Women who Marched to Their own beat II

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Bonsoir mes amis!

It’s been awhile since my last post, I figured it would be a great idea to end March with the last part of my list of inspirational women. I began this list in the beginning of March as a celebration for women’s history month. So I think this would be a great way to finish the month, let us continue this praise of women, shall we. Oh, and if you haven’t checked out my first two posts please check them out!

Last post I named two great women whom I turn to for inspiration and guidance. This list was composed in no particular order, I simply chose to begin with Audrey and Frida. So the next two women who follow are no less important figures to me than the rest. These are all women who pushed boundaries and with their own strength, they fought for their dreams. It did not matter where they came from, nor what they owned or didn’t own, these women made things happen for themselves. Coco Chanel is a great example of a woman who made things happen for herself. Madame Chanel is a woman who embodies strength and perseverance; both characteristics of which I most admire and need so much. She did not allow her beginnings shape the grandeur of her dreams and goals. I think sometimes I look at my current situation and allow it to determine how big my goals can be. Sometimes we are afraid to dream big and aim high because our current state tells us that it will be impossible to succeeded now. Then I think of Madame Chanel, if she would have been afraid to dream large or even quit along the road, she would not have been able to live on forever. Coco Chanel was persistent enough to create something larger than herself, that she will continue to leave her mark on this world way after her death. She chose to fight and work for the life she know she wanted to create for herself. I know that the life we want to create for ourselves isn’t going to be an easy road, (and if it is maybe you’re not dreaming big enough) then I look at the legacy of Chanel and think yes it will be worth it. One only needs to choose to be strong and persistent.

Now the last woman on my list, is a woman who many don’t know. This woman is different from the rest of these ladies I’ve mentioned for; she didn’t become famous, she didn’t become financially rich, nor does she live in luxury. This woman may not be as recognizable as Audrey, Frida or Coco, but she has left a mark in my life that no one will ever be able to tarnish.  She is the woman who has no days off; does not think about herself;and takes on numerous roles at a time; she is my mother. My mother, Esther, has shown me what it is to be a woman. She shows me everyday was it  means to be a mother, daughter, and wife. My mother shows me what I can be capable of achieving, if not she sure has no issue in reminding me. I look at her, I only hope to become half of the woman she has become.

As we end this month of March, lets keep in mind the women who inspire is to chase after our dreams and goals. Even if some of these women don’t share a personal connection with me I still will continue to look toward them when I need a little inspiration and direction. These women will shape the woman that I’m becoming.

Women Who MARCHed to Their Own Beat

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Bonjour mes amis!

Since March is women’s history month, I thought it would be a great idea to write about the women who inspire me to work hard for all that I want and desire in life. Before I express my love for these women, let me say that I admire all human beings who work hard to get ahead and achieve their goals, but for the sake of women’s history month I will praise the women who get me through the toughest of times! Although I do not share a personal connection with most of the women I will mention, I do feel as I did or at least I wish I did! These women remind me what I’m capable of achieving, and to never let my current situation dictate the limits of my future; for there are no limits. Those limits just exist in our minds! So let’s begin the list shall we?

The first woman I turn to for style advise is Audrey Hepburn. I love her simple, elegant and charming sense of style. Her self presentation was impeccable! Quite, yet it demands attention! That is what I strive for in my own personal style. When I say style, I not only refer to the clothing that I wear, but I also refer to manners and how I carry myself. Please do not misinterpret what I say, I’m in no manner being untrue to myself. Not at all, what I’m saying is that I take notes from Audrey and the characters she gave life to, and incorporating them into my own style. In Audrey Hepburn’s style one can see how much she cared for others, her gentleness, her generosity –her heart. It’s easy to lose focus of who you are in this crazy-fast pace life, but if my style stays true it will be a reflection of my heart–meaning I will less likely lose focus. Whenever a new fad rolls in that I’m dying to try, I just turn to Audrey Hepburn.

Another woman on my short list is Frida Khalo, she embodies passion and strength. I wish I could have sat down with her and had a whiskey and shared a cigar. Frida was unapologetic and unafraid to be passionate and emotional. I have often found myself apologizing for something I felt or even worse for no reason at all! Women are told that we are to emotional and non-logical, that sometimes I feel like we believe it and begin to apologize for everything! When I look back at Frida’s creations and instantly think, “Wow, if she would have apologized for how she felt or for what her beliefs were, she would not have become the great icon she is today!” All her passion and at times her political ideology too, were thrown into her paintings. Paintings that will live on forever.  I look at her creations and I see, who SHE was, who she loved, what she stood for, and it all comes down to her passion and strength. I only hope to find something to make me feel half as passionate as Frida, then I remind myself I already have. That something is LIFE, it’s easy to forget how wonderful it is to be alive! I need not to have suffered as much, nor have become an artiste as Frida in order to exhibit her passion and strength! I need not to apologize for showing it as well!

Okay, I realize the length of this post is a bit long. I just have so much to say about each of the women that inspire me! Next post I will finish the list I promise! Please leave comments below and let me know your thoughts! Tell me the who are the women who inspire you!

xoxoxo-Adriana Elizaveth

A creative outlet

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Bon soir mes amis!

A few friends of mine have started their own blogs, which inspired me to create one of my own! I’m not entirely sure what will be the focus of this blog, yet I’m exited to see in which direction it will take! Not even sure if anyone will read it! I just needed a creative outlet in this post grad life I’m living! Something creative and productive, something where my voice could be heard! I should probably get to the part where I introduce myself…it’s funny how the first days in class I dreaded self introductions, they still make me nervous! Anyhow, I’m Adriana Elizaveth, I’m from one of the most diverse cities in the U.S- Houston, TX that is! Yes, the same wondrous city that Queen Bey came from! H-town vicious! Sorry I couldn’t help myself!  I hope one day some one will say “Houston?! That’s the city Adriana Elizaveth came from!”. The previous statement has nothing to do with fame, but it has all to do with leaving a legacy.

Last May I graduated from the University of Houston….and that’s when the struggle begins! College was just minor issues when compared to the struggle after college! I won’t go into details here, maybe in a later post, but one thing I will say now–I firmly believe in the quarter-life crisis! The words of my high school A.P U.S History teacher have played in my mind when I need them most ” it will all work out in the end”, and it’s true! Let’s move on to lighter subjects…

Flowers are my favorite things in the world…okay maybe next to CANDY…and okay maybe after NETFLIX…and after WINE…and ALL things FRENCH…DOWNTON ABBEY…THE COLOR PINK. Not just any PINK, DUSTY ROSE PINK!  Okay so I should have said flowers are among my favorite things in the world. I mentioned all things french, because as you will soon learn, I have an obsession with the french culture! To the point where I believe that I must have been french in the past life, and in this life I’m blessed to be a Latina-French-American! Latina by heritage, French by choice, and American by birth.

So to finally finish this long intro, I’m excited to see what comes from this new creative outlet that I am exploring! As said earlier, I’m unsure where this blog will go, yet I hope you keep reading and perhaps wonderful and new Ideas! Plus you’ll get to know the awesome person that I am!

xoxox-Adriana Elizaveth