Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The real me

I was going to have a really deep post today, but the more I wrote, the more I realized I was just going in circles.  So, to get out of a somewhat depressing mindset for today, I'm going for a more lighthearted theme & I thought I'd do a fun random facts post, inspired by the lovely Keiko Lynn.
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 -I am terrified of someone breaking into my house at night. I sometimes get up multiple times in the night to make sure all of the doors are locked.

-I desperately wish I could get some wild, sparkly manicure, but my job doesn't allow it.  My whole Seattle trip, I'm going to have different nail shades!

-My better half is also the better chef. I'm spoiled by his cooking!

-I don't have that many girl friends.. at all. In fact, I don't have too many friends I hang out with on a regular basis in general. Maybe it's because I'm more of a loner (loner in this case meaning I'm either with Patrick or alone).  This is actually what this post was going to be about.  I just don't connect with most people my age, and I think it's because I'm at a completely different stage in my life. But I'm very at peace with this!

-I wish I was more of a heel girl, but let's be real.. I am the biggest klutz ever. At 5'2, I could use the height, though!
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Forever 21 hair pin, thrifted romper, etsy necklace, vintage shoes

-I literally lay on my bed and just dream about my wedding day and being married. Obsessed with wedding magazines & blogs, yet I've made a vow to myself since I was a teen that I won't actually buy a wedding magazine until the day I'm engaged!

-I can't sleep without some sort of blanket/sheet/comforter over me! I love blasting the fan and cuddling up with my body pillow (Pat made it for me for my birthday!) & the bear he gave me for our first Valentine's Day. Hehe, so dorky but true!

-I've lived on the beach my entire life.. beach girl through & through! However unfashionable, I live in my flip flops, bathing suit, & black sundress (it goes with every bathing suit I have!) in the summer.

-I had a nightmare about an overpriced antique mall filled with everything I've ever wanted a couple of nights ago

-I am not a religious person by any means. I'm not sure about my beliefs fully, honestly, but I don't ponder about it too much and I go by the religion of "live every day to the fullest." 

-I am naturally a worry wort & uptight when stressed.. this is my weakness. I've learned to go with the flow, but I'm still getting there. I think moving across the country will help me abandon some of my inhibitions.
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-I've always considered myself a somewhat creative person, but that's a side that I need to explore more deeply & this blog has helped me explore art, photography, & fashion..it's my creativity diary.

-I used to have major body image issues.  I now feel more beautiful than I've ever felt in my life. 

-My go-to color is blue.

-In an attempt to join the trend, I highlighted my hair blonde for a while. It wasn't very pretty.. at all.

-I'd rather hang out with you one-on-one or in a small group rather than in a large party setting. It's not my scene.

But enough about me. Tell me a random fact about you! 
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  1. I love this 'random facts' idea! It's nice to know there's other people who don't really connect with those their own age. And that I'm not the only person who can't walk in heels, girls make it look so effortless!
    Those photos are beautiful, I love the print of your top!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

  2. I relate to SO many things you said here. We seriously MUST meeeeet!

  3. I love all of these! Plus you look super cute.
    I am also TERRIFIED of someone breaking into our house. I always have to lock our bedroom door, just in case they do break in, so I can hear them trying to get in my room. I usually have a hiding place picked out wherever I'm sleeping. Ridiculous.

  4. Brittany you are amazing! Seriously, I love you! Haha, but really I love your blog and I loved reading this!

    As for me, I'm terrible with heels too! Luckily, at 5'7", I've got some height already!

  5. i share a lot of these same traits with you!

  6. It is nice that you decided to share.
    I can relate with you when it comes to not having girl friends. I just feel like sometimes they can be really shady.. I prefer just being around people who truly care about me.

    Great post!

  7. I am such a klutz and also 5'2" haha maybe it goes with the height? ;)

    I really loved your statement about having body issues before and now feeling more beautiful than ever! wow, that really blew my mind and inspired me! thanks so much!

  8. I absolutely agree with you on the last one. I get really quite in crowds. I'd much rather go grab a drink, tea, with a close friend than sit around with a bunch of people I kind of know.
    With that being said I also still really enjoy meeting new people. I'm always up for making new friends, but once made, i'd rather just do catch ups one-on-one.

    Great post. And thanks for sharing!

  9. Gorgeous pictures and such a fun post! I share many many of these same random facts with you. :)


  10. Aww, I love these random facts. We have so much in common, but I already knew that. xo

  11. hey! i loved Keido Lynns post too (as well as sharing random facts about myself)
    i agree with you on the one about big crowds, i am super comfertable with myself when im alone and i know a lot of people arent, but i guess i have to be in the mood to be a big partier. not to say i dont like parties( :

    and SAME about the " i have to sleep with something over me" when i dont, i feel really exposed. i love my bed and my white down comforter and wish i could sleep with it year round(aka. i wish i could sleep w/ it in the summer, i sleep with a sheet then)

    Seattle? my aunt lives in anacortes and we visit every so often and i just love it there. i remember we went to this quaint little italien restaraunt right near the shore in downtown seattle. i want to live there someday ( :

    anyway, i did a similar post, but mine is more deep facts on me