My mother is the eldest of six children. For the majority of her life, she has been a practicing nurse. We all know that the eldest child has a tendency to be the bossy, know-it-all type. Well, not my mother. Before she even became a mother, she was a mother to many. She has always had a caring and nurturing disposition.
I’ve worn glasses since I was a junior in high school and since then, I’ve gone through six pair of frames. I love the versatility of eyeglasses. One day I’m school teacher chic, the next day I’m classy hippie. Every year or two, I get the itch to purchase new frames. It’s like GlassesUSA.com read my mind because they reached out to me with a sweet deal.
A friend of mine posted an intriguing photo about a new documentary. She said it was a love story so of course I looked it up. After seeing a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, I knew it would be a must-see. Cutie and the Boxer chronicles the difficulties in life and love of two creative individuals. Married to each other and to their crafts, boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and artist Noriko Shinohara sacrifice everything for their art.
So excited to feature a guest post by friend and fellow blogger, Danielle of Olive Juice & S’Mores blog. I reached out to her about collaborating because she has such a fun style, reflective of her personality. I saw a few of her Winter posts on Instagram and just knew a cool covering of her style is just the dusting this blog needed. So for today, we’ve switched blogs. Check hers out for my post. Don’t be shy, show her some love.
So you quit your day job for your day-dream and now your day-dream is turning into a nightmare. Or something like that. Well, don’t panic. If you, like me, still feel strongly about your decision to leave a position, remember why you did it and keep on believing.
I’ll admit, today wasn’t the most inspiring of days but I always come across some hopefel reads that lift my spirits. According to Forbes, 2014 is the year for women entrepreneurs. That’s exciting and encouraging because we’re all in the same boat: shifting our dreams into fruition. Glass ceiling what?! Tuh.
So before that day-dream of yours turns into a full-on nightmare, try these four things.
One of my favorite blogs to read is by Nicole Antoinette of A Life Less Bullshit blog. Besides the fact that her main objective is living a bullshit-free life (lol to the name), she is completely transparent and 100% dedicated to helping you and I stop living these fake ass lives. Today I received an email from her about a monthly review of the goals that she set for herself and her blog. I thought it was awesome of her to share it with us and now I’m sharing it with you. Check out the template for yourself, then read mine below.
Three years ago, I was snowed in my apartment, blogging through it all. Today, I’m at my parents house watching it all unfold again on TV. Whether you’re in Atlanta right now or not, seeing the snow that hit the city has left everyone perplexed.
Early yesterday afternoon, it was all lovely. There was a stillness outside that was almost spooky. Slowly, the snow sprinkled from the sky. But by 12:30pm, situations changed dramatically for all.
I mean, Winter has to be the most unrelenting of all seasons, isn’t it?
I’ve been trying to find a way to make this blog a more interactive experience and my friend Lydie gave me the BEST idea. As you know, I love to share whatever is beautiful on Lucy’s Pearls but I’d love for you to feel like you can share your thoughts on here as well.
So what is a ghost writer?
That’s not exactly what you’ll be doing here. Yes, your writing will be anonymous but I will not be taking credit for it.
Maybe you write for work and would love to write for pleasure but do not want to start a blog.
Maybe you just don’t want to start a blog but would love to get your thoughts out online.
Maybe what you want to write about doesn’t belong on your blog.
Maybe you’re just too shy and would much rather submit anonymously just because.
Maybe you just love reading this blog and you just want to be included, not just in the comments.
So many reasons!
West-Indian people are some of the most intriguing and amusing folks I know.
You need the truth? Ask someone from the islands.
Speaking of truth, there are some things that Haitians, in particular, do, that really give me pause.