(socal)iente.

Sep 17

“I would like to become tolerant without overlooking anything, persecute no one even when all people persecute me; become better without noticing it; become sadder, but enjoy living; become more serene, be happy in others; belong to no one, grow in everyone; love the best, comfort the worst; not even hate myself anymore.” —

- Elias Canetti (via The Happiness Project)

Things I am working on today: asking for help, not saying sorry, being okay with falling.

Sep 16

Fuck. Is it Friday yet?

Sep 05

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Sep 03

I have found my people.

I recently discovered #studyspo is a thing and I am dyinggggggggggggg.

My peeepssssssss!!

Where was this when I was in high school and college damnit.

Sep 01

Celebratin’.

29 years.
29 miles.
29 namastes.
29 meditations.
29 vegan meals.
29 green smoothies.
29 pushups (a day).

Birthday celebrations were beautiful and I feel so loved. Time to cultivate that love into something greater within.

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.