Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Your story is only beginning

One bad chapter in your life doesn't mean your story is over. It means your story has character, meaning, and is only beginning. There will be seconds, minutes, moments, hours, and even days you will wake up and endure one of your worst chapters. 

This.Is.Life.

Life is a book of endless experiences that range from a pristine utopia to a sadistic nightmare. And only you can dictate your life. So unless those people who belittle you for whatever reason are willing to read your entire book, they cannot judge you nor define you. Because in the end, those who live in glass houses should not throw stones, as those people tend to blame you for their own foibles and shortcomings which only define them.

There will be people who use you, there will be people who abuse you, and there will be people who lose you. You will be betrayed, you will be lied to, you will be manipulated, and you will be left behind. There will be people who love you, hate you, or simply 'nothing' you. And speaking of hate, it is a well known fact that there are people in this world who will hate you. In fact, you will meet several in your life. And sometimes those who hate you, will hate you because of the way other people love you. Remember, you have absolutely nothing to prove. Let them have an opinion of you because at the end of the day, what others think of you is none of your business. 

And speaking of business, you cannot undermine a human's natural right to speak. Whether good or bad, you cannot control what another human being says or how another human being reacts, but you can; however, choose how you want to respond to them. Remember, you are in charge. If you are thinking negatively, you are attracting negative. If you are thinking prosperity, you are attracting happiness and security. Eventually all of those wonderful thoughts will turn into greatness and incredible things will manifest as a result. 

You have so much love within your soul, give some to yourself before you give any of it to someone else. The answer is not within the solution, as the solution is never to be cold and bitter let alone ruthless and oafish. And separating right from wrong, as well as, dissecting wrong from right is relatively chasmic and will only make you feel miserable. Ruination (and rumination) will only bring you down, especially if you overthink yourself into an oblivious brain freeze. The solution is simple: to forgive and to love deeper. To love more profoundly. 

My life is a paradox. My life is a journey--not a race. Your life is a journey--not a race. Everything and everyone you have loved, are currently loving and will love in the future--you may lose eventually. So, the best thing you can do is trust your journey, love the life you live and live the life you love. It is not only the best thing you can do, it is the only thing you can do. 

These are my thoughts for today. Now I must go to work. Have a wonderful day! 

Sunday, August 18, 2019

A Brooklyn Brownstone

So it is Sunday. Today, I must get back into the grind of things and prepare for my daily 9-to-5 work week ahead. In spite of being depressed and sad all Friday, my Saturday and Sunday truly made up for it. I spent the entire weekend visiting a friend of mine who I met when I lived in Montana. She is going through a tough time in life, so it was good to catch up. 

I really love to play the mobile app Design Home. Created by Crowdstar, It allows me to embrace my inner interior decorator, although I must say that my strengths in interior design are much better offline than online. Does that make sense? 

Anyways, the theme is "A Brooklyn Brownstone" and for this particular live challenge, I took it upon myself to utilize light blue, aqua, beige, and champagne gold. The items I used in this challenge include: West Elm Antonella Sofa, Kathy Kuo Home Amanda Leather Upholstered Gold Finished Chair, Kathy Kuo Home John Richard Modern Silver Champagne Giraffe Print Bench, Phillips Collection Crystal Coffee Table, Kathy Kuo Home John Richard Montego Grey Frame Sideboard, Wisteria Sandblasted French Country Chest, and Apt2B Martina Del Rey Round Pouf. 

The rug I used in this challenge is from the Loloi Anastasia Collection in Blue Mist. Additionally, I utilized the Coastal Floor Sea Orbs in this challenge to give it color which kind of accented the rug. I also used the white roses in the porcelain vase twice along with the Carved Leaves Duo paintings. To finish the 'A Brooklyn Brownstone' challenge, I used a Fiddle Leaf Tree as it was earthy yet brought the entire room together. 

Update: I just checked my score and I received a 5-star rating for this challenge. Lately, I haven't been getting a lot of great scores, so it is nice to see others notice the effort I made. In spite of being digital, I did earn and purchase the items I used to compliment this particular design. 

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Brooke Houts is disgustingly vile

Most of you reading my blog probably have no idea who Brooke Houts is. In case you are unaware, she is an irrelevant YouTuber who gained notoriety for making super edited and cringe-worthy videos of her with her dog, a doberman pincher named "Sphinx". 

I am not sure if it happened early this morning or last night into the early morning, but Houts basically exposed herself by uploading a video onto her YouTube account. She actually went and uploaded the wrong video, the unedited version. Shortly after she discovered this, she deleted it (or made it private) and uploaded the edited one. 

With almost 330,000 subscribers, Brooke Houts subscribers noticed and the video went viral, as when one domino goes the rest follow. The video started circulating all over the world wide web as a result. I watched the video a few hours ago and was literally disgusted by this woman's outlandishly sinister behavior. In the video, you can see her yelling at the dog and sticking her finger in the poor dog's face. Shortly after, Houts is seen pushing the dog away, pinning it down, and even spitting on the dog. 

She is disgustingly vile.

Based on the video, I believe this is not the first time she has abused her dog, as you could tell by how Sphinx reacted to her abuse, he had to deal with this before. This low life should not be able to own a dog. And shame on anyone who defends this piece of shit and her abuse. To be honest, I am hoping the ASPCA and PETA get involved and remove this innocent dog from Brooke Houts care. Not sure if YouTube will delete her channel, but they do a major disservice glorifying this animal abuser simply for a quick buck. As the second most visited site online, it is evident and crystal clear why her channel still exists. 

Anyways, Houts attempted to save face and basically do damage control by uploading one of the most cringe-worthy apology videos ever. I don't believe her apology is sincere and if anything, I truly believe she's sorry she got caught more so than sorry for hitting her dog. 

I believe Brooke Houts is dangerous and clearly unfit to be caring for this precious sentient being let alone any dog at all. Hopefully she is investigated by authorities and charged with animal cruelty for her crime.