I never liked purple at a certain point. In my country it is the color of a very popular funeral parlor and I had always found it depressing because it was, to me “the funeral color” . However, lately I have been drawn to it. I went to the store and chose a purple exercise mat. I rejected a pair of white headphones and went for the Purple pair. My favorite towel at home was embroidered in purple, I changed my Blog Text to one that had many purple accents. I began to wonder was this just one phase where all of a sudden I liked Purple? Currently I am training in animation (including digital art) and so Color psychology has been mentioned. It has been a while since I was sucked into things like horoscopes and such, but regardless of this I was still curious to know what others believed Purple meant and so I found a site on Google saying this.
*I have included links to the website in the colored and underlined texts.
“This color relates to the imagination and spirituality. It stimulates the imagination and inspires high ideals. It is an introspective color, allowing us to get in touch with our deeper thoughts.
Purple or violet assists those who seek the meaning of life and spiritual fulfillment
In the meaning of colors, purple and violet represent the future, the imagination and dreams, while spiritually calming the emotions. They inspire and enhance psychic ability and spiritual enlightenment, while, at the same time, keeping us grounded.
The color violet relates to the fantasy world, and a need to escape from the practicalities of life. It is the daydreamer escaping from reality.
Violet encourages creative pursuits and seeks inspiration and originality through its creative endeavors. It likes to be unique, individual and independent, not one of the crowd. Artists, musicians, writers, poets and psychics are all inspired by violet and its magic and mystery”
“Having either purple or violet as your favorite color means you are sensitive and compassionate, understanding and supportive, thinking of others before yourself – you are the person others come to for help – being needed motivates you but sometimes people take advantage of you.
You are a gentle and free spirit. Your feelings run deep and you can be quite sensitive to hurtful comments from others, although you would never show it.
Being a personality color purple, you have a peaceful and tranquil quality and a quiet dignity about you. People are drawn to your charismatic and alluring energy.You are usually introverted rather than extroverted and may give the impression of being shy although this is not the case.
You are creative and like to be individual in most of your endeavors, including your dress and home decoration – you love the unconventional.
You are idealistic, and often impractical, with a great imagination, dreaming of a future in an ideal fantasy world where you exclude the ugly side of reality – you tend to look at life through rose-colored glasses. People who don’t understand you sometimes think you are eccentric because you spend so much time in your fantasy world.
With your personality color purple you inspire others with your creative thinking and your ability to deal positively with adversity.
You can be secretive, with even your closest friends not really knowing you well.
***My friends actually JUST had this talk with me about this recently!**
Being the free spirit you are, you love to travel to experience different cultures and meet new people.”
Honestly, it was very interesting how similar some of these meanings and personality traits felt similar to me and my feelings. Who knows if it’s some marketing strategy or whatever but I was quite impressed. Everything did not relate to me but the majority was quite spot on.
Have you been drawn to a particular color lately?
One day I was at a park in my Island’s Capitol. It was a busy day and the sun was hot (as usual in the Caribbean) This year’s independence they had dolled the city up a bit, and I noticed that they had painted along the harbor with the flag. For weeks after, I told my boyfriend how much I wish I could take a photo there so that years later when I am old I would go back and take another photo there.It was also just the perfect photo spot with the cruise ships in the background.He responded, “why not?” I would make excuses , “nahhh, too many people” or “The sun is way too hot” . The feeling nagged at me for weeks though. I felt like I had to take a photo there because I wanted to so much. So one day in the hot sun and a busy day, He again told me hey we are going to take that picture. I was nervous and scared and even though no one was looking at me (or maybe they were) I got up onto that platform and took this picture;
That same night I posted it on social media as normal in our time. I felt great and happy literally following the quote of doing something that scares you everyday. I treasure this picture a lot and hope to print it soon( Album lovers)
There is something about doing something for yourself and kicking fear’s butt that leaves some kinda hormone lingering in you for quite a while. ANYWAY that same night I got a message on fb………
Now this person had never spoken to me before so I was like nah this person wants something. I was right of course. He was my age, in the creative industry or rather doing things to open opportunities in that industry. He wanted me to advertise a T-shirt he had made by taking a photo in that spot. He couldn’t even pay me or anything but I did get a free t-shirt which I do count as something.
I Was a Model For A Day
I think you get my point by now. This was not the grandest thing but it could have been. Any one thing you do opens one door out there in opportunity land. The scarier it is might be the bigger the door, in the long term( or short term) or sometimes the smaller depending on if it was a good choice or not. It could have been an added acquaintance, a big billboard advertisement (I Wish) or just a photo for an aspiring artist. I am no expert however this was just another added evidence for me, a gentle reminder that if I want things to happen in my life, I would need to step up and DO SOMETHING because I am the only one with the keys to open my very stylish doors of opportunity.
Oh what a magical thing. Never have I felt such an embrace from a body scrub before! I just had to tell you all immediately.
If ever you have a bad day at work, come home to this body scrub. It’s heavenly ingredients is all you will ever need to relax. It smells and feels, oh so amazing. How did they do it!!. When you gently layer it onto your skin a warmth slowly yet gently fills the area you are scrubbing .The sugar crystals are not harsh at all and oh the smell I cannot say it enough. IT SMELLS so gooood and when you finally rinse it off. My goodness. It feels as if you have been reborn and your skin is as smooth as ever smoother than a baby’s and you do not even feel like washing it off because you want the feeling to last forever. I do not think I will ever receive it again. It was a once in a lifetime purchase .I tried to re-create you in a DIY but to no avail. So I eternalize it here in words so that I will never forget and one day when my income has gained weight I will see you again dear Shea Sugar Scrub.
To each his own.
Some feel like it is easy here. A people who love to laugh. Laid back even with the many struggles and the crimes that poison the society.
Some are mystified by the vastness of the ocean, skies and starry nights. The diversity in the people’s personalities, lifestyles, hair types, skin shades.
Some find it so warm. The gentle sun, the warm welcomes and the life that may be slow-paced to those a bit more used to sky scraping cities.
Some find it too small. The 238 sq miles suffocate them, the small amount of opportunities, the amount of leaders to the minds of the people who may not want to change to their liking.
Some find it sufficient. It’s environment which leaves room for so many leaders to sprout from the unknown. It’s beauty to relax you on any given day. The rush of its waves the closeness to family.
Sometimes I feel all of the above and sometimes none. Some days It’s not enough for me and yet some days it’s the only place I would want to be. There are ups and downs of every paradise, more to it than green trees and lovely beaches. It will always be what you make it .Either the most heavenly place or the most hated. For me it is everything in one and although I want to experience the world, I would be blind to not see what a beautiful place I was born in.
Have a great day and Be Blissful, wherever you are.♥
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Ephesians 6:13-17 NIV
🌟Added to my Favorites (mentally)
So now that I have gone and told you everything i hope to accomplish in my life.. or most things anyway, YouTube decides to feed me with these kinds of videos in my recommend section. I’m there like really?! After each video I listen to, of course I sit and think, examine my situation and wonder how it has directly affected me and my moving toward those goals. For one thing, I have been sleeping MUCH more. A previous post showed how I now wake up earlier to get some things done, tackle some mini goals. Well… getting out of bed has been like trying to push an elephant off me in the morning. 2 days becomes 4 days and I wonder why the days have been passing me by, why it’s all of a sudden so difficult to wake up in the morning and even why am I not posting Blog posts as often.
I think I have come up with the answer. My Writing Updates. It’s as if now that I know that it might not be as easy as I thought , I shy away from coming back to the blogging world thinking” gosh but I haven’t written in a while” or “they’ll know I haven’t had a writing update in a while.” Frankly this pressure that most probably might be all in my head is beginning to annoy the heck out of me and so , No more daily writing updates . Maybe the occasional one or just my thoughts and feelings about certain things related to writing. I will tell you when I AM DONE.
Although I didn’t feel the false sense of accomplishment when I had first begun this blog but at that time if I think about it , I had no readers, no one hitting that LIKE button. Now that I am sensing the change, I will attempt to nip that in the bud. I also feel like life had a way of laughing in my face and giving me some plain reminders to get real and get working. like hey! you’re still broke!