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IMG_6767Dear Succulents,
I tried not to buy into the succulent craze that has swept the nation in recent years, but I officially give in. You are SO cool. My friend took me to a succulent nursery the other day and I was amazed. I need to get some of you for my room in Germany.

Dear Rob Bell,
You are a great author and speaker. I’m currently reading your book “What we talk about when we talk about God” and it does not disappoint.

Dear Little Brother,
You are such a tease. I only got to spend a few hours with you yesterday before you were off again! But I sure to love the time we have together 🙂

Dear Germany,
Two and a half weeks. I’m coming for you.

Dear Hair,
Not sure what to do with you these days. Any thoughts?

Dear Summer,
You simultaneously flew by and took your sweet time.

Dear Tattoo,
That’s right, I got a second tattoo. You look more and more beautiful to me each day. I hope I’m not getting too addicted to tattoos…;p

P.s. photo from the Grand Canyon this past June

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IMG_7861Dear “Gilmore girls”,
I started watching you again for the third time and you never disappoint. But to be honest, I’m still a little miffed about the ending of the revival. I won’t spoil it here, but it sure was a cliffhanger and now I’m thinking we need another revival to satiate us.

Dear Quote,
The other day I heard, “No one hangs hard times on the wall.” That really spoke to me for some reason. It is so easy to assume everyone is fairing better than you at any given moment, but the truth is we are all dealing with the sadness and pain of life. You are never alone in hardship, ever.

Dear Paddle Board,
I enjoyed taking you out for a spin on the lake last night. But all those jet skiers were zipping around me making the water choppy and I had a hard time getting much of anywhere.

Dear Texas,
You sure are hot during the summer. Boy, just when I think it can’t get any hotter, it does! Maybe I’m a California weather wimp, but I still am not used to it.

Dear Coffee,
Just reminding you how much I love you. Never forget.

Dear “The Lilac Girls”,
Just started this new book and am already a fourth of the way through. Historical fiction is my jam.

Dear Germany,
Are you as excited as I am for my return on August 23rd? I sure hope so, cuz I can’t hardly think of anything else!

P.s. Photo from our time in Bar Harbor, Maine 🙂

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IMG_3822Dear Maine,

You stole me heart. I’ll be back for it later.

Dear Vacation,

I forgot how great you can be for the soul.

Dear 22nd Birthday,

Well, you came and went and left me another year older. My dad and I saw the musical “Mathilda” in downtown Fort Worth 🙂

Dear Frankfurt,

Can’t believe I get to see you again in two months!

Dear George Saunders,

Just started reading your new book “Lincoln in the Bardo.”

Dear “S-Town”,

Shoot, you were quite the podcast. NPR always blows my mind.

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Dear School,
I can’t believe I’m done with you forever. We’ve had a good sixteen year run, you and I.

Dear Nora Ephron,
I just started reading your book “I Remember Nothing.” Really well written.

Dear Car,
Why’d you have to go and stop working? I got you a new starter, so you’d better kick back into gear, ok? Cuz I gotta drive you across Texas next month!

Dear Family,
Thanks for coming to my three hour long graduation and sitting in the baking sun. It meant a lot.

Dear President of Pepperdine,
The note you wrote me to congratulate me for receiving the Fulbright really made my day. That was so kind.

Dear Polaroid,
Finally bought more film for you, and watched a Youtube tutorial that informed me I have been using you incorrectly for the past YEAR. Geez, I gotta make up for lost time.

Dear Mele,
You are a quality friend to me. Can we get married already?

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Dear “500 Days of Summer” soundtrack,
I’ve always enjoyed listening to you. Music can really make or break a movie in my opinion!

Dear Fulbright,
Can I just find out about you already?! I’m loosing my mind. I guess patience is not my best attribute.

Dear Graduation,
Seven weeks. Let me say it again: seven. weeks.

Dear Coffee,
I’ll never stop loving you, ok?

Dear Screenplay,
Geez, you’re not progressing as quickly as I’d like. I should really get a move on!

Dear Hair,
Not sure what to do with you these days. Maybe a mullet?

Dear Parents,
Have fun in Cambodia, Vietnam and Seoul these next three week!

Dear song “Psalm 23”,
Obsessed with you. Look it up on Youtube, it’s by Reality San Francisco.

 

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Dear Community Group,
I love you and can’t wait to serve at the Hollywood Winter Shelter with you on Saturday. We are preparing a hot breakfast for more than 250 homeless people in Los Angeles, and I’m excited to meet some of them, hear their stories and share a meal.

Dear Guitar,
I think I’m getting better at you. Maybe.

Dear Mele,
I can’t believe how close we’ve gotten this year. You are such a gem of a friend who just ‘gets me’, no questions asked.

Dear Valentines Day,
Honestly, I almost forgot you even existed. Is that bad? I’ve got to cook up a fun way to show my friends and family I love them!

Dear Fulbright,
Gosh it’s hard to wait to hear your results. I won’t find out if I get you until the end of March/beginning of April.

Dear Internet,
You’re funny, but also really crazy sometimes.

Dear “Bridge of Spies”,
You are a great movie! I loved the setting in East and West Berlin in 1960. Plus, it was kind of cool to translate the German for my friends!

Dear Politics,
Currently trying to balance staying informed about you with staying sane. Not an easy task!

P.s. Photo of the adorable little angel I babysit (cheeeeeese!)

 

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Dear Rain,
Wow, it’s good to see you again old friend. It’s been too long since last you made your presence known in Southern California. Stay awhile, won’t you?

Dear “The West Wing”,
You are surprisingly addictive. I can feel myself getting sucked in already, which is not good considering you have seven seasons…

Dear Fulbright,
I just heard I was selected as a semi-finalist! Thank you, I can’t tell you how much this means to me. Now I hurry up and wait till March.

Dear Monday,
I was dreading you until school was cancelled due to the many road closures caused by landslides! Oh beautiful, joyous Monday! You are my new favorite day of the week.

Dear Women’s March,
It was a profound, deeply impactful experience to march on Saturday. Something special happened, that I’m sure of. You were the largest organized march in US history. Bravo.

Dear NPR,
Gosh, keep up the good work!

Dear “Old School”,
Props to you, Tobias Wolff, for writing such a stellar novel.

Dear Novella,
I should be much further with you than I am. And by further, I mean I should have started writing you a long time ago…uh oh.

Dear Guitar,
My guitar class has proven so insightful! Thanks of being a gorgeous instrument.

P.s. Photo from the Women’s March

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Dear Christmas break,
You’re over already?! Just when I was really settling into a routine of laziness, you decide to end. Thanks for being great while you lasted though 🙂

Dear second semester,
I have a love/hate relationship with you. On the one hand, I am looking forward to spending time with my friends in beautiful Malibu, but on the other hand I have AWFUL senioritis.

Dear La La Land,
You left me speechless! I am proud to be from Los Angeles. It was so fun to see Emma Stone and Ryan Goseling dancing and singing their way around my city.

Dear computer,
I think I need to replace you. Sorry, but you’re just too slow.

Dear future,
Youre simultaneously liberating and terrifying.

 

 

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Dear Turkey,
Personally I find you dry. Sorry, I just can’t get on the turkey train. Does that make me un-American?
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Dear “The Great Gatsby”,
I am reading you for the fourth time right now. And honestly, you just keep getting better and better. It’s no wonder you’re a classic. You deserve the title old sport.screen-shot-2016-11-23-at-9-43-53-am
Dear Wall Family,
Thanks for taking me in this Thanksgiving. You are my adopted family for sure! I feel so at home with you 🙂
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Dear Parents,
I hope you’re having fun galavanting around Europe for your work conference. The pictures and texts suggest you’re soaking up every second of it. Can you take me in your suitcase next time please?

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Dear Gilmore girls,
Friday can’t come soon enough. Thank you for making four new episodes, you are golden.screen-shot-2016-11-23-at-9-45-48-am
Dear Coffee,
Still love you long time, never forget.screen-shot-2016-11-23-at-9-46-08-am
Dear H&M Jeans,
I wear you approximately four times per week. At least. You are fraying at the seams and your holes are ripping so wide they’re almost not fashionable anymore. But I love you dearly and can’t imagine life without you. Never leave me. I’ve peaked in the jean department, it’s all down hill from here.

P.s. a few photos from my ‘secret’ Instagram account

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img_2089Dear Halloween,
Thanks for being so chill. My friend Jessica came over and we cooked dinner and baked cookies. Several rounds of trick-or-treaters stopped by the house and I loved seeing their costumes and giving them candy! We even handed out some of the cookies we baked, so you could say we were the ‘cool house.’

Dear November,
Welcome! I’m still in shock that you’ve arrived. Thanksgiving is this month, which means Christmas is right around the corner. The weather has finally cooled off and I’ve busted out my sweaters that were languishing in the back of my closet. It’s nice to have you.

IMG_2057.JPGDear Winnie,
While babysitting you today, I asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” to which you replied, “25.” Yes, yes I think that’s a perfectly reasonable answer.

Dear Sarah,
You are such a loyal friend. I adore our coffee dates and deep conversations. Thanks for everything, I don’t say it enough.

img_2058Dear Texas,
I’m coming for ya on Friday! Can’t wait to visit my parent’s house again and go to a Baylor football game on Saturday. I hope I understand whats going on…I’m not very sporty.

Dear “Stardust”,
I watched you for the first time last night, and I must admit I was pleasantly surprised. Your four star rating on Netflix is well deserved. Your plot is intricate and beautifully executed and the characters are dynamic. Plus, you feature Robert De Niro as a cross-dressing pirate so…enough said.

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I miss you.

Dear LA County Museum of Art (LACMA),
It had been ages since I’d visited you, but I’m so glad I finally did on Sunday afternoon. I particularly enjoyed your Andy Warhol exhibit. img_2087