Thursday, October 25, 2012

Remember the Time

Fresh off yet another run-in with the playground terrorizer (for reals is it over yet?) I thought I'd peel by and flash some of those pics I mentioned last time. You know, fondly revisit a handful of this summer's countless memories of sheer panic: stomach in a knot, blood pressure climbing, eyebrows fluttering to the floor all around me.

Enjoy! Someone might as well seeing as whenever I look at them I'm transported back to the moment each was taken and can't help but remember how depleted I felt. How can a person be so unhealthy yet not realize it? Well at least not until their hair falls out. It's interesting you know, how good life is to us. Even though I'm bummed about my hair and feeling wistful about the passing of a summer not fully maximized, I'm grateful for the wake-up call that's making me focus on striving for better balance in my life. Here's to more guilt-free and fear-free 'NO!'s' in the future.  Holler if ya year me.
Let's begin at the end: down to one eyebrow, but starting to feel better. Some color in my face.
Motivating words I happened to walk past on my birthday. A gift? A sign? I TOOK IT.
I passed my citizenship test. With a quarter of an eyebrow they still let me in!
Getting sworn in was one of the most humbling and rewarding experiences. Over too fast.
Another highlight of this summer was the discovery of Aviator Nation
The t-shirt I'm wearing here is one of theirs: super soft with a vintage 70's vibe. 

Before I jet I just want to say thank you to everyone who commented on the last post or emailed to say what's up. Even though I haven't been around all that much, I still read blogs every now and then so it was nice to be remembered and I appreciate all of your kind (and hilarious) words. Here's hoping things are looking up.


Dancing Branflake said...

I so wish I could have gone to your party. Seriously. I am so happy for you and your life here. I hope we prove a good country for you.

Closet Fashionista said...

Well I think these are wonderful moments! The passing your citizenship test photo is awesome :D
But I hope you feel 100% better really soon! :)

Anonymous said...

How can a person be so unhealthy yet not realize it?

I wish I knew. Maybe things are finally turning around for both of us.

Josie said...

Yayyyyyyyy for you feeling better. And double yay for passing your citizenship test! Let's throw a party. Come to Notre Dame; I'll show you how the kids these days do it.
xo Josie

LyddieGal said...

Congrats on your citizenship!!
Sorry to hear about the stressful summer and loss of eyebrow.
At least you really do look like you are relaxing and enjoying the beach in that last photo.

Chic on the Cheap

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Judy C said...

I'm living proof that illness can sneak up on you. In May I found out I am diabetic. I don't know what you face but if may have just come on gradually like mine. And I also had the same problem with depression. One day I realized I could not think of my dog who had died without crying-a lot. Depression had built slowly but surely and I needed meds. Your life seems so interesting to me, so different from mine. But having an interesting life doesn't protect you from stress. And stress is just as much an illness as any other. I wish you luck in your healing and I'm looking forward to the time you can smile and relax again.

RosaLovesDC said...

Oh girl, I seriously hope that you feel better soon. I know stress can take a toll in someone's health. Stay positive.
Congrats on becoming a citizen, that's awesome.

Courtney Erin said...

I'm so happy and proud of you for nailing that citizenship test - half an eyebrow aside! You're awesome!

Courtney ~

Amber said...

many congrats for passing your citizenship test! Even with a quarter of an eyebrow you still outshine most of the natural born USA residents :)

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Balance. I feel like that is the word of the day,year, life. Finding it, maintaining it, shifting it. It seems to be the key doesn't it?


great pictures!!:)
kisses from Milano

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

Love this post–and your Citizenship jump for joy! Really, just about the best thing ever.

Kara said...

I'm so glad you're on the upswing. It sucks to feel overwhelmed and depleted and blah!

Unsolicited suggestion here, which you might have already investigated so if that's the case please feel free to disregard, but have you checked your thyroid? I know hair loss in the eyebrow can be linked to thyroid issues, so that's just a thought.

Anyway, three cheers for saying no!

Ana said...

Congrats on your citizenship

jen said...

I hope you are feeling better these days! Stress is so destructive and sometimes it is hard to know how crazy things are until you can look back on it and really put it all in perspective. Nice to see you blogging again, you are such a fun writer to read!

OneCraftyFox said...

Happy belated b-day, happy citizenship (with many, many congratulations), and OMGoodness you look fantastic in that last pic. Seriously, you are one hot chic.

Ashleigh said...

Your jump pic and citizenship arrow brought tears to my eyes. It's something that's taken for granted way to often. You look lovely in the last pic, that outfit is the jam. Take care of yourself C, stress can wreak havoc on our precious bodies!

allergic to vanilla said...

LOVE the jumping pic! Glad to hear your doing better. It's always easier to stay positive, being negative takes too much work sometimes, I think. ;)

xo Carlina

Johanna said...

Hooray for citizenship!! That's exciting!

And I love your tee in the last photo. You always have the best concert tees!


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