Once upon a time there live a lady named Rose and this blog is her wonderland. She is forever 21 who is a child at heart. She dreams about making a difference in the world. She watches the sky at night since the brightness of the stars amazes her. She loves listening to the pitter patter of the rain as it drops from graying clouds. Her story is to be continued. . .
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An Open Letter To The Girls
Did you know you’re beautiful and smart and capable? You should tell yourself this positive affirmation every morning.
You may not realize it now but one day you’ll wake up and love every “flaw” you have and you’ll be okay with eating too much, talking in circles and preferring to read a book to going to a bar. You are not too much or too little of anything, you are just enough and someone loves you for it. Those are the ones that matter. Not the ones that nit pick who you are.
Wake up every day with so much love for yourself, that no one can dictate how you feel.
It took me 24 years to learn this.
You deserve the world, you just have to believe it. Once you do everything else, all the good, will follow precisely the way it was meant to be.
A couple of hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin shared with the world the secret of his success. “Never leave that till tomorrow”, he said, “Which you could do today.” This is the man who discovered electricity. You’d think more of us would listen to what he had to say. I don’t know why we put things off, but if I had to guess, I’d say it had a lot to do with fear. Fear of failure. Fear of pain. Fear of rejection. Sometimes the fear is just of making a decision, because what if you’re wrong. What if you make a mistake you can’t undo. Whatever it is we’re afraid of, one thing holds true. That by the time the pain of not doing the thing gets worse than the fear of doing it. It can feel like we’re carrying around a giant tumor. And you thought I was speaking metaphorically.
The early bird catches the worm; a stitch in time saves nine. He who hesitates is lost. We can’t pretend we haven’t been told. We’ve all heard the proverbs, heard the philosophers, heard our grandparents warning us about wasted time, heard the damn poets urging us to ‘seize the day’. Still sometimes we have to see for ourselves. We have to make our own mistakes. We have to learn our own lessons. We have to sweep today’s possibility under tomorrow’s rug until we can’t anymore, until we finally understand for ourselves like Benjamin Franklin meant. That knowing is better than wondering, that waking is better than sleeping. And that even the biggest failure, even the worst most intractable mistake beats the hell out of never trying…
10 Old Fashioned Dating Habits We Should Make Cool Again
1. Coming to the door to pick someone up. 2. Trying to dress really nicely for a date. 3. Bringing flowers or other tokens of affection to the first date. 4. Going dancing that’s not grinding on a grimy club floor. 5. Straightforwardly asking someone out and not calling it “hanging out.” 6. Additionally, being clear about when you’re “going steady.” 7. Romantic gestures like writing poems or love letters. 8. Turning electronics off and just being with one another. 9. The general concept of asking permission for things. 10. Not assuming sex is to be had at any point in time.
Fall in love with someone who wants you, who waits for you. Who understands you even in the madness; someone who helps you, and guides you, someone who is your support, your hope. Fall in love with someone who talks with you after a fight. Fall in love with someone who misses you and wants to be with you. Do not fall in love only with a body or with a face; or with the idea of being in love.
I feel such a creative force in me: I am convinced that there will be a time when, let us say, I will make something good every day , on a regular basis….I am doing my very best to make every effort because I am longing so much to make beautiful things. But beautiful things mean painstaking work, disappointment, and perseverance.
- Vincent van Gogh
One of my favorite quotes. Resonates all too well.
"Your 20’s are your ‘selfish’ years. It’s a decade to immerse yourself in every single thing possible. Be selfish with your time, and all the aspects of you. Tinker with shit, travel, explore, love a lot, love a little, and never touch the ground."
Sexy doesn’t impress me. Smart impresses me, strength of character impresses me. But most of all, I am impressed by kindness. Kindness, I think, comes from learning hard lessons well, from falling and picking yourself up. It comes from surviving failure and loss. It implies an understanding of the human condition, forgives its many flaws and quirks. When I see that in someone, it fills me with admiration.