11/24/14

I Have Learned

I've written several of those "Things You Should Know About High School" posts. And while I still find the things that I said to be true, it never really proved whether or not I learned anything from those things. Let's get one thing straight: High School is definitely as cheesy and cliche as books/movies make it out to be. But it's not all so bad. I'm a junior now, and I started this blog way back in the seventh grade. (Although I am trying to erase all proof that I existed before age 15)
But let me tell you, I've learned quite a bit about myself in that span of time.

1. Everything Works Itself Out
I've spent one too many nights stressing in my sleep over something, only to have it not matter in the slightest by the time the next day rolls around. Yes, your project/paper/homework is fine. If you put in the right amount of time to get it done, it'll be okay. And yes, you're going to argue with people every now and then. We're people. We disagree. If it's serious enough to be that mad over, you're taking yourself too seriously. 

2. Yes, You Look Good
I have spent the last three years of high school worrying about my appearance. I've never taken a no-makeup Monday. Not once. And yes, that is partially due to my low esteem issues, but worrying about impressing people all the time is pretty far up on the list as well. You look just as good as the girl/guy sitting next to you whether you're wearing yoga pants and a hoodie, or a dress. All that matters is that you're comfortable with what you're wearing. Because in ten years, no one will remember what you wore on Tuesday, or if you wore makeup or not one day. It's cheesy, but they'll remember the way that you acted to them and others. 

3. Nothing Is Permanent 
School ends, and you all move on with your life. Some of you will move away, and some of you will end up in the same college sipping Starbucks and talking about the good ole days. The teacher that you couldn't stand will be nothing more than a horror story you tell to others. Your exes? Who really cares. And your friends? You can always hope that you end up in the same place, but if nothing else, you'll be able to stay in contact and continue to support each other. 

4. Do What You Want 
I've always been afraid that if I do something wrong, everyone will hate me. But the truth of it all is, you won't be wrong. If you want to join a team, you join that team. You want to ask that guy out? Do it. The worst they can say is no. You have the power to change the way you're life goes. 

5. You Are Good Enough
This is the hardest one to accept sometimes. I went through so much of my life afraid to open my mouth, because I was afraid. I always worried that people would reject what I was saying, or that maybe I was annoying them, or maybe I was just too much of a bother. The amount of missed friendships and relationships I've had is amazing. (Here comes the cheesy saying) You are the only 'you' in this world. You are unique, and you are good enough. No, he/she is not out of your league. No, they probably don't hate you. You're opinion does matter. I still have trouble believing people when they tell me things they like about me. I've never been able to fully accept a compliment, because I've always felt like the person giving it felt like they were forced to say something nice. But they weren't. When you're friends says you look nice, she means it. When the person in the hall says they like your shoes, they mean it. And when your boyfriend/girlfriend tell you that you're the best, by God, they better mean it. 


Be unapologetically you. 

11/9/14

Reminiscing

Hey there.
If anyone is actually reading this, which would be surprising, then they'd know that it's been well over a year since I've done anything on this blog. This is due to a lot of things. Lack of time, lack of commitment, and just forgetting my login info like an idiot.
I also found several other websites that sparked my interest and stole my time.
I was going through some old Facebook pictures of mine, when i saw a screenshot of an old post I made, and I thought about all the stuff I had written and everything I had said, and then I typed the old URL into my search bar and stalked my old self. And it reminded me of how different things were then. And how much I enjoyed being part of the blogger world. No, I wasn't particularly successful, but I had a small handful of people who would read and comment, and I can't help but miss that.
So I spent a big portion of my time looking through all my old emails and passwords, and I finally found the right one to get on here.
What exactly does that mean?
I'm not sure.
Why make promises that I can't keep and say I'll write all the time? All I currently know is that I want to start again. It's like a journey. I can go back and look at who I was and what I thought years ago. Which is pretty cool, and a little awful because I refuse to believe I existed before the age of 15. But the thought still counts. Three years from now I can look through here and remember.
So let's just see what happens.

12/2/13

Sophomore (part. 2)

It's about time we caught up with each other and what i've been doing the past month.

001. Meeting Molly Ringwald. 

002. Petting Zoo

003. Marching Band.

004. Twins day.

005. Halloween 

006. Piano Recital 
(If you're my FB friend you can watch it here I played "The Chain")

007. What you do when you're bored at a speech tournament.

008. Industrial 

009. 50th Anniversary Doctor Who party. 




11/28/13

Let us all still be thankful tomorrow.

With today being Thanksgiving and all, I thought it would be the perfect time to do the yearly "thankful for" post. There's a lot of things in this world, some big, some small, some that don't even seem like things to be thankful for, but they are. So I thought I'd share them all with you.

001. The way your favorite food tastes after not having it in quite some time.
002. When cats purr really loud.
003. Internet connections
004. Music that just gets you
005. Seeing a new movie for the first time.
006. When someone says something and you just know you and your best friend are thinking the exact same thing, and you have a mental connection for .003 seconds
007. Birthdays
008. Watching people greet their friends in public when they didn't know their friend would be there.
009. Books
010. Those moments when you've stayed up so late that you're not even tired anymore.
011. When you remember what you're looking for
012. Half days of school.
013. typing with different formats 
014. Finding out you have things in common with other people.
015. friends
016. That even though I complain about living here all the time, I live in a town where there's pretty good acceptance of all people no matter who they are. Not to say that we don't have problems, but we could have it so much worse. 
017. Understanding a geometry problem for once.
018. Teachers who don't assign textbooks.
019. When your nails match the whole overall look of your outfit. 
020. Clothes. Shoes. Purses. Did I already say shoes?
021. When you make someone laugh so hard they cry, or someone does it to you.
022. Watching your family interact with each other 
023. When you're at church and the pastor says something that hits you right in the heart because what he's said is beautiful and true.
024. Playing board games with friends and family. 
025. When animals know you're upset and just kinda lick your face and sit there with cute eyes.
026. Seeing someone instantly become happier when you compliment them, and the overall feeling of being complemented. 
027. When your friends parents basically become your other set of parents.
028. Keeping in touch with people in your life whether they moved away, or you met them online, or you just don't see them that often.
029. Having phone conversations with your friends for hours even though you see each other all the time and have nothing really substantial to say.
030. When people appreciate your opinions and things that you have to say. 


11/27/13

Let the rain come down

November. | via Tumblr

sometimes we forget who we are.
 we say things, 
we do things, we feel things.
but they aren't us. 
we only allow ourselves 
to act
to behave
to feel
the way we think we deserve
sometimes you need to feel the rain
to dance in it
to sing in it
to become swept away
so let the rain come down
and maybe then
just maybe
you can find yourself again.

11/14/13

M.I.A (But Welcome Back)

Yes, I do realize that it's been exactly one month and a day since I've written anything on here. And there's no excuses to really be made, because at the end of the day, when you're a blogger, you have to write when you're ready to write.

And thankfully, I'm ready.


I'll make no promises. However, for this past month I've been thinking to myself about ways to update and write and be here more frequently. The good news is, I have a plan for once.
I'll be updating as regularly as I can by queuing posts, and making short updates, and challenging myself to think of new things. New stories, new pictures, new inspirations.

I want to blog. And if it's a successful thing, then that's all the better. I'm not gonna lie, reaching a hundred, or even more followers, would be great. It's something I've wanted since the day I started this. So together, as both author and reader, let's start over. Clean slate. New blogging experience.
For those of you who have been here right though the beginning...we've grown up. I've grown up a lot since my first silly post on here about going to see the latest twilight movie. Three years in the making on this page. I'd rather not give up.

Bonjour

10/13/13

Homecoming 2013











Just thought I'd share a few cute moments from this weekends homecoming dance. I know I've been MIA on the blog for awhile. Update post to come. 

Xx~Madalyn-Elizabeth~xX

9/7/13

Sophomore (part 1)








001. First day of school with Elle
002. Moderately matching Disney shirts with Makena
003. Black Light Bowling with Joli
004. Holiday World over Labor Day Weekend with Elle
005. Riding the little kid rides because we can.
006. Riding the dolphin because dolphins are cool.

8/19/13

Music from my Heart (Tag/Q&A)


  • I found this amazing tag while looking through my tumblr dash and I just had to do it.

  • 1: A song you like with a color in the title
  • Back to Black by Amy Winehouse 

  • 2: A song you like with a number in the title
  • 22 by Lily Allen

  • 3: A song that reminds you of summertime
  • Hollywood by Marina and the Diamonds

  • 4: A song that reminds you of someone you would rather forget about
  • Starring Role by Marina and the Diamonds

  • 5: A song that needs to be played LOUD
  • Race you to the Bottom by New Medicine 

  • 6: A song that makes you want to dance
  • Oh No! by Marina and the Diamonds

  • 7: A song to drive to
  • You're so Creepy by Ghost Town
  •  
  • 8: A song about drugs or alcohol
  • Another Empty Bottle by Katy McAllister 

  • 9: A song that makes you happy
  • Every Heart by Sara Haze

  • 10: A song that makes you sad
  • Hello by Evanescence 

  • 11: A song that you never get tired of
  • How to be a Heartbreaker by Marina and the Diamonds

  • 12: A song from your preteen years
  • No Scrubs by TLC 

  • 13: One of your favorite 80’s songs
  • Ironic by Alanis Moriesette (Okay its from the 90's but close enough)

  • 14: A song that you would love played at your wedding
  • I See the Light from Tangled 

  • 15: A song that is a cover by another artist
  • The One that got Away (Cover) by Heather Traska 

  • 16: One of your favorite classical songs
  • Carry on my Wayward Son Vitamin String Quartet Version

  • 17: A song that would sing a duet with on karaoke
  • Anyone Else but You by The Moldy Peaches 

  • 18: A song from the year that you were born
  • My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion

  • 19: A song that makes you think about life
  • Teen Idle by Marina and the Diamonds

  • 20: A song that has many meanings to you
  • Break In by Halestorm 
  • 21: A favorite song with a person’s name in the title
  • Valerie by Amy Winehouse

  • 22: A song that moves you forward
  • Best I can by Art of Dying  

  • 23: A song that you think everybody should listen to
  • Love Walk In by Paloma Faith

  • 24: A song by a band you wish were still together
  • Sing by My Chemical Romance

  • 25: A song by an artist no longer living
  • Jessie's Girl (Glee Cast Version) done by Cory Monteith

  • 26: A song that makes you want to fall in love
  • The Way I Am - Ingrid Michaelson

  • 27: A song that breaks your heart
  • Little Sister by New Medicine 

  • 28: A song by an artist with a voice that you love
  • When You're Gone by Paloma Faith

  • 29: A song that you remember from your childhood
  • Complicated by Avril Lavigne 

  • 30: A song that reminds you of yourself
  • Falling Slowly from the musical Once

(I tag anyone who wants to do it just comment with a link so I can see!) :D

8/15/13

Summer and Getting Older

Today was the official end of my summer "vacation" and the official start of my second year in high school. Which feels unreal to say. Second year of High School. It's hard to accept the fact that it's truly happening literally right before my eyes. I always wondered when I was younger about high school and everything about it. I thought that by the time I was in high school I would have everything figure out about...well, everything. But really, I've learned that you never truly figure it out. You kinda just roll with it. Go with what seems right. And that's okay.

Summer was....Interesting, to say the least. It was both the best and worst. On a high note, I traveled by plane for the first time to San Francisco, California. Everything has its own flaws, but San Francisco is a beautiful place and if you ever get the chance you should go. Just back warm clothes because it is so cold all the time.
And there were a lot of good things that I got to do with friends, sure they were simple things, but they were things that we won't forget for a long time.

While I'm not exactly ready to face the reality of school, it really was time for summer to end. You know what they say; All good things must come to an end. Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.





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