Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I'm tattooed in your mind...never to let go

I wanted to share a cute video of my Dachshund, "Bleak". When I got my new tattoo, he must have been quite concerned for me. The morning after I got it, I awoke to him stretching over the mountain of blankets sniffing at my slightly revealed new ink. I figured I'd see where this went before I shooed him away(it tickled!). He then crawled over the blankets and stared down my tattoo for a second before he proceeded to bury it with blankets! here's the video I took days later. he continued to do this until it healed. :)

And I also have an announcement! I have applied to rescue a dachshund from I did this back before christmas. However it's been alot of waiting...and I expected alot more waiting! I got a call recently about one specific dachsie, then an email with some info about two others! So far this one looks promising. :D

Meet Jackson!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Pet owners(or anyone), please watch! :)

If you are a pet owner, or even just a pet lover, please take a few minutes out of your day to watch this. very insightful. Watch the entire thing. Or else! >:c

Friday, March 4, 2011

Leave everything behind...

*rocks out to Amaranthe*


Oh ok. So this post is mostly meant for me. I would like to collect my thoughts on a certain subject. I've just been thinking of how much my opinion on it has changed.

The subject; Relationships.

And when I say relationships, I am referring to both romantic, and also friendships(in some parts).

So back in the day I believed I would meet the right man for me, and we'd end up together forever. I was never stupid and thought of this in the fairytale sense, just for the record. I also believe you should never look for a significant other(and I still think this way).

Well, that was for my current thoughts.

So I believe that from every relationship, both romantic and non-romantic, we gain something from it. Life is about experiencing things and learning. Both good and bad. You learn so much. There is not a relationship that I regret. Even if it ended horribly. I have gained so much from that and I am so much stronger and a better person for it.

Before, if I felt there was a contributing factor to possible relationship that I thought would make it fail, I wouldn't even go there thinking it was a waste of time. I was trying to avoid getting hurt every possible way. But now I think if there is something to be gained from it, so what if I get hurt? I am strong enough to get on with my life.

I don't believe in soulmates. I think we are like puzzles. There isn't just one fit. There are many.

We start our relationships based off our certain needs at the time. But our needs change and their are very few people that continue to meet these for a lifetime. I'm not saying it never happens! It's just rare. I've had one good friend for most of my life and we are still friends. So it's possible. Just extremely rare.

So because our needs change, we should take from our relationships what we can, and then move on if need be, instead of dwelling in a lost cause. People are so caught up in not "being alone". Well, if you didn't ditch your friends when you got a boyfriend/girlfriend, you wouldn't ever truly be alone. -.- I get so tired of this excuse.

So yeah, here I am now more than willing to accept the fact that I will have multiple boyfriends in my life. I honestly don't believe I will be with one person forever. But who knows! And I'm content with that. I actually kind of think my purpose is to...hmm, how to word this...basically I get with a guy. Guy has issues, I stay with them and help them through it the best I can and then move on. Guy may or may not get better. I guess I try my best to be an eye opener. I think because I've conquered my own demons. I understand.

Hmmm...I have probably left something out...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A new age dawns..???

This blog is brought on by a train of thought from a possible opportunity. If it's what I think it is, it is kind of a big deal. But I'll get to that after!

First, I would like to share with you a life changing journey. Calling it "life changing" isn't really an exaggeration either.

This story takes place about two years ago when I randomly decided to look up bellydance dvds. I have always had an interest in it and decided what would it hurt to buy a instructional dvd and check it out? So as I was looking I came across this one, and if you knew me, you'd know why it immediately caught my eye. ;)
I then looked up Rachel Brice(the perdy lady on the dvd cover) and realized there are many types of bellydance. Rachel does Tribal Fusion. I immediately fell in love with it after watching videos on youtube. Long story short, I then sought out lessons in this style. I found a teacher who also has interest in this style. Unfortunately, there isn't much demand for tribal around here so she can't base her lessons off that. So between lessons from her, and many Tribal dvd's, I have learned alot in these two years.

Now what's life changing about bellydance is that it also lead me to yoga, which I absolutely adore as well. It's the only form of exercise that I enjoy and keep up with! (Just for the record, alot of bellydancers do yoga as a form of strength training, and also for the increased flexibility. Not to mention as a warm up for bellydance.)

Over these two years, I have indulged in a much healthier, fulfilling lifestyle. I take care of my body now, which I never did before(you only have one afterall). I was actually...dare I say, opposed to exercise and health in general. And with the healthier lifestyle, it also lead me to vegan-ism. My main reason for being vegan is animal rights, but the health benefits are definitely a big part of it too. I'm just so much more compassionate and selfless now and I love it. And it all started with bellydance! I could go on and on about this...but I'll stop. :D

What is this opportunity I mentioned at the beginning you ask?(or maybe you don't care :P) So after my performances at Shimmyfest(my teachers annual bellydance show), I had a bellydancer approach me after about performing in her show at the end of may. She said she'd give me more details through facebook. So I was checking out her pics and came across a folder labeled "For the love of Isis". This show is more professional. Not only are there bellydancers, but vocalists and such. I checked the flyer date and it's the end of May. Which means I might have my first more professional solo! I am nervous already. :/ I already have the perfect song for it which I will do improv(again, another first since I have never done an improv solo).
This song is just perfect. I love it and can listen to it over and over again. It's so beautiful and tragic.

I'll keep this blog posted with more details!