Pink Cheeks

 

I was blissfully nostalgic when I returned home for the weekend and found myself outside.  I climbed into the recently repurposed fort swinging like a monkey. My hair in my face, wind rustling the leaves, full on jungle girl. I mean things were so ah, wonderful. But my mind was clogged and my pink cheeks flushed.

The thought of someone finding me with my legs jutting from the rafters pulled me to the reality of a wall calendar announcing that another birthday had passed.

Embarrassment.

A silly concept bouncing around in our minds that blocks true joy. I should be inside watching the latest celebrity gossip. I should be sipping mimosas and reading poetry to find relaxation. I should be testing out eye creams and age defying vitamins. Oh my, why limit myself? I could have simply wandered to the backyard and reminisced, but something within me activated and sang, “You are still young!”  The plywood and lounge chairs can attest to my smile. The art of living with appreciation. The things and people we allow into our lives should be celebrated with the upmost enthusiasm; same with the choices we make unflinchingly.

People grow up embarrassed by the braces glued to their teeth, their favorite striped socks and sandals combo, for admitting to love “Twilight” or enjoying a splash of hot sauce with their veggies. Instead be proud!

Hanging upside down, I felt free. Pursing happiness is currently an act of defiance in our society. Well, call me a rebel.

Chat Latter,

Mute Style

p.s. Here is my weekly vlog! I had the joy of discovering some wonderful independent publications Grunge ‘n’ Art and The Messy Heads. Reading up on positivity and creativity shaping the lives of others, echoes all that I strive for on this blog. It makes me happy to see others sending a good message. Also notable, my senior thesis presentation went well. I turned 22. And I later took a nap in the same fort I called my play palace. Hope everyone has had a lovely Monday.

 

 

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Prairie Prints

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I brought some tiny flamingos to the prairie today in celebration of the wonderful weather. This outfit was inspired by the fun and sun that is hopefully here to stay.

I could spend all day here wandering the paths and creating my own (which is often too tempting because it is right on campus.) The peaceful chirp of birds overhead and whisps of prairie grass remind me of the beauty that surrounds me daily. However busy my day has been, taking time to appriciate the simplicity is always worthwhile.