Monday, February 21, 2011

i'm finding my own way

today my lovely teacher-friend, sarah, taught me some valuable arabic phrases.

shway shway.

definition: little by little, step by step

so many big and exciting things are happening for me right now.
and life will never quit busting out the surprises, but at least we can say that it never gets old.

in spite of all of the craziness i have floating around inside my head and heart,
i am covering some serious ground.

and at the end of the day, there are some basic realities, that i can accept and cling to, to get me through:

i have everything i need.
i was born to smile.
i can do this.
the journey makes everything worth it.

so, for now, i'm just taking it all...shway shway.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

just livin' the life

some photos of the mission

the things this wall said made me smile for some reason

and humphrey slocombe. delight.
what flavors, you ask?
coffee and beer.
classic jordan, i'd say.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

someone like me

my precious friend michael shared this song with me, and it's now playing on repeat as i make dinner in my apartment...

i've been a long time kings fan, but this cover is just insanely delicious.

yet another wonderful weekend {so far} with some amazing people. my heart feels so full. and i'm preparing for a night in the city, which is always a worthwhile occasion :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

a picture perfect day that lasts a whole lifetime

can i just be honest for a minute?
i really and truly had the most perfect weekend.

you know those moments in life when you just look around and see all the things that you have to smile about?

well...this song totally matches my heart right now, and has been no. 1 on my playlist for the last 4 days...

i may or may not have it on repeat.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011

love has a mind of its own

[i'm sitting at a sidewalk table in north beach, listening to my mellow playlist and i just can't help but sing out loud. totally embarrassing, yet completely uncontrollable.]

i saw a tshirt today that looked like one of those magnets you put on the fridge. you know, the one that says, "today i'm feeling...," and you put a frame around the face that matches your mood.

something i've seen a million times, but in that split second after i saw the shirt, the concept suddenly took on a whole new meaning.
i love how my friends and i (and the rest of the universe) are constantly trying to figure it out, and yet i think the only conclusion we can really come to is's crazy.

some days i set out to conquer, to be a champion, to show life who's boss.
and some days i just try to make it through, to keep my head above water.

and it never ceases to amaze me just how many feelings can exist within me, one simple girl, on any given day.

today i'm feeling...
completely freaking scared

i'm gonna need a bigger frame. 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

i'm goin' back home to the west coast

sf marina, 1.22.11

"life is paradise for those who love many things with passion."
-leo buscaglia