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Resolutions for the Real World

I think I’ve been in a funk for a while at Yale because I’m caught up in a routine of things that aren’t always everything I know I love.

So resolutions for when I get out into the real world:

1. Start eating clean, vegan, and raw whenever I can.  I’ve been thinking about it for a while, but the dining halls are hard to do as a vegan unless you like bland raw tofu. Tonight’s vegan night with Claire and Henry proved to me that I can get the protein and nutrients I need with beans and veggies, and still feel full and happy.  And so much more energetic than I usually feel after dinner at Henry’s place!

2. Go back to yoga twice a week, every week.  I miss the strength and flexibility I felt while doing yoga frequently, and the airy feeling after a good yoga session.  I miss being able to twist and contort my body and not feel pain.  And I miss feeling my arms shake and muscles I didn’t even know I had contract.

3. Run. Far and Fast.  This has been on my mind ever since I started listening to Runaway on repeat.  Freshman year, I used to run mile after mile just to ignore whatever problem was on my plate.  And then I just stopped.  I miss the feeling of the pavement slapping my feet and the sunshine on my face.  I miss the feeling of burning, empty lungs and the tiny voice in the back of my mind going “You’re almost there. Just a few more blocks.  You really can do this.”  I never felt more fit than when I was running, and I miss the love I had for my body in that moment.

4. Keep up the things I do now that I do love.  I’ve often complained that I will never dance again after Yale. I’ll never find a dance group that I love as much as Danceworks.  But I know that’s just not true.  I may have to focus on a particular style, but I will find a studio somewhere, wherever I am.  And I can always find a local community theater and volunteer to help with youth acting classes.  I don’t have to give up everything I know and love just because it’s not handed to me.  I can go out and search for happiness, because I am an adult and that’s what adults do.

Next step, keep a resolution for once in my life.

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sheisdrawntothefire:

Fun Fact: I am VERY bad at hydrating myself. If I ever die unexpectedly it’s probably because I just forgot to drink water for a week. 

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elizabitchtaylor:

she wears short skirts, I wear t-shirts

she’s cheer captain and I respect her right to wear whatever she wants and participate in traditionally ‘feminine’ activities because I understand that life is not about condemning another woman’s personal choices just because she doesn’t ‘deserve’ the boy i have a crush on

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drugxchurch:

Nothing has ever been so relevant to my life.
chubby-bunnies:

I am in love with my body. Every single flaw makes me feel beautiful because they are unique and even though others may have similar flaws they arent identical to mine. Some days I dance naked in the mirror just to give myself a show. I deserve to feel sexy no matter what society thinks.
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Update

Boys are still cute.  Like really really cute.

When it rains, it pours!  And I’ve never been so happy to dance around in the rain.