I've created & kept this blog to compile the thoughts, dreams and wisdom that I've discovered from others or merely written myself. This blog is, in a sense, an expression of everything that is me.. Whether I wrote it or not. The most recent entries are a series of quotes, lyrics and videos.. But travel back through the archives and you'll delve deep into my heart, through my own words.

To those who I've quoted or borrowed from: Thank you for being beautiful.. for deeply inspiring me in one way or another. I hope you find that I've used your material in an appropriate fashion.. I try always to cite my sources. I take NO credit for that which is not my own.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"I Was Born To Tell You 'I Love You'..."

It's 5:15 in the morning, and this crazy girl is still awake... Big surprise, right? :-P I'm in a weird-combination-of-a reflective/lovey-dovey/nostalgic/sentimental kind of mood... A bit of a mouthful, no doubt about it. Like always, my "random" button on iTunes and my personalized stations on Pandora are catering to this mood in most very pleasant of ways. I love being THIS happy, I love having memories (happy, bittersweet, sad) because they molded me into the person I am today, and I love love LOVE being IN love. I adore it to no end. That being said, I'm going to continue getting lost in my head with a plethora of memories (people, places, summers/winters past)... Memories so splendid--with such scenic grandeur--that I KNOW I'll enjoy re-visiting them over the next few hours :)

Memory Lane's RANDOM Soundtrack

"Always" - Bon Jovi
"Ordinary Day" - Vanessa Carlton
"Somewhere With You" - Kenny Chesney
"Wish You Were Here" - Incubus
"Touch" - Bedlam Stories
"Hey There Delilah" - Plain White T's
"I'm Yours" - Jason Mraz
"Follow Through" - Gavin Degraw
"Entwined" - Jason Reeves
"Angel" - Matt Nathanson
"Marry Me" - Train
"Look What You've Done" - Jet
"Brightest" - Copeland
"As You Sleep" - Something Corporate
"Tim McGraw" - Taylor Swift
"Signal Fire" - Snow Patrol
"Think Of You Later" - Every Avenue
"My Best Friend" - Tim McGraw
"Give In To Me" - Faith Hill
"He Thinks He'll Keep Her" - Mary Chapin Carpenter
"Breakdown" - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
"Dust In The Wind" - Kansas
"Teenage Dream" - Katy Perry
"Droplets" - Colbie Caillat & Jason Reeves
"I'd Rather Be With You" - Joshua Radin
"Learn To Fly" - Carbon Leaf
"Stolen" - Dashboard Confessional
"Who Are You When I'm Not Looking" - Blake Shelton
"Embers & Envelopes" - Mae
"In This Diary" - The Ataris
"Hey Soul Sister" - Train
"Look What I Found" - Chris Cagle
"Learning To Fly" - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
"Bent" - Matt Nathanson
"Somebody Loved" - The Weepies
"In Love With A Girl" - Gavin Degraw
"Wish You Were Here" - Pink Floyd
"Toes" - Zac Brown Band
"American Honey" - Lady Antebellum
"The Best Of Times" - Styx
"You Got Me" - Colbie Caillat
"Belief" - Gavin Degraw
"Almost Lover" - A Fine Frenzy
"Paralytic" - Dead Poetic
"Just To See You Smile" - Tim McGraw
"Feels Like Home" - Chantal Kreviazuk
"Your Guardian Angel" - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
"Find A Way" - Safetysuit
"Keep Breathing" - Ingrid Michaelson
"I Miss You" - Incubus
"Back To December" - Taylor Swift
"Your Call" - Secondhand Serenade
"I Lost It" - Kenny Chesney
"White Houses" - Vanessa Carlton
"Then" - Brad Paisley
"What If You" - Joshua Radin
"Vindicated" - Dashboard Confessional
"So Cold I Could See My Breath" - Emery
"Open Arms" - Journey
"She Only Smokes When She Drinks" - Joe Nichols
"Austin" - Blake Shelton
"Jamie All Over" - Mayday Parade
"Annie" - Safetysuit
"So Long Astoria" - The Ataris
"Angles and Errors" - Park
"Country Strong" - Gwyneth Paltrow
"Where I Stood" - Missy Higgins
"I'd Lie" - Taylor Swift
"Coastal Cities" - The Secret Handshake
"Words I Couldn't Say" - Leighton Meester (orig. by Rascal Flatts)
"Home" - Framing Hanley
"Rhythm of Love" - Plain White T's
"Come On Get Higher" - Matt Nathanson
"The Rest Of My Life" - Less Than Jake
"Scarlett" - Nate & His Kite
"Be My Baby" - Leslie Mendelson
"Red Dirt Road" - Brooks & Dunn
"Photographs & Memories" - Jason Reeves
"I Run To You" - Lady Antebellum
"Tonight I Love You" - The Latency
"Ruthless" - Something Corporate
"Coming Home" - City & Colour
"The Only Exception" - Paramore
"Me and Tennessee" - Tim McGraw & Gwyneth Paltrow
"Want To" - Sugarland
"We're So Far Away" - Mae
"Fall For You" - Secondhand Serenade
"Anything But Mine" - Kenny Chesney
"Iridescent" - Linkin Park
"Vanilla Twilight" - Owl City
"Don't You Wanna Stay" - Jason Aldean (ft. Kelly Clarkson)
"Ready & Waiting To Fall" - Mae
"Goodnight Moon" - Go Radio
"Bubbly" - Colbie Caillat
"Gotta Have You" - The Weepies
"More Than Anyone" - Gavin Degraw
"I Know You Better Than That" - Leslie Mendelson
"Between You and I" - Every Avenue
"Wedding Dress" - Matt Nathanson
"Mine" - Taylor Swift
"Cat and Mouse" - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
"You Had Me From Hello" - Kenny Chesney
"Hurricane" - Something Corporate
"Make-Up Smeared Eyes" - Automatic Loveletter

~*All the places I've been & things I've seen, a million stories that made up a million shattered dreams -- the faces of people I'll never see again...*~

<3 Xo <3

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Life is like a marvelous tapestry, woven with precision and experience; each, a masterpiece that differs greatly from the next. If we live too hastily, we are prone to making more mistakes and facing copious amounts of stress, preventing us from ever truly enjoying the beauty and experience of the process itself. Mistakes are necessary, true; however, we should LEARN from them, not be haunted by them. Life should be taken in slowly, in incriments... One day, one hour, one moment and one breath at a time... Each detail savored and appreciated... Each experience (positive or negative) a motivator... Each breath a reminder of just how lucky we are to be a part of something so exquisite. Life should be a positive, inspirational journey... One chalk-full of new ideas, new lessons and new beginnings.

Too often, people are so busy stressing and living for tomorrow that they miss out on the beauty of the here-and-now. We aren't given the gift of immortality... So live while you can. Take the most out of every single experience. Be a better person... Not just because you should be, but because you WANT to be. Give without getting. Help, inspire and appreciate others. Change someone's life. Change your own life. APOLOGIZE. Try something new every day. STOP put things off for tomorrow... Tomorrow is a gift, it isn't promised to us. What we DO have is this moment RIGHT NOW... We have today. Live for it... For "the now"... Live THIS day as if it were your last.

I've drowned in negativity, been barred and held back by past transgressions, held grudges toward bad experiences and the awful people responsible for them... I've allowed my judgment, my moral compass, my view on life to be clouded time and again, only to realize how miserable that made me. I don't want to live life under the constant burden of grief, depression OR regret... Because, honestly, how is that "living" at all? It's not! So why punish oneself by constantly being surrounded by negative situations/people/thoughts/vibes, when there is SO much more to enjoy in this beautiful world?! I'm cutting out the bad and embracing the good. I'm embarking on a journey to self-enlightenment, because I'm going to turn my attitude, my thoughts and my LIFE around.

Come with me... Share my experiences... Share your ideas/thoughts... Turn YOUR life around, one experience at a time. Whether it be doing something kind for a stranger, calling someone you haven't spoken to in years, apologizing for wrong-doings, learning a new skill, taking a spontaneous trip or simply enjoying the beauty and splendor and magic behind a simple rainbow, sunset, kiss, etc... Take time to appreciate EVERY SINGLE MINUTE. Soak up the warm moments, breathe in happiness, absorb and hold onto the moments that take your breath away...

Life IS beautiful. Discover that for yourself.