Yearly Archives: 2011

December 29, 2011

GET ACTIVE & KEEP ON SAVING. I’m going to buy a house (with a GOOD down payment) before 2014 (or before I turn 26). Wow, 26 sounds scary. Can I be 24 forever? Or 25 could work, too.

I am still inexperienced with life in so many ways but I know this much: set goals and work to attain them. It gives you stability and direction.

Posted By Charlene Precious @ 8:30 pm
December 28, 2011

Holy cow, that’s a new and shameful record. Rest assured that I feel guilty and I’m beating myself up for it. It is only when I actually come back to my photos and blogging that I realize how much I love and miss it and how I can never be without it. Time is more scarce than ever it seems and I’m struggling with things that need to get done.

Merry belated Christmas to all. I hope that there was overwhelming love.

I’m itching to travel again and there is talk of SAN FRANCISCO. San Francisco, Las Vegas, and New York City are top 3 in my U.S. travel radar. I think, of the three, San Francisco would most be my kind of city. Vegas is too wild and New York City is too hustle and bustle. San Fran may just be the happy medium.

I’m hardly the cheesy type but:
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” -Lao Tzu

That quote can only ever be uncheesy if you know what love really is. You need to be damn brave to love with all your heart, truly, without holding back, and to be loved by someone else with all their heart, makes you feel invincible.

Posted By Charlene Precious @ 5:36 pm
December 20, 2011

I started obsessing over circuses after I watched Water for Elephants. But I do realize that circuses involving animals are cruel and nothing like it is in that magical movie. I’ll do my best not to pay to see the shows and just stand outside and take photos of the tents instead. This is the Circus Circus hotel in Las Vegas. It was at the very edge of the strip, almost in the outskirts, but we made the trek because it just could not become a missed photo opportunity. I also can’t say that I didn’t climb things to take this photo.

Posted By Charlene Precious @ 9:52 pm

From A Photo A Day to A Photo Every Couple of Days? lol! At the rate I’m slacking, it’s not a bad idea. But no, I’d never do that. I will continue to live up to the name – I just need to establish my new rhythm. I’m getting there! :)

I’ve upgraded to a sexy white iPhone 4S and have ditched Rogers for Bell with the most magnificent plan on Earth.

I’m still four orders behind on Etsy. One of those four orders is my first order from Switzerland. Switzerland is easily one of my favourite countries that I’ve traveled, so you can imagine how excited I was to receive an order from there.

Posted By Charlene Precious @ 10:27 pm
December 10, 2011

Etsy sales are coming in like no tomorrow (I’m at 211 sales). And I haven’t even been promoting or paying proper attention to it apart from processing the steady flow of orders that I’m receiving. The shop is completely running itself. Good and bad at the same time because I’m struggling to keep up a little bit; my life is crazy right now.


Posted By Charlene Precious @ 3:52 pm
December 8, 2011

“I want you to get swept away. I want you to levitate. I want you to sing with rapture and dance like a dervish.”

Posted By Charlene Precious @ 9:21 pm