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things i’m currently saying to myself

I specialize in freaking myself out. It’s kind of my thing.

{images 1 by Philippe Lhomme / 2 just breathe}


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room for one: marilyn monroe

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mantra for a new week

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stay hungry, stay foolish

“Sometime life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool that I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

“On the back cover of [the Whole Earth Catalog‘s] final issue was a photograph of an early morning country road, the kind you might find yourself hitchhiking on if you were so adventurous. Beneath it were the words: ‘Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.’ It was their farewell message as they signed off. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now … I wish that for you.”

Steve Jobs

Watch Steve Jobs’ commencement speech here.

{images 1, 2, 3 by Tim Walker, 4 by Rosie Hardy, 5, 6}

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weekend inspiration: aurora islandica

I disappeared from the blog for the past week partly because I’ve been busy and partly, well mostly, because I’ve been feeling creatively stuck. I needed some time to get unstuck and to reflect on what I’d like to do with this little blog of mine. Although I can’t say that I quite figured it out, I figured it’s best to jump back into it and just take it one post at a time.

So in the name of inspiration, here is a breathtakingly gorgeous video to start your weekend. I nearly cried when watching this, but I tend tear up at anything vaguely dramatic and emotional (yeah I’m totally that kind of girl). Or maybe it was just my heart aching to see something this stunningly beautiful some day. Have any of you seen the Northern Lights before? It’s looks magical…

{video by Agust Ingvarsson here}

P.S. Worpress seems to be acting up right now, so if the video isn’t embedded above I apologize. But if you click on the link you can still view the video.

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have a dreamy weekend

{all images by Pakayla Biehn – Double Exposure series}


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bouffant. pearls. very large sunglasses.

Did anyone else catch the TV special on Jacqueline Kennedy last night? Whether or not you’re a fan of her and her iconic style, it was pretty interesting. But then again I’m always fascinated by historical narratives and learning about famous peoples. And few of the things that Jacqueline recorded in her interviews definitely caught me by surprise! Love the sunglasses though…

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