A Beautiful Disaster.

“"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring"----Marilyn Monroe

21 People On What They Would Tell Their 19-Year-Old Selves

  • Jonathan, 55: There is no such thing as “the only one”. You will meet lots of “the ones”. Only commit when the timing is right for the both of you – that can take years for some, and that’s okay.
  • Miranda, 24: Drop pre-med.
  • Isaac, 48: Deodorant does not count as a shower, and that haircut only looked good on Bon Jovi.
  • Anya, 42: Make the conscious decision to be happy, and then stick with it. Society will do everything in its power to convince you that your personal happiness is dependent on something external – beauty, success, wealth, etc. – it isn’t.
  • Parker, 55: 60% of the things you think are important now won’t matter a whit to you by the time you reach 50. The trick is to figure out the important 40% and work it.
  • Megan, 34: He doesn’t love you, and you will be okay.
  • Peter, 58: Don’t let anything stand in your way of taking part (or all) of your junior year abroad. You’ll never again have quite the same opportunity to experience a foreign land, for an extended period of time, in your youth. It is destined to be one of the most memorable aspects of your life.
  • Eleanor, 67: Talk less. Listen more.
  • Donald, 27: There’s a huge difference between who you want to be and who everyone around you wants you to be. Figure out which is which.
  • Camille, 56: Always remember: when falling off a horse, pull your tongue in.
  • Jackson, 57: No one knows anything for sure. They’re all just doing the best they can with what they have, just like you.
  • Vicki, 47: You’ll never have all the answers, so make every question count.
  • Donald, 38: You don’t have to grow up to be the dad you never had.
  • Katelyn, 30: Make the most out of college. You will never again be at a place where your only goal is to learn. Learn a lot, learn often, and learn with reckless abandon.
  • Joshua, 55: Women love to laugh.
  • Annabelle, 38: Drugs are not beautiful, glamorous or opulent. They are not a remedy, a solution, a cure-all, or a cure-anything.
  • Colin, 50: You miss so much life when you sleep until 3 PM. Wake up to see sunrises; they are the most stunning of nature’s masterpieces.
  • Eleanor, 26: Eating two pints of ice cream won’t make you happy. Neither will sprinting 10 miles. Be nice to yourself.
  • Aaron, 52: Don’t forget to ask that girl in the Oberlin library what kind of perfume she’s wearing. You’ll buy it for her in 20 years.
  • Scarlett, 54: Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Those that get you will love you, those that don’t, well, their loss. Just remember: Wherever you are, it’s a party.
  • Zack, 9: I hope you’re awesome. And be nice to girls.
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I have moved!

As of yesterday, I have moved my blogged from tumblr to blogspot. I won’t be posting to this blog anymore but you can follow my new one here http://abeautfuldisaster.blogspot.com

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Hey there 2013

Yes, I do realize it is already 10 days into the new year, but I’ve been a little busy lately. As  I go back and read my post from this time last year, I realize how much has changed in my life in just one year. I would never have guessed I would be were I am now a year ago. To recap, some of my resolutions last year were to A) stop biting my nails and B) to be happy. Needless to say, I failed at mission A. But B… well I can honestly say I have never been happier. 

As for this year, I am going to sincerely try my very hardest to stop my terrible nail biting habit. I am going to do it… just wait. I would also like to read more books, save money, cut back on all the junk foods, run a half marathon, go to church more and lastly, stay happy. 

So there you have it, 2013. Bring it on!

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Lately…

life has been bad shit crazy. December and I have a love/hate relationship… big time. Christmas is my favorite time of year, without a doubt. I’d rather wear boots than sandals, leggings than shorts and sweaters than tops. BUT, at the same time, it sucks. Christmas is 12 days away and the only things I’ve bought have been things for myself… or food… or rent. Besides that, I am bad terrible at Christmas shopping. The problem is that every time I ask my sisters what they want, this is their response: 

"Just get whatever you see and you want… I’m sure I would love it because I love everything you buy"

…really? REALLY? Of course everything I see and want I’m going to buy… FOR MYSELF. Not to mention I have the WORST case of buyers remorse (which is why I need a full day to shop for a gift because I analyze EVERYTHING.) If only I could practice even the least bit of self control. Pray for me.

          IN OTHER NEWS:


Last week, my family and I learned that my aunt has been diagnosed with breast cancer. A year ago, she was checked out totally fine but at her annual checkup 2 weeks ago they found a lump. 1 bump. I know this is pretty common and there’s a great chance of overcoming it but at the same time… it is still the C word. Last Friday she had a lumpectomy (google it) and her bump has been sent to the lab for testing. We aren’t sure the extent of her cancer or if she’ll have chemo but please, please take 5 seconds and pray for her, her husband, and her boys. 

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Until next time,

E

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