Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Five Fantastic Things

  1. This hot chocolate from A Beautiful Mess. How amazing does this look? I am sooo stoked to try it out.
  2. When you struggle with something for a long time, and then one day it just all seems to make sense.
  3. Thinking about traveling and all the places to go in the world. There is so much beauty around the world. I don't think I will ever be able to see it all.
  4. Listening to music that inspires you to be creative.
  5. Yoga. Lately I have been doing yoga and it has made such a difference in my day. I feel more relaxed and think more positively through the day when I do it in the morning. It is the best!

Monday, November 21, 2011

On Powdered Ground

Yay! I love a song for the week. I actually had a really long playlist this last week, but this is one of the songs I kept replaying over and over. It is called On Powdered Ground by Agnes Obel. I really love her voice. I think she would be good live. It is very unique.

Another very exciting thing is I got to go shopping at H&M! I am so happy to have one close. It seems like all of my favorite bloggers get a lot of their clothes from there, so hopefully I will score some finds!

This is the new dress I got! I am absolutely in love with it! It is one of those things where you have to limit how much you wear it, because you find yourself wanting to wear it everyday! I have been looking for a dress like this for a long time. This is how I styled it the first time I wore it.

dress/ h&m :: cardigan/ UO :: tights,belt, and shoes/ mom's closet

I don't quite know how I will survive when I move out. There are so many basic accessories that I do not own. Like a belt! I do not own my own belt. I should probably get crackin' on stuff like that.
I hope everyone is having a fantastic Thanksgiving break! Remember to spend time with family.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Five Fantastic Things

1. The comedy section at Barnes and Noble

2. Midnight movie premieres

3. Starbucks Doubleshot Energy Drink (usually used to stay up during the midnight premieres)

4. The fact that H&M is now in Utah!

5. That my aunt and uncle from Bakersfield is coming for Thanksgiving!!!!


Monday, November 14, 2011

Nuvole Bianche

This song came on shuffle today, and it just left me heart broken. I used to play the piano all the time, and I have completely given it up. I have no idea how it ended up this way. Piano used to bring me more joy than anything. It was how I relieved my stress, and forgot about all my problems. I seriously don't know why I gave it up. It moves me more than anything. I hate being asked to play piano now, realizing, I probably couldn't because I haven't touched a piano in the longest time. I don't know if this all happened because I became to busy or what.

I am making a goal to start playing again. I swear I don't do anything I used to enjoy anymore. I swear school has just swallowed me whole. I never find the time to do anything. I used to read a book a week, and play the piano for an hour a day. I am determined to get things back to the way they used to be. School is important, but it isn't worth giving up everything you love. Has this happened to anyone else? I say we all take a moment this week to do something that we love. Forget about every other stupid thing that is going on in our lives, and do something or find something we are passionate about. Don't let it go. It just isn't worth it. School isn't forever.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Understanding Relationships

Relationships. Such a complicated concept at times. I apologize for this post, but this has been on my mind a lot lately. I promise I am not trying to be judgmental in any way with what I have to say. It is just simply how I feel. If you are touchy about relationships, I suggest you don't read this.

Lately I lot of girls my age have become engaged. I am almost nineteen. I have nothing against getting married young at all. If that is what you want go for it! The thing that I don't understand is how can you marry someone after knowing them only four ish months! It is just unimaginable to me. I simply do not get this. You can't KNOW a person in four months.

I guess when it comes to dating I have a few theories. These theories so far have proven to be true I would say. This is my take on relationships. You start to like a person. There is a six month to one year stage where you are absolutely head-over-heels in love with this person. The can do absolutely no wrong in your eyes. They are the most perfect human being in the entire world. After that six month to a year period, a point hits when you start to realize things you don't like about the person you are "madly in love" with. You don't like a certain type of music they listen, or really random things like that. You start to fight a little bit more, and things aren't always perfect. This is the point were most people break up. I believe that getting past that stage is when you KNOW that you can marry a person. When you realize all the little things about them that drive you crazy, but you love them anyway. THAT is what love is. Love is when you have been through straight crap with a person, but after it is all over or even during you realize you could never be with anyone else. When you are mad at each other you only want to be with that person. You would do anything for them. You will stick with them when things get bad. You stick with them when they have heard times, and they stick with you when you do as well. Loving someone is completely forgetting yourself, and giving all you have to that person.

Why then are people getting married after only a couple months of knowing each other! Is it that hard to just stick it out. If you really love that person wouldn't it be worth it to wait a year or so. What is the harm? With the divorce rate being 50% in the U.S you think people would be a little more cautious. So I say wait just a little while. Try and get past that lovey dovey phase, because I can promise you it does not last forever. It is getting past that and realizing you still love someone when you know it is real. Believe it is not that bad. I have been with the love of my life for almost three years, and I am still so happy. I know we can make it through anything because we have been through everything. I still love him when we fight, and I still love him when he annoys the crap out of me! He is my everything and I know this because of how long we have dated. Really people a couple of months is not long enough to know a person. I am still learning things about Curtis that I never knew. Just try to wait a little longer to make sure it is the real deal. Seriously how could it hurt anything? All it does is solidify your decision to be with someone forever. I want everyone to experience what it is like to really know someone, and be completely confident in marrying someone after you know the stuff that annoys you. So give it a try!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Mindless Driving

This is an extremely random post that I have wanted to write about for quite some time now. Have you ever been driving and then you get to a certain point, and you have absolutely no idea how you got there? Not like you were not paying attention while driving. Up until a certain point you remember going the speed limit and being aware of your surroundings, but for some reason at some random point you think to yourself "How did I get here?"
I don't know about everyone else, but this happens to me all the time! I will just be thinking and listening to music in my car when I realize I have just driven a mile and I feel like I didn't even know it. I think "Was a paying attention to driving that whole time?" This usually makes me panic, but after I think about it I realize I was paying attention. For some reason it was just completely wiped out of my memory of how I got from point A to point B.
Does this happen to anyone else? I usually am deep in thought when this happens, so that might be the reason it happens so often. Such a strange thing.
Well anyway...This weeks song is Die Alone by Ingrid Michaelson. This song has been stuck in my head ALL WEEK! This is the song I find myself singing to myself on a daily basis.

And everyone next time you drive, see if you are a culprit of mindless driving. And let me know so I can figure out if I am just strange!



Sunday, November 6, 2011

A Good Conversation

Yesterday I was going through all the many blogs that I read when I stumbled upon I Think I Just Blogged Myself and read a very interesting blog post. It was about having a good conversation with friends. A conversation about the things that are actually important in life, should be important in life, or not important at all. Just a conversation with a little bit of everything.
As I continued to read this post I realized how much I wish I could have a good conversation with someone. It seems as though I always have so much going on, and there is no one to talk to sometimes. Most of my friends don't live near me anymore, so it is hard to talk sometimes. I really just want to go to a little coffee shop, bookstore, or anywhere quiet and just have a good conversation. I want to have a conversation that makes me think, and that makes me question.

I feel that some part of never having good conversations anymore has to do with the invention of texting. You are talking to people almost 24 hours a day, so you never feel the need to have a REAL conversation. Only bits and pieces of your day. You can't have a really good conversation over texts. You just can't. You can't really have that great of conversations of the phone either. It is the face to face conversations that you remember the most. Maybe that is because they don't happen that often anymore. So here is to real conversations, and may there be more of them please!



Saturday, November 5, 2011

Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?

This post is definitely a little late but happy Halloween! I absolutely love Halloween. Scary movies are definitely a favorite. Curtis' family had an Indiana Jones costume party which was soo much fun! You should have seen the decorations. His mom is fantastic. The food was also incredible. Curtis went as the Hatay tank driver that gets shot in the forehead. His costume was seriously spot on! I went as short round from The Temple of Doom. It was a little difficult considering I am not Chinese. I didn't really end up looking anything like him, but my costume was so comfortable! It was like wearing pajamas I swear.

Doesn't he look exactly like him! I thought it was hilarious, and very original. Well I just figured I had to put these pictures up sometime, so here you go. Hopefully I will have something more interesting to blog about soon!