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Let us go then, you and I,
When the evening is spread out against the sky
Like a patient etherized upon a table.

Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets
The muttering retreats
Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels
And sawdust restaurants with oyster-shells:
Streets that follow like a tedious argument
Of insidious intent
To lead you to an overwhelming question…

Oh, do not ask, “What is it?”
Let us go and make our visit.

– J. Alfred Prufrock via “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green.
Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.
– Erica Jong

New Year’s Resolutions

I’ve been reading a lot of posts claiming that New Year’s Resolutions are bullshit. They talk about how people come up with a crazy list of huge expectations and abandon then them by January 2, January 31, etc.  

I disagree.  I think it’s important to set resolutions — how else are you supposed to grow as a person and keep track of that growth?  I think that December 31st is a great time to speak your intentions aloud, so that the new year is infused with your hopes but I think it’s also important to keep yourself accountable.  Re-read these resolutions in February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December. Celebrate what you achieve, make plans for what you don’t!  Accountability and sustainability are the hardest part of making New Year’s Resolutions — but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make them at all.

That being said, here are my new year’s resolutions:

1) Stop allowing my outward appearance affect my inner peace.
2) Make space.
3) Communicate with loved ones.
4) Stop spending money frivolously.
5) Commit to the healthy eating lifestyle that I have been craving.

10 Rules For Happiness

Why I'm Not Here for #WhiteGirlsRock

I always love posting articles like this and then a few minutes pass and I remember:  I’m not black.  I’ve always identified as black because being Hispanic, I was considered other.  Even having white friends and having light skin, I could never be considered white.  So I automatically jmped in to the black category.  I love black people so I don’t have a problem with that but I do wonder:  in the fight of black vs. white, where do Latinos fit in?

Ballet dancers in random situations - Lost At E Minor: For creative people

This is so beautiful!  Dance is truly one of the most beautiful art forms.  The human body is a wonder.

Schmidt Talk: 25 Things I Want Myself to Know at 25

maryschmidt:

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Me on my 25th birthday.

I turned 25 this year and I had a bit of a quarter life crisis. I felt like I didn’t know what I was doing and I was looking for advice on how to navigate this crazy adventure that is my 20’s. So for my birthday I asked my family to write a letter to themselves…

Let us go then, you and I,
When the evening is spread out against the sky
Like a patient etherized upon a table.

Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets
The muttering retreats
Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels
And sawdust restaurants with oyster-shells:
Streets that follow like a tedious argument
Of insidious intent
To lead you to an overwhelming question…

Oh, do not ask, “What is it?”
Let us go and make our visit.

– J. Alfred Prufrock via “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green.
Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.
– Erica Jong

New Year’s Resolutions

I’ve been reading a lot of posts claiming that New Year’s Resolutions are bullshit. They talk about how people come up with a crazy list of huge expectations and abandon then them by January 2, January 31, etc.  

I disagree.  I think it’s important to set resolutions — how else are you supposed to grow as a person and keep track of that growth?  I think that December 31st is a great time to speak your intentions aloud, so that the new year is infused with your hopes but I think it’s also important to keep yourself accountable.  Re-read these resolutions in February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December. Celebrate what you achieve, make plans for what you don’t!  Accountability and sustainability are the hardest part of making New Year’s Resolutions — but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make them at all.

That being said, here are my new year’s resolutions:

1) Stop allowing my outward appearance affect my inner peace.
2) Make space.
3) Communicate with loved ones.
4) Stop spending money frivolously.
5) Commit to the healthy eating lifestyle that I have been craving.

10 Rules For Happiness

Why I'm Not Here for #WhiteGirlsRock

I always love posting articles like this and then a few minutes pass and I remember:  I’m not black.  I’ve always identified as black because being Hispanic, I was considered other.  Even having white friends and having light skin, I could never be considered white.  So I automatically jmped in to the black category.  I love black people so I don’t have a problem with that but I do wonder:  in the fight of black vs. white, where do Latinos fit in?

Ballet dancers in random situations - Lost At E Minor: For creative people

This is so beautiful!  Dance is truly one of the most beautiful art forms.  The human body is a wonder.

Schmidt Talk: 25 Things I Want Myself to Know at 25

maryschmidt:

image

Me on my 25th birthday.

I turned 25 this year and I had a bit of a quarter life crisis. I felt like I didn’t know what I was doing and I was looking for advice on how to navigate this crazy adventure that is my 20’s. So for my birthday I asked my family to write a letter to themselves…

"

Let us go then, you and I,
When the evening is spread out against the sky
Like a patient etherized upon a table.

Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets
The muttering retreats
Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels
And sawdust restaurants with oyster-shells:
Streets that follow like a tedious argument
Of insidious intent
To lead you to an overwhelming question…

Oh, do not ask, “What is it?”
Let us go and make our visit.

"
"Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame."
New Year’s Resolutions

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