Monday, July 21, 2008

Hello. My name is Kristen.

I'm 22 years old but I feel like I'm still 17.

I am 5'4" and I have curly hair. I still live at home with my parents. And I'll probably continue to do so until I either a.) get married or b.) finish school.
Sometimes I don't want to get married. And sometimes I don't want to finish school. Sometimes I just don't want to grow up.

I love going to bed late and waking up before the sun. Long naps in the afternoon are the best.

I have found my soulmate. He is my best friend. He knows me better than I know myself. He sings me songs on his guitar and tickles my back when I'm tired. He brings me Diet Coke and candy bars when I've had a hard day at work. He'll just hug me and let me cry when I'm having a bad day. He listens to my whining without complaining. He believes in me. He loves me even with all my little quirks. He is gone for awhile but he'll be back soon and then we'll be together again forever.

I've been known to over-analyze every situation. I overreact to almost everything.
Unfortunately, I'm somewhat of a hypochondriac. Right now, I'm worried that I have skin & thyroid cancer and a blood clot. And working at a hospital doesn't help.

I love running. Sometimes I think I'm addicted to the endorphins.

I avoid confrontation at all cost.
My opinions are easily swayed.
I've found that if I say I don't like someone, it's usually because I haven't gotten to know them yet.

I like to eat my food at room temperature. Please don't give me hot food. Because then I'll just have to wait until it cools. I refuse to eat unless I have a light, a table and friends.
And I can't drink soda pop unless it has been poured over ice.

I love photography, lomography, and polaroids. Candid photos, old photos, and yellow-tinted photos filled with happy memories of days long past. I aspire to be a photographer one day. I need to purchase a real camera first. And then learn how to use it.
I get nostalgic and wistful often. Especially when looking at old vintage photographs. Which I love to do. Sometimes I think I was supposed to be born in the 1920's.

I love running around barefoot in the green grass and sunshine.
I love wildflowers, mountains, rope swings and riverbeds.
The pacific coast, sand, blue skies, fluffy white clouds, gulls, seashells, and pirates.
The circus, carousels, love, and county fairs.
Adventures, long walks, sunday drives, picnics, blankets and teddy bears.
Old houses, chandeliers, lace, pearls, thrifting, antique shops, estate sales and anything vintage.
Stargazing, the full moon, sunsets, thunderstorms and falling asleep to the rain.
Deep conversations, blank notebooks, classic novels and poems that are beautiful.

My dream has always been to run off and live in a big city where no one knows who I am.
Traveling is another one of my dreams. I want to see the world. And one day I will.

I believe that love is the answer. I just wish that everyone else in the world would see that too.
And I believe that life is beautiful.