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09/26/11 05:26- ID#55198

still got it

most of the melodramatic feeling i had yesterday have resided... still feel the same way just not as intense.

took this stunna pic to show me and the world that yea, i still got it.

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i decided im going to look for another p/t job to work on the weekends because i want to save so i can finally come to blo.
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09/25/11 06:10- ID#55196

Moving on... or trying

I haven't blogged in so long. It would be a lie to say I don't miss it but this blog has caused me lots of issues with friends. Anyway, with all that has transpired in the past few months I really don't care what anyone thinks of me friend or not because it really seems like when I have needed people the most(now), I feel more alone than I ever have.

About a month and a half ago I met my father for the first time. After a few years of having some information about where he could possibly be and some savings I flew out to CO to find him. I knew it would be intense, so I brought along an ex. I honestly thought my search wouldn't be successful, I didn't think I'd actually meet him or see him. So, when I had the opportunity to do so I was very ill-prepared to say the least. The trip ended well all in all, was nice to see my ex and I guess we are friends now. I really appreciated him coming along but he wasn't the best emotional support.

I came back and really felt like I was losing it. I cried a lot and then school started and I kinda forced all of the emotions aside. I never thought this experience would happen, so I guess I didn't how extremely hard it would be. I feel like my world is falling apart and I'm alone trying to figure it all out. Many of the people I thought would be there for me aren't and I miss my brother and sister every single day. Not that they want to talk about it, but I know somewhere they feel the same pain and it just feels better to be surrounded by family. The only person I have really been able to talk to is my mom and I try to be strong because I don't want her to know how badly I'm hurting.

I suppose I lived my life thinking my father was dead or something like that so to meet him and hear him tell me he loves me and that he thinks I'm a wonderful person was both amazing and horrifying at the same. I haven't from him since my trip and I am just realizing that each day that goes by it breaks my heart even more. It's foolish to think that the man who abandoned his entire family without any regard would just turn a new leaf and suddenly take interest. However, it would be a complete lie if I didn't admit how good it felt to hear that he thought i was beautiful and smart. Every child wants their parents to love them... and to realize this man had been living a life without me and my family it's so incredibly hurtful. He never paid a cent of child support, never tried to contact us, and we had just assumed he was dead.

The last month has been so hard. Things that used to bring me joy only distract me for just a little while, I don't feel like going anywhere or doing anything and when I do it's because I'm forcing myself. It's hard to focus on school and most of the time I just want to watch movies and just check out. All of this is emphasized by the fact that I have a birthday soon and I'm getting older and I feel like I have nothing to show for. How did so much time go by? I don't feel like doing anything crazy, I just literally feel like doing nothing and seeing no one. I just wake up every day wanting to stay in bed and slap a happy look on my face and force myself through it all.

Mostly, I want to just run away from this life and start over. I wish I was done with school so I could find the first job as far away as possible. Maybe this all sounds stupid and crazy but it's just how I feel. Most children of single parents at least know where their other parent is or have met them and to find out he was so close this whole time and rejected us from his life is unbelievable. I just don't know where to go from here or how to heal from this and it gets harder everyday. I feel like crying and hold back because I usually have someplace to be and being a basket case isn't an option.

I suppose it's silly for me to have assumed that this would all be easy and I'd get over it immediately, but that's almost how I think everyone else expects it to be. It's disappointing to realize how little people actually care about others. I guess not that many people know, but those who do... I call them to talk and they don't answer or call back and my faith in friends and most of my family is lost. The only person who I can say has truly been there is my mother and that's not surprising because she always has been. How do I move on from this and not feel bitter and cheated? I just want to move on and feel happy,but that's easier said than done.

I didn't write this for a pity party or sympathy, it's much faster than handwriting and just a way of getting out what I feel. It's also not a cry for help, because at the end of the day I'll have to help myself.
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07/22/11 11:45- ID#54757

lions, tigers, bobcats, oh my!

so i really don't like az anymore... but for today i will.

why, you ask?

i am getting ready for work and there is a bobcat in my backyard!!!!!

it's like i live in a nature preserve... which is kinda awesome.

i'm still moving away as soon as i finish school. unless my mom bribes me with a sweet car and a condo... not likely.

i want to live in a place with monkeys.... costa rica???

bob cats are really beautiful... coolest moment of my week thus far. :o)

i had the camera and then it jumper over the wall, grrrrrrrrr.
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06/19/11 03:43- ID#54537

father's day

it's hard not having a father on father's day. it's hard not having one at all...

my mom's bf, well his kids don't do anything for him. i offered to take him out for dinner...

we will see what he says.... but i just don't want him to feel sad. i am feeling kinda sad, but it will pass.

;)
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06/15/11 12:37- ID#54497

holiday mode

is now my official phrase for this summer.

the people i work for have a button inside their fridge that says, "holiday mode". what does this mean for a fridge???

for a person, more specifically me, it means low levels of stress and high levels of fun and fancy....

my summer has been mostly that so far...

12 hrs of children and me tomorrow, getting a good nights rest.

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06/06/11 11:23- ID#54435

creeper

i met this guy once, gave him my number...

big mistake. i have never had a stalker, so i guess this is the closest it gets. he has been calling and texting at all hours.

did he not get the clue when i stopped responding? i never even went on a date with him and i don't even remember his name.

pretty sure it is time for him to move on to pursuing a female that will actually talk to him.

in the same way, when a guy stops responding to my calls or texts, i stop. i even do regular delete sweeps through my phone and remove people i don't speak to anymore or am angry with so i don't make a mistake and text or call.

the only people i wouldn't dare delete are my family and oldest friends... but everyone else is fair game. maybe this makes me weird but i don't care.

that being said, at least there is one guy who really wants to date me... even though he will never get a date, it is a somewhat nice feeling to be wanted.

i went to my friend's house yesterday, and she and her husband have created this insane huge garden in their backyard, and they have so many different things growing. bamboo, pumpkins, herbs, peaches, oranges, zucchini, peppers.... it was really neat and it made me feel like i should take on more tasks like that and be creative. or maybe i can just visit their garden when i have the urge...

much respect to those who garden, i don't like getting dirty or lifting things or sweating when it is not for a workout or dancing. i do however like gardens, and tea, and tiny little sandwiches and cakes...
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06/04/11 01:12- ID#54422

new york!

so i am going to the city in a few weeks to help my sis move. i am taking this job very seriously, and i have amped up my workouts even though she is hiring movers and i won't really need to lift anything. i want to be strong and fit just in case.

it's really happening at the perfect time, i miss ny and i miss my sis. plus we have lots of fun activities planned:

reception at the mandarin oriental, one of my fav hotels that i've never stayed at but i just love it. everything about it is classy and beautiful... did i mention that hotels are one of my fav things in the world?! the nice ones of course... i am sure they also serve great drinks with top notch ingredients... which is also important to me.

we are going to get awesome bedazzled nails as well...

also, my sis's crazy scientist friend is having a bday! so that will be fun. well, she's not so much crazy and she is just very smart and pretty too... and she can sing so i am jello. and she runs a million miles, and i want to run too in central park but i really hate running...

ok, and of course pizza.


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06/01/11 11:07- ID#54401

lost and found

at my house its located in the washing machine where i found my broken hearing aids.... that's a 4 grand sound system wrecked...

i have no clue how, i checked my laundry i tore the house apart....

the best part?! now that i have them and they're broken i pay nothing for them to be fixed..... double yay!!!!

i still have a broken heart though.... i wish they could just be sent to be fixed.

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06/01/11 12:06- ID#54396

being deaf sucks

i swear i thought i was on the upside of everything...

lost my hearing aids. zero clue to where they could be. i didn't bring them out with me over the weekend because i went to a hotel and pool party...

had them saturday morning... and now they have vanished. they are nude colored and tiny... the worst thing ever to try and find.

already ordered new ones, for $700 and that's after insurance coverage. better then $3000 but still...

i am going to be very sad for a day and then get over it.
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05/28/11 02:00- ID#54368

back with jillian micheals

we have been on and off for a few years now...

it's a difficult relationship. it's just so much work and i feel like i put in all the effort.

i can honestly understand why she wants to adopt and never wants to have a baby of her own. getting super fit is pretty much the hardest thing ever and takes so much time and effort, the thought of destroying a fit body to balloon and have a baby...

i may eventually adopt as well. plus the percentage of successful marriages in america is pathetic.

anyway, i made my mom do the workout with with me, and it's nice to have someone suffer along with me.

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