mixtape: of tattoos, nail polish & sand

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mixtape AND blog: jimmy ate my world

The tagline for this blog is “Jimmy Ate My World & Liquor Eased the Pain.”

Confusing, I know. Also, slightly pretentious. But I’m sure it peaked your curiosity (lie to me), and had you wondering, “What does this mean? Who is this Jimmy? I thought her fiance’s name was Sean?” Well, yes, the man I am marrying is named Sean, but THE GREAT LOVE OF MY LIFE goes by Jimmy. Well, Jimmy Eat World, actually.

This post features the Great Love Story of myself and Jimmy Eat World, including a “Fanmix Yourself” challenge mixtape in which I only use Jimmy Eat World songs. If you just want to listen to the mix, solid; if you want to be inspired my all encompassing love affair with 4 dudes who didn’t know I existed until two weeks ago, even better.

Either way, follow the cut to fall in love.

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mixtape: chase this light with me?

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Books: The Peers and Tales That I Really Needed

To begin my fanatic attempt at March Madness, let’s start things off from the bottom: the format that started it all.

Now there are quite a few things my friends and family would associate with me — passion, Jimmy Eat World, comic books, television, Drew Barrymore — but more often than not you’ll hear someone say “books.”

While reading and writing is second nature to most people, for me it is the first nature. Words have always been oxygen for me; whether I was using them to talk a mile a minute, to create new worlds on paper, or as a defense against the moments I couldn’t emotionally handle, words, language has been my all encompassing life source.

I remember the most important books of my life, and though they might make you laugh or roll your eyes, to me they are a representation of strength, idealism, and the base in which I became the person I am today. You can read this as a way to get to know me better on a more personal level, or see it just as a Book Recommendation List; either way, here are:

The Top 5 Books That Made Me Who I Am Today.

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My Fit February Challenge & March Madness

February has come and gone (ALREADY?!) and if you’ve been paying attention, my friends and I spent it working on the challenge of: Fit February. You’ve heard about their progresses (for more than February, mind you) and hopefully they inspired you as much as they did me!

…because let me tell you, Fit February was a success for this blogger.

(be prepared: so many links ahead)

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Guest Blog: Katie Denison, “One Second”

As a part of Fit February, I’ve asked a few of my Health Obsessed friends to write a guest blog detailing their specific journey’s on getting fit and the positive changes it’s made on their lives.

This is it: the final guest blog for my Fit February challenge. One of my dear, close friends, Katie Denison, destroys the idea of a “plateau” with the rules that she herself had to learn to follow in order to get back on track after losing over half her body weight, but still shy of her goal.

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Guest Blog: Kayla Lindsey, “Dreams Don’t Work Unless You Do”

As a part of Fit February, I’ve asked a few of my Health Obsessed friends to write a guest blog detailing their specific journey’s on getting fit and the positive changes it’s made on their lives.

To continue the journey, my friend Kayla Lindsey writes about her struggle with weight throughout her whole life, but how she found confidence and strength through hard work — not to mention, a new call in life: Personal Training. 

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