Sunday, May 16, 2010

Things I'm Thankful For :)

My parents. They're my greatest and most wonderful influences.

Nice days in the front yard with my parents and rat dog
My best friend Shelby and her uplifting attitude and smile :)

Photography :)

Eating healthy/organic foods :)


Sunday, May 9, 2010

A Healthier Me.

     Weeks ago, I would have scoffed the idea, thinking those who follow this life-style and diet are tree-hugging veg-head weirdos. But, it took but a few minutes to decide I needed to change. While doing so, I didn't really realize what was happening. I have taken the plunge to try and live without eating processed food, bread, or drinking pop. Ultimately, I am trying to stick to organic foods. And, just in 5 days I have began feeling so much healthier and better about myself! I have had bread a few times, and allow myself crackers and cereal.

   I never thought I would eat like this. I didn't think that simply cutting out processed foods would even make a slight difference! But it has! I've been smiling more, disliking my appearance less, and wanting to get out and do stuff more. And now I feel like telling everyone to do the same! I will never be vegetarian/vegan though! I allow myself turkey and chicken, cause it's too good to cut out!

(Wanna know a secret? Not all organic foods are gross and expensive :) They are good and most cost just as much as processed food!)

A month ago, I would not have been confident enough to let my mom do a photo-shoot of me, but I feel good enough now :) And don't hate the way I look anymore!

So here's to a new self!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Thank You

To everyone that has helped me become who I am,

Thank you. Even if you hated me, if you talked bad about me, if you criticized me, or gave me the smallest of a compliment. Thank you if you encouraged me, or if you smiled at me, or took the time to talk to me. Thank you, even if we don't talk anymore, if we have had a fight, or if we were mere strangers. Thank you if you've loved me, stayed by me, or helped me stay strong.

Because thanks to you, I'm finally figuring out who I am.


Sunday, May 2, 2010

Dream on.

My dream. My goal for life is always changing. When I was a little girl dancing in my room with my best friend, I was going to be a singer. That's it. In my mind there were no other options. I was going to be a famous singer. I was also going to marry Jesse McCartney. When I was 11, my friend Maddy and I changed our dreams to match. We were going to move away to Canada and go to the Art Institute of Vancouver, and we'd make money playing guitar and singing on the streets. After school, we would become tattoo artists with our own shop. The art institute remained my dream until I was 13. When I was 13, I had another plan. By this point, I was going to be a graphic designer, in the advertisement field.I was to start my own advertising agency.Yep, I had it all figured out. This was how it was going to be! Until I discovered my love for writing, that is. Up until be being 15, I wanted to be a famous author/poet. I loved writing, and I still do. But, once again I've changed my mind. Because when life goes by, dreams change. For a brief 2 months, I had my mind set on being a jewelry maker. But, that went as quickly as it came. Along with writing, I still have a great love for jewelry making.

Now...on to my latest dream for the future.

I want to be a children's photographer. Not the kind with a lame studio and cheesy staged smiles, but the kind of photography that captures genuine smiles in real and comfortable environments. I have just had such a joy for taking pictures of kids and babies lately. That's not all. At the same time, I want to own and run a bakery. I want a cute and comfortable little bakery with my favorite baked goodies :)

What will my dream be next time? Only time can tell....

What were/are your dreams?