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Blog Breakaway: Whipped Dreams & Sprinkled Should Haves – I’m Not Made of Make-Up

If you’re in no mood for a human about to take a dump on your head, you may excuse yourself.  Sorry I skipped a day yesterday (BlessMyBag is supposedly a daily delight now), was out doing the Sunday session with the fambam.  Today I do not feel like “blogging” on beauty, don’t get me wrong I have more to blog about than ever before in terms of “stuff”.  There are beauty bits and bobs ’til the rafters, almost through the “roof”, unexpected gifts left and right.  Nothing in particular happened, consider this a very much delayed quarter life crisis spell.  This usually happens around that certain time of the month where you’re a little more emotional and everything that isn’t right comes at you like a freight train…a train of thoughts…without brakes.  In fact it’s so bad that this is the 2nd day I haven’t worked out (it may be nothing to some of you but that’s still a dent in my physical progress where I’m concerned).  I’ve just sat down and realized I’ve not become who I set out to be…to be more precise, the sad thing is I never really set out to do something or be someone.

I didn’t get how some people could have dreams to pursue and I didn’t…I just didn’t.  Now I want to be SOMEONE but don’t know how.  I’ve prayed for revelation…countless nights since I was a student even if it was just learn how to be somebody who knew how to do things for herself and it seems that even though I had all this time to myself growing up, being artistic and all that, I didn’t know how to properly invest and make the most of my time.  Something always held me back, something fearful.  I didn’t bother to lay the groundwork for my future because I really didn’t know who I wanted to be.  You know how some kids know for sure what they want to be super early in life?  I never understood kids like that.  I really didn’t understand it.  I had ideas about what I was good at…singing, art, and stuff and so at first I wanted to sing and be one of the Disney princess voices one day or be in musical theater, but when that opportunity presented itself when a certain repertory heavyweight teacher proudly scouted me in drama class Dad wasn’t too keen on the abnormal schedule of  a theater child, for good reason.  Then there was the subject of my artistic ability, sure I could write and draw but to what end?  I was one of the most creative in my highschool batch…but productivity and discipline to develop my craft for a specific purpose or to be the best didn’t grasp me or rather…I didn’t GRASP it.  Why wasn’t I hungry enough and even if I prayed and why didn’t I care about my time enough?  Not that I never did, in school, even college I was OC about my time, a few of my groupmates said they never knew someone more organized but why did I become a clueless wanderer after university?  There’s now also the question filled with regret on why didn’t I discover my path as a makeup artist as a fresh graduate in 2003 instead of as a career alternative 9 years later?  Even the subject of the blog enters my psyche…why didn’t I begin this beauty blog when I had actually started blogging online in 2002?

My handwritten journals to the Lord were always full of questions and pleas fettered with Bible verses so they looked better on paper, lots of those entries were pathetic now that I look through them…I should have declared more, listened more, DONE MORE, and asked less but how do you realize what you’re supposed to do before it’s too late?  You know those moments in movies where something unique grasps the lead character and in that moment somehow, they miraculously know what they’re supposed to do.  Read more to the end if this hasn’t bored you yet…

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Post Birthday Post 2012

I wrote this on my Facebook wall 2 minutes after my birthday yesterday was over: “With every single thing I think I’m not God sees a thread worth weaving into my life tapestry. Today was one of the simplest yet most meaningful birthdays ever. It’s funny how when you age more in a certain way you expect less. I didn’t expect to feel the way I did today…I felt way younger than I actually am today and I haven’t felt the youth in my spirit hop and skip in a really long time. I’m glad it did today. Thank you, Lord.”

I’m 29 but a lot of people I meet still think I’m in college or a fresh graduate or on odd occasions my 15 year old brother’s date lol!  “What’s the secret?” lots of them ask, and all I can answer is a mix of cosmic genes does help but ultimately I truly believe that a commitment to Spiritual purity I made when I was in high school that I’ve fought, nearly broken, but fought to stick by has made an enormous difference.  Purity in Spirit manifests itself in the physical realm and I’m nowhere perfect (take for example my constant failure to begin a fitness regimen) but Jesus helps me everyday with any weakness I might have and I’ll get stronger if I choose to.  I do fight for purity in a lifestyle that everyone sees.  I’ve offended people, I’ve been honest, I’ve made people uncomfortable without meaning to do so (I’ve said this before lol sirang plaka) and it’s been hard especially in the past two years.  What I fight against is the belief that a balance of good and bad is what keeps you happy and gives you excitement and an enjoyable life.  For me the best example is this, when you double dip chips into dip…nothing happens immediately to the dipping sauce but it begins to fester from the bacteria of saliva, no matter how little may have contaminated it once its been put away right “No Double Dipping”.  It’s God in all this who makes where I am and who I strive to be a reality.  Spiritual Purity is one of the best anti-aging secrets I believe in and only Jesus makes it possible.  Thank you, Lord, for saving me not once, but everyday that I live.  My 29th year is going to be a blast and the best is yet to come.

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