Monthly Archives: May 2013

I want to be beautiful.

I want to be beautiful.

We have needs: shelter, food, water, security. We have wants: new truck, big house, lots of money. And then we have desires. Qualities of ourselves we wish to have or achieve at some point during our lives.

I want to be beautiful.

A desire common to the majority. But before you can say you want to be beautiful, what is the definition of beautiful? Who’s to say what person is more beautiful than another? What qualities of beauty are necessary for one to acquire? Is beauty a physical trait, or maybe emotional or spiritual, or anything else you may suggest?

I want to be beautiful.

You keep repeating it like you know the answer. You can say the phrase over and over, but you literally cannot define what beauty really is, simply for the fact that you can’t even see it within yourself already. Shame on you. You want to be beautiful? Start with what’s already beautiful, and build from there.

I am beautiful.

Good. You’re not a blank canvas. As you grew, so did your body and mind. You have qualities that distinguish you from the rest, and those may be beautiful. Can you see it now? Your long eyelashes from your mother, your dimples from your father. The bounce in your step you’ve always had, your energetic personality that brings the crowd together. You see it now? Great. Now, think about those little things you do that you think are not so beautiful. How about your bitchy attitude towards your parents when you don’t get your way. Or simply the number of cowlicks in your hair that causes plenty of bad hair days? Ok. So we all have our flaws. But lets just believe that the beautiful traits outweigh the bad ones and that we all start with beauty.

I want to be beautiful.

You’ve reflected on your beautiful qualities, and your not so beautiful ones. However, you still say the same phrase, still say you want to be beautiful. You can respect that there are beautiful traits about you. Yet you want more. Fair enough. The next question then must be, what can you do to make yourself more beautiful. Well it’s actually simple. Just live. Live life by your morals, your standards, do good and do bad, experience things. Because, as you can see from the picture quote posted in this blog, that you are beautiful not just from your personality and physical attributes, but your experience, your sensitivity, your understanding of the world. It’s time to look beyond the mirror and the makeup and the compliments from the opposite sex. It’s time to look at yourself and say

I am beautiful.

Because you start beautiful, you continue to be beautiful, and when your ending arrives, you will rest in beauty and peace. You can’t quantify beauty at each stage, you just have to choose to show your beautiful traits more than your not so beautiful ones to ensure you are seen as the person you want to be.

It’s not about knowing you’re beautiful, but more so being so caught up in life that you have no time to worry about being beautiful. Only then will your beauty shine. And people will notice.

Cheers,

A.

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Craft, craft, craft!

I am a pinterest fanatic through and through. I spend hours searching through “hair and beauty” and ” DIY and crafts”…and of course all of the other categories.

However, as a student, finding time to DIY can be tough. But now that I’m home for the summer, I’ve been planning a few things to make! Super stoked!

I’ve already hand-sewed some hair bows from fabric of an old skirt my roommate at university just about threw out! They’re super quick and easy, and will be a great addition to my braids this summer, and great gifts for my niece.

I also hope to make some pallet coasters, basically mini pallets that you use for your drinks! They’d be awesome for an outside table in the summer. Also, I’d love to sew my own maxi skirt. I don’t really sew, but I’m going to try!

I’m not that cheap. I can be frugal, but I still retain somewhat expensive tastes. However, I do believe being cheap on some things is a must, especially so you can splurge on others! Pinterest has saved my life a few times, from how to fix a broken zipper, to how to clean certain stains off silk. It might be considered an addiction, but hey, I’d rather be addicted to a website than drugs.

Happy crafting to all those in the same position as I! Time to bring out the glue gun!

A

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Quote of the day!

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