May 25, 2010

"Where you invest your love, you invest your life"

Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swaps of the not quite, the not yet, and the not at all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists. It is real. It is possible. It is yours-.Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged)

The Darling Life.
“I've loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night” -Galileo Galilei. I may have mentioned in previous posts how happy I’ve been with my life lately. I’ll be the first to admit that not EVERYTHING is going perfect but I have so many good things happening for me that all the other bad areas can be easily overlooked. I know that if I keep my face to the sunshine I will never see the shadows. It’s a fact that no one person lives an absolute perfect life and things don’t always go your way, but our time here is too short to dwell on the negative things life stumbles upon. It’s not like I’m oblivious to the things that are going wrong, I just don’t want to spend a second of my time caught up in sadness or anger when I can be smiling and laughing with the good.

“A tree is known by its fruit”
Saturday I attended the 'First Annual Zyrangue Family Reunion'. It was so good getting to see the majority of my family and catch up. It had been months since I had seen several of them so I was delighted to see their beautiful faces. While kicked back watching everyone do their thing I noticed just how different I was from all of them. We will start with my personality. I am very laid back, I don’t like to talk much and I’m content just watching and listening to others. My family on the other hand is very loud, they have great social skills so they are always talking and they always have something to say. Also exceptional cooking skills must be genetic with this family because everyone brought something delicious to eat. Let me just come clean and say that I must have missed that gene because I am rather violent in the kitchen. “My family will tell you that if it doesn’t go in the microwave, then Chelsea probably should not be cooking it.” And they are in all probability correct! Once more with comparison; I have rocker girl edge that differs from the southern small town flare duplicated by the mass of my family. I walk in with my long messy hair, vintage tee, cut off jean shorts, nose piercing, and dirty sneakers. Now, if that doesn’t scream “family misfit” then the preference of my “vegetarian” diet does. But dispite how different I am from the Zyrangue line, I know that I’m terribly loved. My family comes complete with big hearts and open arms. I couldn’t ask for a more loveable, kind, accepting family and I wouldn’t trade them for all the chocolate chip cookies in the world.

(Obviously I was a little different from the start.)

“I wanna free fall out into nothin'’

This coming Sunday will be one of those “life changing” days. A day that will be burned inside my head forever. Mi Madre and I have been planning to go sky diving since my 18th birthday, but our schedule’s never seemed to coordinate. That is until Mom called me last Friday night demanding I make reservations for the following weekend. Completely excited I didn’t hesitate, I called and not three minutes later our big jump was booked. The day is drawing closer and I have yet to feel the slightest hint of nervousness. My body has no room for fear it’s full with excitement. Not only do I get to share this moment with my beautiful Mother but the boyfriend decided he is down for a little air too. With two of my favorite people by my side this is certain to be a marvelous experience. I can’t wait to play in the sky.

Song of the day.
Do you ever wake up with a song in your head? I do almost every morning and this stunning piece of literature from Mumford & Sons found its way into my little brain and started my day off wonderfully.

"In these bodies we will live, in these bodies we will die
Where you invest your love, you invest your life"