Sunday, July 27, 2014

I Wish I Was, I Wish I Was, Beside You


I just had to use one of my favorite 5SOS lyrics as my title, fitting since I finally got a physical copy of their album at Target on Friday (such excitement!). I’ve been struggling to come up with a post to write about. I read so many amazing blogs with people who live crazy lives of traveling, shopping, festival-going, or all of the above. I am from the middle of no-where where there is never anything to do. I traveled once this summer, and there is no decent shopping in sight. I work all day, and usually end up coming home solely to relax at night. What could I possibly show you all that is actually “fun” or “photo-worthy?”

That’s when I decided to take a closer look at my life. Yes, nothing extravagant seems to happen in my daily routine, but it’s the little things that bring joy, too.

Take, for example, Friday. I woke up early to go get our vehicle worked on (boring, I know), but we didn’t just travel to the nearest “city” (or bigger town, as I like to say), for that. My little sister, going to be a freshman in high school, was getting her braces off. How exciting for her! While this was just an average day for me, this was one of the best days for her. We stopped by Target, each picked up a copy of the 5SOS album (yes, we both like the same band), went to the orthodontist to take out the metal, and then went to Olive Garden to celebrate. I had some amazing pasta and chocolate mousse cake for dessert. I would like another piece now, please.

Look at her BEAUTIFUL, braces free, smile. (I'm on the left, just in case you didn't know!)



We headed back home on the 30-minute drive back to my teeny-tiny town and I had my sister take an OOTD photo in my street to end the day. Yes, I know I wear a lot of black/gray, but it’s my go-to, even for summer! As a bonus, I was wearing one of my absolute favorite Jawbreaking tees. They’re always so unique, so their shop is one of my favorites online.

Top: Jawbreaking (link to their site here)
Bottoms: Forever 21 (Cut by me--post on my DIY here)
Sandals: Forever 21 (borrowed from my sister)

While it wasn’t much, it was a special day for both her and me. Seeing her growing up makes me so happy & sad at the same time. Where did my little sister go? But, it’s nice being able to spend this time with her since I’ll end up having to move away soon, as college is flying by (getting a bit watery-eyed at this point). Small town life just isn’t for me.

Basically, I’m trying to share with you what I’ve been trying to teach myself. Yes, not everyday will be as fabulous and extravagant as others, and maybe you will only do one experience worth binge-blogging about all year, but be sure to take note of the little things too. Not only in blogging, but in life. These little memories are the ones that add up to make you just as happy as a singular major event. And hold joy dear, not only your own, but also those of the one’s you love.

I don’t want to get too emotional now, and I’m sorry if I haven’t gotten around to reading your blogs recently. I’m struggling writing blogs for myself, let alone reading others! I have two more 6-day work weeks coming up, and I’ll be sure to read yours as soon as I can before heading back to college the next week. I love reading about what’s been going on with your lives, especially if you have been doing some fun things this summer. If you are, then I’ve lived my summer vicariously through you. Speaking of summer, WHERE DID IT GO?! I’ve enjoyed getting a bit of blogging done this summer, and I am praying I will keep up with it this year as a second-year student at college. Much love and thanks for keeping up with me thus far—it’s only the beginning.

Much love,
Maggie D. xx

19 comments:

  1. Aww Maggie, what a lovely post! You're right, the small things in life are so important - I think we forget that sometimes! For your younger sister, watching you grow up must make her so proud! You and your sister sound like you have a close relationship like me and my sister! My sister has finished University, got a job and is getting married next year! On her Wedding Day I am going to be so emotional. You both look lovely in the photo and her teeth look great! :)

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    1. Awww thank you so much for the lovely comment! I am so glad you have a close relationship with your sister, as sisters can be your best friends (with the little fights, here or there, of course!) :)

      Maggie D. xx

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  2. It's totally about appreciating the little things and although they may not sound exciting to all people they are important to you which is all that matters. I'm an only child but I definitely get chocked up sometimes seeing my little cousins grow up, time really flies!
    -Alex
    www.monstermisa.blogspot.com

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    1. It really does! It's absolutely crazy how quickly people grow up, including myself!

      Maggie D. xx

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  3. Sometimes the simple things are just the best <3
    Take care*

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  4. Honey, the small things are the ones that really matter in the end :)
    xoxo

    www.mychoicebysorana.blogspot.ro

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    1. Exactly! Thanks for reading.

      Maggie D. xx

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  5. This is such a sweet post. The small things to matter, and even if they may seem "small", they can be really significant. I think it's also nice to remember that blogs are a snapshot of a person's life. We all do the same everyday things in the end :) Congrats to your sister on getting her braces off. It was definitely a day I looked forward to in high school!

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    1. Yes, that is very true. Hopefully I will get some new experiences soon when I head back to college! And I completely agree, one of the most exciting days as a high schooler!

      Maggie D. xx

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  6. That is a lovely post and you both look great. I like your outfit and congratulations to your sister on taking her brace off. Keep up the good work.

    LEJA

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    1. Awww thank you very much for your lovely comment!

      Maggie D. xx

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  7. That 5SOS blog title! Hihi I recognized it. Nice post there :)

    Sammie
    sammiethestargirl.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha thank you! I had to include a 5SOS title for at least one post! :)

      Maggie D. xx

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  8. Hey! Its always nice to find someone with a Jawbreaking shirt :P Anyway, I nominated you for a Liebster Award, if you're interested, you can find out some info here. http://rebeccagarnett13.blogspot.ca/2014/08/the-liebster-award.html
    Ps. Isn't that album the best? I'm obsessed.

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    1. Yes! They're my favorite! And I am obsessed with the album too.

      Maggie D. xx

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  9. This is such a nice post,love it!

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  10. i feel the same way about my little sister growing up ...that chocolate piece of cake looks soo delicious!!

    www.simplymee89.blogspot.com

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