One of my best friends, Anju Venki got tatted yesterday for her 18th birthday, and it excited me even more for my first tat. Is your 18th birthday the perfect day to get your first tat? I think so. It's like a coming-of-age ceremony almost -- like how at 10, I got my first pair of earrings and at 13, I was finally able to make my instagram and snapchat accounts.
18, the age I can finally do things like get tatted or get hitched without needing my parent's permission. The age I need to be to work at many retail or casino jobs. The age where I'm suddenly old enough to go to jail. All these things I can't do when I'm 17 years and 364 days old, but add one more day, and I'm an adult! Yet every birthday I have, I don't feel different, does anyone?
Post by Columbae Marie
There is a cliche saying that goes, “In this world there are dreamers and there are doers,” and as silly as it sounds, it’s true. In life, most of us go through our basic schooling, and at the end of the 12 or 13 required years, we are given the freedom to choose what our future holds. The end of the road slowly approaches, and most find themselves stuck in the same place that they started, often, because they are simply afraid to be uncomfortable, and, even though they find themselves waking up everyday unhappy, it just isn’t enough of a push for them to go against the tide.
Sometimes I just wake up and know that the day will be great. I was looking at quotes about smiles recently, and one that caught my eye was: "There is always a reason to smile, so find it." I adore this idea. There is always a way to see the glass half full, and one way we are able to capture the world in a beautiful light is through cameras.
But, how do we create a picture perfect memory? With polaroids of course. Polaroids have been trending like crazy for the past two years, I mean, it's to be expected considering our generation is iconic for bringing vintage styles back into play. But why do polaroids add an extra element that digital photos lack? It's because of the sentimentality and value a polaroid brings to a picture. Not only is the picture now one-of-a-kind, which adds value, but also if you're going to spend $1 per film, you're going to make it count.
Hello, loves! I'm so glad that you have decided to check out my new blog!
For my first post, I was nervous because I wasn't quite sure how I wanted to make my mark on my site. What statement did I want to make? How can I draw readers in to be interested in what I have to say? Why even make a blog at all??
Well, the last question is easy. I truly believe sometimes that my life could be an amazing sit-com, and so I wanted to share my stories, thoughts, and advice to spark whatever incite I can in your minds. Maybe if I tell you about my chaotic life, you could avoid the same chaos.
As for the other questions, I think my first post should be about where I came from and the idea of home. Most of my posts will be about new adventures, but we all have to start somewhere, and so I thought there couldn't be a more fitting way to start than with my origins.
When I graduated last month, my parents gave me my graduation gift: this book and a matching necklace.