“we accept the love we think we deserve.”

all too true, this lovely excerpt from the perks of being a wallflower, isn’t it?

brené brown has even more insight into this topic. a look into courage, connection, and the human struggle with vulnerability.

in the past week, i’ve failed more than i have in a long time. i’m learning to be okay with that. i’m learning to embrace imperfection. i’m learning to pick myself back up – and to let other people help me do so.

be vulnerably seen. practice gratitude and joy. believe you are enough. say you’re sorry. fix it. start listening. be kinder and gentler to yourself.

WHY? because in the end, to feel this vulnerable means you’re alive.

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a GOOD reminder.

this video is a good and timely reminder for me.

a reminder of why i renamed this blog. a reminder of the incredibly minute slice of this world i make up. a reminder of the beauty this world shares with us everyday. a reminder that often, we take this beauty for granted.

a reminder that i truly am no more than ONE SMALL GRAIN OF SAND.

thanks GOOD, for the inspiration.

daily prompt: ready set go [versión español]

a goal of mine is to work on developing my translation skills. translation of three things: literature, news sources, and audio material (speeches and real live conversations), too.  my spanish teacher gave me a book of short stories to translate (both from english to spanish and spanish to english). so, literature – covered. one could spend HOURS translating one piece to ensure that the style fits the language it is being translated into. but today’s daily prompt is the perfect opportunity to get myself translating. and translating quickly.

here’s my attempt at translating news sources. ten minutes. one news article. one draft. here goes nothing.

abogado de las bebidas: el limite de las bebidas en Nueva York es malo para el público:

NUEVA YORK – el limite del tamaño de bebidas de azucar en una infringement extraordinaria en la elección que tienen los consumidores, dicce un abogado para la Associación de Bebidas Americans y otros criticos en el corte este miercoles. Opponentes tambien tienen preguntas de justicia racial mientras está restricción llega al corte.

la branch del estado de nueva york de la associción para el advancimiento de las personas de color y la federacion hispanica han unidos la esfuerza de los que procesan las bebidas en parar los efectos de la reglar pleanado para tomar efecto el 12 de marzo.

los criticos estan atacando lo que llaman una regulación inconsistente y indemocratico, mientras officiales de la ciudad y expertos de la salud la defendan como una manera de luchar contra la obesidad.

[los de nueva york no queieren que aliguen les diga lo que deben beber], dijo el abogado James Brant al justice Milton Tingling del corte supreme estatal de Manhattan.

La problema es compleja para los advocates minoridades.

10 minutes stops here. i didn’t get through more than four paragraphs of this article. i have italicized words that i couldn’t come up with during my speed write. i’m posting this now for the sake of the prompt. but i will most likely come back here and edit, add, and republish. translation is tough.