bottlesI loved the color scheme and feel of this and had to share it! Its just so lovely and I can’t even tell you exactly why!

 

Semester coming to a close

I cannot believe that it is already the end of the semester! Where did the time go?? Although this blog was started and part of a class, I am definitely going to be continuing to use it and create posts! I invite everyone to still do so with their blogs that are from my class as we all go forth in our creative journeys. So please continue to check out my blog even after this wonderful class ends tomorrow!

And to everyone else, thanks for checking out my blog! I really appreciate it and hope that you continue to enjoy my posts!

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Quotes I love about finding your purpose in this world

“Embrace the question… live into the answer.” -Rilke

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell

“The privilege of a life time is being who you are.” – Joseph Campbell

“Life is without meaning. You bring meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning.” – Joseph Campbell

“If you’re not happy, the world isn’t going to be happy.” (You cant change the world, you can only change yourself and how you view it.)
Hopefully these quotes give you something to think about and get all of you guys who are in school like I am some inspiration to get through finals!

Optimism: Raising your Happiness Set Point

Everyone knows what optimism is. But do you know how to become more optimistic?

In one of my classes I am taking this semester we explored this idea a bit and I thought it was very interesting and valuable information to share with all of you lovely people! You have an optimism set point. Research has shown that even if you win the lottery or have something positive like that happen in your life, you will always come back to the same level of happiness and optimism as you had before (your set point). This means that we should all strive to have a high optimism set point because no matter what external things happen, you will always be at that point. Its in your control.

So lets look at how you can make that set point higher shall we?

The 10 steps that you can take to being more optimistic:

1) Realize that Life is Difficult. We are born live and die and that’s a hard gig to have. We have to embrace it and live life fully!

2) Control what you can and accept and use what you can’t

3) Embrace Change. Our world is always changing, come to peace with it. Life is change.

4) “This too shall pass.” If you are in a hard place, realize that it wont last forever.

5) Foster Resilience. Be a resilient human being who can deal with and grow from adversity.

6) Create positive news. Don’t watch the news. Stay informed, but don’t sit and fill your head with sad, stressful fearful things. Everything on the news is pessimistic (for the most part), and most news are things that you have no control over or can do anything about.

7) No dream will work unless you do! Put energy into you, that’s what matters most so love yourself. Eat well. Be happy. Work on you!

8) Teach/share/service. Do something for no pay. You will feel fulfilled.

9) Be connected to your purpose. Have a reason to exist. It doesn’t need to be something big and lofty, but it needs to be there and you need to commit to it. (you have it, you just have to figure it out!)

10) Become the architect of your own future. You are in control of your lie. Create a vision and take control of what you can!

11) (Yes I did say 10 steps, but this one is a bonus one!) Write down 3-5 things you are grateful for each day or was good in your day. You will see a significant increase in your quality of life and happiness level within 20 days research shows.

So think about these things and go and try to raise your happiness set point! Why wouldn’t you since you can?!

Holiday Nails!

I love nail polish especially when its for special occasions  and the holidays are the perfect time for fun nails! Here are some really cute ones that I have seen that I plan to pull inspiration for when I paint my nails this season! Unfortunately, despite the fact that I love painting as a hobby, and consider myself not half bad at it if I say so myself, I struggle at painting my nails when I try to get fancy but I can always give it a good effort! Maybe if I actually make one of these designs work I will post my own pictures!

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Beautiful Harry Potter themed “Vintage Travel Posters”

I came across these posters today and I absolutely love them! I love vintage travel posters so much and we have several hanging on the walls in my house. I also love Harry Potter. So combine the two and you have something truly amazing! These posters where posted on flickr by Caroline Hadilaksono who I assume is the artist! I love that the posters aren’t in-your-face Harry Potter and are their own pieces of artwork, but they still have that magic. tumblr_mcxvsj6pTI1qg77k1o1_500tumblr_mcxvsj6pTI1qg77k1o3_500tumblr_mcxvsj6pTI1qg77k1o2_500