Breezy Days: Guest Post: "Little Tranquility"


January 3, 2012

Guest Post: "Little Tranquility"

Hello everyone! Hope everyone is back into the swing of things, whether that be school or work.
I have a guest post for you guys today from Amanda who blogs at 'Little Tranquility'.
She is a midwestern girl who loves sunshine, traveling, vintage, vegetarianism, chai tea, animals, and blogging!

I asked her some questions about her blog and about herself...enjoy!
1. What is your blog all about? And what are some things that your readers should know about you while reading your blog?
I moved to Washington, DC over the summer from Wisconsin, so I started the blog mainly to keep my friends and family back home up-to-date on my new life on the East coast. But, Because my boyfriend travels a lot of his job, I started traveling with him and my blog sort of turned into a travel blog for a while since I wasn't in DC much of the first couple months I lived here.
{I've posted about my trips to Anguilla, Puerto Rico, and Qatar so far.}
I haven't travled in a few months though, so I started posting about other things that interest me: like pretty DIYs, photography, music, etc! I want to continue posting as often as I can about things like this, but I also plan on keeping with the travel theme and writing about my trips as often as I can.
2. Do you think that leggings are appropriate as a substitute for pants? Why or why not?
Hmmm, I think sometimes leggings look cute with a babydoll shirt or a short dress. I wear them like that sometimes, but I don't know if they substitute for pants exactly. I wouldn't think of wearing a shirt with them. They're sort of like tights to me. I'd at least want my bottom covered by something other than leggings, haha.

3. How did you meet your other half, Andrew?
Andrew and I met only 6 months ago {on the internet!} and my life has changed dramatically since. He's the greatest :) I feel so luck to know him, and he's proof that there are still good-hearted guys out there who only want the best for the people they love. <3 
You can read our story HERE.
4. What is your favorite book and why? And is the book really better than the movie?
My favorite book is The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, but Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer is also a favorite. I've been in love with Sylvia Plath since I was 14, and I even have a Plath tattoo! I actually wrote a blog post about why I love her which you can find HERE
I think a movie came out in the 70's but I've never seen it. I'll have to look into that. There are rumors that a new version is coming out next year and Julia Stiles is going to play Esther Greenwood! That's so exciting. I hope the rumors are true!

It's hard to pick between the book and the movie for 'Into the Wild' since they're both incredible and 'Into the Wild' is my all-time favorite movie {and I'm deeply in love with Emile Hirsch} but if I had to choose, I suppose I'd go with the book mainly because the book includes a lot of Chris McCandles' acutal writing. He was an amazing guy. You should definitely check out the book AND the movie if you haven't already! You won't be disappointed.

5. Finally, what is your biggest learning experience and why?
I'd have to say my biggest learning experience took place almost a year ago today. I was in a 6 year relationship with a guy and decided I didn't want to be with him anymore. Leaving was hard, but I knew it was for the best. I hadn't been alone since I was 16 years old and I was afraid to venture out into the world as a single adult, since it was something I had never done before. I never gave myself a chance to be my own person since the two of us always did everything together. So, I packed my bags, moved out of his house, and found an apartment in a new city, distancing myself from him. It was hard, but I'm so glad I did it.
I think everyone should experience complete aloneness once in their life. It makes you a stronger person and you learn a lot about yourself. When you only have yourself to lean on, you view everything in a very different light.
That being said, I'm so happy now with Andrew. He has proven to me that there is such a thing as beautiful beginnings. I took time to grow as a person and now being with him is easy. I don't always relay on him and I make decisions independently. That's how it should be, right? There's nothing wrong with being alone, but when you can be happy with your partner 100% of the time, I think you can consider yourself pretty lucky. :)

Loved her post, I can totally relate with feeling extremely lucky to be with the person I am. But it is also really important to spend time with yourself and become the person you want. 
Check out Amanda's blog HERE.

<3 Bri

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