Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Life Isn't Rainbows and Unicorns

I've thought about writing this for months, but haven't because I was afraid. I was afraid to show the real me, because once it's out there, it's out. No taking it back.

Most of my twitter followers are people I've never met in my life, but people that possibly found me through my blog or other people I follow. And on twitter, I put it out there most of the time. I'm not sure why I feel like I can be honest on there and not here. Honest as in emotional, angry, or sad. Maybe because on twitter you only have 140 characters, so you can throw out a sentence and not have to explain. It's just there.

A lot of people don't like my twitter person- or who I consider the real me. I've had people say that I'm too negative. That I need to cheer up. That if it's that bad, don't post it. I've seen others tweet that negativity needs to be kept quiet. That no one wants to read that. So I guess that's why I've kept this topic off of blogland. But I still tweet it, so I guess I'm not following suggestions, huh?

But let's face reality- life is not always rainbows and unicorns and glitter. Gosh, wouldn't it be nice if it were? I'm not Miss Sunshine or someone that is happy 24/7. I'm emotional. I cry. I get sad. I get angry. I worry. I let stuff bother me, even stuff that I should let roll off my back. I deal with being down and depressed. Maybe more so than the average person. Actually I would bet money that it's more than the average person. I can't pretend that I'm not that way. I can't post positive, feel-good, happy stuff when I'm just not feeling that way. I try. I try to  hide it, but I just can't.

And when it comes to others being this way on their blogs or on twitter, I actually like it. I like reading personal stories of everyday struggles or emotions or what they are going through. Isn't that what makes them relatable and real? For me it is. I feel like I get to know them more. I feel like I can relate to them in some way because I may have gone through the same thing at some point. That's just me though.

So I guess this is my explanation, even though I shouldn't have to explain why I am the way I am. And an apology, of sorts. I know how I am. I know how that appears to others, and I know it can be annoying. If I could make myself not be emotional or angry or upset so much, you better believe I'd do it in a second. But I can't. So this is me- whether you follow me on twitter, this blog, or in real life. It is what it is, and it's real.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Dead

Raise your hand if you watch The Walking Dead. If your hand isn't raised, then you are seriously missing out. Every single person that I know that's watched this show is obsessed. And that's putting it mildly.

Something else I'm obsessed with is Instagram. So I started following TWD on IG, and well that's just perfect. The pictures they post crack. me. up. So funny. Here's a few of my latest faves.
I'm in love with Daryl. For real.

I'm finally starting to like the character of Michonne. It took time, but girl is funny.

Some baby daddy drama thrown in for good measure.

See? She's funny. 

Only one more episode this season, and I'm not happy about it.

If you love these photos and want to see more, follow The Walking Dead on IG here.

And if you want to follow little ole me, then click here.

Are you a Dead fan?

Edit: After I posted this entry, I left a link on Twitter. And then this happened:

Best. Follow. Ever.
The end.

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Friday, March 22, 2013

March Gladness

Do you all know Kid President? Oh. My. Gosh. He is like my favorite kid ever. Ever! He's so funny, and I just want to hang out with him all the time.

If you don't know who this kid is, please take a second to watch this video. I'll wait....

Don't you just love him?

Kid President has made his picks for the NCAA bracket. And he's ready for some March gladness.

I'm ready for some March gladness too, Kid.

Happy Friday!
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Thursday, March 21, 2013

It's An Awesome Thursday

It's little Friday, and I'm feeling great this morning!

I'm wearing my new blingy necklace (and my new lace shirt)...
...with my new sparkly shoes.
I'm reading this super hilarious book by someone who could possibly be me in a past/future life.
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And one of my favorite bloggers ever announced this on her blog today-
It's only 9:30, and I'm already having a pretty awesome day.

What about you?
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I've very much been into lists lately (well...practically my whole life, but anywho). And I realize my writing is kind of choppy lately too. But this isn't formal writing; it's more a free-writing, stream of thoughts kind of zone for me. So rules don't apply, right?

Anyway, some things I'm loving today. Here ya go...

This song by Pink and the guy from Fun. (Edit- His name is Nate Ruess). Love it. Obsessed with it. Sing it non-stop all the time. Sorry to those within ear-shot of me.

Side note: I just watched this video for the first time. 1. I hate a mattress without sheets. 2. What's with the Ted-like bear with glowing eyes? Freaky. 3. How can I have a bed floating in the clouds like that? Awesome!

Sunkist. Because it's like an orange party in my mouth. And because I'm drinking it right this very second.

The NCAA Tournament.  Even if UK isn't in it, I'm still loving this time of year.
PLL Finale. I'm sad it was the winter finale, but it was awesome last night. I have so many questions about last night's episode; like what the eff was in the trunk???? I can't wait for the new episodes in June.
ABA Therapy. I love my (part-time) job as a therapist, and I absolutely love the little kid I work with. He makes my days when I'm with him SO much better. And I get so excited when he finally "gets" targets we are working on. Maybe this really is my calling, and I just don't know it yet.
And because I'm leaving in a bit to go to my next therapy session, I'm cutting my list short and ending here. Happy Hump Day, friends!

Also linking up with Shanna because I love her and her blog so much! :)

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

What I Was Going To Tell You About The SEC Tourney

I was going to tell you about how much fun I had at the SEC Tournament in Nashville on Friday.

 I was going to tell you that we were in a box and how great the seats were.

I was going to tell you how excited I was to go to my very first tourney and cheer on the Cats. And how I was sure that after beating Florida last week, that I was sure they could go on to the championship game.

I was also going to tell you that the weather was absolutely gorgeous and we got to enjoy a bit of it between the afternoon and evening sessions.

And that 85% of the people on Broadway were wearing Kentucky blue. (The BBN sure does travel and support those Cats!)

Oh, and I was also going to tell you that I wore my polka dot Converse shoes again, because I love them so much.

I was going to tell you that I had the best time with Meg, because it's always a good time when we are together.

But I'm not going to tell you any of that today.

Nope. I'm not going to tell you that I'm still  pouting about our embarrassing loss to Vanderbilt.

And I'm not going to tell you that we didn't even make it to the NCAA tournament and have to play in the freaking NIT, because that is just not something you want to tell people.

But I will tell you that even though we lost, I had a great time. I only wish the outcome would have been different.

That's all I have to not tell you. What about you? What are you going to tell or not tell today?
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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Career Change?

I experienced my very first radio gig today. I'm no longer a radio virgin. Nope, I'm not.

The backstory:
The Shopper is a local radio show where listeners call in with items they want to buy, sell, or trade. The place where I work advertises with this local radio station, and we sponsor The Shopper. My dad usually goes up there once a month to help "host" the show.  As you know, he's been out since having his surgery, so guess who the lucky one was that got to fill in for him? Yep, me. I was SO nervous. I kind of wanted to see what it was about, but I dreaded it. I was afraid I'd sound dumb or country or whatever.
The view from my seat at the radio station this morning.
But, guys.

I loved it! After the nerves wore off, I wanted to keep talking! If you know me, this comes as NO surprise to you. It was easy. I was pretty comfortable. I felt like I could just keep on talking. And to be honest, I was a little sad when the hour was up.

I definitely want to go back and do it again. Or maybe I should just host my own radio show or something. Possible career change in the future? Maybe.
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Random Wednesday

It's Hump Day, which means only two more days until the weekend. Hallelujah! And since it's hump day, it's totally acceptable for me to be random... Because Shanna Said So.

-Since DST, my sleep has been so screwed up. I'm sleeping horribly at night, and then am super tired all the next day. Boo, dst. Boo.

-After the Pink concert last week, all I want to do is listen to her songs. And fly around an arena in a piece of cloth.

-Mini International Delight Almond Joy creamers need to be stronger. I can barely taste the flavor.

-I watched almost every episode of The Bachelor this season so I would have something to tweet about. Never again. Remind me of this when everyone is tweeting it, and I'm annoyed. #dumbshow

-Remember that everyone is fighting their own battles. What may seem like negativity may just be their way to get through what they are battling.

I've been listening to Kari Jobe's song "Steady My Heart" a lot lately. These lyrics are what stick out to me (because I can relate):
               Wish it could be easy
               Why is life so messy?
               Why is pain a part of us?
               There are days I feel like
               Nothing ever goes right
               Sometimes it just hurts so much

But the rest of the lyrics are what's important in the song.
But You're here
You're real
I know I can trust You

Even when it hurts
Even when it's hard
Even when it all just falls apart
I will run to You
'Cause I know that You are
Lover of my soul
Healer of my scars
You steady my heart [x2]

I'm not gonna worry
I know that You've got me
Right inside the palm of your hand
Each and every moment
What's good and what gets broken
Happens just the way You plan

You are here
You're real
I know I can trust You

Even when it hurts
Even when it's hard
Even when it all just falls apart
I will run to You
'Cause I know that You are
Lover of my soul
Healer of my scars
You steady my heart [x2]

And I will run to You
And find refuge in Your arms
And I will sing to You
'Cause of everything You are

You steady my heart [x2]

Even when it hurts
Even when it's hard
Even when it all just falls apart
I will run to You
'Cause I know that You are
Lover of my soul
Healer of my scars
You steady my heart [x2]

I'm not gonna worry
I know that you've got me
Right inside the palm of your hand

And here's the video if you want to listen to the whole song. I love it.

Linking up with Shanna for Random Wednesday.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Notebook: A Horror Movie

Have you seen this floating around Pinterest? Hilarious. If you haven't, pretend you've never seen The Notebook, and watch this.

Source: via Melanie on Pinterest
Happy Tuesday! :)
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Monday, March 11, 2013

Weekend Re-Cap

For the first time in a long time, I had a very low-key weekend, and it was absolutely wonderful!

My favorite day of the week is Cats gameday. Saturday was a huge game for the Cats. They pulled a huge upset against #11 Florida. Pretty sure my neighbors thought an earthquake was happening. I was jumping, and shouting, and fist pumping all over the place. Insanity.
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I picked up my cousin yesterday, and we went to see Oz: The Great and Powerful. I'm not sure what I was expecting, it is a Disney movie after all, but I just didn't love it. It didn't keep  my attention at all. I really thought that with the cast it had, it would be better. Don't get me wrong, it was cute, but I won't be purchasing this on dvd.
On our way to get some lunch, my cousin decided it was bright and he needed to borrow some shades.
He wears them much better than I do.
I also let this stinker "drive" down the driveway. He loved it.

It was close to 70 degrees here yesterday, so we may have played outside a bit.

And I may have rocked my new favorite shoes.
Daylight Savings Time has completely messed me up. I tried going to sleep so many times last night, and I just couldn't make myself. I stayed up super late watching Gossip Girl, which helped a lot. I love that show. What am I going to watch when I finally reach the end of the series?
So there's my weekend in a nutshell. How was yours?

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Friday, March 8, 2013

My Week In Photos & A Winner

This week has been a little crazy with my dad's surgery, missing work, and it has just thrown me off completely! With that being said, I thought I'd share my week with pictures instead of words. You're welcome. ;)

I cooked scrambled eggs in the microwave for the first time. They weren't terrible, but Mia liked them more than me. She cleaned her plate!
And she loved me for sharing my scrambled eggs with her. 

The teeny tiny hospital room we spent the day/night in.

So this is where I spent the night. Luxury, right here. It made for a sore Mel the next morning. Thank God for my iPad and some Gossip Girl on Netflix to keep me company.
My sister visited Mia a few times while I was at Vandy to make sure she had food, water, and got to see some sunshine. I requested a picture and this is what she sent. My poor Mia missed me. Made my heart sad.

Finally on our way home. Overall, it really was a quick stay, so I can't complain.

My first day back to work after two days off (which never happens), and this is what I kept myself busy with. Actual work stuff can wait, right?

I came home to this little number from Marley Lilly. And I'm actually sporting it today!

Also sporting this little gem I got at Opry Mills. Photo is a tad blurry, but I'm obsessed with this watch. So much so that I ordered the tan one from eBay. 

And to everyone's surprise, I bought some Converse and am actually wearing them for the first time today. These type of shoes are totally not me, but I saw these on Pinterest last summer and have been obsessed ever since. When I saw them in the mall last Saturday, I snatched them up. I was SO excited.

And now what you've all been waiting for. Drum roll please......the winner of my favorite things giveaway is.....
Congratulations, Amber!
Thank you to all who entered, and most importantly, read and follow. I've gotten several new followers, and I hope you all stick around!
Have a wonderful Friday, y'all! :)
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