For this weeks Me Myself and I blog post I took inspiration from one of my favorite YouTubers (Who I'm pretty sure hates being called that... Sorry Leesha) Xsparkage was one of the first channels I followed on YouTube and has been one of my top faves ever sense. Xsparkage (Leesha) does everything from makeup tutorials to fun vlogs with her family. Yesterday she posted a video titled 9 Things I Hate About Myself (And 9 Things I Love) I really liked the idea so I decided to take a note out of her book and do 5 Things I Hate About Myself (And 5 Things I Love) *In no particular order.*
I have been overtly self conscious my whole life. I don't like looking in mirrors unless I have to and even at that I don't spend a lot of time looking. I have been criticized for my looks my whole life. Even now with my adult acne and acne scars, I have super soft teeth do to the fact that I don't have a lot of enamor on them (I was sick a lot as a kid.) So they break easily. People jump to conclusions about me before they even talk to me. I really, really wish it was something I could just not care about and get over I am working on it. It's just easier said than done.
I am a pro at this. It's something that really needs to stop to be honest. Whether it's getting ready in the morning or doing a paper for a class I am queen of waiting tell the last possible minute.
It's a weird thing to not like about yourself. I tend to jump head first into things be it a relationship or friendship. It's not always a good thing to be the one who cares the most in a situation because I always end up being the one who gets hurt in the end.
I have something called Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), It is a type of anxiety that doesn't need to have anything to trigger it. I can be having the best day ever and out of nowhere I will get hit with this feeling of dread in the pit of my stomach that something really bad is about to happen. Nothing ever does but it is an uncontrollable feeling. I also have something called Testing Anxiety (Yes its a real thing.) I can study for a test know all the answers frontward and backwards get A's and B's on every assignment and then when it comes to the test I blank everything I thought I knew I no longer remember any of it, Even if I had just been studying seconds before the test.
It's all apart of caring too much,
I love creating things for other people. Writing a short story and hearing all the positive reactions from people is the best. I also love creating things like banners and other such things for my the website or my twitter page or Facebook.
Those are the things that mean the most to me in the worlds.
There is no better feeling in the world then helping someone do something. I have been volunteering sense I was really little. I have always been told and believe fullheartedly that it is better to give than receive.
This is something I just kind of fell into. Whether its nature shots, posed, action, or candid I love it all. I really need to start uploading more of the stuff I do on here. My mom has told me I am the worst person to go on a walk with because I'm constantly stopping to take pictures of things, One of my favorite photo series is my Paris In My Pocket series (Link above, Click Paris In My Pocket for a bunch of candid shots or click on any of the mini series in the drop box.) The series started when I bought a bottle of perfume that came with a small Eiffel Tower charm, I had been wanting to do a series of photos where I took something around and took pictures of it in random places and the charm was perfect. I am planning on taking a digital photography class at the college this Winter.
I have loved music my whole life I don't go a day with out it. I listen to everything from Ozzie Osbourne to Harry Styles. I love how music can take you back to a memory in life or connect you with people you never would have thought to talk to before. It's amazing that something so simple as a song can mean so much to one person or how the right song can change your whole day.
This year has been a year of reflection for me. Spiritually, emotionally, and personally. I have been thinking a lot about my faith and what it means to me and what church I want to make my own. For me this has been harder than I originally thought it would be. Thankfully I have an amazing best friend that I have been able to talk this threw with and has been on hand to answer any questions I have stupid or not. Although I know I can annoy the crap out of him with some of the questions I have *Even though he wont admit it haha*. I'm glad to have him on this path with me.
Emotionally I have been trying to get better control over my anxiety. This is another thing I have been leaning on my faith for as well as my best friend *Who I know I put a lot on and I owe a lot to. I have told him time and time again how grateful I am to have him in my life, and no I am not using him in any way for those haters out there*. I have also been attending consoling sessions threw my college. I know that it is very hard to get rid of anxiety permanently. For me I just want to find a way to face it and control it for now. Then maybe sometime down the road get rid of it permanently.
Personally I have just been reflecting on the path I am on right now in life. My college degree, where I live, and what my future may hold. I've been thinking a lot about if I am ready to find a guy and settle down with a family or not. Where I would like to move to. I know personally I need a second job, and that I need to learn how to properly balance my personal life around my school life.
The year isn't even half over yet and I'm not rushing anything or putting a deadline on any of this. What will happen will happen when it happens and whenever that is I will be ready for it.
*10 points to anyone who gets the Christina Aguilera reference in all of this*.
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I was going threw old blog posts and stumbled across a survey I did way back when I first started this page. Some of the answers haven't changed, but a good handful have. I hope you all enjoy.
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1: What is your favorite 'ber' month? (Sept-Oct-Nov-Dec)
2: What is your Favorited autumn leaf?
3: What did you dress as for Halloween last year?
Queen Elsa, haha who else would I be?
4: What is your favorite fall food?
As clique as is sounds I love anything Pumpkin related.
5: Do you have any fall traditions?
6: Do you have any Halloween traditions?
Carving Pumpkins With My Dad
7: What music do you like to listen to during fall?
My music doesn't change with the seasons.
8: What is your favorite fall outfit?
Long sleeved shirts, Jeans, and cute boots.
9: Favorite spooky movie?
The Halloween series. The originals not the Rob Zombie remakes.
10: S'mores or pumpkin pie?
Despite my answer to number 4 on this one I would have to go with S'mores.
11: Hot chocolate or warm apple cider?
Hot Chocolate all the way.
12: Do you like Pumpkin Spice Lattes?
Yes. Hate all you want but they are really good and worth the waiting for each year.
13: What is your favorite day of the year?
14: Ghosts or Zombies?
15: What is your favorite part about fall blogging?
Taking pictures and all the new fall recipes.
16: What is the story behind your URL?
There is a girl in my home town who looks like me, I'm constantly being mistaken for her. When it came to picking a URL and name for my page That One Girl seemed to be the perfect fit...
17: What is the best thing about your town during fall?
The changing of the leaves.
18: What is your favorite kind of decorations?
I like spooky Halloween decorations.
19: Tea or coffee?
20: Halloween or Christmas?
I have given this a lot of thought. I actually talked about this with other people haha. I would have to chose Christmas because it brings my family together.
21: Cats or bats?
22: Do you enjoy carving jack-o-lanterns?
Yes I do.
23:What is your favorite fall color?
24: Do you have a fall blog?
Not really. I do however have a favorite Fall YouTube page. Each year Carrie Hope Fletcher does a series of video's called "Letters To Autumn."
25: Werewolves or Vampires?
I've always preferred Vampires.
26: Spooky or sweet?
27: Trick or Treat?
28: Do you enjoy visiting graveyards?
No does anybody?
29: What is your favorite fall memory?
Trick or Treating with my friends and cousins as a kid. I also loved all the Fall midnight movie premiers. I wish they would start doing those again. 8 o'clock premiers just aren't the same.
30: What was your best fall ever?
It's hard to decide.
31: Gloves or mittens?
32: Do you enjoy ice skating?
Shouldn't this be a winter question? Truthfully I've never gotten a chance to try.
33: If you could spend fall anywhere, where would you choose?
I would spend any season in London.
34: What's your dream Halloween outfit?
If I had the money I would go full on professional makeup and be Darla from Buffy.
35: Be honest... are you already stocking up for fall?
I've been eating candy corn sense the begging of September. So yes haha.
36: Do you enjoy the other seasons?
I've always been fond of Summer.
37: How do you plan to spend this Halloween?
I don't have plans yet... It's a school night haha
38: In one sentence... why do you love fall so much?
It's cozy weather.
39: What is your favorite fall makeup look?
A smokey eye and a red lip.
40: What is your favorite fall candle scent?
Hands down apple cinnamon.
41: Do you enjoy Christmas?
I love it.
42: What is your favorite store during fall?
43: Do you enjoy cold weather?
For the most part yea, but I prefer hotter weather.
45: What is your favorite Halloween candy?
I love anything sour.
46: What is one thing you'd love to try during fall, but haven't yet?
A murder mystery dinner party would be so much fun.
47: What do your friends and family think of your fall obsession?
It's 50-50 some of them get it. Others don't see the point or fun in any of it.
48: Be honest... are you already planning your fall-themed wedding?
49: Do you have fall/Halloween boards on Pinterest?
Of course I do and I pin in it all year round.
50: Do you enjoy rain?
I'm from Washington you kinda have to like the rain.
What was the last thing edition.
1. The last thing you drank?
No surprise answers here, the last thing I drank was a cup of coffee.
2. The last thing you ate?
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup.
3. The last movie you watched?
I'm currently watching Sweet Home Alabama for the billionth time.
4. The last video you watched on YouTube?
The latest Lex Los vlog.
5. The last person you texted?
My best friend Logan
6. The last thing you bought?
Stuff for dinner last night. *super exciting answer*
7. The last book you read?
Hunter by Mercedes Lackey
8. The last app you used?
The Tecarta KJVS Bible app.
9. The last song you listened to?
See Me Now by Little Mix
10. Last thought in your head?
Should I cut my hair?
I hope everyone is enjoying the 30 day challenge so far. I think its time to break things up a little and do a new Me Myself & I Teen Wolf style.
1. Favorite male character
The truth is werewolves aren't really my thing. I've always been into the supernatural, but werewolves have always just kinda bored me. The real reason I watch the show is because of Stiles.... Stiles is one of my all time favorite television characters. I love his sarcastic whit and how even in the most difficult of situations he is always there for the pack.
2. Favorite female character
I really hated Lydia at first. It took a little while but once her narcissistic I'm better then everyone else side faded and we got to see the true Lydia she quickly became my favorite. Lydia proved that you could be both pretty and smart, she also proved that even a banshee can be one of the good guys. Like Stiles she is fiercely loyal and will do anything to save the pack.
3. Least favorite male character
Theo is manipulative, pompous and arrogant. His story line went on far too long, and to this day I still don't see how Scott trusted him the way that he did.
4. Least favorite female character
Here's my unpopular opinion. I never liked Hayden. Her character was bland and one sided. I never got the feeling she was truly one of the pack, she was only around just to keep Liam happy.
5, Favorite season
Season 3b by far has to be my absolute favorite. I loved everything *minus what happened to Allison.* about it. Void Stiles was the absolute best. Dylan plays evil convincingly well. 3b had the right amount of creepy/gross moments and tugged at your heart stings in all the best ways.
6. Favorite couple
You had to see this one coming. Stydia has been my otp from the very beginning of he show. As cheesy as it sounds they were meant for each other. They see things in one another that no one else sees no matter what happens they are always there for each other. I'm just upset that when they finally do get together it has to be long distance.
7. Favorite quote
This one was hard to chose from. This show has so many great quotable moments.
8.Best plot twist so far
oh look its Stiles again. I told you I only watch the show because of him haha. I'm really looking forward to seeing how we get to this point. The revile of Derek's return in the 6bx1 was priceless.
9. A character that you wish would return
I know he doesn't come back but I would love to see Issac in Beacon Hills one last time. When Daniel left the show I feel like is when we were just getting to know his character, it would be nice to see how he has changed sense Issac left for Paris.
10. One thing you want to see happen in 6b
Honestly the one thing I have been wanting to happen sense 4b is for Derek to come home, like I said before I can't wait to see his return and to see why exactly hes on the run.
20 years ago today Harry Potter received his letter to Hogwarts, and the world of literature was changed forever.
Sense then Potter fans have read 7 books seen 8 movies and 1 play. Like the little black dress Harry Potter has become both iconic and will never go out of style. I know I've talked your ear off multiple times before about Harry Potter, so for the 20th anniversary instead of a long and wordy essay on why I love Harry Potter (Click here if that's something you really want to read instead.) I've decided to answer a few Me Myself & I Harry Potter related questions instead.
1. Your favorite Harry Potter book
My favorite is definitely The Goblet Of Fire. I love that its a great change of pace in the series. I also loved how you got to get to know other wizarding schools.
2.Your favorite Harry Potter movie
I honestly cant decide between The Goblet Of Fire (yes I actually really loved the movie.) and The Half Blood Prince.
3. Your least favorite female character
With out a doubt it has to be Dolores Umbridge. I was honestly disappointed that she made it to threw the series.
4. Your least favorite male character
Here's where people get angry with me, but my least favorite character is Snape. I don't think all can be forgiven just because Harry's dad picked on him in school and the fact that he was in love with Harry's mom. He only "saved" Harry because he loved Lilly, but he also tortured him because he was Jame's son. All cant be forgiven just because of "Always."
5. If you were sorted what house would you be in?
I have been sorted a couple years ago my mom and I went to the Harry Potter exhibit in Seattle and we were lucky enough to be chosen to be sorted by the sorting hat. We were both sorted into Hufflepuff and for someone who is a big fan of loyalty I was very happy to be put into this house. I just have to work on the patients thing.
6. What would your favorite class be?
I think I would like either Transfigurations or Care of Magical Creatures.
7. Who is your favorite professor?
I actually had to stop and think about this one. I know I can definitely tell you who my least favorite is haha. My favorite teacher would probably have to be Lupin.
8. If you could bring one character back to life who would it be?
It definitely wouldn't be Cedric (15 blog points if you know why.) I would have to say I would either bring back Fred or Tonks.
9. If you could meet one member of the cast who would it be?
I gave this one a lot of thought as well. At first I was going to say James and Oli Phelps but then I changed my mind to Emma Watson. I would like to talk about books and general life stuff with her. She seems like the type of person who would give great advice.
10. If you could use one spell which would you chose?
Does apparition count as a spell?
11. Do you have any Harry Potter related tattoos?
No I don't. One of these days I plan to get a small snitch with the words "I open at the close." but for now I don't.
12. Have you been to The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter?
Sadly no I haven't but it is on my bucket list, as well as going to the Harry Potter studios in London.
13. Do you have a favorite Death Eater?
14. Who is your favorite Weasley?
Definitely Fred and George.
15. Who is your favorite male character?
16. Who is your favorite female character?
Tonks, not only is she a kick ass witch shes also a kick ass Hufflepuff.
17. A scene from the books you wish was in the movies
I would have liked to see the scene where Harry and Ron go down to the Hogwarts kitchen and see Dobby and Winky.
18. A scene from the films you wish was different
I wish they would have done more with the department of mysteries in the Order Of The Phoenix. All though I do know do to budget they couldn't.
19. If you got the chance to ask J K Rowling one question what would you ask?
*SPOILER! I know some of my friends haven't read he books yet.* I would question her about the horcrux in Harry. It has always sort of bothered me that she says basilisk venom can destroy a horcrux, but when Harry is bit down in the chamber of secrets the horcruxs living inside him doesn't die. What's up with that Jo?
20. Lastly chose a hollow
The invisibility cloak.
I hope you all enjoyed this post. If you would like to answer these questions yourself copy and past it into the comments below so I can see your answers too. Happy Potterversary everyone (cheesy yes but I don't care.)
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It has been a really long time sense I have sat down and wrote an actual update post. Better late then never I guess. For those of you who don't already know *and I'm sure most of you already do.* I am currently in the middle of my Spring quarter of college. I have been doing one online class and two on campus classes.
I am also currently working on a new photography project for my mom that I'm pretty excited about as well. This year as her Mother's Day present we are going to be doing a smoke bomb photoshoot.
This photoshoot is something I have really wanted to try for a long time now. My mom has also been wanting to get her photo taken so when I pitched her the idea we just ran with it. The date fr the shoot hasn't been set yet and we are still working out what she will wear, were on the hunt for the perfect dress. We do however have a place and the colors of the smoke already picked out. I will keep you all up to date and maybe even do a behind the scenes blog post.
Speaking of photos, I have a bunch of Paris In My Pocket pictures that I am going to upload very very soon. I also have a new Paris series in the works. I just need the great weather and the time to get it done. I have a really good feeling about his series I think you will all really like it.
Short stories have been shelved for the time being. I have had the worst writers block lately. I sit down with an idea and cant seem to find the right words. I think I need a day just to sit and chill and write whatever comes to mind, just to see of I can break threw the block.
As well as doing things on this page I am happy to say I am also working on a website for a friend of mine. He is going to start selling his art online and asked me if I was able to help out with the website. When that is officially up and running I will definitely share it on here so you can all go and check out his amazing art.
I'm going to have to stop here.... If I continue I will be late for class. Keep an eye out for new stuff soon.
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30 song answers about me that I bet you didn't know.
1. A song you like with a color in the title
Welcome To The Black Parade - My Chemical Romance
2. A song you like with a number in the title
3. A song that reminds you of summertime
Cake By The Ocean - DNCE
4. A song that reminds you of someone you would rather forget
Thank You-Simple Plan
5. A song that needs to be played loud
Shout Out To My Ex -Little Mix
6. A song that makes you want to dance
Burn - Ellie Goulding
7. A song to drive to
We Own It - 2 Chainz & Wiz Khalifa
8. A song that makes you happy
Clouds - One Direction
9. A song that makes you sad
God's Will - Martina McBride
10. A song from your preteen years
MMMBob - Hanson
11. One of your favorite 80’s songs
Like A Prayer - Madonna
12. A song that you would loved to be played at your wedding
Penguin - Christina Perri
13. A song that was covered by another artist
I Walk The Line - Halsey
14. One of your favorite classical songs
Lily's Theme - Alexandre Desplat
15. A duet song you would sing at Karaoke
Bonnie And Clyde - Jay-Z & Beyonce
16. A song from the year that you were born
Didn't I (Blow Your Mind) - New Kids On The Block
17. A song that makes you think about life
Just Hold On - Steve Aoki & Louis Tomlinson
18. A song that has meaning to you
Numb- Linkin Park
19. A favorite song with a name in the title
Nina - Ed Sheeran
20. A song that moves you forward
See You Again - Wiz Khalifa feat. Chartlie Puth
21. A song you think everyone should listen to
Slow Hands - Niall Horan
22. A song about drugs/alcohol
Happy Little Pill - Troye Sivan
23. A song by a band you wish were still together
Just A Girl - No Doubt
24. A song by an artist no longer living
Heroes - David Bowie
25. A song that makes you want to fall in love
Breathe - Faith Hill
26. A song that breaks your heart
Concrete Angel - Martina McBride
27. A song by an artist with a voice that you love
Sign Of The Times - Harry Styles
28. A song you remember from your childhood
Turn Back Time - Cher
29. A song that reminds you of yourself
A Little Too Much - Shawn Mendes
30. A song you just listened to
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran