simply a mess

dry, grassy plain; overflowing of a large amount of water

After yearsof searching, I’ve finally come across the short story I wrote in 8th grade. I remembered the premise but just rereading it now and knowing what was going through my head when I wrote it I couldn’t help getting a little emotional. 

Cliff Notes version: two best friends, impending move, a car accident, coma, memory loss, death.

I’m just happy to know it still exists, if I were to revise it now I wouldn’t change much other than grammar and spelling and maybe add some more details. It’s got some depth to it.

Penny hates having her picture taken, just look at that face! That’s why I love her, though. Definitely looking forward to our long walks and trips to the beach this summer <3

Penny hates having her picture taken, just look at that face! That’s why I love her, though. Definitely looking forward to our long walks and trips to the beach this summer <3

This New Year:

I aspire to

1) take better care of myself, in all aspects of life

2) show my softer side

3) be creative.

4) actually try in school.

5) get organized and maintain it

This list is shorter and more concise than my previous attempt, probably more manageable, too!

2013 wasn’t so bad. Though I didn’t keep tabs on my resolutions, I found I followed through with many of them, in small ways. This year, though, it’s more important. I have high hopes for 2014, as I do each new year. Maybe this will be the year those hopes become reality.

Mark Duplass

—Big Machine

nevergetusedtoit:

Stand straight. Fall back in line. Comb your hair. Get to work on time. Everyone in the big machine tries to break you heart and pull you underneath. Maybe I’m wrong and all that you get is what you see, but maybe I’m right and there’s something out there to believe. Everybody’s talking in their sleep…Watch out. Get back in line. They’ll trip you up. It happens every time. Lay down. It’s just a big machine. It can break apart - like anything. - Big Machine, Mark Duplass

love it

Top Ten Movies*

1. Becoming Jane - because Jane Austen is probably my favorite author and I love, love, love the casting of this film, namely, Anne Hathaway & James McAvoy 

2. Pride & Prejudice - again, my girl Jane Austen! I think it’s visually appealing and tastefully adapted

3. Safety Not Guaranteed - time travel, love, adults growing up. amazing film.

4. The Birds - black and white version is prime, but I love the mysterious story so much I’ll make do with the technicolor version I have on DVD

5. Freedom Writers - what initially inspired my interest in making a difference in the lives of others.

6. Breakfast at Tiffany’s - Holly Golightly’s free spirited ways, Moon River, Cat

7. Donnie Darko - I was perplexed the first time I watched it, but so very intrigued! watched it again since and love that it leaves you with unanswered questions. I keep hoping after watching it enough times I’ll figure it all out!

8. Frances Ha - made the list after the first viewing. I’ve since watched it more because I love it so

9. V for Vendetta - my best friend introduced me to it, an unusual occurrence! and I ended up loving it

10. What’s your Number? - Though surely not a cinematic masterpiece, I think Anna Faris is hilarious and who doesn’t love checking out Chris Evans shirtless bod? Also, bonus points for being set in Boston :) It’s my favorite romcom and therefore has earned it’s spot among the rest, at least for now!

*subject to change

13 Resolutions for the year 2013

2012 was rough.

2013 brings not only a new calendar, but a new school, a new city, and new opportunities. 

Lesley didn’t quite cut it, so I’ve been fortunate enough to start anew. I’ve less expectations and only a single hope, that it be better than my last college experience. That having been said, I’m ecstatic for this fresh start. I was excited after high school, but this is a new level. I know what I don’t want, so I can focus all my attention on what I do want.

Here are a few things I’d like to do to make 2013 a year full of positive experience that I’ll reflect on content rather than with remorse.

1. Eat fewer sweets. Seriously, it is OK to say no.

2. At least try to work out. Running sucks but you always feel so awesome afterwards!

3. Get a job. Gas, spending, general living expenses, etc; the time has come.

4. Actually try in school. B’s and C’s aren’t meeting your full potential, you know it’s true.

5. Work on your confidence! It’s in there somewhere.

6. Invest in clothes that are practical, you love, and are durable. Mostly durable. Too many articles of your clothing have holes in them from overuse.

7. Read more.

8. Keep writing. You love it too much to be discouraged.

9. Be more open. Not everything is so scary. Some people you can trust.

10. Relax. Try some yoga, remember to breath. 

11. LFOD

12. Smile more and mean it.

13. Wear less black, apparently it’s intimidating.

May 2013 be better.

That’s all I want.

vaniirox:

Yummy yummy in their tummies (:

I stayed in the theatre for this.
Worth it.
The whole movie was AWESOME. :DDD I literally laughed so hard at so many of its scenes.

vaniirox:

Yummy yummy in their tummies (:

I stayed in the theatre for this.

Worth it.

The whole movie was AWESOME. :DDD I literally laughed so hard at so many of its scenes.

(Source: vaniiroxx)