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    From the East to the West…

    Savannah, you have given me so many great experiences, through you I met amazing people and went on many adventures. I am going to miss you so much. You are the first town I have ever lived from away from home and I couldn’t have asked for anything better. From the creepy but charming Spanish Moss to the crazy ghost stories, and the extremely nice people that live here, you have become one of my all time favorite places.

    I will see you again some day :)

    —Raquel

     

    A Mother’s Love

    "You are wonderful, an amazing young woman, and you have the biggest heart." These words were told to me today by my mother as she cried over a phone conversation we were having. Sometimes people underestimate a mother’s love, sometimes people misunderstand a mother’s love and sometimes people take for granted a mother’s love. Today, my mother wept for me and with me, because she loves me more than anything in this world, because when I suffer so does she. Her heart aches when mine aches and she wishes nothing or no one could harm me. My mother is not perfect, she has her flaws and her scars but my mother is one of the wisest people I know. I used to make fun of the saying "Mother knows best" but as I continue to get older I can only believe it to be truer every day. 

    I have given my mother many headaches and sleepless nights but she never stops loving me. I have disappointed and disrespected her but she never stops loving me. I have taken for granted many sacrifices she has done for me but she never stops loving me. My mother will never stop loving me. If I could only give back to her half the things she has given me.

    I love you, Mom.

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    When You Open Your Heart To Someone

    You open yourself to risks and danger, you open yourself to getting hurt and being disappointed. You put yourself in a position where anything can happen, good or bad. Opening your heart means becoming vulnerable… But, opening your heart to someone also means opening yourself to new experiences, new adventures and new emotions. It means sharing your life with someone and them doing the same, it’s creating a bond that can last a lifetime and making it so that you can put all your trust in it. Opening your heart is something that you shouldn’t do in a heartbeat (minor pun ha!) because that’s when you expose yourself to things that you might not have control of. Opening your heart brings surprises and frustrations, laughs and tears. But whatever the outcome is you always learn and grow.

    Always love deeply but wisely.

    With love,

    Raquel

    Happy Fucking Friday :)

    I was thinking… Idk why but I like cursing, a lot. It just adds so much more seriousness or emotion to whatever you say, for example: “that was amazing!” vs. “that was fucking amazing!” which one would you say sounds the ‘amazing-est’? Come on, don’t lie to yourself. 

    So yeah, Happy Fucking Friday… Have fun. Be safe. Stay alive.

    with love,

    Raquel :)

    Cute puppies only have good days.
    I’m like that f***** movie….

    You know that stupid cheesy movie with Alexis Bledel -if that’s her name- where she graduates and can’t find a job… That’s me right now. I have a BA in Advertising and an MA in Graphic Design and here I am as a hostess in a restaurant. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not completely hating on my current job but… FUCK, I HAVE A MASTER’S DEGREE! I feel like I should be earning enough to at least open a savings account (note how I didn’t say 401K… that’s how broke I am) 

    The poop is that I have all these “degrees” and I want nothing to do with them… Well, not really nothing but not much. I like design and ALL the creativity that comes with it. Hell, I love creativity just ask my mom… but sitting in front of a computer wasn’t really in my plans (ever). The worst thing is that almost everything requires fucking computers these days and that FUCKING SUCKS! Anyways, before starting a whole rant about how computers have come to screw everything up, I’ll stop. Computers have been good to me. I can communicate with family and friends that aren’t close to me but at the same time distanced me from people that lived less than 5 miles away. Idk what computers do anymore. I mean, didn’t people in the freakin’ 1940s do amazing things without them?

    I call this a “Rant Post” so it won’t make sense but keep in mind that I’m a recent graduate with no job and debt knocking on my door. I’m crazy.

    Have an awesome Thursday :)

    —Raquel

    SCORE MY DESIGN ON THREADLESS and SHARE this post if you would love to wear one of these :)

    Jackie R.


    great song for tonight… TGIF

    Had so much fun sketching this today! 

    HOPE

    Lately, I’d been feeling lost [career wise] and this had me feeling low, very low. I don’t have a 5yr plan… Hell, I don’t have a 1 week plan. I always thought I knew what I wanted but, apparently, I don’t. What I do know is… I am proud of the person I am today, I am proud because I have overcome problems and circumstances that I never thought I would, I ventured out because I wanted more, I want more. Who knows where I’ll be tomorrow, only God. One thing I am certain of is that…

    I have so many things to be thankful for.

    "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
    -Matthew 6:34

    The Serenity Prayer

    God grant me the serenity 
    to accept the things I cannot change; 
    courage to change the things I can;
    and wisdom to know the difference.

    Living one day at a time; 
    Enjoying one moment at a time; 
    Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; 
    Taking, as He did, this sinful world
    as it is, not as I would have it; 
    Trusting that He will make all things right
    if I surrender to His Will;
    That I may be reasonably happy in this life 
    and supremely happy with Him
    Forever in the next.
    Amen.

    Typeface Design class was definitely a challenge but at the end of the day I can say Prof. Newman was the best and I couldn’t have learned as much from anyone else. It was a love/hate process but it definitely paid off.