“People will never stop asking you if you’re eventually going to go to college. And unless you’re clairvoyant, you will never be able to answer this question, which doesn’t stop people from asking it all the time. No matter what you’re deciding to do with your life, your answer will never seem good enough for some people. You have to learn to mentally flip the bird to them as you respond with something light and pithy, like, “Oh, who knows! Maybe one day.” These are the same people that will eventually plague your life with questions like, “When are you going to get married?” or “Don’t you want to have a baby?” What they’re really asking is, “So where exactly do you fit into this framework of social acceptance that I have bought into?” They are judging you by their own standards, and you shouldn’t be made to feel inferior as a result of not conforming to them. Even with a college degree, you’ll never know how things are going to turn out for you.”—Rookie » Skipping School (via albinwonderland)
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”—Steve Jobs (via justbesplendid)
“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”—F. Scott Fitzgerald (via thatkindofwoman)
For Christmas I got a new snazzy MacBook Pro because apparently my OG white MacBook was out of style and lame now; who knew? ANYWAYS since Christmas I have yet to pick it up until this past hour to uploads some pictures onto my new beauty. I was also reprimanded about how I had not yet used it since the transfer from old to new, which heavily influenced my post(s). So let’s take a stroll down memory lane, shall we?
To be honest 2011 had more downs than ups for me, lots of loss, lots of sadness, lots of sacrifice, lots of change, all in all it was not my favorite year to say the least. But did it have some amazing moments to it? Of course.
At the beginning of the year we almost lost someone. It was definitely one of the hardest things I’ve had to go through, we all hurt as a family. A grueling process of hospital over nights, prayer, worry, tears, and pain. But I am glad to that it’s behind us now, we were all blessed with his recovery and he’s back and better than ever! So that’s definitely something to be grateful for! During that same month I got a job promotion at my little coffee shop Marylou’s News. Although it’s nothing major I can honestly say I love what I do. I get to work with some of the greatest girls ever and I may have some haters who think I should be doing something better with my life than slinging coffee, but I’m totally okay with it, isn’t that all that matters?
I also went to see some amazing, amazing acts this year. I finally saw my girlfriend Katy Perry live, one of the top performances I’ve ever seen. Death Cab For Cutie in a tiny club with some of my closest friends, Tim McGraw front row with my love for birthday gifts, Joe Jonas with my two favorites, Brian Regan, Dashboard side stage at Bamboozle, AND THE STARTING LINE THE DAY FOR MY BIRTHDAY. YES. They will always have a special place in my heart.
I did my fair share of traveling, starting the year off right with a two week vacation with my darling grandparents and my cousin to Florida. It was gorgeous at both Marco Island and West Palm Beach in January and I missed some snow storms back home; added bonus. I went back a few times later on in the year to revisit my most favorite places on earth, Disney World, Hogwarts, and Ponce Inlet. We had a first timer with us which made the experience that much better! I did some of my necessary tour trips and made some new friends. I must say I definitely prefer bus life over van life. Don’t care how snobby I sound haha. And than your usual weekend getaways to NH, NYC, and Providence.
I read so many wonderful books this year keeping my brain active. duh. Which included revisiting the HP series. I will never grow tired of those books, ever. Speaking of Harry the films finally came to a close over the summer, so many mixed emotions. All in all I can say with confidence…the book(s) was better!
Oh and my family moved back to Massachusetts and my boyfriend was home for the majority of the year minus a few fly outs and scattered tour dates.
When I do the recap it doesn’t seem as bad as I made it out to be in the first place, but it still doesn’t make my top 10.
Anyways, it does not bode well for those that dwell on the past so now it’s on to bigger and better things in 2012. I think this is going to be a HUGE year for adventures, achievements, and lots and lots of good times!
THINGS I ALREADY LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2012:
ARTTM’S NEW RECORD(it’s going to be THE game changer)
COLDPLAY AT THE GARDEN(thank you malbs for my xmas gift)
Michelle & Rocky’s wedding<3, I’m lucky enough to be a part of the wedding party.
and I’m sure so much more. ANYWAYS there’s a little recap of what I have been up too, were I have been hiding, and what’s to come. As much as I pretend I like to blog, and that I’ll stick with it this time, I know I won’t. I’d rather be living it in the flesh not living through others on a computer screen. ENJOY LIFE. CEASE THE DAY. HAVE THE MOST AMAZING 2012 POSSIBLE! And hey you better make it a good one because who knows, it could be the end as we know it……..? haha.xo
my father’s brother Danny has really stepped in to fill my father’s shoes over the years…lately, he’s had a lot of trouble with his lungs, and it’s starting to get the best of him…I don’t think he has much longer.
he used to say “only the good die young”, so he has nothing to worry about, he’ll…
This made me cry. As much as I hurt for you, brother, it is so painfully true. Live life to your and it’s fullest potential.
My thoughts and prayers are with you ALWAYS rykid