We Can Do It!

I love this image so much, for many reasons. Lots of women seem offended by the image “oh her cleavage is just too much”, “she’s wearing way too much makeup”, etc. Though I do think the cleavage is a little overbearing, I personally think this image portrays more than that!

Its interesting to see the image of a woman, with her hair tied up and flexing her muscles like a man (which is coo, too), but never an image with a feminine one. In a way it suggests that when our hair is down, our breasts are visible and we wear lipstick, we’re somehow lesser than men. I believe we can be feminine and badass.

Women, you don’t have to lose your femininity. Being feminine is great. Being masculine is great. Strength is not limited to one way of being. But know that no matter what, you can be successful!

The War Zone

This is my first rant on my blog. Actually, its my first real rant in a very long time.

For  most of my life I’ve always kept things to myself. This includes all of my emotions except happiness. I was scared if I showed anger, disapointment, or sadness, it was a sign of weakness. I make friends easily. I’m reliable. I’m passionate. I’d say I’m a pretty good friend. However, when others try to understand me/get closer to me, I always push them away. Yeah, I kind of have trust issues.

But ok, enough introduction. Right now I’m mad. I only get mad when there are things that are out of my control. Shouldn’t I be able to change my life if I wanted to?? If you I put my mind to something, can’t I just push the limits so far that I can do anything?! A little naive, you think? I don’t think so. But so many people do, its so tough to change minds. Though I haven’t given up, sometimes it seems so “impossible” to change something.

You are the master of your fate, and holder of your destiny.

I think its bullshit to let someone else dictate your life. The people who love you will support you no matter what. UGH. Its just Romeo and Juliet all over again. I’m referring to relationships. I don’t want to go in too much detail, but in a relationship, shouldn’t one be focused on the relationship itself? Not what others think?

This is a war that I have to fight. 

We Are Daniel Cui

I saw this video yesterday and immediately connected with his story. Haven’t we all been victimized one time or another in High School? Sometimes being different is shunned upon, instead of praised. These kids committed a huge act of kindness that will forever be engraved in this guy’s memory. I loved this video and wanted to share!

After freshman goalie Daniel Cui became the scapegoat for a losing season, the whole high school rallied to defend him. More than 100 students changed their profile pictures to a photo of Cui making a save and with newfound confidence, Cui returned the next season to play the game of his life and lead his team to a win.

Here’s to the strength to do some good in someone’s life today!

When Everything Goes Wrong

I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
-Aubrey Hepburn

You can be the happiest person alive, then life throws that crazy curve ball. Hit or miss, we have to strong enough to move forward.

I believe that through hard times, its okay to break down. Its okay to rant, and fuss, and beat the crap out of a body bag. But afterwards, you have to come back down to earth, and realize that there is so much more the world has to offer. The true test of character is if you are able to personally handle it.

Happy Monday, lets hit the ball out of the park.

Not Spoiled…?

I have a very fortunate life. With friends and family who care about me. I try to repay that by giving as much of myself to the world as I can, even if its just greeting someone with a fat smile on their way to work.

Time flies by so quick, and you soon realize that its the little things that you tend remember. Two years ago. Finals week. Tired. Need coffee.

Big bro texts, “Hey do you want Starbucks?”

“YES PLEASE.”

Without even asking what I wanted, he goes off on his Starbucks endeavor.

“Can I please have a Grande toffee nut latte with soy, extra hot, with whip please…and oh yeah…with cup #17…please.”

The world bursts at the seams with people ready to tell you you’re not good enough. On occasion, some may be correct. But do not do their work for them. Seek any job; ask anyone out; pursue any goal. Don’t take it personally when they say “no” — they may not be smart enough to say “yes”.

~ Keith Olbermann

I was so excited…the perfect cup of coffee. With the perfect quote (You know I love me some motivational quotes!).

Note: He did this again 5+ times (I’m sure the baristas weren’t all too excited to search for cup #17).

Me: “DAMN. I’m sooo spoiled…

He responded “No, you’re not spoiled. Just well taken care of!”

Here’s to those little things that make you smile!

Believer

Having looking deeper into myself, I’ve realized that I’m driven by relationships I have in my life. When my friends and family are happy, I’m happy!

I’ve been told many times that I’m too naive. Not true. I just believe that everyone has good in them…whether they like to admit it or not. Which is pretty much why I get along with practically anyone (yes I’m very proud of that). I thrive when I work with others. I believe myself to be a true team player, at times sacrificing myself for the greater good.

Go ahead and call me “too much of an optimist”, I don’t mind. If being an optimist means that I get to live a happier, and more fullfilled life, sure! Forget boundries, anything is possible. People can change.

“No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.” 
― Madonna