May 6, 2011

Getting your hopes up.

This is me, taking a break from all of my crazy college work.
I'm honestly so exhausted.
All I do is go to class, study, study, study, eat, and then try to sleep.
And I really do mean try. I've been going off of less than 6 hours a night.

I know maybe some of you have been wondering what's going on with my crazy adventure with cute boy. I'm trying to figure out if I'm crossing the line with how much information I should share with you guys. I mean, don't get me wrong, I LOVE telling you guys about the funny things or stories going on in my life. But that's just it, it's my life. And my life is always changing. I'm 19, I'm young, and my life is no where being consistent. We all want things to work out perfectly, but life is just crazy and things don't work out the way you want them to.

What I'm really trying to say is, things didn't go exactly the way I wanted them to with the cute boy I met in the library. I'm not saying that it's over or that nothing will come from it, I'm just saying that it's not going exactly the way I hoped it would. I'm an optimistic, I always think that things will work out no matter what. But I got my hopes up too quickly guys. And to be honest, I'm kind of bummed. I get my feelings hurt really easily. My roommates always say that I take things too personal, and it's true, I do.

I'm not saying that I regret telling you guys how I walked straight up to the boy and gave him my number. I'm proud of myself for being so bold and I think it was a good story to tell how women CAN be confident in themselves and make the first move. But that's the problem with stories, they all have an ending.

So my question is, am I sharing too much?
If I continue to tell you guys stories about my life and then things don't work out, do I share them anyway? I know this is getting way too deep and I'm just thinking way too much about it. But honestly, I want your guys' advice. I know this might sound stupid to some of you because I post pictures every day of myself and I'm already pretty much showing the world who I am. I guess I'm just wondering, because my life is so crazy and nothing stays the same for long, do you guys want to know?

I don't even know what I'm saying.

Do you guys get what I mean?

26 comments:

  1. I like when you briefly share tidbits.

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  2. First, I thought it was SO brave how you walked up to him! I tried to give you a high-five when I read it, and my husband was like, what are you doing? Second, I'm sorry that things didn't turn out the way you wanted. But like you said, things will work out. And third, I love to hear personal stuff along with your amazing outfits, but how much you want to share is up to you. But I will gladly read it!

    North Meets South

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  3. Too bad things didn't work out like you wanted to. But hey, just as you said you're still 19! I totally get what you mean though! Sometimes I worry what will I have to say on the blog if I break up with my boyfriend (God forbid!) whom I mention all the time. But I guess that's life, everyone knows that such things happen and there is no need to be ashamed of anything if things do not work out :)

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  4. I love it. It's real life. "500 days of summer" was also one of my favorite movies because of that. The good and bad of life refreshes me and makes me feel more human. I love the amount of info you shared too... not too much but enough for readers to get excited with you and get a fun vibe of your amazing personality.
    your fan~
    sophie

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  5. This is my first time posting a comment! I found your blog through Diana's blog party (I SO wanted to come but it was my baby shower on the same day!) Anyway, your blog is fabulous. And I think you should share whatever you feel comfortable with on your blog. I love your outfits but I loved reading about how brave you were with the boy in the library! At any rate, don't feel bad about sharing personal stories - that's what people like :)

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  6. I think the personal details every now and then keep you a real person. I know this is a thrifty fashion blog, but I've been curious about your college life and enjoy hearing a few things every now and then. Maybe I'm re-living my college days through you seeing as how I turn 40 this year. Eek. My 2 cents worth would be - keep it mostly a thrifty fashion blog since that's what we've tuned in for, but don't be afraid to share personal stories occasionally. By the way, what ever happened to your missionary? I assume you're not "waiting" for him? Hmm.!?

    P.S. I'm always inspired to see what you do to remake old clothes into something new. It has changed the way I look at old, worn out things. Keep up the great work.

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  7. Oh gosh, I can relate. Keep smiling, it helps. Also, it's your life, share what you feel good sharing.

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  8. I think that sharing stories and parts of life is why people read your blog (other than just you fashion sense)... it makes it more interesting. When it comes to fashion blogs, there are usually only a few I actually read... I usually just glance at the rest.

    You'll know if you are over-sharing!

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  9. I think it's a good outlet for you to share things with your readers, unless you don't feel good about doing that. It's totally up to you, but I personally love it. Not everything in life works out, but that's okay!

    amy day to day

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  10. I love to hear all of it. All. I mean, only divulge what you're comfortable with but it's great to hear all your fun stories, the good with the bad! That's life, it's not all rainbows and butterflies but it's fun to be along for the ride :) Especially for us old married ladies with no boy drama in our lives anymore! We live through you! :)

    House of Shoes

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  11. you know why people read blogs right? i mean yeah, fashion is fun, but it's the people. (or at least it is for me). if you like to tell the stories please do. if it hurts too much when things don't work out then don't. i think talking about it is cathartic and gives you validation. there is/was something there. don't stress. i do the EXACT same thing with boys. only all the time, though. the good thing about sharing is that you get support from outsiders. i don't know, whatever you feel like telling we'll all be fine with.

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  12. The stories are fun! I'm a lot like you. I always got my hopes up immediately. I used to think it always sucked, and maybe it does, but the part where you have butterflies and you're so excited and can't concentrate is amazing! I learned to embrace the good, and not to ignore the good just because I was afraid of what was coming.

    Share with us whatever you want! If someone doesn't want to read it- they won't.
    Just don;t post anything that would be to embarrassing if certain people were to find it!

    http://blogging-adaption.blogspot.com/

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  13. I think you are just fine. :) the stories make us want to read more, they're more personal than just a "here's what I wore today". You know? I LOVE fashion posts, but I like to hear about YOU too! But honestly, do what makes you feel comfortable! That's what is most important. :)

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  14. I like hearing life tidbits! I was a BYU-ite too, and when you posted the cute-boy-in-library story, I felt like you were me 5 years ago (but with better fashion sense). LOL! Just keep doing what you're doing on your blog, we the readers enjoy it!

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  15. If you even think for a split second that you should tell us something--do it! Please? I love hearing from people I don't know for reals and that are cute and fun and still normal like me! I for one can not wait to see what happens with library boy. It's like a book, but better.

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  16. I like hearing about your life. And maybe since you are a Rexburg resident we can hit the town? I need someone to show me the ropes :)

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  17. I often wonder this too, I don't want to write about something one day, then three days later say that it's all over. It's up to you if you feel like you want to share or not I suppose.

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  18. It is always comforting to hear that other people have imperfect endings too. But this is your life and you shouldn't share anything your not comfortable with but you shouldn't just tell us the good.

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  19. I love hearing stories! And, even if they don't work out. That's life. Basically it keeps not working out until it does. And then you get married :) Hopefully it only works out once, right?!

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  20. "life is just crazy and things don't work out the way you want them to."
    ameeeeeen. getting my hopes up too quickly is an everyday problem in my life. please oh please keep sharing your life stories. even the ones that don't end up good. we can all learn from each other and best part: help each other when the stories don't end so great. for example: cute library boy doesn't know what he's missing. end of discussion.

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  21. Hey girl!
    Wanted to let you know I awarded you with a blog award. You can see it here: http://whatwouldamotherwear.blogspot.com/2011/05/my-favorite-skirt-plus-blog-award.html

    Thanks for bringing sunshine to me through your blog!

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  22. I get what you mean. Sometimes I think I go to personal. But it's hard not to unless you have a compliantly topical, professional blog. I say share away with whatever you feel comfortable with. I you feel uncomfortable about it later you can always delete it.

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  23. its hard not to get personal. but then again, when life gets rough...its nice hearing from strangers, "chin up, you are fan-freaking-tastic" these strangers have come to know your personality through blogging, and because of that...then you know that they really do think your fantastic...and then girly, well you feel a lot better and stronger.

    so "chin up, you are awesome!" i don't even need to meet you to know that, just from your blogging i can see you're going to be some boys great catch some day.

    as for this library boy, he must not know a great catch when he sees one. crazy boy.

    AND

    remember, "everything works out in the end, and if it hasn't worked out, then its not the end"

    <3 Alphabet Soup Style come visit!

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  24. It's always hard to figure out where to draw the line between public and personal. I've posted about the good and bad of relationships I've been in (although mostly through pictures and songs that show how I'm feeling, rather than a narrative), and while sometimes I've felt dumb when the relationship ends and I'd posted about how happy I was with that person, and then posted about it ending, I've received some amazing support because of it. I think a lot of people who blog are shy in person, and might not express their feelings the same way in person that we do online. I'd never have the courage to say, "I'm upset, I need some encouragement," in person, even when I really did need that. Share what you're comfortable with, but don't worry about feeling foolish. Everybody has ups and downs and unpredictable storylines.

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  25. People like reading blogs when people get personal- its how we get to know you!! We see you everyday but we dont personally know you so when you share details we get to feel like we know you! Its your blog and thats the beauty- you get to say whatever you want!!!

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  26. We love you!! Don't hesitate to share your feelings. Maybe one of us will even say something that will help you through a situation.

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