I'm Late.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

You know what I've realized lately? I care too much about what people think. I know, that sounds so cliche but it's the truth. I've realized this after receiving an anonymous comment on my last post that made me feel bad and honestly, it shouldn't have. It was a silly thing really, wasn't even rude but I can't help but feel embarrassed about it. It was just a simple comment, saying how small my room was and how I needed a bigger one, and I've been sitting here feeling sad and embarrassed about it all night. And you know what I've realized? I'm being completely ridiculous! Why do I care? Honestly why do I care. I have always loved my room and have even had an opportunity to move into a bigger one, but I've chosen to stay put. Why? Because I love my room. I love that it is small. It feels cozy and familiar to me. I love that it's been mine since I was little. I love that it feels like me. And now I find myself questioning myself just because of a stupid little comment. Ridiculous.

So I'm going to set a New Years goal. I know I'm a bit late, I wasn't originally going to share them on my blog. But I thought it might help me stay accountable. So here it goes.
1. In light of that comment that ended up having such an effect on me, I'm going to set a goal to care less what others think.  Not in a "screw the world, I do what I want" sort of way but in a way that says "Haylee, YOU know what you like, so just stick with that."

2. Sew more. Though this one can pretty much go unsaid.


3. Do something for someone else every single day. It doesn't have to be extravagant nor does it have to be a huge deal. Just something that would make someone smile.

4. Be more creative with my hair. And more specifically, learn how to braid my own hair. Yes I realize I am probably the only 18 year old on the planet who can't yet do this. I'm missing half my fingers, give me a break. :)

5. Be more spontaneous. I tend to want to stick to a schedule for everything I do, and I want to work on being less rigid about things. 

6. Visit Paris.


7. Finish off my senior year with a 4.0. Two more semesters to go.

8. Hold a tea party. Vintage china, french macaroons, hot chocolate, elaborate cake holders and a quaint, personable setting. Anyone want to come? :)


What are some of your New Years resolutions?

37 comments:

  1. I think your room looks great and it didn't look small to me. Also, if you're happy with it that's all that matters. It can be easier said than done to not care what people think though. I don't really have any new years resolutions but I suppose I want to sew more as well.

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  2. I honestly don't think your room was small, what a weird thing for someone to be rude about!
    I love these resolutions though, ESPECIALLY the caring less. I have reached that point this year, and it is so incredibly freeing, let me tell you!
    xoxo

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  3. 1. braid picture? love.
    2. paris? i'm dying to go. my teacher is doing a tour of europe in june 2012 & i'm seriously considering. i want to visit paris & italy before i die!!
    3. tea party? please please PLEASE. i've always wanted to go to one :)
    4. you're theee greatest! & your room is perfect!

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  4. I saw that comment and thought 'really?' and had to scroll back up to take a closer look and concluded that it didn't look all that small to me, at all. I figured that person had a huge room, ha! I don't even have a bedroom of my own right now, so I love your room and am jealous of anyone that has one of their own!
    As for your #4, I'm sure that not only are you NOT the only 17 year old that doesn't know how to braid their hair, I'm sure there are tons and tons of much older guys who haven't got a clue, ha! I know a handful of guys that don't! And I highly recommend going after #6. I've been once and only for three days, but I cannot wait to go back and explore!
    Thanks for sharing your resolutions! :) My number one goal at the moment is to develop my new blog to its full potential.

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  5. Your room is great! It looks nice :) Mine is...a pit. And I share it with my sister.

    These photos are fantastic! Especially the second to last!

    Much lo<3ED.

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  6. Invite me to your tea party! And I'll invite you to my party with the smile booth. (:
    haha
    Lovely post Haylee!

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  7. 1. I'm 27 with all my fingers and cannot braid my hair. Not even close.

    2. Cute bedroom? Heck yes! Some may need a big fat room to be happy. I need a cozy space to feel at home.

    3. Have a mug of tea for me!

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  8. what a random thing for people to feel the need to leave an anonymous comment about!! Your room is adorable - and IT HAS A FREAKING LITTLE LOFT!! there is nothing cooler than that!
    Don't let others nasty comments get you down, people only do that because they are miserable in themselves.

    I cannot wait to see pics of you having a tea party, and more importantly the outfit you are bound to make to attend it!! xx

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  9. these goals are so similar to mines :)) u go girl :) I love your blog and your room is adorable :)

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  10. Lovely goals, my dear! And, I love tea parties & Paris! Hey, let's have a tea party in Paris - ohhhh, that would be divine!

    P.S., your room is delightful! I love my room; I may need to take some pics.

    Have a whimsical week!

    http://girlwhimsy.blogspot.com

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  11. Hey, well, I am nearly 30 and don't know how to braid beyond the most basic braids...and I have 3 daughters. :D

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  12. Haha! The third picture was on a blossoming flower on my grandparent's magnolia tree....I think.
    -danielle

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  13. Oh! And thanks for the advice on yellow bands. I made the mistake of almost always getting them (with pink and green) last time I had braces. But that was when I was eleven, I think I've changed. ;)
    P.S.- Popping your elbow isn't weird...I can pop mine but only by accident, never on purpose.

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  14. hah, don't worry hon', i can't braid my own hair either! well, not well. and it's short now... but anyway, i'm the only girl on the planet to can't really braid at all! at least you have an excuse! <3

    and i would very much like to come to this tea party.

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  15. I want to go to Paris SO bad. I was offered a chance to go in March for a modeling opportunity since I model, but turns out you have to be 21 and I'm 16 :(

    I'm sure you will go someday! Keep your head up girl :)

    www.fashioneditorials.com

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  16. Wow. I really love this list. :) And the part of what people think of you..well, that was just what I needed to hear. ;) Sometimes I really go overboard..I know I do. I just got back from practicing at the church with my sisters for a song this Sunday..and the the whole time afterwards I kept thinking that maybe he (pastor) didn't like it..maybe it wasn't as good as it could have been..did I act stupid..? lol etc. etc. Yeah, then I have to step back and literally tell myself to just shut up. haha It's for God, not them...

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  17. those are all very good resolutions. :) i didnt set any for me this year, but the one about what other people think of you and doing kind things for others... those should be our resolutions for every year,month, and day. :)

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  18. That's not a braid, its a fishtail.

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  19. hey, good for you, for seeing this and trying to change it.
    I think all of us sort of subconsciously care a whole lot about opinions, even if the person is a total stranger.

    and I like your resolutions!

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  20. That's true anonymous, I didn't think about that! I actually just included the picture because I liked it and not necessarily because it coincided with my resolution, But thanks for pointing that out. Now I guess I'll have to learn how to do both! :)

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  21. ooh I want to go to your tea party ;) these are such lovely ideas. I adore that photo of the girl and the eiffel tower!! and ps, your room is GORGEOUS!

    xoxo

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  22. yeah i love it! its so cute! my mom told me to do pink or something so that i can use it for my daughter later. haha but yeah is that cool? ha and yes you are allowed to say hes cute. cause isnt he? ;) ha

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  23. I feel you on the room thing. You know what it is? It's the bed. I feel like my room is so tiny but it's because mi mum n pop got me this HUGENORMOUS bed!
    And funny you mention how fun it is to decorate a bulletin board because I did that today!

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  24. Hi!

    I can give you an invite to join tfs. Can you e-mail me your e-mail address and whole name?

    nita.karoliina@gmail.com

    xxxx

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  25. Where do I even start? I love reading your blog. It makes me feel happy and it uplifts me reading your words. You are so talented in so many ways! Honestly, not caring what others think is the best decision I have ever made. Who cares what others think? Heavenly Father put you on this earth to be you and figure out who you are! Your room is absolutely adorable. I have that same comforter! Twinny boppers. :)

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  26. great goals! #1 and #2 are on my list too:)

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  27. some of my resolutions are the same! especially the one about hairstyles and being more outgoing. i want to make this year the best one yet!

    xxx

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  28. Awh. I have a small room, people always comment but I feel exactly the same as you. My best friend has a biiiig room and i dislike sleeping in it. Cute post !. x hivennn. p.s enter my jeffrey campbell giveaway?

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  29. Me me meeeeeeee! I want to have a tea party too!

    And btw, I have all of my fingers AND 7 years on you and I can't braid my own hair. NBD.

    Haters can step off. love love!! <3

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  30. Well obviously I had to go check out your room and it's fabulous!! But I like your resolutions, I need to care less also :)

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  31. I like your resolutions! It good to be happy with what you have the world would be a much better place if we did that!

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  32. 1. such fantastic goals! 2. love your bedroom post! The tinier the better in my opinion! You should see my apt. It's minuscule! 3. In love with the tea party idea!

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  33. I love this list! It really made me stop and think about things I need to make more time for. Great post. :) Love your blog!!!! Catching up now!

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  34. Oh I applaud you on your resolution to care less about what others think! It's what YOU think that really matters! Because really, if you are following someone else's idea of perfection rather than your own, you won't be as happy as possible! I read on a blog a great post and something that she said was to imagine yourself as the #1 at whatever niche that you are in. You are the most famous person in that niche. How do you think of yourself? How do you act? How are you different? Find the good qualities and treat yourself as if you already are and things will look brighter :) Thought that was a tidbit of wonderful wisdom!

    I also would love to go to Paris, and practice my French! Do you know French?

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  35. Let's go to paris together. We will both sew dresses like that and drink herbal tea while where there! I am down with this plan of action.

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  36. Your blog is so so SO cute!! All of your resolutions are great and the pictures that go along with them are adorable!
    -CasiDee
    www.jrclement.blogspot.com

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  37. I think this hat is your personality.
    http://www.eozy.com/hats

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