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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My Big Blog Idea- Girl Powah



My new big idea! Dun dun du dah!
Girl Powah! Ok check out the banner. I'm so proud! :)
I am redirecting my blog to spread inspiration to women everywhere. At least that is the plan. I love books, magazines, blogs, songs, videos, movies, etc, etc, etc. This banner is going to be for my girl power guide if you will. I know that 'girl power' has some negative connotations, but it is a phrase that means something to me, so I am using it to signify all the things that I find inspiring. You will find this banner at the top of my blog, and when you click on it, it will bring up a list of all the posts I have made in this category. At least that is how I plan for it to work! :) I'm still figuring out the mechanics of all of this.

I have one more new big idea that I plan to unveil in the next couple days...
I am calling it:
Women of Class and Sass
Profiles and interviews of women who inspire me. I already have some really exciting ones lined up... so please come back by and soak in the inspiration!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Inspiring Women and My New Big Idea

I have always found great inspiration in women. I have found many women, and many mediums that this inspiration comes through. I've decided that I want to help spread that out to other women, so they can feel some of what I feel. I am hoping to, at least weekly, start sharing songs, lyrics, books, websites, blogs, etc that have brought me great joy and light. I want to start with a song. I'm including the video, and the lyrics, because I think every woman everywhere needs to learn and take hold of these ideas. The song is called "Video" by India.Arie. After you read and watch, I know you will see why this is the perfect choice to start with.
First, watch here and I dare you to NOT be inspired. Then come back and read these lyrics.

Sometimes I shave my legs and sometimes I don't
Sometimes I comb my hair and sometimes I won't
Depend on how the wind blows I might even paint my toes
It really just depends on whatever feels good in my soul

I'm not the average girl from your video and I ain't built like a supermodel
But, I learned to love myself unconditionally Because I am a queen
I'm not the average girl from your video
My worth is not determined by the price of my clothes
No matter what I'm wearing I will always be india arie

When I look in the mirror and the only one there is me
Every freckle on my face is where it's supposed to be
And I know our creator didn't make no mistakes on me
My feet, my thighs, my lips, my eyes; I'm lovin' what I see

I'm not the average girl from your video and I ain't built like a supermodel
But, I learned to love myself unconditionally Because I am a queen
I'm not the average girl from your video
My worth is not determined by the price of my clothes
No matter what I'm wearing I will always be india arie

Am I less of a lady if I don't wear pantyhose?
My mama said a lady ain't what she wears but, what she knows
But, I've drawn a conclusion, it's all an illusion, confusion's the name of the game
A misconception, a vast deception, Something's gotta change
but,Don't be offended this is all my opinion ain't nothing that I'm sayin law
This is a true confession of a life learned lesson I was sent here to share with y'all
So get in where you fit in go on and shine
Clear your mind, now's the time
Put your salt on the shelf Go on and love yourself
'Cuz everything's gonna be all right

I'm not the average girl from your video and I ain't built like a supermodel
But, I learned to love myself unconditionally Because I am a queen
I'm not the average girl from your video
My worth is not determined by the price of my clothes
No matter what I'm wearing I will always be india arie

Keep your fancy drinks and your expensive minks
I don't need that to have a good time Keep your expensive car and your caviar
All I need is my guitar
Keep your Kristal and your pistol I'd rather have a pretty piece of crystal
Don't need your silicone I prefer my own
What God gave me is just fine

I'm not the average girl from your video and I ain't built like a supermodel
But, I learned to love myself unconditionally Because I am a queen
I'm not the average girl from your video
My worth is not determined by the price of my clothes
No matter what I'm wearing I will always be the
india arie


Please tell me what you think and come back again for more inspiration!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

It's Fall and I Feel Like Coming Home

I left a few months ago, and promised big changes to come. The changes have been taking place, slowly, very subtly, inside of me.

Let me give you a little back story to explain.

The name of this little journal/adventure log of mine is Domesticated Gypsy. My fiance is confused by this, because I am not a gypsy in his eyes. But it is not his eyes I look into every day in the mirror. It is mine. I long to see a gypsy there. But I have domesticated. I say this as though it is a bad thing, but it is not. I have my little family, in our little house, and I love it. I wouldn't have it any other way. But the gypsy that is inside of me is calling out for expression. My word for this year is 'Authentic' and it couldn't be more perfect. There are parts of me, however deep inside, that are longing to be allowed out to play more often. The gypsy in me is the loudest voice, and tinkles the most bells! At the beginning of this summer, my inner gypsy was really speaking to me, but life circumstances at the time necessitated that my domesticated side be the predominant one. This is the struggle that kept me away. I have recently come to the realization that I need to express myself through my writing more often, I seem to let down my guard a little more, shake off my societal expectations a little more, and let my spirit speak instead of my mouth.
If you have noticed, I did a little changing and rearranging of my blog design. I finally made one myself instead of using a pre-made template. I will be making a new banner and blog button as well. Please come back again soon, as I have some great things planned. For you, and most especially.... for me!