Friday, June 24, 2011

Love, Marriage, Kids?

Happy anniversary to me!....I've never been good with remembering dates (or names, or faces..haha but that's another story I suppose ), but lucky for me my boyfriend does!  We've been together for 3 long happy years (for the most of it) and the issue of marriage have been coming up alot lately.  His family and friends, as do mines, are always asking us when will we be getting hitched?  I've given it alot of thought lately and now I asked myself , hey why not?  I love the boy almost unconditionally and we're are quite compatible since we've lived w/each other for the last 2 1/2 years and have not tried to kill each other yet. 

So what are the issues here?  Number 1 will always be money.  Weddings that cost between 50,000-100,000?  Wow! How do people even afford this?  I rather put that fund toward my future child's life.  Or realistically, a nice vacation?  No wedding reception plans for me haha.  Number 2 is kids.  I used to think, what's the point of getting married without having kids right after?  I still think this.  Maybe not right after, but soon.  Someone once told me, it's never a good time to have kids so you might as well have them if it happens.  haha I guess I'm ready for them then.

My plans?  Get married within the next year in vegas.   Give my friends and family 36 hour notice.  Perhaps give my boyfriend 2 weeks notice lol.  Have a blast in vegas.  Go to Hawaii or somewhere tropical for the honeymoon.  Start making Franz jr. and Rebecca by 30. 

I know people say that the more educated (refined?) you are, the later you wait for marriage.  But yea the idea of waiting till i'm 30 plus and raising kids while I'm all wrinkly does not appeal to me.  Such little time, must get a move on on these plans! ;))

Monday, May 30, 2011

LIFE: Only one to live.

As I get older,  I find myself looking for more constructive things to do.  Clubbing and just working to make money was not cutting it anymore.  I feel restless and unproductive.  I seek to express my creativity through my style and photoshoots; I express my need to reach out to others through my social work and non profit organizations;  I find serenity through botanical gardens and long walks.  Life has so much to offer, I wish I could do it all.

Beauty, Love, and Life is some things people strive for.  It is a great motivator, but it is also fleeting.  Enjoy it.  Live it. Appreciate it. 

LOVE: Laughter, Attraction, and Respect.

Ever lay in someone's arm and felt like nothing else mattered?  Like if the world was going to end, that you would be okay, because you were with that ONE person.  I hope everyone can find that person too.  Find someone that makes you laugh or smile just by being in the same room.  Find someone that you find attractive even if they smelled funny, has a beer belly, and is so hairy you thought he was half monkey related.  Find someone that walks the walk and you can respect for his devotion, his ambition, and his selflessness.  I've found that person. No regrets.

BEAUTY: Venice (Los Angeles) - Another World

At my last photoshoot, my photographer took me to the Venice Canals.  The houses, atmosphere, and weather was beautiful!  What I liked even more were the people of Venice city.  Right when we arrived, people were waving and greeting us with smiles.  Everyone was so nice and friendly!  It was such a nice and different vibe from what I am used to.  I felt so comfortable there, even though I was wearing five inch heels and my bikini..haha.  My photographer mentioned that people there were very "bohemian".  Well I always liked the bohemian style, and now I like "bohemian" people as well!