July 26, 2010

today i believe...

... that being an aunt is one of the best jobs in the world.

... that without the bad days and the really bad days, the good days just wouldn't feel as good.

... that it's okay to have a new favorite flower every year. or every month. Or every week. 

... that if you put your best self out into the world, you'll get all of the best things out of it. 

... that you should forgive yourself for uncertainty because try absolute conviction is impossible--you will never be completely, 100%, no-second-guessing sure about everything.

... that it's perfectly normal to listen to the same song on repeat over 25 times in one day--it's called dedication

... that it's also perfectly normal for that song to be "Jar of Hearts" by Christina Perri because you don't have to be broken-hearted to love the broken heart songs. 

... and that walking city streets--being a part of the bustle, walking clackety-clack in step among the stampede of heels and loafers, dodging briefcases and shopping bags and umbrellas--can make you feel more real.

(Photo: acreativemint)


thenextarrow said... [Reply to comment]

i adore the way this post is written, and its sentiment. beautiful!

xo Alison

Natalie said... [Reply to comment]

this was the perfect post! i feel as if it was written for me, it's exactly what i needed to read today. thank you!

greta elizabeth ♥ said... [Reply to comment]

Great :) I think I might do something like it.

Anna said... [Reply to comment]

oh, hooray! being an aunt rocks my socks! : ) aunt-hood is oh, so good!

Hannah said... [Reply to comment]

OBSESSED with Jar of Hearts right now. Please love this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToDZ9Q2hIBk

Also, I love this blog :-)

Sara said... [Reply to comment]

I am not an aunt, but I act like one- my cousin's (who's like an older sister to me) children are the sweetest little kids.. (they just lost their father..)

Claire Kiefer said... [Reply to comment]

this is such a sweet and beautiful post, and I totally agree about listening to the same song on repeat alllll day (all week? ha!) long.

Becky said... [Reply to comment]

I agree - being an aunt IS the best job in the world!

laura marie said... [Reply to comment]

Hannah--Love that SYTYCD clip! That show is actually how I found her song... and I've pretty much been listening to it nonstop ever since! :)

~Abby~ said... [Reply to comment]

Shoo! That's good, because I listen to the same songs OVER AND OVER again. Lol.

britni @ Antika Moda said... [Reply to comment]

I always look forward to your lists of what you believe! "that it's perfectly normal to listen to the same song on repeat over 25 times in one day--it's called dedication" <--love this!

Amber said... [Reply to comment]

Love this! (Particularly the part about having a mini-song-obsession just = dedication)
Glad to know I'm in the norm!

Hannah said... [Reply to comment]

I was wondering if that's how you knew her song. I've definitely watched that dance like 8 times in a row.

Also, I know that he is sadly very young, but how much are you loving Kent?

And Robert. Poor guy needs to get more votes!

ChinkyGirLMeL said... [Reply to comment]

Awww...did you write this. I love this post. This has got to be one of the best things I've read today. =) I love the part about being uncertain. I've had one of those days when I am going cha cha between one choice and another, where I am just not sure which option to choose.

Jade said... [Reply to comment]

i loved this post, and how u can make such average things seem so beautiful. i agree with it being okay w/ listening to one song about 25 times a day. it's pretty old, but i cannot stop listening to Welcome to Paradise...it's rlly wierd, you know?

kara lynn said... [Reply to comment]

i love your i believe lists. so good. it makes me feel go good after every time i read them.



kara lynn said... [Reply to comment]

and p.s.

i love your blog.

it is oh so pretty!

s a m said... [Reply to comment]

I love "it's called dedication". Songs on repeat = life.

blue ♥ said... [Reply to comment]

Uhm..wow. This is a great idea. :) I love it. Maybe I'll do something like this..(:

You Are My Fave said... [Reply to comment]

I agree. To every statement.