24 Oct

Hi. I’m Mary Rose! It is the day after my birthday and I am officially late in starting this blog. I had promised myself, and my hypercritical friends, that my “blog launch” would be on my 20th birthday, but I was too busy eating pancakes and soaking up unnecessary attention to even think about starting my blog…and I’m OK with a 24-hour delay. My idea of starting a blog literally began with me dying my hair red, storming into my roommate’s bedroom, rolling around on her bed, and melodramatically declaring that I was in the midst of a mid-life crisis—or I suppose a quarter-life crisis is more accurate. It just hit me one day that I wasn’t accomplishing all of the things that I wanted to be accomplishing. I am currently an advertising student at the University of Texas at Austin, and although I enjoy school, the things that truly get me excited aren’t found in a classroom. If I let my irresponsible side take over, I would do nothing but drag my friends to vintage boutiques, bake banana bread, sew dresses, and decorate my house with handmade crafts. With stresses from school and work, it is so easy set aside all of the things I want to do in order to accomplish what I have to do. What I need is some balance. Some inspiration. Some motivation. After enduring a month of my friends making fun of me, uttering “Oh, why don’t you blog about it?” after everything I say, I think I’m finally ready to make this thing official. So without further ado, welcome to Retrosepect.


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