Posted in July 2013

30 days of beautiful: an ally’s promise

30 days of beautiful: an ally’s promise

Journal  entry 6/24: You don’t get to be comfortable. As long as people the world around are in the midst of the discomfort of hatred and discrimination, I don’t get to be comfortable. There is a reason for the unsettling. It renders me sensitive.  I often feel I have no entitlement to talk about many types … Continue reading

30 days of beautiful: home

30 days of beautiful: home

home is where you feel loved – it’s about getting home and realizing where it is and not getting there specifically but still driving all the same and the journey is knowing I might not end up there but somewhere instead where I have the feeling of being home anyway (journal entry/ 2013) In June, … Continue reading

30 days of beautiful: revitalize

30 days of beautiful: revitalize

Continuing on with food posts, this power smoothie is an easy and adaptable version of a smoothie I once read about in a running magazine. I have one after every hard workout. It ensures that I get some decent protein, inflammation-reducing compounds, and carbs right away, and while my sisters says it tastes “healthy,” which … Continue reading

30 days of beautiful: power salads

30 days of beautiful: power salads

Another food post! I like salads but they just seem so… bland. They have never been exciting to me and did not seem to me as something that could possibly pack a nutritious punch. It was only in crafting my personal version of a power salad that I created a meal that brought in nutrition … Continue reading

30 days of beautiful: DIY

30 days of beautiful: DIY

DIY: Revamp your apartment When I moved to Saint Louis, it took my roommate and I weeks to decorate our rooms. Our living room, dining room, and kitchen walls remained bare all year. It took too much effort to invest in décor. This June, we moved apartments in the midst of summer classes and practicum. … Continue reading

30 days of beautiful: a new dance step

30 days of beautiful: a new dance step

daily dances  step I am leaving one of my preferred study spots in St. Louis close to midnight on a weeknight. The sidewalks are shady because the trees crowd the streetlights. I pull out my car keys; I step into the street; I am walking on the street-side of the parallel-parked cars. I prefer traffic … Continue reading