"Once we have completely eradicated our delusions it will be utterly impossible for us to experience unpeaceful states of mind." Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Hi, I'm Emily

Thank you for visiting! My name is Emily and I started this blog to document my life and the recent decision to live more simply, by purging unnecessaries from my life, including possessions, thoughts, empty time, people, choices, food etc. 

As for the person behind the rants... here is what I'll tell you:

I am a gemini (Zodiac), an ENTP (MBTI), a number 7 with an 8 wing (Enneagram), orange with a close green (True Colours) and a spirited communicator (HRDQ Communication Styles).

My personal library is vast and contains mostly non-fiction, self-exploration, vegetarian/vegan cooking and nutrition books. My favourite books I've read somewhat lately and enjoyed include Freakonomics, The Tipping Point, The Girl Who Played With Fire (Trilogy), Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. I love making collages, painting and photography. My favourite colours to wear are green, because it matches my eyes, black because it makes me feel like people take me seriously and pattern because it makes me feel artsy. My favourite colours to look at are yellow and purple. I'm a sucker for sunsets, romantic comedies and anything chocolate.

I love travelling and even more so the prospect of travelling, researching places to visit, flights, hotels, nooks and crannies with the possibility of an adventure. Some of my favourite places that I have visited thus far are Cinque Terre, Santorini, Prague, Melbourne, Dalat and Luang Prabang. There are many places that I have yet to see that I would like to, which I will include in my soon to be updated "things to do/see before I die" list, in which I generally associate places I want to see with things I hope to do, to make the places that much more meaningful. I really enjoy making lists. Also, reading and saving inspirational quotes is a favourite pastime of mine. A few of my latest finds include: 

"how to be happy: decide every morning that you are in a good mood" and 

"dreams don't work unless you do" also, 

"the harder I work, the luckier I get" and one more, 

"one day, your life will flash before your eyes. MAKE SURE IT'S WORTH WATCHING". 

I spent my whole childhood living in the same house with my parents and three siblings who are all my very best friends and I love them to pieces. After high school, the longest I ever lived in the same place was eight months, which only happened twice in five years. I like change. 

I am a pop culture geek and love all genres of films... old, new, action, musical, dramas, I love them all! Some of my favourites include: Pulp Fiction, American Beauty, Braveheart, When Harry Met Sally, Gladiator and Girl, Interrupted. I also love some genres of music, which do not include country, electronic or metal. I spend most mornings listening to Motown and blues varieties, in my car I usually listen to either songs from film soundtracks or rock/alternative music still from CD's I burnt when I was in high school, or the radio. When I'm winding down in my apartment, it's more oldies, indie and rock and when I'm winding up, it's usually top 40. Here is a list of my "favourites" on 8 Tracks as of RIGHT NOW: 

Give Me Love Ed Sheeran 
Blue Lips Regina Spektor

Everyday Buddy Holly

Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) Looking Glass

The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) The Tokens

This Magic Moment The Drifters

Eyes On Fire Blue Foundation

Bird Song Florence + The Machine

Rockin' Robin Bobby Day

Stay Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs

Build Me Up Buttercup The Foundations

A Drop In the Ocean Ron Pope

Shiny Happy People R.E.M.

Flightless Bird, American Mouth Iron & Wine

Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop Landon Pigg

I Will Follow You Into the Dark Death Cab for Cutie

Challengers The New Pornographers

The Fear Lily Allen

Fidelity Regina Spektor

Your Song Ellie Goulding

Us Regina Spektor

Twenty Years Augustana

Samson Regina Spektor

Pumped Up Kicks Foster The People

Samson Regina Spektor

Where I Stood Missy Higgins

Learning to Breathe Switchfoot

Almost Lover A Fine Frenzy

Hear You Me Jimmy Eat World

The Beacon A Fine Frenzy

Heal the World Michael Jackson

Lollipop The Chordettes

Rockin' Robin Bobby Day

Little Bitty Pretty One Clyde McPhatter

Stay Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs

If You Wanna Be Happy Jimmy Soul

Hey Baby Bruce Channel

Turning Page Sleeping at Last

Faster Matt Nathanson

Wishing you sunshine, smiles, laughter and love,