8/23/10

guest post: curls and coffee


happy monday beautiful readers!
while i'm away in california,
i've scheduled a few posts to keep you company.
this one's from sam of unconventionally beautiful.
enjoy!

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Hiya Readers, I'm your new friend Sam! Aside from being 20-something and having a passion for snuggling, Meg & I have one more thing in common : Curls and Coffee.

So here are two little life lessons I've learned from each.

Curls
Blame it on Marrisa Cooper, but for some reason every girl in private school in Southern California, at some time or another, wants or has blonde hair. I am no exception. It took me 3 years of dyejobs and straightening to finally give up, and give into my dark roots. Now I'm a happy, kinky haired brunette, but it wasn't easy. At first, I hated my messy mop, but eventually I learned that fighting against something is a waste of time. You have to work with what life gave you, and sometimes those things {like my hair} are big and out of your control.

Coffee
When I graduated from college I envisioned myself going forth and achieving my dreams but here I sit, one year later, working for minimum wage in a restaurant with my diploma on my fridge. Often when customers find out that I'm a college graduate they'll say "Really? Than what are you doing working here?" and sometimes I ask myself the same question. Working in the service industry is frustrating, and exhausting when every person you meet thinks they are the most important person in the world (and their iced-non-fat-mochachino is the most important cup of coffee). But, life, and my work day, are a lot more meaningful when I treat them like they are. Maybe I'm not saving the world just yet, but I might be saving someone's morning. A listening ear and a hot latte can go a long way. 



{the coffee mugs image was taken
by sam on her old Pentax k1000... gorgeous!}

8 comments:

  1. Love your outlook!

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  2. i love this blog!

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  3. you sure are saving our day :D

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  4. yah i love this blog 2! soo pretty!~

    thanks for sharing

    xx

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  5. We seem to be into some of the same things. I just started my own blog, and I would really appreciate some suggestions or comments! I thank you in advance if you decide to check out my blog and give me some feedback.
    http://lady-gabby.blogspot.com/

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  6. love this post! i too have curly, unruly hair and a degree that's not being put to good use! also, that photo is gorgeous! i actually just got a pentax k100! i had a simple point and shoot before, so i have a lot to learn!

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  7. thanks ladies, and thank you meg! I had so much fun stopping by and saying hi to your amazing readers!

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  8. Aw Sam is my best friend and I just love this post, especially because our curls (and caffeine!) are what brought us together! New to your blog and loving it :)

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