Monthly Archives: March 2010

Attention Span = Zero

When I was a teenager, I was always the girl that wanted it until she had it…and then not so much anymore. I was like this when it came to clothes, boys and even places I lived. Until I met a boy that seemed to hold my attention,well for the most part. I kind of assumed that the rest was just a phase you know, and one that I’d obviously out grown. Boy was I wrong. 

I should have taken the fact that I felt an undying urge to break up with him every year, over a period of 6 years none the less, as a sign. But I didn’t. I told myself it was just cold feet, fear of commitment and whatever else made me feel better. Denial anyone? The only other thing that seemed to hold my attention was writing. It was the only thing that I did completely effortlessly, when I was writing about something I liked of course. But as I started writing as a “career,” somewhere along the line I lost why I wanted to write in the first place. Ultimately, losing the pure fun of it. 

Now, after writing for various publications and covering various topics over that past 5 years or so, I seem to be at a crossroads. I’m not really finding the topics I cover all that interesting. For a while, in Miami, I covered all and everything fashion. In the beginning, I liked it so much that I nearly transfered to A.I. and changed my major. Thanks goodness I didn’t because a year into it, I got bored. So I stopped attending the shows, even for fun, and started writing about music. I never really got bored of music, but I did realize that I’m not a very good critic. I’m too soft. It’s just not in me to give a bad review. Ever. So that didn’t last long. 

Then I did food and restaurants, which I still do and it’s fun. I also worked a little PR, putting together some events and doing some national reporting for non-profits. That, for me, was very fun. I’ve always enjoyed helping people and raising awareness. It’s actually why I decided to b a writer. I wanted to open up world to things they refused to see. Spread kindness and compassion as opposed to negativity and hate. I wanted to stand for something and serve a purpose. 

That’s not something I can really do previewing local events and artists. Not that I don’t like interviewing creative people and writing them up. If I find artwork that moves me, which is the only kind I write about, I like to share it. Spread the word. I especially like artists that are bold and righteous and stand for something real. So that’s something I hope to continue doing. 

Still, for some reason I can’t seem to do one thing at a time causing me to end up with several unfinished projects. I write articles. I write songs. I write stories and poems. I make jewelry. I paint when inspired. I blog…sometimes. But again, I tend to do all these things simultaneously and rarely finish them all. I feel like I’m in need of a change, not necessarily a big one, just a change. 

Hmm where to begin…

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4.4 Earthquake hits Los Angeles at 4:04 am this morning!

I guess it’s a good thing I hadn’t gotten to bed yet cause if I have to wake up to the rumbling and serious shakes my house just endured, oh man. Let’s just say I would have had a serious panic attack. Serious. 

It was kind of weird though. I was at the computer, with both feet flat on the floor because I was about to go to go to sleep and kept hearing a rumbling. I thought maybe the AC was on the fritz so I just ignored it. Then, suddenly, the ground starts to sway…stronger and stronger. Until it feels like waves underneath my feet. I swear, I was just waiting for the tile to break apart from all the waves. All I could do was grip the desk and hope it didn’t continue to get stronger. I don’t know how people freak out and actually get under a table, I FROZE. I actually did think about the table and how I should get under it…but nope. Just sat there. Frozen. Freaking out, in my head. 

That just totally blew my mind. I mean I’ve had my share of natural disasters, but they tend to be more water related in Miami. I guess I can actually say I’ve felt an earthquake now. Somehow, I’m not so overjoyed. Hmm. 

If you’re curious, here’s the Earthquake Report.

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NYC is reclaiming Guns, one piece at a time.

As part of the Gun Reclamation Project in NYC, design duo B-Side has crafted a line of  extra haute necklaces and rings. With proceeds from each sale going towards the program which buys back guns in the city, it’s easy to see why people are getting fired up. All joking aside, with the crime rates in NYC as high as they are, the D.A. has collected over 5700 guns since 2008. Making the city a better place one sale at a time. These are a few of the necklaces I found the most interesting. 

This one in particular I think is pure genius. 

I liked this one too.

I could totally see myself wearing it with a black tee and jeans, giving it a funky kind of edge. 

Then there’s some like this where, me personally, would seriously injure myself with. Sharp and pointy is a no no for me.


Like what you see? Check them out at B-Side and support a good cause. 

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3. Switch up the way you do your hair-it can affect your frame of mind.

This one actually happened by accident, the other night when I was getting ready for an event at Em & Co. I casually clipped up my hair to the side, all up with a few curls hanging out, to iron out my bangs and when I looked in the mirror (aka my Mom) for a final inspection…thought “hmm this looks kinda cute.” So it stayed, all clipped up on one side like a new, hip version of the classic 80’s side ponytail we were all subject to way back when. 

I never would have considered such a small thing as how I wear my hair to affect my state of mind, and yet it did. As women, we tend to change our hair to symbolize a new phase in our lives. Whether we cut it or color it, the change is always obvious. But changing how I style it, adds a subtle change to my demeanor while lifting a huge weight off my mind. I felt carefree and girly, but most importantly I felt like myself  in a way that I hadn’t for a long time. 

All because wearing my hair in a casually styled kind of way. Go figure huh?

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