rose with words.

creative. writer. brownbaby.

oh man. my obsession with this beautiful soul of a woman just keeps growing…

so many of us have struggled with our own ideas of beauty and worthiness. i know i have. i know what it is to make wishes and bargain with God to change something about myself. the disappointment when i find my wishes didn’t come true. i know what it is to desperately seek validation from "the far away gate keepers of beauty" and find myself empty-hearted and sad. and i know what it is to have a mother who consistently tells me i’m beautiful and courageous and smart and deserving. a mother who i’m grateful to for being an example of true beauty. a person full of compassion and kindness and openness. because, like Lupita shared, these are the truest forms of beauty. and while i falter occasionally, on those less than great days, i am fully aware of the greatest beauty i possess: the light of the most high consciousness that flows thru me, the strength and stamina of my spirit, and the gift of insight and intuition that guides me to vibrate at my highest frequency.  

thank you for sharing your story, Lupita. every day i’m learning that so much can come from doing so. thank you for granting us access and continuing to inspire those around you. i wish you continued personal and professional elevation, you tremendous beauty. 

p.s. thank you Upworthy for continuing to post such “worthy” material!

always date a girl who travels.

after reading the article, Don’t Date a Girl Who Travels, and finding it relatively accurate but a bit negative in tone, i found this wonderful rebuttal piece. and while both articles feel familiar to me, there’s something to be said about this (sometimes painfully) honest and vulnerable take on the same idea. 

enjoy, fellow travelers. 

"not all those who wander are lost." - j.r.r. tolkien

when you grow up, you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world, try not to bash into the walls too much, try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money.

that’s a very limited life. life can be much broader, once you discover one simple fact, and that is that everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.

Steve Jobs 

(Source: bonnietsang)

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