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

Loss and Life Lessons

Every day life throws a curve ball.

All of a sudden in my life I am experiencing a lot of loss. Whether it was someone I knew a while ago or someone I was very close to. I don’t know the correct way to grieve. I don’t know what it means to process things. I just kind of shut down. I don’t like it when people continually tell me that everything will be okay.

Everything has its timing. That I understand. I can comprehend that concept.
I think the part of life coming to an end that I just can’t grasp is when you see that person a lot and then all of sudden you won’t see them anymore. They aren’t there to make you smile. They aren’t there to bring up the beautiful memories. They simply are never there anymore.

My heart is broken a little. But not like when a human being lets you down. This is like it was taken away from me. When my grandmother passed away it was one of the most tragic things I have ever experienced. That was the first time I could fully understand what loss felt like.

Live each day with passion.

xoxo E

 

We are the cool kids

It’s Tuesday and the day has started off with new music for me. So that is not a bad way to start the day, at least for me. I got Echosmith’s album “Talking Dreams” It is pretty amazing! So if you are looking for something new you should get it. The album actually came out last year, but it is new to me. I really like this group. They bring something creative and new to the table. They are all siblings and that alone makes them stand out. They grew up with great influences in their life. Their parents had them listening to good music from day one.
Everyone needs a parent who is going to start them off right musically.

Even if you don’t start the day off with awesome new music. You should at the very least start the day off with some great music.

So today will be wonderful. It will be productive!

Okay so now I have to go to work.

Don’t give up on those little dreams. The daily achievements help us get to the big ones. Stand proud and don’t give up!

xoxo E

Can’t Stop Thinking

Every time I think to write a post it’s well after midnight. I don’t know exactly why this is. I would have to say it’s because this is the time of day when I get all these crazy ideas going. I am not the biggest fan of it being that way, but it’s better than having no ideas at all.

The life of a creator. It is never ending and there is no such thing as down time. Even when you sit and have a meal or lay down to go to sleep your mind is still going about new ideas and you can’t stop it. I seriously will be watching a television show and making a mental list of everything I need to research or start to do.
Like right now I stopped to make a quick list. Gosh, I can’t catch a break, but I would rather have a million ideas be coming at me than have nothing and be stressed because I can’t think of anything.

So update this past week has been crazy and amazing all at the same time. I think I can pretty much classify myself as an entrepreneur. It’s what I want to do. I am a living breathing think tank. It seems like every day I think of some cool idea. A way to unite or a cool place to hang out and such.

So if you sometimes feel like you can’t escape the ever running wheels of your mind; you are not alone my friend.

I am going to try and focus all those ideas into going to sleep now.
Good luck to all you dreamers out there!

 

xoxo E

Being Brave

Sometimes I am too concerned with what others are thinking about me and my decisions. I don’t always think like that, but when it comes to major choices in my life I am frequently trying to figure out if other approve of what I do…only for the support.

So here I am. I have ideas to be great and do some pretty awesome things.

The next couple of months are going to be a new learning process for me and I could not be more excited about it.

Donuts tomorrow morning. I am finally going to have processed sugar after a week of not having it!!!!

xoxo

First Design

The American dream. Well, something like that. I have told you a little about Hwy Americana. I think I did. I have taken the next step in branding and put it on a shirt. This is just the beginning. The original design. If you want to support and be a part of Hwy Americana order a shirt.

Here is the link http://hwyamericana.bigcartel.com

I think the design is pretty cool. But I have to say that.