In which I answer completely random questions and continue to make strange faces at the camera.
Being a Grown Up
This video got done really late this week after a crazy busy week. I basically freak out on camera. Enjoy.
Family and Friends
In this video, I share all about the glorious friends and family I’m surrounded by.
A Long Time Coming
For the the longest time I’ve been wanting to start a vlog. Today, I finally sat down and did it. This won’t entirely take over my blog, but it will be a part of it. Here it is, let me know what you think!
The Journey of Friendship
One of my favorite things to do on train rides home is write. It’s such a relaxing setting that all I want to do is pour my heart onto a page, or in this case a screen. On a whim I asked my best friend, Lindsey, what I should write about. She said herself. So now I will embark on the journey of writing about my friendship with Lindsey without crying in public. We’ll see how well that...
On The Topic of Coming Out
I just watched the Same Love video, so I’m feeling pretty emotional, but also pretty lucky. I came out as bisexual in 7th grade to some friends. They had a fairly poor reaction, so I kept that part of me hidden. Hidden from everyone I knew, hidden from myself. I tried to pass it off as something I did in order to get attention, something very like myself to do back then. It wasn’t...
Late Night Break Up Thoughts
I had a break up on Tuesday. Well, he broke up with me. It was only four days after he’d asked me to be his girlfriend. He told me he’d realized he wasn’t ready for a serious relationship. The days since then, I’ve felt like such a victim. How could he do this to me? Weren’t we SO into each just a few weeks ago? But tonight I was thinking, I’m not the victim in this situation....
Nail Art: Spring!
Like most people living in Western Washington in the middle of February, I am counting down the days until it is Spring. I’ve been wearing lots of flower prints and brightly colored shirts so maybe the sun will get my drift. But, the rain continues to fall. So when I sat down to do my nails last night, Spring was my inspiration. I wanted a little relief from the pouring rain. So here are...
Open Letters to the Things I Love
In honor of Valentine’s Day (which will probably be over by the time I’ve posted this), I’d like to write a few open letters to the things I love. I’m single today, but that doesn’t mean there is no love in my life. Instead of being sad today I decided to enjoy every little thing I love in life. So here I go, open letters to the things I love. Dear Bath and Body...
Nail Art: Love!
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Although I’m single (expect a rant on that later in the month), I decided to do some Valentine’s Day themed nails. Especially since I have my nail tools back! The colors are all Sinful Colors. Thumb: Sweet Honeymoon. Index: Shining Heart. Middle: Volcanic. Ring: Um, I ripped off the label when I got it, like two years ago. But it’s...
VlogBrothers and Watermelon Nail Polish!
I have a problem. I am absolutely addicted to painted my nails. I do it a lot. So, if you don’t mind, I’d love to share some of my nail polish art with you. I as mentioned in yesterday’s post (read it here), I met John and Hank Green on Monday. In honor of meeting them I decided to do some of the most difficult nail art I’ve ever attempted. It was based off of the cover...
The Meaning of Nerd
In the summer of 2010, right before I started my senior year of high school, I got the grand idea to start blogging. My first post on that particular blog of mine was mainly focused on how insanely hot it was outside and my awesome week. Here’s a piece of it: “Number two reason why this week was awesome, I discovered the VlogBrothers. How did I not know about this YouTube gold? Hank...
Christmas and My Sister
I love Christmas. Today I had my first holiday cup from Starbucks and Pandora has been playing my “All I Want for Christmas is You” station all day. People often ask me why I like Christmas, and to be honest I’m not entirely sure. Everything about it just makes me happy. I love spending an entire day struggling to put up the artificial, pre-lit Christmas tree with my sister....
My Return to Blogging!
Hello to the possibly two people that still pay attention to my blog that has been inactive for nearly four months. I’m terribly sorry for neglecting to write for the summer and the beginning of Fall and I promise to try my hardest to begin to write regularly once again. I’m now writing to you from my tiny dorm room at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA! The transition to...
Graduation! (Part Two)
There are very few things that will keep me up until 5:30 in the morning. Movies with my friends, texting a certain cute guy, and of course, Grad Night. After waking up much earlier than I had planned, 6:30, staying up that late was going to be a challenge. I was exhausted by the time I had changed and checked in with the parents. Thank goodness Lindsey brought energy shots or I would have...
Graduation! (Part One)
On June 17th I graduated from high school. Having finally caught up on all the lost sleep from grad night, it seemed appropriate to share my photos and the whirlwind experience of graduating. Although rehearsal didn’t start until 10 Friday morning, I was up and excited at 6:30. Well, as excited as you can be after 5 hours of sleep. Mistake number one I made on grad day, not eating anything...
The 11th of June was my Senior Prom. I thought it would be nice to give you all a look into the night and show off all the pictures that I’m really happy with. The day started early for me, I woke up at seven and couldn’t get back to sleep. That resulted in me looking through my yearbook and feeling very nostalgic. An interesting emotion at seven in the morning. The first prom related...
I am at a really good place in my life right now. There are frequent smiles on my face and it’s a really great feeling. Instead of day dreaming about being a different person, I day dream about my life now and the wonderful things I get to experience. I feel incredibly lucky to be me! The Pacific Northwest has been amazing lately. The weather is incredible right now. It’s still 70...
Everyone has dreams. Some are realistic and will no doubt be achieved one day. Others are wild and out there that we only think of doing when we want to escape from reality. As my graduation from high school approaches (53 days!!!!) I can’t help but think of chasing my dreams. Attending college is a realistic dream, I know it’s something I can do. But there’s this little voice in...
I have a lot of insecurities. Many of them are to be expected from a 17 year old girl. Not feeling secure in my looks, being afraid of not fitting in, etc. The biggest insecurity I have stems from experiences I had earlier in my teens. In 7th grade I was friends with a group of girls I’d known for a while. It was a totally normal friendship at first. At some point many of the girls began to...
Kill Them With Kindness
When I was in 2nd or 3rd grade I had what was the first of many problems with friends. A close peer of mine started ignoring me and calling me names behind my back. I would often come home crying, wondering why she didn’t like me anymore. It was then that my dad taught me one of the most important lessons I have ever learned, kill them with kindness. He told me that being rude back...
Last Tuesday on Glee, the entire group sang a song by My Chemical Romance called Sing. My interpretation of the song was just that, sing it out for everyone to hear sing out every emotion you have. Then the other I caught my self listening to some old Avril Lavigne songs, Nobody’s Home, When You’re Gone, etc. I start singing as loud as I could, with everything I had. I let out all the...
For The Love of Theater
For nine years I have worked with a local theater program, MCT. It’s through the K-8 I attended and gives so many opportunities for kids to experience first hand. This year is going to be my last year with them. I head off to college next year and I won’t be able to continue my work with them. It’s feel sad just thinking about not being around all these wonderful kids. MCT is...
I am, without a doubt, a total hopeless romantic. In any sort of fantasy I have, whether it’s about being a famous actress or graduation in the next few months, there is always a guy standing next to me holding my hand. I want that bond so much. I want to feel that unconditional love. Sometimes, wanting love so much has been good. I dated my best friend Bryson at the end of my sophomore...
For the longest time, I was one of those girls who believed she was fat and wouldn’t hear it any other way. Admittedly, a lot of the time I said it because I was fishing for complements, but after saying it so often I started to believe it. I was lucky I never became obsessed with loosing weight, but I was always self conscious of my body. Even when I didn’t need to be. Being only 17...
Today felt like a big day for me. I took my last final of semester one and finished the first half of my senior year. Only five more months and I’m done. Only 142 more days and I’ll have graduated. I’ll be off on my own. I have mixed feelings being off on my own. Being alone, in a big new town, scares me. I wish I could bring my mom with me. I’m not afraid to admit it, I am going to miss my...
When I first joined Tumblr back in September, I originally wanted to use it to blog about myself, my life and the thoughts I have. Then I got swept up into the whirlwind of reblogging, challenges and the wonder that is Tumblr. I lost sight of my original reason for joining. So this is my attempt at blogging, for real this time. I want to try and post twice a week, but I’ve never been one of...