Monday, February 1, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
My postal blog is finished and here it is!
I still have to finish up on my first, mail-related post, but there's something there to officially launch it. Today seemed like a good day, a nice solid number, 1/10/10 and I wanted to post something this afternoon so you all could at least have a chance to view the layout if I don't get finished with the post until late this evening. :]
Let me know what you think! I'd really love your feedback!!
Much [postal] love,
Posted by Lauren Nicole at 3:11 PM
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Just like everyone else on the planet, some of my days are good, very good and then the rest I just want to erase from my memory. Today was a lovely, nice slow day. I hate taking it easy because I always feel like there should be something else I could do with my time instead of wearing sweats and watching Gilmore Girl re-runs. But you know what? I enjoy that and that's something I'd like to do more of in this big old talked about new year; do more things only for myself.
Often times I get the whole schpiele[sp] of how I'm so young and everything I do is for myself, but really, I know that a good part of what I've done or bought or seen has been for other people the past few months and I'm excited to do more things solely because I'd like to. For instance, I went and painted pottery for a friends belated Christmas present yesterday and it felt awesome to just do something because I felt like it and it was still for someone else.
My point is that I want everyone else to do that as well, do things for themselves, splurge a bit more, don't over-think that third brownie you're eating, if you want to buy a ten dollar magazine, go on with your bad self! If you want to do it, it's all your choice and you shouldn't have to feel guilty for whatever a week later. Got it? (insert big hug right here.)
I just felt like saying this because so often we set out these resolutions and make them out to be a big ordeal of expectations and then March rolls around and perhaps nothing's happened. Personally, I have never set resolutions nor do I plan to; I hate what they do to people.
So...yeah; in the words of Forrest Gump - that's all I have to say about that.
PS: I'm THIIIISSSSSS much closer to having my mail-blog up and running!
Posted by Lauren Nicole at 1:15 PM
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Once I did a post of nothing but little photos dealing with love, well I think it's time for round two. Lately I've been feeling somewhat exhausted of giving love and not receiving it in return, so here's some more love to send out to my lovelies that read the blog. Your little comments and sweet musings can make my day and I appreciate it more than you know.
Posted by Lauren Nicole at 11:24 PM
Friday, January 1, 2010
This is mail that I have sent out, starting with the most recent. There's more that I've sent out, about 10ish more letters/notes, but didn't want to make this huge post even bigger. But for now, this is what I've got! --
Much [postal] love,
Posted by Lauren Nicole at 2:00 AM
Thursday, December 31, 2009
I don't have much to say because I'm currently tweaking a couple of blogs...
Hope everyone has a happy New Years eve; mine's going to be pretty boring unfortunately, maybe I'll go to a coffeeshop and write for awhile since there's no one answering their phone these days to try and get together with.
I roll my eyes and sigh at the fact that the first half of the year was amazing but the last half...not so much. Hope everyone else has a wonderful time and makes lots of new memories though!
(I've had a horrible week and have always hated to complain especially when I know no one reads this, but still, I'm trying to get rid of my heartache and no one seems to want to help. Hopefully in the big talked about 2010 I can get my act together and move somewhere where I'll meet lovely, reliable people who keep promises and ride their bikes over to my apartment to cheer me up. I dream of this life that will hopefully begin in a years time and wish for all of your dreams to come true in this brand new decade that's upon us.)
Posted by Lauren Nicole at 12:31 PM
Monday, December 28, 2009
I've decided that I'm moving. Somewhere. Somewhere else new. I don't think I can LIVE and be capable of LOVE here anymore. All the ones that had insurance on my life and love have gone away or are preparing to. Being dramatic is something I hate, but sometimes the truth is very dramatic.
Recently, I've been offered a room and board in Australia with one of my friends and pen-pals, Miss Bianca J. She likes the idea of having an American living with her and her (from what I've heard) lovely boyfriend and I love the idea of moving out somewhere as far as Australia and the completely new adventure of it.
Before I move there sometime in the summer (when it's cold, winter-time there) I'd like to move back to Ohio or even possibly, Alabama. Somehow, a good number of my friends now live there and that fact is kind of frustrating. I still don't like it and don't want to live there permanently, but maybe, just maybe for a 2-4 month period or something.
Honestly, I just see no more reason to stay in Naples. There's no fuel for my fire, my drive, my ignition; I'm worn out, quite tired of trying to find a job in a city full of skinny, tan blonde things and losing inspiration fast. My world seems to be on the west coast or in some other country far far away. Every time I hear about a neat shop or fair I'd like to go to it's in San Fransisco, Seattle, Chicago, Vancouver or somewhere else on the west coast. I'd really love to move to Vancouver, I could maybe get a job with the company my Dad works for; but with the Olympics coming up, it's most likely way too expensive to live there, even to rent.
I hate sounding like such a brat, really, but I'm so exhausted, emotionally, I don't know how to deal with the tiniest things like dropping silverware. Losing touch with one of my three best friends has been a bummer, barely seeing the second while she's home is killing me (even though I know I'm not the only person she wants to see and the only friend who misses her, it still hurts), and the third is busy with work. Looking back, I know there were much worse of times of loneliness and exhaustion, so I don't want to complain any further.
Mail seems to be one of the few things keeping my awake and looking forward to something every day. So on days like today when there's NOTHING but bills, it just puts my sad mood into an angry one. People experience that every day, I know I know, but for someone with 20+ pen-pals, it can be quite the frustration-booster.
Anyway, on a lighter note, wanted to let you know that in the next two weeks I will be putting together my mail and mail-art blog! I've been taking photos of mail sent and recieved the past couple months in anticipation, but the thing that's been holding me back is a catchy name. (Such as the fabulous Missive Maven.) So far all I've got is The Mail Maiden or the Maiden of Mail; but to me, that sounds too much like 'The Missive Maven' and like I'm a copy-cat, you know? Well, here's thr proposition - With the words featured below, help me figure out a name for my mail/mail-art themed blog, and you'll receive something special in the mail from me! I'll post some photos soon to show you my handy-work with mail-art and love of vintage stamps so you'll get a glimpse of what you could be receiving. :]
Feel free to add more of your choice words, but here's what I've got so far:
Looking forward to your ideas!
Posted by Lauren Nicole at 9:20 PM