Living in and out of reality as I chase my dreams sky high.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Insecurities, Confidence & 3 am thoughts

I am the kind of person who goes red when someone compliments me, and or gives me any kind of compliment because I am very insecure about myself to a point where people find me annoying and I completely understand that. However, this Summer I've been so happy with myself and just about everything, and I've come to terms with not only my body image but also my looks and I've accepted myself for who I am, and learnt to love every inch of myself. I've never been so happy ever, and honestly I think its because I've stopped putting myself down, and letting what other people say get to me. I have my fair share of critics, but I feel like I have just risen (is that even a word) above all of it. Someone recently told me that "this Summer did you some real good", and I looked at myself in the mirror for about an hour to understand what he meant. I wasn't skinnier, nor did my face look a 100% clear. I looked the same physically, but there was something different. I am smiling so much more now then I have ever before, I am smiling and laughing and just glowing. I feel beautiful because I am happy, and maybe others are noticing that too. I've never felt more comfortable in my own skin ever, and I feel like all the negativity in my life has finally seeped (I think this is a word) itself out...
I've been living my life to the fullest, and I wish I blogged more often about it, and maybe that's the only thing I would want to change about my Summer. Other than that I am happy, and secure with myself. I think that this summer really has done me a whole load of good, and I am kind of upset that it has flied by so fast. I definitely don't want it to end!

In the end I leave you with an inspirational quote that has stuck with me throughout this Summer. 

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
-Marianne Williamson

I recently did this photo project about confidence, and I wrote that I felt confident in my lipstick, and my eyeliner. I use to need my eyeliner to go out in public. I wouldn't be able to go out in public without it, and it became an obsession, and a huge problem, but now I don't need it to feel confident or beautiful. My eyeliner and my lipstick have stopped being my mask, but instead have now become a fun accessory that I can have fun with to highlight my beauty rather than hide behind it! 

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Bici-Cocina: Colombian Street Food At Press Bay Alley

What is better than street food? Street Food on a bike! SAY WHAAAT?

I for one love street food, I've always grown up in places where street food has been big, and I kind of miss it here in Ithaca. However, the summers here are starting to surprise me with just how much goes on here. Among my summer discoveries I found a hidden gem in the corners of Press Bay Alley. Every Friday there is a Colombian Street Food stall set up here serving breakfast and lunch, and my god is it amazing!

Since it is made to order it takes up to 5-10 minutes depending on the line before you can get your hand on the food. While we were waiting for our orders to be prepared we took a stroll around Press Bay Alley, and ended up discovering quite a bit.

While Mike found a casual place for an afternoon nap. 

Nil found something close to home. 

But soon the adventures came to an end and the feast of the Arepas began!

I ordered a small Chimi Wow, but I recommend getting the large one because its so good and the small one just doesn't satisfy those taste buds, the small one is almost like a tease. Also for just $3 extra you get double the amount, and a better value for your money! 

Also I put a whole load of their home made hot sauce and it made the experience of the Arepas all the more better. That sauce is so good I wish they sold it separately, but unfortunately they don't! 

For dessert we stepped into Life's So Sweet Chocolates to get a milkshake.

This store smells amazing, and I always feel like I am in an animated movie like Alice in Wonderland when I step inside this store.

I can't remember what kind of milkshake I got but I think it was chocolate and I remember it being pretty darn amazing!

Besides the food, and all delicious food I really love the vibe at Press Bay Alley. Its so chill, and feels like it popped out of my tumblr feed and came to life.

Its places like this that give Ithaca its unique small town indie/hippie touch. I honestly love it, and I find myself coming here more than once a week just to relish in that hip small town vibe. 

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Aren't you glad I didn't say Orange?

So not my favorite knock knock joke, but lets me honest oranges were never meant to be used in jokes, or rhymed with, but slice them open, and maybe even squeeze them, and you might have just unlocked the key to beating the summer heat! Something that everyone should probably invest in is one of those manual citrus juicers, especially when summer comes around the corner. There is something about freshly squeezed juice that I can't get enough of. Not only is it refreshing, but very cool way to to blow off some summer heat. I usually drink this after my morning jog because I am feel so hot and sweaty, and after a morning out in the sun this is a perfect little drink to cool me down.

What you need:
Manual Juicer

2 Oranges
1 Lime

Making the drink is real simple, you just squeeze the oranges and the lime, and then pour it into a glass filled with ice. 

This drink has the perfect balance between sweet and a little bit of zesty flavor which is added by the lime. Drink up because not only is it super duper refreshing, its also good for you, and all natural! 
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