, foolishly defining those selves in terms of what’s measurable from the outside, instead of what glimmers within.
3:21 pm - Wed, Dec 19, 2012
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I Never Stopped

dearabbypoems:

Make time on a regular basis
To re-establish lost ties
To talk, relax, and touch

Since last summer
I have known
The way the spark
Can cause a
Big mistake for many reasons

I have known
It wouldn’t be painful
To reignite it

Make time on a regular basis
To concentrate on
Saving yourself and
To concentrate on each other
To open the door
To spend more time alone
To do it any way
You do not plan to

source: http://news.yahoo.com/woman-looking-ahead-wants-boyfriend-adopt-her-view-050203191.html

1:51 pm - Fri, Dec 14, 2012
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11:33 am - Tue, Nov 20, 2012
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non-mipiace:

What do you do to make yourself stop thinking negatively and stop being sad about things that are out o your control? Things like money and jobs. Those can be in your control in some ways but how do you fix your attitude to just take it and smile? How do I feel relaxed.

I’ve been actively trying to work on this for Y-E-A-R-S. There are a few things that have really helped (but this is in no way a list I have mastered):

1. Stop allowing people in your life who aren’t GOOD. While I have loved ones who are very unlike me, very dramatic, very selfish, or very flaky, etc., when I need them, they make shit happen. They support me, and love me, even if I’m not very much like them, or when I’m dramatic, selfish, or flaky, etc., because they are GOOD people. If people won’t drop everything for even a phone chat when you really need them, they might not be the best. So I don’t hate them, I just don’t stay super involved. 

2. Imagine you are a glass of water with a smooth surface. Things will happen around you, and the surface of the water might ripple, but you must never let it slosh out. Elegantly experience things, so that very good or very bad things don’t disrupt your whole way of life. We’re malleable, interesting people who deserve the good but will experience the bad, but through it all, we have to be balanced enough to keep moving forward and not rely on anything but ourselves.

3. Studying Eastern medicine has been great. It’s believed that worry affects the kidneys. I worry a lot AND have kidney problems, so rather than worrying about getting more kidney stones, I try to let the worries go so I can focus on being healthy. Sometimes I forget that everything’s connected.

4. Stop trying to be perfect. I have a had a hard time accepting other people, because I don’t accept my own flaws. However, there are some things that can’t be helped. Some people are just going to chew with their mouths open or not use turn signals, but that’s not actually any of my business unless they’re my children. Namaste* and stuff.

5. Don’t worry about being optimistic. I recently had a wonderful chat with Tess about being bitter and not expecting the best out of a situation :) Let yourself be surprised. If you don’t get your hopes up constantly (like I do), you might have an easier time keeping your head down and getting shit done and living your life, rather than searching for those rose-colored glasses. 

*the light and goodness in me sees the light and goodness in you

10:49 am - Fri, Oct 5, 2012
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