Let’s cut the shit.

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Not just ok, but ESSENTIAL.

We can never be the 100% cheerful, happy, strong, objective, willful. We ALL have the other side of the coin within us: the soppy, sad, weak, confused, stuck side.

If we try to be only one side of the coin, we fail.

So, in order to maintain sanity and health, we have to own up to both sides. And be willing to feel them. No hiding from it, no pretending, no bull shit. As hard as it might be to just admit to what you’re currently feeling, as hurtful and mindblowingly scary as it might be, it’s not worse than living in the hell of hiding yourself all day, every day.

So, gather up the courage to show yourself to yourself, in enclosed four walls, if you need, but show it.

And you won’t ever regret it.

#havecourage #bebrave #feel #show #allow #positive #negative #emotions

Poesia 1 – Do catalisador

Eu tenho tantas coisas acontecendo agora que eu não sei direito o que fazer.

Meu ser sente a necessidade de ir atrás dos sonhos.

Meu ser não entende porque tanta coisa tem que acontecer em tão pouco tempo.

Meu ser chora, ri, se deleita e se perde em questão de segundos, ou melhor, tudo ao mesmo tempo.

Nunca senti tanta dor, tanta esperança, tanto ardor, tanta objetividade e tanta confusão antes na minha vida.

Como um catalisador, sinto que alguém me mexeu por dentro e fez TUDO girar.

Todas as inseguranças, dúvidas, anseios, desejos, sonhos, direções, mundo e presentes, tudo, tudo, tudo ao mesmo tempo, girando, girando, girando.

E eu no meio, absorvendo tudo, vendo tudo, vivendo tudo, sem entender nada.

Acho que sou uma bola de sentidos e só consigo perceber e sorver agora.

Meu cérebro já virou panqueca mesmo,

acho que só me resta ser.

For one year, I would like to commit to…

 

…being as honest as I can be.

…being as comprehensive as I can be.

…being who I am, unapologetically.

…being loving and understanding (with myself and others)

…being free to feel what I feel, without guilt, without shame.

…being who I am, whatever is happening, whatever life throws at me (it being confetti or a few challenges)

…being strong in what I believe. (my heart, my spirituality, my relationship to others, my relationship with myself)

For one year I would like to commit to always remembering that:
“It’s ok to be who you are. It’s ok to feel how you feel. It’s ok if you don’t want to get up in the morning. It’s ok if you feel like you’re doing a good job. It’s ok to fall. It’s ok to rise. It’s ok to love unapologetically. It’s ok to BE. I love you. You are the heroin of my life. Keep being who you are and all shall be well.”

And this is my letter of New Year’s resolution this year.illu

What would you like to remember this 2017?

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Lina

 

 

VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD

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I am so honored to have been nominated for the VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD!

In order to kindly accept this nomination, I need to write about these aspects:

  • Show the award on your blog.
  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Share seven different facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 15, give or take a few, blogs of your choice.
  • Link your nominees and let them know of your nomination.

So, firstly, thank you @mjcobra for thinking of me! ❤
I do my blog with passion, because I love expressing myself and I love having this venue to do it, but I have been shyly participating in it and luckily MJ Cobra found me!

Onto the other aspect to participate: 7 facts about myself

  1. I love Stitch. Yep, from “Lilo and Stitch” XD I currently own three plushies from him, because I can’t live without one.
  2. I’m obsessed with plushies and cute things in general. I can’t help myself.
  3. I LOOOVE crystals and finding out what they are good for, wether for aiding in health or for aid with emotions. I truly believe in their energy and power.
  4. I am currently studying fashion! And I have never been more anxious or passionate, but I’m pursuing this with all my guts.
  5. I’m graduated in Visual Arts, which, led me to believe I needed to be a specific kind of artist, but throughout the years I’ve been realizing it doesn’t matter what kind of art I do, so long I stay authentic and true to myself. To me, that’s honestly all that matters.
  6. I am brazilian! Don’t think I mentioned this before. I’m a third generation of japanese people in Brazil, my grandparents came from Japan on those gigantic ships, it took them around three months to get to Brazil.
  7. I write since my sister gave me my first official diary, when I was a child, around the age of 8! And haven’t stopped since.

I could honestly go on forever with these facts, it’s too much fun thinking about different aspects of me and quirks to share with you. XD

I haven’t followed that many people here, unfortunately, but I nominate these two awesome ladies: MJ Cobra, because I love the way she writes and Marzia Bisognin, because I find her to be a great style inspiration and overall life style inspiration.

My nominees: Mj @mjcobra
and Marzia @ MARZIA’S LIFE

I had a lot of fun writing this post! I hope you were able to enjoy it as well. ^^

I will see you soon with more words and cute illustrations x)

 

heart2, Lina

 

Ocean

There’s something inside me that is bursting out.

I feel it creeping in, expanding through me.

It feels foreign, strange, vast.

Like a big, wide ocean that feels too deep to grasp,

I can’t quite fathom if it embraces me or hovers over me.

It feels positive, yet too big for myself, so it scares me a little.

This foreign, weird feeling, makes me want to cry.

And I think it’s love.

A wave of love I have yet to understand with my mind.

It is love. Bigger than me.

Bigger than everything there is.