Let's get inspired.

What exactly does that mean? To get inspired.. What is your inspiration?

When I contemplate these questions, I think about things that make me happy, things that motivate me.
It feels good when you become inspired. I find that too often when I talk to people my age, they talk about their lack of inspiration or motivation just for everyday things. This is no way to live your life. We need to get inspired. We need goals, and we should be happy.

Today my inspiration is the future, the knowledge that someday soon I will be doing something great and experiencing my life in the best way possible. It's all about having something to look forward to. Give yourself something to look forward to, and get motivated for the future.

Be inspired and live everyday like it could be your last.

That is my tidbit for the day(:



Big Style, Small Wallet

What do you do when you have great style, but no way to finance it?

I find myself asking this question more often than I would like to admit. Every other Friday, I like to pretend I have an unlimited amount of funds that I can dedicate to my fashion obsession. However, by Saturday morning, or even Sunday, I am reminded that the last two weeks of working have just gotten me a couple of shirts and maybe some dinner. Every week I tell myself to save, in fact I am really great at being poor and never spending any money (not because I want to, but because I have no money to spend). But by the time I get my paycheck, I spoil myself for good behavior...I buy something nice and I enjoy the next few days of financial security. But like I said, by the beginning of the next week, I find myself trying to figure out how to make my funds stretch until my next paycheck. Every week, I predict how much my paycheck will be and then I set aside a certain amount of money for each of the things I have to pay for. Gas is usually the top priority, $50 aside for gas, and the rest goes towards a variety of future purchases. Each week I tell myself that I should be saving my money, yet every time I seem to fail at saving as much as I had set out to. Someone wants to get coffee, or Chipotle and I find myself unable to resist the temptation of good food or some caffeine.

Do you see any similarities to yourself here?

If so, you should join me in trying to save. Let us save now and be poor while we are young, so we can enjoy financial security and nice clothes in a couple of years.
Look around your school, people don't care if you are wearing the newest designer jeans, or have $300 Frye boots. Now don't get me wrong, if I see someone in the hallway with a pair of Frye boots or a Marc Jacobs watch, I will definitely appreciate their style. But in all reality the percentage of people around you each day who actually appreciate what you're wearing is very minimal. Save your treasures for someone who cares, don't waste your money and time trying to impress people who don't have the background knowledge to appreciate your outfit choice.

This is not Gossip Girl (while I wish it were), and we are in Missouri, not New York City. So dress accordingly. Pin your fashion finds on Pinterest and save up for those amazing pieces that you can't live without. But, don't worry about not being able to keep up with the latest trends from Fashion Week. Dress with confidence and don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone, Just be you. I guess that's all for today.



p.s. nike shorts and sweatshirts aren't always a bad thing...

Anywhere but here.


I feel like I would like to be anywhere but here. Anywhere else than where I am at right now. Or at least where I am at figuratively speaking (because literally, I am in my bed and it feels nice and warm in here). Figuratively speaking however, I am in a state a limbo, some sort of in between type of a thing. I have a fear of the unknown.

Lately, people keep telling me that I should be having fun, I should be enjoying my last year of high school. Except all I can seem to think about are failed relationships, staying up late to finish my homework, and not knowing where I am going to end up next year for college. Mostly I spend my time thinking about college, but the other stuff always seems to follow on the long list of things that are always on my mind. Right now, I just wish I could be anywhere but here.

Sometimes I just have to remind myself to take deep breaths and that everything will be okay, things are all going to work out for me. Time heals wounds, homework gets done eventually, and I will come to a decision about where I want to go to college soon enough.

Life has a way of working itself out, I just wish I could speed up the process every once in a while.

I imagine myself somewhere in Europe, maybe at a coffee shop with some friends. I would like to think that I would be having an amazing time traveling with amazing people and making wonderful memories. Maybe that is my dream for now, the thing that gets me through today. That some day, maybe a year or two from now my dream will be a reality and all will be well.

In the end, things aren't so bad here after all. All it takes is a deep breath, a cup of tea, and some Christmas lights to cheer you up. Don't forget to love yourself and love others. Life is a lot better when you have someone to love, so choose wisely(:

When you're feeling down, just remember this, "Your darkest hour lasts only 60 minutes." It really doesn't seem so bad when you think about it like that. That is all for today my friends.



p.s. things that help me feel better include: candles, sweatpants, hot tea, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, writing, reading, watching Sex and the City, and taking a hot shower where I let the water stream down on my face like it is washing away all of my worries (all of which I did today)