Hey there all!
Hope that you are having a fine and dandy week so far!
First of all, I would just like to say that this is how I feel when I wear this dress. Oh man, is it one of my favorites. I got it at a Goodwill this summer for around $5. It didn't have a brand tag in it - just the size, so I have no idea where it is from, but boy, it sure is lovely. I never thought I would like a back cutout, but I love the unexpectedness of it.
Secondly, I admit I haven't been around on the blogosphere for the past week, for I have been so busy!. Life has been really good, actually. I've been spending the last couple days of summer moving into my new house, traveling to Pittsburgh (more on that later), getting to see the wonderful people that I work with during the school year, playing Bananagrams with my housemates, and getting my wine and dine on with some friends. All in all, things have been grand.
However, I still can't get an instance out of my head from the summer. I was just chilling with the puppy and flipping through some channels on TV, when I noticed that 13 Going on 30 was on. Great. Movie. Since that movie is definitely on my "cannot flip past" list (along with Pretty in Pink and You've Got Mail - in case you were wondering), I decided to watch it, even though it was already halfway over.
I turned it to the part where the main character, Jenna, had already magically turned into a 30 year old overnight and I was trying to figure it out how to make it in the adult world. Now, seeing the movie more times than I can count, I already knew that the happy ending was just around the corner; however, watching it this time, I found myself becoming slightly sad. And I realized that was because that is how growing up is feeling right now: fast, sudden, new, and inexperienced - as if a teenage turned into an adult overnight.
In the end, Jenna figures out how to grow-up, while still remaining youthful. Most of the time, I feel like I got this down, but there are some days - that seem to be happening more frequently - in which growing up just stares at you right in the face. Days when bills need to get paid, sign a lease, make major life choices, or when friends confide to you about heavy issues in their own lives. Those days are the ones that make you realize that the middle school days where fractions, boys, and who wore what jeans, were actually pretty simple.
This might seem slightly ramble-y, but I guess that this is what is on my heart as I start my senior year of college tomorrow (!!!)
Have a wonderful day everyone!
Sweater: College bookstore
Necklace: Gift from Amy
Ring: Church rummage sale