Don’t Stop Till You Drop: Bucket List

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My gmail girls and I got to emailing about what we wanted to do before we die. Some of us dream a lot bigger and brighter than others (shout out to Nadine!) but we all agreed that there are a lot of things we would like to accomplish before we leave this Earth. Here’s my bucket list.
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When You Love Someone

when you love someone

Alrighty, I think I’m ready to talk about the last two years of my life, relationship wise. I am not really one to discuss it outside of my gmail girls and a few other close friends but I hope that in sharing, I can reach to someone who has been through the same thing.

Well, I met someone that really changed my LIFE. At first, I found him to be a little obnoxious but I think that is what attracted me to him the most. In the beginning, it was like the most beautiful dream I could ever be in while awake. You know the usual feelings that come with meeting someone new. Your heart beats extra fast when you see, hear, or speak with them. You get the shakes and faint feeling. You really cannot get enough of that person. That is how I felt pretty much all the time.

We spent a lot of time together. A….lot. My friends reading this know and are probably shaking their heads up and down in agreement because they have witnessed this. I enjoyed every minute of it. At the time I kept telling them and myself that it is “nothing serious”. “We’re just friends.” “I’m not looking for a relationship.” Every time I recounted an event, they seemed worried because I was going into a path that would not lead to a happy ending. They never failed to tell me, “Lucy, you are in a relationship.” To them, the things we did, only couples would do. Now, I can agree.

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Travel Destinations Near Water

Here are some pictures I’ve taken of travel destinations over the course of 2009 that made me proud. Climbing temples, diving into deep blue seas and taking in the sights from around the world are a few things I’ll never forget from my travels. The world is a beautiful place!

Here are a few travel destinations near water that I’ve been to:

Belize, Central America

On Top of the World
Xunantunich Archeology Site
Belize, Central America
March 2009
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HAITI: Bruised But Not Broken

haiti earthquake

On January 12, 2010, our world was forever changed by the devastating earthquake that left the people of Port-au-Prince Haiti in shambles. The hurt, pain and suffering that the world felt due to this horrible situation is being displayed through efforts to make a difference and help those in need.

A friend of mine is writing a story entitled “Earthquake in Haiti hits home with Haitian Americans” and asked me if I would answer a few questions for her. Being of Haitian heritage, it was the least I could do to share how this disaster has changed my life.

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Earlier last week, Atlantans received the shock of their lives when temperatures dropped to bone chilling degrees. With wind chills that felt like six degrees, no one dared to leave their homes because of the cold but mostly because of the black ice. Atlanta is not known for massive amounts of snow but black ice will close schools and businesses for a few days.

I ventured out one of those days and found this surprise under my car. Icicles! The reflection of the setting sun left a red hue on the black ice on the pavement. One of God’s many wonders at work.

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I have this thing with fear–it takes over my life. It limits my growth and potential. It controls what I need to get done in order to move on. Because I doubted myself and my skills, I found any and every excuse not to take pictures the way that I wanted for this particular blog. I set goals and never achieve them. I get fed up and want to try again and then quit before I can fail. But the reality is that in not trying, I have already failed as well.

I’m starting again. I’m putting myself out there again. And I’m hoping for the best. Others see potential in me that sometimes I don’t see myself. Truthfully, I hate letting others down more than I hate letting myself down.

All this to say, I will have a new post later today. No more being distant. 🙂

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Like the Fig Tree

fig treeIt’s only day two of blogging and I’m already fearful. You see, I have two blogs. This, being my personal one, and the other being a project. Please check it out:

Something about me: I hate to fail. So in order to avoid that, I will avoid trying. At this point in my 24 years of life, I should realize that I cannot avoid failures, setbacks or disappointments. It happens. But I’m afraid that I will not have enough passion to finish through and I’ve only just begun.

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Journey Through Life

Today I took a walk through the nature trail in my apartment. It was really cold but the sun provided the right amount of heat to keep my blood pumping. I came to these steps and thought..hmmm…what’s the symbolism of these steps in my life? It symbolizes my journey and the jagged path that I will have to take to reach my goals. These steps symbolize my journey through life. Day one of a new year complete.
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Happy New Year!!!

Hello everyone!!!

I’m not sure what to say right now. This is my first time blogging and I’m not sure if I’m going to use this as a place to rant and rave about my life’s ups and downs or what, I don’t know. But anyway, welcome!!

A little about me: I’m….less than average. I know, many people say this about themselves all the time but really, I am! I’m weird. I’d like to call myself…simply complex. And maybe I make myself that way. You can be the judge of that later. Let’s see, I’m pretty selfish and stubborn when it comes to my life and how I like things done. I’ve been told I’m a little close-minded as well, with a splash of guardedness. I sound like a total mess. But are there any perfect people?!

In the last year or two, I’ve learned a lot about myself that I will share in future posts. Right now, I’ll just say that I’m looking forward to MAJOR change this year. I’ll keep you all posted.

A toast to great things to come.


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In 2010

Yay! It’s New Year’s Eve and my very first post!
Well, first off, my name is Lucy and this blog is my year long project. I was inspired to do this after watching the movie Julie & Julia. One of the characters, Julie Powell, decides to cook 524 recipes in 365 days from Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking book. After watching the movie, I realized how simple it really is to bring my dreams into actualization. I am challenging myself to take one picture a day for 365 days.
I graduated from college with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication, hoping to pursue photojournalism but not putting any effort to get the work done outside of my school work. Seven months later, I’m still in the same position: direction-less. I know this is not the place that God wants me to be so I’m going to work on my destiny.
My desire is to create photos that are worthy of being examined beyond the obvious. In, 2010, I aspire to use my creativity to produce respectable work. I hope that you will see the way I see the world through my eyes.
SEE you next year.
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