January 8, 2010

Rasha Came Over for a Visit!


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Hello everyone! Happy weekend!! As you know, my besties are coming to town today! I can't even tell you how excited I am! You also know that today is a very special day cause my precious friend Rasha has written a guest post for me! Rasha and I have only known each other for a short time, but it's a match made in heaven. Enjoy!
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Create your character and let it shine:

Hello fellow bloggers! I am Rasha, pronounced Ray-sha. I’m visiting this gorgeous lady from my blog over at, and this is what she said. Yet, enough about me… When my darling girl asked me to do a guest post for her, I shrieked with excitement, and then I sat there in a panic… The big question of: “What the eff am I going to post about?” ran through my head… You see, I was in panic…my blog is basically just spur of the moment thoughts I am having or a random post on something that triggered my mind during the day, so PLANNING a post is rather hard for me to do.

 Yet I was given some inspiration. Our little sweetheart here has recently been talking about “being real”. Over at my blog, I am ALL real. Probably TOO real in several post, but that is what I am all about. I know who I am, and I love who I am…(most of the time). So you can imagine my happiness when she posted on being real and being her self (here and here).

 I think it’s important to love yourself, and to be yourself completely. My first year of college, I suffered through this. I have always been a very conservative girl, and the whole party scene, was just not me. I knew EXACTLY who I was in high school, but for some reason, going to college, I had lost myself ( which is usually vise versa). I started to hang out with the wrong crowd, and suddenly, I started to see a whole new person. A person that I didn’t necessarily like, but everyone seemed to like me… So why not play that girl, right?

 Wrong. I’m sure you all have been through similar experiences, so I wont go in detail… but eventually, I got tired of wearing that mask…


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Life is too short to spend hoping that the perfectly arched eyebrow or hottest new lip shade will mask an ugly heart.
Kevyn Aucoin

This quote fits what I am saying perfectly… I realized, that sure, people liked me. I was popular. There wasn’t a party I wasn’t invited to, and there wasn’t a person who didn’t know my name… but I was hurting on the inside, because I was not this person… even though my hair was perfect and my lips were always glossy, I became someone that I'm not...

I can’t stress to you enough to be real. I know that sometimes being real and being you is hard… It takes a lot of courage to be yourself… but we need to remember that we already know how to be ourselves, why try to learn to be someone else? Master being yourself instead.


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It is your responsibility to create a character from behind the mask.  
 And I challenge you to do just that: Create your character & Master it.
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14 comments

Kassie said...

Love the guest post! It's all very true!

Rasha said...

Thanks for featuring me sweetheart!! I love you to death.

hello sunshine said...

great post my love.
very gud.

-cris

Sweet Tea and Biscuits said...

Love the post- So true! How fun to be BeB's guest!! Both of you girls tell it like it is -very refreshing :)

Brunch at Saks said...

Love this post! Have a fun girls weekend! XOXO

kanishk said...

Love the post- So true!

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Ams said...

I LOVE that last quote....
You're brillz I tell you. xo

Britney Jean said...

i love your posts Rasha!

Shanna said...

Love it!

nifer said...

Rasha, this post totally spoke to me. In college, I was very rigidly myself, so much so that I closed myself to change. Then, after college, I went to the opposite spectrum. Like you, I became someone I wasn't, and while it was fun, it was never truly comfortable because it wasn't me. Now, I'm trying to balance the two extremes and just be who I really am. That girl somewhere in the middle.

Mari said...

Rash I love this so much! I wen through that change in the first year of college trying so hard to fit in and then ending up not recognizing who you were and not liking the situation you'd gotten yourself into- thank you for this post to be the constant reminder that who I am is fantastic and there is no reason to try and change to fit in!

Micaela said...

amen to that!!!! i have always loved that O. Wilde quote.

rasha, thank you for the reminder of these important quotes. Btw, your name is perfect for a post like this- i love your name!

and jill, thanks for having her and nice to meet you! :)

Mama Bird said...

that balloon photo is so fun!

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

Love the Kevin Aucoin quote, and your Rasha's visit here.

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