Thursday, June 24, 2010

at the core

i like the word core. if i were to ever write a book, open a store, start a business, create a website, i would probably name it CORE. Maybe Core with a K? Not sure about that little detail, but that's the the point anyway. So today I decided to google the phrase "at the core" just to see what would pop up and to see if any of the results were interesting, surprising, or if they resonated with me and my affinity for this word. So with that said, here's a synopsis of the search results....

sustainability at the core

neuroethics at the core

arts at the core

at the core: grasping reality with both hands

crisis at the core

solid at the core

change at the core

success at the core

Saturday, April 17, 2010

saturday morning.

nothing like cramming a micky d's sausage and biscuit in your mouth on saturday morning while sitting on your front porch also while you're on a semi diet and two very health conscious people walk by with a baby who i'm sure will grow up to eat lots of vegetables. then the baby starts crying so the parents stop right in front of your house to tend to said child. meanwhile, you quickly do some mental exercises as to weather you should continue to stuff your mouth with greasy goodness. the answer is yes. who cares if the baby is crying?

Friday, April 16, 2010

that thing you do.

i'm sure there are an endless amount of strange pointless things that i do routinely, but i noticed one in particular today. and i caught myself almost laughing out loud because it really is something quite silly. so a lot of times at work i go to the bathroom (sounds normal, right?). i'm sure everyone does that at work several times during the day. but i go probably more than the average person because a lot of times i go just to walk around, look in the mirror, check my teeth, make sure my clothes are still properly aligned on my body the way i prefer, etc... well, when i go to the bathroom without the intent to actually use the bathroom, i prefer for no one else to be in there. so if anyone is in there, i fake cough and walk in the stall and fake blow my nose. pretty frequently, people will ask me if i have a cold and a lot of times i lie and say yes. i need to stop doing this. it really makes no sense and sadly it just hit me today what a senseless act it is. i've done if for at least two years. people probably think i have a permanent cold. either that or they think that i am an idiot for trying to conceal my vanity. end of today's random blurb. happy weekending.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

6 years later.

"These days come and go, but they say nothing, and if we do not use the gifts they bring, they slip as silently away. "
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

This was my senior (high school) quote. I honestly just kind of randomly picked it out late one night. My mom always liked Emerson therefore I had read some of his work. Normally, I would pine over this type of decision, but for some reason I just saw this, immediately liked it, and without second guessing myself, submitted it as my senior quote. And in retrospect, I don't regret it one bit. Maybe that's how I should approach every decision in my life. I feel like that's what I'm doing a lot of the time...not using the gifts these days bring. I see these days. I see what they offer and their worth, but am I really embracing them with everything I have? I don't know the answer to that and I am fairly certain that if the answer were yes that I would undoubtedly know it. I feel like some tiny portion of me is still waiting to get to this place in life where I am certain that I'm living the life that I'm meant to live. But I think I've come to the realization that that I probably NEVER going to happen. Not because i'm pessimistic. I just don't think that anyone ever truly reaches that point. Sure, there are times when I feel that way, but those times are fleeting. And truthfully, I guess I wouldn't want to ever reach that point. Life is a constant fight. As I face ups and downs, my persepective on life changes. Right now? I definitely see it as a fight. But definitely a worthwhile one. And definitely a fight that includes breaks. Breaks in the form of good friends, a beautiful spring day, and just the simple things in life. Okay, now I'm beginning to bore myself. But I really am serious about all this. Promise. Just time for me to go! And experience a break. I take lots of those. And I'll take all I can get. I need to work on my fighting skills....

Friday, April 9, 2010

friday's favortites: new and old

Thursday, April 8, 2010

the middle.

i admit i've never read Middlemarch. It seems a little daunting at 800 pages. Neverthless, I came across this quote from the book yesterday and wanted to take note of it. It really resonated with me and how true is it? very! I was needing some inspiration and this quote provided a quiet, yet powerful type. And not to mention these paintings provided a little as well.

"But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not as ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs."
— George Eliot (final lines - Middlemarch)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

no place like home?

for quite a while, there's been something lurking inside me telling me that i should get the heck out of memphis? why? well, there's several reasons. first and foremost, i've pretty much lived here my whole life and that's just not an acceptable thing to do. or is it? honestly, i can't answer that question nor can anyone for that matter. while yes there is something to be said for moving and experiencing something new, something fresh, i don't think that necessarily means that you have to move to experience life to its fullest. anyway, i'm still at a loss at what i'm supposed to be doing today, what i should do tomorrow, next year, or what i was supposed to do yesterday. but the important thing is just to keep doing, right?

anywayyy, this article was really though provoking and made me question why i want to move and whether its due to my own fears and insecurities with my current situation or because it's God's will. answers to come probably in several years or probably never ( at least in this lifetime ).

and as an extremely irrelevant sidenote, i really like this illustration of the united states that RELEVANT had with the article. pretty!

happy reading! happy wednesday! sorry for the misspelling and grammar mistakes.

RELEVANT magazine article

Monday, April 5, 2010

don't forget.

Friday, April 2, 2010

hanging out.

something to remember.

i am one
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