If you feel like listening to me rap, sing, and beat box all at the same time, check out this Coolio cover of Gangster’s Paradise I did on the ukulele!!!
I wrote another cute song on ukulele! Check it out! :D
well i tell ya what
i didn’t see this coming
but what can i say?
you brighten up my day
all i know is i like it when you kiss me
so what do you say?
can i be your baby?
well my doctor says
i might be going crazy
and momma told me
i’m barkin’ up the wrong tree
who are they to tell me what i’m feelin?
i don’t give a damn
honey, be my man!
when you came running ‘round
couldn’t keep my feet on the ground
i can tell that you like it when you hold me
so darlin please
don’t be such a tease
you be the honey bee and i’ll be the flower
we go together like drinks and happy hour
you be the chocolate and i’ll be the ‘mallow
i’ll be your gal if you would be my fellow!
well let me say
i like where this is goin’
i’m into you
and you seem into me too
so let’s go! let’s get to know each other
if you know what i mean
more than PG-13
Tryna b cute
Photography by my wonderful boss, Lori Dorman
I am back from a mini-hiatus. Thank you for the kind messages from some of you checking up on me!
I needed some time to separate myself from… well, myself. I’m currently experiencing a huge mental shift in my life. It’s strange, yet exhilarating. I kind of feel like I’ve been in the eye of the storm for the past month.
I discovered something about myself last night. I function at my best when I expose my vulnerabilities, when I wear my heart on my sleeve. I simply cannot hide my emotions or feelings or thoughts from other people. I love sharing. I love speaking. I love teaching and helping people. And it’s hard to do that kind of thing when you close yourself off to everyone. I feel like I have no purpose if I shut myself down and build walls between me and other people.
That being said, here are some (hopefully) encouraging words for you today:
Humans are capable of anything their heart desires, it’s just a matter of practice, determination, and self-discipline. When you say things like, “I can’t even draw a stick figure.” “I couldn’t sing to save my own life!” Well yeah, when you limit yourself like that, of course that’s going to be true. But It’s only true because you’ve never allowed yourself the opportunity to exceed beyond that level. If this is something you truly want, I promise it’s within you. There was a time in my life when I didn’t know how to play an instrument. I once didn’t know how to draw, paint, sculpt, crochet, or sew. But for every discouraging moment full of “god dammit, I just can’t switch from this chord to that chord in time” and “mother fucker, I’m going to be out of yarn by the time I figure out how to make this beanie function as a beanie.” I have ten more moments of “oh my god, I did it. I’m doing it. I figured it out. Look, now I’m doing it without looking. Now, I’m doing it with no hands!”
An idea is a great start to something wonderful, but if you don’t water it and nurture it and raise it like your own kin, it will never become a tangible source of happiness and fulfillment. It will remain a phantom inside of your head until you collect the tools necessary to bring it to life.
The tools you need are simple.
1. An aspiration
2. Willingness to commit
So, go. I encourage you. Stop making excuses for yourself. Stop limiting your abilities. Stop telling yourself “I can’t” or “I’ll never”. Instead, tell yourself “I absolutely can” and “I will”. It’s much easier to trick your own mind into doing something than you think it is. You’ve been tricking it into NOT doing something for years!
— Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now (via laughing-trees)
I think you’re pretty rad. Go you. You’ve come a long way from that bitter, victimized version of yourself three years ago. And I know you know you still have so much more to go. But honestly, good for you. You’ve stood your ground. You’ve believed in yourself. You trusted your gut. You shifted your perspective. You’ve changed your diet, your bad habits, your attitude. All voluntarily, too. You did it because you wanted it. You recognized the areas of your life that were unfulfilling and did something about it. You faced all of your biggest fears. Trauma, heartbreak, stress. You learned that you really don’t have any control over the things that happen in your life, and that the only thing you can control is your attitude and reaction. That’s not easy to do, but somehow, you’ve managed. You came out of all of this a different person. A better version of yourself. And you will continue to grow and evolve because of all of this and everything else that happens.
If there’s anyone who’s proud of you, it’s me. Yourself. I’m proud of you. I’m proud of me. I don’t think I’ve ever seen you so happy to be you before. That’s a wonderful thing. Everyday you accept pieces of you that you once deemed unacceptable. Everyday you do at least one thing that will bring you personal happiness. Your put yourself ahead of others in a way that does not make you selfish. It’s the oxygen mask method. You’ve learned to put yours on first, then help the others around you put theirs on. It’s just nice to see you truly take care of yourself, both mentally and physically, or at least put the effort in rather than stand around waiting for lightning to strike you.
Keep up the good work.
Life is so damn short, for fucks sake, just do what makes you happy.
Compliment people. Magnify their strengths, not their weaknesses.
Not everyone is going to want, accept, or know how to receive your energy. Make peace with it and move on.
Kindness. It doesn’t cost a damn thing. Sprinkle that shit everywhere.
Slow down, calm down, don’t worry, don’t hurry. Trust the process.
Spend more time making yourself a better person and less time worrying about what everyone else is doing.
Find a way, not an excuse.
Religious freedom doesn’t mean you can force others to live by your own beliefs, and you do not have to endure this from others either.
We are not our failures.
You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind.
The more you close yourself the unhappier you’ll be. You’re not alone, open up to people.
People come and people go. That’s the way the world goes. Live and learn, don’t live and regret. The best is yet to come. Look forward.
When you lose yourself in what you love, you find yourself in what you are.
Forget everything you’ve been told and open your mind.
Forgiveness is the greatest indicator of strength. Admit when you’re wrong, but if someone makes you feel like shit for the mistake, move on. Similarly, when someone makes a mistake, be good enough to understand why they did. You don’t attack people because of a mistake. People learn.”
— 15 Things You Should Keep in Mind (by themoonphase)
A time lapse of me doodlin’ a selfie!
Hey guys! I need help saving money for some medical/background tests and checks that I have to do in order to qualify for my volunteer program, so I’m selling my art/photography!
5x7 Print - $10
8x10 Print - $15
Hungry Monster dolls - $25 - $60 (Varies on Monster)
Custom 8x10 water color or digital painting commission - $50
Custom Hungry Monster (Doll or Sculpture) - Ask me for a quote!
Anything will help at this point and it’s for a good cause! I will be doing arts/crafts with homeless/neglected/abused teens once a week, inspiring them to utilize art as a means of expressing themselves!
Please spread the word if you can. You can choose any piece from my website (www.jessieshungry.com), and I have more goodies listed in my shop (http://jessieshungry.bigcartel.com/)!
I didn’t like my body. So I changed my diet.
I didn’t like my job. So I found a new one and quit.
I didn’t like where I lived. So I moved.
I didn’t like the person I was. So I changed her.
I needed help. So I asked for it.
I have gone through many changes throughout my life, and I will continue to fight all of my own demons. But it’s only because I stopped being afraid of asking for help. I stopped being afraid of taking risks. I stropped being afraid of letting go.
"I have no need for this."
*Needs it really bad one week later*