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May WIPS.

Ah, May. The month I realize there are less than five weeks of school left and freak out by trying to sew with both hands and my right foot at once in order to get my projects done before I become the full time personal assistant for my kids over the summer. This month I have two big cosplay projects on my list as well as a writing goal. Mays W.I.P.s Alice In Wonderland: Coming up in June is the Fremont Solstice Parade. It really isn’t one of those things that can be explained so much. It needs to be experienced. Think living street theater meets naked people on bikes in a parade. Each year I do photography for the parade. It involves a lot of dodging people on stilts in either pouring rain or 80 degree weather. So why not add a costume! Last year was Steampunk Mad Hatter and this year Alice! I will do a post in the future about the inspiration but as of right now I have most of the …

How Will You Reach The Mountain Top?

There are hundreds of paths up the mountain, all leading to the same place, so it doesn’t matter which path you take. The only person wasting time is the one who runs around the mountain, telling everyone that his or her path is wrong. –Hindu proverb We all have paths in our lives that we are on. Sometimes it isn’t clear. Sometimes it is scary. Often it can get confusing. We are often pulled some many different ways, have expectations put on us, and wonder down a path not sure if it is the one we are suppose to be on. Holding on to the ideal of how one should live, do things, and what the outcome should be is no way to live. We all hit impasses in our life. On our path we will come to forks in the road, find detours, and hit dead ends. Don’t cling to the idea what what your should be like. Instead learn how to be flexible and revise your life and dreams by creating a new path to the mountain top. Don’t deter others on theirs path up the mountain. It …

Stopping To Smell The Flowers In Wonderland

It was one of those mornings that the world seems perfect. Birds are singing, the sun is peaking through the window at 6 am, the air is the right level of cool, and a gentle breeze gently blows through the room. I’m awake and the rest of the world is asleep. These photos were never meant to be shared. But it was too beautiful of a morning to let them hide away in a file on my computer. Beauty like this (the flowers not so much the photos) needs to be shared. The Washington Park Arboretum, where these photos were taken is full of the most interesting trees. I want to rub my hands on all. My four year old thinks I’m nuts when I do this. She thinks the garden is for running through. It’s a race to the end with her. I on the other hand go slow. I like to see what the flowers have to say. Enter their beautiful world for just a moment and have a chat. In the end …

We Live Our Life Like Icebergs

Icebergs are a lot like people.  Just think about it. Have you ever heard the term “that’s just the tip of the iceberg?” It’s because the ice that we see above the water is only 10% of the iceberg.  That other 90% is hidden away where we can’t see it without looking deeper. No matter how big and impressive the part we see looks we have no idea about how much is hidden under the surface. People are very similar. We show one thing on the outside, but appearances alone don’t show what is happening in the persons life or their experiences that have shaped them to who they are. As you go through your day think of people like icebergs: what you see on the surface is only a fraction of who they are. Today dig deeper.

What Happens When You Don’t Know How To Accept Someone

The more I write the more I read. It’s a cycle. One of the topics I see popping up all over is diversity in novels especially young adult. It has really made me think about how accepting am I really and what does being a tolerant person means. Scratch that. I HATE the word tolerant. It has a very negative vibe for me the word is accept. Let me try to explain. A couple of weeks ago my family got a bit bigger. I got to meet a niece, E, that I never meet before and her partner, K. Best of all they came to Seattle to elope. They are both beautiful and wickedly smart and their love for each other was obvious. However they couldn’t get married in the state they live in due to the fact there home state doesn’t allow the freedom of marriage (but this isn’t what this blog post is about). Before they came over my other niece, L, pulled me aside and and informed me that K isn’t refereed …

Shit, It Happens

Shit happens. It happens to really bad people who do just mean things. It also happens to hard-working, honest, kind people who smile at everyone. The thing is that shit happens to everyone no matter if they deserved it or not. It happens no matter how hard someone’s life has been or how much bad things already have happened to them. The straight up hard fact is that shit is everywhere. Yes, everywhere. No matter what we do we can’t control it from happening but what we can control is how we handle it. When the world throws you a hardball you have the choice to either wallow in your sorrow and let it pull you down into it becoming every part of what we see and do. Letting it effect you to the point where you are crippled by it. Or you can choose to handle it. You can choose to not let the shitty parts of life take you over and face them head on because you are stronger than that. Whatever it …