Monday, January 31, 2011

Negativity Sucks

You know what I dislike more than tube socks and celery? Negativity. It is the bane of our temporary existence on this planet.

I know it's incredibly difficult to read this post objectively, but I urge you to try.

This a comprehensive list of things I do that helped create a more positive environment for me :)

1) Instead of complaining try to think of everything that is great in your life.

2) Try smiling at strangers instead of just passing them by.

3) Volunteer. Donate your time if you can't donate your money. Or, do both! You will see how a simple use of your time will completely transform someones world entirely.

4) Cancel your cable. GASP! Yes, cancel it. Try using your time for something efficient to help your friends or family. Spend time alone reading, reflecting or working out. Do something that doesn't involve you camped in front of the television with a beer and bag of chips. Gross. I promise you will feel more positive!

5) Find quotes, pictures, books, and sayings that inspire you. Then, surround yourself with them.

6) Figure out what it is that you love to do. Then do it. If you want to be an artist, paint. If you want to be a writer, write. If you want to be a dancer, dance. Do what you love.

7) Find happiness in nature. I know, coming from me that seems ridiculous...but it's a solid statement. When I'm surrounded by nature ( close enough to drive away from nature ) I feel inspired. I always want to whip out an easel and paint.

8) Learn something new. Take a class at a local college on photography or a foreign language. Obtaining new skills can help open your world to several new possibilities. Plus, it's fun :)

9) Watch a foreign film. It will make you want to travel to France. It doesn't matter where the film was based, it's always France. Then travel there and eat a croissant for me ;)

10) Last but most certainly not least, look in the mirror and tell yourself you're amazing. I know it seems ridiculous, but it works.

I hope this helps.

Stay Gorgeous ;)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Titled Renamed, Nothing

Honestly, just let me have a moment.

People that are in love need understand that not everyone is currently in love. Puke. Not everyone gets to wake up next to the person they love every morning. Not everyone has another persons hand to hold. Not everyone has the emotional support of someone else. Not everyone is a couple. Not everyone wants that right now. I'm sorry if I'm not romantic or mushy. I'm sorry if I'm not outwardly affectionate towards those I care about. I'm sorry if my "love" is more of an internal thing. I'm sorry if I haven't resigned to settling down as of yet. Why is it that everyone is always worried about my relationship status? Do I ooze unhappiness? Do I need to be "in a relationship" to be considered human? What if I just haven't found someone that I'm ready call mine? Is that so terrible? Aren't I allowed to be a tad bit selective regarding the person I plan to spend the rest of my life with? Don't get me wrong, it would be nice to have someone to drink coffee with in the morning and force to eat healthy, but it's just not the right timing. I don't want to settle on someone who puts creamer in their coffee and snarls at me for being a vegetarian. It just can't happen. I have a fairly detailed list of things I'm looking for that I haven't found any one man to have. Okay, that's a guy is pretty dang close but that's always going to be complicated and it just seems like more heartache than what it's worth. One of my girlfriends asked me to write out a list of "must haves" I was looking for in a lover. I shrugged it off and then one day when I was sitting at a coffee shop I thought about what she said and I did just that. Three Starbucks napkins (front and back) later, my list was complete. I think I might be too detail oriented. Maybe that's an issue, who knows. My head hurts thinking about this....bartender, a shot of whiskey please! Actually, make it a double.

Until next time....

Stay Gorgeous ;)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Whiskey and Cigarettes

At this moment...I could use...

A serious drag from a hookah pipe.

Whiskey on the rocks.

Red lipstick stains on my glass.

Fake eyelashes.

Gold stilettos.

The Cure and Madonna on repeat.

My girlfriends from Nashville, Phoenix, Florida, San Diego and Michigan here with me.

A dance party in my living room.

Lets make it happen.

Stay Gorgeous ;)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Oh, You Blog too? Wierd.

Once again, I have to apologize for being notably absent from the blogging world. I've decided that when things get incredibly stressful in my life I tend to disappear from the things I love. Writing. Loving. Being Free. One would think that when I'm stressed I would want to write more. Sort my life out. Vent, if you will. WRONG. I don't understand why I have such a rough time expressing my feelings when I feel like I am living in a pressure cooker. Under normal circumstances I feel like I share too much. I blame my extroverted nature. Or my parents. They are quite extroverted as well.

My life has taken a curious turn of events in the past week...month...year. Whatever.

Remember that great job I left the ex for, packed up my life and moved back to Phoenix to take? Yeah, I was laid off. It's almost humorous. I am choosing to take the optimists approach and focus on what is good in my life. I live with my siblings, rent is cheap and they will feed me. I have the yearning desire to write again. I didn't want to write when I worked there. I had no creative spark left in me at the end of the day. The thought of writing seemed like a chore. It's like having homework every day for the rest of your life. Yeah, kind of like that except you can never get an "A" I'm healthy-ish. I have better friends than I deserve. I have money saved so I should be okay for a couple months while I figure out what it is I want to do with my life. Honestly, if I could keep my creative juices flowing I would love to settle into being a writer full time. Who knows, maybe this is the push I needed to finish my book. Free flowing creativity is not to be taken lightly. I need to harness this.

Speaking of...I am finally building a website so I can get off this horribly optimized blogger platform. It should be done soon, depending on how fast I decide to fill it with content. I'm struggling with color options. I need to find my power color but I want to stay away from anything super girly...I don't want to put off the men, you know? It's doubtful many men will find the content of my musings very informative or helpful, but you never know. They will read this if they know whats good for them. This is a very clear view into the mind of a woman. It's almost like a cheat sheet.

I've had an itching for an adventure. I have another girls cabin weekend coming up in February. Hopefully it will be as horribly dramatic and life threatening as the last one so I have something remotely interesting to share with you. I don't think I actually published the Honey Hole ( Yes, the actual name of our cabin ) post. I should probably post that so you guys know how close we came to being raped and/or killed. That death trip is really what catapulted me in to my love for blogging. It's super dramatic I am convinced is going to the the highlight of my book :)

Until then...

Stay Gorgeous ;)