Monday, August 27, 2012

Born To Dazzle Has MOVED!

Hello beautiful followers! I've been working a lot lately on getting ready for my trip to Africa and because of that I've been working on my other blog Undercover Peacemaker. Since that blog is on Wordpress I've gotten to know the program more and love the layouts over there. And since I wanted to really commit to this blog I thought it was time to make the url the name of the blog! 

So without further a due, I would like to present the new Born to Dazzle! Please follow me over to the new site and keep reading there! I really do appreciate all your support and love and would really like for you to continue reading and giving feedback on Born to Dazzle at it's new location!


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Popcorn and A Movie

Grab some popcorn and the family cause I've got a great movie that EVERYONE will love!

I've been watching some weird movies lately, so to find a gem like this was very much needed! "Big Miracle" with Drew Berrymore, Kristin Bell, John Krasinski, Ted Danson and Dermot Mulroney is  heart warming story about the reconnect of community and of nature. A story about the  1989 miracle of the world coming together to save a family of whales in Alaska, stuck under the thick winter ice, these whales are unable to get free on their own and face the possibility of death. Reporters and help come from all over the world to report on the story and to come together to make a real miracle.

This movie was defiantly an eye opener for me as an activist! It showed people of every belief coming together for the same cause, to help these whales. Greenpeace activist, oil industry men, and military all joining in for the same cause, even though all their formal beliefs and reasons for helping these animals were different. This movie shows that we can coexist and love those around us even if we don't share the same beliefs. A really amazing movie that people of all ages will appreciate. 

I will admit that I cry in most movies, but I did get teary eyed at the end of this movie, when you really saw a new community form! I would call this a 4 star movie! ****

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

It's Better Being Single

My goal in writing a blog is to always be as honest as possible and to really share the true things that happen in life in general and in my life. So it's about to get real deep, and I'm not talking about the baby pool! One of the big struggles I have in my life is my singleness. Like all things in life it comes in waves, so there are days where I'm completely content with being single, on my own and independent. But there are days where society's world seeps into mine and messes things all up! 

Our society tells women everyday, that their worth comes from having a man by their side. Women only go to college to find a husband and there must be something wrong with you if you aren't in a relationship. And if I'm going to be perfectly honest, I've never been in a relationship, I've dated some guys but never have been in an actual relationship and at 20 years old that means that there's something wrong with me. 

However, Being single does not define who I am, It leaves me free to be exactly who I am so that I can live each day with bright and bold colors. By being single I can find myself and really figure out not only who I am but what I want to do in this world! I'm able to develop so that I don't have to pretend for someone else but so when a man does come into my life he can know and see the real me!

The other night I was not dealing with being single very well. (Probably because I was watching an over the top girly movie about an unrealistic relationship while i was painting.) Of course as any rational girl would do, I went on pinterest to distract myself and saw a post from my friend Coleen's blog She Has Worth, about the bad views on being single, and it was just what I needed to hear. 

She mentioned the idea of God preparing the heart of the man that will be in your life or that he is currently doing work in Africa (we can only hope!)

There is little reality TV that I watch but I do love the show Guliana and Bill on Style. Guliana is a girl after my own heart. She married at 30 (to a great guy, if I do say so!) and worked on the career that she wanted. She has pursued her dreams and created a life for herself. She's a real girl with a real story and even a real fairy tale ending. Her and her husband have the most functional relationship of all the reality stars and are just such down to earth and fun people (with some really great clothes!) But what I love about Guliana and her story is that she didn't sit and wait for a man, she didn't listen to society when they told her that her worth came from being in a relationship.

Guliana went after her dreams and along the way a man entered that dream and became a part of it. She was the woman that she needed and wanted to become and developed in a way that ended up being perfect for the man of her dreams. 

"For a whole to be a whole, the 2 halves must be whole" - Unknown

So continue on being you and working on fulfilling your dreams. Search for your heart and not for the heart of another. Because as you look for yours, and when you find your heart, his heart will be waiting there soon after. Before someone else can really know you, you have to know yourself.

Welcome to your journey. . .