Welcome

Welcome

Παρασκευή, 29 Απριλίου 2016

To my sweet wild woman, I know why it hasn’t worked out with anyone else—you don’t need a man, but a goddamn warrior.

You are the strength of Turkish coffee at sunrise darlin’ and don’t try to pretend that you’re not.
You are one of the wild ones, and no matter how you tried to hide that fact, you can’t be anything other than what you are—and that’s okay. You are just as you are supposed to be, magnificently wild in all of your chaotic beauty.
I know you’ve had your heart broken and I know that you don’t understand why it always seems to never work out, but I’ve finally figured it out:
You don’t need a man, you need a goddamn warrior.
It doesn’t matter if this warrior drives a Jeep or a shiny sports car, and it won’t matter if he wears silk or cotton—it will not even matter if he works in a high-rise, or on the night shift.
What is going to matter is that when it comes to taking bets on your heart, he is going to be high stakes—all the way.
This warrior of yours will crave your strength, and your intensity. He’s going to look at you and not see something to tame, but something to just fuckin’ admire. This warrior of yours won’t be someone that you can manipulate or play with as you have in the past, so honey, don’t even try—and trust me, you’re going to love him even more because of it.
Because you aren’t just a woman, you’re a goddamn goddess.
Your fierceness is going to bring him to his knees every single time he looks into your gorgeous eyes, but the difference is, unlike the others, he isn’t going to be scared off. No, this time, you will have finally met your match—because a simple man for you just won’t do.
You need someone to match the fire in your eyes with his own. Not only that, my little wild thing, but this warrior of yours is going to want to encourage the flames instead of trying to douse them with his own insecurities.
Because for you, a warrior is the only man who will ever live in the wild with you.
He may not have to slay any dragons to earn your love, but he would still walk through fire if it meant seeing that amazing smile that you hold in reserve for only him.
This is the thing, free spirit, this warrior you seek….he’s seeking you too.
For he’s had failed relationships that have left him wondering if maybe he was meant to be alone for the rest of his journey—and you’re going to change all of that for him. You both have been travelling along on your separate journeys and have been doing an okay job at it, but that about to change too.
Because baby, when you and this warrior of yours meet and collide—it’s going to be a love set on fire.
Don’t try to run this time—I know your heart has been broken before, and that you’re not used to things working out, but this time it’s different. Give yourself time to see that.
This warrior of yours needs to see that it’s possible for someone to see all of his wild, and still be there when he craves his freedom and ventures off into this world for a bit. You won’t always need to follow him, just as he won’t always follow you. Let yourself stay wild, even when all you want to do is curl up in that spot along his side and forget the rest of the world exists.
Let yourself still wander naked under the full moon, and drink moonshine with the stars. Let yourself feel the pull of the wind on your heart, and the sun toward a new journey. Because this warrior is going to love youbecause of your wild—and he’ll want you to keep it.
You’ll be in this together now, this amazing, crazy, chaotic, wonderfully heartbreaking life—because it takes a warrior to love a goddess. And it takes a goddess to show a warrior what real love is.
So pack up your insecurities and your ideas about picket fences, because that was never you anyway. You were born knowing that you were destined for more, and now is the time for you to see what all those dreams look like.
There is no stopping a love like this, so promise me you’ll hold out just a little bit longer.
Have a little bit of hope, and always give love just one more try, because I promise you my sweet wild woman—the love that you seek is seeking you as well.




Τετάρτη, 29 Ιουλίου 2015

10 Reasons To Embrace Your Inner Weirdness.


“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde
High school was hard. Not so much the classes. The classes, at least at my high school, were a breeze. The hard part about high school was navigating the social cliques and doing anything possible, including great leaps of effort and imagination, to not, under any circumstances, do or say anything that would constitute the tragic and unshakable label of being weird. I did my best to look like everyone else, and everyone else did their best to look like me. We were all hiding – with each other and from each other.
Being insecure in high school I can understand. Everyone is still growing into themselves and trying to map out their coordinates on the spectrum of social relationships. High schoolers are allowed to be nervous wrecks, afraid that their own shadow will make fun of them if they trip and fall. But after high school, when we transition into adults, shouldn’t this need for approval go away? My high school years are long gone but everywhere I look the social pressure to conform to the standards and expectations of others remains. Adults too are afraid of looking weird. Should we be?
Throughout history, the great creators and innovators were those who were not afraid to stand out from the crowd and risk being different. The truth is, everyone is different. This should be celebrated, not hidden. Allowing yourself to be weird is good because it means you have stopped judging yourself. And when you stop judging yourself you will stop judging others. And when you stop judging others they will stop judging you. But first you can’t be afraid to be different. You can’t be afraid to be weird.
It’s okay to be weird. Here’s why.
There is no such thing as normal.
Everyone is weird and therefore nobody is weird. Personality exists on a spectrum. Some people are loud, others are quiet. Some people are creative, others are analytical. There is no right or wrong way to be. There is no normal; there is only natural. What is natural to me may not be natural to you. Don’t worry about being normal. Find your natural.
What you think is weird is really your super power. 
We all have traits that make us different. The truth is that what makes you different is secretly your superpower. If it seems weird, you just haven’t learned how to harness the power yet. Instead of hiding what makes you weird, learn how to use it. When you master your quirks you will find power within them.
What makes you weird makes you memorable.
Being normal leads to mediocre results. Nobody pays money to see what is expected. People pay money to see things that are unexpected and captivating. What makes you weird makes you interesting because you have something others do not. People won’t remember the thing you did that everybody does. But they will remember the thing you did that only you can do.
The world needs more authenticity.
People are hungry for authenticity and realness. Your weirdness is in high demand because it is true. When you start living as your true self – weirdness and all – you are giving those around you permission to do the same. We all want to be real. But we’re afraid to be the first one. Your honesty and truth have great value to others. We may not say it out loud, but we want you to be honest. We want you to be weird.
All great art was made by weird people.
Every great creative achievement – whether in music, art, science or business – was, by definition, different, and required a new way of thinking. This is the creative benefit of being weird. Embracing your weirdness gives you a new perspective. Innovation does not happen within the status quo. Innovation happens when outsiders challenge the status quo with weird ideas.
Resisting your weirdness makes you dark.
When we freely express ourselves – even our quirks – we feel better. There will always be people who do not understand or appreciate our differences, but that’s okay. But when we hide our unique characteristics and resist our natural weirdness, we don’t feel good. Our personality becomes dark. Just as a black hole results from the absence of a star, so does the rejection of our inner light result in a dark and inverted projection of self. Your weirdness is part of you. It’s okay to let it shine.
Standing out is how you find your tribe.
Many people follow crowds because they don’t want to be lonely. But standing out will not make you lonely. When you break away from the crowd you will find others like you. This is your tribe. Most people never find their tribe because they are afraid of letting go of what is known. But when you embrace your weirdness and stand up for what you believe in, you will find those who have stood up before you, and you will serve as inspiration for those who will stand up next.
Every new idea is weird at first.
Even the best ideas, when they are first introduced, seem weird. A new idea is like a biological mutation. At first it doesn’t make sense. But eventually the biological mutation finds a purpose. Ideas are the evolution that pushes society forward. When Henry Ford introduced the world’s first automobile, it seemed weird and unnecessary. “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses,” he said. Instead, Ford took a risk on an unpopular idea. It seemed weird at the time, but who could question him now?
If you hide your truth you might regret it.
Nobody looks back on life and thinks, “I wish I had tried harder to be like everyone else.” But if you spend your life trying to be like others, instead of being the best version of yourself, chances are you will look back with regret and think, “I wish I had lived without fear of being judged or misunderstood.” In the end, living your truth is all that matters.
When you own who you are the world will conform. 
There is power in self-perception. If you see yourself as capable, others will see you as capable. If you see yourself as incapable, others will see you as incapable. When you own your weirdness and claim it as a strength, nobody can judge you. The choice is yours. Would you rather bend your focus to fit the world around you, or bend the world around you with the power of your focus?
“When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. But she had wings.” – Dean Jackson






Παρασκευή, 13 Μαρτίου 2015

All great people have their critics and experience dark times and moments of doubt. But they find inner strength to overcome these difficulties. Persistent determination and enthusiasm fuel the hope within their spirit to press forward for the ultimate aim of achieving the goals they have set for themselves