I Wanted to Be a Teacher. And I Was a Good One.

When I was younger, I wanted to be a teacher....more
I'm a first-year teacher and I'm so inspired by this post! I bookmarked it so that I can come ... more

Just Another Day of Fighting the Fat

At the tender age of 13, I twisted my body around in front of the full length mirror I'd purchased from the nearest K-Mart for $6.99. I used the business end of my inaugural pair of platform shoes and to my mom's chagrin, proceeded to hammer the mirror to the back of my bedroom door. Seventeen magazine and the stick-thin models contained within its glossy pages began a residency on my nightstand years before the walking hungry began gracing the pages of trash magazines like Us and In Touch. ...more
I can relate to this so much. It's so sad. more

Beautifully Ugly

When they walked through the door, every pair of eyes drifted towards them.  I was at the same restaurant these 8 or 9 women just entered and my eyes fell on them as well.  Their ages ranged from late twenties to mid thirties, their dresses hit anywhere from thigh to floor length and their hairstyles as diverse as Miley to Rapunzel. They were strikingly beautiful, every last one of them.  And they knew it....more
Physical beauty isn't worth much if it's not reflected on the inside. I really believe someone's ... more

Shop Your Closet Challenge: A School-Year-Long Shopping Ban

"Learn to invest in the best quality you can afford and wear pieces in different ways."- Michael Kors...more
LOVE this post! My apartment is small and my boyfriend made me follow the "in-and-out" policy ... more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your November Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily November NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
Found a fellow one-armed guitarist on YouTube! Listen to Lily Ellis's "Last Kiss" ... more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your November Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily November NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
My thoughts on a funny novelty blog: http://bit.ly/tinyhands1 more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your November Posts

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Why I'm pretty sure I would've been left-handed if, you know, I actually had a left ... more

Feeling Beautiful in My Own Skin

As a child, I was always told I was beautiful. As the baby girl in the family, my parents and older siblings nurtured me and constantly reaffirmed that I was intelligent, capable, and beautiful both inside and out. Looking back on it, those words of affirmation truly gave me the initial spark of confidence I needed to pursue my dreams, but without my believing it myself those words wouldn’t have been worth anything. Hearing from others that you’re beautiful can provide an amazing boost of confidence, but the only thing that will truly sustain it is if you believe it yourself....more
"The only thing that will truly sustain it is if you believe it yourself."   So true! I love ... more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your November Posts

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Why I LOVED working on The Glee Project: http://bit.ly/mariophoto more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your November Posts

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What does a one-armed girl dress as for Halloween? Check out today's blog post for a sneak peek ... more