things i'm afraid to tell you

This is a bit of an uncomfortable post to write, but sometimes stepping out of your comfort zone can be one of the best things you can do for yourself. Case & point:
Several bloggers that I really enjoy & respect have participated in a project called "Things I'm Afraid to Tell You" in which they share a few of their deepest, darkest secrets. These ladies have thousands of followers compared to my daily average of like 15 page views, so really, what do I have to lose? Although this is a bit awkward, it does kind of feel like a load off my shoulders. I really like myself, but I'm human & have a few (just a few) faults like everyone else. So without further adieu, here they are...
1. If you make me feel rushed, I will freak out. Bad. I think it stems from my hatred for being late, but 9 times out of 10 I'm going to hyperventilate if you push me to be somewhere when I don't have enough time to get ready. I hate this, but I also am aware so I really try my best to avoid these situations.

2. I cry easily. I like to say that I just have a big heart & that is why I'm so sensitive, but really I just hate it so much when I disappoint myself & others.

3. I'm not very good at making friends. My excuse has always been that going to an all-girl high school has scared me away from females, but sometimes I fear that I am just too closed off and awkward. I can hold a conversation with most anyone, but I have a hard time really connecting & forming an actual friendship. Sometimes I think it would be nice to have a huge entourage of girlfriends, but most of the time I'm very much okay with my friend situation. I have a lot of different interests & can usually find someone to keep me company whether it be an indie concert, brunch at a new spot, a day at the beach, or a  EDM festival. It's not for everyone, but it usually works out pretty well for me. I am a firm believer in quality, not quantity, & my random crew is top notch.

4. I don't know what I'm really good at & that constantly makes me feel like I'm on the wrong path. I'm average at a lot of things & even above average at a few, but I can't name that one thing that I feel like I'm actually pretty talented at. I tell myself that these are normal thoughts for a 25 year old & that I've gotten myself on a pretty good path so far, but it can still get frustrating/scary.

So, you tell me...what are some things you're afraid to tell others?


my next endeavor

Laugh all you want, but I'm serious about this one. Hula hooping is not only fun, but after doing some research, it also provides loads of health benefits. Hooping for an hour can burn over 400 calories & helps to tone your core muscles (which we could all use a little help with). Plus, how easy is it to just turn on the tv or put on some music & just zone out for awhile while you hula hoop the night away. I'll let you know the final verdict in a month or so, but I'm pretty excited about this one.



feeling naked

I have never been a watch girl, but as I'm growing into more of an adult with meetings & deadlines I've began to reconsider my naked wrist situation. There's several routes you can go when buying a watch & these are the looks that have caught me eye:

1. Classic Michael Kors - You obviously can't go wrong with this decision. Maybe not the most unique, but the classics are always a good choice.

2. Art Deco - This look is a little bit more unique with the octagon shape. The problem? It seems to be sold out everywhere.

3. Bracelet Inspired - Maybe I can ease into the transition with a watch that looks more like a bracelet?

4. Cute & Affordable - I think I just love this adorable heart bracelet from Asos the most. With a price like that, it's hard to say no.


there's a pride parade marching through my living room

While I did not get to join in on the Chicago Pride Parade fun, I did get to  organize some things are my new place that made me feel like I was almost a part of the colorful celebration (only minus the beautiful men in hot pants).

 I've always been pretty OCD about color coding.


magic shows

"Cochon Ville" - Sebastien Tellier (The Magician remix)

Unfortunately, The Magician pulled a bit of a disappearing act & will not be making an appearance at The Mid this Friday night for what was sure to be a stellar dance party. But no worries, I have you covered with a little bit of a pick-me-up for the day. Also, he promised to be back to the US soon.

you make a fine shrine of me

"Fineshrine" - Purity Ring

{sigh} They've done it again. I cannot wait for Pitchfork Music Fest!


sneak peek : a little bit of this...

new souk rug from west elm | penguin classics great expectations | verdigris green velvet loveseat | desk to date | penguin classics tender is the night

like father...

A little overdue, but Happy Father's Day to the only person that might love sleeping more than me!


snap shots : may

 GM final outing at the Cubs game | It's not a GM outing without shots | New sectional from Roy's | Sectional & pillow fabric choices | Facebook Agency Olympics 2012 | Facebook Agency Olympics beer pong team | Of course my Kentucky Derby horse would be named something Search related | Taco date at Big Star | Saying goodbye to 1624 W. Division | My new home