November 27, 2011

picture a day post, 365 project

hey everyone!

lately i've been people watching, and thinking about the way i act in certain situations. I realized that people are really negative, in every way. people are mean, catty, rude and inconsiderate these days.. from talking on their phone while dealing with a cashier, to not giving up their seat on the bus. I decided while i was in a corner store watching a man in front of me screaming at the cashier and degrading her in the store full of customers, because her english wasn't perfect that he wanted a a monthly transit pass and not a book of transit passes. the louder and ruder he got, the more compelled i felt to say something, so i did. i told him she was a human being, and he should never ever treat a person like that. He clearly was upset that someone was standing up to him, getting in the way of him treating people however he wanted. He wasn't used to it, but it wasn't his first time treating someone that way, he had no problem with it. it was so strange to see the cashier break down in tears because i stood up for her, because someone finally did something nice for her.. the people in the store started clapping, by why didn't they say anything? it got me thinking, why have we all been conditioned to just "take it"? I decided to make a change in myself, to go out of my way to be kind to people, to stand up for people, to be more positive about every situation we can be. I think we can all take a moment out of our day and make sure we say "thank you", we can all give a stranger a smile, and if we see someone being mistreated, we can stand up for them, and we can stand up for ourselves. People shouldn't be conditioned to be assholes, and we shouldn't be conditioned to take it.

well! all of that aside, on my last post i said i'd do the 365 day picture challenge.. and i'm proud of myself, i've actually taken a picture a day specifically for this project. because i work over 70 hours a week a lot of the time, a lot of these pictures will be mobile, but i honestly thing with all of the new apps out there these day, they can be so charming! That and i'm not anything close to a photographer, and never will be! on these posts, you'll find the things i love, the things that inspire me, and even me!

so here it is!

you might be thinking, "really, a starbucks cup?" it's the christmas cup! And this year, the quotes are so much more perfect.

rambo beefy

now for the last photo, i'm going to show you a picture of me. I've worked incredibly hard to come to this point, i've lost over 50 lbs. I haven't made this blog about weight loss.. and i'm not about to, but after reaching one of the biggest goals for myself, i feel a little bragging rights are in order. (p.s. i'm wearing shorts)

just in case you're wondering, here's a before and after:


  1. holly crap girly thats awesome.

  2. Oh my gosh! You look GORGEOUS! I mean, you looked cute before but va-va-voom! Give me your secrets, lady! I'm so determined to lose 50 pounds this year. How long did it take you!?

    xo kristen

  3. thanks so much! it took me from july-november just a proper diet and daily exercise. totally worth it!