High school is a time when we all "find ourselves." Some of us have a new boyfriend each semester, some of us get our noses pierced, some of us dye our hair pink and some of us stay the same. That's me. My goal was to step outside of my comfort zone. To open up to people and just be me. Until today, I thought I hadn't made any progress. But a few minutes ago, my eyes cast across a mirror and something caught my eye. It was just me staring back through the glass. But this time, I felt different. The person in the mirror had gone through a tough time finding herself. But she was trying. And when I looked into the mirror, I was happy. This new found feeling should be experienced by every single person on this planet. We need to accept ourselves. Not be so hard on ourselves. We need to love ourselves. Because we are all worth something no matter what others say. How can we be truly happy if we aren't happy just to be alive in our own bodies. There is no one else like you out there so the next time you find yourself by a mirror, take a look and smile. ;)
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Tonight I realized that I'm a big sister. Well I've been one for like 9 years and it just hit me. Sure my little sister annoys me sometimes. But I mean she REALLY annoys me and I wish my parents would have gotten a puppy instead of having another kid. :) anyways, tonight before
my sister went to bed my mom told
me that she wanted to see me. So I went to my sisters room and it turns out she wanted me to tell her the story about the first time she came home after being born. (This is a story I used to tell her a LONG time ago) I was shocked that she remembered and I realized that she probably looks up to me. I'm a role model for her and this has never occurred to me. So to everyone out there who has a younger sister, tell them you love them every day no matter how annoying there are. :)
Monday, September 2, 2013
Hey there. So my friend was out of state today sending her sister off to college. She sent me pictures of her dorm and the campus and raved about wanting to go to college right now. This led me to spend the majority of my day on google, searching different colleges and how I could get into them. I looked at video tours, pictures, freshman profiles...everything related to college I googled. I was filled with this longing for freedom and to go explore the world in hopes of finding a new and exciting life. Then something happened. My brother and I found our old nerf gun. We loaded it up and quickly planned an attack on my mom who was working in the kitchen. While he casually sauntered in, beginning a conversation, I titled the kid friendly weapon around the corner and shot. Well, she was furious. But then my sister came home with my dad and let's just say it was WORLD WAR 3! By the end of the battle, I remembered how much fun and chaotic it could be at my home. I couldn't believe just an hour earlier I had wanted to leave so urgently! I realize now that I shouldn't take my family for granted. So lesson of the day, don't rush to grow up. Enjoy living at home, as weird as that may sound!
Thanks for listening.
Thanks for listening.
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Wow....so this morning as my chihuahua roxy sat in my lap enjoying the sunshine filtering through the curtains, I realized I had forgotten something. After thinking for almost fifteen minutes, I remembered that I failed to post yesterday. Part of me felt like I was done. I couldn't possibly post again after failing the one goal I created for this year. The one chance I had to complete something and fulfill my ambition was ruined. But of course, after another ten minutes of thinking, I came to another conclusion. This blog is for me. And this blog is for whoever else happens to read it or is following it. And I'm here to talk about lessons learned from my life. So here we go, second chances. It's okay if you fail. Failure exemplifies to the world that you actually tried. You have passion for something and that passion is so great that you were willing to risk the option of failure. We shouldn't be so hard on ourselves. No one is perfect. So we should all give ourselves a second chance. A second chance to prove to ourselves that we are worth something. And to prove that we can accomplish whatever we set our minds to.