Monday, September 16, 2013

sunset central

top: topshop // skirt: borrowed from Tabatha // shoes: payless

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a good weekend. Mine was pretty low key, with doing homework, hanging out with my friends and watching ridiculous tv shows, and playing a lot of video games with Matt. But now it's time to get back into another week of school. I had to quit my job with the newspaper since they cut the pay for the photographers, so I've been trying really hard to get a job. I feel for all you people who have to pay for college, it's hard stuff. I'm waiting to hear back from a couple of places, so we will see how things pan out. For now I'm just taking things one day at a time and hoping for the best!

I hope you have a very lovely day!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

my week in instagram #55

1. Bought beautiful sunflowers for our kitchen table.
2. Took photos during the gorgeous golden hour on a busy street.
3. Went to a drive in and saw Pacific Rim (fantastic movie!).
4. Got to hang out with a crazy guy.
5. Found little leaf skeletons (a sure sign of fall!).
6. Awesome art installations by artist Ryan Beard. Be sure to check him out!

How was your week? What was the most memorable thing you did?

Saturday, September 14, 2013

walking flower

dress: borrowed from Ivy // belt: forever 21 // leggings: target // shoes: modcloth

Happy Saturday everyone! This outfit was from a couple days ago. The same day I wore this, I was attacked by a vicious beast, thankfully after these photos were taken (otherwise you probably would have never seen this outfit since I was in great pain for the duration of the day). Yep. I got stung by a bee. First time ever too, and let me just say that I don't wish that kind of pain upon even my worst enemies. My friends thought it was because I looked like a walking flower that I got stung, and I'll have to admit, with green shoes and bright pink leggings, I do look pretty flower-like, but then my friend Amy got stung in the exact same spot on her body (right on the back of our heels, SO painful) in the exact same location the next day. We think there's a hive or something under the stairs (where we both got stung), so I've been avoiding it like the plague and running away from any sort of flying object and freaking out when anything touches my feet or ankles, because I do not want to experience that kind of pain again.

But, I did feel pretty awesome looking down and seeing the bee stuck to me, and just yanking him out and throwing him on the ground. Of course, running away and freaking out wasn't all that brave, but I won't tell that part of the story to people. ;)

I hope you have a great weekend!

Friday, September 13, 2013

film friday: a pep talk from kid president to you

Though I'm sure some of you have seen this video (since it currently has over 28 million views), it's always good to bring to the table again. I love this video not only because the kid is super cute and it's an excellent film, but because of the message behind it. We're all on the same team, so we should strive to make the world a better place. Every person is struggling and hurting, and you never know someone's full story. But it's worth it to get to know your teammates and build them up and support each other.

If everyone would focus on being kind and loving towards one another, just think of how much easier life would be. Sure, bad things still occur, but it's comforting to know that wherever you turn, people are there to lend a hand. I'm slowly coming to realize that life isn't all about me--in fact, very little of life is about me. Do you ever get that weird feeling that, even though you can't actually see it, other people are seeing things from their own perspective (like literally, I'm looking out of my eyes, and sometimes I try to imagine other people looking out of their own eyes)? Every human being on the planet has that first person point of view and is constantly filled with their own thoughts, and it's just sort of an existential crisis for me because other people can see from a similar perspective as me, and yet no one will ever see from the exact same perspective. And no one will ever know my thoughts or my life, and I won't ever know anyone else's. But we are all human beings and we share that commonality, and by joining together and getting pieces of each other I can help someone get their story out and maybe take away part of the burden of life, and they can do the same for me.

It's a whole giving and receiving type of thing. The more you give, the more you will receive, and the fuller your life will become. It will be full of the joy that comes from helping and being kind to people. Life is not about me in the least, but it's about how I can help others and build people up and be kind to everyone, even those who may be hurtful towards me. They're the ones that need the most love. I'm trying to become more loving towards the ones that need it the most.

So I hope you have a very wonderful weekend, and don't forget to dance and help someone join in on the dance party.

You all are the best. :)