"Come, let's go, come, let's see.
Throughout a thousand worlds, weightless love awaits."
-Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark
P.S. I started a new blog Everything Royal, because what's another blog...? (this makes number five!!!)
23. If you want to do something, do it. People will be skeptical, people will tell you a million reasons it won't work. But if you feel you can do it, you probably can. And more than that, you'll regret it if you don't. Au pairing was the greatest adventure of my life. It changed the way I think about life, and the way I live my life.Thank you so much for letting me share these special life moments & lessons with you. I am forever thankful for your support! Love, love, love.
22. On that note, coming home to finish my degree, thus having to return from my new home, was one of the best decisions I've ever made, though definitely also one of the hardest.
21. I'm going to Dubrovnik on my honeymoon.
20. If you get the urge to get bangs, go for it (just don't use skype for your mirror...).
19. Getting a Kindle, though I am a forever-lover of print, is a brilliant, brilliant decision. Eleven books in one month? Yes.
18. Though far away in terms of distance, you really do keep those you love close in your heart, no matter where you are.
17. Attending a University in a foreign country was, by far, one of the most eye-opening experiences. I learned so much not only in a school sense, but in a cultural sense. And I was able to participate...in another language. One of my childhood dreams came true. Still so surreal.
16. People that are meant to come into your life, do. I can't control that; I can only have faith.
15. It really is about perspective & where you put your joy.
14. Blogging is still, by far, one of the greatest things I have decided to do.
13. I can actually cook. Real food. And some wickedly scrumptious home-made break. Yup.
12. Graduating from college is extremely exciting, but equally terrifying. But it's normal to feel that way. I'm going to be ok.
11. We're all going to run into a lot of nay sayers in life. Let's ignore them-- better yet, let's prove them wrong.
10. People come into our lives when they're meant to, just as much as they leave our lives when they're meant to.
9. Copenhagen causes me to burst into tears. I love it that much. I never, ever knew.
8. There are a lot of things I need to quit being afraid of & just try.
7. People you don't see very often, or know particularly well, have the ability to tell you things that stay with you forever. (and things you most need to hear.)
6. Life in your twenties is pretty tricky, & exciting, and really, really scary. It's ok to feel that.
5. I actually loved riding a bike as my main mode of transportation.
4. I need to embrace uncertainty.
3. I need to be more patient.
2. Being vulnerable is brave.
1. I am the luckiest girl in the world to have such wonderful family & friends. I am surrounded by blessings.
“Anything I ever learned comes down to something pretty simple: Don’t anticipate life; meet it. When you try to anticipate, you’re being an idiot, because nobody’s got the brain to outwit nature. I’m talking here about patience, about believing in yourself. I’m talking here about having the courage to wait. You will get what you deserve.”-rob steiger
"Some days you must learn a great deal. But you should also have days when you allow what is already in you to swell up and touch everything. If you never let that happen, then you just accumulate facts, and they begin to rattle around inside of you." - E.L. Konigsburg
"i'm gonna tell you a secret. i often look at the blogs of other women and think: i wish i could be more like them... and then, i remember that that's only part of their truth."Courtney, of the rad blog Vintch, wrote this post in "defense of lipstick" and after I finished reading it and immediately searched for my abandoned, neon-pink lipstick. (I had shied away from it a few months ago after a boy in class just looked at me and goes "hey, lipstick," and made me feel incredibly insecure. but then I read her post and thought : AMEN, SISTER.)
"i don't wear it for anyone but myself. because it makes me feel pretty. like my mama. it reminds me of a time when women wore tights and high-waisted skirts and put up their hair in pin curls. it's the working girl's best friend. a way to wake up a face filled with stress, deadlines and no sleep."Vanity Fair had this really fascinating piece on the casting of the show Friends & the real friendships built on the show. And, of course, this quote from Matt LeBlanc about the series ending hit me especially hard, seeing as how we are graduating from college next week.
“Yes, I’ll talk to you. Yes, I’ll always know you, but I won’t know you like this. I won’t see you every day, all day. Eat lunch together every day. To have this awesome, experience every week. It’s coming to an end.”That Kind of Woman wrote this beautiful post about what is considered "sexy" & oh, how I applaud her. I agree with every last word.
"So, I am silly. I am a goof, I break into accents, I quote things, I am loud. I make fun of myself. Why? Because being sexy is…. well honestly it’s too much work. I mean, at least back when I tried to adhere to the societal sexy quota for the 5 seconds I considered it then shook my head in negation. Sexiness, to the best of my knowledge comes in the moments when you have bedhead, wearing bikeshorts and his tee shirt. At least that is when I feel, truly appealling. Yeah, I love going out with my ladies wearing a cute outfit, painting up my face and putting on my pouty red lipstick. But, I can’t be all the time."
“In college, I used to underline sentences that struck me, that made me look up from the page. They were not necessarily the same sentences the professors pointed out, which would turn up for further explication on an exam. I noted them for their clarity, their rhythm, their beauty and their enchantment. For surely it is a magical thing for a handful of words, artfully arranged, to stop time. To conjure a place, a person, a situation, in all its specificity and dimensions. To affect us and alter us, as profoundly as real people and things do.”
“Saint-Exupéry’s larger point about creativity and thought is difficult to overstate: as we age, how we see the world changes. It is the rare person who is able to hold on to the sense of wonderment, of presence, of sheer enjoyment of life and its possibilities that is so apparent in our younger selves. As we age, we gain experience. We become better able to exercise self-control. We become more in command of our faculties, our thoughts, our desires. But somehow, we lose sight of the effortless ability to take in the world in full. The very experience that helps us become successful threatens to limit our imagination and our sense of the possible. When did experience ever limit the fantasy of a child?”
"One day you’re ok and the next you’re not and you long for that time when you will feel whole again. You’re looking for closure and then you realize that there is no such thing. You don’t get over a broken heart, you just learn to carry it as gracefully as you can."Happy Reading!