Friday, December 10, 2010

Live Alive Love

"People say that what we're all seeking is a meaning for life. ... I think what we're seeking is an experience of being alive."-Joseph Campbell

I feel alive. I have 7 days left of school. 7 days which will get a bit hectic, with work, working on Dietetic Internship applications, and lots of studying for my Applied Nutrition Care final. It's empowering, scary, exciting, thrilling, nerve-wrecking to realize I am 7 days away from my B.S., from BU, and 7 days closer to the "real world." I am optimistic that things will keep getting better, and that 2011 will hold great things. So while I go hit the books, here are a few links I loved this week, that brought me cheer:

Two young photographers you need to follow NOW: Bright beautiful women who create amazing art:
Katie Sokoler (how fun, how whimsical!) real world comic books

Mei Ratz gorgeous photos, pretty words, beautiful soul

Listen Up 20-somethings: The 40 somethings have some good advice about perfection. I have not yet seen "Black Swan" but loved this article by Christina Vuleta in the Huffington Post, especially this part:
There's always someone who is doing more, who is prettier, thinner, smarter, wealthier and it's very easy to get caught up in that. But there's also someone who's not as smart, not as attractive. So what? If you understand that things can be important without being serious, then you don't take yourself so seriously. Then it's easier to not compare. If you focus on living your best life, It's really impossible to get caught up in the comparisons.
Productivity is an Art-and your life can be a masterpiece. Great article on Feel Gooder about Maximizing Productivity. Some quick tips: Do Less, Say No, and Do what you don't want to do...
Sharing beauty, power and strength in black and white: Photography as therapy, and true expression of the soul. Learn more about Matt Demers' Pearl Photoseries in my post on Guiltless this week!

Like my friend Naveen likes to tell me, Keep rocking the universe this weekend!


Kara said...

I love those words by Christina Vuleta. Let's focus on living our best lives and forget about comparisons. Great message. Thanks for sharing!

Mei said...

I needed that do you always know?!!? HOW DO YOU KNOW!? it's crazy.

and thank you so much for the shout out...I am blushing. sigh! Thankyou. xx

Can't wait to see you at xmas.
Did you get a package from me?