Truth is...

We all want the truth for ourselves. This is my compilation.

It’s time I stopped wearing these, I think…

Taken with instagram
Taken from a park in West Queen Anne, these Olympic Mountains are so damn gorgeous. As is that entire city, where the air is crisp. Seattle is no doubt a special place, where many folks dear to my heart reside. So damn far in resemblance and distance from the southwest!
Certainly got comfortable fast, that little ginger kitty did. Only had her in for a minute, it is snowing and cold, not fair for strays. So heartwarming, that little worm.
Working on making them wider, happy to have a full rosetta with a heart on top! So much to play with, so little room!
Scottie’s Latte. Such a pleasure to apply myself for someone with a great appreciation for the coffee culture like his! (…and mad photography talent as well, photo credits to you sir.)
Cheers to fantastic customers!

Mmmm..

Coffee, coffee, coffee. Yes, I know I have to share you with the other millions of caffeine junkies and baristas and roasters, but damn it, I love you so damn much! With you, there are no commitment issues, I could have you any time of day or night, non stop. haa..

Glad I get to play with espresso 35 hours a week. Goooood stuff.

Les Vacances..

I am missing my yearly hiatus from the American Southwest into the mountains of France… not to mention the family, and all the feeling of being at home. Cannot wait to return, grab some boots, and spend some time out in the woods.

Another manifesto I know, but the idea to wear this medallion and remember the powerful words of this Optimist Creed, is a nice one. Sort of… placing the strength around my own neck every morning.

"Promise yourself to be so strongthat nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best. To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words but great deeds. To live in faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you. “

I miss you, T.
Taken with instagram

An exercise in Gratitude.

I never do this. Therefore I have to do this.

Listing 10 items, people, events, for which I am thankful.

  1. I am grateful to have met you, even for one year, for all the love and support you gave me. Even though you are gone, I am so so thankful for your words, you gave me the guts to dream again.
  2. Music, poetry, thank you for coming to my rescue in high times of insanity. Lord knows what I would be without you both. Grateful to listen and create.
  3. Parents, brothers, for your increase in support these past few months. It took me moving away from home, but I feel closer to you than I have in a long time.
  4. L, thanks for using me and lying to me in the lowest way possible. I will never do what I did with you again.
  5. Sunshine, thank you for warming my bones and reminding me it is ESSENTIAL to my health and well being that I go outside.
  6. To airplanes. Without you, I would never have seen as much of the world as I have, nor would I be able to see my extended family on the other side of the world.
  7. Gigi, thank you for still being a good friend of mine 12 years later. To another 12 years.
  8. Smiles. You guys make the world a better place every time.
  9. Yoga, meditation, higher power, I appreciate your ability to raise my consciousness above the painstaking reality of the shortcomings I find in other people. I will cultivate this newfound appreciation.
  10. To strong, independent women who express their hurt caused by others, thank you for allowing me to feel as crazy as I do, and for sharing your stories.