“Her”

You know that feeling when you’re eating popcorn in the theatre and it’s soo good because you only have it when you rarely go to the movies? All that salt, artery clogging butter, and kernels lodging themselves into your gums. MMM. Love it.

So that was me today while watching “Her“. Except there would be quiet, intimate moments and I’d be shoving said popcorn into my mouth (and maybe kind of crying) and then I suddenly felt slightly insecure about the situation. “Oh my god, can everybody in this fucking theatre hear me chewing this popcorn? Did they just hear that kernel?… I am so thirsty. Why do I have to pee?” Listen. We both know you’ve been there alright.

Anyway, I only finished half the bag because I just don’t usually eat theater food and I really was so thirsty. But it was good. And like, $10. Movie theaters have been robbing bitches like it ain’t no thing forever, and we’re totally okay with it. Isn’t that weird?

“Her” was a very interesting, puzzling, beautiful movie. One of my favorite parts was when the main characters friend said “We’re only here briefly, and while I’m here, I want to allow myself joy.” 

And at the end this part broke, and opened, my heart just a little bit (as if I need anymore of that right now…)

Theodore: I’ve never loved anyone the way I loved you.

Samantha: Me too. Now we know how.

I wont ruin it for you, but you should go see it. And shove popcorn in your mouth as fast as you possibly can. That’s hot.

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All In

It’s so funny how there are times when you think you have your life situation all figured out. You walk around in your underwear and a big ole hoodie while you dance in the living room to prepare for the day (oh, you don’t do that? you should..) You crave the little rush of confidence you get when you approach a challenge and you’re able to say to yourself “I’ve got this shit.” You wake up, you know you’ve got a plan, and you run through it like you’ve practiced it a million times. Flawless. You go to bed, dream big, wake up with a purpose and do it even better than the day before. It’s rare, but it’s so amazing when you set your intentions for the day and meet them. 

And then boom. You’re dealt a new hand and you’re not sure what to do next. Do you start slow? Reset your goals? Revaluate and check what you have to offer? Nope. Instead of over-thinking it you trust your gut and you go all in. The best part? When you follow that gut instinct beautiful things tend to happen..  And you end up leaving the table with more than you could have ever put in.

Life’s funny like that, isn’t it? Don’t be afraid to go all in my love, it’s worth the risk.
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The Grandest Vision

“The true meaning of courage is to be afraid, and then, with your knees knocking and your heart racing, to step out anyway — even when that step makes sense to nobody but you. I know that’s not easy. But making a bold move is the only way to truly advance toward the grandest vision the universe has for you.” -Oprah

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It’s How You See Yourself

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“Your job is to see people as they really are, and to do this, you have to know who you are in the most compassionate possible sense. Then you can recognize others.” -Anne Lamott

Do you understand? Read it twice. Love every inch of yourself. Embrace every good part and every bad part about you — do it without making up excuses. Be humble. Be gentle. And then it will all begin to make sense. 

XOXO, Bailey Mikell