Feb 5, 2012


Every now and again, I like to look at my past journal entries. Some entries I'm entirely embarrassed about, others I definitely reflect on. Journaling has honestly not been on my "plate" for years...I wrote an entry a few months ago, but before that it had been about 1.5-2 years since the last entry. I'm on a mission to try and journal more...at least jot down my thoughts. Here's a more recently entry I wrote while I was waiting for my car to get fixed at a Meineke (I know, a great place for deep reflection).
"I'm so excited to love. Not necessarily a specific someone. When I meet that someone, I'll know, but in general to love. Love myself, my family, alone time, the little things, love a stranger, love the unlovable things in life. Just love everything, because I know I have that capability. I'm really excited for my life right now and my heart is so full and ready to love."
I'll leave you with some Rufus -
Rufus Wainwright by Hallelujah on Grooveshark

*Can you notice my tired eyes? I would say "that's college," but I'm not sure if this is the extent of the exhaustion I will feel in the "real world."


  1. I have the most ridiculous amount of diaries and journals, and I often stop writing in them too - and so I've resolved to keeping a little pocket sized one that keeps journals AND random dot jot notes of ideas and the like!
    Love this song, love the message in your writing about being able to love everything, just because you CAN. It's the best way to enjoy life :)


  2. These photos, that song, those words. Melissa, you are such a beautiful soul and I don't know if I can possibly say any more! I recently started journaling again too, for the first time in about 1.5 years and it's just so great. Probably my favorite way to emotionally purge. Your thoughts just make so much more sense when you put a pen to them.

    Also, your "tired" eyes are just lovely ;) They are nothing compared to my frighteningly heroine chic dark circles, haha.

  3. I love these photos and the song, gets me every time.
    I have a journal that I started using a few weeks ago but haven't touched it in awhile, I should pick it up again. Sometimes I just don't feel like I've got anything to say.
    Awesome blog, by the way!

  4. Wow, what an awesome sentiment.

    I feel the same way, my dear.
    So much to potentially love, not enough time, and I don't know where to start.

  5. I was never the type that writes diaries. ;| I've tried before, but had a hard time w/ erasures which is a no-no for me. LOL. ANyway, you've got beautiful eyes! ♥

  6. I love that song! I journaled like crazy through middle school, high school and college, but haven't so much recently. I miss it sometimes.

  7. i love that self portrait melissa! it's a very honest, open self portrait ( i feel). and i like that it's in black and white.

  8. I love jotting down my thought in a journal but I love this self-portrait of you, nothing complicated just your emotion shown through your eyes.