Summertime Blues

11:11 AM


I have never been one to exceed at anything in particular. I have too many interests to focus in on one alone and I tend to take on too many things at once so I never become fully exceptional at any of them. I love to read, I read a lot but in short bursts and I forget after awhile if I have read certain books or not. I love to cook, but I fail to follow any cookbooks or recipes and I tend to make the same things over and over only with slight variation. I like to exercise, but I fail to keep at it, and get disappointed easily. I love to paint my toenails but I do not have a steady hand. I love to write stories and poems, but they are mostly slap-stick and I fail to form plots or meaning. I don't mind though.


I like that I don't dedicate all of my time and energy into one activity or passion because there are so many things out there to try. I like that I get frustrated when I burn stir-fry because then I can try again, and I am fully aware that I am human. What I like most of all, is that while people may know that I have many interests, they also know not to expect too much of me. When my friends come over and we are ready to go out and want me to do their makeup, I used to fear that I would mess it up so bad and they would get mad. Now I just make them aware that I am working out of a caboodle box and using wet n' wild, not the makeup counter at Macy's. When co-workers can tease me for reading Moby Dick, and Buffy the Vampire slayer comics, I look at it as being well-rounded. When Kyle comes home from work to feast on my "special", I know that he will be just as geeked eating macaroni with cheese and slices of hot-dogs instead of chicken Alfredo.


I think the best is my "fashion-sense". Enough people know about my blog and that I post outfit pictures regularly, but I love the fact that I can come into work, looking like the perfect little secretary in heels and a pretty skirt and then waltz in the next day in my Teenage Mutant ninja turtles T and know that I will be posting both outfits. They know I love clothes, but they never expect me to know what is in style. Like I said, they don't expect much of me, and I know that it sounds bad, but I love being the mediocre me that I am.
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Shirt & shorts-Thirfted
Shoes & purse-Target
Belt-F21

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  1. One doesn't have to master a subject to perform it with excellence. You can have many interests and do them all well. I hope you don't really think of yourself as mediocre. It's like giving up to early too soon. Commit not to an interest but to excellence. Do everything that you do, to the best of your ability. Don't half-ass living your life. LIVE it well. Then you could never be mediocre.

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  3. I really love this post, its honest and genuine and oh so Sara! I too can never pick just one interest. I read a variety of authors (occasionally going on a particular author binge), listen to tons of genres of music, like the latest action thriller in theaters as well as that painful indie drama on lonely individuals, I wear a leather jacket one day with flannel and motorcycle boots and the next a bright pink skirt and a blouse. its fun to always deviate from peoples expectations and just be a little freakin weird from time to time. I've never really understood those women who seem to have everything figured out, who have that signature style. Like when Sofia Coppola designed a collection of bags for Louis Vuitton a few years ago that were meant to reflect her and her signature style, I couldn't help but think, "Wow, well there's a woman who truly knows who she is and what she wants. And who has had a classic individual style since age 25....god, that sounds boring" haha I like changing it up and surprising both myself and others!

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  4. I remember when a teacher that didn't like me told me I was a jack of all trades and a master of none. At first I took it as he meant it, as an insult but then I realized I wouldn't want to only know one thing. I love that my nicknames throughout life have been Discovery Channel and Wikipedia. I've come to be ok with the fact I'm not going to be the next picasso cause really I don't want to put that much energy into it.
    You aren't mediocre, we're awesome. And we should go to the middle school and run on the track together. how's that for being out of the blue. :)

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  5. "I have never been one to exceed at anything in particular. I have too many interests to focus in on one alone and I tend to take on too many things at once so I never become fully exceptional at any of them."

    I swear I say the same thing almost once a month, in these exact words. You are an amazing girl Sara. I honestly feel like we were meant to find each other on the web, though I don't remember how it happened. Do you?

    LOL, Weezer just came on my iTunes... 'American Girls' :) Anyway, you look amazing. And I totally get cha on the tshirt one day, pretty girly perfect the next. I'm the same. If only the sun wasnt down by the time I came home every day... you'd see. Man. I need an SLR and a good tripod. I'm saving, I'm saving.

    I want to run away.

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  6. This is such a good outlook to have. I tend to feel down on myself because I don't have one "passion" that I'm really good at...except loving my little family! But I do like that people don't expect too much from me, I just never thought about it until now! I like not feeling pressure!

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  7. Gorgeous outfit! I love your hair here! (well, always, but i meant that it looks especially rad here haha) ♥

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  8. the purse is cute! and yeah I make the same things over and over again too, but at least I like what I make so that's good lol, and exercising is just... a whole different story LOL

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  9. totally awesome summer look. its good to write. no matter what too. helps with the creativity in so many areas.

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  10. such an awesome purse. well, I dabble here and there and not really the master of anything. But keeping doing the things you love with a passion.

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  11. You are so adorable, as is your blog!
    I'm definitely following you now :)

    -Jess
    http://darknightholdtight.blogspot.com

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  12. being well-rounded is definitely not a crime. <3

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  13. i like your post, so honest and refreshing :) your outfit is so so pretty!



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  14. i love the location of these shots!

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  15. I think it's good to be well-rounded and have many interests! It's boring just to excel in just one hobby or interest :) Your hair is so cute here, did you tease it? I like it!

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  16. Hmmm... I don't think you're mediocre, Sara: I think you're eclectic. It's good to have varied tastes. You don't need to be master of them all; eventually you'll decide what you love most and become an expert at that. Hopefully, you'll still enjoy many other things as well, even at lesser levels of competence.

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  17. Ok, first of all, I am totally in love with how you have mixed florals here! The bag and skirt are adorable together. Second, I am very much the same way when it comes to "excelling" at things. When I was younger, I put all my energy into one activity. It didn't really work out as I hoped, so what I learned was that I should never limit myself to one thing, or expect to be "perfect" at one thing. I like knowing a fair amount about a lot of subjects. There's very little that I'm an "expert" in, but who cares? I find there's more to discuss and talk about with the other way.

    Anyway, I guess what I'm trying to say is I think it's much better to be unique and interesting, which you are, rather than to be easily pigeon-holed for one thing.

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  18. Wow!!! I'm the same way! Even with career aptitude tests and any test i take it's always split between two or three results because I'm interested in every thing but not in one thing. It's nice to find someone who is similar in that aspect!

    clothed much, a modest fashion blog

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  19. This is one of my favorite outfits- it's perfect for summer!

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  20. Great post, i really love your outfit.:)SarahD

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  21. I adored reading this post!
    We are quite alike :)

    I also love cooking but dont make me try weird things because I wont heheh I would love to be constant at exercising but I?m such a lazy bastard. And my hands are everything but steady hahaha

    I really like how your style changes from post to post. It's really vibrating and interesting to see them ^-^

    mwah lovely lady
    <3

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  22. your skirt pattern is gorgeous xxxx

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  23. I don't have your email or I'd write you in private.

    YOU are so NOT mediocre, and it takes pinache to pull off a life of varied interests. And that's a very good life.

    You've heard of the phrase: "Jack of all trade, master of none?" Well I used to get that thrown at me a lot, because I too like you am interested in so many things...our world is so big! But I know that in everything I do, it is with gusto, full feet in, and 100%, so can not and will not accept fair-to-middling in any of my endeavors.

    You are meant to be so much more than a mother, a worker, a blogger. YOU ARE SARA, and there's no one else who takes in the world the way you do, who loves the way you do, and who lives the way you do. No one. Not ever.

    And that kind of living is so very far from mediocre in my book.

    lots of love your way, amiga. xo. -Bella Q

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  24. hi sara nice bag

    you looks so sweet

    beautiful skirt



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  25. First of all, your hair totes reminds me of Mad Men - so cute! Second...sometimes being ordinary at tons of things, as opposed to being extraordinary at just one thing is the best way to be!! :)

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  26. lovely look
    your skirt is so cute!
    xx

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  27. you look stunning here! :)

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  28. Oh, my..."mediocre" is the last word I would ever think to use to describe you! I agree with my friend, the lovely shybiker, that you are eclectic, and I also agree that it's way more interesting being that way. I have often said the same kinds of things about myself, not being 100% "amazing," per se, at anything but being pretty good at a lot of different things, and I too like being that way. It keeps things from getting boring, and there is always new stuff to learn. I am good at drawing, singing, decorating, most anything creative, really, and I let go of the notion that all of it had to be perfect long ago. It's way more fun just to enjoy doing what I love for the sake of loving it! I am just good enough to participate in a lot of things and enjoy the different experiences of each. :) I may never be a professional singer and have a "real" album, for instance, but I made my own on my laptop and was totally satisfied just for having done it. haha

    I may not be able to say very many good things about my day job, but I too can go in wearing totally different styles from one day to the next, and that is pretty cool.

    I don't think you have anything to apologize for. You know who you are and accept and even love yourself for it, and not a lot of girls can say that! Way to go!!

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