It's just one of those days when I am really feeling Brit brit.
Friday, April 30, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
After all this time you think that I would know how to be a good student.
In class I let go, I have fun, but yet when I have to stand up behind a podium I lose myself behind it. I don't know why the transition of student to teacher leaves me in a tizzy. Perhaps, if I better prepared or allotted myself enough time to do so?
After class I took note of my unconscious stream of thoughts. First of all, that was the first time that I had ever felt that comfortable presenting and that was something worth noting. As the second stream of thoughts began, I realized how busy I am. I work full-time, I am in class 2x a week, I have a full on yoga practice and I have a pretty vibrant social life.
How can I possibly dedicate myself to my work?
Let's sprinkle a little bit of ADD on top and we have a full on burnt out young adult on our hands. I have spread myself so thinly throughout the past two years that I have had little time to truly give myself to each and every outlet within my life.
I think it's time for me to slow down and enjoy what I have created so far. This trial and error faze of more more more has taught me I must slow down and remember less is more. I need to take on what I can handle and put my heart into it. Even if it is just my work or just my yoga practice. Maybe I have to let somethings go in order to fully appreciate the happenings in and around my life. As far as the Tina the student goes... I need to create more time for me and my studies. Sacrifice and discipline are two core values that I need to begin to integrate into my life.
To those masterful students.... suggestions????? :)
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Currently working on my fashion subculture project for my art and fashion class. As you can already guess I chose Rude boy. Not knowing too much about it, but having some home grown Jamaican in my upbringing I thought I should tap into it.
A lot different than what Rihanna is channeling in her latest video, but I love the colors.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I'm a sucker for... well... it seems to be everything these days. By working in the North End I have become very familiar with coffee shops, boutiques :), and the lovely floral shop on the corner of Fleet and Hanover.
Recently on the CBS series "Undercover Boss," the CEO's brother of 1-800-Flowers had to go undercover to all sectors of the business. By being undercover he sees what he and his brother could do better and make sure that their employees, as well as the customers are being accounted for.
One of the shops that was picked is one of their biggest branches that does business. This hub of business is actually quite humble and one that I have come to love in the North End. I have bought my most memorable flowers there. I have brought my boyfriend's Dad a Easter bouquet that has yet to be forgotten, a bouquet for a friend that had been in a serious accident that never got to her, but served me the comfort in which I hoped it would for her. As well as occasions past and occasions to come. Every time I have been a customer there I have come encounter with Dee.
Dee is the manager of the shop as well as the front woman and dear friend to those in the North End. She has a way of making you feel special. She says this shop is her home and when people come into the store she treats them as her family. Dee was featured in this episode and the CEO's brother was so touched by her positive presence that he decided to name a bouquet after her. The bouquet is filled with radiant color as well as my favorite flower of the them all, the snap dragon.
It touched me something deep and I thought I would share with you another Bostonian who has touched the community by simply being herself. It goes to show that when your heart is in your work it will shine through as well as radiate joy to those around you.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
I'm worried that by saying yes I will now have to say no to all things that have inspired me to get to where I am today. Traveling for me is like a moth to a flame. If you tell me where and when and there is an inkling of spark in my heart... I'm there.
I have now made a year commitment to a job, to a life that I've always known I wanted, but didn't think that I would be here at 23. I'm grateful, but hoping that my travel inspirations will carry me through and keep my eye on the prize.
Life has a funny way of working out just the way it should, but yet you had no idea this is what you wanted.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
I googled Richard Simmons and this was one of the first pictures to come up. Priceless. Who doesn't want carrots that Richard Simmons marinated in??
This man makes me think of awesome oldies music and silly dance moves. My mom used to swear by him and although I was too young to realize how awesome this little guy was I used to sit and watch my mom working it out and take in the movement and pure joy my mom got from these videos.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I love movie trailers that give you the goose bumps and make you feel good all over. For me it tends to be really great dance movies, sappy love stories, and awesome chick flicks. Needless to say... the second trailer of Sex and the City 2 has released. Thanks Lindsay for sending it my way.
Monday, April 12, 2010
The internet has become my addiction.
Well maybe not so much the internet, but the eye candy that I find myself immersed in once I get on the internet. I become tangled in a web of blogs. I have found blogs that I love and through them I find even better ones. Ironic thing is... most of these blogs revolve around love.
I find myself blubbering through videos and photos on a daily basis, yet it makes me feel like peaches. Let me tell you... peaches feel pretty good. (Considering peaches are dairy and gluten free too! :) )
Anywhoooo, Jonas Peterson is this incredible photographer in Brisbane, Australia. He was working for an ad agency for many years and realized he wasn't able to explore his creativity in the way in which he wanted to...through story telling.
Peterson kept hearing the little voice inside his head, "Pursue wedding photography." He found that this voice wouldn't pipe down and he needed to take the risk. He quit the job he thought he should have and decided to pursue the job he wanted to have.
Peterson is now telling stories, the way he always wanted to. His blog proves that he has a beautiful gift of capturing the stories of lovers in their finest moment.
I found this gorgeous video on Peterson's blog, that actually isn't his, but a friend of Peterson's. Rob, who has an aspiring story like Peterson, decided to pursue his dream of creating wedding documentaries. Rob is the man behind Cherish films and this brilliant video your about to watch.