Thursday, February 19, 2015

Thinking Out Loud.. (or online)

So as I sit here, attempting to read my Anthropology textbook.. 

  I think to myself, "wow, some people have really cool jobs that I didn't even know existed!"

and then I sit here like, "wow, a lot of people aren't freezing right now because they live in warm places, or at least 'bearable.'"  (bearable is obviously a relative term).... however it IS colder in Indianapolis right now than in the NORTH POLE...

        So as I sit, all day, everyday, dreaming about other places and interacting with distant humans, with distant dreams and goals and lives....
........ I just wish I could be a trust fund baby and have all the money I needed to just hop around and be a nomad. (I am aware I could do this without money.. yet it would be much more difficult..)
Plus, a major component to finding true happiness is to know where exactly you lie between security and uncertainty..  Unfortunately, I know myself well enough... and I know I need a good amount of financial certainty, probably because my only monetary safety net is my own bank account.

An older woman once asked my age, and when I told her, she responded, "Wow, you've really done a lot for your age.."

..But I don't think I have... 

I would say that I have not even BEGUN to scratch the surface!

I have many more awkward foreign interactions to make!
Many more shitty diner coffees to drink!
Many more strangers that need day brightening!
Many more roads to get lost on!
Many more piers to walk down!
Many more crabs to get pinched by!
Many more new foods to try!

I love you, life! And even though I don't have all the money I wish I did, I will still spend it all on Experiences & Food!!!!  <3

..all pictures above were taken in South Beach Miami..
the one below was taken in Indianapolis @ Fort Ben.. (:

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Be My Valentine!!


i am really excited for Valentine's Day!
Just like I was for Groundhog's Day.

Groundhog's Day is my favorite holiday.. but this year i had to work. 
Why is Groundhog's Day my favorite?!?!

1) don't need a family to celebrate.

2) no one gets special pay or days off making it fair for everyone to either work or not work.

3) groundhogs are adorable.

4) even though the Groundhog usually sees his shadow(meaning 6 more weeks of winter)... it's still kind of an initial stepping stone for spring.
and who doesn't love spring after a freezing winter!!??

So I wasn't actually planning to talk about Groundhog's Day, I wanted to talk about Valentine's Day!! 

Talking about Groundhog's Day was so much more exciting than anything I could possibly say about Valentine's Day..

...what i actually wanted to focus on was self love.. because when you first decide to truly love yourself, all sorts of other things fall into place..  so here's a really great info graphic on why you should be nicer to yourself. *this info graphic even cites its sources..  (:

**self compassion brings about more constant feelings of self worth than self esteem.** this year, ditch your Valentine and take yourself out for a night on the town!!  <3