In the summer, flying from Long Island to Dallas is no small feat. The exhilaration of coming home makes the move worth while. Stepping off the plane on your hometown airport meant more now that college is coming to a close. I walked into my home and was tackled and smothered by my brother. He always knew how to give hugs and injure you. Soon after my mother tried to feed me everything in the refrigerator. Throughout the rest of the sweltering summer, I tried my best to soak up all of the friend and family time I leave behind in the fall and spring. But my home wouldn’t be my home if I wasn’t there by midnight. There is something otherworldly about picking up a Michael Kors handbag. I’ve always had a fascination with stuffing my valuables in the biggest purse on my shoulder. Maybe it’s the texture of the inner material or the compliments I receive when I walk around a store with it. Whatever that feeling is, I can’t get enough. My bank account however can. I have yet to own a Michael Kors bag but that does not stop me from window shopping. It breaks my heart now but in the long run, I think I’ll be ok.
Although I have not played it in years, I adore volleyball. My forearms thank me for taking this long hiatus but my body misses the activity. It was one of the best ways for me to develop new friendships. When you watch the back of the girl next to you, she is likely to have a better appreciation for you. The sport taught me endurance, determination, teamwork and sportsmanship. It also helped me get over the crush of rejection. I don’t miss him but I do miss the satisfied feeling of hitting that ball over the net.
The strength it takes for me to answer these questions without either a scowl or with one sentence shows how much I've grown. But there are too many people asking me the same questions in the most life draining cycle ever. So I've comprised a cute list with answers they hopefully will remember for years to come. Feel free to take these answers for your own chorus of busy bodies in your life if the answers apply to you.
A prominent memory from my adolescence was debating with boys who had it worse in life. The variables would change weekly but the point remained: someone has to lose and I'd like to know who it is. There used to be a sense of pride that would swell up whenever I would reason my opponent into submission. But after living through some colorful romantic experiences, I started wondering how that mindset molded my outlook on relationships and love.
I'm a petty, neurotic and indecisive woman who likes a variety of things you probably don't care about. Why? Because I'm attractive enough for you to fantasize about but not attractive enough to make you want to fight for your honor. I'm also marginally intelligent but let's be real, you saw my photo and decided to ignore anything I may have typed here.
I'm not about to assume y'all know me so I'll just tell you what today is. Today is my birthday. As the title gives away, yes I am 24. I've made a lot of decisions, met a lot of people and spent a lot of time learning about this here life I have. Now it's time to sit down at this desk and give you all some golden nuggets I've picked up on the way.
Yes, some of the great things we do positively effect how we view ourselves. But aren't we tired of trying to be holier-than-thou all the time? It must get lonely on top of that throne. From there, everyone looks like heathens who are unworthy of the king's presence. They need insert-personal-moral-compass-here to be around him. If you're rolling your eyes at the thought of it, congratulations, you have vices and are relatable.
Whether it's my family members, coworkers or my beautician, everyone wants to know what's going on with my plans. Where are my offspring and husband?! It doesn't matter if I have ideas about other aspects of my life.
For the majority of my life, someone has tried to curb my adoration for curse words. Every reason from every person has fallen under these statements:
If I get too busy, overwhelmed or procrastinate too hard, you will not see me for weeks. I retreat and regroup. I go ghost.