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The Master Goal

Greetings everyone!

Yes, here I am writing after a long few months. I do not have anything visual to share with you today, but I do want to share some words.

This past May, I was finally able to put a check-mark next to “Get Master’s degree” on the never-ending “to-accomplish” list. What an accomplishment it was, too. I can happily say that I am a Master of Art, with a concentration in Fashion (the history of, in my case). A two-year program that FLEW by where I met some great friends that will surely be lifelong relationships. It was the biggest ass-kicker in the world, but welllllll worth all the hard work. I learned not only about my area of interest more deeply I also learned a lot on a personal level. Graduate school taught me about myself and my capabilities. There is really no reason why ALL of us cannot accomplish absolutely any goal we set for ourselves. A goal is worthy if you have that will to see it through. As the old adage goes, where there’s a will there’s a way. Truthfully, I had always thought about going to graduate school as a ‘some day’ goal, that was until my awesome friend gave me the push I needed to go forth and make that ‘some day’ goal turn into a ‘today’ goal. After all, there is no time like the present because truthfully, it’s the only time we know we have.

I’ve been distant from the blog because I am at a cross-roads, where new life chapters are being written and I am figuring out what I’d like to do both personally and professionally. Where I fit in, and where my work will fit in to the world. So, as I dig through the mushy process of self-discovery, more or less, I am working toward deciding what the world needs from me and what I have to share with it. And for now, I will be posting differently and occasionally because PDLS is in a stage of evolution along with me.

The Meaning of Life is to Find your Gift. The Purpose of Life is to Give it Away.

–Pablo Picasso


November Days

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is already less than two weeks away.  Turkey Day ranks pretty high on my list of favorite holidays, so it makes me a little sad that we now have a tendency to overlook it as the holiday that transitions us between Halloween and Christmas.  Starting November 1st, it’s now all about Christmas shopping, which frankly is kind of sad.  We already live in a fast-moving world, more than we realize, so why not enjoy the holidays-and all they bring with them- as they come.

The most recent world news is also a good reminder of the importance of slowing down, taking a breath and enjoying all that we have in our lives. Love with all your heart, cherish moments with friends and family and appreciate the little things that will always make you smile.  In times  of hardship, what’s important is how we react.  Resilience builds the strength that empowers us to continue living.


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Paris, nous vous aimons. <3


Find You

Just a little food for thought today. I’m a big quote person…as minute as they may seem, sometimes the impact of a good quote can be quite the contrary, and a lot of the time, serve as a reminder that we’re all in this thing called life together.

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Remember that sometimes you lose yourself only to find yourself.


No Rhyme, No Reason

I apologize for the recent infrequent posting. I’ve been getting over the flu the past week, and man… this time around, it. has. been. rough. I hadn’t gotten it in a few years, and I must of just gotten a very bad strain of it this year.

I am feeling better though…just not when I’m standing for a long time, so I thought, ‘hey, I can sit while I update the blog’! And a forewarning, this is an entirely content filled post, since I’ve had a lot of time to just think these past few days. ;)

While I’ve spent the past several days cozied up on the couch, I of course took advantage by watching some good movies-both on TV and DVD. One favorite I came across on TV the other day was Notting Hill, with Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts.
I just love this movie. I like it more and more each time I watch it. I just love the Brits’ witty senses of humor, and their flats, and markets, and just how they live. But it’s also such a lovely story. Not only because of the obvious ‘love story’ part of it, but just about life, too.

We all go through things in life that no one other person will completely understand. Life is about ups and downs, We each behold our own individual life, and in our own way, our own little worlds. But I think it’s always important to take a second, and realize that everyone has a story…so we must not judge, assume, or treat someone as if we know them completely, because the truth is…the only person who knows a person completely is that person themself.

There’s one scene in the movie where they’re all having dinner (William and his sister, inlaws, friends) and Bella says:


She then gets cut off by Bernie, who announces he had been fired. But there’s just so much truth to her statement.
I believe that there are reasons in life, and that most of the reasons for our experiences has 99% to do with the universe teaching us a lesson of life. But then there are times where it does feel like there is absolutely no rhyme or reason to life, and sometimes we really won’t know the reasons why some things happen and others don’t, but that’s just all the more motivation to keep trecking on. Life is a bit of a gamble, right? You cannot predict it. It’s a bit of give and take, this for that, ‘win some, lose some’, it’s just simply up and down. In a way, you wonder if life is not like this because it’s the only way the universe can keep us all in check.

Life. You just have to go with it. Don’t keep your expectations too high, and you won’t always feel disappointed when there’s no rhyme or reason.

I think that may be the only way to get through the ups and downs…just go with it.