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Masterpiece

Weaving together
Woven together
Your deep brown eyes fixated, your obsessive mind completely immersed
Desperately trying to etch to memory the feel of each curving string
Your trembling hands tracing and gliding over every single fiber
Will you think of me when your fingers brush across those red-inked strands?

A brilliantly camouflaged framework sat perfectly positioned
Looming beneath my blinded vision

Why did you take those broken threads I severed with my shaky handed scissors and weave them into a new tapestry, hung so magnificently exposed on my castle wall?

Before minds could appreciate the beauty of such a work of art
You silently replaced the old fabric with the new
Before there was ever a chance of laying it to rest
Your everlasting treasure left for me to find
Without warning
Without words

Your masterpiece

-CS

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What Makes You Dauntless?

Dauntless: *Not to be daunted or intimidated; fearless; intrepid; bold

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I will not let a powder pink embroidered skirt scare me. NOT TO BE DAUNTED OR INTIMIDATED

I spotted it amongst a few other pretty garments hanging in wait for the right person to pick them up. Hmmm…I like the way it looks reflecting back at me in the mirror. Could it be that we’re a match? INTREPID

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I placed that skirt on the check out counter before I could change my mind, and strutted out the door carrying a beautifully packaged victory. FEARLESS

Wearing this outfit because I like the way I feel in it. BOLD

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Now, I realize that not everyone has a fear of wearing what I would consider a “girly” skirt, but the same principle applies to any source of fear. We are human so we are not exempt from feeling fear, rather it is the choice we make to face our fear with gloves on and a mouthpiece in that makes us dauntless.

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I want to know! What makes you dauntless?

Love Always,

CS

*Definition taken from dictionary.com

You Can Wear Lipstick Too

I hesitated when I was contemplating the idea for this post. Social media is so saturated with full face makeup, I wondered if this sentiment held any value somewhere in the world in 2017. Because of my personal experience, I decided that it must.

A few months ago I made a trip to Starbucks with a friend. The two of us started a conversation with the barista taking our order, and at some point during the back and forth the barista girl looks at me and says, “I love your lipstick, I wish I could pull that off as well as you.”

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Now, my first reaction was red-faced awkward embarrassment because I instinctively respond that way when strangers give me an unexpected compliment. I had a couple seconds to think about my response.

I told her I appreciated her words and then I said to her, “But you Can pull it off just as well. It just takes time to get used to it.” I encouraged her to try it, and keep trying it, if it was something she thought she might want to explore. I felt called to let her know I was once in her shoes. I had experienced those same feelings when I would see beautiful, bold lipstick on another person. “It just doesn’t look right on me”, was an all too familiar thought. I remember it feeling unattainable, as if only certain people were members of this mysterious lipstick club, and I was not one of them.

I was wrong.

I choose to wear bold lipstick, and so can you.

Did you ever experience similar thoughts when you tried bold lipstick for the first time?

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Thanks for reading.

-CS

 

 

 

 

 

Fact: Purple Stands For Passion Because I Said So

Today is your day to wear purple because… well why the hell not?

Today is a special day because you are following your passion. You need to celebrate! Remind yourself that you’re taking a step towards a happier more fulfilled you.

Smile at the naysayers through your purple teeth like you know a secret they’ll never figure out. Because let’s be honest honey–ya do. You know your purple is taking you places they won’t ever reach.

And to the ones who love you, the ones that gave you a chance, they deserve to know the purple you.

Be purple and proud.

Check out this fantastic collared, short sleeve sweater. Cheers to the person who left this for me to find at my local thrift store!

I’m wearing purple to remind myself that all the hard work, time spent, and never-ending challenges will all be worth it someday. My purple reminds me to keep going, but also to be proud of how far I’ve come.

Take your purple passion–and make it happen. *Note to self: Must re-watch Flashdance.

And in case you were curious…here’s a better look at my accessories!

Hoping your Spring is off to a bright and beautiful start.

Your Friend,

Chancov Showers