we sing to the dogs or whoever

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My lips have cola on them, and I swallow the fizz to sooth my aching throat. I guess you could say I'm always sick. Or you could use a translator, and it might say,... I'm a constant complainer.  If my heads not pounding, my tummy is sore. If my tummy isn't sore, I've got a runny nose.  Me and my health, it's a never ending story. But I'm seeing doctors, and I'm taking steps. I'm running, and I'm sleeping, and I'm cooking veggies, and I'm bathing in fruit, and I'm stretching the paths of my brain, until my body becomes healthy again.  I mean, at the end of the day, what else is there to do? You can try to be healthy in your soul. You can try to be healthy in your bones.  And sometimes it's not enough.

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The sun played with my cheeks yesterday. And painted them rosy. Today, there is no sun. The clouds darken the highways, and the oak trees draw no shadows. I'm feeling stretched by worries, and unforgiving to-do lists.  Life hands me lists, and today is a paint-by-numbers-kind-of-day. I'm just painting numbers, filling lines, I'm not allowed to think, or freely draw my day. There is life to be undone, and my journey needs progress. There's school to finish. There's risks to take. There's parties to attend. There's wine to be drank. There's money to be made.  There's a good life awaiting. There's a sun peek-a-booing behind the clouds. I just need to learn how to hug bad days.

 Let bad days go away. Let the sun shine on my cheeks again!

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I must tell you. Everyday, I'm learning.  Learning shades of the sky
, learning the myriad complexity of emotions, learning how to walk on marshmallows, learning how to be Amy.  Life is grand, and sorrowful, and beautiful,  and enchanting. I'll unbuckle this seatbelt that's keeping me from, well, me.  I'll always be learning, but it's time I start living. Not living for my teachers, or the friends who meet me by the bay, not for the loved ones who whisper sweet nothings, and certainly not for those who wrinkle my soul. It's time to put on my selfish head, and transform into a shellfish.

I will continue, and forever, sprinkle love onto others like table salt at supper.
But I'll wake up with the purpose, and that purpose will be for me. Amy. ^_^

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Love doves, and my shining lights, It's Halloween! I must stop dwelling! I'm done being a hummmmbug. There's pumpkins to carve, and vampires to greet, and witches to chase. It's a lovely time of year. A time for candy apples, and caramel corn. It's the only time of year you can get away with being something your not. So I'm dressing as a baseball player.... and I'm drinking tea, and wine, and casting shadows with candlelight. I'll be kissing werewolves, and laughing. Oh, I'll be laughing.

What are you dressing up as? Do tell!
XOXOXO

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dress; value village $6
sweater; winners $20
hat; H&M $13
shoesies; winners $40

34 comments:

  1. Anonymous31.10.10

    You are an angel and deserve everything to be nice in your life. I love your hat here! you look nice in hats. Unlike me. I am awful in hats :P keep up the blog

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  2. You are so precious Amy


    I love your hat
    and your dress you found at Value Village? It's adorable
    A very fall like outfit.


    I'm being an apple for Halloween
    Thought of you
    I know you love them Apples!

    Best luck <3

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  3. Lovely post!! I love your outfit!!

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  4. http://bearcatla.blogspot.com/

    happy halloween from bear cat!

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  5. So so so pretty! I love this outfit! XOXO, Natalya

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  6. I really love this look. All the grey makes me happy! I am in love with those shoes. THey are amazing!

    thequeenofwanderlust.blogspot.com

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  7. Matthew31.10.10

    You are one tough cookie,
    pumpkin cookie?
    My favorite kind of cookie.
    Will you be my cookie?

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  8. That dress is just too cute!

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  9. Gorgeous outfit!

    agitarsimonroe.blogspot.com

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  10. i love the cardi-coat...tres comfy...you look adorable....and has a beautiful way of putting down words...lovely hair...it shines...:)..
    much love...
    biosous...

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  11. Wow I just adore reading your posts! So beautiful!
    Your sense of layering is wonderful!

    Ayesha

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  12. Wow!!!))) Very, very, very, beautiful style my dear, lovely post&blog!!!

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  13. Hi! Love love love this outfit! I follow you! Your blog is very different;) kisses

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  14. looking really lovely from H to T!!!! :D :D

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  15. This outfit is gorgeous, i love the chunky cardi! x

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  16. Hayhay!
    How are you? Your blog is great and I love your style! I'm glad that I've visited yours.

    Please, check mine, & maybe we can follow eachother? + join my giveaway!

    Thanks and love,
    Cindy

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  17. Such a pretty outfit. Love the way you put it all together! You have fab hair btw!

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  18. Anonymous1.11.10

    The tights are to die for! Gotta love betsey ;)

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  19. thanks for the sweet comment; i love that slouchy sweater of yours. for my shoot i used an old minolta with classic black and white film.
    take care xx

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  20. Anonymous1.11.10

    lovin' the argyles! are those knee socks or tights? where did you get them?

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  21. wooow! You've a really great chic style ! Love it! Thank's for visit my blog, Hugs from Spain!

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  22. Such a pretty dress! And I love that cozy looking sweater.

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  23. love your hat so much!
    you have a lovely blog

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  24. Anonymous2.11.10

    pretty as the ocean

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  25. Your layers are fabulous! <3

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  26. this outfit is totally adorable! each piece looks like its too much but when put together matches with everyone else and it doesn't look like too much :)

    i was catwoman last halloween. see pics on my blog X

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  27. Every post I read lately seems about people turning around in life to LIVE life. There is such a difference between living and existing.
    Live it up. I totally agree with you . .. put those selfish boots on, piss everyone else off and do it all for yourself.

    Love the outfit too.

    http://simonevanon.blogspot.com

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  28. I love this outfit! you look awesome!
    come follow me I will follow back!

    xx
    www.fashionrnbw.blogspot.com

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  29. Look at your hair! It's gorgeous!

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  30. love beanies!! and that chunky sweater is great!

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  31. I love your blog and this outfit, please check this
    I hope you like it

    http://colgadoenelarmario.blogspot.com/

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  32. love the snippets of pink. esp. ur lippie! X

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  33. Gorgeous. Off to explore.

    Leigha

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