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March 1, 2010

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http://www.simplegirlconfessions.blogspot.com

See ya there…

-C

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Undergoing Maintenance

February 2, 2010

Hi, all ๐Ÿ™‚

I know I said this before, but I really am currently working on changing my blog up a little bit. The geek in me has gotten totally obsessed with the blogging world, so I really want to tweak mine a little more over the next week or so in hopes of making it a little more user friendly. In the meantime I’ll keep doing posts and save them for when I have it all set up again :).

‘Til next time…

-C

Hiatus

January 22, 2010

Hi, all

I realize that I haven’t been a very good blogger lately, please excuse me! Winter quarter is absolutely insane here. I’m going to be taking a short hiatus (probably no more than another week or so) while I get some schoolwork done and also work towards changing the look of my blog. All will be revealed in due time ๐Ÿ™‚

‘Til next time…

-C

…AND I’m weeping.

January 15, 2010

Honestly…this is the sweetest thing I have ever seen.

http://ruffledblog.com/2010/01/anthropologie-beach-proposal/#comments

Slacker.

January 13, 2010

It’s been a while since my last post. Woops. I don’t think I’ve gone this long without updating in a while! That’s pretty much the epitome of this quarter for me though. BUSY BUSY BUSY. This weekend I have masterclasses Saturday and Sunday for 5 hours each, next weekend I have an audition for an ACT Scholarship Competition, and the weekend after that= more masterclasses. January is an absolutely insane month.

That being said, I feel like I’m handling my work load a lot better this quarter because I know what to expect. I feel like I have less homework than I did last quarter, but much more to DO if that makes any sense. My only real issue is that I need desperately to get a job but I.have.no.time.

Speaking of which, I’m scrambling to try and figure out what the heck I’m going to do with myself this summer. Here’s my dilemma: I need to make money. I want to intern. I think I want to stay in Cincinnati and do some work around here. Or maybe go back to Baltimore? Or maybe stay? or… I DON’T KNOW. I’d love to intern in LA or NY or Chicago, but I think that will definitely have to wait for another year because right now, the monay honay just ain’t there.

I’m also in the process of getting my housing situated for next year which I’m really excited about :). This won’t be my first home away from home, but it WILL be the first place I get with roommates other than my sister. Plus, we will most likely be getting a house instead of an apartment, which is super thrilling :). That being said, expect to see lots of pictures of home decor inspiration on here in the coming weeks since I’ve become addicted to looking at furniture.

All in all, my year so far has been pretty amazing. I’m really, really happy. In every way. Which is a little scary but I’m just going to try to enjoy it for as long as I can. I feel really lucky right now. So I’m just going to sit tight and see where this will take me.

I hope everyone is having an amazing new year ๐Ÿ™‚

‘Til next time…

-C

Resolutions.

January 5, 2010

I have so many other things to do than blog right now, but I’m choosing to do this first because it seems to be the least overwhelming.

All of my teachers keep enforcing how hard winter quarter is going to be, and it’s startin to give me the icks. I looked at my schedule this quarter and thought “This will be a breeze!” I’m taking Costuming now instead of Stagecraft which is WAY more agreeable with me, and I am registered for just 15 credits instead of 18. However, I do have Transmigration and my weekends are pretty full too with masterclasses. So I guess everything balances out. Not to mention that the weather here is HEINOUS. I’m so cold. All the time. Brrr.

Last night I was having girl talk with two of my favorite ladies and left the evening feeling inspired. My wonderful friend who shall remain nameless, has the most amazing spirit and outlook that I’ve ever witnessed. Even when someone hurts her, she somehow manages to see the light and blessings that come out of every situation. She is the only person I know who could deal with such events so gracefully.ย 

It sort of made me sad, because I realized as I was talking to her how much more jaded I’ve become over the years. It really is so amazing how you go from being a child who believes everything is so simple, to going through a few rough spots and assuming everything must be complicated. I think I used to be a much more positive and giving person than I am now, and that sort of hit me hard last night, because that’s something I’ve always been proud of. I feel like my walls and cynicism could absolutely just be a phase, and I really hope so. But it’s become a resolution for me this year, to work really hard to maintain my faith and continue to see the good in people and in the situations that are presented to me. We’ll see how that goes.

I actually made several resolutions this year. They include…

1) Drink more water

2) Run more

3) Manage my time better (I’m already failing at that by updating my blog right now)

4) Manage my money better

5) Paint my nails more

6) Take more chances

I’m sure there are several more I could add. But that’s all I have so far :).

In effort to somewhat get back on track with my time management, I’m afraid this is all I have time for. I hope everyone has an amazing new year ๐Ÿ™‚

‘Til next time…

-C

A great way to start off 2010.

Merry Christmas :)

December 25, 2009

I love surprises. Who doesn’t? The problem is, I’m much too snoopy and curious to really allow myself to be surprised very often. I’m a peeker and a snooper and I get it from my mother. But on the occasions that I actually AM surprised, it’s so, so nice. Especially when these surprises come from a person, not from something tangible. Don’t get me wrong, I love being surprised with gifts, but ย I love being surprised by gestures even more.ย 

This Christmas I was surprised by someone really important to me, and that in itself makes me so happy. Its an amazing feeling when someone does something for you that you wouldn’t ever expect. Because they do it all on their OWN. There is no hinting, no dropping clues. It’s just their own genuine want to do something for you. There is so much faith to be had in the people around us. No matter how things turn out for me, personally, I hope I will always preserve my faith in people.

This surprise ย really brought me back to why I treasure Christmas so much. ย Because it’s about love. Not just romantic love, but love for the people that you have in your life and the roles they play. I know people get stressed about present shopping and money and all of that, and it IS overwhelming at times, but the point is not what you buy, it’s that you took the time out of your day to find them something you knew they would love. You gave them something that you feel like they deserve, just for being themselves and for being in your life.ย 

It shouldn’t take a holiday for us to realize how good we have it, or to tell our loved ones that we love and appreciate them. It’s great that the holidays bring that out in us, but I think a great resolution for the new year is to try and appreciate the people in our lives as much as we can, every single day. I know that will be a resolution for me.ย 

Thank you, Mom for taking the time to buy me so many great gifts, for stressing yourself out all the time just to make sure I have what I need, for making a great Christmas dinner and for being such a loving and caring mother. I’m so lucky to have you ๐Ÿ™‚

Merry Christmas, Everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

Until next time…

-C

Back to Good.

December 10, 2009

Everythings been moving way to fast
You thought that you found something that would last
And it passed

So if you find
That in your mind
You're putting up your guard

Trust me when
I say its not
Supposed to be this hard

Youll fall again
And it will feel so fast
And every single fear you thought would last
Will pass

-Back to Good by Jonathan Clay

I can't wait to see where this new year takes me <3

'Til next time...
-C

My Christmas List.

December 9, 2009

Welp. The time has come to make a Christmas list. And I decided to do so here in the blogosphere. Some of these will be actually be realistic wishes, some will be a far reach, and some will be “Get a grip, Caitlin” worthy. I’m sure you’ll be able to see the difference ;).

1) Nightgowns

Kate has all of these cutesy, silky creations that she sleeps in every night. She goes to bed looking like a princess. I make fun of her for it but it’s really only because I’m secretly jealous and wish I looked like that when I went to sleep.

2) Hunter Rainboots

Cincinasti is not known for it’s beautiful weather. I’m always wet here. These will keep me nice and toasty!

3) A house.

Anyone who knows me is fully aware that I have a little obsession with looking at real estate. I know this is really weird because I’m 19 years old and can barely afford to own my own toothbrush, let alone a piece of property, but a girl can dream, eh?

4) Slippers ๐Ÿ™‚

5) Sarah Jessica Parker Perfume

I made a big deal in one of my older posts that I’ve been wearing nothing but Lovely perfume for 3 years and how I hate when people switch up their scent all the time because it makes me feel like I don’t know them. I also said I should try to branch out more. So here I am. I decided to not abandon my trusty perfume ENTIRELY, but instead am thinking of asking for a different perfume from The Lovely Collection by Sarah Jessica Parker. This is a really romantic scent that I’m excited to possibly try ๐Ÿ™‚

Lastly…

6) Love โค

Oh it’s clishe, I know. But the holidays are such a great time to be hopeful and excited for what love could offer you. You just never know what can happen today, tonight, or tomorrow.

On that note…this could be one of my favorite quotes of all time. I just read it earlier.

“To love anyone is to hope in them always. From the moment at which we begin to judge anyone, to limit our confidence in them, from the moment at which we identify them with what we know of them and so reduce them to that, we cease to love them and they cease to be able to become better. We should expect everything from everyone. We must dare to love in a world that does not know how to love.” -Charles DeFoucald

So true. I hope I can always live by this.

Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays ๐Ÿ™‚

Until next time…

-C

The Luckiest.

December 8, 2009

Hi, all.

I’m about to head out for my very first Boards performance. For those of you who aren’t sure what that is, it’s where I (and the rest of my class) have to perform 2 monologues for a board of faculty and other students/upperclassmen to determine if we have made Satisfactory progress since classes started. That was only 10 weeks ago. I AM feeling nervous and excited and all of that, but mostly I feel lucky.

I got to watch the sophomores do their boards yesterday (AMAZING, by the way), and I just couldn’t help but smile the whole way through because I still can’t believe sometimes that I’m here. This place saved me. It brought me back to life. No matter what happens at boards, if I pass them with flying colors or fail miserably, I’m just glad I get to be here. I’m surrounded by people who really care about me. They care about how I’m doing. They write me Christmas cards and stop by my room just to say hi and talk. And really, what more could I ever ask for?

A new year is coming soon. I’m so glad that the end of my year has been able to be so positive, and I know that next year is going to be even more amazing. I decided. It will be fantastic and happy, and the only people in my life will be the people who are positive and encouraging to me, as I am to them. Life is too short to surround yourself with anything but love and respect, so smile, hug, laugh, love as much as you can.

Treat others the way you want to be treated. The golden rule. So simple. So true. I think if we all follow that, everything will work itself out.

Until next time…

-C