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self-lovin’.

Posted in beautiful, friends, happyness, inspired, Life, Love, quotes, randomness, rant, revelations, The Wonderful Internet on 01/11/2011 by asante

Raise your hand if you can confidently and without a doubt say that you love every single minute thing about your body, yourself, who you are, etc.

Don’t worry. I’ll wait.

Nobody? alright then. That’s what I thought. Why is that?

It’s frustrating and sad. Even the most outwardly confident of us all have something they take major issue with.  Too big, small, loud, quiet, sticks out too far, too short, too long, yaddayaddayadda. And then we try to justify all of this in the name of “self-confidence” “conceitedness” by throwing in “well at least he/she/it has it worse than me.” WTH? That’s not self-confidence. That’s petty and destructive. And it’s not going to work anyways.

So why do it? Sure, at the end of the day you’ve created a booster seat with the pile of dashed self-lovin’ of other people, but if you have to KEEP DOING IT, clearly it’s not working.

My dear sister, who makes her home on the interwebs over at Les Coeurs Solitaires posted this fabulous quote the other day. Thought I’d share with y’all :)

“At some point in your adult life, you’ve probably walked into a party and felt a frisson of relief upon discovering at least one woman there who was fatter, uglier, and/or dressed more inappropriately than you. We sure have. But if you want to have any hope of making peace with your own body, you need to knock that shit off.

We’re not even telling you to stop just because it’s nasty, petty, and beneath you to judge other women so harshly; it is, but because you’re not a saint, and neither are we. We’re telling you to stop because it’s actually in your own self-interest to stop being such a bitch. ‘Cause you know what happens when you quit saying that crap about other women? You magically stop saying it about yourself so much, too.

Judging other women negatively creates a constant stream of nasty thoughts in your head. It is inevitable that you will end up applying those same standards to yourself. We think we’re building ourselves up when we do this but, really, we’re just tearing other people down to our level. And we hate to go all Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood on you, but tearing other people down isn’t really productive. It leaves you in the same place you started, which is full of loathing for your own body. “

–Excerpt from Screw Inner Beauty, by Kate Harding and Marianne Kirby

And the church says AMEN. Let 2011 be the year we let go of petty crap, self-destructive thoughts, and unnecessary negativity about ourselves, and everybody else for that matter. Please and Thank you.

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Another year gone by…

Posted in beautiful, Family, friends, happyness, Life, memories, music, quotes, The Future, The Holidays, Uncategorized on 12/31/2010 by asante

Another turning point;
a fork stuck in the road.

Time grabs you by the wrist;
directs you where to go.

So make the best of this test
and don’t ask why.

It’s not a question,
but a lesson learned in time.

It’s something unpredictable
but in the end it’s right.
I hope you had the time of your life.

–Green Day

2010 has come and gone.

May the upcoming year bring you bigger and better things than the one before it.

[in 5…….. 4…….. 3…….. 2…….. 1……..]

 

happy new year!

Quote of the Day…

Posted in beautiful, happyness, inspired, Life, quotes, randomness on 11/18/2010 by asante

“I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all, I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.”

–Agatha Christie

my mantra :)

Posted in beautiful, happyness, Ink/Holes, Me, quotes, randomness, The Wonderful Internet on 11/06/2010 by asante

I wish I had known there was more to this quote! My tattoo would gave been a lil’ more awesome.

Song of the Day…

Posted in beautiful, happyness, inspired, Life, Me, music, quotes, randomness on 10/12/2010 by asante

I love this song. Lovelovelovelove. It’s one of those songs that gets my day going, puts me in a good mood, and if i wasn’t in a cubicle, it would probably get me singing at the top of my lungs lol. If humans had the power to have soundtracks to their lives, I would want this song to play every time I entered a room lol.

I need something to get me hyped today, and this song is just the ticket. Good morning y’all, enjoy :)

I wanna thank you for every time you tried,
To get the best of me inside,
How many times I compromised
I don’t do this for the glory,
Or for what people might say.
I’m gonna do this my own way,
Starting today…

There’s nothing that you can tell me,
I’ll show you I was born ready…

And I say AY YO,
Rise up, lemme see your head high
And if you’re with it put your hands up in the sky,
La da di di da da di di da da da
Ay yo ay yo ay yo AY YO,
And I’m gon’ rock it to the fullest in this life,
So I’ma give all I got before I die,
La da di di da da di di da da da…
Ay yo ay yo ay yo…

Every woman has a purpose,
Nothing happens by chance.
This is your life here in your hands,
You gotta fight to take the stand
And I know you might not see it,
But the high can fall so fast,
When you’re in first don’t forget the last,
You gotta give it all you have…

Oh life can be unforgiving,
I’m fighting to keep on living…

And I say AY YO,
Rise up lemme see your head high,
And if you’re with it put your hands up in the sky,
La da di di da da di di da da da
Ay yo ay yo ay yo AY YO
And I’m gon’ rock it to the fullest in this life,
So I’m a give all I got before I die,
La da di di da da di di da da da…
Ay yo ay yo ay yo…

If you have a light,
Then hold it up and let it shine,
Would you make the choice to meet your destiny,
Or let this lifetime pass you by?
Only you can make it,
What’s yours is yours no one can take it,
If you have a dream,
Something you believe,
It’s time to set it free…

And I say AY YO,
Rise up lemme see your head high,
And if you’re with it put your hands up in the sky,
La da di di da da di di da da da,
Ay yo ay yo ay yo AY YO
And I’m gon’ rock it to the fullest in this life,
So I’m a give all I got before I die,
La da di di da da di di da da da …
Ay yo ay yo ay yo…


Quote of the Day…

Posted in beautiful, friends, happyness, Me, quotes, randomness, The Wonderful Internet on 09/16/2010 by asante

In the mood to embrace a lil’ “fabulosity”. Who better to inspire that than Kimora? Quote for the day, found on “Madame Noire“.

“You can do whatever it is you put your mind to… and you can do it in stilettos.”

– Kimora Lee (Simmons)


Smile…

Posted in beautiful, Life, Love, Me, music, quotes, sadface, ugh. on 08/19/2010 by asante

irritated. frustrated. distressed. confused. annoyed. nervous. troubled. bothered. upset. disconcerted. perplexed. worried. aggravated. sad.

Despite it all, trying my best to keep a smile on my face and my head held high. but it’s not easy.

Smile, though your heart is aching.
Smile, even though it’s breaking…
When there are clouds in the sky, you’ll get by…

If you smile, through your fear and sorrow…
Smile, and maybe tomorrow,
You’ll see the sun come shining through, for you…

Light up your face with gladness,
Hide every trace of sadness.
Although a tear, may be ever so near…

That’s the time, you must keep on trying…
Smile, what’s the use of crying?
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile…
If you just smile


That’s the time you must keep on trying…
Smile, what’s the use of crying?
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile…
If you just smile.

-Nat King Cole, 1964