Category Archives: Life

Three Year Anniversary and Boa Constrictors

Today is apparently my three-year anniversary with WordPress, hooray! I’ve never really committed to something this long, besides work-which in November, will be my three-year.

Today also happened to be my pay-day, and also the day that I am broke because I like to spend money on things. Don’t get me wrong, I spent money on things that I needed, like underwear and things for my animals, however, I did lend money to my mother and also my father and I also… kinda… sorta… bought a snake.

A new one!? Yes, yes, yes… I know what you’re thinking. Why did I buy a snake? Well, because I miss and regret getting rid of Emlen, and I went back to the place to see if he is still there, and he wasn’t, so I bought another one because I love them, and they are amazingly fascinating creatures… Also, I went through the trouble to get my aquarium and most accessories for it, so I bought a snake with most of my money. I haven’t gotten a name for it yet, but I am thinking of one! I have to feed it next Saturday since I just moved it.

It is a tiny one, and it is a Red Tailed-Boa. Beautiful!!!

Festival Number One!

It’s Wednesday and I am totally ready for it to be Friday! Then again, who doesn’t wish it to be Friday, like always. I have a big weekend coming up! It is my first 3 day Festival of Music and Art. I’ll be camping with my friend Jen and we will be dancing the night away. I’m super excited and nervous, since I’ve never been to one. I’m really excited, I’ve already met so many amazing people at Sub Sonic and here I am going to meet so many more friends. It’s Labor day festival weekend and I have Friday off and Monday off. HOLIDAYS!

I’m super excited, super excited.

On other news, this person that I hung out with last Saturday hasn’t replied to my texts, so I am getting paranoid that they don’t want anything to do with me. This would be the third time this happened. I’m getting upset about it, but I know either way I will be alright. It will just take a while this time. I never know what to do, I really want to hang out with them again, and get to know them more, but I don’t want to keep texting and just saying ‘Hey’ and waiting for a reply. I really thought that this person wasn’t like that, and I am trying my hardest to be optimistic about it, but I am just such a pessimist person that is becomes a hassle. I can’t help thinking negative things, but I am trying and Sub Sonic and this music festival has been helping. I’ve been opening my horizons and becoming happier. It’s a day in paradise.

It’s just hard to focus on positive things when I feel like life will just keep repeating all the things that make me feel the worst. Any advice on this topic?

So Much To Do

Hello everyone, it’s been a while! A lot has been going on and a lot has yet to be done! I got back from my trip in Idaho on the 5th of August, and let me tell you guys a secret… That place is fantastic. I was in Northern Idaho visiting my grandparents near Coeur d’Alene. I got to visit with my three adorable cousins, and my aunt and uncle as well as my amazing grandparents. I also got to meet a handful of other cool people. I hope that I can move there in the next year or so. Iowa is getting worn out, especially since I didn’t have a car or a license.

Speaking of that, I got one on the 6th and I’ve been driving since! I like it a lot, it makes me feel more free and powerful with all my aspirations! I am now working on getting a car of my own, either my dad will get it or I will get a loan and go to a dealership. I need to get my own car, and then insurance. I of course have to plan  out my money-saving tactics as well. It’s going to be tough I guess, but I like a challenge, when it comes to myself.

I have a lot going on, besides being extremely lazy. I have a lot of photographs to edit and upload from my trip. I finish my friends photo shoot and I have yet to choose the best and upload those to my Facebook page. I have to work on my grandpa’s logo design for his company and some other things for it too. I, like I said, have to get the photographs from Idaho sorted out. I bought two classes for photographing and editing on groupon, and I they each are three-hour long classes, so I have to get those over with. I need to call the place and I guess set up and appointment or something, then I need to actually go and learn.

On Thursday, I went to the Iowa State Fair and attended the Farewell to Summer Dance Party by myself. I need to learn how to introduce myself to people and be more out there. People individually interest me, but as a group, I feel threatened. I need to remember that most places like these, the people are either drunk so they don’t care or they aren’t paying attention to you. I need to remember that. I ended up sitting around for an hour until I finally got off of my ass and danced. I met some people in the process but I didn’t get their names. It was a blast and I only got in one photo.

This Friday is Sub Sonic’s first Stoplight party. Single’s wear green(Thats me!), It’s complicated wear yellow, and Your taken, it’s the color red. There aren’t a lot of attractive clothing for green, I noticed. I am thinking about buying some green leg wraps on Amazon, but I’m not sure yet. I have my outfit planned, and I can’t wait.

Since I can drive, I can go to a lot of different places now and that is what I am excited about, life is started to look up since I am in control.

Inspire Everyone

I’ve been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger award by Cyndelbee <- That is the post of her Very Inspiring Blogger award. I saw this comment pop up in my notifications a while ago, but I haven’t had time and I apologize. 

Thank you for nominating me, I feel very happy and excited that I read ‘very inspiring’ since that is what I try to do.

Here is the beautiful photograph!

Rules:

1. Thank and list the blogger who nominated you.
2. List the rules and display the award.
3. Share seven facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
5. Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you.

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As rule number 3 states, I must share seven facts about myself.

1. I love improving myself, learning and finding things that can improve myself as a person, friend, and a lover (to anyone who choose’s me)

2. I will gladly spend more than 100 dollars on something that I have a strong desire for, even if it isn’t useful.

3. I have a strong desire to travel the world, by myself, even though I am slightly afraid to be alone.

4. I am becoming addicted to photography, and I feel like it is part of my calling in life.

5. I rarely get sick, but for some reason, I had Strep.

6. I love tattoo’s and I feel more like the person I want to be when I get tattoos.

7. I find it 100% easier to write down my thoughts and express myself better with words, and it amaze’s me that I can do that.

 

Okay, so now that I have shared some facts that no one knows, I have to nominate 15 bloggers but I feel only fair if I can nominate bloggers that make my knowledge expand. 

1.Cylithria

2. Live to Write – Write to Live

3. Irevuo

Idaho

I’m currently in Idaho, on m grandfathers laptop. He is in the kitchen making my grandmother a salad and my cousin is talking with her at the moment. I have a long week ahead of me and I hope to have a lot going on. I can probably do photoshoots of my cousins, who happen to be beautiful. 

I plan on taking a lot of photographs of the wilderness up here, it’s amazing already. Life seems to be good and clear up here, but that is probably because I am not going to be working, and I haven’t been here for a long time. I am going to make the best of the 11 days I have to spend here, and maybe someday I will move here. 

Airport

I am at the airport right now. Waiting for my 5:15 PM flight to Minneapolis, then I’m flying to Spokane. I’m going to see my grandparents for almost 2 weeks. I’m pretty excited. My friend who is in basic training is able to receive letters. I have yet to send him a letter, so I am going to send him one while I’m there. I feel a little guilty. I miss him.
I went to the Omaha zoo today, what I have seen today, it wasn’t very impressive. Some places were, but the animals were feeling bad because it was so hot and humid and that made my mood deplete. I do have to say that there were cool places and some places were under reconstruction. I will have to go again of course and actually get around the whole zoo and not idly waste time before my flight. I haven’t done much lately but I’m pretty excited for the 11 days I have planned in Idaho!

It’s you

Your imperfections don’t matter to me, because I love you… for you.
That crooked smile? It’s quite charming.
Your laugh, which makes you throw your head back, its cute.
The way you talk with your hands, and throw them around in strange gestures, to me it is enthusiastic and adorable.
When you avoid eye contact when saying your feelings, it makes my heart warm and I love that.
The wrinkles at your eyes, when you smile, makes me want to caress your cheeks and meet your lips.
Your imperfections are more than one, and that’s beautiful to me.
You are beautiful to me, and I love you.
I love you for you, and your perfect imperfections make you… you.

I’ve been working a lot, and just recently, I went to Wisconsin and got back in contact with my childhood friend Emily. I got some amazing photos of fireworks and I even got some great architecture photos of downtown Milwaukee. When I got back, I’ve been doing a bunch of other things. I’ve been focusing on my camera and editing skills. I just had a photo shoot of my friend and her boyfriend. It was my first couple shoot’ and it turned out great. I got a lot of awesome photos and I still have more to edit and upload tonight.
Go check it out here!
I have a photoshoot on Sunday of my coworker and her child and I am trying to get more people to do it. I have yet to hear back from two people and I lost the number to another. I can apparently try to get hired at a photo studio in target or something. I’ll try that.

States Away

In a few states away, my grandmother was admitted into the hospital, her illness is yet to be determined, but I am worried. One reason: I was supposed to visit this week (June 21 through the 27) but I was unable to afford it on such short notice and so I moved it to late July/early August. Her health is not very well and my family and friends that I’ve told are worried. We hope that she will get better. 

This is just a short update, other writing of mine will be release this coming week.