Dapper Day: Spring 2015

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Happy Dapper Day! My mom and I attended the Spring Dapper Day event at Magic Kingdom this past Saturday. We had a blast! Here are some of the pictures that I just couldn’t wait to show you.

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I set my camera on one of the benches on the Liberty Square Riverboat and used the self timer for this one. We waited and waited so that we would be the last people off of the boat and have a clear shot!

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Those balloons are actually really difficult to keep hold of. The balloon holding cast member told us that in 1994 someone let go of all of the balloons on purpose and was fired. If you need help with the math that’s 90 balloons times $10 a pop. Yikes.

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Cinderella’s Wishing Well was FINALLY open to the public again. I just adore it.

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Okay, so here’s a funny story. Both my mother and I just about had our feet fall off. We went to first aid and loaded up on band-aids, then went to find some new shoes. That’s why you see me where purple flats and not my super sparkly flats. They were just not broken in enough yet.

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Let’s just say that we are super excited for the Fall Dapper Day event this coming October. So. So. So. Excited.

being twenty-something

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Yes. I am turning twenty-two this month. No. I do not need you to comment on how young I am.

Many of my friends or people I have to deal with day to day are in their thirties. And I am constantly reminded of my age. However, I am TWENTY-TWO. And the reminder of my age is typically in a derogatory way. I know that I am more mature than your average twenty-two year old these days. I am focused on my work, I never go out and party (I’d rather go to Disney World & always do), I don’t drink, I’m not a video game junkie, and I find it hard to have a conversation with people around my age. We just don’t “click”. And because of this I’ve put myself in a position where I befriend like minded people in their thirties. It causes me to feel inadequate because I haven’t had this or that life experience yet. It most likely wouldn’t bother me as much if those like minded thirty year old’s didn’t brandish my age like a knife and try to use it against me. Should I be sorry that I’ve only been alive for so many years? Absolutely not. And honestly it says more about the maturity of the people that I’m around who feel the constant need to bring it up and throw it in my face like a weapon. Having met thousand of people at varying ages I’ve decided that there are some who are bitter about growing older and not feeling as valid or that they can’t “pull something off” because of their age. What a load of crap. Stinky, smelly, crappy crap. It makes me sad for those people and even more hurt because they feel the need to inflict their insecurities, knowingly or not, on today’s young adults.

I am a young adult. I am enjoying the freedom of traveling, having my own plans, and doing things my way. I am learning and growing every single day. And those who feel that they are older and wiser should be sharing all of their learned knowledge, not belittling others for not knowing just yet. I’m not going to punish myself for not knowing how to do something before I’ve learned to do it. So you probably shouldn’t try to punish me either.

currently: March

Currently- March

Reading:The Dollanganger series by V. C. Andrews (again….)  

Wearing: A thrifted yellow raincoat. I know that it’s vintage and originally from Bergdorf. Hunting it down on the Internet to learn more about the designer. No such luck yet. 

Dreaming: Fresh starts. Fresh air. Lots of sunshine. 

Traveling: Orlando for Dapper Day and the Flower & Garden Festival. Planning an upcoming trip to Disneyland, California. I just can’t even believe it. 

Capturing: Myself. Seeing myself through others eyes. And also trying to not judge myself based on the overly critical eyes. Accepting fair criticism.  

Obsessing: Pink walls, tropical plants, and the new Cinderella movie!

Listening: I’ll Be Seeing You – Billie Holiday (because obviously I enjoy torturing myself)

Dying: My hair! Hello gorgeous, fresh overhaul! I’m so ready. 

Losing: My cell phone. My mind. My car keys. Daily. 

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It’s March. Already. I just didn’t see that one coming. You know how calendars lie. But it really is here and that means that in twenty three days I will be twenty two. And that is pretty weird. Anyway…. I’ve decided that in honor of my twenty second birthday I will finish twenty two tasks before the big day. They are completely random and some are even adventures. So, here we go!

1. Finish 22 layouts
2. Photo shoot for a special family at Magic Kingdom
3. Dapper Day and totally strutting my stuff (more on my outfit next week!)
4. Run 22 miles (not super thrilled about this one)
5. Drink 22 cups of coffee
6. 22nd Annual Flower & Garden Festival
7. Reestablish my garden
8. Find a new local bakery that I super yummy
9. Finish Gossip Girl on Netflix
10. MAJOR closet overhaul
11. Do something that is completely outside of my comfort zone
12. Sign up for my fist half-marathon
13. Walk 10,000+ steps every day and track them with my Fitbit
14. Read a book everyday
15. Take a break
16. Learn to deal with difficult people
17. Create an inspirational room (work & home)
18. Join a worship team (possibly at a new church!)
19. 22 days of yoga and keep it up after
20. Visit 5 new places pinned on my Wanderer board
21. Find myself, wherever she ran away to
22. Wake up an hour earlier and start a new morning tradition to be done everyday