Thursday, August 29, 2013

I call it: "How to keep the little things from taking over your life."

(I just pray one day I'll get this blogging thing down to a tee.) Ok so yes, it has been forever and a day and I'm seriously ashamed at my inability to stir up a post in a timely manner! But life happens sometimes, ya know?! School starts up on September 3rd for me and I've just been running around figuring things out and applying for this and that and searching the corners of the internet for internships and a one way ticket to success. Well, maybe that last part is a little out of reach, but it's there...somewhere. Truth is, I'm freaking out. I've been really sweating the small stuff, like seriously perspiring.  And in time, while doing so I've realized that it's ALL small stuff. All of it! And if you can help it, make yourself believe it's not a big deal. It's just life. Works for me about 2 out of 5 times :)

I've had my fair share of romantic comedy movie nights to hear something along the lines of "this happened TO you??" and stuff like that. And the hopeless romantic delivering that line to their cynical counterpart is usually right. Life doesn't happen to YOU, it just happens. Why do I and the people around me take the happenings of life so personally? My question is bizarre, I get it. But what if we could just find a way to keep the little things from driving us up a wall?? Why can't we just accept what's thrown at us sometimes and understand that life doesn't have a vendetta against US exclusively? And if we think about it (as I have been lately because clearly I have enough time on my hands), the things that are thrown at us or the stuff that happens TO us, is probably not as melodramatic and colossal as we make ourselves believe it is. Just think about it. 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Just a Mural

Murals are so uplifting, aren't they? So expressive and full of life. This one in particular is tucked away inside a little alley way in Downtown Naperville. Away and hidden, almost wanting to be discovered spontaneously. It welcomes you in with (literally) open arms and as far as my heart is concerned, it sure found itself a dance floor. 

Friday, August 9, 2013

Haircut feelings

Eeeeks I chopped off my hair! It was frightening running my fingers through the back and feeling the open air so much quicker. But now I feel so free and airy, I just want to make a melon basket and dance around in a white fluffy dress. I'm pretty much an advocate for fearlessness in general so I couldn't delay my act of (courage) any longer. Courage is a huge word, and maybe used out of context here but ridding yourself of a security blanket and slouchy shoulders "mask" is not easy! (I'm more or less aiming that towards my brother who thinks it's no big deal). I used to hide behind my hair all the time. It seemed so easy to just scrunch it and let it puff out and hold my face. I don't know quite what happened that I just really wanted to be spontaneous and brave, but it did and it got done. Jeez, if only a ticket to Paris was as easy as thinking and doing. :) I had been parading around the house saying I was going to get a drastic haircut and dye it purple. Not that much in my gut yet! But getting there.... ;) I went in and told the stylist to "chop it." 5 inches gone, swept away. I wish I could say that I felt unstoppable and dramatically changed from the inside out with each snip. Nothing too crazy, but I kind of just felt comfortable and new. My hair was so unruly and looooooooong. And even though a few of my cousins shrieked in utter despair that my hair no longer cascaded down my back, they learned to be ok with it being my head and not theirs :) Oh gosh I didn't intend this to be all ME ME MEEEEEE! I just wanted you to know how good it feels to take a chance and embrace it. There's no going back, so you've just got to ever so humbly rock it out :) And that goes for life in general, yeah?

Anyways, I promise myself to get more recipes up and blog it out in the very near future. I just hope my awkward is not off the charts anymore.
Thanks for reading! whoever you are.

xo Zareen