has anyone ever stopped to think about what ridiculous animals goats are
WHAT THE FUCK
HOW DID YOU EVEN GET UP THERE
ARE THESE ANIMALS EVEN REAL
????? ?? ? ???????//
SOMEONE FUCKING EXPLAIN THIS SHIT TO ME
If you continue to look to the outside world to define you, you will forever be miserable. But if you know deep down in your heart that you’re a good person, that you’re a beautiful person, that you’re a smart person, and that you’re doing the best you can in the world…
Think about those areas where you’re great and when you allow yourself to define who you are, it doesn’t matter what the outside world thinks of you, and you won’t be afraid to be as good as you can be, to be the best that you can be.
Today was Day 1 of my attempt to restore an old kitchen table that Lee’s parents gave us. Although I’ve been an avid reader of Apartment Therapy and Design*Sponge, it’s still a big step to actually start a project like this. We’re housesitting this week so it’s the perfect opportunity to use the extra garage space!
My first steps were to strip the paint off using Citristrip. I ran out of time and daylight (hence the crappy iPhone-flash photo) due to several stubborn layers of paint, but I feel pretty good about the progress so far.
I can’t wait to work on this again! Once the paint’s off, I’ll sand it down, use wood filler to repair all the cracks and scratches, and paint it!
This quote is from the Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus. I love Camus’s writing and fell in love with this quote the minute I read it. It just sums up everything for me. I wanted a blotchy, irregular typewriter font for it as well just to add to the bookish feeling. This was taken 24 hrs after it was done.
“We can only be truly happy, when we accept our life and our fate as entirely our own—as the only thing we have and as the only thing we will ever be.”
Fineline Tattoo NYC, Angelo.
“La lutte elle-même vers les sommets suffit à remplir un cœur d’homme. Il faut imaginer Sisyphe heureux.” Albert Camus
I can’t remember when I first read this quote, but it has stuck with me for many years now. A rough translation would be, “The struggle itself towards the mountaintop suffices to fill the heart of a man. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.”
Sisyphus was a king from Greek mythology who was made to roll a boulder up a hill and then watch it roll down again for eternity.
To me, this quote is a reminder that life is not about making it to the top, but rather the journey on the way. That one must seek fulfillment in every step, every minute, and every breath. That we can see the beauty of the task at hand rather than the prize at the end of the road.
Today is the last day of 2011. This time last year, I was deeply depressed and quite miserable. As I pause today to reflect on the past year, I am thankful. Thankful that things have gotten better, that I’ve had the strength to fight and to succeed, and thankful that I continue to get more chances to try again every day to find the joy in life’s struggles.
Still, it would not be the new year without resolutions. So, here are a few goals, big and small, to guide me through:
- Be more secure in my relationships
- Face my fear and take at least one boxing class
- Appreciate my surroundings
- Let myself be happy
- Make professional changes if or when they’re needed
- Continue to focus on my health, both mental and physical
Let’s do this, 2012.
Very enamored with this Gold Stenciled Headboard — so simple and chic!
Margarita Popsicles! I must make these before summer ends. Hello, frozen goodness.