Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve 2012

It's been a good year...

As the clichéd saying goes: out with the old and in with the new.

Cleaned out old papers and tests and such that I haven't touched in years... purged the undercavity of my bed and found a book I could sell...for a little more than $88. Boo-ya! I love little gems like this...I received this textbook au gratis somewhere along the lines...but now its profits shall go towards more textbooks. Meh.

The detriments [to the wallet] of being a student....textbooks are ridiculously expensive!

Buuuut....came across a paper I had written in 12th grade in my soc class. It's entitled: Sociological Imagination Opinion Response #1. Sounds pretty legit, right? haha

"As Shrek could relate, I am like an onion, an onion with many layers, many of which may never see the sunlight. Part of me is still finding out who I am; I'm nhot looking for where I belong, because I do not wish to belong anywhere, but more or less what is relevant [?].

There are so many students in the high school whose goal is to fit in.  And I ask myself, WHY?! I don't feel the need to change who I am to fit in; nor do I want to fit in with the likes of most students.  I don't see myself as snobbish or superior and almighty, but I feel almost trapped by my age. Age is but a number but it is still a confinement--it restricts. There is so much drama within these walls and it's difficult to relate to this petty nonsense (not that I'd want to, but point being...).

For the most part, I'd rather be a loner at school. I'm not saying I don't have friends, because I have plenty, but I find solace in this school when I'm left to my own devices, so to speak. I like to get my work done rather than procrastinate as seniors tend to do.
I consider myself a bit of a weirdo and I like that...I don't feel the need to impress everyone because my actions and achievements do that on their own. I work hard for myself; I'm not selfish, but I've become more self-aware and self-oriented in that I don't care what peers think of me. I've been so much happier. 
 For now I'm counting down the days until I graduate and leave these children behind...
It's always interesting to find old things such as this...

It's ok to be different. Make a New Year's resolution for change...but do it for you.

Perhaps that is the connection I'm trying to make...change can be a good thing; it's highly encouraged at times, but do it for yourself. Don't change for some boy or because some mean girl from school cyber-bullies you on Facebook.

In truth, I find that we are our own worst enemies. Why give someone else as much control? Life already has enough challenges, both good and bad, to overcome.

Have a wonderful New Year's Eve celebration and let's bring this new year in with some flair and a better perspective on ourselves. Celebrate the self and be happy you're you.

Vest: Sweater Project [faux fur]; simple white tee: Faded Glory; jeggings: AE, all gifts from Mum
Occasional treats are recommended in order to stick to a diet. 4lbs lost since beginning of break! Healthy eating ftw!

Earrings: sterling silver with blue Topaz, gift from Fajer

"recycling" 50s-inspired shoes from my senior Elvis band show

Getting ready for tonight!
*Hair tip: hot rollers are the way to go for niiiiice wavy curls and to avoid the dreaded 19th century sausage curl. Remember to separate curls. It looks ridiculous, ladies, when there are big sausages dangling from one's head...

1 comment:

  1. Nice photos and really cool outfit, you look great, I like your pants, what a great color and that vest is so nice, the perfect touch to the outfit also you are really beautiful! Your have a lovely blog by the way and I am a new follower! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

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