The Art of Happiness – Post Five-Hundred-Twenty-Two

Au revoir,

Gigi

 

 

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Worth a Dream – Post Five-Hundred-Twenty-One

I dream in fine lines;
Obscure visions, abstract faces.
I see beauty in the horror of the moment;
Learn your lesson, live through pain.


Exceed the limit of tomorrow;
Dare you to walk alone?
Sweet lullabies won’t walk with you this time,
No mother to hold your hand through the fire.


Sweet dreams can become reality;
but are you willing to bear the burden of what could’ve been?
Will you take a risk, risk the fall?
Do you find worth in the realistic end you’ll come to meet?
If not, then why are you dreaming? 

Don’t dream your life, live your dream.” ♥

Au revoir,

Gigi

P.S. I don’t recall where I found these photos. Aren’t they beautiful though?

Day 329 – Post Five-Hundred-Twenty

 

Inspiration: Angles/illusions.

Today was good. (: I woke up energized, got quite a bit done, and then spent a few hours with my friend, Madison. We ran some errands and then headed to Starbucks to just sit and chat, which was lovely. I always love spending time with her because we can either go do something super exciting, or just sit and talk with each other. It’s always nice.
I think for the rest of the day I’m going to relax and read. I might have a new post or two for you guys, but it depends on if I can write anything. (:

Au revoir,

Gigi

Day 328 – Post Five-Hundred-Nineteen

Inspiration: Galleries.

Last double shift for awhile! Woohoo! I was very happy about this. That, and my man is back home, so we got to catch up on a ton of stuff. (: It was lovely.

Au revoir,

Gigi

Day 327 – Post Five-Hundred-Eighteen

 

Inspiration: Illusive traitors.

Today was day 3 of 4 double shifts this week. It was pretty good. (: Other than work, I just read. I have about 2 chapters left of “A Town Like Alice”, and then I can cross it off my list! Woohoo! I love reading. I really do. It’s a wonderful pass time for when you’re bored or just feel like relaxing (or not, haha.)
Now I’m just relaxing for the night. I’m listening to Pandora, and I’m finding so many good songs! Happy happy girl. They’re pretty inspiring, too. (:

Au revoir,

Gigi

Oh Where, Oh Where – Post Five-Hundred-Seventeen

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
Visiting Claude Monet’s house
Throwing a message in a bottle to the sea
Reading/Owning all of Nicholas Sparks’ books
Playing tictactoe in the sand on the beach
Throwing a dart at a map of the world and going where it lands
Riding an elephant
Posting 1 vocabulary word a day describing who I am for a year
Visiting South and North Carolina
Finding the old truck in the article my grandmother gave to me and taking a photo of it

As some of you know, my grandparents came to visit just this last weekend. My grandmother usually brings me something to show me or give me; books, articles, old antique finds on occasion, etc. This time she brought an article from her local magazine of a photographer’s great find. He was going up and down a certain highway and found an old truck that was multi-colored, rusted, and overgrown with wild plants. It was apparent that it had been there for years. The best part of it all is that the truck (which is in the style I want..) looks like it’s smiling! Isn’t that lovely? I want to go there someday and take a photo of it myself.  (:

Au revoir,

Gigi

Day 326 – Post Five-Hundred-Sixteen

 

Inspiration: Vampires.

Today was eventful, to say the least.  My family and I were going to the lake, but about 5 minutes after we arrived, my dad sliced off the tip of his finger. It was practically dangling by skin. I kid you not. We packed up almost immediately and headed back so he could get to the hospital. It was pretty awesome. Only in my family. (:
Other than that, I read, talked to my man (yay!), and watched a movie with the parents. I have something new to add to It, but I do believe it will have to wait until tomorrow. I have a double shift starting at 9 AM, so I must go to bed.
Goodnight. (:

Au revoir,

Gigi

Day 325 – Post Five-Hundred-Fifteen

 

Inspiration: Winds of change.

Today was my brother’s birthday! I won’t state his age, but it scares me. It seriously scares me. How is he that old?! WHY?! It’s so strange. Happy birthday though, little brother (: He got his glasses today, too, and I swear he looks like a mixture of our older brother and Peter Parker. It’s awesome.
Other than it being my brother’s birthday, it was a pretty chill day. I slept in until 10, which was AWESOME. I read all day too. I am reading “A Town Like Alice”, but I’m hitting a boring part. I’m so happy, Joe and Jean are together! But.. I still have 23 percent to get through… I think the author put them together too quickly, but I will finish it and see if he had a reason for this. I’m sure he did. The novel is astounding and heartbreaking, but happy too. You should read it. You might like it. Whoever You are. I don’t know who you are. Or maybe I do, but I don’t realize it, because I can’t see through the screen to you.
Okay, I’m babbling now. I’m kind of hyper again. Please don’t make me stay up until 1 again, Hyperness. Please.

Au revoir,

Gigi

Day 324 – Post Five-Hundred-Fourteen

 

Inspiration: Where to look.

I GOT MY NEW PHONE TODAY! YES! I’m sorry, but I’m super stoked for this. It’s Android. Which means it’s awesome. Totally. Freakin’. Awesome.
Oh, and his name is Earl.
Oh, and my cat is actually a girl, even though we named him (oh, her) Zorro Linguini Luigi Donnatello Michaelangelo Raphael Leonardo Bartholomew the 4th.
And I worked a double today.
And I’m hyper.
And I’m off for two days.
Oh, and, I’m hyper. SUCKER.

Au revoir,

Gigi

Day 323 – Post Five-Hundred-Thirteen

 

Inspiration: Where to look.

This photo, just so you know, is a reflection from a piece of glass.
My day was tiring. I had a double shift, and also a mandatory meeting in the middle of that double shift, haha. Now I’m just reading and relaxing, because I am exhausted. I might just go to bed early (if I can sleep, which I suck at lately.)

Au revoir,

Gigi