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I don't know if I like writing these every year; I like talking/writing/typing random things about myself, but at the same time, I'm rather conflicted. I rarely talk about myself, and when I do, I usually end up writing my life story and pouring my heart out to people.
They usually don't ask how I am after that.
And I'm perfectly okay with that.
Anyways, I'll get to the more exhilarating part of this insanely long bio and fast forward to what you're all here for: my beautiful qualities and characteristics. :)
I live for sunny days when the air is warm and there's a faint breeze that keeps the air crisp. There aren't many things I love more than driving through town with the windows rolled down and talking to my friends and playing obnoxious pop music. At the same time, I absolutely adore snowy days when the sky is gray and you hear the snow crunching beneath your shoes. I live in Seattle. Yes, it rains every week. No, I don't hate it. I love seeing the leaves change color in the fall, waking up to snow in the winter, the warm spring days, and the summer days when everyone thinks not leaving your house when it's above seventy degrees outside is a crime.
If you can't already tell, I'm very passionate about the weather.
I think kittens are the most adorable creatures in the entire world. They're a tiny ball of fur- how can you go wrong? I'm a glitter enthusiast and often find little sparkles on my hands- no matter where I am; the glitter is inescapable! I love taking pictures and going to get every one printed, no matter how awkward it looks. (Leave no picture behind!) I am an avid baker. I'm really bad at baking, but that's never going to stop me! Cookies bring me life, and I would live off of them if I could. (I could, but I'd weigh 700 lbs. and that's not exactly healthy) I have conversations with myself probably more often than normal. Even when I'm typing something, I find myself using parentheses to explain my thoughts. I say "like," "literally," and "I think" more than I should.
My hobbies include watching Full House reruns and online shopping for dresses. I paint my nails too much and wear an excessive amount of blue clothing, but that's perfectly fine with me.
I'm terrified of crows and dying in some abnormal way.
I don't think that's my worst fear, though.
I say this in my bio every year, but I think the worst thing that could every happen to me ever, (like Taylor) is to somehow lose the ability to be happy. Happiness is everything to me and this year, I've been trying to live in the moment. I've been trying to not regret saying something I said a few hours before, or something I did two years ago. It's hard, but I try to focus on what's going on around me.
When it comes to thinking about the past, I'm a professional.
I've had so many memorable moments, and I love reliving them.
One of my favorite houses on memory lane to visit is July 19th, 2013.
That was the day of my Taylor concert. I flew out to Philadelphia and for the week before we were getting ready: that meant making tutu's, making shirts, creating some sign situation that we could sneak in, and gliterrifying everything. (As you could imagine, for a sparkle admirer, it was heaven) We made over 700 paper hearts with instructions to hold them up when Taylor sang "like a promise" in All too Well. I went through every form of social media that I could find and saw that it brought some people to tears when everyone held them up. To go a little bit back in time, a girl had given us a pit pass because her friend couldn't make it and she had an extra. She said we were dancing around and "went all out" and she thought we deserved it. We cried. So we then decided we would take turns going in pit! Since I had already seen the Red Tour, I agreed to let Kailee go in for the opening if I could go in for the ending. By this time, Kailee was in pit and eight minutes before the start of the show, her mom and I decided to get shirts. So we filed through the thousands of people and got our shirts and went back to our seats. After sitting down for about two minutes, a guy who was wearing a shirt that said he was a part of Taylor's crew started to walk towards us. We had aisle seats, so I didn't think anything of it. He stopped when he got to me and said "I like your outfits, and I thought you'd like these." He handed me a strange piece of paper and I looked down at it and saw two more pit passes. I stared at them for maybe three seconds and went to look up and thank him, but he was gone. I stood up and looked around because there were a lot of people behind us until there was a break in the section, but he was gone! I screamed "I LOVE YOU" between tears.
I really hope he heard it.
The girls behind us were just talking quietly and going "Oh my god I can't believe them, why wasn't it us?" After that, another girl from the row next to us asked if we got T-Party/ Club Red and we said we got pit passes and she congratulated us.
So as one would, we took everything we had and ran to the pit entrance. Prior to our gracious gift of two more pit passes, Kailee's mom had gone in to record Ed Sheeran and hounded the officers for two more pit passes, but they said there were none left.
So, as one would, we ran up to them and showed them our passes. They must have thought we printed them offline or something, because they were astonished and had to call Taylor's team on the radio to make sure they were real. At this point in time, Kailee's mom is telling them, "HA I KNEW I WOULD GET TWO MORE HA!"
I wouldn't have been surprised if we were thrown out.
Surprisingly, we were let in and found spots next to Kailee against the barricade. She thought we were being kicked out, and was so happy to know we all got in. So we danced and danced throughout the entire show. Even thought it was 110 degrees, it was okay, because we were living our dream.
We were able to leave pit and run to the B-Stage because we also had a floor pass, and were about seven people behind Taylor there!
For All too Well, we wanted to see how successful our heart thing was, so we went back to our floor seats and lit up our glowsticks (they were stuck in a little tube, and flew all over the ground) and waited for people to raise them up. A few people (maybe 50) on our side held them up, but according to many people who were on the right side of the stage, it was amazing.
So I went back in, and had the time of my life.
I'm so thankful for that experience. I'll never know if it was our tutu's and shirts, or our poster, or if they scouted us out before the show while we were passing out hearts (we were interrogated by her security about that!!) and when we went to get t-shirts they had thought they lost us, but somehow, we were lucky enough to get three pit passes.
And I'll never be able to thank anyone enough for that.
I had gone to two of Taylor's shows before that, but that day, July 19th, 2013, will ALWAYS have a special place in my heart.
If I've learned anything from that experience, it's that homemade glittery tutu's are the key to getting pit, and that if you work at something, there's a chance you'll get it.
We didn't go in all decked out just so we would get pit/ hope to get T-Party/Club Red, we went in like that because we wanted to show our appreciation for everything Taylor does for us.
We worked for a week, and could have stopped at the second layer of sparkles, but we didn't.
So you can give up halfway through, or you can keep trying to achieve what you've always dreamed of. It isn't going to be easy, but even if it doesn't work out; it will be worth it.
Nothing feels better than to have tried, even if it didn't work out.
So do what you want to do, even though you might make mistakes. You can fly halfway across the world spontaneously, or you can spend a day outside with your friend. Countless memories will be made and you'll have them forever.
So if you read this entire thing, know that I love you.
I love you like I love sparkles and having the last word.
And that's real love.
& one more thing... I'm an avid Divergent fan.
Thank you so much for the beautiful graphic, Annie! :)
And my new bio is up! Hope you all enjoy reading about my crazy life :)