Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful

Hello, all you beautiful people!
Today I what to talk to you about what makes you different! Being different is a good thing, you may not see that now but believe me all these little things that are different from your friends or peers will make you who you are! No one is exactly like you whether this be your appearance, belief or personality, I can guarantee you that there is something inside of you or outside of you that makes you different than others.
I never try to focus on looks in my posts but I have received a lot of letters from girls who hate one part of their appearance because it’s different than the norm or how the supermodels they want to look like! The first question you should ask yourself if you find yourself thinking this way is why? Why do you want to look like everyone else? or why do you want to look like the newest Victoria secret models? If your answer is because they are beautiful, then it is about time you look in the mirror because you are beautiful too!
Many of these models and actresses that you’re dying to look like went through times in their life when they didn’t feel beautiful either. In fact, Jennifer Gardner has spoken out recently about how shocked she was growing up when people would tell her she was pretty.

“It was a shock when I got to college to hear people say I was pretty,”

~ Jennifer Gardner

Everyone goes through times when they don’t feel beautiful, but you always need to remember you are! Not everyone is going to look the exact same and that’s what makes you beautiful! So be confident with who you are and know that you are beautiful! Have you ever heard the expression you must love yourself before you can truly be loved? Well, it’s the same thing with beauty! In order to really be yourself, you need to shed away your insecurities and realize that you are beautiful! There will always be those people who try to tear others down but if your confident and secure enough with yourself you will realize that they are wrong and that you are perfect just the way you are!
I am a natural red head so growing up in school was always hard since it was something that always made me different! In high school, I would dye my hair blonde every few weeks to try and hide my natural hair color. Also, their was a little show called South Park that made my life a living hell. They invented rude names for people with red hair and even established a
“kick a ginger day” fortunate for me I never got kicked but still it wasn’t the best time in my life! When I got to college I realized that my hair color doesn’t matter and that red is beautiful! I still enjoy changing my hair around when I get bored but not because I don’t feel beautiful! I love the red hair that I have and I know that its something that makes me me!
Beauty is something that lies in the eye of the beholder and your definition of beauty should be you! Because you should always feel like the most beautiful woman in the world!
I hope you all look in the mirror today and tell your self that your beautiful because you are!
~Michelle ❤

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Fast Times At Ridgemont (or any other) High

Hello everyone,

Fast times at Ridgemont high is one of my favorite movies, maybe not the most appropriate or morally sound movie but still one of my favorites. True, it came out before I was born but its still great. For all of you who don’t wish they lived in the decade before your birth let me tell you what the movies about. Relationships, drugs, sex, gambling, and way too much drama you know typical over dramatized teen movie. Now my post really has nothing to do with this movie other then the fact that I thought it would make for a catchy title.

Anyway….

I wanted to write to all of my high school readers today. Those who are about to graduate, head off to college, join the military, or work on a career. At this point in your life, you are about to go head to head with a whole lot of change and choices. Which college should I go to, what should I major in, do I want to take this job or that one, am I ready for the military? What every question you are looking to answer you should know that the only one who can answer them is you.

By saying this, I know I sound like a broken record or some sort of self-help pamphlet, but it’s true. For the first time, you all are facing what it’s like to make life altering decisions. It’s scary! I’ve been there just like so many others. The best advice I can give you is to listen to yourself, do what feels right and know when to politely ignore others opinions.

You are about to move on to a very different time in your life. It is the intermediate stage, where you learn how to become an adult. Whether you stay in the same town or move to a different country you will all experience change a lot of changes. Like trying to keep relationships with your friends from your hometown whether you or your friend moves away you should be prepared to put in the extra effort to keep these relationships strong. You also will need to learn to manage your money, your time, and your priorities. It is important to keep your morals and priorities your own in times of drastic change, sometimes people can get swept up in a new lifestyle because that’s what they think they should do what they are in new situations.

I am not saying any of this to scare you. But actually to do the opposite! I am saying this to help prepare you so you will thrive and smile through these obstacles in your life. But remember the last few months that you have left before these changes occur, enjoy it! Your high school experience may have seemed long but looking back you will think it flew by. Just like the times you are about to experience, you will look back and all this will seem so short so enjoy it while your living it!!

Good Luck ❤

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Reese Witherspoon At the Oscars!

Hello everyone!

I know that the title makes this sound like one of the typical Oscar posts! You know best and worst dress and all! However, I promise that this post will be very very different then what you are going to expect!

I just wanted to write to you about a few things that Reese Witherspoon brought up tonight! The first thing would be her Oscar Instagram post! Earlier tonight Reese wrote:

❤ this movement #AskHerMore..have you heard of it? It’s meant to inspire reporters to ask creative questions on the red carpet. I love the Oscars AND fashion like many of you – & am excited to share #WhoAmIWearinglater tonight. (not yet!!) But I’d also love to answer some of these Qs….And hear your suggestions?! (Share em below!) There are so many amazing, talented nominees this year..! Let’s hear their stories! Spread the word. #AskHerMore #Oscars #Countdown

What I loved about this is that she is trying to make an extremely vain aspect of the award show into so much more than that! I have never been one to idolize models or actresses however I think that a few of them can be seen as strong woman who deserve to be recognized. Reese Witherspoon is one of these women! She has gone through most of her career playing strong female leads that make a woman feel empowered. Now that she has began producing she has taken on stories of strong women, such as Wild.

Reese is a woman with a lot of influence on the world as well as on many young women and girls! For her to come out and say that although what people are wearing at the Oscars is fun. There is a lot more to a woman than their dresses, hairstyles, or overall appearance, is inspiring. I hope that many people realize that women are strong and can inspire!

I hope that others can see that there is more to a woman than her outfits, hair, or looks. People are beautiful for their personality, talents, kindness, good deeds, lovingness, strength, and soo soo much more! You are all beautiful inside and out! ❤

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What is Reality TV Doing To Reality

Hello all my beautiful readers,

Have you all noticed the sudden change in the TV programs in the last decade or so? It seems like every night I can  flip through the channels and find multiple reality TV shows. Whether this is The Bachelor, Real House Wifes or some sort of Jersey Shore wannabe show. It gets me wondering if TV’s idea of reality it altering reality in a whole.

It seems like expectations of growing up has changed, I believe that if TV reality was our actual reality our lives would go something like this:

Your 20’s: Sleeping all day Drinking all night

Your 30’s: Finding your Mr. right then cheat, lie, ang fighting with 20 other woman for his love

Your 40’s +: Being a wealthy housewife, living in a community filled with drama and other housewives you can’t stand

I don’t know about you, but this is in no way like my reality. I feel like these shows are fine when watching them for a pure entertainment purpose but when people start to idolize these lifestyles or try to keep up with these behaviors they can become very dangerous. When young people try and jump into a Jersey Shore like lifestyle people can get hurt physically and mentally. I am sure very few people sit down to an episode of Survivor then go off to find a secluded island to try to survive however the amount of people who think that a life of booze, partying, and casual sex is the new norm is astounding.

As a young woman, you are entitled to your own opinions and choices however I do urge you all to think hard before choosing a lifestyle that may seem fun and harmless but in reality is harmful to both your physical body and mental well being. Some people argue that these shows are scripted, exaggerated, or fake however to many people these shows are real. I hope that you all realize that even if these shows are real this is not the normal life of a 20 something. I hope that you do not take what I just said the wrong way, I would never tell anyone to try to fit into the norm. However, I just want to promote safety and awareness, as well as my personal opinion and experiences on these issues!

As a college student, I understand the pressures of living an exciting life as well as feeling the freedom and independents that many of you do or will eventually feel. But you need to know that it is indeed your choice to life how you want to live. Don’t worry about what your friends, roommates, or neighbors are doing. Do your own thing and I guarantee there are other people who choose to live similarly and would love an amazing and strong friend like you!!

I am not here to judge nor am I here to tell you what to do I just hope that you make your own decisions and live your life for you! As well as keep in mind the potential dangerous situations that come with whatever choice you make. You are the person who has to life your own life and deal with you own choices! reality-tv

Mistakes or Happy Accidents

Hello everyone,

Today I wanted to write to you all about making mistakes. Everyone does it and it is unavoidable in life. However maybe these little mistakes are actually what made your life what it is today. When I was little I was always told to make good choices because it only takes one mistake to ruin your life. I realize that this is true for example a mistake like drunk driving can kill you, but I am not talking about these big mistakes I am talking about little ones that you learn from and move on from.

So if we can’t avoid mistakes then how should we handle them We should learn from them. If you date someone and later realize that it was a mistake learn from it maybe you realize the different characteristics that you want and don’t want in a partner. I always try to look on the bright side of things and their is a bright side of mistakes as well. You just need to realize that mistakes happen and that you can learn from them and maybe good things will come out of that mistake.

Today you are who you are because of the choices you made in life. A few of these choices may have been a mistake but with out those mistakes you would not know what you know and you would not be where you are. Remember to smile and look at things with a glass half full because tomorrow is another day.

I love you all

Michelle

XOXO

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Hello everyone I hope you are making the most of this beautiful Friday!

I wanted to write you about relationships today. Relationships are great when your with the right person but as many of you have or will find out you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince. And having to say goodbye to these frogs can be hard even if you are sure they aren’t right for you.

Now I came to think of this post because of a recent experience one of my best friends has gone through. She was in a relationship with a boy that she had fallen head over heals for. Its safe to say that she really was in love with him, or who she thought he was. It turns out he wasnt the prince she thought he was and he broke up with her leaving her with no closure and wont even return her calls. Now I understand that sometimes people fall in and out of love there isnt always going to be a clear reason to why, but when you are the person that has to hear that your once prince charming no longer loves you there is nothing that will make you feel better. For her sake a really wish there were magic words that I could say and make all the pain go away but unfortunately there is not.

So this post is for all you girl who feel heart-broken and betrayed if there was a special remedy I could share with you I would but like I said before there is not. But you should all know that its okay to cry and feel like you hit rock bottom breaks ups hurt and theres no denying that. But I want you to stay strong and to realize that know matter who or how this person broke your heart you will ne okay you will heal and you will find love again. Just remember you are strong these things dont need to break you and just because this one relationship is over doesnt mean your life is over so take a few deep breaths, eat a tub of icecream, and watch chick flicks till you fall asleep. Life is not always what you expect and you are stronger then this so just remember stay strong.

I love you all

Xoxo Michelle ❤

Keep Moving Forward

Hello All my favorite people!!

So I am sure that many of you have seen the disney movie Meet The Robinson’s and if you have then you know the moral and slogan for the movie is keep moving forward. I have watched this movie recently and I thought this would make for a good post.

In my experience looking to the future is more productive then dwelling on the past. Everyone has a past whether that be positive or negative  everyone has one. I cant say that I have a dark or negative past what so ever but I have made plenty of mistakes just like everyone else. As corny and generic as that sounds its important that we learn from these mistakes. This is because if we do not then our life will just be made from the same repetitive mistakes.

But why I am writing today is more about your future. It is a new year time to set new goals and aim just a little bit higher. Its time to finally get dedicated to improving your life. My best advice would be to try new things find a passion. These things can change your life. Say you find out that your an amazing painter this gift could open so many doors for you in your life. You may decide that you want to pursue a career in cartooning or animation. Finding these passions and gifts you have can really change your life and help you find your self.

So remember to always keep moving forward if your past is haunting you then learn from it and move on find a goal or a passion and pour your heart and soul into this. Remember Keep Moving Forward!!!

Thank you all

Michelle

XOXO

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Always end with a friend

Hello all you wonderful people!

I was just sitting here in my room thinking about what I should write about tonight!  Then I thought of one of the most important aspects of every persons life. Friendship!! Friendships means different things to everyone some people may rely on their friends for everything in life, some people may be more independent but love to chat it up over coffee, so some people your friends are your family, and to some people the relationship between you and your best friend is the strongest and most important bond in the entire world. 

Friends are people you call for advice, to give good news and just to chat about your day. I am one of those people who never had a bunch of friends I have always been shy and timid around new people. I remember high school being such a challenge for me because if I did not have a friend in my class i would feel uncomfortable and remain quite through most of the class. Although with maturity and becoming more confident and comfortable in my own skin this all changed. When I was going through high school i was always jealous of those girls who would have groups to go to the mall with and I struggled feeling like I was alone, I’ll never forget how my mom would tell me that I was the lucky one although i didn’t have a giant clique to shop with I had amazing friends. She told me that you can have many friends but if you can fill up one hand with true friends then you are very fortunate. 

I still live by what my mom told me! I am a very rich person not in money but in friendship I feel like in the end when you reflect on your day, your school career, or your live you will remember the people who put themselves permanently in your heart. My second grade teacher taught me the saying always end with a friend as a trick to teach us how to spell “friend” but to me this saying means so much more then a quick spelling trick it is a way of life, it is an important lesson.

 

I hope you all have an amazing few days go give your friends a hug and remember how lucky you are

 

Love you all 

xoxo

Michelle

 

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Me and Kelsey My Best Friend since Birth! 

Representing you

Hello all you beautiful people of the interwebs. I wanted to write to you about you today. Although I don’t know many if any of you personally I feel as if I do. I feel like you all are my friends and I always want to see my friends succeed, soar, and fly. But most important I want my friends to love them selves so that you believe in yourself as much as I believe in you. 

This probably sounds like a broken record but I dont want you to just like yourself but love the real you. Embrace who you are the things you are good at as well as the things you aren’t good at. Be able to laugh at and over come your mistakes. Reach for the stars and actually believe that one day you will be holding them. I want you to look at your self in the mirror and love the face staring back at you. I want to here I’m proud of my self because I gave it my all and I didn’t give up. I wanna hear that you are the key to your own happiness and you wont let any one else’s words or actions bring you down. 

You are you and there should be no one else you wanna be. You can love the music of your favorite singer and love the roles of your favorite actor but you are not them and why would you want to be. You have spent all the years that you have been alive building your life. You have made yourself you, so keep it that way be your self and love your self someday when you look back on you past when you are accepting and happy with who you’ve become you’ll thank your self for staying true to you!

In the great words of my favorite poet:

 Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
                                                   ~Dr. Suess

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