March 8th has always been an auspicious day for me and i really wanted to start my blog today... but i’m an idiot and i couldn’t figure out how to get it into my website.... so, it will officially be up tomorrow, but i wanted to give you guys a sneak peek. so here’s the beginning of the first entry on 3/8/18!
a blog. i don’t really understand what a blog is. i mean, maybe i do. ok, i probably do, but what i suppose i mean is: i don’t get the point. is it a diary? an editorial? a random list of complaints? i’ve tried to read a few and i lost interest. quickly. ok, that’s a lie; i tried to read one. yeeeears ago. anyway, i don’t get them (well, that certainly falls into the category of “things nobody should ever say after only having one experience with anything or anyone”. as a woman of color i should know better…. “i don’t get them.” so prejudiced so quickly). and yet, here i am…. being a hater of blogs (blog, to be exact) and writing one (writing on one? in one?). so incredibly hypocritical. how 2018 of me!
anyway, a lady who doesn’t know or understand or like anything about blogs. here i am. welcome! we can all thank my sister for this. or blame her. the jury is still out....
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I’m so excited to see that more people are opting to wear what they have and wear it again and again! anyone who knows me knows i almost exclusively dress in recycled clothing and i keep my clothing forever! i literally still own and wear things i got in high school! but what if you need something incredibly specific? like snow gear. well, when my hubs told me he’d booked us a ski trip i was excited, but... i haven’t skied since i was a teen! and i truly try not to add to the waste in this world by encouraging companies to churn out tons of new clothing for us all to buy and dispose of as soon as the trends change. my solution? my amazing friend courtney (who i’ve been pals with since college) skis all the time! so, i borrowed some of her gear! and i will return it when i’m done. i’m aiming to post even more about my recycled and vintage clothing adventures now that i’ve become less concerned with what others want to see and what might turn people off. i am far more interested in sharing who i really am and the things i try to do to live a life that’s good for me and for the people, animals and places around me. maybe it will inspire people to be kind and thoughtful and conscientious; to each other, to themselves, to the planet we live on and the animals we share it with. not that how i live is perfect. far from it. but i’m trying to live a life of integrity. trying🙏🏽 anyway, one way to make an effort is to obtain your clothing mindfully and treat it well. spend your hard earned money on quality, not quantity. on pieces you really love and that you feel good in! other people’s opinions be damned! your clothing should make you feel good about yourself and part of that can be how and where you obtain it! fast fashion takes a toll on our environment and we are becoming far too wasteful! google recycled clothing stores, vintage stores and thrift stores in your area and have a look around! #recycledclothing#vintageclothing#recycledfashion#unique#sharingiscaring#thankscourtney#skitrip#snowbunny#doyou#legs#foyer#vintage#environmentallyfriendly#recycle#reuse#treasurehunt#takecare#uptighthippie#helmet#mondaymotivation#traderjoesbag
Happy birthday to this gorgeous lady who gave birth to me about four decades ago! i love you, mommy! thank you for being the fierce viking warrior who raised me and taught me to be strong, focused, patient, kind, innovative; a mother who raised me to live my life with perseverance, wit, humor, a third eye in the back of my head and the wise woman who instilled in me the basic instincts to never give up and always find a way around any obstacle. because of you i believe in myself and my dreams and keep hope alive. and i especially appreciate that you never ever b*********d me. not once. wasn’t so much fun as a kid, but i appreciate it so much as an adult that i can barely put it into words. because of you i am a woman of my word and people don’t ask me questions unless they want the truth 🤣 i am so proud and grateful to be your daughter, the apple to your tree! #birthdaygirl#vikingstrong#happybirthday#unapologetic#mixedbaby#noimnotgonnachooseaside#tree#apple#freya#goodgenes#honesty#integrity#motherdaughter#chic#style#fierce#strong#mother#mama#redlipstick because #diva
This has been my favorite poem since i was 15. every time i read it (or recite it in my mind) i simultaneously become inspired and upset and calmed and enraged and saddened and touched and about a million other emotions which overwhelm me to the point of having to sit down and think. think. think. stare off into space and think. and every time it means so much of what it always has and so many new things all at once. yesterday i could not get #ozymandeus out of my head... and having it settled in my head all day lead me to think very hard and very honestly of the legacy which i would like to leave behind.
some want statues and buildings and all the things which will, they are so sure, etch their name into history for the rest of time so that all will remember how great they were. wether they actually were or not. wether the stories are true or not. anything and everything in order to be perceived as powerful and perfect and elite and righteous and have people bow down to them, to their name, to their memory, to their legacy... i want my legacy to be one of integrity. one of honesty, of kindness, of compassion. i continue to strive for that every day. i shall falter, but i shall shake off the negative emotions or anger or despair or hurt and i shall find my oath again. i hope to leave that behind in the energy i put into the world, in kindness i have shown people, in the consideration i give to the way i behave towards others wether in deed or thought, both when i am and when i am not being watched. i hope one day to have children and grandchildren and raise them well and leave a legacy of love and positivity and principles and compassion.
when it is all said and done i hope to have lived in a way that results in my legacy silently and warmly cushioned in the hearts and minds and souls of the people i was blessed to have had time with as a result for having treated them well. and i want to encourage you to do the same. let us be kind to each other. no matter what. it is time. #tuesdaythoughts#poetry#legacy#compassion#kindnessmatters#nothinglastsforever#livewell#soheavy#alsosarcasmisagreattool#butimnotbeingsarcastichere#uptighthippie#soapbox#doyou