Saturday, September 19, 2009


in this life

it's a beautiful day in m-boro! i'm staying over at cameron's house today, i spent the night here last night. sorry i didn't post a blog, but i was so tired and incredibly hyper. today we're gonna have a huge photoshoot and cameron's friend brian is coming over to take cute pictures with her. its gonna be a good day, because i love taking pictures. it's a perfect way to spend my day. i hope you enjoy our morning picture, i'll post some from the shoot when i write tonight. :D

QUOTE OF THE DAY// "Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad. -Norm Papernick"

Thursday, September 17, 2009

everyone smiles in the same language

in this life

today was good. i'm not sure if i've mentioned this or not, but i love taking pictures. today, i had a photoshoot with a girl that graduated from my high school last year, named kristina. we got together after school, and it had been raining all day. i was so scared i'd have to cancel because of the humidity, but it dried up and was almost sunny by the last period of the day.
while taking her pictures, all i could think about was how pretty some people are, naturally. every girl i photograph is gorgeous, and it takes a toll on my self-esteem sometimes. there is a line between self-confidence and being conceited. i believe that in order to love and be loved, one must first love themselves. life is too short to worry about who has the best hair, or which girl gets asked to prom the most, or who wins homecoming queen. everyone has something beautiful about them, whether they see it or someone else sees it. i try to remind myself of this every single day. it's always nice to be complimented, and i make sure i throw some nice things out there every chance i get, because i love making people smile. so, i'll challenge you: whenever you may be reading this, the next time you go out, to school, work, or wherever, i want you to compliment as many people as you, can, and smile at everyone you come in contact with. you never know what your one smile can do. the quote i will leave you with tonight is from one of my favorite movies:

"Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day."

-Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

"Hold a true friend with both your hands." ~Nigerian Proverb

in this life

today, i was taught many, many things. all of them relate to friendship. my parents pointed out tonight that "you can't have more than one best friend." but, i disagree. i have about ten best friends. in my opinion, a friend is someone you talk to at school, call every now and again, and you spend little time with when necessary. but a best friend is someone you talk to every single day, someone who can make you laugh till you cry, someone you can call whenever you need to and you know they'll be there in an instant, kind of like our very own "minutemen". i have tons of friends, a few best friends, and i have one ashley davis. she is my number one in life, outside of family. she's been there since we met, and she's not going anywhere.
this afternoon, i came home from school, and then i went on a run with josh, one of those best friends. we're insanely out of shape, so we'd run a bit, then walk. as we walked, it started raining, but we didn't care. we had a long talk about friends and life, and it pretty much inspired tonight's blog. josh is having friend issues at the moment, but it'll get better. it's crazy to think about how fast friendships can end, because looking back, i hardly talk to any of my old friends. my best friends in middle school were different in elementary school, and my best friends in high school are not the same ones i had in middle school. i'm sure my college friends will be new, too. my mom always told me (you can tell i get tons of vital information from her and my dad) that in life, you might find one good friend if you're lucky. i've found mine, and a few more to go with it. , so i consider myself one of the luckiest girls alive.
losing friends is super hard to go through, because someone can mean a lot to you, and then walk out without warning. sometimes, we're at fault and don't realize it. friendship is a two way street. you can't be your own best friend.
i guess my main point in tonight's blog is that everyone needs someone, whether you're a friend, a best friend, or an ashley davis. without my friends, i don't know what i'd do. so, i'll leave you with this: "A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are half-cracked." -Unknown

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

don't forget the "I LOVE YOU"


in this life

today was overall a good day. it started off with spilling coffee all over myself before i left home, but it didn't show up on my clothes, luckily. i got to school late, but my teacher didn't count me tardy. my best guy friend in my class is still sick, i found out today that he has strep throat. (if that's how you spell it, haha) now, i can focus on the good in today. my mom made soup and volcano biscuits, haha. it has cheese in the middle that she melts and it sort of erupts. but anyways, i'm actually going somewhere with this. my point in all of this random information is: no matter how bad things start off, you need to hang in there, because there's always something good to get out of it in the end. in my case, it was a volcano biscuit. another thing, cherish your friends and family, because you have no clue how short life is. my uncle's niece is in the hospital, and the family is having a meeting either tomorrow or thursday to decide whether or not they want to pull the plug. i have never had to experience the loss of someone close to me like that, thankfully. but, i really don't want to have to ever go through that. so next time you are around your friends, family, or just someone important, remind them what they mean to you. you never know what one simple "i love you" can mean to someone. i was having one of the worst days ever last week, and my mom kissed my forehead and said, "sara, you're my bright spot in the dark." those words made my day turn completely around, and i forgot all about my bad mood. i guess the quote i could tie in with this would be, "don't frown, you never know who's falling in love with your smile." -anonymous.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

"Don't cry because it's over, but smile because it happened." -Dr. Seuss.

in this life

i've decided to start a blog, mainly to get my thoughts out at the end of everyday and vent, but also to give people a chance to relate to what i'm going through. i'll probably post pictures from time to time, but only if i take a good one, or find a good one for that day. anyways, today was pretty blah. i was in a bad mood, and i wasn't feeling well. although the day was not wonderful, tonight was better. i got a bubble bath, and then my friend kevin sang me the song he wrote me. that pretty much made it all better, and ended my night good. goodnight <3