Beauty and Pain

It would be nice if life was a meme.  With just the will and the want we could easily say, “I don’t want to feel this way anymore” and the feelings associated with memories would disappear. Or, maybe we could just put those memories away into a far away dusty corner in the attic of our mind and it would be forgotten.

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Reality is much more brutal! For every woman who perseveres through the pain of the past and/or their own mind with a face of beautiful strength and courage, there is another side that still hears the Demons. Demons are those ugly voices that whisper in your head when you’re at your most vulnerable. It could be as simple as being tired, hungry, or just a bad day. But, every negative word, every “what if” or “not good enough moment comes flowing back. It’s the Pain that few see.

Crate Finds recently brought this to the forefront with a project spearheaded by Miss Victoria, who asked their Facebook group followers to post photos showing the way each lady looks to the world and the other half depicting the pain they feel. The #painvsbeauty project was left of to each individual’s own personal take on it. Some used words. Others only drew the face of pain they carry inside. Each had a story that made me want to hug them and remind them they are Beauty and those Demons are fucking liars that need to be overridden by every means possible. Everything from Music to Exercise to Nature, Books, Friends, Laughter, or just a few needed zzzzz’s.

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The surprise of knowing so many other women feel this way is a combination and relieved surprise at not being alone, but also great sadness in knowing that others know the same pain. The inner pain the goes from dull to sharp.

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Life isn’t a meme and many of us will struggle inwardly every single day of our lives. It doesn’t make you less. Every day that you can put on the brave face and go out into the world is another reason I have to admire                                                   each and every one of you.

What ways do you deal with the pain you have? Be sure to leave your own comment below or on Being Artemis’s Facebook Page.

Thank you Crate Finds for this project and for letting many women know they are admired and loved.  If you haven’t already heard of Crate Finds, give them a look to learn more about their makeup mailers that intend to make a difference. Both in the the makeup industry and in the lives of women through friendship and charity.

*** NOTE:  These photos were used with permission of the photographers/subjects of the photos. All rights are remain the original property of the original photographers/subjects. These may not be copied or re-posted in any form or media without consent. ***

 

Markings on a Page

Have you ever thought about how words and pictures are just lines on a page? The difference between them is that most people can recognize the lines as a picture. It doesn’t matter whether it’s portrait, landscape, or abstract.  Or, if it’s a photograph or a drawing.

But not everyone that can see can recognize words…

There may be one person  that sees a priceless painting, while someone standing right beside them may still see a painting, but not know it’s worth. They may even think it would be worth more as firewood.

Someone may have one of Shakespeare’s original sonnets, written by Shakespeare himself. But their friend  just sees a bunch of old crumbling papers with scribbles all over them.

These are all just markings on a page. If someone doesn’t understand these marks it doesn’t mean they become useless. If someone can’t read the Declaration of Independence, does that mean the document becomes worthless to everybody?

Picture two people who speak different languages. They both need the same important document but in their own language. On the way, the documents get mixed up, each ending up with the others document. Will not being able to read the document make what it says any less important

Over the past few years I have written and rewritten this in a variety of different ways and places, (I.E. Notebooks, journals, etc.) Most often I’d write about the marks on the page when I’m at my low points and I’m writing just to have something to do; something else to think about.  At those times I watch closely to how my pen moves across the page and the trail of ink it leaves behind.

I’ve thought to myself, “Why do I keep writing this? Why does it always come back to the Markings on the page?”

And then it hit me, that we are all markings on a page. We all leave our own unique marks on the pages of this strange book we call life. The value and importance of our mark does not change because of someone’s inability to see it.

We are all important to our page, or else we wouldn’t be here.

Keep striving to show the world your mark in all you do.

~Kat ❤ 🙂

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Goodbye, Being Artemis Teen

Note:  A few years ago, I was on Twitter when I saw #JustinBieber was trending. I always check the trends, whether the topic interests me or not. So, I clicked on it. Among the usual belieber tweets was one that I always remembered. “My mom doesn’t care about me, my friends are all fake, Justin Bieber’s music is the only thing that makes me happy.”  I understood that feeling. During my lowest time, it was the music of The Monkees and posts from the Davy Jones Equine Memorial Fund that made me smile in my own darkness. To see a young girl with that same feeling made me want to do something so that teenage girls knew that the moms and other women of the world do care and do understand. But, just saying that is never enough.

This was the moment when Kat walked into my office. “Kat, we need to make Being Artemis Teen.”  These days, Kat is at the end of teenhood and wants to focus more on Fashion and Beauty Blogging. Which why it’s time we say Goodbye to Being Artemis Teen and make it her own place as Kat’s Corner. A lot of the topics relating to teens and Millenials will still be her focus, but with a little more of the quirkiness that is uniquely Kat. 

~Lisa Marie

 

Welcome to Kat’s Corner! The corner of the internet where we hide Kat’s Madness!

 

Did you know that no one can really see themselves? We all see reflections, or pictures of ourselves but we can’t really see ourselves. So why are we so quick to judge what we can’t see?

 

We didn’t always think this way. I don’t think there is any baby that thinks it’s too fat and needs to workout. So what changed?

 

Well, as the hashtag #THEYSAID shows it is often other people telling you these things, and it gets into your head.

 

But other times, like in my case, it’s not other people telling you these things. I was never told I was fat, or that I needed to lose weight. But I still see it. I saw that I was bigger than all my friends growing up. I saw that I could never get any of the cute hand me downs that went around the family because I was too big.

 

Nobody put these thoughts in my head but me, and I don’t think I’m the only one that’s done this to myself.

 

We need more people, more women to be encouraging, and accepting. To everyone. Show everyone love until they show that they don’t deserve it. And even then be the better person and show love and compassion from a distance to keep yourself from getting hurt.

 

You’re all amazing and beautiful. No matter where you are, what you can do, or what you look like.

 

~Kat 🙂 ❤

To see some of my (Kinda) daily madness look for Kats_Corner on Instagram.

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