A few months ago, I dared myself to enter a mall. I hadn't been in one since 1999. I admit; I was a Hot Topic girl.
Prior to that, the last time I set foot into a mall was as a child.
I went to the mall because I decided I needed some real sunglasses. For years I had been quite content with my $18.99 CVS sunglasses. They didn't make me look like a bug, and they got the job done.
After I purchased my far too expensive, grown-up sunglasses, I noticed a sign that read, David's Tea. I power walked over there and bought Birthday Cake tea, which has real sprinkles in it.
It was on the second trip to David's Tea, that I spotted a store called LUSH, diagonally from my new favorite tea shop.
I saw a small studio sized store with young tattooed, and brightly colored haired girls . They were essentially, me in high school.
I was lured by the yummy fragrance, and quickly came to find that I'd be spending a lt of cash.
LUSH Handmade Cosmetics is a place I now frequent. I don't wear makeup, and surprisingly the vast majority of their products consists of shower, bath, hair, and skincare products.
What hooked me is that their products are made with a lot of organic fruits, vegetables. Each product is indeed handmade, and each container of whatever has a sticker with a characterized image of the person who made it, their name, and the date it was made. The cutsey names of their products are often takes on songs, and film.
I'm not a bath person, so I buy a lot of shower stuff.
If you do want bath products, they have bath bombs that offer pleasant fragrances, and color. I actually bought something that is supposed to create glittery gold bubbles.
Today marks the beginning of National Suicide Prevention Week.
To learn more, see https://afsp.org/
Suicide is not the easy way out
It is not for cowards
It is not shameful
It is a reflection of not knowing what else to do
THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO
AND I SO VERY MUCH WANT YOU TO FEEL BETTER.
WITH ALL OF MY BEING I CAN TELL YOU
IT IS HERE FOR YOU
YOU CAN HAVE ANYTHING YOU WANT SIMPLY BECAUSE YOU WANT IT
BE PATIENT WITH THE WONDER THAT YOU ARE
WORTHY WORTHY WORTHY
STICK AROUND YOU WILL SEE IT
Suicide Hotline : 1 800 273 8255
24/7 connection to a trained counselor who is here for you.
I believe story telling is an art form and blogging is a medium in which to share stories and ideas. Within this blog I hope to cover a spectrum of topics. From the serious to the silly. Here you will read my views and inquiries about subjects such as feminism, other various socio-political issues, psychology, spirituality, sexuality, and general interests such as film, art and music. You will also be exposed to my obsession with cupcakes, tea, books, Hello Kitty, and quirky day to day journeys. I enjoy learning from others as I am constantly attempting to introspect, grow and evolve. During this process I will be jotting down musings on this blog. Pull up a comfy chair and a spot of tea and join me!