The ocean & the wind

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You're deeper than the ocean,
Both unstoppable and free,
And nothing can control,
The wild intentions of the sea,
So when they try to shape you,
Slip like water from their palms,
For the wind should know it's reckless,
To disturb the ocean's calm,
You have the right to be here,
Every right to what you feel,
And the wind can howl forever,
But the ocean will not kneel. 
Do not let them change you,
Send your waves out far and wide,
And let them learn the hard way,
That you can't command the tide.
-e.h. poetry

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This dress was my grandmothers wedding dress, handmade by her. It is an honor to have this vintage keepsake and wearing it this weekend gave me goosebumps thinking about her and her spirit.

She continues to be my greatest influence. Her love is powerful and unconditional, her smile was contagious and I hear her laugh every time I think of her.  I miss her physical presence every day but we are always sending each other love. 

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Headband is actually a belt I double wrapped. 

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Much love, 

-Magnolia Rose

One word #MyIntent

Is there one word that describes you? One word that wraps up who you?

What are you passionate about, interested in, excited about? Is there a word that represents that?

Is there a word that encourages you, challenges you, motivates you or keeps you on track? 

If you had just one word, max 14 characters, what would it be? 

"MyIntent Project is a catalyst for
meaningful conversations and positive action."

"We believe there is purpose inside each of us and we want our efforts to encourage people to share more truth and inspiration with each other. We are not a jewelry company - we are a service project." -MyIntent

Once a year my work puts together "Make A Difference Week". Its the most celebrated week at CHG, dedicated to charity, love, and fun! One of the events this year was the MyIntent project. You choose a word within 14 characters and its engraved on a little circle you can choose to wear as a bracelet or a necklace. The money made is donated and you walk away with a bracelet with YOUR word on it. 

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I signed up for a bracelet immediately! I dig anything motivational ESPECIALLY when its inspiring and does some good for the community. 

I bought my bracelet and then froze when it came time to pick my word.

I think its pretty obvious that I am incredibly wordy so picking just one word thats under 14 characters was hard. 

I toyed with a few ideas. Took to google, Pinterest, and instagram. I searched so many different options and looked at all the inspiring options others imprinted on their bracelets. 

My message, "Walk The Earth With Love" is too long. "Love and light" (although great) just felt typical.

I started writing down words and phrases I identified with that were under 14 characters....

"Already Here" - "This Moment" - "Spread Light" - "Explore - "Create" - "Believe in Magic" - "Discover" - "Do Epic Shit" - "Be Bold" - "Glow from Within" - "Glow Within" - "Create Magic" 

The list goes on and nothing had that ahh hah feeling...

Eventually I started looking up crazy other words in different languages with a meaning that was longer than 14 characters. 

I loved the word "Tapas" which means glow. "Sat Nam" is one of my meditation favorites, meaning truth identified. "Hunkaar" was cool, it means the sound of a dozen lions to the beat of a drum. I am a Leo dedicated to expression so I liked that but the words itself was a bit too masculine. 

Eventually I came across the word "Meraki". 

Along with Meraki sounding like a cool font or a Casino in Vegas its actually an IT company in San Francisco. The meaning itself is rad...

"To do something with soul, creativity, or love; to put something of yourself into your work"

It was perfect. It felt right and it summed up why everything I do takes so much energy. I put a piece of myself into EVERYTHING that I do. Relationships, friendships, work, hobbies, blogging...

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Blogging takes time, a lot of time. Creative expression takes energy, a lot of energy. The struggle has always been pushing through the desire to take a nap or binge watch shit on Netflix. I am a fan of Netflix and chill but I actually like to lay there and do nothing. After the exhaustion from work, mom life, and just getting through the day I would so much rather come home and crash on the couch with my family.

But the desire to blog is ALWAYS there, its the mental energy that's in short supply. I love connecting, sharing, and inspiring others.

I love this bracelet, I let it move me, motivate me, and encourage me everyday. 

Every time I look at it I think of my love for expression and this space on the internet I have created where I can put all of my passionate energy. I don't ever take it off because it reminds me to stay consistent even though its exhausting sometimes. My problem is consistency, this has ALWAYS been the problem.

Blogging takes time, a lot of time. Creative expression takes energy, a lot of energy. The struggle has always been pushing through the desire to take a nap or binge watch shit on Netflix. I am a fan of Netflix and chill but I actually like to lay there and do nothing. After the exhaustion from work, mom life, and just getting through the day I would so much rather come home and crash on the couch with my family.

But the desire to blog is ALWAYS there, its the mental energy that's in short supply. I love connecting, sharing, and inspiring others.

This bracelet is my reminder to get my ass up, grab my laptop, and sit back down haha. Seriously though, its a reminder to contribute to my passion and I have learned that although it all takes energy I end up more burnt out and exhausted when I don't contribute to my creative hobbies. Its like food, you need it to thrive and have energy but you need energy to digest it. 

Check out MyIntent > HERE! < use the code SHARE10 to get 10% off your order! Let me know what would your word be, tag me in a photo on insta - I would LOVE to see it!  

Much love, 

-Magnolia Rose