(socal)iente.

Aug 26

29.

In the past two weeks, I have had two close friends stun me with the amount of love they have for me. I learned of one’s reaction when she learned I was reapplying for grad school and how another has been enlisting her church to pray for Troy’s health weekly, a person they’ve never met.

I cried at both. It’s like 27 was when I learned not to loathe myself so much and 28 was when I stopped trying to change “flaws.” But 29 — I feel good about 29. I spent the previous years shedding the baggage and now I am starting this journey where I really, really love myself and having these friends love me just as much made my heart swell. I used to only see the give and take and the need for equality — but I am seeing that beautiful people give and I am beautiful and I am loved.

Aug 20

PSA: John Legend and Sharon Jones.

Crooning Marvin Gaye tributes live here. Mmm, perfection.

Update: The spoken word performances  touching on some MAJOR racial issues, Michael Brown, #dontshoot — they are so.on.point and it is just so, so powerful. There’s so much love and so much truth going on, my heart is going to explode.

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Jul 25

Currently loving.

Jul 08

Holy shit.

Jun 22

Beautiful Solstice. 

Morning yoga by the beach.
Train ride up the coast.
Picnicking in a cemetery. 
Marilyn Monroe on the big screen.
Gorgeous day, lovely friends, great talks and laughs, too much food.

If this is setting the tone for the rest of summer, I am so in ♡

Beautiful Solstice.

Morning yoga by the beach.
Train ride up the coast.
Picnicking in a cemetery.
Marilyn Monroe on the big screen.
Gorgeous day, lovely friends, great talks and laughs, too much food.

If this is setting the tone for the rest of summer, I am so in ♡

May 31

“Let someone love you just the way you are – as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room.” — Marc and Angel Hack Life   (via biggestwhinybabybitch)

Oh, oh, oh. How I needed this ♡

(Source: larmoyante, via hurricane-rising)

May 28

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Apr 28

“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” — (via itsryannwithtwons)

(Source: quotable-notable, via myradventures)

Apr 16

Unabashed & Imperfect: Routine.

I entered 2014 setting my Resolution Words as Unabashedly and Imperfectly, two concepts I struggle with and feel hold me back. Here is the first in my series attempt to hash it out, become more self-aware, and open up. 

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