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Tonight I had the privilege of eating at, by far, one of the best authentic Mexican food joints I have ever encountered. My first impression was that every item on the menu looked like something that I would be interested in eating, which speaks volumes about the restaurant itself. Everything looked great. I ended up with the Burro Nohoch, which came with fried beans, the burro (containing steak, tomatoes, lettuce, and some sort of special sauce), and rice. The family that owns the joint were so sweet to us, and the father of the family was generous enough to serve us with a huge smile and a song he sung and played on his guitar. It was hard not to feel right at home. I would recommend this joint to anyone in the vicinity, as it is an experience that I will not soon forget.
Thank you for your kindness, hospitality, wonderful service, and incomparably delicious food.
Posted in Gratefulness, Memory, Personal, Thoughts
Tagged authentic mexican, beans, burrito, burro, cultural, delicious, experience, family owned, gratefulness, happiness, heart, location, recommendation, restaurant, review, rice, satisfied, small place, soulful, thoughts, yummy
Long before my alarm had gone off this morning, a storm had hit that left me wide awake, shaking from the shock of the booming thunder. Usually I can sleep through rain, but this is not just a gentle rainstorm. The skies are angry and stirring with the ferociousness of one that had been pushed around one too many times, and I don’t see a possible end to this anytime soon.
There’s also something very comforting about being cuddled up in warm blankets, watching the rain pass over your window. When the lights are all off and you’re tucked away, it feels a lot like camping, which is probably why I loved these kinds of storms growing up!
Am I the only weirdo that waits for these kinds of angry rainstorms? They’re the best coffee-drinking weather!
Posted in Memory, Personal, Thoughts
Tagged awesome, experience, florida, hurricane weather, lightning, personal, pouring, rainclouds, rainstorms, summer, summer storms, thunder, thunderstorms, weather
We stand against the rising sun, a strong sense of a fulfilling journey ahead of us.
Don’t let the struggles along the way blur your vision for the future.
June 14, 2014 in Memory, Personal, Thoughts, Uncategorized
Tagged awaiting, beautiful, destiny, experience, fate, florida sunrise, future, gorgeous, growth, life, me, memory, my quotes, natural world, personal, personality, silhouettes, strength, sun, sunrise, sunshine, thoughts
Curves on a woman’s figure used to be celebrated as a feminine trait. I guess the party is over because every store that I’ve visited for shorts shopping has quite the unrealistic standards for my hip to waist ratio. Today, I tried on over twenty pairs of shorts, ranging from short shorts to those that are closer to cut offs to embellished shorts, each with its own proportions to ensure that I’d find a pair that didn’t feel too loose on the top, but definitely didn’t squeeze everywhere else. I ended up with one pair that hugged me just right, which ultimately left me happy and confident. I do have to wonder, though, how those who believe that it is their own fault that the clothes they are interested in don’t fit them, end up not in a ball of tears after what feels like millions of failed attempts. It can be hard to take the blame off of ourselves when we feel like we have physically deviated from the “look” that is force-fed to us at an early age. Our society promotes the standard that being thin makes a woman most beautiful (think “delicate”, “pretty”, “soft”), while being curvy or larger (muscular, thick) makes her less beautiful on the spectrum. When it comes down to it, curvy figures are hardly accommodated. I felt this deeply today. I felt like every single rack was mocking the fact that my body could not fit perfectly into the structured sizes provided to me. I don’t blame my body, though. I exercise regularly, eat healthily the majority of the time (my Chipotle fix is not going away anytime soon), and refuse to believe that the type of body that I have maintained and carried all through my life is at fault when the products that I, as a human, am meant to clothe myself with don’t provide me any bit of coverage, comfort, or dignity. This is the product of a society that wants me to squeeze into whatever mold they’ve got for me, and I’m not going to do it. I don’t blame my body for not being a size 2, or for having muscular, thick thighs that feel choked in cut offs. I won’t apologize for the way I am comfortable living and looking, nor will I apologize for not giving in to the belief that my body has to be different to be good enough to wear what’s being sold. I’m good enough and I deserve to wear clothes that look as great as they feel. If this means that I have to cut full-length jeans to make into shorts that aren’t going to leave my a** on display, then that’s what I’m gonna do. It’s bad enough to be shamed for your shape, but even worse when all that is available to you are pieces that exemplify what it means to have a body that is “acceptable”.
Posted in Encouragement, Personal, Rant, Thoughts
Tagged annoyed, beauty, body, body confidence, curves, curvy figures, discouragement, encouragement, experience, feminine, growth, honest, i love my body, my body, my life, pretty, realization, shopping, shorts, shorts shopping, society, standards, strength, strong, truth
* I don’t take credit for the pictures *
1. Painting with your hands on canvas. Bring out that inner child. I swear, you won’t regret it. We secretly all love making a mess.
2. The “Wreck this Journal” series. It broke me out of my composed ways of creating and challenged me in ways that I didn’t realize it could. It’s always been difficult for me to “destroy” things, and that’s the whole basis of the series!
Heres a tip: It’s best to do when angry. Or stressed out. Unleash your wrath upon those pages!
3. Hot sauce. On everything. At least once. You’ll never go back. You’ll never be the same.
4. Write a love letter than spills your guts forcefully. Let them know exactly how you feel and don’t leave out any of the mushy details.
5. Attend an arts festival. They’re probably one of the most interesting places I’ve ever been, and the artists are always great to talk to. I’ve met some colorful characters out there.
6. Devote yourself to a series of something and see where it takes you. Whether it be creating, reading, writing, tv series, whatever. Stick to it until the end.
7. Volunteer for the sake of volunteering. Not for your resume, or to graduate high school. Do it for you, and do something that you care about.
8. Make a youtube video showing something that means something significant to you. Tell a story, do a tutorial, document a moment in your life. Share with the world.
9. Try something you’ve failed, all over again. Practice makes perfect.
10. Approach a stranger and give a genuine compliment. Think specific and heartfelt.
Posted in Encouragement, Personal, Thoughts
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