the life & times of a complicated Melody

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"Why is being alone such a great feeling? But such a terrible realization… all at the same time??"
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"Be fearless. Have the courage to take risks. Go where there are no guarantees. Get out of your comfort zone even if it means being uncomfortable. The road less traveled is sometimes fraught with barricades bumps and uncharted terrain. But it is on that road where your character is truly tested And have the courage to accept that you’re not perfect nothing is and no one is — and that’s OK."
Katie Couric (via purplebuddhaproject)
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plot twists : the Sunday funday edition

yesterday was filled with plot twists.

from the moment i woke up to the sounds of my brother’s roommate having sex— which was strangely nostalgic. it reminding me of living in the dorms my freshman year. 

the day turned into a Sunday-funday of epic//random portions. it was great.  as the day began, from the jump (beyond the sounds i woke up to) it was not going how I planed it would, but i willingly let go my expectations and allowed the day that GOD/theUNI had planned unfold. 

some moments felt better than others, but i trust the process. i have more faith in God’s plans for me more than ever. 

the day, as it always tend to be, was great. 

  • brunch with my pledge brother
  • ran into some of our frat brothers
  • a quick walk through the farmer’s market
  • making friends with a kind man with a giant umbrella while we tried to out-run a sudden floridian downpour
  • mimosas x nachos
  • impromptu photo shoots in front of a church
  • skateboarding through lake eola
  • + truly getting a taste of what it feels like to live downtown.

to my complete surprise, i wasn’t in love with the high-rise vibe. as much as i love downtown and as often as i say “if i ever had to stay in Orlando, I would HAVE to live downtown”, i am so much more comfortable in the space i am now.

feeling this like helped me realize that the grass is not greener in someone else’s lawn.

b l o o m where you are planted, baby girl.

you’re in this spot for a reason.

and b l o o m i will.

random story:

as my soul sister/ bebe/ soul’s mate and i were riding our longboards through lake eola this black woman + her family stopped us. "you all look so good on those boards, I just had to let you know", she said. her husband (?) chimed in and said how their niece just started school at UCF and said that everyone ride longboard around campus. we added that we go/went to UCF and that’s where we learned to ride. the woman continued to rave about us, to us, saying she wished she could ride but she knows she bust her ass (lol). i lovingly let her know, YES MA’AM it’s bound to happen but don’t let that stop you!! after she assured us a few times she’d never step foot on the board but loved that we were riding, we took off.

as we rode down the sidewalk, Shanice looked back and said to me:

that’s what you get when you’re being yourself— genuine love.

second lesson of the day:

always, always, always do you. 

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#personal 
soley-solange:

Solange performs at the New Orleans Jazz and heritage Festival 2014 5/1/2014

soley-solange:

Solange performs at the New Orleans Jazz and heritage Festival 2014 5/1/2014

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hawaiiancoconut:

Skinny palms, Santa Barbara. 

hawaiiancoconut:

Skinny palms, Santa Barbara. 

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"

When my husband [Carl Sagan] died, because he was so famous and known for not being a believer, many people would come up to me — it still sometimes happens — and ask me if Carl changed at the end and converted to a belief in an afterlife. They also frequently ask me if I think I will see him again.

Carl faced his death with unflagging courage and never sought refuge in illusions. The tragedy was that we knew we would never see each other again. I don’t ever expect to be reunited with Carl. But, the great thing is that when we were together, for nearly twenty years, we lived with a vivid appreciation of how brief and precious life is. We never trivialized the meaning of death by pretending it was anything other than a final parting. Every single moment that we were alive and we were together was miraculous — not miraculous in the sense of inexplicable or supernatural. We knew we were beneficiaries of chance… That pure chance could be so generous and so kind… That we could find each other, as Carl wrote so beautifully in Cosmos, you know, in the vastness of space and the immensity of time… That we could be together for twenty years. That is something which sustains me and it’s much more meaningful.

The way he treated me and the way I treated him, the way we took care of each other and our family, while he lived. That is so much more important than the idea I will see him someday. I don’t think I’ll ever see Carl again. But I saw him. We saw each other. We found each other in the cosmos, and that was wonderful.

"
Ann Druyan  (via justgoodvibes)

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"I love it when women love themselves.
I love it when women are learning to love themselves.
I love it when women inspire other women to love themselves"
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bunnyfood:

"You’re gonna do great today."

bunnyfood:

"You’re gonna do great today."

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"You always do what you want to do. This is true with every act. You may say that you had to do something, or that you were forced to, but actually, whatever you do, you do by choice. Only you have the power to choose for yourself."
W. Clement Stone (via at-kkoolook)
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"Don’t think of yourself as having a past, don’t think of yourself as having a future. What’s left?"
Eckhart Tolle  (via justgoodvibes)

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