I am majoring in Cultural Anthropology and getting a certificate in Ethnic Studies, all with an emphasis on Education.
After I graduate…I honestly have no clear idea. I have dreams but I can’t yet make them fit into the titles or molds that currently exist. I would like to write, to read, to travel, to create, to inspire and be inspired, to make others feel beautiful and happy, and to be a part of changing the education system. Somehow I would like to be doing all of that at once, hah!
Essentially, I hope to do a lot more than just fall into a career after graduating, but I have no clarity concerning exactly what it is I hope to do. I know what I love and so for now I am following that. So far, life has had a funny way of taking me exactly where I’ve needed to be.
When one woman honors who she is, all women collectively move closer to becoming what they are capable of being.
There are many ways and myriad reasons for women to honor and embrace all that they are. And when any individual woman chooses to do so, all women collectively move closer to becoming what they are truly capable of being. By honoring her experience and being willing to share it with others—both male and female—she teaches as she learns. When she can trust herself and her inner voice, she teaches those around her to trust her as well. Clasping hands with family members and friends, coworkers and strangers in a shared walk through the journey of life, she allows all to see the self-respect she possesses and accepts their respect, too, that is offered through look, word, and deed.
When a woman can look back into her past, doing so without regret and instead seeing only lessons that brought her to her current strength and wisdom, she embraces the fullness of her experience. She helps those around her to build upon the past as she does. And when she chooses to create her desires, she places her power in the present and moves forward with life into the future.
Seeing her own divinity, a woman learns to recognize the divinity in all women. She then can see her body as a temple, appreciating its feminine form and function, regardless of what age or stage of life she finds herself. She can enjoy all that it brings to her experience and appreciate other women and their experiences as well. Rather than seeing other women as competition, she can look around her to see the cycle of life reflected in the beauty of her sisters, reminding her of her own radiance should she ever forget. She can then celebrate all the many aspects that make her a being worthy of praise, dancing to express the physical, speaking proudly to express her intellect, sharing her emotions, and leading the way with her spiritual guidance. Embracing her womanhood, she reveals the facets that allow her to shine with the beauty and strength of a diamond to illuminate her world. — via DailyOM
I just found out that the man of my dreams, Jason Segel, is single. Operation “Find Jason & Seduce Him with Puppets” in full effect.
Anyone who wants to know the human psyche will learn next to nothing from experimental psychology. He would be better advised to abandon exact science, put away his scholar’s gown, bid farewell to his study, and wander with a human heart through the world. There in the horrors of prisons, lunatic asylums and hospitals, in drab suburban pubs, in brothels and gambling-hells, in the salons of the elegant, the Stock Exchanges, socialist meetings, churches, revivalist gatherings and ecstatic sects, through love and hate, through the experience of passion in every form in his own body, he would reap richer stores of knowledge than text-books a foot thick could give him, and he will know how to doctor the sick with a real knowledge of the human soul. — Carl Jung
i got mad love for some of you lady bloggers, you blind me with your light
to name a few (in no particular order, and definitely missing more than a few);
Stuart Weitzman Black Leather Studded Sandals
she watched the sun rise out of the pacific,
that glowing orange orb of pure light emerging from the source of all life
caught the day’s first sunrays,
reached out and held the bouncing honey beams on her finger tips
lowered her lids and exhaled everything,
the birds always got somethin’ to say when you stop to give them your time of day
danced with floating ideas on the water’s surface,
she let life flow from her soul to her toes
Ni ngai’an nahong un linguåhe
One language is never enough
You can write, and you can write well. You do not have writers block. When you believe something, you will it into your reality. Your passion for reading/hearing people take something as simple as a word and stringing it with others to give it immeasurable meaning, is a reflection of your own ability to do so.
So write, and just keep writing.
Let it go, let it flow.
I sing to the day and to the moon,
to the sea, to time, to all the planets,
to your daily voice, to your nocturnal skin.
— Sonnet 49, Pablo Neruda
So far this year, all 21 days of it, has thrown me some fuckin punches.
But ‘ll take ‘em in stride, hold the head high, and turn a bruise into something beautiful.
I have to explain this to my students for the next couple of weeks, wish me luck
-You cannot be sexist toward men. Sexism is based on a system of oppression. You CAN be discriminatory, rude, inconsiderate, and/or prejudiced against men but you CANNOT be sexist toward them.
-You cannot be racist towards white people. Racism is based on a system of oppression. You CAN be discriminatory, rude, inconsiderate, and/or prejudiced against white people but you CANNOT be racist toward them.
This is not difficult.
sometimes i get curious about what the men i’ve….had relations with…think of me now.
“We are torn between nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known.” — Carson McCullers
affronts - some
but the process is
where people should
be.” —Charles Bukowski
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard
Are sweeter. — John Keats
I like people too much or not at all. I’ve got to go down deep, to fall into people, to really know them. — Sylvia Plath
Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.
Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it.
Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it. — Doctor Martin Luther King Jr.
(aka my brain needs to take a shit)
1) It’s sad when all my friends leave me on this island, I forgot how much fun it is to actually have a social life….and now I’m back to school and work and trying to keep up the social life until they leave…exhausting but in the best way possible.
2) Which may somewhat explain why I’ve been a shitty blogger, writer, friend, etc. recently, my apologies. I can’t always promise quality, or consistency, but I can always promise honesty.
3) Speaking of honesty, I was in a hot tub tonight and my friend asked, “do your boobs float?”…I’ve heard that question too many times in my life, and normally when my boobs are indeed, floating…question fucking answered my friend.
4) ^^^^ gawd, I’m such an a-hole sometimes. why do you even follow me?
5) I’ve also been really self-centered. Sorry ‘bout it. Sometimes you gotta focus on self so that you can better understand others. So that you can relate with, and connect to others. If you look inside yourself, you will eventually find everybody else.
6) I’m taking a poetry/creative writing class this semester from this incredible professor who is from Guam. Let’s hope it clears this constricting writers block I’ve been plagued with recently.
7) I’m really looking forward to being back in The Bay next month, that’s my second home and I’ve been away from it too long.
8) Next time you’re outside, don’t forget that you are part of nature. Nature doesn’t just exist around you, it is the reason you exist.
9) I’ve never seen the moon glow quite like it did around 11:30 tonight. Waning pale yellow gibbous, swinging low in the sky, and so large it was as though she was pressing her cheek against the glass atmosphere encompassing us. She’s currently watching, no, glittering across the surface of the ocean.
10) Annnnd that’s enough from me, what’s been going on in your world?