You are everything I want - and I do not want that.

"You are everything I want—and I do not want that. I do not want my projections, merely. They are empty, brittle, sour.
I like sour, when it is a lemon.
I do not like sour, when it is a heart.
I do not want to fall for my projection of you—I will fall into your mirage and come up with desert dust in my mouth.
As Dr. Seuss says, love is love when it not what we dreamed of, but something better, weirder: because it is real."

Titte-Thyme Button Making Workshop

Yesterday, Mabelle and I went to Tittie-Thyme's Button making workshop, 
and Sabra showed us how to make buttons using her manual button press.
We made some pretty crazy buttons, and had a pretty awesomely creative time.

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Family Matters

Drove to Daytona with the family today for a mini-family reunion. Our Uncle was in from Colorado with his girlfriend, so all the Florida Wardaszka's met up for dinner. We went to a coastal seafood restaurant, and I of course got steak and a beer. Yum; Duh.

Ended the day with a late night bike ride through the rain with Kid Cudi. How romantic.
Pictured below is my brother. Check out his brewery! (Inner Compass Brewing Company)

I Pull out a Map and Stare

"Anytime I feel lost, I pull out a map and stare. I stare until I have reminded myself that life is a giant adventure, so much to do, to see."     -Angelina Jolie

Spent the morning doing mundane adult things. Cleaning. Organizing. Getting rid of things. Every time  I clean, I just want to give more and more away. I realize how much 'stuff' I have and it seriously makes me ill even having to deal with it. I don't need all this 'stuff'. So my next mission is to minimize my life as far as I can in regards to how much 'stuff' I have.
Its going to be painful I know. Coming from a girl that keeps all my ticket stubs that remind me of nights out, and special wristbands, etc. But I think that stuff is okay to keep. I put it in a box that I keep away and take out when I need some nostalgia or life reflecting.
Im talking about all the 'clothes, dvds, knickknacks, jewelry that I haven't worn in years' that I keep because "one day" I'll wear it, or "one day" I will use it. Well no; not anymore. Im going to slowly go through everything and get rid of it all.
Take all the money I make, put it towards what I really want:
trips and a new camera to document my trips.
Thats it. Simple. Perfect.

Also, to add, usually when I clean I put on some music, depending on my mood. But today, I had the house to myself, and I just did everything in silence. I opened the windows, listened to the birds and the wind, and cleaned in silence, and it was way more relaxing than having music on. Just the simpleness of it. I feel as people we overstimulate ourselves on a daily basis. But we forget how great it can be to just turn everything off.

When Patches of flesh peeled off my feet

“I made it the mantra of those days; when I paused before yet another series of switchbacks or skidded down knee-jarring slopes, when patches of flesh peeled off my feet along with my socks, when I lay alone and lonely in my tent at night I asked, often out loud: Who is tougher than me?The answer was always the same, and even when I knew absolutely there was no way on this earth that it was true, I said it anyway: No one.”
~ Cheryl Strayed

The smell of old books and adult life.

Spent my day off running errands and ended up at a used book store.
It was so relaxing.
“Old books exert a strange fascination for me -- their smell, their feel, their history; wondering who might have owned them, how they lived, what they felt.” ― Lauren Willig
Now Im about to put on some music and dance/sing/jiggy while I clean.
Best. Day. Off.