Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Prologue

It might be strange how much I'm beginning to want this. My fleeting desire, transformed into reality. I'm breathing it, all of it, till I'm forced to stop. Some will call it vanity, but it might be the first thing I've willingly, urgently even, practiced on my own. The glances in the mirror are shapes, angles, a perfect expression to add to the go to repertoire. I want, WANT to be better. Better than me. Slowly but surely, I am learning what I have to offer and how to deliver it, and it's exciting to gain strides in a way I feel I haven't been able to in academics. The improvement is addicting, the praise, the people, the well wishes and the hype. It's not hard to lose sight of the prize.
So onward, to the third phase of my travels, perhaps the most difficult and busy of them all. With any luck, I will be able to come out of all this a step forward and with a wealth of experience under my belt, and it's truly by the skin of my teeth if I do get out of it. But what's living if your not on the edge, eh? Maybe some day I'll look back and know that the chance I took has led me somewhere great. Who knows. But the truth is, I want desperately to be right about all this. So desperately that I may be running on empty. I honestly feel it may be the first thing I've attempted completely on my own, and everything I've invested in in will come back to me. In a way, it's my strike for independence and success, and I am just not ready to step back and accept failure, accept the averageness of my existence. My plan is far fetched. It's unrealistic. It's downright stupid at times, but what great idea didn't have a few speculators. What gifted mind faced no haters. Remember, I am my greatest critic, and I am the one with the most on the line. Don't think that I'd give it all up without a second thought. If you don't understand the reason, simply accept that there must be one great enough for all this. And here's to that. Cheers. Tampa bound. Adrenaline, up.
 

Up, up, and away.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Whiskey Blue













Last night, we went to a party in Atlanta at the W Hotel in Buckhead for Frank Tell's new line and one of Fashion Director Amanda Ross's new events!





And then we ate sushi.


Sleepy face.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Brides in Bloom: After the Show



Yesterday, I walked my first runway for the Brides in Bloom show, in Solutions Bridal gowns from Orlando, FL. Amazing! I met some wonderful girls, and had a blast! To work off our nerves, we all danced to the cheesy wedding music backstage before the show. I had so much fun and can't wait to do it again!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Impossible

Mints, the whisper, the hunt, all to sink his teeth until it stung. First life, simple song, a perfect melody of what went wrong. Raise the stakes, those crazy eights, if at first you don't concede, rock a by, baby mine.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

3 weeks

So the next few weeks are going to be insane! I am leaving for Orlando TOMORROW for a last minute Bridal fashion show on Sunday, the to Atlanta to a fashion party and a shoot the next day. Then a week off, and back to Orlando for a Hair show audition/fashion show. Then Hollywood, for the Palace of Passion Swimwear fashion show at the Hard Rock Hotel! I'm so excited, but nervous!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Last Word

There's a lot to say, cohesively, and yet nothing to say at all. I want to berate you, cry to you, ask you if its true. Ask you why. But I don't.
I have clothes I need to return to you, clothes I've thought about cutting holes in, so when you try them on again you see they are ruined, you see my anger. But I won't.
I have secrets, so, so many secrets, dirt on you for miles and miles, that would bend and maybe even break you. I could use you, abuse you, but it won't change the way it feels to lose you. So I say nothing. I do...nothing.
Drawing conclusions here is difficult, but after a long day, after the long winded explanations and helpless justifications, I am left marinating in my mind, and keep moving, to keep going, I draw conclusions. I am a hopeful person. A silver lining kind of girl. I still believe you are a good person. I still see the strength, and the fighting freedom within your spirit. I still see that girl that would give up anything, anything for her friends. The girl who wears her scars just underneath her tired, troubled face, when her world bubbles up just beneath the surface, her spitting words threatening the overflow. I still see the girl who left me peanut butter cookies, and who drove me around her hometown all day, narrating her life story my way. I know when that girl cries, its a storm she doesn't let just anyone see.

There are options here. I could hate you. Part of me would love to hate you. It's so easy to do something like that. Maybe it's what you deserve, but I can't really pretend to know something like that, to know what people deserve and don't. I like to see the good in people, just like I saw so much good in you. I find it unacceptable if there cannot be compromise, if there cannot be a solution. So here is my compromise. Here is my solution. I know enough from this last year with you to know that you are not a rash thinker, you think hard and long about your options. But you are awful at confronting the truth inside you, so you rationalize your actions, and you will turn something good into something awful if it means you don't have to face it. I think that's how you did it. You both tried very hard to hate me in some round about way, and once you no longer valued me you let me go. You justified your actions with something negative, something hateful. And now, you can both sit there, hating people and using that as a justification for why you should be together. Congratulations. Now you have something built on the bitterness you both feel for the world around you. Your stuck with each other now, some sick, self-deprecating comedy, because you've lost the respect of so many people that truly cared about you both. Maybe that's what will fuel this thing. So here's the deal. You think I don't know who I am, that I'm some lost lamb that's straying down the wrong path and though you tried to save me I'm just a lost cause. But you can be sure, I know a thing or two about myself, perhaps a thing or two the both of you can learn as well. I know that I won't waste my time hating you. I know you're not worth my time anymore. And I know that nothing good can come from something born of hatred. It's over, it's done, and I will not be a part of it anymore. Its terribly sad, and I will mourn you both. The thing is that now, I'm taking my naive lamb-self out and away from you, gathering my losses. And maybe I'm not perfect, but the truth is I'm thanking God I'm not in your shoes. I hope someday you both recognize your flaws and stop pointing out everyone else's, because if you both hate yourselves so much that you can't take a deep hard look in the mirror, then you can be sure that you will be unable to love each other. So goodbye to this. Goodbye to you. I won't see you fail, I won't see you succeed. And after this moment, I won't care. Goodbye and good luck, you two. I genuinely believe you'll need it.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mom and Dad: Don't Cry


Hey Parents. bet you didn't think you'd see this yet :)