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Confessions of an Active Mind: My Sweetest Downfall


My mind was so active when I was younger that I found it hard to sleep. I can remember nights staring at my self-made "Half a World Away" poster for hours on end until I realized it was the next morning and I hadn't slept a wink. 

My brain is never ending. Maybe most brains are this way...I don't know. All I know is, I always have something on my mind and sometimes those things are hilarious (if I do say so myself) and other times they are simply weird. Read on if I haven't scared you yet, and you care to know more.♥ I love how certain songs make me feel like I'm high above a mountain top with the sun kissed on my skin and not a care in the world. Currently, those songs happen to be Samson by Regina Spektor, Mango Pickle Down River  by M.I.A. and Breathe Me  by Sia (which I first heard in a 2009 episode of The Hills--remember that show?). Does music ever make you feel weightless, powerful, weak and infinite all at the same time?
♥ I judge. I can't help myself. I judge people for making stupid jokes. I judge people for not realizing when it's time to shut up. I judge people for wearing things I would never be caught dead in. But I think most people judge; it only matters if you're a bitch about it or not. Yes, your joke isn't anywhere near funny, but I commend you for having the gall to say it.
♥ The fact that Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross was born 3 days after me, 1 year before, in the same city that I was born in (Kingston) makes me feel the need to compare myself to her. It doesn't really make any sense when you think about it. She's been training to win a 400-meter race for years, while I've been trying on outfits and filling my closet with one too many pairs of shoes (first world problem) so I don't see why I need to compare myself to a world champion Olympian. Clearly, something's wrong with me. Or maybe there should be an Olympic game for outfit posts. They already have one for trampoline.
♥ Sometimes I think I'm the coolest. I mean, rolled up sleeves on a leather jacket kind of cool. I mean, shifting gears in manual even though you drive an automatic kind of cool. I mean, I don't know that lame song because I don't even listen to the radio kind of cool. I mean, knowing the lyrics to Mo Money, Mo Problems kind of cool. I mean, embellished cut out heels with spikes and studs kind of cool. Cooler than sliced bread.

Do you confess to having an active mind?

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  1. Those are brilliant...my mind is always active, full of ideas and things to create. I have to carry around a notebook to get everything down. I wake up at crazy hours just to write something down. I wish my mind would sleep sometimes. but it just keeps going. Happy Friday xx

  2. haha i love what you wrote there!
    yeah i kinda of feel like that sometimes but im too cool to say it out loud!! :-D

  3. I enjoyed reading your confessions. Music makes me an emotional mess sometimes and I have a tendency to think I'm one of the cool kids for sure (and knowing the lyrics to Mo Money, Mo Problems makes us both cool in my book lol).

    My mind is always running. Like the commenter above mentioned, I also keep a journal with me at all times and my note-taking apps on my phone are full of musings, ramblings, and ideas. I have to do a better job of letting it relax from time to time, though.

    Have a great weekend :-)

  4. I ENJOYED reading this post SO MUCH! Its like you are my long lost sister. Ha! Well I feel and think all those things too ..

    And often, like you said, its just that people don't have the guts to admit what/who they are.

    You are cool girl. Swaying your head in a convertible while on a long drive kinda cool :D

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  5. Yes, definitely my mind is always active! I think it's a good thing though, especially when you need to have loads of ideas in a job daily ... I go through sketchbooks and pocket notebooks like changing heels! lol :-) Loving those image quotes! Happy weekend!

  6. Hahaha, I love this! Judging, the cool problem and the size 2 issue are so me.

  7. Cherrrrrryyyylllll! Love this post! I wanna comment on all u posted but that would mean a mini essay. Let's just say I totes understand what you wrote, esp. the judging part....hey, don't judge:P

  8. I am falling in love with you a little more now:-) Great post! And I agree with the Facebook Judgement! LOL!

  9. I, too, have an active mind :)
    Love all these quotes!!


  10. totally relate to your post. I do have a very active mind...sometimes for the worse. I wish it was always for the better! I'm constantly over-thinking things...especially big decisions that involve me. It's incredibly tiring sometimes. I'm always my own worst critic and this is just bad for the emotional state. But, at the end, I'm grateful for the small things...that I can think for myself, that I have someone in my life who can tolerate it, and that I'm able to live the life that I decide to live.


  11. Just hope you find a time to calm your mind and get rest...you need it, to be so active ;). Of course we all judge but what you do with it is the test of your character. With the anonymity of the internet, I wish people would just keep things to themselves. If you wouldn't say it to someone's face, don't say it, even if it's directed at a celebrity. Oh, and you are awesome. If you don't pat yourself on the back, who will?

  12. You definitely have a creative spirit. I love that!

  13. I have to admit I obsess over somethings more than I should, in one way it's good-when it comes to design, but when it comes to regular life like interacting with people etc. it can get nuts.
    I love the first quote-It's great advice for someone deciding on getting engaged or married.

  14. Hi Cheryl, enjoyed reading through this post, Its so refreshing that you brought these things to light, I am also guilty of some things that are similar. Thanks for sharing and for the cute ecards!

  15. Great post Cheryl, I love the post, I'm beautiful and smart, but not a size 2 ;)

  16. I love all of these. I found that second one particularly funny and true. I really like the first one. It certainly reflects where I am in my life at the moment.

  17. Haha! I so love this post, Cheryl - I feel like I learned so much more about you!! :)

  18. love everything!

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  19. awesome....I totally agree!!!!! you post the best of all quote!!! have a great sunday:)


  20. This is one of my favorite posts of yours. I think its written very well and I definitely enjoyed reading it!

    Loved the quotes Cheryl!


  21. I love how honest you are with all of these quotes!



  22. I love that you post these on Facebook. The eCards are my favorite. I think I have liked all of them!

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  23. Aaah, what a fun post - love your honesty and all those quotes are hi-larious!

  24. I can never meditate because my mind just won't stop!!

  25. it never stops... especially now with the job filling up so much space in it... ha!

  26. I love the 2nd picture!



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