Ariel.Rosalina

Inspire. Dream. Be.
Yesterday I went on a small date with a very peculiar person. His idea of a first date was Starbucks (where he ordered hot chocolate) and a stroll through Barnes and Noble, it was perfect. As we slowly swept the book store, stopping in each section, we talked about a topic which related to that genre. I found this particularly sly in the sense that we really got to know each other very quickly. Religion, childhood memories, traveling, art we were able to talk about with ease. For some reason, his presence made me nervous. Not the kind of creepy nervous, but the nervous that comes from deep within yourself knowing that this person is something in this world. Not just another human existing alongside you, but a person who feels and searches for something more in this life. He had a way of speaking which was soft yet confident. I could tell he believed in himself. He spoke of Mind, Body and Soul which I found to be very enthralling. His words chosen carefully, maybe that’s his normal vocabulary, nonetheless careful. I imagined him in living in another life or era in time. Then he confessed he was intrigued by the 1920’s. Similarly, the 1920’s fascinate me. Although we did not go into detail on our similar love of the 20’s, I know there is more to be learned about him while discussing the era. When our date was over he walked me to my car. It was a slow journey from the book store, across the street and to the parking lot, and I took him in every minute of it. I believe I met this kind gentleman and great soul for a reason. Even if it was just one date, I learned something from this man. Life is lived at every moment. From the shoes we wear, to the leather jacket it is all a part of us. Living each moment for the desire of our hearts, acting upon instincts and feelings. If I never see him again, I would understand that our paths were not meant to blend into the same road. But because our paths did cross, I am eternally grateful. Thus, the photo of me laughing. It was a splendid few hours spent with a person which I hope to do again soon. 
I leave you with this quote by my new friends favorite author, H.P. Lovecraft. “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.”  - ‘Supernatural Horror in Literature’ (1925)

xoxo Ariel.Rosalina
(photo by connascott)

Yesterday I went on a small date with a very peculiar person. His idea of a first date was Starbucks (where he ordered hot chocolate) and a stroll through Barnes and Noble, it was perfect. As we slowly swept the book store, stopping in each section, we talked about a topic which related to that genre. I found this particularly sly in the sense that we really got to know each other very quickly. Religion, childhood memories, traveling, art we were able to talk about with ease. For some reason, his presence made me nervous. Not the kind of creepy nervous, but the nervous that comes from deep within yourself knowing that this person is something in this world. Not just another human existing alongside you, but a person who feels and searches for something more in this life. He had a way of speaking which was soft yet confident. I could tell he believed in himself. He spoke of Mind, Body and Soul which I found to be very enthralling. His words chosen carefully, maybe that’s his normal vocabulary, nonetheless careful. I imagined him in living in another life or era in time. Then he confessed he was intrigued by the 1920’s. Similarly, the 1920’s fascinate me. Although we did not go into detail on our similar love of the 20’s, I know there is more to be learned about him while discussing the era. When our date was over he walked me to my car. It was a slow journey from the book store, across the street and to the parking lot, and I took him in every minute of it. I believe I met this kind gentleman and great soul for a reason. Even if it was just one date, I learned something from this man. Life is lived at every moment. From the shoes we wear, to the leather jacket it is all a part of us. Living each moment for the desire of our hearts, acting upon instincts and feelings. If I never see him again, I would understand that our paths were not meant to blend into the same road. But because our paths did cross, I am eternally grateful. Thus, the photo of me laughing. It was a splendid few hours spent with a person which I hope to do again soon. 

I leave you with this quote by my new friends favorite author, H.P. Lovecraft. “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.”  - ‘Supernatural Horror in Literature’ (1925)

xoxo Ariel.Rosalina

(photo by connascott)

February 2, 2014- Started on the ice at around 12:00pm, and got off the ice at around 2:30.
Great first day. It was the first time I really focused on the ice. It was to my advantage that no one else was skating, so I had all the whole rink to myself. Practiced basic skating, did pretty well I would say, considering I only fell two times and both times I knew I was going down. I remember placing the front of the skate right down into the ice, thus, causing me to come to a complete stop, fall and slide on the ice. Feeling a little sore on my left elbow…I’m going to invest in some elbow pads since I don’t want to hurt myself too bad. 
Mind. Body. Soul. 
Three ingredients definitely needed for this incredible sport.
XOXO Ariel.Rosalina  

February 2, 2014- Started on the ice at around 12:00pm, and got off the ice at around 2:30.

Great first day. It was the first time I really focused on the ice. It was to my advantage that no one else was skating, so I had all the whole rink to myself. Practiced basic skating, did pretty well I would say, considering I only fell two times and both times I knew I was going down. I remember placing the front of the skate right down into the ice, thus, causing me to come to a complete stop, fall and slide on the ice. Feeling a little sore on my left elbow…I’m going to invest in some elbow pads since I don’t want to hurt myself too bad. 

Mind. Body. Soul. 

Three ingredients definitely needed for this incredible sport.

XOXO Ariel.Rosalina  

I’ve come to believe the old saying that life is too short. Too short to not laugh. Too short to not do what you love. Too short to not tell that someone how you really feel. Too short to not dance. 
I believe life is about adventure.  
When I was growing up, I studied Ballet. I wanted more than anything to be a professional ballerina. But life, ha, decided to give me curvy hips, made me stop growing at 5’3” and gain a whopping 125 pounds by the time I was 17. This combination did not make well for a career as a ballet dancer. 
Anyways, I went away to college, lived a little, started my career, met some crazy people, met some really lovely people, met some creeps and angels along the way. Through all this I danced every day. Weather it was a little toe tapping action, a full on dance party, or walking down the street counting sequences of 8’s. “…and 1. 2. 3. 4. —- 5. 6. 7. 8.” It never leaves you. 
But as you grow up, life happens. Your cat gets lost or your brother gets engaged, your mom dyes her hair fire red (on accident), or your father passes away. 
Oh let me tell you…life does happen. 
But just because negative things happen in our life doesn’t mean we should stop dancing. Ever. Sure it may be difficult to jump back on the saddle, but why not try it. Why not find something else that makes you happy. 
I am currently on the path to finding myself. Figuring out who I am, what I believe in and what I stand for. 
On this new adventure I have realized something. Many people find time to do leisure activities such as playing tennis, going to a movie every week or playing the piano. Me, I work. All the time. And if I’m not working then I’m always doing something for a side job. I’ve always believed it hard to be associated with some kind of outside activity that wasn’t work. But I was wrong.
With the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics happening, I was inspired to head down to an ice skating rink for some laughs with friends. It was the first time I had been skating in years….and so, to make a long story short. I danced on ice.  And I loved it. 
Now, that was pretty cool. The onlookers just saw me fall a few times, but inside I was dancing beautifully. Dancing because I felt something. It was that something I felt years ago as a child who wanted to be a ballerina. 
I am in no way saying I want to be a professional figure skater all of a sudden. AT ALL. I just want to dance again and feel that rush of adrenaline again, by dancing…just on ice this time. 
So that is why I have created this post. I will be updating my progress as I begin my personal journey to find total happiness again. Happiness of the mind, body and soul. I hope you enjoy my future posts. 

Cheers to black and blue bruises I know will become a part of me!  And cheers to dancing again!

xoxo Ariel.Rosalina 

I’ve come to believe the old saying that life is too short. Too short to not laugh. Too short to not do what you love. Too short to not tell that someone how you really feel. Too short to not dance.

I believe life is about adventure. 

When I was growing up, I studied Ballet. I wanted more than anything to be a professional ballerina. But life, ha, decided to give me curvy hips, made me stop growing at 5’3” and gain a whopping 125 pounds by the time I was 17. This combination did not make well for a career as a ballet dancer.

Anyways, I went away to college, lived a little, started my career, met some crazy people, met some really lovely people, met some creeps and angels along the way. Through all this I danced every day. Weather it was a little toe tapping action, a full on dance party, or walking down the street counting sequences of 8’s. “…and 1. 2. 3. 4. —- 5. 6. 7. 8.” It never leaves you.

But as you grow up, life happens. Your cat gets lost or your brother gets engaged, your mom dyes her hair fire red (on accident), or your father passes away.

Oh let me tell you…life does happen.

But just because negative things happen in our life doesn’t mean we should stop dancing. Ever. Sure it may be difficult to jump back on the saddle, but why not try it. Why not find something else that makes you happy.

I am currently on the path to finding myself. Figuring out who I am, what I believe in and what I stand for.

On this new adventure I have realized something. Many people find time to do leisure activities such as playing tennis, going to a movie every week or playing the piano. Me, I work. All the time. And if I’m not working then I’m always doing something for a side job. I’ve always believed it hard to be associated with some kind of outside activity that wasn’t work. But I was wrong.

With the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics happening, I was inspired to head down to an ice skating rink for some laughs with friends. It was the first time I had been skating in years….and so, to make a long story short. I danced on ice.  And I loved it.

Now, that was pretty cool. The onlookers just saw me fall a few times, but inside I was dancing beautifully. Dancing because I felt something. It was that something I felt years ago as a child who wanted to be a ballerina.

I am in no way saying I want to be a professional figure skater all of a sudden. AT ALL. I just want to dance again and feel that rush of adrenaline again, by dancing…just on ice this time.

So that is why I have created this post. I will be updating my progress as I begin my personal journey to find total happiness again. Happiness of the mind, body and soul. I hope you enjoy my future posts.

Cheers to black and blue bruises I know will become a part of me!  And cheers to dancing again!

xoxo Ariel.Rosalina 

"Here comes the sun Here comes the sun, and I say It’s all right
Little darling It’s been a long, cold lonely winter Little darling It feels like years since it’s been here
Here comes the sun Here comes the sun, and I say It’s all right
Little darling The smiles returning to the faces Little darling It seems like years since it’s been here
Here comes the sun Here comes the sun, and I say It’s all right
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes Sun, sun, sun, here it comes Sun, sun, sun, here it comes Sun, sun, sun, here it comes Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Little darling I feel that ice is slowly melting Little darling It seems like years since it’s been clear
Here comes the sun Here comes the sun, and I say It’s all right
Here comes the sun Here comes the sun It’s all right It’s all right”
Lyrics from “Here Comes The Sun” by The Beatles

Photo by Ariel.Rosalina- taken at Santa Monica Beach at the end of the pier. 

"Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It’s all right

Little darling
It’s been a long, cold lonely winter
Little darling
It feels like years since it’s been here

Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It’s all right

Little darling
The smiles returning to the faces
Little darling
It seems like years since it’s been here

Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It’s all right

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes

Little darling
I feel that ice is slowly melting
Little darling
It seems like years since it’s been clear

Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It’s all right

Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun
It’s all right
It’s all right”

Lyrics from “Here Comes The Sun” by The Beatles

Photo by Ariel.Rosalina- taken at Santa Monica Beach at the end of the pier. 

“I can hear those echoes in the wind at night
Calling me back in time
Back to you
In a place far away where the water meets the sky
The thought of it makes me smile
You are my tomorrow
 
I will see you again, whoa
This is not where it ends
I will carry you with me, oh

‘Till I see you again”
-Lyrics from Carrie Underwood’s See You Again
Photo by Ariel.Rosalina 

I miss you daddy. I’ll see you again. <3 

“I can hear those echoes in the wind at night

Calling me back in time

Back to you

In a place far away where the water meets the sky

The thought of it makes me smile

You are my tomorrow

 

I will see you again, whoa

This is not where it ends

I will carry you with me, oh

‘Till I see you again”

-Lyrics from Carrie Underwood’s See You Again

Photo by Ariel.Rosalina 

I miss you daddy. I’ll see you again. <3 

&#8220;You&#8217;re waiting for a train, a train that will take you far away. You know where you hope this train will take you, but you don&#8217;t know for sure. But it doesn&#8217;t matter.&#8221;

You’re waiting for a train, a train that will take you far away. You know where you hope this train will take you, but you don’t know for sure. But it doesn’t matter.

&#8220;I am that. I am that which is highest. I am that which is lowest. I am that which is All.&#8221;
Photo by Ariel.Rosalina 

I am that. I am that which is highest. I am that which is lowest. I am that which is All.”

Photo by Ariel.Rosalina 

"It&#8217;s the game of life. Do I win or do I lose? One day they&#8217;re gonna shut the game down. I gotta have as much fun and go around the board as many times as I can before it&#8217;s my turn to leave."
-Tupac Shakur
Photo by Ariel.Rosalina

"It’s the game of life. Do I win or do I lose? One day they’re gonna shut the game down. I gotta have as much fun and go around the board as many times as I can before it’s my turn to leave."

-Tupac Shakur

Photo by Ariel.Rosalina

"I do not look upon these United States as a finished product. We are still in the making."
-Franklin D. Roosevelt
Photo by Ariel.Rosalina

"I do not look upon these United States as a finished product. We are still in the making."

-Franklin D. Roosevelt

Photo by Ariel.Rosalina

"Writing is the hardest way of earning a living, with the possible exception of wrestling alligators."
-Olin Miller
Photo by Ariel.Rosalina

"Writing is the hardest way of earning a living, with the possible exception of wrestling alligators."

-Olin Miller

Photo by Ariel.Rosalina



I won&#8217;t give up on us. God knows I&#8217;m tough enough. We&#8217;ve got a lot to learn. God knows we&#8217;re worth it.

I won’t give up on us. God knows I’m tough enough. We’ve got a lot to learn. God knows we’re worth it.

"Go away from my windowLeave at your own chosen speedI’m not the one you want, babeI’m not the one you needYou say you’re lookin’ for someoneWho’s never weak but always strongTo protect you and defend youWhether you are right or wrongSomeone to open each and every doorBut it ain’t me babeNo, no, no, it ain’t me babeIt ain’t me you’re lookin’ for, babeGo lightly from the ledge, babeGo lightly on the groundI’m not the one you want, babeI’ll only let you downYou say you’re lookin’ for someoneWho’ll promise never to partSomeone to close his eyes to youSomeone to close his heartSomeone to die for you and moreBut it ain’t me babeNo, no, no, it ain’t me babeIt ain’t me you’re lookin’ for, babe You say you’re lookin’ for someoneTo pick you up each time you fallTo gather flowers constantlyAnd to come each time you callAnd will love you for your lifeAnd nothin’ more”

- Lyrics from ‘It Ain’t Me, Babe’ by Johnny Cash and June Carter (Photo of Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon from the film Walk The Line)

"Go away from my window
Leave at your own chosen speed
I’m not the one you want, babe
I’m not the one you need
You say you’re lookin’ for someone
Who’s never weak but always strong
To protect you and defend you
Whether you are right or wrong
Someone to open each and every door

But it ain’t me babe
No, no, no, it ain’t me babe
It ain’t me you’re lookin’ for, babe

Go lightly from the ledge, babe
Go lightly on the ground
I’m not the one you want, babe
I’ll only let you down
You say you’re lookin’ for someone
Who’ll promise never to part
Someone to close his eyes to you
Someone to close his heart
Someone to die for you and more

But it ain’t me babe
No, no, no, it ain’t me babe
It ain’t me you’re lookin’ for, babe 

You say you’re lookin’ for someone
To pick you up each time you fall
To gather flowers constantly
And to come each time you call
And will love you for your life
And nothin’ more”


- Lyrics from ‘It Ain’t Me, Babe’ by Johnny Cash and June Carter (Photo of Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon from the film Walk The Line)

“I fasten the pin onto my shirt, and with the dark green fabric as a background, I can almost imagine the mockingjay flying through the trees.” - Katniss Everdeen

“I fasten the pin onto my shirt, and with the dark green fabric as a background, I can almost imagine the mockingjay flying through the trees.” - Katniss Everdeen

"Grow up, but don&#8217;t give up" - Katy Perry

"Grow up, but don’t give up" - Katy Perry

What a dreamsicle!
xoxo Ariel.Rosalina 

What a dreamsicle!

xoxo Ariel.Rosalina