Friday, November 30, 2012

Being a Human.

"Being a human being is not easy, and it often feels so lonely, like we’re the only ones feeling the way we do. I am so grateful when I can see myself in someone else, when I am humbled by what I needed to hear, and when I am reminded that I am not alone."
Did y'all read Fiona Apple's letter regarding cancelling the South American leg of her tour due to her dying dog?  If not, you really should.

I was touched and moved by her letter, and had those unfortunate moments of wondering what it would be like when my own pet dies.  And I thought that was that.

But then I read Tracee Elliss Ross' take on the letter and felt even more grateful for truth and the power of words.  I am never more grateful for the internet than when I read something that makes me feel seen and understood.  Especially this:
"This letter is so brave, the stuff of giants. What is so extraordinary about Fiona’s words and what touched me so deeply is her courage and her willingness to own her truth. To trust her gut and choose love — that heart-wrenching mixed bag — and choose to be present in the face of heartbreak and joy, is truly amazing.  I am always in awe of people who choose to be present for the reality of a true connection. To allow a being to be as important as Janet is to Fiona is a beautiful and powerful thing."
Words could never ring more true than they did yesterday, and it's exactly what I needed.  Sometimes being a human is harder than you'd hoped and true connections are more difficult to achieve than they should be.  But acknowledging the problem is half the battle, right?

image via pinterest/tumblr   

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Moving Forward.

I wasn't gonna be so political on this here blog, but then I saw this photo and I just couldn't help it.

Hot damn I love these two!

And since I"m already here I thought I'd post these words because they filled my heart with joy and hope.  Let's do this thing together, folks.
"I believe we can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggests. We’re not as cynical as the pundits believe. We are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. We are, and forever will be, the United States of America."

image found here. quote found here.

Friday, November 2, 2012


Thank you to all for your kind words regarding my last post.  It can be supah scary to really put yourself out there, but it's always worth it.  Authenticity > embarrassment.  Every time.  At least in my book.

I've been thinking bout all the folks on the East Coast.  Those pictures and footage are scary.  I'm keeping you all in my thoughts.  May your lives return to normal sooner rather than later. 

Happy Friday to all.  It's November! (Also now less than one month til I turn 30. Eeep!)

I only have a few links:

My friend, Julia, sent this to me and I couldn't be more grateful.  I've read it several times since.  Surprise synopsis: You Don't HAVE To Be Pretty!  Thanks, friend.

I laughed out loud seeing this photo.  This couldn't encapsulate my family more when it comes to election time. [I really try not to be political to folks because I've grown up with both sides and everyone should have a voice (even if I whole-heartedly disagree), but if I can use any of my tiny voice to do anything of good I urge you to vote.  PLEASE VOTE!  The world is not changed for the better by silence.]

Great marriage advice.  Not that I know anything about any of that, but it seems like solid advice.  And reassuring for a girl who's kinda scared of that sort of thing.

Happy post-Halloween! I was absurdly excited to hand out candy this year as opposed to dress up and drink -- does that mean I'm getting old, or just crotchety?   

image via pinterest (let me know if you know the original source)

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