(Tank top: Borrowed from mom, Dress: Kohls, Belt: Thrifted, Shoes: Maurices)
In case you're wondering, I am in fact creeping on my bedroom window in the last picture. I'm bizarre.
When I was younger, I started writing in a "diary." Really, it was just a composition notebook I put stickers on the outside of. The first time I ever wrote in it was in 2003 and there are entries sporadically up until 2009. I still have this "diary" and let me tell you, it is HILARIOUS. I would write in excess detail about things because I always had a dream of showing it to my kids in the future and obviously they needed to know every detail about my best friends. On the top of different pages, there are hearts that say "Current Crush" and have a boys name inside. Young Amanda was all over keeping track of everything.
In a lot of ways, I'm still very much like this. If you ask most people that know me well, I am a documenter. I take pictures of things constantly in order to not forget them. I write so I'll have things to look back on. Although this constant need to document sometimes gets in the way of just letting me enjoy moments, I am already so glad that I have so many things to look at from the past, whether pictures or words. It's amazing to me to be able to see how I have grown and transformed into such a different person with each passing year and new experience. I think that's something all of us bloggers have in common and it's nice to know I'm not alone in my love for documentation of moments, feelings, and events.