When You Wish Upon a Star – Post Two-Hundred-Twelve

Inspiration: Practice for Saturday. (:

Today was good. I spent it studying for the most part, and then went to a study with my mum to get out of the house for a bit. I also got to practice a bit for Saturday, and I got to take bokeh photos! I will post them either tonight or tomorrow, but probably tomorrow (:

Au revoir,

Gigi

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Lovely Letters – Post Two-Hundred-Eleven

1 item down, 6 to go (: Can you guess what it is? Here is a hint: It has to do with letters.

THE IT LIST

 

 

Acquiring an SLR
Acquiring a Polaroid
Finishing ‘The Notebook Theme’
Writing a novel
Seeing Paris in the Spring
Acquiring an old-fashion typewriter
Watching all of Judy Garland’s films
Singing in front of a group
Not speaking one word for a whole day
Learning Spanish, Italian, and French
Riding a Moped
Riding a horse with no saddle
Reading Kon Tiki
Creating my own personal library
Filling out a journal
Reading the Bible cover to cover
Reading Pilgrim’s Progress
Capturing love in a photograph
Starting a photography business
Earning a Medical Transcription certificate
Getting a job
Moving out
Spending a day at the Hawthorne District
Spending a day at the Saturday Market
Tattooing my side with meaning
Riding the bus
Taking a road trip to Forks, La Push and Port Angeles, Washington
Finishing a jawbreaker
Reading 20 books written about Jacqueline Kennedy
Reading “She Said Yes”
Watching the greatest movies filmed in 1939 and reading each film’s book
Watching all Alfred Hitchcock movies
Doing a 365 project
Acquiring a DSLR
Finishing “A Collection of Thoughts”
Seeing the Bodies exhibit
Taking care of a Bonsai tree
Publishing my Poetry as a book
Meeting a Person for Each Birthday of a Year
Opening my Own Gallery of my Best Work in Photography
Taking Art Classes to learn the technical side of Painting and Drawing
Spending a day in a field of red poppies taking a photoshoot and relaxing with my honey
Reading at least one book of all the author’s on the big painting in Barnes and Noble cafes
Creating a Heart shape with Polaroid photography I take
Reading all of Shakespeare & watching one movie for each
Spending a day at Ikea with my love
Watching all of Jane Seymour and Charlton Heston‘s movies
Seeing both of the homes I grew up in years from now
Having Kevin teach me how to use chopsticks
Completing the Marilyn Monroe mosaic puzzle
Filling a jar full of origami stars for each wish or prayer
Learning each of my heritage’s language
Attending a Midnight premiere
Being at Time Square, New York on New Year’s Eve
Being at the Beach when it Snows
Reading every book on the BBC 100 book list
Reading every Disney Classics’ movie based on a book
Not adding 1 item until 7 are crossed off
Having a Pen Pal from a different country
Listing at least 3 things I am thankful for each day for a year

Thanks to Kevin getting me motivated, I found a pen pal from another country – the United Kingdom, to be exact (: I won’t reveal this person’s name, because I am unsure of how they would feel about that. I’m just happy that I found someone to write to (: Thank you, Kevin.
What’s your vote for the next item?(:

 

Au revoir,

Gigi

 

Closed Your Eyes and Trusted . . . Just Trusted – Post Two-Hundred-Ten

Inspiration: Have you ever thrown a fistful of glitter in the air.

I want to throw a fistful of glitter in the air someday (:
Today was good. I worried like the worry wart that I am, but then I prayed [well, more so demanded] that God help me focus and study so I could pass my finals, and well . . . That’s all I did for the most part.
Once my brain was fried from exhaustion the parents went out for a bit, and I watched 3 movies! “When in Rome“, “Confessions of a Shopaholic“, and “The Princess and the Frog“. It was lovely (:
I also have an item to cross off my list! Ding ding ding! I will do that tonight (: 1 down, 6 to go!

 

Au revoir,

Gigi

P.S. The Kindle should be here tomorrow (:

Growing Young – Post Two-Hundred-Nine

Inspiration: Fences.

Today was kind of weird. I was having one of those non-motivational days.

Au revoir,

Gigi

& The Light in Your Head Resolves – Post Two-Hundred-Eight

Inspiration: I love lightbulbs (:

Today was another one of those good days. I read, relaxed, anticipated events, cleaned my room, and spent 3+ hours on the Disney page. I’m still not done, by the way. But I’m thinking that not all of them need to be on there . . . any input?

 

Au revoir,

Gigi

Pen Pals, Fairytales, & Beni – Post Two-Hundred-Seven

So, in the course of writing this post [and watching “Julie and Julia“], I have thought of 3 new items to add to It, along with one item I had thought of yesterday, which makes a total of 4. I believe, though, that I am going to stop adding for awhile. If I think of something, I will write it down, but I have added so many and have so few crossed off. And so, here we go.

THE IT LIST

 

Acquiring an SLR
Acquiring a Polaroid
Finishing ‘The Notebook Theme’
Writing a novel
Seeing Paris in the Spring
Acquiring an old-fashion typewriter
Watching all of Judy Garland’s films
Singing in front of a group
Not speaking one word for a whole day
Learning Spanish, Italian, and French
Riding a Moped
Riding a horse with no saddle
Reading Kon Tiki
Creating my own personal library
Filling out a journal
Reading the Bible cover to cover
Reading Pilgrim’s Progress
Capturing love in a photograph
Starting a photography business
Earning a Medical Transcription certificate
Getting a job
Moving out
Spending a day at the Hawthorne District
Spending a day at the Saturday Market
Tattooing my side with meaning
Riding the bus
Taking a road trip to Forks, La Push and Port Angeles, Washington
Finishing a jawbreaker
Reading 20 books written about Jacqueline Kennedy
Reading “She Said Yes”
Watching the greatest movies filmed in 1939 and reading each film’s book
Watching all Alfred Hitchcock movies
Doing a 365 project
Acquiring a DSLR
Finishing “A Collection of Thoughts”
Seeing the Bodies exhibit
Taking care of a Bonsai tree
Publishing my Poetry as a book
Meeting a Person for Each Birthday of a Year
Opening my Own Gallery of my Best Work in Photography
Taking Art Classes to learn the technical side of Painting and Drawing
Spending a day in a field of red poppies taking a photoshoot and relaxing with my honey
Reading at least one book of all the author’s on the big painting in Barnes and Noble cafes
Creating a Heart shape with Polaroid photography I take
Reading all of Shakespeare & watching one movie for each
Spending a day at Ikea with my love
Watching all of Jane Seymour and Charlton Heston‘s movies
Seeing both of the homes I grew up in years from now
Having Kevin teach me how to use chopsticks
Completing the Marilyn Monroe mosaic puzzle
Filling a jar full of origami stars for each wish or prayer
Learning each of my heritage’s language
Attending a Midnight premiere
Being at Time Square, New York on New Year’s Eve
Being at the Beach when it Snows
Reading every book on the BBC 100 book list
Reading every Disney Classics’ movie based on a book
Not adding 1 item until 7 are crossed off
Having a Pen Pal from a different country
Listing at least 3 things I am thankful for each day for a year

 

I’ve always loved Disney movies [as unrealistic as they may be – poor innocent young girls.] I’ve always been smart, even as a young child, as to not let their happily every after scenarios fool me. I knew better than to think everything was so easy, ahaha. Well, I’ve never wanted to read the original books; I always feared that they would take that magic that only Disney can produce and throw it in the dirt, stomp on it, spit on it, throw it in the fire, and then laugh, because they are the original classics. I always believed that there wasn’t enough room for my love of Disney and a love for the original, beautiful novels that they ‘perfected’. That has all changed now, though. I believe my heart is big enough to love each movie and their book, and that my mind is sharp enough to discern between the lovable Disney classic and the dark, intricate novels that inspired the movies (: I think I might also watch all the movies along with it. Simply because I love them all and haven’t seen them in so long (:

I have also always thought it would be interesting to have a pen pal from another country. My mother had told me that she had a pen pal from Mexico I think it was, and they helped her with her Spanish. Yes, I know Mexico is not another country. Yes, I had to ask Kevin to verify that I was correct. Yes, he corrected me on that Mexico is, in fact, another country. Darn it. Anywhoo, moving on . . .
I decided that I wanted to have a pen pal myself. Maybe from France. Or Italy. Italy would be nice (: How should I go about this, though?

Thirdly . . . I feel it is high time that I look for what I’m thankful for every day. I’ve become a bit of a cynic, and although it’s entertaining and allows me to show off my ever-so-charming quick wit [sarcasm much?] I think I should look more towards the positive, the little things that I feel are a blessing. It may be a positive thing, and it may help me in life, long-term wise.
So, starting December 31st, I am going to embark on a year-long journey of naming at least 3 things a day that I am thankful for. This will be [yet another] separate page for you all to look at. Photos may be included, but are optional. I am allowed to forget 3 days, and only 3 days.  Yes I am making rules for myself. You may commence laughing. No, really, go ahead.

And for the fourth new item . . . the no longer adding items until 7 items have been crossed off. Well . . . I feel that It is getting a bit uneven. Why 7? I don’t know. I like the number. It sounds like a good number. Is it a good number?
Anyway. Rabbit trails. I feel that I should now give myself a bit of a limit. I have plenty of items that are easily crossed off with a bit of time. So, before I add anything else to It, I am going to make sure that at least 7 items are crossed off. No, that does not include this item. So really, I’ll be crossing off 8 items (:

Any comments or suggestions? Again, I would love some feedback on what items should be finished . . .

 

Au revoir,

Gigi

P.S. I found the image here.

Genies – Post Two-Hundred-Six

Inspiration: Limited wishes.

Today was a wonderful day, actually. I’m not quite sure why. It was just . . . one of those rare days that was plain old great. Simple. I didn’t do anything extravagant. I didn’t have some sort of miraculous realization of the world and its curious ways. It was simply beautiful in its simplicity. I liked that (:
I do have a new add to It. And I do apologize for my lack of working on It and my absence of posts. These last few weeks of school have been tough, and I still have one week left. Pray for me . . . I have finals to finish . . .
I have a few things to be thankful for though: 1., my winter break is just around the corner. 2., Kevin may have nailed a job. 3., our 2 year anniversary is nearing. 4., my mum’s present is perfect! 5., I have lots of books to keep me company in the days to come. 6., I have lots of learning to do. 7., my parents are ordering their kindle this coming Monday, which means easier access to It books! Yay!

 

Au revoir,

Gigi

Béni, Reconnaissant – Post Two-Hundred-Four

Thankful? Grateful? Blessed? What for? What with? Let me tell you.

I am thankful for my beautiful mother. She has taught me that true beauty lies within your actions, your words, and your heart. It does not resonate from the clothes you wear, your ‘style’, or the makeup you wear.
She has also taught me that true love lies within Jesus, and no one else. Do you want to truly love? Love through, with, and by Jesus.
She has taught me that my actions represent Him, and that sin done to me is sin done to Him.
She has also taught me patience. Especially the beginning part of this year, she had to practice this with me and my disrespectful actions. She patiently showed me what I was doing wrong, and when I was blind, she patiently waited for me to see. I love you mommy for all that you do for me – even when I don’t appreciate it.

I am blessed to have such an amazing family – ridicule and all (; They make tease me when I try something new that they find weird, or make fun of me because I don’t wear socks, but even though sometimes it really irritates me, it also makes me happy a lot (: They support me with following my dreams. It may not be support in the conventional, normal way, but I’ve come to realize that no matter how they make fun of it all (haha) that they really do support me following my dreams. They just like to poke fun (;

I’m thankful for Kevin in my life. I’m thankful that God has blessed us with a kind of love that people dream of . . . that most people don’t get. The only kind of love that is worth anything: The kind that God wants for everyone.  I’m thankful and excited for the life we’re going to live together. The family we’re going to build together. The trials we will face together. I’m thankful for my family for showing me the worst of the worst and the best of the best. They showed me exactly what God can do for a family, and I’m thankful that I got to see that, because it gives me hope for whenever it feels like we’re falling apart, that if we just stand out of the way and give Him time, He will fix out mistakes with patience, time, and a gentle, loving hand.

Though this year has been tough, I’m grateful for all the trials. I am going to be stronger for it in the end. I’m stronger in God. I have more faith in Him and His ways. I’m grateful for the move out here, even though it has separated me from so many people I love, it has shown me who is there and who is not, and I have grown closer to those who are. I miss you all so much, but I know God has a reason for all of this.

I am thankful that God has shown me where I am to go – for now. I am thankful that He has provided me with a job to pay for school – by myself. How many young people get to do that these days? I’m paying for it all. That’s a miracle, and only God can create those.

I am thankful for all the opportunities He has given me. I am thankful for the people He has given me in my life – new and old.

I am thankful that He gave my mother someone she can be a freak with (you know who you are haha.) My mum has needed that for a long time.

I am thankful for my best friend. She’s a beautiful, wonderful young woman, and I’ve learned so much from her. Like Meredith told Christina on Grey’s. You’re my soul mate, darling. My other half. My peanut butter (: Or you can be jelly. Whichever you like.
Olivia is a wonderful person. I am so grateful to know her and to be able to call her my best friend. I don’t know what I would’ve done without her this whole year. Oh, I know – been pretty darn boring (;

What else could I say I’m thankful for? Grateful for? Blessed with? Everything. A roof on my head. Food in my stomach. Loving, wonderful parents in all their beautiful mistakes. Jesus in my heart. A best friend on one arm, and a wonderful man to call my own on the other. I am not alone. No matter how I feel, I am not alone. I am loved and cared for and . . . it’s a beautiful, rare thing.

I love you all so much. You all do so much for me, no matter what I do – or don’t do – for you. You show me what I need to be.

Happy Thanksgiving, loves.

 

Au revoir,

Gigi

Time Square, Why Couldn’t You Be a Circle? – Post Two-Hundred-Three

THE IT LIST

 

Acquiring an SLR
Acquiring a Polaroid
Finishing ‘The Notebook Theme’
Writing a novel
Seeing Paris in the Spring
Acquiring an old-fashion typewriter
Watching all of Judy Garland’s films
Singing in front of a group
Not speaking one word for a whole day
Learning Spanish, Italian, and French
Riding a Moped
Riding a horse with no saddle
Reading Kon Tiki
Creating my own personal library
Filling out a journal
Reading the Bible cover to cover
Reading Pilgrim’s Progress
Capturing love in a photograph
Starting a photography business
Earning a Medical Transcription certificate
Getting a job
Moving out
Spending a day at the Hawthorne District
Spending a day at the Saturday Market
Tattooing my side with meaning
Riding the bus
Taking a road trip to Forks, La Push and Port Angeles, Washington
Finishing a jawbreaker
Reading 20 books written about Jacqueline Kennedy
Reading “She Said Yes”
Watching the greatest movies filmed in 1939 and reading each film’s book
Watching all Alfred Hitchcock movies
Doing a 365 project
Acquiring a DSLR
Finishing “A Collection of Thoughts”
Seeing the Bodies exhibit
Taking care of a Bonsai tree
Publishing my Poetry as a book
Meeting a Person for Each Birthday of a Year
Opening my Own Gallery of my Best Work in Photography
Taking Art Classes to learn the technical side of Painting and Drawing
Spending a day in a field of red poppies taking a photoshoot and relaxing with my honey
Reading at least one book of all the author’s on the big painting in Barnes and Noble cafes
Creating a Heart shape with Polaroid photography I take
Reading all of Shakespeare & watching one movie for each
Spending a day at Ikea with my love
Watching all of Jane Seymour and Charlton Heston‘s movies
Seeing both of the homes I grew up in years from now
Having Kevin teach me how to use chopsticks
Completing the Marilyn Monroe mosaic puzzle
Filling a jar full of origami stars for each wish or prayer
Learning each of my heritage’s language
Attending a Midnight premier
Being at Time Square, New York on New Year’s Eve
Being at the Beach when it Snows
Reading every book on the BBC 100 book list

 

First new item: I think it’d be fantastically chaotic, don’t you? (:

Second new item: It’s a rare, beautiful thing . . .

Third new item: I want to be one of the few who reads them all (:

 

Au revoir,

Gigi