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10.27.14

1989

Taylor Swift released her new album today and I wrote what came to my mind when I heard songs for the first time.
I am a believer in making the moments count.

1. Welcome to New York
A dance that will last a lifetime.

2. Blank Space
Holy Crap!
Roll your windows down and let the inevitable beat of your heart spill out. “Nightmare dressed like a daydream” Best line! Girl Power. Total badass!

3. Style
Intergalactic
total jam!

4. Out of the Woods
A call of love. Forbidden love. When you love and it’s too dangers. A cry really. Whoever –> *cough* Harry *cough* they are meant for each other.

5. All you had to do was stay
Rock pop beauty queen. Walking through the city. bight lights. so much opportunity.

6. Shake it Off
everything and more. finally telling that one person to bug off.

7. I wish you would
the comeback song! Right before the dream guy shows up on your doorstep. In a musical when the singing starts at your girls night about how you want him back. Singing all the way to his place.

8. Bad Blood
Leather pants. No going back, but that’s okay. I’m better off without you.
groove. Anthem.
finally realized what the problem was. Owning it. Be a total pop diva and groove!

9. Wildest Dreams
reminds me of Lana.
moment when laying in your room surrounded by memories of him. A dreamy sequence “even if you’re gone. Don’t forget the beautiful moments we had.”

10. How you get the girl
Run back
subway rides
fight for your girl.
A song at the end of the movie where runs into the shot, declares his love. and he says,
“want you for worse or for better
I would wait forever and ever
broke your heart
I’ll put it back together
I would wait forever and ever”

11. This Love
A dream
true love will come back. Twinkle lights. Fairytale come alive.
Just two people in that moment.

12. I know places
Dark streets
knee high boots
Lost Love

13. Clean
A new morning on the beach. When there is new opportunity.
Treachery and disaster disappear.
For the most part you thought you knew what was happening.
Wash your hands clean of bad times.

14. Wonderland
Waking up in a dream world.
Exploration
Harry Styles – Cheshire Cat
A sad moment when you lose something you lost.

15. You are in love
the beautiful ballad we all want.
the single most beautiful moment.
all you hear is breaths hitting you face.
skin to skin
everything has changed.

16. New Romantics
80’s Rebels
This anthem of us!! Our cry
We own the night with our craziest dance moves.

Because everyone needs a dose of taylor being awesome!

And everything she does will always be a bit better than what we do.

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Overall:

This was a huge leap to go completely pop. I don’t just think she did a great job, I believe she smashed it! Every part of this album from the highs and lows it’s perfectly broken and beautiful. I have always been a fan of her honesty and this album shows her maturity and how far she has come with capturing emotion! If you are someone who just won’t listen to her music because of all the rumors that tag along with her….well it’s probably a good thing your life isn’t publicized because I am sure no one would want to be your friend due to rumors about your life.
So let’s just all love each other and dance around the world today as Taylor Swift has done it yet again.

If you are thinking about which album you should get….don’t think get the DELUXE!!! The additional 3 songs plus 3 memos are amazing! The way she allows other into her world is humbling.

Today we are all best friends with T. Swift!

Queen Taylor!

Flirting is not my forte

Where to begin… Well for starters I think I met the most handsome man I have ever seen in my life. And he flirted with me and called me beautiful. But then I watched him walk out the door. Only to never see him again because he is moving to California.
So lesson to all those girls out there. Basically do everything opposite of me. Because I obviously don’t know how to flirt or act like a normal being.

So hopefully you better success than I do.

How do you even begin to tell a story that has no ending? That is the thing about life. It’s never really over. And we try and write the script. Al least try.
I do think it’s important to understand that you have to be willing to take a leap of faith and be bold about a decision in your life.

I have these massive dreams for myself and just about every day I have these new doubts in my mind. As if I can’t do anything, and that I will never be able to accomplish these massive dreams. But more importantly….if I just try something, anything, can happen.

I don’t want to be afraid of doing great things. I want to be able to be a little crazy and just do and not think.

Thrift store finds

Things I love in life: Coffee, Cuppa Tea, Sleep, Food, and Thrift Store finds.

When you enter into a thrift store it will be either one or two things. You will immediately see how disgusting it is and want to get the heck out of there. Then there is the every now and then sight of beautiful organization and so many choices of clothes to look at. That happened to me today. I began to aimlessly walk around and almost have a panic attack because of the amount of clothes I had to look at. I am not just talking about normal clothes. There were sparkles and name brands. I knew it was a sign when I saw a TV playing Mighty Ducks D3. You don’t get many signs in life, but if you ever see a Mighty Ducks movie playing you know something is right.

So this trip to the thrift store I found an awesome sweater and a pretty rad flannel shirt and all for the price of $5.00
A great thing about Goodwill thrift stores is if you are a student you can get a discount.

Go support your local thrift stores. You can not only find some awesome things, but you are supporting some amazing organizations.

XOXO E

Awkward Ramblings & One Step Plans

Step one to being successful…you have to start. 

Everyone has these dreams or imagine themselves doing something awesome or even living somewhere else. I know I am no expert. I like to think that I could be only because I have all of these in mind for myself. I want to share a little nugget of advice though. It’s never a bad time to start living out your dreams. I think sometimes we get too ahead of ourselves and end up quitting before we can ever get started.

So, my journey doesn’t necessarily start now, but I am going to act upon all those dreams and thoughts I have had.

Let’s get one thing straight though. I am the absolute worst person in interviews. I have this problem where I don’t say the right thing. I know most people would say, “You are being yourself and being honest. That is good.” Well let me just tell you something about interviewing. I may not have a vast knowledge and experience, but the little that I have I can tell when employers become uneasy or maybe impatient with my answer. I hate talking…so they make me answer questions that I have no idea what the answer is. They ask me what i don’t like about a certain job, and I can honestly say that I don’t have an answer but I feel compelled to say something. Thus starts the rambling. I hate my life.

Because of my inability to actually be a normal human being I want to capitalize on that missing part of my brain and create a brand all of my own. Something that I can be creative with.
That is my plan. Will it work? Not sure. But I am willing to try and give it my all. I  believe that we can change a part of our world and others if we just try.

I want to make an impact on the world I live in. Whether that is with people i know or more.

xoxo E

(Your welcome||||my success plan only has one step)

If you’re happy and you know it…

How do you ever really become truly happy?

That is a question I have been trying to come up with an answer to recently. I feel like the general population of this world are just trying to get by to be happy. I think this is the reason there is unhappiness in the world. I understand the need to do what is necessary to make ends meet and money is important. I guess what I don’t understand is how people can go through their entire life and not actually be passionate about something. I honestly believe this is a contributing factor to our society and economy.
I know you are probably thinking this is a silly conclusion that makes absolutely no sense. I think it makes every bit of perfect sense. When someone is passionate about a charity or business or even one product. That translates to better work ethic and even better sales. The cycle of business depends on passionate people.
You can be a critic and shout out that money is important, and don’t get me wrong it is very important, but when someone who is determined and passionate about something you might want to move out of the way.

Okay, so happiness is listening to your heart and what you are passionate about. What is good for this beautiful world. What is something that will benefit not only you but others. That is the important side note. Everything that you do affects others and so why not do something you love.
Now happiness is not always a business it can be love I guess. I am not in love and haven’t really been in love unless you count being in love with peanut butter. Because if that is possible than I am absolutely 100% in love at this moment.

While I think being in love is great I don’t think it is something that can make you completely happy. I know what you are thinking….and you are right. I don’t actually believe in true love and happily ever afters. I understand that people leave and aren’t always faithful. I am about to get all crazy Jesus on you. The love that comes from the Father is everything and that is true love. He doesn’t leave us. So though love from a significant other is important and is special it is not everything. I think what makes us truly happy through love from others is how we love them back and how we should the next generation how to love. A good example.

Happiness is not money or love. Happiness is all about YOU! And by you I mean you and your relationship with God and how you think you view this pretty awesome world. As screwed up as it is He came to save it. I guess then I am truly happy.

xoxo E

DON’T READ MY FACE

How does someone actually make a name for themselves? A question that looms over the minds of most people in the world. There really isn’t an answer that would please every person. It takes luck, knowing the right people, and extremely hard work.

I want to make a name for myself. I don’t have this huge desire to be some famous person. I just want to be remembered for being persistent and loyal to my passions. Basically every day I wake up I think all day about how I can conquer my dreams or live them out and see the world and make a difference.
Right now I have so many things in my head that I don’t know how to actually organize them to spill them out on this blog. Not like anyone reads it. If you do then you should know that I am random, but I am burning with passion to be somewhat of a good person. I have always wanted to write a book. My story with funny shorts and an overall reason for people to laugh at my life. Let’s face it my life is not like anyone else’s. Think about it. I am a dreamer. Okay that’s normal, but the part that is not normal is my family dynamics. There are 5 kids in the family. I am the middle child. I was a bit of a wild child. So that dynamics and then add the fact that my dad was the Headmaster at all the schools I attended through high school.

So this post is a bit boring and I so sorry for that.

What is it like to have a “normal” upbringing? I actually don’t believe in such a thing as normal. I am by no means a traditionalist. I like to switch things up a bit and make sure that I am not going like everyone else in the world that is my age. Marriage and having a normal job is not something that something I want right now. I love the fact that I can be free to create and try and make a better world for me and others around me.

Alrighty, I am going to end this ridiculous blog that has no point. Well, the only point to this post is that if you have some sort of crazy dream that seems impossible……PLEASE DO IT!!!! For all of us that dream the most ridiculous things, please do it! And please tell me your insane dreams! I want to encourage you and be updated!!

 

XOXO E

My body is beautiful

The body issues that are ever present are a bit scary if I am honest. We blame the media and the way people are portrayed in magazines and on television. I think we are pointing the finger at the wrong people….Again. This is not new. We are always looking for someone to blame. It’s not blame. It’s insecure people that want company.

I was a tomboy growing up. I loved sports and still do. I was always outside probably without shoes on. Middle school is about the age when girls start to wear makeup i guess….which is a whole separate issue. That time in a girls’ life is when things start to change in their body and they(we) begin to question the way we look and what not. Then by the time high school comes the way we look at ourselves in the mirror is horrible and we can’t even smile anymore. We immediately think we need to lose weight or that if my legs were a little bit longer or my boobs were bigger.

The magazine articles read how to get the perfect __________! When it should read…Look fabulous no matter what shape!

I have to say that fashion designers have been really slacking on creating clothes that flatter all sizes. So let’s step up our game….ITS 2014 you can do better than copying the 80’s fashion look book. 

Okay, this was about me. So High school comes along and I am still as tomboy as ever. Playing sports and somewhat loving life. I honestly never wore any makeup in high school unless I went to a dance and even then I had to have my best friend do my makeup because I had no idea what anything was for. I wasn’t even embarrassed. I was confident in who I was. I blame it on having great parents who raised me to not pick my friends based on circumstances. I was friends with the people I wanted to be friends with. I didn’t believe in leaving someone out because they were different because in reality we are all different….DUH! Those dumb people that grew up without a puppy!

So I graduate from high school and in college and still no makeup. I would do my hair, ya know to try and fool people that I kind of cared about the way I looked. Not until I was probably 20 years of age did I really start to realize how unhappy I was with the way I looked. Mostly because I felt like I was being left out in life….not true. I was just really dumb.

My theory or just observation on the whole body issue thing is that the people who tell you to look a certain way obviously didn’t have supportive parents or even a group of friends that liked them for who they truly were. Looking in the mirror shouldn’t be a task, it should be confidence booster.
So I am 25 now and I wear just a bit of makeup everyday. I still have days when I feel like I don’t like the way I look or that I wish I was born with different proportions, but that is a foolish way to look at life. The coolest part about the world we live in is that every person has a unique attribute about them. We are in this whole phase as a generation where being unique is AWESOME!!! So why can’t more curvy girls be the definition of different. We are unique.

Body Issue starts in the home. I believe that fashion and beauty products are to enhance not transform. 

Your body is beautiful and your eyes will shine with or without makeup….You just need to smile.

XOXO E

My hipster filter

Today I bought a Pumpkin Spice Latte. In my mind it is now Fall. So everyone break out your cute sweaters and adorable boots or keys. The season is here. Cool Kids.

Let your crazy hair fly with the wind and turn the music up. We aren’t going to stop until the nights get too cold. And even then we you can find us by the fire roasting marshmallows.

I live in Florida. And none of this happens. I just dream about it when I look through Tumblr and magazines. Day dreaming again.
Off to the post office to send some mail across the pond.

xoxo  E

Friends

There comes a day when you start to realize that it is okay to not have as many friends as you think you should. Like when you would have contests to see how many Facebook friends you could gain. Now it should be the least amount of friends.
Not that you shouldn’t have a ton of friends, but do you benefit from all your friends?

I think friendships should be benefitted on both sides. Recently I have been coming to the conclusion that having a lot of friends is quite exhausting. The actual keeping up with them all and trying to keep up with their lives, but in reality I am not there and I feel worse when I don’t remember a birthday or am not there for big events.

The goal should be to not have a lot of friends, but to have good reliable friends. Those who have your back and who help you in becoming a better human being. I have had the feeling that…..well really the need for great friends who build up rather than tear down.

Life Lessons: To see the good, but to be aware of negative aspects in others. That even if they seem like great people, if you walk away from their company feeling exhausted from trying to tip toe around their feelings, well they aren’t worth your time.
I keep trying to tell myself this. To be nice , but at the same time try and watch out for me.

Friends are pretty amazing people. They can literally make your life better by just a single act. So don’t give up on your friends. See the good in them and try and encourage them as much as you can.

Believe in Kindness.

xoxo E