Someone once told me not to let a calendar tell you when to tell someone you love them, when to take a vacation or when not to wear white. Instead, let life unfold in its own unruly way and you'll be surprised with how beautiful everything can be, if you let it.
See you all in January.
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Happy holidays, everyone. Take it easy, relax, eat, drink, and be
Hands down, one of my all-time favorite books and movies.
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"We are born with only one obligation—to be completely who we are. Yet how much of our time is spent comparing ourselves to others, dead and alive? This is encouraged as necessary in the pursuit of excellence. Yet a flower in its excellence does not yearn to be a fish, and a fish in its unmanaged elegance does not long to be a tiger. But we humans find ourselves always falling into the dream of another life. Or we secretly aspire to the fortune or fame of people we don't really know. When feeling badly about ourselves, we often try on other skins rather than understand and care for our own.
Yet when we compare ourselves to others, we see neither ourselves nor those we look up to. We only experience the tension of comparing, as if there is only one ounce of being to feed all our hungers. But the Universe reveals its abundance most clearly when we can be who we are. Mysteriously, every weed and ant and wounded rabbit, every living creature has its unique anatomy of being which, when given over to, is more than enough.
Being human, though, we are often troubled and blocked by insecurity, that windedness of heart that makes us feel unworthy. And when winded and troubled, we sometimes feel compelled to puff ourselves up. For in our pain, it seems to make sense that if were larger, we would be further from our pain. If we were larger, we would be harder to miss. If we were larger, we'd have a better chance of being loved. Then, not surprisingly, others need to be made smaller so we can maintain our illusion of seeming bigger than our pain.
Of course, history is the humbling story of our misbegotten inflations, and truth is the corrective story of how we return to exactly who we are. And compassion, sweet compassion, is the never-ending story of how we embrace each other and forgive ourselves for not accepting our beautifully particular place in the fabric of all there is." — January 10, Akiba, p. 11
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Michelle of FVNCY drew this amazing portrait of me. Although we haven't met in person yet, I feel extremely blessed to know her. I've said it
once a million times and I'll say it again: I love you, Michelle.
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If I had a dollar for every time someone said to me, "You don't look Vietnamese." I often get mistaken for Japanese or mixed (Asian and Caucasian).
P.S. My hunt for a cowhide rug has finally come to an end. Thanks, Michael!
After nearly throwing my laptop off the balcony, I started reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. This book is the result of the author's year-long adventure in becoming a happier person. A question that has been bothering me for quite some time now, though, is, what is "happiness?" Tell me your personal definition below.
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I bought this Sandro top from work a few hours prior to the event, then ended up spilling wine on it towards the end of the night. I will never be the woman who can wear
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