“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”—John Lennon (via gwenmccartney)
“Some friendships die because they aren’t moving forward. They die from stagnation or plain neglect. You promised to call but didn’t. You knew it was your friend’s birthday, but were too busy to celebrate. When we’re busy, we only do what comes easy, and even good friendships aren’t always easy. Lack of attention and concern is sure to cause a rift”—So true. The sad part is when you both have moved on. But I also see it as it is better to have loved and cared than not to have at all. I’m trying and have tried to hold on to some of the strings from the past, but it’s so hard when life keeps moving you forward and on top of that I’m pushing myself forward to not get stuck and settle. Ah, this quote makes me think too much. back burner. now. but at least it’s here for me to reflect on it when I come back.
I came across this blog and it’s pretty rad… 17 year old girl in high school, interning at a 4 star restaurant, and filling out college apps! Impressive…but what’s also impressive is her mad and super creative baking recipes… most definitely trying some of these out!
I’d like to lose sense of time just for a week. So structured. So limiting. Somedays I want to last forever. Others, I can’t wait until the day is over. I wish I could use the extra time on the days that aren’t over and I want it to be to extend the days I want to last forever. But I guess it’s time that unites our world and makes it function so whatever, over it.
This friday is work day. I’ll work on my real job and also my business. Creating a website to my liking is difficult. Hopefully B likes it too… but the objective is to get it up by Tues? Wed? It. will. happen.
“Grant yourself a moment of peace, and you will understand how foolishly you have scurried about. Learn to be silent, and you will notice that you have talked too much. Be kind, and you will realize that your judgment of others was too severe. Hasten slowly, and you will soon arrive.”—Ancient Chinese proverb (via awakenedartistry) (via tumdiddly)
Some mental notes or memories from the trip so far….
-Williamsburg= 2 year goal…my new home.
-heart to hearts with your best friend at 2am sharing your dreams and goals is beautiful.
-Happily and FINALLY purchased a clear mushroom-like umbrella. yesssssss.
- Becca can drop it low…to the point where she rips her pants in half.
-BBQing Bubba Burgers
-LOVE me some gay men….you are my people, and I will dance my ass off with you and give you my wristband once I’m leaving your club so you don’t have to pay.
-nothing compares to your street hot dogs & roasted nuts
-you might as well pre-game in NY when your drinks cost you between $9-14
-PAX will always be my favorite salad bar… you’ll never change and that’s okay with me.
-dressing up in ny is a must. daily.
-The Met… I love you. You are my second home. I can spend hours in your galleries, lost in my thoughts, inspired by the talent. You amaze me every time and I am artistically refreshed. and the storage room? *sigh*…Women Fashion exhibition was amazing… made me want to dress every time period from corsets, to furry hats.
-Temple of Dendur -> Contraposto -> hilarious.
-Spending time at Strand’s….your selection of art & cookbooks make me happy.
-St.Marks to get my cheap do-dats.
-Want some good southern food? JTimberlake restaurant will ALWAYS hit the spot. AH-MAZING.
-“We have boyfriends”— “Who?”
-Chevy’s happy hour large margheritas
-Veranda? Screw veranda.
-Jose Gonzalez changed my life. I never felt music like that. I cried because I was so happy.