Friday, April 13, 2012

Things I LOVE: Inner Strength

Let's talk about haters, nay-sayers & controllers. I've been bullied A LOT in my life. Something about me seems to attract bullying. And I'm not quite sure what it is, but all I know is that I've never let anyone actually bully me. Whether it means getting punched in the face, telling someone off or setting the record straight I've ALWAYS had my own back and have never had a problem standing up for myself.
And a strong person is something a bully doesn't always face. They seek out the weak and let me tell you Imma tough little cookie with a WHOLE lotta inner strength. I know very well that I'm the only one who can actually tear myself down. And WHY would I ever do that myself?
BUT I will tell you, haters & all, all I EVER wish for ANYONE is to be the BEST you can be. And hey, if you wanna be the best bully you can be, YOUR WASTE OF TIME - not mine.
I learned that I can only trust my own instincts. Although, I ALWAYS listen to advice and hear people out -- at the end of the day when I'm sleeping on my futon pad, on my floor; I am the only one who really knows how I feel & what feels right for me.
And let me tell, nothing has ever felt as right as this new little life I am building here in LA. I've never felt so me, so free, and so inspired. And the most exciting feeling is that my DREAMS (yup I have a LOT of dreams & goals) feel as if they are in reach -- FINALLY.

So thank you to all of you that supported me & continue to support me and to my haters (I KNOW YOU'RE READING) like Eliza Doolittle sang "just you WAIT (Enry Eiggens)."

To the haters that have apologized to me: MUCH PROPS. Change is hard and I know just as well as anyone. BUT it's also WORTH IT.

So what have I been up to?
My friend Cassandra drove my car down for me, pretty fun to drive after not driving for 2 months. Altough to be honest I've only driven twice since I got my car, but thank you Cassandra!!
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I bought a new headband that makes me SMILE!! I love things that make me HAPPY!!
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I attended a Keds + Opening Ceremony event at my favorite restaurant Eveleigh. I am TOTALLY obsessed with Keds. They are comfy, cute and so #GAW. The pointy sneakers are just too adorable!! They make me feel like I'm in the 60's & I'm just waiting for my boyfriend to PIN me!!
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Wyatt Hughes skected a picture of me at the event, so fun!
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I also attened a Coachella styling event hosted by Threadsence. I ADORE my new Unif Clothing flannel they hooked me up with, THANK YOU THREADSENCE.
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Last night I attended the Better Off Blonde show, I'm obsessed with their music, female empowerment with edge & humor and 90's tributes!! What's not to love?! I go to live shows here at least once a week and that makes this music lover VERY happy!!
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Happy weekend everyone & as always THANK YOU for reading!! Y'all are TOO good to me!!


  1. i am SO glad to see you HAPPY and LOVING LA!!! This is what you've needed!!!! You have SO many opportunities here and are making every last second count! You are such an amazing person inside and out and are someone I look up to! Love you!!!!

    1. You're too sweet maggie!! Thank you I needed that!! xoxo

  2. Love the pic of you in the car.

    1. Thank you suzy, you're like my have cheerleader =)

  3. Loving all your IG pics!!! Glad your enjoying life and living it up in LA- screw the haters!!- I'll be in LA at the end of the month, I'd love to see you!!

    x carlina

  4. You're totally living my dream-- being awesome in LA! xD Props for going for what you want in life Amber!

  5. I'm so happy that things are turning out for you. I quit my career of ten years to follow my dreams. Let's do this!

  6. You know, there's always going to be those people out there. I'm glad you've got the right attitude and welcome to LA!

  7. Stay positive, and keep on achieving your goals! I was also at the Keds preview, did I see you there? (I was there towards the end.) Would love to meet you. (I was at the Poshmark event, too, weren't you as well?)

  8. Stay strong and positive, Amazing Amber, just as you are doing!!! Seeing all your wonderful pictures since getting back to LA LA Land has made my heart smile for you...I can see how truly happy you are, and you deserve it!!! :)

  9. People can be so cruel, props for standing your ground. Those bullies are mean, sad people

  10. Good for you that you know exactly who you are! My dad always used to tell me (still does) Don't let people rent space in your head for free. That is exactly what you're doing when you give them one ounce of thought! I too was a tough cookie growing up and my confidence was mistaken for bitchiness. Girls still call me a bitch, because I am straightforward and no bullshit. What I find funny now at the ripe age of 26, is those traits that I was chastised for as a kid, all my friends seem to envy now. They are people pleasers and wish they had a little bit of my sass :) You just need to do you, and forget what everyone else thinks :)

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  12. Hi I’m Heather! Please email me when you get a chance! I have a question about your blog. HeatherVonsj(at)gmail(dot)com