Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Les temps sont durs pour les rêveurs.

In my last post I mentioned how much I wanted it to rain on Monday so I could be extra cozy at school... well I'm glad it didn't. Monday ended up living up to the stereotype and sucked hard. I've been trying to be more positive in life (and mostly succeeding, honestly), but the anxiety attacks I've been having more frequently in my ballet class are making it hard; the feeling seems to continue through-out the day, no matter how hard I try to shake it. :\

Oh well though. Today was a first for me! I went and saw a movie by myself, woowooo!
I had plans to go see the movie Amélie with friends at an old, classical one room theater nearby, but they all fell through. At first I wasn't going to go by myself because it made me nervous, but it's one of my favorite movies so I decided why not?! The movie was only playing once today and I wouldn't have had another chance to see it in a theater. It was actually an exhilarating experience, and I will probably venture out to do it more. :)
I'd like to think that by now, most people have seen Amélie (it's been out since 2001!), but if you haven't you should look it up right now! Unless you understand French (consider me jealous) you'll have to watch it with subtitles, but that's okay. The movie shows Audrey Tautou's quirky character Amélie not only as she strives to help those around her, but also as she grows to understand herself and find love (in the ever attractive Mathieu Kassovitz~).

"Without you, today's emotions would be the scurf of yesterday's."

I mean, REALLY?! How darling is he?!?

This movie is right up there with Lost in Translation and Garden State on my list of movies that makes my heart ache in a sometimes-good-sometimes-longing kind of way.

Here's two more recent photographs to continue welcoming spring, though the 81 degrees today made it feel more like summer!

I guess anything is better than the cold though, right??

Monday, April 18, 2011

As the week is drawing to a close (technically it has already ended since it's 12:06am but shhh) and the new week begins, I've decided to make a list of things I'd ideally like to accomplish within this next week.

1. Work on being more positive. One can accomplish so many things when life is looked at with a more positive outlook.
2. Focus more on school work. The semester only has a month left and I really don't have a lot to show in my classes, except for ballet. I need to buckle down and complete all my past assignments and stay on point with my future ones.
3. Continue with my healthy/fitness regime. I suppose this is self-explanatory, but I've been paying attention to the things I put into my body and I like how it's affecting me (see number 1, really).
4. Make more time for myself. Whether it be to focus on my art or to meditate (something I've been looking into recently), I need to make more me time. :)
5. Don't settle. Stop. Being. Lazy.

Is it bad that I'm hoping for weather like this tomorrow? Not quite rainy, but overcast. It makes me feel cozy. Perfect sweater weather!

Plasticities by Andrew Bird
Appropriate for my anticipated dreary weather, I think.

Friday, April 15, 2011

I've decided the best way for me to approach this blog is to completely start over; I've deleted nearly everything (including a few posts I didn't mean to) so I can start fresh! Winter makes me feel so down, getting stuck inside because of the cold as well as gross weather, and I don't want to carry those emotions on into the new season. I've started pushing myself to do more as everything is coming to life around me, so expect more photo posts! Ideally, I'd like to plant a window-box style garden so that'll be coming soon. :)

Both taken outside a local produce shop near school.

I have a collection of photographs of houses I admire. My biggest goal in life is the perfect house with the perfect garden, so I save houses that I might like to model my own after one day.

This is my favorite hill. I seem to be obsessed with it lately and drive down it every chance I get.