ruminating on the 4th

the American dream: to study hard and make money to do what you wish

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ruminating on the 4th

Cheers to the new year

If there is something worth doing, it’s worth giving it your best – or beyond your best.

– Haruki Murakami, “What I Talk About When I Talk About Running”



To 2015, a year to be filled with hard work and dedication mixed in a ‘mysterious cocktail.’


Mad for Mad Men

“But all the characters seem in a haze this week, stuck between where they are and where they want to be. And frustrated because there’s no way of seeing if they’ll ever get there.” – Keith Phipps, AV Club

Don’t all Mad Men characters seem like they’re always in a haze and in this mode anyways? That’s what I love about Mad Men

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In memory of Maya Angelou

Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” – Maya Angelou

We know that courage is an important virtue; it was never brought to the table about its very importance. It takes courage to be independent, to be patient with the most frustrating, to have faith in the unknown, to live. // Remembering Maya Angelou



Love this post for its originality and straight to the point writing. #yesallwomen

in transit


Because all women have walked to their car in the dark, keys clutched tight in hand, one poking out between two fingers.

Because when I go out to bars or clubs, I have to think about whether what I’m wearing is too suggestive, instead of putting on whatever I please.

Because I feel the need to apologize when I’m not wearing makeup or my hair hasn’t been washed, or when I’m generally looking anything other than flawless.

Because there was nothing I could do about the man who touched me inappropriately in the middle of Gillette Stadium as I waited for my then-boyfriend to come out of the bathroom. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STADIUM.

Because there was also nothing I could do when a man touched me inappropriately in the middle of a crowded street, his arm around his girlfriend. Because retaliating in the way I wanted to…

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