January 28, 2012

Real Life~VS~Fairytales

All of my life, I've been searching for something else. I've been wanting to go far away to do something really big and grand with my life. That's just always been the dream. I thought that in order to make a difference or let people know who I am, I had to be "worldwide". But, maybe my dream has been right in front of me this entire time, and I've just been too blind to see it. Maybe I don't have to leave this town that I live in, to live the life I've always wanted. Maybe it has just been a matter of changing my attitude about it.

Lately, my real life has been so much better than I could ever have daydreamed in my mind. Although, I will admit it has caused a little lack of creativity when it comes to the story writing department. I haven't been daydreaming much this year. I'm finding that real life is so much more interesting than all the fairytales. I mean, let's face it, you can't write the kind of stuff that happens to us on a day to day basis.

I'm learning to live in the moment. To Take things for what they other, rather than what they could be. To not have unrealistic expectations, but to be hopeful so I don't get my heart broken every single time something falls through. Instead of creating characters in my mind for how I think people could be, I've actually started getting to know them. Let me tell you, they are far more interesting in person that what I could ever come up with. And that's the thing, real life characters will make us feel so much more than anything that's in a book or on a TV show or in a movie, no matter how well written they are. They can hold our hand, wipe the tears from our eyes, or give us advice when those "characters" can't be there for us.

None of this has come easily believe me, because it's so totally opposite from what I'm used to. I've been finding my strength in God. Because of it, I've been able to handle and achieve so many wonderful things that I had never even really thought of, but He knew I needed them. Sacrificing my plans and goals for what God has planned for me has changed my life all around. It's a battle everyday, but it's getting easier to just turn everything I'm dealing with over to Him. There's a certain area of my life that I wasn't sure if I would ever be able to fully just hand it to Him, when it came down to it. But, I finally did and it has been the best feeling ever. I encourage you to trust Him. I know it will take some time, but the rewards in the end will so be worth it.

That's all for now,
Shelby <3

Filming Locations-WB (Friends, Gilmore Girls, Growing Pains)

Pinterest #2

January 27, 2012


Pinterest is pretty much everyone's new obsession at the moment. It's like a more mature, organized version of Tumblr with all kinds of pictures that you can "like", "repin" or "comment" on. Girls especially love it because there they can plan their futures basically, complete with guy, house, furniture, style, travel, and wedding. It's fun to dream! Here are a few of the amazing sayings I've found so far. I'm sure over the next couple days, I'll be periodically posting some more. Just know that none of these are mine!

"Johnny and June"-Heidi Newfield lyrics

"Rain Drops Keep Falling On My Head..."

Today was a really perfect day! I felt inspired, creative, and relaxed. It was rainy and almost felt like London weather! I woke up, had breakfast and got ready. I ended up doing a little writing and listened to Spotify. I FINALLY listened to Lee DeWyze's album, Live It Up, which I was really impressed with. So many great lyrics and catchy tunes. I'm really surprised it didn't do better on the charts, because he's such an incredible musician.

My mom and I went to a couple stores to kill some time! I found some of the coolest things, and was mentally decorating my future house in my head as we went along. I love checking out stores that have one of a kind things and have an eclectic feel :)

We had lunch at Chipotle, ran to the car wash and the rest of the afternoon was spent indoors watching Tangled, Gilmore Girls and Dawson's Creek. I also got some ideas on Pinterest and brainstormed up some other crazy things. I LOVE rain!

(These were my song quotes of the day)

 Quotes I liked from the movie:

Blog I love!

The rest of my night was pretty great as well! We had dinner and watched TV as a family, and now I'm getting ready to call it a night! I have a busy weekend ahead of me (or at least that's what I'm planning on right now...we'll see how things turn out. I'm learning to be more flexible). I'm really excited! :D 

That's all for now,