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The Solidago Girl

Aiming for childlike fluidity...

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7.Get two plants and a cat
well done

A stray cat adopted me and I figured-well it is almost the same thing isnt it?

And plants.Yes I have plants :) I am growing out aloe vera in my balcony and an orange tiny thing i got online.Lets see how it goes-so far they seem fine,but my inexperience well,it matters.

Collect my tiny inspirations in the day.. (read all 5 entries…)
my inspiration is painting a cat video on a canvas XD

Here is another of my inspirations for today.

I am just stuck between actually insanely blogging and not blogging atall much,due to the above.I frankly think this is the reason why I am so easily distracted.

What did people in the past do for enjoying their own time?before tv,internet,phones,books,and new gadgets we have today?

The Great and Funny things in life to Remember (read all 47 entries…)
So today..

I saw a video on upworthy that asked straight people a question gay people are asked,”Did you choose to be straight?” As I am growing up,I am divided between what is moral or religious and what is kind.Kindness is a field of it’s own,and has nothing to do with morality.And this has started to make me question what does a good person mean,apart from being just kind.I think a kind person is a good person.This is such a simple answer it has hit me with “duh” like a million times.

Yesterday my man,who is a million miles away from me bombarded my page with sweet and cuddly stuff.I saw my some friends have boring but quaint fun in the uni.I miss :(

Working yesterday was a pain from satan,but I am working away from office today,so I feel happy.Oh the silence,lack of beep noises.Oh the soothing voice of birds and woods.God bless remote internet and laptops with good battery lives.

Apart from that I am still happy with my sailing stint.Word of advice,you would be surprised how strongly sails change direction with the wind.If you are anywhere above 5’7,try to avoid being near the sails.

Oooh and yesterday got my paycheck.Bling bling. :)

Make a list of 43 Women, who women can look up to, & then learn at least 3 things about each of them.And,add quotes from brilliant women thinkers (read all 2 entries…)
Build the world you want to see.Be the change you want others to be.

“How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?”
― Anaïs Nin

The Great and Funny things in life to Remember (read all 47 entries…)
So great things...

I have an updated list on what I want to do,and a shot at working on it.Then Today,we had an old family friend come over and talked about how he and dad used to goof in college.was sweet.:)

I helped out the family a bit,felt good.I look stunning today,as remarked by everyone.My man and I are in still in contact and in love,and short for some insecurity and wild imagination,I am okay.:)

Work seems to be good,and 43 things seem to light me up ,so I will try to keep posting my life.

Other than that,Things are good.I seem to be in a zone,the focus is soo damn high,everything I do I obsess in it,compulsive disorder maybe.But I like it.

Collect my tiny inspirations in the day.. (read all 5 entries…)

This talk essentially talks about how internet was made,wikipedia,how people are choosing to respect privacy of victims more than media is,and how it is building more trust among all of us.The things they told,I definitely wanna try it,and help out.And frankly amazing examples of how internet is bringing positive change in the human community would be 43 things and you all are amazing.

“Feeling like the world is becoming less friendly? Social theorist Jonathan Zittrain begs to differ. The Internet, he suggests, is made up of millions of disinterested acts of kindness, curiosity and trust.

Jonathan Zittrain wants to make sure the electronic frontier stays open—and he’s looking to the Internet’s millions of users for its salvation. “

Keep fine tuning my goals (read all 5 entries…)
Goals list for my 22nd year

1.Recreating life scenarios by artistic mediums
2.Documenting vividness of life
3.Categorizing nature,universe,life force and love
4.Staying updated on the maths,physics,chemistry and computer anologies different unique perspective movies,documentaries that make me think and edit and create.
6.Improve vision and draw life
7.Get two plants and a cat
8.Create a fluid based routine
9.Engross in thought driven processes
10.sort out web knowledge and opportunities
11.resort bureaucracy
12.create music and learn
13.plan for ideas
14.plan and collaborate with people

reinvent myself (read all 10 entries…)
Time to update this..

First what in the past needs a bit improvement..

1.Looks instead of clothes..I have been able to work on the cultural idea,kind of hard?i need to get down to it,on the other hand my clothing is better.
2.Health..i drink atleast 6 glasses of water a day,need to update to 8,have established a better sleep routine than i ever had in my life,miraculously better but I have my weak days..either way I wake up at 6 every morning without an alarm clock,so I have a biorhythm. skin..rashes again,i think i know why,can resolve this easily,need to be focussed on detoxification
4.posture and walking..slumped a bit,spending all that time on a chair,will get better though,i will ensure that
5.mental reinvention :Better month than what has been for a long time,but still I get weak,i miss people
6.Life focusing on priorities,Updated,I am focussing on atleast something and better than i have in my entire life,I haven’t been spontaneous recently,but that will change soon.I am trying to sink in lot of emotional information.
7.spiritual reivention..started praying again.and the days went good :)
8.I have given chance for everyone to enter my life,in a good way or bad.still keeping a open heart,just seem to get caught up in walls.
9.I still love the man,with all my heart and soul :)
10.Time,better than ever,developing fluidity at work.

New list..

1.Financial reinvention..Earn at least 40 percent of my costs.Updated.
Learning reinvention..make your own disciplines and follow them,kind of a self enrolled school.updated
2.Physical reinvention..Be in the best shape I have ever been since I was born. =D started the process updated
3.Dreams reinvention..make a list of 5 things i want to finish,as in projects.Start working on them.Deadline,a year,still a bit vague,comes down to a website,2 books,2 other books,a small project for a room and outside.
Short term reinvention..small easily accomplished goals,same as above,deadline 6 months.easily accomplished goals,working on it.
4.Experience stats…Do something that just enriches my life..from travelling,to a new experience.doing updated.
5.And work on the previous list constantly.updated.gonna stay focussed.

Exploring my feminism,and aura (read all 14 entries…)
A shopping list

1-2 pair of shoes
a perfect pair of shades
a perfect pair of glasses
a cat
2 plants
a dress
inner wear
one sleep wear which is sooo feminine
contacts,a haircut

Develop a focused and peaceful mindset,in life and in spirit (read all 21 entries…)
30-4-2013 feeling the urge to shine on

“The goal is not to have but to be, not to own but to give, not to control but to share, not to subdue but to be in accord.”
- Abraham Heschel

“There are many more people trying to meet the right person than to become the right person.”
- Gloria Steinhem

“The world for me has no strangers, only friends I haven’t met.”
- Irish saying

“The work will teach you how to do it.”
- Estonian proverb
so true.i believe the best way to know about a work is to work it.

My insight:In the end,we are all different aged children.Children who have been trained,obedient bunch of kids.And all the life we are playing with,afre games,little games,big games,some more complicated for us to understand.Letting go of the rat race,and focussing in giving the best game you got,in the fluidity of emotion and thought,is the only thing we really need to do in life.

The Get Frustration out Blog (read all 31 entries…)
So update

So,an update on this really busy month.
I have joined up a company and I am still in the process of learning it,going through ups and downs,admittedly,the sitting 9-5 job routine gets on my nerve,and i havent been able to exercise atall except on weekends

I wanna carry this forward and use it as a platform to base architecture from,i got enrolled in something here,but it is not exactly architecture,which leads me into dismay,i miss my nights shifting in architecture,my friends,my love life,and a little distant dream that is away from the boredom i face here.But the great thing about challenges is,they make you who you are.And I am just trying to escape.

my life is as perfect as it could be financially,it is just that I am lonely.I miss my man,he is soo far away,and it gets hard not to get angry sometimes.People underestimate how much even physical presence of a person drives a relationship.I miss snuggling like a baby misses human touch.And then my friends back there are leaving to their lives as well.It feels a deconstruction of a world I was fond of.And that makes me sad.But as long as I understand it,I will make it back.

I am having a loss of passion these couple of days,partially because i rarely see sunlight,and getting accustomed to the rich food,kinda taking life granted.But i believe,i will make it.I dont know how,i dont know when,but i will.

I know this is the only way out,as for my studies,there might be more,and there is nothing i want but to pursue architecture.But life is being rough on me.And I have to take some hard choices.Right now,its not the world I want to have,but it is the best world i cant get.So for now,this month,this moment,I am grateful.

Wish the wonderful sitruunapuu a very happy birthday on Mar 20; one that filled with endless cheers, infinite love & wisdom, positive energy, joy and smiles ~
I am late -_-

But happy birthday sitruunapuu!I wish you a year of incredibly gorgeous Spanish men,the state of samadhi,wisdom and health of every kind.I wish you bliss from de-attachment of everything material,and wish you kindness and love.I wish you endless gifts of life which you never seeked,or seeked subconsciously.I wish you nature and everything beautiful about it in your life.

And now to make it up,here is a hot spanish guy, Verdasco I found browsing the internet.

Make a list of 43 Women, who women can look up to, & then learn at least 3 things about each of them.And,add quotes from brilliant women thinkers (read all 2 entries…)
1# Audrey Hepburn

Despite being one of the most well known icons of the Hollywood Industry,I believe Audrey Hepburn has always been praised less than she deserved .She is also one of the reasons I regret not being born an earlier era. Media usually reports her for her acting or her beauty or her being a fashion icon,But rarely for her incredible intelligence, versatility and creativity.

Here is essentially her timeline

She never knew her father till she grew much older and searched for him herself.

By the age of 5,she started participating in ballet.

She spoke English, Dutch, French, Spanish and Italian fluently.

She was an agent against the Nazi occupation for the Dutch Resistance,and used to carry messages in her ballet slippers.

She escaped twice after being surrounded by German troopers by use of her cuteness.

Her family went through the famine,holocaust,and a brutal war during her childhood years.

Hepburn suffered from malnutrition, developed acute anemia, respiratory problems, and edema during her childhood years.

She also raised money with her ballet performances for the Dutch Resistance. Audrey Hepburn, one of the most tiniest and frailest thing on screen, once fought for the freedom of a country with ballet.

All this was before the age of 16 years.

At the age of 16,she moved to Amsterdam and studied with one of the world’s leading ballet teachers.Then acted in musical theaters till 1953,when she was just 22 years of age.

Then was told,after all she had been through,that she cannot be accepted as a prima ballerina,as she is too tall and too thin.

At the age of 23 she acted in Roman Holiday ,which resulted in her an Academy and Golden Globe award in 1954.She spanned out working in several different films, winning three BAFTA awards and the Tony award. She would later do voice over for a children which would result in her having an Emmy and a Grammy award.

She got numerous awards for her work including the Presidential Medal of Freedom in UNICEF,spanning over countries in South America, Asia and Africa .

She was a fashion icon and set example for the world to follow what she wore, the way she carried herself and her classiness.

She became known as one of the most iconic beauties of the Hollywood industry, known for her charisma, photogenic beauty, and innocence.

She became one of the most iconic actresses of the 60s and of all time, which by my understanding is her least accomplishment.

Audrey Hepburn had two miscarriages, two failed marriages, and found stability in love only in her last 9 years of her life.For someone as beautiful,incredible and lovable as Hepburn,I find it amazing she could have troubles in love.Men in 60s were idiots.

*She had survived through a brutal war, through famine and starvation. She dealt with terrible health problems in her life, faced the usual criticism and love (maybe a bit exaggerated for her love) a Hollywood star faced.

Yet,she never coveted the role; she got what life gave her and made the best of it. She has always been grateful for what she had, always been optimistic and having faith.

She was always willing to lend a hand, hug the most terribly starved and people suffering from illnesses. None of her fame ever affected who she truly was.

In her frail body, lied an immense store of strength, creativity, zeal, passion and above all selflessness, kindness and humility and love for all mankind.

There is nothing not inspirational about her.

Three things to learn..
1. Faith.Faith in tomorrow, in people, in a dream, in miracles.

2. To accept life unconditionally and without seeking for happiness, and madly cope up with anything that comes by.

3. Never think of what others think of you, it is not your business.

4.” For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”

And now quotes from Audrey Hepburn..

“I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.”

“I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.”

“People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.”
“I never think of myself as an icon. What is in other people’s minds is not in my mind. I just do my thing.”

live debt-free (read all 7 entries…)
Well.. :)

Well essentially I paid off my dorm debt,which meant a great thing for me.In this past year I have completely reduced my expenses.I am down on zero,but that is a plus.Now to actually saving something up.

read 12 books (read all 6 entries…)
Mostly technical books..March and February

Architecture Structures
Web Designing for dummies 5 in 1 edition

Read One Technical Book (read all 5 entries…)
This book has been up for ages but crossed off the list

Web designing for dummies.the 5 in all edition.

The Great and Funny things in life to Remember (read all 47 entries…)
43 things..

You all are amazing.Right now my life has got a bit hectic due to the 9 to 9 working and studying,but thank you for the cheers.Its wonderful to have this community of such supporting people here.By far 43 things is one of my top favorite sites,and you all are amazing and incredibly positive people. =)

I am trying really hard to push myself.And trying to reach the other side.My man and I are still in contact and are trying to save up to meet up each other.So that’s sweetness.

I have a few challenges that I have to take care of and shackles that I have to break.I will.=) This week I will bring happy news.

See you on the other side,Till then I hope I will be closer to what I want to be.Thank you so much for the support =)

Develop a focused and peaceful mindset,in life and in spirit (read all 21 entries…)
Day 31..

Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve.”
- The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, J

The Get Frustration out Blog (read all 31 entries…)
Family Woes..

It’s like being a teenager all over again.Being with your family,you can easily see where you got your rudimentary strengths and weaknesses.My mother is an incredible strong, passionate and financially independent woman.She is an incredibly good human being.But her fire leads her to terrible fears,and my mother is a fear prone person.When it is not fears it is self pity and shame,when not that,it is wallowing over how lonely and empty she is.All my life growing up I tried to make her life perfect,make her stronger and happier,and be a “good” daughter so that she will be happy.But from the day I have known her,I haven’t been able to change that attitude.My mother doesn’t believe in listening to others,and distrusts “those self help” books.When she had love or did not,she always complained how lonely she is.She always complains how she has to do everything herself,even when people help her out.My mother has her in her center of universe of pain,and from years of trying in vain,I have come to the conclusion she likes being a martyr victim/struggler. My dad on the other hand is the complete opposite and they have been married for 22 years.Anyways back to the strengths and weaknesses.Growing up I was an incredibly insecure and wallowing spoilt brat.It was having friends from outside that made me aware that I was wrong.When I met people who braved worse than me,but could easily smile and carry out their day,it made me question this great struggle I had.I found my need to get attention from others by victimization get another need of being self sufficient and in balance.The word balance.I found people who own that word,and even as I try everyday,I find it remarkable how some people manage to perfect that zen core.

Now I have a little brother,who is kind of anti social.I love him,but I want him to escape from home sometimes,be free,find his own self.I want him to experience life,and know his spirit.But that wont happen,when he is in the house,stuck gaming alone in the house with my parents.So this is how people loose peace,when they set out to try to help those who don’t wish to be helped.

The Kaizen Blog (read all 16 entries…)

I know I havent been around much…

But I am just in this really zen focus in my life at work.Also I have way too many doc tests to do.If I manage to end it,it would be perfect.

I think its time the master your body and mind goal should be started.I am aiming for the closest to zen i can be..

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