Monday, April 16, 2012


I am a firm believer in being real. Sometimes on blogs I think we forget that. We forget to be real and then  people get this image that we have this perfect life. This is far from the truth. I've had many conversations with friends and my sister about being real. Its important. I cannot tell you any better than that.

This started out as a journal entry and turned into a post. So this is me, being real, with you. As well as another piece of who I am.

My room is rarely clean. I have piles of papers and notes everywhere. CD's and books shoved on shelves is a chaotic order. I do not dress in the most stylish fashion. You can find me in jeans and a t-shirt on most days, hair in a messy bun with wisps hanging out every which way. My makeup is simple. I don't wash my face everyday.

My diet isn't sugar free, gluten free or vegetarian. I like my desserts, meat and bread. I don't work out everyday and when I do, it's a battle with myself to get to it.

I'm not the best drawer, writer, blogger or photographer. I've gone a week with out touching my camera. I have thousand of unedited photos. I'd rather be behind the camera than in front of it. My blog has suffered from neglect in past years. I often struggle with putting words together to form a paragraph.

I listen to more music and watch more movies then maybe one person ought to. I laugh easily. I bust into song often. I have to many stories to tell and I talk with my hands. I don't do a lot of texting. I'd rather talk face to face then over the phone. I'd take a cup of coffee over a bottle of pop. I don't really like soda. I tend to ramble. I procrastinate. all. the. time.

I tend to get stressed and go crazy.

I don't read as much as I would like to. Math is not my strongest subject. I'm a terrible test taker. Sometimes, I forget about my morning "God time". I'm not always happy - despite what people think. I'd rather be on twitter than facebook. Four times out of five I'll choose to listen to music that is deemed "non-christian" and sometimes that music has a more meaning that any christian song.

I stay up to late and get up to early. I watch to much crime shows, comedies and food network. I hate hot weather. I love cloudy days. Autumn is my favorite season.

I spend to much time on the internet and not enough time hanging out with my siblings.

I don't journal everyday, sometimes its a month before I pick my journal up again. I'm not crafty and probably never will be. I like weird things, such as the beatles and graffiti.

I don't like shopping for clothes. I own about three pairs of shoes, because lets face it- I dislike those too.

I write down to many quotes. I say things like "yo" and "dude" in the same sentence. I sometimes take to long to answer emails. I'm even worse at answering letters.

My blog may not be the most popular or exciting. But I love sharing stories from my journey as a person. I am just me, Marissa, and thats who you will find on this blog.

p.s. --- Great minds think alike. Hannah over at Aspire, a dear friend of mine, just did a post about the messes of life, go read it. I love seeing other bloggers being real. 

p.s.s. --- a BIG thank you to the three lovely ladies who guest posted on my blog the past two weeks. You are all awesome and your posts were spectacular! Be sure to check out their blogs folks! 
Kimberly // Abby // Megan // Jocee.


  1. this is such a great post! (with great pictures too!)such inspiration to be more real on my blog, and to be more myself! and the part about having a clean room rarely-so me! ha!

    ~Kelsie @ Bella Ragazza

  2. I salute your authenticity. It is absolutely necessary to me in a blogger (ok in everyone :p). Thank you.
    Less seriously, rock on!!


  3. I love this and how honest you are! so good! =)

  4. loved this. i was actually planning on writing up something similar, after being inspired by hannah. your blog is one of my favorites, just so you know :D


  5. BeAuTiFuL! I love the real you! :)

  6. just happened upon your blog- great photos! :)

    andrea brionne

  7. I just came across your blog and had to comment after I read this post. You're so right...between blogs, "Reality" TV and all the celebrity magazines floating around now, it seems like the only things we're presented with are examples of how other people's lives are "perfect". But, of course, that's not real at all. I'm a terrible housekeeper, the number of hours I spend watching TV is deplorable and sometimes I'm rude when I shouldn't be. Kudos to you for keeping it real with this beautiful post :)

    Left brain, right brain, pug brain.

  8. Real is so hard to be! I can't seem to every figure out who I really am, to begin with! It's a comfort, albeit a struggle, knowing that Christ *does* know, and that I should just rest it all in His capable hands, and focus on being a light. Gr. I'm horrible at these things.
    I simply love your pictures and yours words, and I really do read your blog often, I'm just horrible at ever commenting. *wince*

  9. I'm absolutely in love with this post. This has inspired me so, so much.

  10. Thanks for being real! I love it. :)

  11. AMEN! For me, it's important to not get caught up in the 'oh gosh I MUST have 23 billion followers and a thousand comments on every post' mindset.

    I know it's nice to see a few more followers, and heck, comments are awesome... but I try hard to not be stressed or feel like I HAVE to blog. If I want to make a post, I do. If I don't, well, um, sometimes the blog gets kinda neglected. :P But it's nice to get a break and inspiration, too. ;)

    and I rarely say a sentence or address someone without saying 'dude'. ;)

    ps. me = new follower of your lovely blog!


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