||[26 Aug 2005|03:53pm]
Alright, with two days left until I begin my senior year, I feel I've learned some very valuable lessons this summer. Most of them are purely intended to be funny and make me look even more girly than I actually am, but most of them are actually true, even the fashion and beauty tips. ESPECIALLY THE FASHION AND BEAUTY TIPS!
*It's okay to make decisions without your boyfriend. I bought my homecoming dress by myself this year, and with no input from anyone, and my family and my boyfriend love it.
*It's okay, no, it's really good, to be friends with your boss. I am actually quite close with my bosses, and it not only enhances your work relationship, it enhances your life.
*Yes, work can be fun. And if it's not, make it fun. I work in a hardware store, and there are plenty of "implements of destruction" to play with. My favorite: the expandable rake. My co-workers and I have so much fun that a customer once complimented us on our professional yet playful attitude. She said it was "refreshing", and we ALL laughed.
*My best friend taught me that there is absolutely nothing wrong with buying a CD on a whim, especially if you've never heard of the artist. On our shopping trip together, Chis bought a CD, and I loved it so much that I absolutely had to have a copy of it. Check out: Amos Lee.
*Try things, even if you don't want to go but your partner does. I was absolutely opposed to going to a bonfire with my boyfriend, but I went and actually ended up having a pretty good time.
*Hats are not the enemy. This one is for Phillip. Since we've been dating, I've been adament about the fact that I HATE hats, and I would never wear one. Lo and behold, we ended up in KMart one day, and I saw a cute reversible bucket hat on clearance for three dollars, and I bought it. As it turned out, I loved the hat, and I wear it quite often now to keep my hair out of my face while driving.
* On the subject of driving, it's not what you drive, it's that you can drive and that you have a car to do so.
*Drink water all the time. You always need it.
*Enjoy the time when you have nothing to do, because as soon as school starts, it will be rare.
*Always wear sunscreen. I watched my honey suffer through the worst sunburn I've ever seen in my life, and it's just not worth it. Skin is beautiful no matter what, especially when it's the skin of the one you love.
*Silence doesn't always have to be obliterated with words. I learned that yesterday. I was in the car with my honey for about twenty minutes driving to have dinner with my Grandparents, and we barely said a word on the way there. But I did notice that it was one of the most beautiful, comfortable silences that I've even experienced, and I could still feel his love even if he wasn't saying anything.
*Moisture is a girl's best friend. Moisturizer, body lotion, lip balm and a bottle of water are essentials to every woman.
*You don't have to wear makeup everyday.
* Never listen to your Father's fashion advice. I have a pair of red drawstring cropped pants that I adore, and my father thinks they're just awful. The first time I wore them, my Grandmother and my honey were lavish with compliments and how much they loved them. That was really all that mattered to me. My dad also hates flip flops, another reason to ignore his fashion advice.
*It might be okay to ignore your dad when it comes to fashion, but listen to your boyfriend. I went shopping with mine, and he picked out a top that I really didn't think I liked, but I ended up loving it and buying it. Now, it has become one of my favorite pieces. It's my "go-to outfit" when I need something quick to wear.
*It doesn't matter who someone is, if the need help, you help them.
*Sometimes a name equals quality, and sometimes it doesn't. I was thrilled when my boyfriend and I exchanged Tiffany band rings for our upcoming anniversary. We weren't quite as pleased when they began to tarnish two days later.
*Sometimes cheap is great. I pay 92 cents for a man's shaving cream for my legs, and my guy can attest, they've never been so smooth! Try Barbasol skin conditioner.
*Revel in the most insignificant parts of your relationship. I love watching him shave and dress. I love the way he drives me crazy, teases me to death, and that I still can't wait to spend the rest of my life with him. I love the little things he does just to make me happy. I LOVE his cooking.
I love the way he watches over me.
*Don't, I repeat, DON'T PROCRASTINATE! I put my AP Spanish summer project off , and I probably wouldn't have struggled with it had I done it earlier.
*If you spot something you love, don't be afraid to ask someone where it came from. Most people don't mind divulging such info, and if you pair it with a compliment, they're flattered. I do that with my customers all the time.
*Get rid of something if you don't wear it, love it, or use it. If you don't, find someone who will!
*Don't wait until tomorrow to start eating right, getting in shape, whatever. I'll admit, I'm very guilty of this.
*Know what you want before you go shopping, and don't spend all of your money on food. Just don't spend all of your money. Make sure you know where all of it goes.
Okay, I feel I've graced you with enough of my wisdom. ;) Now it's time to tend to my mani and make sure that I'll actually be ready to go back to school in two days. lol.