A note to those who second guess me.

I’m not a writer.

 

I’ve wanted to be a writer my whole life up until the 10th grade, when a teacher of mine told me that I write like George Bush talks. So I am not a writer. But I write anyways..even when I have nothing to say. I lost my voice this past year. Not literally of course, but metaphorically. I failed to stand my ground and let people use me and accepted the position of being the second choice in people’s lives when I should have been the first. I need my voice back…I demand my voice back.

I’ve had enough of being second best…I’ve had enough of people telling me that I’m not good enough in the things I pursue. I’m tired of people telling me that I am not good enough to be their first choice. I’m tired of accepting it. So I am not going to accept the position of second best anymore. I’m not going to listen to the negativity and I am going to keep writing.  may not be the the prettiest, the smartest, the most eloquent or the most gifted writer. But I am pretty, I am smart, I am eloquent and I AM a writer. I may not be the most or best in any of these things, but I am still ALL of these things.

 

Happy New Year.

Top 5 Countdown

Okay, so I am starting a new series for my blog. Lucky you! At the end of each month I will post my favorite 5. Five things that I love or want to try. From music, fashion, to activities  and food.

 

1.

This my friends is called a Garbage Plate. Now I know what you are thinking..Ewww! But hold on one sec. I am from Rochester. A city in New York that is famous for the Garbage Plate. This is the type of thing you eat after a night of hard-core partying and drinking and need to sober up a bit. It’s something you also eat just because it is good as hell! This beautiful dish consists of a choice of meat (typically either two hamburgers or two hot dogs) plopped atop a pile of French fries or home fries, macaroni salad, and baked beans, all covered in “the works” – ketchup, spicy mustard, onions, and Rochester-style hot sauce. It is heaven in your mouth. If you are ever in the Rochester area, then the first thing you need to do is have a Garbage plate. It would be a crime not to. Now if you aren’t going to Rochester anytime soon, then you can make it with this recipe here.

2.

I just think bendy straws make everything taste better. It also let’s me embrace my inner child…but then again I embrace my inner child on a daily basis =]

3.

Okay, I am a Post-it freak. So naturally when I saw this stack of post it notes that looked like a block of wood. I freaked! How awesome is this??

4.

This is Ellie Goulding. If you don’t know who she is; then you are slackin big time. She has the voice of an angel. I’m done talking about it, just go check her out right this very minute.

5.

Last, but for sure not the least is this delicious snack. I swear I can not live with out these babies. Sun-dried Tomato & Basil Wheat Thins. Dip it in some mascarpone cheese, and you got yourself a party in your freakin mouth!