Wake up early. Drink coffee. Work hard. Be ambitious. Keep your priorities straight, your mind right and your head up. Do well, live well and dress really well. Do what you love, love what you do. It is time to start living.

Sometimes you meet somebody and you know that whatever you did before, it must have been right. Nothing could’ve been too bad or gone too far wrong because it led you to this person.


georgianadesign: Central Park West residence, NYC. Best & Company.

Eat food that makes you feel good. Food should be enjoyable. The notion that food is only to fuel your body is bullshit. It’s as ridiculous as saying sex is only for conception. I don’t mean to imply I survive on fast food and doughnuts. I mean I eat a wide variety of foods most would label as healthy, but I also eat doughnuts sometimes. Doughnuts are fucking delicious.


When I read articles like this, I always skip down to the comments. 

"By the time we enter into marriage our whole heart has already been pieced out and our spouse has to deal with that. … It was a hard road knowing that we were supposed to be two halves of a whole but we had already given some of that away." 

I’m sorry, but what? No no no no no. Our hearts and bodies aren’t things that get doled out to people. No one is less than ‘pure’ because of any choices they’ve made in the past. And if one ascribes to the belief that God makes everything whole, there is none of this heart-being-pieced-out baloney. 

The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not. Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything.




etsyfindoftheday 3 | 7.17.14
theme thursday: triangle trends
triangle bangle set by makepienotwar
cool, minimalistic bangles feature small brass triangles or a larger stamped triangle, complete with your initial and a trendy crossed-arrow design. swoon.

kvtes you need this. It even has your initial already!

ohhhhh my lanta… love this!

I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.