emancipate

Ask me anything   1 : to free from restraint, control, or the power of another; especially to free from bondage
2 : to release from paternal care and responsibility
3 : to free from any controlling influence

Momofuku Bo Ssam Dinner →

I’m lurking the crap out of Aziz right now & stumbled across this. Uh. Talk about #INSPIRATION. All I really want in life is to be successful enough to just throw dinner parties for my friends/family. Real talk. This is going down in a few weeks… just you wait.

azizisbored:

I always knew at some point I would get obsessed with cooking and it took hold in the past few months. Last night, myself, my little brother Aniz, and David Cho decided to go for it and do the legendary Momofuku Bo Ssam dinner at home. It was RIDIC.

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THE MONEY TEAM CELEBRATES THEIR VICTORY. A…

— 1 month ago with 1008 notes
#fatkidclub  #momofuku  #aziz  #funny  #food  #inspiration  #cooking  #parties  #bo  #ssam  #dinner 
hahahhahahha i love you gebdoe.
whatthefuckgeb:

I think we have more star power and we take better group photos..
#sorrynotsorry #shotsfired (at Such is my life..)

hahahhahahha i love you gebdoe.

whatthefuckgeb:

I think we have more star power and we take better group photos..

#sorrynotsorry #shotsfired (at Such is my life..)

— 1 month ago with 2 notes
#oscars  #selfie  #happy birthday  #shesherun  #blackrosesnyc  #runners not running  #friends  #crewlove 
… it’s been a long three weeks back from roaming the streets of Florence, eating my weight in gelato and taking long exposure shots of the sunset without a care in the world. every last piece of me is exhausted. physically. mentally. emotionally. the effects of advertising are taking its toll in much more impactful ways than just the extra-strength dark eye circle cream i’m buying in bulk these days; is this what it means to feel burnt out? not even six months in and i feel as though i’ve aged the equivalent of my last six years in communications. yikes. there are days where i see a spark at the end of the tunnel, but more often than it’s a shroud of darkness; a shroud of darkness accompanied by the heavy, humid blanket of uncertainty and fear that leaves you hesitant to take another step forward. it feels like a dysfunctional love i’m determined to see through, but at what expense? no answers here, just ramblings. even the most difficult of experiences help shape us, so long as we let them. as was with the utter joy & happiness i felt leaving Rome, i want to remember this moment + this feeling. such is the balance of life.

… it’s been a long three weeks back from roaming the streets of Florence, eating my weight in gelato and taking long exposure shots of the sunset without a care in the world. every last piece of me is exhausted. physically. mentally. emotionally. the effects of advertising are taking its toll in much more impactful ways than just the extra-strength dark eye circle cream i’m buying in bulk these days; is this what it means to feel burnt out? not even six months in and i feel as though i’ve aged the equivalent of my last six years in communications. yikes. there are days where i see a spark at the end of the tunnel, but more often than it’s a shroud of darkness; a shroud of darkness accompanied by the heavy, humid blanket of uncertainty and fear that leaves you hesitant to take another step forward. it feels like a dysfunctional love i’m determined to see through, but at what expense? no answers here, just ramblings. even the most difficult of experiences help shape us, so long as we let them. as was with the utter joy & happiness i felt leaving Rome, i want to remember this moment + this feeling. such is the balance of life.

— 1 month ago with 6 notes
#me  #thoughts  #writing  #random  #advertising  #selfie  #whateverwhatever  #switzerland  #mug  #starbucks  #denim and supply  #ralph lauren  #mekanism  #coolstorybro 
2014 PT. 2

I’m not exactly one to make outrageously long lists of resolutions, so I’ll just go with what feels right. Last year was the first year I really tried to stick to my guns and it panned out pretty well, so… here goes nothin’:
1. Never take anything for granted. Never let the chip come off your shoulder. Work harder… and smarter. But mostly harder.
2. Make time for the people that matter.
3. Eat paleo as often as possible.
4. Read more. Write more. Hoop more.
5. Cook more. Smile more. Criticize less.
6. Get better at confrontation & saying no, both in my personal and professional life.
7. Tackle projects with efficiency, productivity & results in mind.
8. When in doubt, refer to this.
9. Run a marathon.
10. Follow through.

— 3 months ago with 2 notes
#2014  #resolutions  #me  #writing  #random  #lets see how long this lasts...  #feeling optimistic 
2014 PT. 1

This was my list of resolutions for 2013.
It was an incredible year of growth, self discovery and balance. Despite some monumental changes – letting go of the past, officially moving into a BK apartment, switching jobs & careers, picking up running – I feel better 365 days later. Stronger, smarter, wiser and more confident. And at the end of the day, that’s all you can really hope for, right?

I saved money (kinda), collected new stamps (Puerto Rico), wrote more and didn’t start Chinese school. But all in all, it was a solid Jordan year. No regrets, just keepin’ it moving. 2014 is already off to a kick ass start. TBC….

— 3 months ago with 4 notes
#me  #random  #2014  #resolutions  #writing 
Splurging at West Elm & Pottery Barn these days instead of Barneys & Bergdorfs. Dinner parties will never be the same. Can’t wait. Merry Christmas to myself.

Splurging at West Elm & Pottery Barn these days instead of Barneys & Bergdorfs. Dinner parties will never be the same. Can’t wait. Merry Christmas to myself.

— 4 months ago with 2 notes
#growing up  #kinda  #west elm  #furniture  #design  #dining tables  #industrial  #redecorating  #rustic  #beautiful  #brown  #holiday splurge 
How can I accelerate my personal growth? →

thanks to rawbee for this!

— 4 months ago
#inspration  #personal growth  #live and learn  #never stop never settle