“There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.”- Warren Buffet
We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. So what are we going to do?
I always feel the need to be creative…it’s an important part of my identity I find…the need to create…I’m a content producer…I live for a great idea…one that is bold…and ferocious…something new… exotic …shiny… awesome…show me something I’ve never seen…felt…heard before…give my eyes something to feast on…something my mind can marvel at… ideas…and visuals…I’m much more visual than I realized…I take in and take on a beautiful visual…like Monet’s Water Lily Pond…my eyes first met an original in that series my eyes were filled with water… I was filled with emotion…full of hope… possibilities…beauty…and of course love…the pursuit of love…is anyone doing that anymore? Pursuing something or someone that is genuine and sincere?…What street do romantics live on?…Are there any vacant apartments on that block?…what the world needs now is love sweet love it’s the only thing there is just too little of…those lyrics were written 48 years ago and it’s still so true…veritas…in pursuit of it…walk in it…I’ve been thinking, I don’t want to continue to walk this path alone…I also don’t want to walk it with just anyone…it has to be the right someone…that’s the only way it’ll matter…I’m always looking to define or re-define life’s terms…how can I make this work in my favor?…how can I wrap my head around this? …you can’t be afraid to ask yourself questions…to talk to yourself…DVF says you should be your own best friend…I like that…friendship, real friendship…is nothing short of a marriage…sticktoitivness of it all…studies have shown people with lasting friendships live longer…it is proof of how necessary human connection is…how fiercely we feel the need to attach… sometimes it seems like people try to lock away their feelings of attachment…which is delusional because psychologists say it’s one of the strongest emotions humans feel…which is why people get married, stays friends, and have children…the need to feel connected…it seems like quite often people try to beat nature…try to out smart it…truth is…it’s unfuckwitable…part of the reason why the Bible and so many other texts are still so relevant is because the human condition doesn’t change…however evolved we may be we still lie, cheat, steal, get attached and detached, manipulate, love, and hate because we are people…and because of an uncontrollable instinctual nature to survive…and if you’re lucky, to thrive…I’m always in pursuit of doing and being better…it’s never enough to be alright…mediocrity freaks me the fuck out…I loathe it…why can’t things and people be superb, stellar, spectacular?…why do things have to be alright?… sometimes I get very attached to my spectacular visions of things… myself and my life in particular…I have a vision of my best life and best self and it can be difficult for me to relinquish those ideas…I say relinquish because sometimes God has bigger dreams for you than you can dream for yourself…your vision is too small, so you have to let it go…I believe in God…I believe in the power of faith…and I know the importance of gratitude…to say Thank You…is probably the most important thing you can say…attitude of gratitude…latitude attitude…to be tall in spirit and rich at heart.
Ttys, xo, Jewels!
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Last night I couldn’t sleep so I looked into my library for something that would soothe me to sleep; of course an all time favorite caught my eye. Diane von Furstenberg’s, “A Signature Life” lulled me into a sweet slumber because it is indeed a fairy tale. In this tale a woman falls madly in love with a prince, marries him and becomes a princess. She later divorces him and becomes the independent woman (not to mention icon) she has always dreamed of being.
In her autobiography, DVF tells the story of her life; it is indeed a full life. She has children, she falls in love many times, she travels the world, she built an empire and she lost it, built another empire and lost that one too. But in the spirit of being a real woman DVF always lands on her feet without an ounce of bitterness.
Something about the twists and turns of Diane’s ‘Signature Life’ always reminds me that life really is a journey. There are many ups and downs but it’s all in the spirit of living a full life. To know love and to know loss makes you a real person with a rich life. A thought that easily quiets all the anxieties that insomnia thrives on.
If you’re looking for inspiration for living life to the fullest pick up DVF’s “A Signature Life,” she’ll show you how it’s really done.
You have to love yourself enough to say, ‘What I do is worth something. It has value.’